Mies van der Rohe Award 2024: Affordable Housing Towers Nominee!

We are honored that our Affordable Housing Towers in Milan have been Nominee in the Mies van der Rohe Award 2024: https://miesarch.com/work/5418

From the EUMIes Award: "Design for the public good. The project is critical of the concept of the gated community. By pulling down the fence, C+S Architects gives back a square to the community, which is designed in material and chromatic continuity with the towers which underlines the importance of sharing collective spaces as a key point to strengthen the community's identity." 



Architekturstiftung Südtirol

Maria Alessandra Segantini will lecture at the Architekturstftung Südtirol, Fondazione Architettura Alto Adige on 05.10.2023: https://fondazione.arch.bz.it/it/eventi/lista-eventi/save-the-date-evento-con-alpewa-cs-architects-arch-maria-alessandra-segantini-629/ The title of the lecture: The Skin we live in/La pelle che abitiamo is a resume of her speach about the power of facades in shaping a new balance between the built and unbuilt envinronment and a new identity of spaces and places. Join now as places are limited and the lecture will not be online!



Maria Alessandra is in the jury of the Italian Architect of the Year Award 2023

Maria Alessandra has joined the jury together with Fernandes Xavier Arpa, Federico Aldini, Alessandra Ferrari, Alberto Lessan, Ignacio Linazasoro to award the Italian Architect of the Year 2023 and the Young Italian Architect 2023 as well as Honourable Mentions. 'I enjoyed the high quality of the work and will reveal the winners at the award ceremony in Rome next October 27th' - says Segantini.


Iowa State University

Maria Alessandra's speech 'Architecture is Always Public' touches on the architects' responsibility to always design for the public good.





A poetic encounter between tradition and innovation

The 19M restoration of the Ex-Jail in Trento to become the new Law-Court has been unanimously approved and granted the planning permission. "The game of the project is that to build a conversation between old and new, fostering the beauty of the original building with a new beauty of refined detail, capable of defining a new poetical encounter between tradition and innovation."- state Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini



Milano Design Week 2023

"Skin is the name we have chosen for the new .Elmar kitchen system. We have designed a frame, which is also the handle of the system. Everyone has such a direct experience of the handle that they don't care, like those gestures we are used to making without thinking about it, we go in and out without pausing, but if we go to its essence, the handle is synonymous with freedom.The thrill of discovery when the wine cellar opens during an informal business meeting, the colors of the vegetables that flood the space while preparing dinner together, the scent of a surprise cake prepared for the arrival of the kids after the school that pervades the room… It's that handle, that detail we don't care about, that little sign that gives us these emotions. In conceiving the new Skin kitchen for .Elmar, we started from the handle because the handle is the very moment that puts the kitchen and its skin in relation. The handle draws also the structure of Skin. Horizontal. Vertical. aligned. At intervals. An open structure to be freely completed with richness of the materials of the doors (wood, steel, glass) or with flavors, smells and colors that explode at the touch of the hand. The Skin system is then a skin in the richest sense of the term" - Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini

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Big Opening today with BG23!

We are honored to exhibit at Palazzo delle Libertà in Bergamo our project for the new GAMeC Art Museum, which will start contruction soon! Curated by Luca Molinari, the exhibition collects some of our first sketchesi as well as the final execution drawings... 

Our design has always an urban stand. It is not limited to the 6,000sqm building, instead it extends to the surrounding piazza. Art is evolving towards a participatory and emotional use, the reason why we push it outside the gallery to invade the public domain.  Architecture has the role of recognising and improving abandoned spaces and retrofit is a resilient tool to translate the past and transform it into a resource for the community. Opening today at 6:00pm