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

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

Seminario Smart Land a Imperia

Oggi alle 15.00 all’Ordine degli Architetti di Imperia,  cg terrà con il Prof. Roberto Revelli del Politecnico di Torino, una lezione sui processi di progettazione “intelligenti” applicati alle città e al territorio, con particolare attenzione al problema del dissesto idrogeologico in Liguria. Questo incontro è il primo di una serie di quattro, in cui si … 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

New Smart Building Master Program booklet by IED Torino

The booklet describing the program of the Master in Urban Sustainability and Smart Building @ IED Torino that will kick off in February 2015 is now available for download. Check it out here!

Officine Arduino joins the IED Master in Sustainable Architecture

Officine Arduino and its Fablab Torino are joining the Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino to provide professional support to students on the development of Smart Building Components. This collaboration aims to teach the students how to design and construct real scale working prototypes that, through their electronic nervous system (composed … Continue reading

New Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

[vimeo] Check out the video presentation of the  Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at the IED Torino that I am coordinating. You can find more info in the Master’s blog, and in the official IED Torino page.

Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

cg has been appointed Coordinator of the Master in Sustainable Architecture  – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino. About the Master The Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino is a 9 months full-time studio based program. Sustainability is addressed in terms of Design strategies that optimize environmental, energy … Continue reading

RPI School of Architecture, Troy, Ny

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 … Continue reading

Smart skin on

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!

Water Lilly workshop @ Fablab Torino (2)

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

Water Lilly workshop @ Fablab Torino

  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 … Continue reading

Mercato coperto a Forte dei Marmi

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 … Continue reading

  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.

Rhino Training

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!

BUILDSMART2011 final prototypes

Images (by Matteo Tangi) of the Arduino brained final prorotypes of the workshop BUILDSMART2011. more info at the wshop blog.    

BUILDSMART2011 @ Torino Smart City Workshop

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 … Continue reading

BUILDSMART2011 Final Presentation video

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.

buildsmart 2011 workshop final presentation

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 … Continue reading

smartbuild 2011 prototypes almost ready!

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. … Continue reading