The typical Italian Gothic building, the Cathedral of Florence, is dedicated to “Santa Maria del Fiore”. The church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (c1245-1302) who considerably enlarged the existing religious structure. Finished around 1367, the Cathedral was completely covered by coloured marbles like the earlier Baptistery, except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century.
Designer: Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, of Dimore Studio : www.dimorestudio.eu
Location: Largo Carlo Goldoni in the heart of Rome
Description: Previously a ho-hum Fendi store and anonymous office space, it has been ambitiously reconceived and refurbished as a five-storey cultural, retail, hospitality and entertaining complex for the brand and its clients.