Meeting YONA FRIEDMAN (sneak peek)

On the 30th of November 2017, I traveled to Paris to kick off the project “The unsustainable lightness of making” with an amazing conversation with Yona Friedman, the architect, the utopist, the artist, the man that is a beacon in the storm for the many interested in human creativity, nature and the future of our … Continue reading

WaterLilly 3.17 prototype ready for testing

The prototype of the brand new WaterLilly 3.17, a photobioreactor for microalage indoor farming is ready, and testing is beginning. We plan to solve the major hydraulic and electronic issues in the next few weeks and have the first spirulina harvesting before Xmas :) more info here!

IED MonsterTiling 2017

MonsterTiling is a system of intelligent components for architectural skins developed by the students of the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design of IED Torino in order to enhance passive behaviour on the external layer of the building envelope with the final goal to reduce energy needs. Each component is specialised for different and unique … Continue reading

WaterLilly 3.17 prototype fabrication kick off

We are so glad to announce the kick off of the fabrication phase of our new architectural photobioreactor: the WaterLilly 3.17. Check here for more info. WaterLilly 3.17 Architectural photobioreactor for spirulina Working since 2011 on the idea of introducing microalgae technology into architecture, we met a lot of potentials investors, and we realized that … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Sabba_booth

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

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

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