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salone del gusto 2014

Next week, our Parametric Pizza Tower, specially designed and produced for Comieco, will be on show at the Salone del Gusto in Torino. If you’re around, don’t miss, it will be in Piazza della Pizza. If you’re elsewhere, stay tuned, pics will come soon!


MI/ARCH 2014

cg parteciperà alla presentazione dello IED a MI/ARCH il prossimo giovedi 16 ottobre alle 16.00 al Politecnico di Milano via Edoardo Bonardi 9 a Milano edificio Trifoglio, aula T2.2 Conferenza IED SMART CITIZENS – Il design al servizio della riprogettazione della città Relatori // Carlo Forcolini, designer e vicepresidente IED // Salvatore Amura, direttore Accademia Galli Como // … Continue reading


LillyBot 2.0 @ MakerFaire Rome 2014

Join us next Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October at Auditorium della Musica in Rome: LillyBot 2.0 will be officially presented during the MakerFaire European Edition, Rome 2014. Don’t miss!

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New Smart Building Master Program booklet by IED Torino

The booklet describing the program of the Master in Urban Sustainability and Smart Building @ IED Torino that will kick off in February 2015 is now available for download. Check it out here!

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LillyBot 2.0 – Official preview @ Popup Makers torino

LillyBot 2.0, our new prototype of a domestic microalgae farm will be previewed at Popupmakers @ Toolbox Torino on September 24 / h. 19,00. If you are around you are more than welcome to come over, and give your comments/advice. The full prototype presentation will then take place @ Maker Faire Rome on 3-5 October 2014. … Continue reading


Mediterranean Sea

Here we go: during the next few weeks, studio activity will be reduced to its minimum while we will be sailing and pirating around the Mediterranean Sea :P See u in the water, or in late summer!


cg @ IED Venezia Design Lounge

Saturday June 7th at 17,00, cg will be lounging at IED Venezia Design Lounge (Palazzo Franchetti, Campo Santo Stefano, S. Marco, 2842, 30124 Venezia) in a talk on Smart buildings ad urban innovation, with Riccardo Balbo (IED Torino Director) and Tuba Kocaturk (Liverpool University). Download full program here.

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cg talk @ Mini Maker Faire Torino

If you’re around, we will be very happy to meet you for the cg talk “creatures” tomorrow at 12,30 @ Mini Maker Faire Torino  in Via Agostino da Montefeltro 2 :) Full program here


WaterLilly 2.0 @ Mini Maker Faire Torino

WaterLilly 2.0 sarà presente alla Mini Maker Faire Torino sabato 31 Maggio 2014. Don’t miss it!


cg lecturing in Firenze

As part of the program of the Master “Designing the Smart City” at the Architecture Department of the Firenze University, cg will give a lecture next Friday 16 May2014 from 14.00 to 16.00, Saloncino delle Murate (Firenze, via dell’Agnolo 1/b). The lecture will develop some of the contents of the book “Smart Creatures” published by Edilstampa in 2012, and will … Continue reading


WaterLilly 2.0 @ Cascina Cuccagna (La Potenza di Helios)

WaterLilly 2.0 will be on show in Milano again this week-end installed in Cascina Cuccagna for the event La Potenza di Helios. If you’re around, pay her a visit, she will appreciate! Project credits: Design team: Cesare Griffa with Matteo Amela, Federico Borello, Marco Caprani Technical support of Environment Park Spa, Fotosintetica & Microbiologica Srl lighting … Continue reading

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ALGAETECTURE | EXPO 2015 PREVIEW: Algae systems to design and feed the city

Milan, 7th April 2014 – Algae is the seemingly unlikely term that is being discussed at the heart of EXPO Milano 2015. As part of the Future Food District project, being developed by Carlo Ratti Associati at the central crossroads of the EXPO site, the pavilions’ façades and canopy utilize new systems of micro-algae, designed … Continue reading


WaterLilly 2.0 @ FuoriSalone 2014

During the Design Week in Milan (8-13 April), and until 18 April, a real scale prototype based on the latest evolution of the WaterLilly family (2.0) will be present in the space curated by Carlo Ratti Associati at the FuoriSalone 2014 in Milano at the Interni magazine  major Exhibition-Event FEEDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY. … Continue reading

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Why microalgae biotechnology is important in architecture?

Cyanobacteria (the procaryotic microalgae) are believed to be among the first living organisms that appeared on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. At that time the atmosphere was composed mainly by nitrogen and carbon dioxide, no oxygen. Through their photosynthetic activity, micro-algae are considered responsible of the Oxygen Catastrophe (Great Oxygenation Event), approximately 2.4 billion … Continue reading

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WaterLilly on Wired uk

Last month, WaterLilly was featured on Wired UK. Check it out here!


Officine Arduino joins the IED Master in Sustainable Architecture

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

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New Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

Check out the video presentation of the  Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at the IED Torino that I am coordinating. You can find more info in the Master’s blog, and in the official IED Torino page.

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Smart creatures available on Lulu

The book Smart Creatures – Progettazione Parametrica per Architetture Sostenibili is available on at a very convenient price! check it out here!

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Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

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


Expo 2015 – Future Food District

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


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