Hyperloop: we’re onboard the fastest capsule ever!

Here we are: onboard of Elon Musk (Tesla and SpaceX CEO)’s capsule system to transport people on ground at sonic speed! Hyperloop Tranportation Technologies and IED have recently signed an agreement to develop in a crowdsourcing environment the architectural components of the Hyperloop infrastrcuture and the interiors of the capsules. We have  been involved by IED to develop the … Continue reading

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WaterLilly becomes a Nénuphar!

Great freshly published new book on FabLabs: FabLab La révolution est en marche, curated by Massimo Menichinelli for Editions Pyramyd. The book was out at the beginning of September 2015, and we recently received our copy in the studio. Funny thing: it’s a french book, and the WaterLillies have been translated to Nénuphar… Pretty cool!  

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Acadia 2015

The Lillies land in America next October! They will be presented at Acadia 2015 in Cincinnati Ohio in the Curated Projects Section of the exhibit COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (curators Chris Perry and Lonn Combs). ACADIA 2015 COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE CINCINNATI, OHIO: October 19-25, 2015 University of Cincinnati SAID Curated Projects/Poster … Continue reading

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Algae at Villa Strozzi

On thursday 17 September, as part of the Experimental Materiality Day, CG will lecture in the morning at Villa Strozzi (Firenze) about the inclusion of algal biotech in architecture. More info here.

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Algae in Alba

Tonight at 18,00 our brand new proposal of a Vertical Algae Farm for the Casa del Barolo in Alba will be on display at the exhibit MIMESI in Alba organized by Aganahuei. The project is addressing a number of issues specific of the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero recently listed as Unesco World Heritage including: landscape mitigation of … Continue reading

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Our Algae go East on Domus China

May 2015 edition of Domus China n. 97 features a great 3 full spreads on our WaterLilly universe, including the study for a vertcial algae farm developped last year, and the excerpts of a conversation between Jan Wurm (Arup), Mario Tredici (Florence University), and Cesare Griffa. A part from our contribution, it is definitely a very … Continue reading

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MiniLilly PCB

In the process of optimization of the MiniLilly, we designed a brand new PCB to be used as an Arduino shield to connect and control all the sensors and the RGB lighting system. PCB Design: Matteo Amela

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Spectre room!

We have been commissioned to design and build an executive meeting room inspired by the 007 series Spectre organization. Here’s what we came out with: all kinds of invisible seamless digital technologies embedded in the walls, a futuristic board table and a vip lounge. Design by Federico Rizzo, Antonio Ravarino, Gianni Bruera Photo by Federico … Continue reading

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LillyBot flies to Dublin

From May Day to the 19th of July, LillyBot 2.0 will be at the Science Gallery in Dublin in the exhibit Home/Sick – post domestic bliss. HOME\SICK: POST-DOMESTIC BLISS explores how our homes might be reconfigured and reimagined as centres of connection in spite of emigration, of intimacy in spite of digital distraction, of food and … Continue reading


Welcome MiniLilly, the smallest member of our Lillies family!

Welcome MiniLilly! With its 2.5 liters of micro-algae solution, it’s the smallest photobioreactor we ever made. It’s meant to be the low-cost good-looking solution for newbies interested in starting their home algae little farm :) More info on the MiniLilly webpage, stay tuned a DIY Kit will be released soon!

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WaterLilly and Biohacking, a lecture by cg

Giovedi prossimo alle ore 19.00, per chi non fosse a ubriacarsi di stimoli a Milano (che comunque non è lonatno), presenteremo la nuova MiniLilly 2015 al FabLab di Biella durante una serata dedicata al Bio-hacking. More info here :)


Nital and Fowa headquarters

We’ve worked hard over the last two years on the interiors of the new Nital and Fowa headquarters in Turin. It’s a three stories building constructed in 2006 for another company, that needed to be refitted with new office spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms, warehouse, cafeteria, etc. Our brief was to create inspirational working and event spaces. A black crystal … Continue reading

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Imperia Smart Land – Sentient River

Tomorrow, cg will participate at the conference “Progettare la Sicurezza del Territorio” organized by the Ordine degli Arhcitetti di Imperia, to launch the idea of a Early Warning System (Sentient River), to be experimentally applied in the Imperia region, with the goal of providing an open monitoring platform to generate and elaborate data on the … Continue reading

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Vertical Algae Farm 2014

Last year, we were involved in the design and development of a vertical algae facade for Expo 2015 in Milan. Based on our WaterLilly 2.0, the system was designed to wrap the Future Food District pavilion curated by Carlo Ratti Associati and MIT Senseable City Lab. It was a facade of 75 x 18 m, approximately … Continue reading


Seminario Smart Land a Imperia

Oggi alle 15.00 all’Ordine degli Architetti di Imperia,  cg terrà con il Prof. Roberto Revelli del Politecnico di Torino, una lezione sui processi di progettazione “intelligenti” applicati alle città e al territorio, con particolare attenzione al problema del dissesto idrogeologico in Liguria. Questo incontro è il primo di una serie di quattro, in cui si … Continue reading



During the Milano Fashion Week, from 25th February to 2 March 2015, in the Hotel Boscolo Milano Lounge (Corso Matteotti 30, Milano), an installation that we designed and produced for Nikon Shool and Alfredo Sabbatini, will welcome visitors of the exhibit of vintage pop fashion models curated by Franco Jacassi. On display dresses by Courrèges, Paco Rabanne, Emilio Pucci, … Continue reading

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The Sabba Shooting

We just met great new friends: Alfredo Sabbatini and his fabulous people at Teatro Magico. As a first collaborative experience, we went to his studio for a shooting afternoon, and we end up with a series of glamorous portraits of us three… Great experience. We will likely spend part of our trips together. Other joint projects coming soon :) More … Continue reading

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Monstruous Xmas to everybody!

Here’s some pics of the monsters and table settings we lasercut for Xmas :) Vector file for home crafting available here. Enjoy your monstruous Xmas!


Federico’s BIOCLAD

The last September, Federico Borello’s project BIOCLAD has been presented  for Final Graduation at the Politecnico di Torino. Federico graduated with honors and the project has been awarded with publication among the school’s best Final Thesis. The thesis is part of a body of work that Cesare Griffa and Roberto Giordano are building on the theme … Continue reading


LillyBot 2.0 is flying Middle East!

LillyBot 2.0 will be in show from 7 to 10 December 2014 at the Qatar National Conference Centre  in Doha at the Lab exhibition organized by the ITU Telecom World Conference with Ars Electronica. ITU Telecom World is the global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge-sharing across the ICT community. Ars Electronica was invited by ITU to think … Continue reading


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