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The Korean Connection

As part of the IED Ambassadorship program, following the MOU signature ceremonies between IED and two leading Design Universities in South Korea and , cg lectures in : Wonkwang University Department of Space Environment and Industrial Design Iksan, 15 November, 9,30 on the topic of “Digital and Sustainable Architecture” Paekche Institute of the Arts Deaprtment of … Continue reading

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Dubai Lecture

  As part of the Dubai Design Week Global Grad show 2016, Cesare will be lecturing on the topic of Designing the Future: Moving and Living in Sustainable Urbanity. The lecture is part of the IED participation at the show with our student’s projects: Solari – IED Milano – Bodin Hon w/Federico Ferretti and Chris … Continue reading

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The Wall-rider’s House

Ask a skater why is he riding on a wall, he will have no answer. There is no answer to such a question. Riding on the walls is an attitude. A skater’s action driven by passion. There is any reasonable reason to ride on a wall. But it’s exciting, And fun. We just made a house … Continue reading

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Sammy P. in Berlin

Sammy P., the photosynthetic wall prototype designed and fabricated by IED Torino students of the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design, will be on show in the exhibit Human Factor – Endless Prototyping organized by Ars Electronica at Drive Volkswagen Forum in Berlin. Opening tonight, it will be on until the 27th of August 2016. … Continue reading

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SAMMY P. first showcase @ Ventura Lambrate 2016

Our students of the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design at IED Torino spent the last 5 weeks practicing 3d modeling and parametric design softwares, digital fabrication techniques and physical computing with Arduino/Genuino. The result is the amazing installation SAMMY P. entirely designed and fabricated by them in this incredible short time. Mission impossible: accomplished! SAMMY … Continue reading

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Bioskin microalgae facade system

Our design commitment, developed over the last few years, in microalgae systems lays on the background of Cesare’s idea to promote the Bioskin Consortium, dedicated to the design, building and maintenance of microalgae based liquid green facades. The Bioskin facades create a positive symbiosis within the built environment producing a series of virtuous effects for the environment: reduce buildings CO2 emissions by … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas and a Healthy 2016

This year for Xmas: Spirulina tablets for everybody! Have a healthy 2016 :))

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Hyperloop: we’re onboard the fastest capsule ever!

Here we are: onboard of Elon Musk (Tesla and SpaceX CEO)’s capsule system to transport people on ground at sonic speed! Hyperloop Tranportation Technologies and IED have recently signed an agreement to develop in a crowdsourcing environment the architectural components of the Hyperloop infrastrcuture and the interiors of the capsules. We have  been involved by IED to develop the … Continue reading

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WaterLilly becomes a Nénuphar!

Great freshly published new book on FabLabs: FabLab La révolution est en marche, curated by Massimo Menichinelli for Editions Pyramyd. The book was out at the beginning of September 2015, and we recently received our copy in the studio. Funny thing: it’s a french book, and the WaterLillies have been translated to Nénuphar… Pretty cool!  

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Acadia 2015

The Lillies land in America next October! They will be presented at Acadia 2015 in Cincinnati Ohio in the Curated Projects Section of the exhibit COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (curators Chris Perry and Lonn Combs). ACADIA 2015 COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE CINCINNATI, OHIO: October 19-25, 2015 University of Cincinnati SAID http://www.acadia.org/acadia2015 Curated Projects/Poster … Continue reading

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Algae at Villa Strozzi

On thursday 17 September, as part of the Experimental Materiality Day, CG will lecture in the morning at Villa Strozzi (Firenze) about the inclusion of algal biotech in architecture. More info here.

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Algae in Alba

Tonight at 18,00 our brand new proposal of a Vertical Algae Farm for the Casa del Barolo in Alba will be on display at the exhibit MIMESI in Alba organized by Aganahuei. The project is addressing a number of issues specific of the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero recently listed as Unesco World Heritage including: landscape mitigation of … Continue reading

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Our Algae go East on Domus China

May 2015 edition of Domus China n. 97 features a great 3 full spreads on our WaterLilly universe, including the study for a vertcial algae farm developped last year, and the excerpts of a conversation between Jan Wurm (Arup), Mario Tredici (Florence University), and Cesare Griffa. A part from our contribution, it is definitely a very … Continue reading

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MiniLilly PCB

In the process of optimization of the MiniLilly, we designed a brand new PCB to be used as an Arduino shield to connect and control all the sensors and the RGB lighting system. PCB Design: Matteo Amela

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Spectre room!

We have been commissioned to design and build an executive meeting room inspired by the 007 series Spectre organization. Here’s what we came out with: all kinds of invisible seamless digital technologies embedded in the walls, a futuristic board table and a vip lounge. Design by Federico Rizzo, Antonio Ravarino, Gianni Bruera Photo by Federico … Continue reading

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LillyBot flies to Dublin

From May Day to the 19th of July, LillyBot 2.0 will be at the Science Gallery in Dublin in the exhibit Home/Sick – post domestic bliss. HOME\SICK: POST-DOMESTIC BLISS explores how our homes might be reconfigured and reimagined as centres of connection in spite of emigration, of intimacy in spite of digital distraction, of food and … Continue reading

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Welcome MiniLilly, the smallest member of our Lillies family!

Welcome MiniLilly! With its 2.5 liters of micro-algae solution, it’s the smallest photobioreactor we ever made. It’s meant to be the low-cost good-looking solution for newbies interested in starting their home algae little farm :) More info on the MiniLilly webpage, stay tuned a DIY Kit will be released soon!

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WaterLilly and Biohacking, a lecture by cg

Giovedi prossimo alle ore 19.00, per chi non fosse a ubriacarsi di stimoli a Milano (che comunque non è lonatno), presenteremo la nuova MiniLilly 2015 al FabLab di Biella durante una serata dedicata al Bio-hacking. More info here :)

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Nital and Fowa headquarters

We’ve worked hard over the last two years on the interiors of the new Nital and Fowa headquarters in Turin. It’s a three stories building constructed in 2006 for another company, that needed to be refitted with new office spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms, warehouse, cafeteria, etc. Our brief was to create inspirational working and event spaces. A black crystal … Continue reading

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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