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
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
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
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
Next week, our Parametric Pizza Tower, specially designed and produced for Comieco, will be on show at the Salone del Gusto in Torino. If you’re around, don’t miss, it will be in Piazza della Pizza. If you’re elsewhere, stay tuned, pics will come soon!
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 … Continue reading
Ecco un po’ di immagini di WaterLilly alla Milano Design Week 2013 in mezzo ai suoi amici smanettoni!
water lilly algal bloom from cesare griffa on Vimeo. From October 30th to November 11th the video “Water Lilly algal bloom” is on show in Torino at the “Share Festival 2012 – Open your City“. While introducing the basic concepts of photo bio reactors, the 3 minutes clip shows the construction and the public exhibition … Continue reading
After the Palazzo Bembo Water Lilly in Venice, we went to Ljubjljana, where we set up a sister installation at the Museum of Architecture and Design for the BIO.23 Ljubljana Design Biennal. The new Water Lillies have a few upgrades: RGB LED systems, algae solution tank and Arduino control panel embedded in the wooden structures, … Continue reading
Waterlilly Venice from cesare griffa on Vimeo. Here’s a video telling the stories around Water Lilly over the last few months.
Here are some pictures shot last week at Palazzo Bembo showing the final set up of the Waterlilly installation in the exhibit Traces of Centuries and Future Steps.
Last week: big events in Venice for the opening of the 13. Architecture Biennale. Our Waterlilly was present at Palazzo Bembo Parties on August 27th and 28th, and was the only creature around filled with green liquid instead of orange Spritz! She sill stay there untill November 19th. If you’re around Rialto Brodge, drop by! … Continue reading
Some pictures of the arriving in Venice of Water Lilly last friday. After a car trip fromTorino, and a Vaporetto ride, Water Lilly, Federico, Antonio and me arrived to Palazzo Bembo. It took 5 hours to attach the wall sticker, hang Water Lilly, and mount the service furniture. A couple of days before the opening … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
In this period, the studio looks like a science lab. We are growing a strain of chlorella to be used in “Water Lilly”, the photo bio-reactor installation we are preparing for the exhibit “Traces of Centuries and Future Steps” collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Architecture on August 25th 2012 at Palazzo Bembo. Hopefully, by the ends … Continue reading
Our installation for the Provincia di Torino project Eco e Narciso at Artissima 18 has been a great success! We estimated that 3,000 visitors played with the little green creatures making them grow big! Visitors were asked to choose one of the seven possible answers to the apparently simple question “what is art” by placing … Continue reading
We directed the construction of the Regione Piemonte big stand (600 sqm) Lingua Madre. During the five days of the Salone del Libro, presentations, lectures, concerts and main events will take place in the arena, that can host up to 200 people. Lingua Madre is a project of Regione Piemonte to support the storytelling of … Continue reading
We directed the construction of the Regione Piemonte stand Nati per Leggere. During the five days of the Salone del Libro, workshops and lectures for kids will take place here. The space is a sort of books playground. program and more info here. Ogni bambino ha diritto ad essere protetto non solo dalla malattia e dalla … Continue reading
We directed the construction of the Regione Piemonte stand Editori Piemontesi. It’s a bookshop that sells books published by little local editors. more info here. La “Grande libreria per piccoli editori” ha sede a Torino tra Via Bertola e Via San Tommaso. In uno spazio di oltre 300 metri quadri su due piani presenta il panorama … Continue reading