July 2021

As of this exclusively on-line edition, l’Arca International’s publishing staff provides monthly news and updates about new projects worthy of a briefly and succinct mention. All readers can contribute by sending projects and images to redaction@groupep.mc   redazione@groupep.mc.

Experia, Milano, Italy by Progetto CMR

von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp), Chengdu Future City, China


An exhibition of over 250 artefacts on display at Palazzo dell’Arte Triennale in Milan (running until 18th April 2021), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with the invaluable support of Francesca Giacomelli, presents an overview of Enzo Mari’s 60-year career of passionate design work. 

Charles Zana, Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul de Vence 

Coldefy & Associés, Landmark of Qianhai New City Center, Shenzhen, China

Mari, a Leonardo-style Renaissance man with encyclopaedic knowledge, has always stood out for his ethically-driven works all designed to last. This retrospective exhibition devised by Paolo Ulian “showcases” and focuses on his line of design thinking according to which “form is everything”.

J. Mayer. H und Partner, IGZ Campus, Falkenberg, Upper Palatinate, Germany

Young European Architects, CA’ASI, Venice, Italy 

Mercurio Design Lab, Dusit Thani Laguna, Singapore

Critical, grouchy, humble and proud, Mari, the iconoclast, always ask himself whether something was worth doing something before he set about doing it, rather like Bruno Mari, his mentor. His designs are technologically and stylistically innovative and he has always maintained that “artefacts do not have to be liked by everybody, but they should serve everybody”. 

Allen, Odo Fioravanti for Alpi

Herman Miller booth by Alberto Caiola, Shanghai, China

The Mari Archive was donated to CASVA-The City of Milan’s Centre for Advanced Studies and Visual Arts by the Mari family and will be hosted at the old market in the QT8 district of Milan.  Read all

“The Clean Zone”, design Wonnts

The Bouroullec Brothers and Flos Bespoke 

Planet by Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries, Co., Ltd., Xiamen, China

Roberto Gabetti, Aimaro Isola, Guido Drocco,  Luciano Re, Bul-bo by Axolight