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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

Us three captured by Alfredo Sabbatini

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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Parametric Pizza Tower for Comieco at Salone del Gusto 2014

We designed and built a parametric little tower (3m h) out of circa 1,000 pizza box for Comieco (the italian consortium for recycling paper packaging) that has been on display in Torino Lingotto during the Salone del Gusto 2014. The aim of the installation was to promote the use of cardboard pizza box as a safe, … Continue reading

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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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