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
Cesar Madrigal (Smart Skin 2010 workshop student) published on Suckerpunch the project “Adaptive Respiration” developed with Marco Caprani, Alex Dorn and Andrea Terreno during the workshop Smart Skin held in September 2010 at Politecnico di Torino in collaboration with RPI School of Architecture directed by cg and Ted Ngai. Congratulations!
Some images from the two workshops hels @ FablabTorino on July 4th and July 9th. The third and last workshop will be on July 16th. Three groups are working with Arduino boards to add interactive behaviour to Water Lilly. The idea is that she is a social creature that likes to have people approaching her, she’s … Read more
Per finire in tempo la preparazione di Water Lilly in vista della Mostra a Palazzo Bembo a Venezia, abbiamo pensato di organizzare un workshop a inviti al Fablab Torino. Dove e quando Fablab Torino, 3 luglio 2012 Cos’è Water Lilly? Water Lilly è un prototipo di foto-bio-reattore (cioè un marchingegno per allevare micro alghe) che stiamo … Read more
Per la loro tesi di Laurea al Politecnico di Torino, Max Manno e Denise Giordana (relatore Cesare Griffa) hanno partecipato al Concorso per il nuovo Mercato Coperto di Forte dei Marmi. Il progetto ha sviluppato un processo compositivo basato sull’utilizzo di una definizione di Grasshopper (Flow_L) che simula il movimento degli elettroni all’interno di un … Read more
We’re up with a new series of workshops dedicated to students, professionals and 3d modeling enthousisasts. We’re going to explore “Rhinoceros®, NURBS modeling for Windows”, Grasshopper and various plug-in. To see the complete program check out or new Rhino Training Page. Cesare Griffa is an Authorized Rhino Trainer.
Just back from Barcelona where I attended the Mc Neel official Rhino Training Level 2 for instructors at Mc Neel Europe to become an Authorized Rhino Trainer. We will organize soon a series of Rhino and Grasshopper workshops from beginners levels to advanced training. Stay tuned!
Images (by Matteo Tangi) of the Arduino brained final prorotypes of the workshop BUILDSMART2011. more info at the wshop blog.
Last Wednesday (spt. 28th) we presented the BUILDSMART2011 workshop results at the Smart Building in Torino Smart City Workshop the OGR (more info @ the Smart Building website). Thanks to the organizers of the Event and to our students for the amazing work. Below, the beginning slides of the presentation. To see the full presentation … Read more
Here is a viedo of the BUILDSMART2011 joined workshop (Polito + RPI) that took place sept. 21st at tyhe Castello del Valentino in Torino. Check more BUILDSMART2011 videos on the VIMEO CHANNEL.
Nell’ambito del programma degli eventi culturali della II Facoltà di Architettura si trasmette invito alla presentazione finale dei lavori degli studenti del IV workshop internazionale di progettazione RPI – POLITO, che si terrà al Castello del Valentino, venerdì 23 settembre come da invito allegato. 9 gruppi internazionali hanno progettato componenti edilizie intelligenti che rispondono a … Read more
The prototypes developed by the students of the Smartbuild 2011 workshop in Torino are almost ready to go. They will be finished by the end of next week for the workshop final presentation on Friday the 23rd, during which the students will present also a design proposal for Torino based on their Smart Components systems. … Read more
We spent the last week @ fablabitalia with polito and RPI students of the Buildsmart 2011 architecture workshop manufacturing interactive little architectural creatures…
For the second week of the Buildsmart 2011 workshop (Polito+RPI) we moved with all the students to the fablabitalia to begin the manufacturing of interactive prototypes. The students will be developing physical prototypes of the architectural components they have been working on over the last week using digital modeling software. The material mechanisms will be … Read more
The 2011 joined workshop of the Politecnico di Torino Faculty of Architecture II and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture is directed by Lonn Combs (RPI) and Cesare Griffa (Polito), with the title ‘BUILDSMART2011′. The workshop is taking place in Torino at the Castello dl Valentino and at the Fablabitalia from August 29th to … Read more
Yesterday @ the IAAC in Barcelona, web-connected with Mumbai and Torino, was the day of the Global Summer School Final presentation. See pix in the Picasa web gallery! more info
Yesterday @ Castello del Valentino in Torino, students Federica Gomiero and Roberta Musso graduated in Architecture @ the Politecnico di Torino with 110/100 + honors + web publication. Their final thesis project is a Fashion Museum in Tokyo. The building is a skyscraper in the heart of Tokyo fashion district Omotesando, that develops a 650 … Read more
Yesterday, as part of the IACC Global Summer School agenda, Massimo Banzi (co-founder of Arduino.cc) gave a web-lecture from Torino Fablabitalia connected in streaming to Barcelona and Mumbai. Massimo talked about Arduino, which are the ideas behind it, possible implementations, what will be next, and went through a series of showcases of “Arduino minded” designs. … Read more
As part of the IAAC Global Summerschool 2011 program, yesterday cg and Giorgio Boscheri (Thales Alenia Space) connected from Torino (Stazione Futuro – lab 6 – hydroponic greenhouse) to Barcelona and Mumbai for a web-lecture on Life Support Systems (LSS) in space. Aerospace technologies in the research field of providing the conditions for people to live for … Read more
Sono ancora aperte le iscrizioni per il workshop di design parametrico di settembre (dal 29/8>>23/9/2011) organizzato congiuntamente tra il Politecnico di Torino Facoltà di Architettura 2 e la Rensselaer School of Architecture (Troy, NY). Esploreremo le potenzialità si strumenti di disegno parametrici (rhino, grasshopper, ecc.) in uno scenario di progettazione architettonica sostenibile applicato in un … Read more