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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
A presentation that explains why it’s valuable to include algae as an architectural feature, and how we built our photobioreactor prototypes WaterLilly.
Last February 19th cg presented WaterLilly at the SENSEable City Lab weekly Tuesday lunch meeting.
Waterlillly has been published in the Tinkerkit project page. WayerLilly is a social creature: when people come close to her, she gets emotional and increases the algae biomass through the augmentation of light and CO2 released in the bio-solution. The electronics that make that happen are based on an Arduino board, and sensors and components … Read more
WaterLilly ha partecipato alla festa del primo compleanno del Fablab Torino (e presentazione della pirma Maker Faire che si terrà a Roma il prossimo autunno): brava Sara che sei stata la sua voce :) Tanti auguri Fablab Torino! L’evento è stato pubblicato in giro per la rete: http://barcamper.it/barcamper-per-la-makerfairerome/ http://www.technonews.it/2013/02/18/technogeek-meet-the-makers/ https://plus.google.com/u/1/photos/+Arduino/albums/5845205026614888657 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488159311248020.110536.124208224309799&type=1
Franco Magni che racconta di WaterLilly al Fablab Torino alla trasmissione “E se domani domani” andata in onda il 9 febbraio 2013 su Rai 3 in un serizio sullo “strano mondo degli inventori”. L’intera trasmissione è disponibile on-line a questo link, Franco e WaterLilly sono a 1h 28min circa. Il servizio racconta abbastanza bene di … Read more
As part of my Fulbright program, over the next few months, I will spend some time as a visiting scholar in CASE (Center for Architecture Science and Ecology) inside SOM Wall Street Office in New York. It will be a chance to explore the possibilities embedded in parametric generated smart components for sustainable architecture in terms of … Read more
Below, an abstract of the Research Brief Proposal submitted to the Fulbright Commission to develop my research on smart creatures. Riding through the topics of parametric design, rapid prototyping, electronic hacking, biological hacking, with the final destination of setting up a solid background for innovative sustainable building technology design. ——————————————————————————————————————- Parametric design methods applied to the production of sustainable architecture Project Statement Based … Read more
cg just arrived in Troy (NY). I will spend the next 6 months researching on the topic of parametric design methods applied to the production of sustainable architecture here at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, thanks to a Fulbright Research Scholar Grant sponsored by the U.S. Government. During the research, we plan to fabricate some new working prototypes of … Read more
Un po’ flagship, un po’ showroom, il nuovo De’Longhi Group Official Store apre i battenti in San Babila svelando il concept spaziale minimale ed equilibrato creato dall’architetto Cesare Griffa, che con il suo team e Fred srl ha vinto la gara ad inviti per la progettazione. L’ambiente omogeneo e desaturato miscela in una unica esperienza … Read more