We are proud to present the first publication of the magazine architettura & design a special focused on Lombardy, which will  avail the collaboration of many professionals in this region, in order to enhance and develop the various interesting projects and their protagonists, architects, designers, engineers and all businesses in the sector. We also wanted to highlight a region like Lombardy with a view to EXPO 2015,  subject of an urban metamorphosis in alignment with the times, to new horizons and a sustainable eco-consciousness.

We are pleased to present the second edition of the magazine architettura & design.Also in this issue we have tried to focus on recent projects and works in progress that are changing the urban landscape of our cities and at the same time also our way of life. The architecture, living organism of connection between past and future, through this hard period of economic crisis and identity, responding to the emergency current of energy efficiency- environment with the use of more modern and innovative low energy consumption and environmental waste, for a more social targeted commitment.

The budget building activity in 2013 has not been generally positive, the index of production in construction declined, however, showed a slight recovery in the third quarter that showed a rise of 1,6%.

We present each year the excellence of the creative genius of designers and architects who have combined know-how and experience to fantasy and imagination, their projects are a synergy between highly qualified knowledge and cutting edge creativity. Waiting for the next “Salone del Mobile in Milan”, we give space to young designers of the “Salone Satellite” with an article devoted entirely to them, with a particular attention to the news of the prototypes realized with the digital manufacturing using 3D printing, increasingly present in the current design..

To better understand what is most important for the human being, we must not only intend the aspects related to those physical and health, but also to the mental aspect, a well-being that comes from the inten- se emotions that the outside world gives us. Thanks to the advanced technology applied to architecture and design, our cities are changed and become more modern, The comfort of living is the center of current and future projects, details enriched by the form, ascend to perfection, precious furnishings that bring past years elegance, but with a modern twist as for the last “new deco” trend.

 What will be the architecture of the future and how will be the houses?

In recent years architecture and design have undergone radical changes breaking down internal and external barriers, the spaces have expanded to become larger and larger, more homogeneous and practical. Increasingly bold shapes take the place of straight and parallel lines, daring curves, technical details and decorative elements enrich projects such as the Zaha Had- id Salerno Maritime Terminal and the Hamburg ‘Edilphilarminique by Herzog & de Meuron, one of the most interesting structural challenges in Europe right now, where in the first it takes the appearance of an oyster, the second a ship docked in the harbor.