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

featured on wired italia

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 ;)

cg interview about algae on dutch television (vpro)

During the Dutch Design Week, I’ve been interviewed by VPRO about possible applications of algal technology in design and architecture. funny enough… cg

@ MakerFaire Rome!

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 … Continue reading


Waterlilly has been pubblished on slovenoan magazine Deloindom in an article on Bio.23 Design Biennale. Wondering what it says…

Smart skin on suckerpunch.com

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!

Waterlilly su ATCasa

Waterlilly compare nell’articolo sulla mostra di Palazzo Bembo a Venezia pubblicato su ATCASA del Corriere.

garage punk

ecco una foto memorabile: l’apparente punk che si aggira tra il garage in questa foto pubblicata su daily wired è in realtà un (quasi) giovane architetto di nostra conoscenza (io) vestito di gala per l’evento di inaugurazione del laboratorio di fabbricazione digitale (fablab torino), colto mentre si aggira tra gli apparati di alta tecnologia che ci permetteranno … Continue reading


Happy Xmas 2011 and see you next year with new thrilling projects, exciting workshops and amazing adventures ;-) cg

creatures (movie trailer)

A short trailer like supernatural movie presenting some of recent work. (mounted with the amazing iMovie ’11 trailers :-)

old mac look (tribute to steve jobs)

WordPress people prepared a Theme called Retro Mac OS that simulates old Macs screens. I did a series of images of how cesaregriffa.com would look in OLD MAC SCREENS >>> tributing Mr. Jobs


check out our new CGTV VIMEO video channel  

R.E.D. lab

a little brother of my personal blog just born… it’s called R.E.D. Lab, chiara and federico take care of it. it’s a research area. we gonna publish information about  explorations we are developing in the practice. it’s gonna be about modeling, coding, parametric control, green experiments, energy investigations… studiogriffa.net splits in two: cesaregriffa.com, my personal blog … Continue reading

blog upgrade

truchet pattern

After the big Stazione Futuro rush, in this first spring days, we’re playing with WordPress, doing some upgrades in the blog: new web address, new theme (Structure), new background (a Truchet pattern built with a fantastic little script embedded in Gimp 2.6), ubuntu style header,  fine tuning… what about doing smarter things like… playing outside and enjoying … Continue reading

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.   … Continue reading

haiti + 1 year (xmas gift)

è passato quasi un anno dal tragico terremoto… noi facciamo un regalo di natale a haiti… fallo anche tu! one year passed from the tragic event… we did a xmas present to haiti… do it! donate here    

smart skin on wired magazine

the “smart skin for sustainable dwelling” workshop has been spotted by bruce sterling in his blog “beyond the beyond” on wired: http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2010/10/architecture-fiction-smart-skin-for-sustainable-dwelling/

Archiparchi #3

cg article Archiparchi #3: navigando nei parchi digitali has been published in Parchi – Cultural review on nature reserves (four-montly review), n.52/2008, Federparchi Editore, January 2008, ISSN 1127-7300, pp.116-117 http://www.parks.it/federparchi/rivista/ … numero tre: parchi digitali   Puntata un po’ particolare questa di Archi-Parchi: dopo aver esplorato un grande parco affacciato sul mare (le Cinque Terre) ed un … Continue reading

google arch – published on EdA magazine, edizioni il prato, padova

cg paper “Google Architecture” has been published on Esempi di Architettura vol.3:Info-Architecture l’architettura performativa dell’età dell’informazione curated by Maurizio Meossi, April 2008, magazine published by Il Prato publisher, Padova. http://www.esempidiarchitettura.it/ “L’avvento delle scienze informatiche ha portato a sostituire l’idea lecorbuseriana di architettura come “macchina” con quella di architettura come “organismo” in costante evoluzione, oggetto di attenta … Continue reading

Archiparchi #2

cg article Archiparchi #2: il parco nazionale del gran paradiso has been published in Parchi – Cultural review on nature reserves (four-montly review), n.51/2007, Federparchi Editore, July 2007, ISSN 1127-7300, pp.116-123 http://www.parks.it/federparchi/rivista/ … numero due: il parco nazionale gran paradiso   Con una superficie che supera i 70.000 ettari, situata a cavallo tra Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta, a … Continue reading