C+S Architects

C+S Architects

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The office works internationally in the different fields of architecture: urban design and the design of the landscape, architectural design, interior design both for the private and the public sectors.
The office is following about twenty current projects all over the world. They won or were selected in many architectural design awards among which are: the Medaglia d’Oro dell’Architettura Italiana 2006 (section education), the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2009, the AR AWARD 2008, the FarbDesign Preis in München, the SFIDE 2009 of the Italian Ministry of Environment and the Faces of Design Award, Berlin 2010.

Main projects:
CPS, Chiarano Primary School, Scuola Elementare a Chiarano, Italia, 2014
MIT. Feeling Context Exhibition, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2013
LCV. Law-Court Offices in Venice, Uffici Giudiziari a Venezia, Italia, 2012
MSM. Masterplan San Marco, Conegliano Treviso, Italia, 2012
SEI. Sant’Erasmo Infrastructures, Infrastrutture nell’isola di Sant’Erasmo, Venezia, Italia, 2012
HBB. Harbor Brain Building, Venezia, Italia, 2011
ULH. Urban Lake Housing, Pordenone, Italia, 2011
PPS. Ponzano Primary school, Schola elementare a Ponzano, Italia, 2009
SHN. Student Housing Novoli, Residenze studentesche a Novoli, Firenze, Italia, 2007
BTC. Biennale The Cord, Ingresso alla 50° Biennale Internazionale d’arte a Venezia, Italia, 2003

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THE KITE

C+S Architects

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THE KITE

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Category:
Education
Project selected:
THE KITE
Location:
Fontaniva, Padova, Italy
Year:
2013

1.14 is a team, a group of educators, work to support families taking care of their children after the school hours and during holidays. 1.14 use a new pedagogical approach, which is different according to the age of the children: from 1 to 6 year old everything is worked out as a game.
The owners of the school, who are also managing the program, worked with C+S Architects believing that a ‘holistic approach’ could form the right space for the pedagogic aim, at the same time being in relationship with the environment, with the budget and with the short times of delivering.
This complex is the first of a series of interventions, which 1.14 has the intention to build in Italy to spread their vision.
1.14 the kite is a building formed around the pedagogical aims.
It is a big roof, a kite which has been captured during its flight to become the repair under where activities take place. The building’s orientation towards south produces an opposite north opening which benefits of the shadow during summer time. The kite is a thick concrete made structure, without any insulation working with its own thermal inertia to protect from the summer heat and creating a constant temperature inside the spaces. The space inside is divided into two main parts: a bigger multifunctional space and a smaller space for the younger children. Each space has its own wcs and service spaces.
A series of labs, race tracks, sand arenas and swimming pools design the open-air space.
In the inside, the kite is enriched by color and matter. Its spaces are flexible and open.
A path is unfolded through the kite to connect all the different activities which can be activated.