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C+S gets the planning permission for the Accosite in Leuven, Belgium

Social mixitè. From apartments to co-living rooms, from family homes to social apartments, from a residential care center to student accomodations. In addition, the regeneration projects also provides a public park garden of 4,600 square meters and numerous sustainable solutions such as smart water management, a geothermal heat network and photovoltaic energy.

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C+S design the Accosite in Leuven, Belgium

"We have studied the proportions of the apse of the former church noting the folded poetry. This detail has become the red thread for our design. We have always considered ourselves translators of contexts, in search for a new aequilibrium..."- Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini

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C+S design Metrogorodok, Moscow, Russia

As Italian architects, we are used to looking at our cities as 'urban interiors'. We exported this simple and beautiful concept to Moscow and, by studying the evolution of the housing tipology of the city of Moscow, with our Russian friends of Citizenstudio, we have combined the materiality and plasticity of the facades with the design of the public space. The project almost magically creates a grid of colors and materiality that determines the new identity for the citizens of Metrogorodok with the ambition that they can recognize it and call it home

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C+S win contest in Moscow

C+S Architects, in collaboration with Citizenstudio, have won the public international competitionorganized by Moscow Government for the development of the architectural, space and stylistic concepts of housefronts under the Housing Stock Renovation Program in Moscow, Russia: https://thefaceofrenovation.ru/winners/area/13/ MORE NEWS SOON...

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Olivetti Design Talks

Join Maria Alessandra tonight at 6:30pm for the event: LE ARCHITETTURE A IVREA, CITTÀ PATRIMONIO MONDIALE UNESCO: https://bit.ly/ODTArchitettureUNESCO She will talk about how she met the Olivetti legacy through the work of Cappai and Mainardis and how this experience influences @c_sarchitects design agenda. In July 2018 Ivrea has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site #OlivettiDesignTalks 

 

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Bergamo

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New GAMeC in Bergamo

"We have inherited from the past buildings of generous dimensions and structures that today we could hardly afford to build. We have limited resources and less abundance of land to consume, as land itself is a non-renewable resource. We believe it is necessary to regenerate ancient buildings and obsolete urban systems because they are special spaces available to communities, banks of energy and raw materials, resources rather than problems to be solved. - say Cappai and Segantini 

 

"Abbiamo risorse limitate e meno abbondanza di suolo da consumare, in quanto proprio il suolo è una risorsa non rinnovabile. Crediamo sia necessario valorizzare edifici antichi e sistemi urbani obsoleti perché sono spazi speciali a disposizione delle comunità, banche di energia e di materie prime, risorse invece che problemi da risolvere. Il retrofit è uno strumento resiliente per tradurre il passato più o meno recente e trasformarlo in una risorsa per la comunità"-dicono Cappai e Segantini

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Kortrijk, Belgium

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Low-tech design

Winner of the international competition organized by Vlaams Bouwmeester and Leiedal (Open Call) for the construction of a low-tech office building in Kortrijk, Belgium, the project represents our approach to a holistic and low-tech design and works on the essence construction and minimum plant equipment, obtaining maximum living comfort. The project criticizes sustainable design that aims to add super-performing glass facades, green-washing or photovoltaic panels on the roof to the building, often hiding the lack of quality of the design itself. With its thick inhabited walls, the new office building for Leiedal is a building for the next 200 years: inhabited by people and plants, it becomes a metaphor of the search for a new equilibrium to inhabit the planet. https://www.leiedal.be/nieuws/leiedal-timmert-aan-slimme-verdichting-met-nieuw-kantoorgebouw

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We have won the Open Call of the Vlaams Baumeister in Kortrjik, Belgium

In collaboration with MMA/Bart Macken Eef Boeckx

and with the consultancy of Transsolar, Daidalos Peutz,

Ingenium, VIBE, Ney&Partners and Jan Minne Gardenist,

we have won the international competition for the low-tech

offices of Leiedal in Kortrijk, Belgium, an Open Call

of the Vlaams Baumeister

Thanks to C+S Team, Maria Alessandra Segantini,

Carlo Cappai, Alice Cecchini, Roman Joliy and

Alessandra Lione for the GREAT work!

Press announcement this morning in Leiedal

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Innovation for public space

Between 2016 and 2020 Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini have been working as consultants and with the Italian company Bellitalia to help them innovate their urban furniture production.Sitting with the management team, their interdisciplinary reasearch defined new design with a new patented material, UTC® and won the competition for the urban furniture of the Metro Line in Doha, Qatar.