2018
15.09

2018.09.15

The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop


A Film by Francesca Molteni, curated by Fulvio Irace with the Fondazione Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop produced by Muse. 

The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop

A Film by Francesca Molteni, curated by Fulvio Irace with the Fondazione Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop produced by Muse. UniFor, a Molteni Group company that designs and produces solutions for contemporary office spaces, in partnership with the Molteni Museum, renews its support for projects that foster debate about contemporary architecture, and promotes the film “The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop”.

 

A preview is scheduled for 22 September 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London – which is hosting the “Renzo Piano. The Art of Making Buildings” exhibition as from 15 September – as part of the Open House architecture Festival, on 5 October at the Museo MAXXI in Rome and at the Milano Design Film Festival (25-28 October 2018).

The film stems from the idea of the Archive as a physical, but also a virtual place. In particular, archives linked to a professional practice like an architect’s studio, a deposit of mixed materials (drawings, models, correspondence, photographs, but also audio video materials, sound documents, etc.), which reflect the identity of the Architect and his/her way of thinking and working. Apart from the rationale of keeping things in order, however, this kind of archive is also something that can trigger new research, create pathways, arouse curiosity, cast doubts and uncertainties, generate interpretations and bring the content of history to the attention of future generations.

UniFor has worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop since 2007. The projects completed with RPBW, along with the Parete RP partition wall system, include The New York Times (New York, 2007), New Parliament in La Valletta (Malta, 2015), Centro Direzionale Intesa SanPaolo (Turin, 2015), Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Athens, 2016), Jerome L. Greene Science Center Columbia University (New York 2017).

2019
09.08
august, the Molteni&C Contract Project by Vincent Van Duysen

2019.08.09

august, the Molteni&C Contract Project by Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen Architects’ turns 19th-century military hospital and its gardens into august, a modern-day sanctuary comprising of a Hotel, restaurant, bar, wellness, shop and gardens located in the vibrant city of Antwerp, Belgium.

2019
01.08
Contemporary Quirinale Project Sees Molteni&C in a Lead Role

2019.08.01

Contemporary Quirinale Project Sees Molteni&C in a Lead Role

The Quirinale, home of the Italians, opens its doors to creations by contemporary masters of painting and sculpture, and to the creative genius of the leading figures of design of recent decades. Over 70 works join the masterpieces of the historical heritage that graces the halls and spaces of the palace.  

2019
24.07
UniFor | Lights on Smart Working

2019.07.24

UniFor | Lights on Smart Working

A new installation curated by Ron Gilad and featuring Touch Down Unit for the windows dressing of the UniFor Showroom in Milan, in Corso Matteotti 14. The historic flagship store, designed in 1989 by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, continues to be a point of reference and thanks to this installation it is once again the most efficient space to display the latest innovations.