Bottle recycling scheme in Rome exchanges plastic waste for metro rides

Rome is trialling a scheme where people can recycle plastic bottles in return for free rides on the city’s public transport system. Called + Ricicli + Viaggi, or + Recycle + Travel, the recycling scheme accepts PET plastic bottles which are collected and sent for processing. Machines at three metro stations in the city exchange […]

Gabriele Salini transforms historic palazzo into G-Rough hotel in Rome

Mirrored tiles, patina walls, contemporary art and modernist Italian furniture make up this hotel within a 17th-century palazzo in Rome, which was formerly the family home of the owner. Gabriele Salini has transformed the historic property, which was his family’s home for hundreds of years, into a boutique hotel called G-Rough. He designed the five-storey hotel in the heart […]

Two buildings in Rome merge to form boutique hotel Condominio Monti

Italian architecture firm Studio Tamat and designer Sabina Guidotti have merged and overhauled two buildings to create this boutique hotel in Rome, Italy. The 900-square-metre hotel, called Condominio Monti, is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Kaja Osinski and Filippo Ribacchi. The duo sought to merge two properties city’s Monti neighbourhood to create new boutique accommodation. Studio […]

Dolce & Gabbana’s Rome store features a digital fresco

A digitalised fresco depicting soaring cherubs and angered Greek gods is the focal point of luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana‘s latest store in Rome, which has been created by architecture studio Carbondale. Set within a 16th-century palazzo in renowned Roman square Piazza di Spagna, the Dolce & Gabbana store has been decadently designed by […]

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