Kerez v Labics. On Structures @ MAXXI Museum in Rome

A conversation with Christian Kerez on the occasion of the publication of the first monograph of Labics: Structures.
Structures constitutes an investigation within the meaning of the term structure in architecture. Four thematic essays, which deal with geometric structures, load-bearing structures, public space structures and circulation structures, trace a direction of research in the history of classical and modern architecture.


These four thematic excursions form the skeleton around which the presentation of about 20 buildings and projects developed by Labics from 2002 to today takes shape. The book also contains an interview by Stefano Casciani to the authors.


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Labics @ Thinking Varese

Labics joins Thinking Varese on Febrary 19th for one interesting lecture about the projects and the research on-going of the studio.


See you in Varese




Shared Places. Spazi collettivi e condivisi @ OAPPCC Frosinone


Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara — Conservation or Renovation? Lecture @ HafenCity Universität

Labics is going to be at HafenCity Universität in Hamburg on December 4th for its lecture about Palazzo dei Diamanti.


Mensa & Holcim
HafenCity Universität Überseeallee 16, Hamburg


F.A.R.E. Verso un'architettura dell'educazione

A modern and contemporary artisan workshop, where space itself becomes a pedagogical tool. This is the concept that inspired F.A.R.E. Verso un'architettura dell'educazione, the project for the reconfiguration and enhancement of EduLab 1 and EduLab 2 of the MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts -  where MAXXI Education develops educational workshops for 15 years of intense field activity. F.A.RE. is the result of the collaboration between Enel Cuore Onlus, MAXXI Foundation - Education Office, Reggio Children Foundation - Loris Malaguzzi Center and the architectural practice Labics


Labics | Shared Places @ MACRO Asilo

Labics' going to be at MACRO Asilo Museum in Rome on October 29th for an interesting speech about Shared Places. See you in Rome!


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Jacarandà Kindergarten win the special Prize @Dedalo Minosse 2019

Jacarandà Kindergarten has won one of the special prize of the 11th edition of Dedalo Minosse Award.


The International Dedalo Minosse Award to the Commissioning of Architecture is promoted by ALA - Assoarchitetti and the Veneto Region every two years. Founded in 1997, it has reached its eleventh edition. The Award promotes the quality of architecture, analyzing and putting the accent on the design and construction process and on the figures that determine the success of the work: the architect and the client, with the executors (the companies) and the decision makers beside them (public administrations).


Italian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

8 Italian architectural practices founded the Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, an initiative born in May 2019 in the United Kingdom already counting more than 600 signatories as David Chipperfield, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects. This initiative aims at raising awareness among the architecture sector to front the climate crisis and protect biodiversity. Other countries, including Australia, Norway, Iceland, South Africa and New Zealand are joining the project.


The Italian firm signatories of Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency are Piuarch Studio, Schiattarella Associati, Archilinea, Park Associati, Michele De Lucchi Architects, Fuksas, Labics, ABDR.

The founders of the UK movement have found great interest and attention among international fellow architects and have decided to allow a wider delivery, assigning Piuarch the task of promoting and spreading the intent of this manifesto in our country too.


The Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency raises from the compelling need to put into practice the 11 objectives the declaration expresses. Designing energy efficient buildings is mandatory and an increasing priority on the Italian and European political agenda.


Founding signatories:

Piuarch Studio, Schiattarella Associati, Archilinea, Park Associati, Michele De Lucchi Architects, Fuksas, Labics, ABDR.

We hope that every Italian architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.


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Labics @ Open!

Labics joins the Open! Studi Aperti iniviative for the second time.


During Friday 24th - come to visit our studio and talk about some project and design approach.


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Competition Awarded - UCBM CAMPUS BIOMEDICO

Labics and TOPOTEK 1’s urban design proposal for the development of the UCBM - Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy, has been awarded 1st Prize.

Active since 1993, UCBM promotes the integration of university and post-university studies, scientific research and healthcare in a spirit of service, solidarity and aspiration to the realization and application of biomedical sciences in the service of human life and the person.

Labics + TOPOTEK 1’s design for the 90 hectare UCBM site envisions a comprehensive strategy that connects green and urban areas to an encompassing and high-quality spatial complex, where social encounter, knowledge production and leisure will go hand in hand.




Labics @ Qualità come Architettura

Labics is going to be at Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento on April 8th for its lecture about Structures book.


Labics @ Polo Didattico in Pisa

Labics is going to be at Polo Didattico in Pisa on April 12th for its lecture about Palazzo dei Diamanti project.


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"Labics' back of House" @ Universidad Nebrija

Labics' going to be at Universidad Nebrija on March 8th for an interesting speech. See you in Nebrija!


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Labics’ first monograph is out!

Labics, the Rome-based architecture practice founded by Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, proudly announces the release of their first monograph, “Structures”, curated by Stefano Casciani and published by Park Books.


The book, noticeably, takes a retrospective approach to the work of the studio that since its founding has fast established itself as one of the leading architecture practices in Italy, and combines it with four thematic essays by Labics on the book’s underlying concept of Structures (Geometric Structures, Tectonic Structures, Structures of Public Spaces, and Circulation Structures) as investigated between the classical and modern architectural history and the context of Labics’ work: a theoretical frame that unfolds some of the major projects by the office, located all over the world.


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Structures now at the MAXXI in Rome

The work Structures by Labics is currently featured in the “Lo Spazio dell’Immagine” exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, Italy. 


“Lo Spazio dell’Immagine” permanent exhibition is on display at MAXXI, via Guido Reni 4A, Rome, Italy until Fall 2019. Free admission from Tuesday to Friday (11 am to 7 pm) and every first Sunday of the month. Admission with ticket on Saturdays (11 am to 10 pm) and Sundays (11 am to 7 pm). Closed Mondays, December 25, May 1. 


Structures @ Cornell University

The exhibition will be open from October 1th to November 2nd @ John Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome


STRUCTURES is an installation consisting of 50 architectural models created by Labics between 2014 and 2015. The models were constructed from an abstract matrix of spatial archetypes that demonstrate some of the recurring themes in the studio’s research—the boundary between interior and exterior, dilation and compression, architecture and landscape. 


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Now Open: Jacarandà Kindergarden starts its activity in Milan

The brand new kindergarden, designed by Labics, and sets near Sempione in Milan, is finally open.


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Lecture: Labics @ Cornell University

Labics is going to be at Cornell University for its lecture about Shared Place.


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Labics @ INTERNI House in Motion

The idea of Visionair comes from a reflection on the meaning of the inversion of the point of view, which is the concept underlying the recent researches carried out by Elica.
Visionair is a small architecture, a mysterious object that invites the visitors to enter. The interior is an enveloping space: a large video on the floor, reflected on the side walls, immerses the visitor in a surreal and upside-down dimension of reality.
The installation, completely independent from the context in terms of language and materials, finds a strong dialectic relationship with the portico of Cà Granda, from which it mutates its own geometric and spatial matrix.
Visionair is part of a research that Labics has been carrying out since some years on the relationship between structure and space.

Labics | Visionair
Curated by Marcello Smarrelli
FEC Fondazione Ermanno Casoli


Università degli Studi di Milano - Cà Granda
Via Festa del Perdono, 7
20122 Milan


Labics @ Kent State University

Labics’ going to be in Florence for the Spring 2018 Lecture Series @ Kent State University.


The lecture, part of the Florence Programe, is free and open to the public (seats are limited).


Labics @ MAXXI_Obiettivo Architettura

Labics and the photographer Marco Cappelletti will join Obiettivo Architettura on January 24.


The meetings, curated by Based Architecture with the collaboration of Maxxi Foundation of Rome and the National Council of Architects, will try to explain the symbiotic relationship among an architecture, its designer, and its photographer.


Abstract of the event



Labics @ Universidad Nebrija

Labics has been invited by the Universidad Nebrija to talk about its works and research. The lecture's topic will be Share Place. See you in Madrid.


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Palazzo dei Diamanti's competition: Labics is the winner

Labics, cooperating with 3TI Progetti Italia, Vitruvio S.r.l. and Arch. E. Fabbri, has won the international competition for the

for the extending of the MAG of Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. 


The project finds its main meaning - in addition to a careful analysis of the functional needs expressed by the competition brief - in the relationship established with the Palazzo dei Diamanti and its context.


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Labics @ UEL School of Architecture in London

Labics’  going to be in London for the December Talks of Sto Foundation. The lecture's topic will be Shared Place.


The Sto Foundation focuses on the future through education and training. The overall aim of the Sto Foundation ties in with the Sto SE & Co. KGaA Mission Statement “Building with conscience” and promotes awareness of the importance of designing living space tailored to environmental and human needs. To implement the concept, the Foundation is divided into four funding programs.



Labics has been invited by The Royal Institute of British Architects to join Europa: Connecting ideas Across Borders


Between September 2017 and April 2018, the Royal Institute of British Architects will host a series of talks between emerging architectural practices from mainland Europe, organised by countries that share a border. Focusing on a new generation of designers, the talks will offer exposure to the most experimental approaches to architecture shaped by the different geographical localities, political and social realities of countries on the European continent.


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Città del Sole is the Mixed-use Building of the year

Labics and 3TI progetti, with their project Città del Sole, has won the ABB LEAF Award 2017 as the Mixed-use Building of the year


The LEAF Mixed Use Building of the Year award recognises projects that combine both residential and commercial functions.


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Prato al futuro

Labics joins Prato al futuro on September, 14 in Prato, Italy. The meeting's topic will be Connections.


Prato al futuro is a communication and participation process established by the Municipality of Prato to accompany the preparation of its new Operational Plan.
It is a rich programme of events and places, both physical and virtual, where residents, associations, professionals and entrepreneurs can be encountered and the general vision for the social, cultural and economic development of the city of Prato shared with everyone.


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Città del Sole on The New York Times

Reed Kroloff has written two new articles about Città del Sole on The New York Times. The former, "A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed" is available on NYT website. The latter, "Designers in the Prime of Life" appears in print on September, 10 on the New York Edition of NYT.

On the cover, a photo of Città del Sole took by Marco Cappelletti in 2016.


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Città del Sole wins Barbara Cappochin Prize

Labics, with its project Città del Sole, has received the Special Jury Mention from Fondazione Barbara Capocchin.


"The complex plays an essential role into the regeneration of a delicate neighborhood, located on the borders of Rome's centre. The volume' lightness links to the urban tissue of preexistences by interesting spatial twines", Jury's said.


Labics joins Beyond the Boundary

Labics is in Prato on July, 23 joining Beyond the Boudary. The international workshop represents the possibility to investigate some unsolved urban questions in Prato.

Starting from the building's area called exBanci - that is symbol of urban decay - and the Declassata's axe, linear system which crosses the city and, thanks for it, the same complex of ExBanci represents a determinate zip for its possible reconfiguration, the workshop's aim is to reach a general thought about how these two different topics would be linked, even these topics which regard a wider territorial system.


Sobratema Summit 2017_Brazil

Labics has been invited for the Sobratema Summit in São Paulo, Brazil on next June.


Sketch for Syria

Labics takes part in this global call to imagine postwar reconstruction in Syria sharing their own personal ideas and designs. Sketch for Syria is promoted by IUAV University of Venice in collaboration with UN-ESCWA the National Agenda for the Future of Syria and Aga Khan Award for Architecture.