Busajo Campus, street children aid Center, Soddo, Ethiopia, 2020

We are proud to announce that one of the studio's most loved works is hosted among the pages of the prestigious magazine, in the June 2020 issue of CASABELLA (910).

The Busajo Campus project is the tale of a history of international cooperation, which presupposes the ability of a high level cultural, social and technical exchange.

It is the story of a group of people belonging to the "privileged" western world who interact with an economically fragile part of the "south of the world", with the aim, as in any exchange, to enrich each other.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

"Fuori Porta" Reopening

The “historic” restaurant in the San Niccolò district in Florence, known to all Florentines and non-Florentines, reopens the out door.

We are at the second restyling of this space, which for technical needs, had to reconfigure some environments taking the opportunity for a general re-look.

The inspiration comes from the atmosphere and from some elements of the old taverns and mixed from the past. An eye to the character of popular culture, with a simple elegance, trying also keep the previous flavor.

The new counter in old oak planks, but plunge into the gold of brass and artfully lit; the service cabinet in travertine and brass columns, integrated into the architecture.

A fresher and brighter color range than the previous one expands the perception of spaces.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Auguri e buon appetito, Natale 2018

There is no translation available.

Lo Studio Benaim,

insieme alla Bottega d'Architettura BODÀR,

allo studio variabile,

e allo studio WHITE, RED & GREEN,

 

vi augurano buon appetito per le Feste!

From the last inspection in Busajo Campus, some shots from the construction site of the volunteers' house (Guest House), under construction.

The building has a central courtyard configuration, on one floor. This building, which is towards the southeast limit of the campus, is the last important structure to be completed for the efficiency of the entire organization.

It is in fact the temporary home that will host all the volunteers who will collaborate in the implementation, and management, of the humanitarian project. 

directed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio

with Fulvio Cauteruccio, Domenico Cucinotta, Roberto Visconti, Carlo Sciaccaluga, Francesco Arghirò

to the accordion Francesco Gesualdi

music Ivan Fedele

scenes André Benaim

costumes and images Massimo Bevilaqua

In the book "Un Uomo" Oriana Fallaci shows that the freedom of a single individual can truly jam the system, blow up the certainties of a totalitarian regime, expose and perhaps overcome, the miseries proper to men indispensable to each regime. It is this will of the imagination that Alekos 'Prisoner wants to stage, the space of Alexandros Panagulis' fantasy, dream and hope. The Eros of creation is always subversive, libertarian, revolutionary. History therefore takes place during the tragic crumbling of democracy in Greece, in the midst of a metaphorical collapse of the stage space, which explodes invading the audience and the public. A broken and misaligned grid, the image of a prison, of a broken and dangerous order. Everything seems to suggest the possible repetition of history and the sinister topicality of the theme.

From the last inspection at the Busajo Campus construction site, some shots of the recently completed Girl House. The building has a central courtyard configuration, like the Main Building, even if the body of the building is developed on only three sides and on one floor. The fourth side, that of the entrance, is resolved with a wall septum lightened by small holes, which acts as an entrance device by housing two gates in eucalyptus wood sticks laterally. In addition to a series of works on the outdoor spaces, the house of the volunteers remains to be built, towards the southeast limit of the Campus. 

Five architecture studios, from each italian city, tell their story through a dish and become chefs for one night, each of them dedicating themselves to the preparation of a course on the menu.

The participating audience has the task of electing the best dish of each single stage.Finissima in Milan, among all the Italian studios that win the individual stages to elect the Winner of ArchichefNight Italia 2017. The Florentine stage will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2017, 8.30 pm at the Caffè dell'Oro, Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 2P, Florence.

Dessert: WHO IS ON STAGE?

Wonder, wait and performance,                         

Since 1979 the studio alternates architecture and scenography, by  working in the most important Italian theatres and collaborating with renown Italian and International directors  . The Studio is also responsible for the renovation and restoration of the historic Niccolini theatre, in the heart of Florence.  Theatre as a theme is therefore an important part of the studio’s identity.

The magic of the curtain, with the art of revealing,  evocates the Theatre.  It is a screen that hides a content, postponing  perception, gene rating amazement and surprise.  The dish should therefore have a screen, an element that the commensal should unveil in order to get to its content, with a theatrical gesture, almost as though it were a performance.

Monday, 07 August 2017

Chianti Drone

During Studio Benaim’s latest photo shooting in the Chiantishire , a few shots taken from a professional drone show two important buidings under construction.  Both medieval farmhouses, characterized by a tower, are being accurately restored, both structurally and in detail. In one of the villas we have created an infinity pool, dominating the panorama of the valley.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

STUDIO BENAIM Design Team Group Portrait

The last shots of the Studio's design team, which also portray the interns currently guests. In the final, the classic lunchtime where "the team" relaxes.

Photos by Federico Buscarino