Officine Arduino and its Fablab Torino are joining the Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino to provide professional support to students on the development of Smart Building Components. This collaboration aims to teach the students how to design and construct real scale working prototypes that, through their electronic nervous system (composed … Continue reading
Check out the video presentation of the Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at the IED Torino that I am coordinating. http://ied.tv/videos/ied-design/masterarchitecturemov/ You can find more info in the Master’s blog, and in the official IED Torino page.
The book Smart Creatures – Progettazione Parametrica per Architetture Sostenibili is available on Lulu.com at a very convenient price! check it out here!
cg has been appointed Coordinator of the Master in Sustainable Architecture - Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino. About the Master The Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino is a 9 months full-time studio based program. Sustainability is addressed in terms of Design strategies that optimize environmental, energy … Continue reading
We are working as consultants for Carlo Ratti Associati in the project of the Future Food District at Expo 2015 in Milan to develop a Vertical Algae Farm and a Bio Energy Lab to fix CO2, naturally filter air and water, and produce energy out of algal biomass and food waste. More info on the … Continue reading
On January 13th, cg delivered a private lecture titled “Smart creatures: bio-hacking in architecture” to the Technion Israel Institute of Technology – Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Faculty on his recent work.
For bright and sparkling wishes, this year we created shiny Xmas Diamonds. Download and lasercut your own here! Merry Xmas
In the last few months we’ve been working hard with algae. New experiments include: – setting up of self-sufficient systems with living animals – refining growing and harvesting techniques – building a micro-algae library – optimizing feeding solutions – design of vertical systems for façade wrapping We are working with Carlo Ratti’s team to set up … Continue reading
CG features with WaterLilly on the story ”Le facce della genialità. Storie di maker italiani” (txt by Lorenzo Mannella, photo by Mattia Balsamini) on the November 2013 issue of Wired Italia. The shooting took place in Rome during the MakerFaire last October. Awesome ;)
November 2013: it’s time for cleaning up the studio space. Old stuff out, white paint on the walls, some WaterLilly floating around, people working in a nice and clean environment, and lots of algae stuff! We’re ready for an exciting new winter during which we will be developing systems to bring micro-algae bio-technology in architecture … Continue reading
During the Dutch Design Week, I’ve been interviewed by VPRO about possible applications of algal technology in design and architecture. funny enough… cg
It’s an intense fall! After the great Maker Faire Rome, we will be on stage again at Now Future – Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven 19-27 October. If you’re around join us at the Klokgebouw exhibition, hal 2, position no: 21. We will be exhibiting the brand new member of the WaterLilly family, Lilly-bot, developed with the support of … Continue reading
Only 12 hours to the first European MakerFaire in Rome… we will be there presenting the brand new components of the WaterLilly family: DemoLilly 2013, and WaterLilly_Starter_Kit 2013! Have a preview at the WaterLilly pages, and if you’re around, come to the Faire and join us to grab one of the micro-algae pipettes we are distributing … Continue reading
Hey, check out the WaterLilly page. The family got bigger, three new members joined the 2012 components: Lilly_bot 2013, Demo_Lilly 2013, and Lilly Starter_Kit 2013. Lilly_bot-2013 is an automated device to cultivate edible micro-algae like Spirulina in a domestic environment. Having a personal micro-algae farm is an environmentally friendly way to produce and consume a complete nutritional source that grows … Continue reading
Ecco un po’ di immagini di WaterLilly alla Milano Design Week 2013 in mezzo ai suoi amici smanettoni!
Continuano le scorribande di WaterLilly che, scoprendo di avere il dono dell’ubiquità, sara’ contemporaneamente presente a due eventi durante il Salone del Mobile in qualita’ di creatura figlia di un modo di fare aperto in cui i tanti progettisti e inventori che hanno partecipato in modo condiviso alla sua nascita hanno apportanto il proprio contributo … Continue reading
As part of the Fulbright Research Scholar program, Cesare Griffa is joining the MIT Senseable City Lab in Cambridge (MA) as Visiting Scholar to further develop the research on the integration of algae photo bio reactors within architectural surfacing.
Per festeggiare Pasqua, abbiamo montato una stampante Eggbot e ci siamo messi a plottare sulle uova. Gran divertimento, e tante frittate! Buona Pasqua!
Recipe for doing Algae Lettering: make a Sushi Seabreeze Salad by combining together seaweed, agar, black fungus, sesame, seed oil, red chili pepper, sesame seeds, lemon juice: or buy one ready made. Prepare a white background as photo set, combine algae to form letters and numbers and shoot them one by one. Or just use … Continue reading