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
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
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!
LillyBot 2.0, our new prototype of a domestic microalgae farm will be previewed at Popupmakers @ Toolbox Torino on September 24 / h. 19,00. If you are around you are more than welcome to come over, and give your comments/advice. The full prototype presentation will then take place @ Maker Faire Rome on 3-5 October 2014. … Continue reading
If you’re around, we will be very happy to meet you for the cg talk “creatures” tomorrow at 12,30 @ Mini Maker Faire Torino in Via Agostino da Montefeltro 2 :) Full program here
WaterLilly 2.0 sarà presente alla Mini Maker Faire Torino sabato 31 Maggio 2014. Don’t miss it!
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
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
Hey, check out the WaterLilly page. The family got bigger, three new members joined the 2012 components: Lilly_bot 2013, Demo_Lilly 2013, and Lilly Starter_Kit 2013. Lilly_bot-2013 is an automated device to cultivate edible micro-algae like Spirulina in a domestic environment. Having a personal micro-algae farm is an environmentally friendly way to produce and consume a complete nutritional source that grows … Continue reading
Ecco un po’ di immagini di WaterLilly alla Milano Design Week 2013 in mezzo ai suoi amici smanettoni!
Continuano le scorribande di WaterLilly che, scoprendo di avere il dono dell’ubiquità, sara’ contemporaneamente presente a due eventi durante il Salone del Mobile in qualita’ di creatura figlia di un modo di fare aperto in cui i tanti progettisti e inventori che hanno partecipato in modo condiviso alla sua nascita hanno apportanto il proprio contributo … Continue reading
Per festeggiare Pasqua, abbiamo montato una stampante Eggbot e ci siamo messi a plottare sulle uova. Gran divertimento, e tante frittate! Buona Pasqua!
A presentation that explains why it’s valuable to include algae as an architectural feature, and how we built our photobioreactor prototypes WaterLilly.
Below, an abstract of the Research Brief Proposal submitted to the Fulbright Commission to develop my research on smart creatures. Riding through the topics of parametric design, rapid prototyping, electronic hacking, biological hacking, with the final destination of setting up a solid background for innovative sustainable building technology design. ——————————————————————————————————————- Parametric design methods applied to the production of sustainable architecture Project Statement Based … Continue reading
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
On 12-13 december, a paper on Water Lilly has been presented at the Conference “Abitare il Futuro” in Universita’ Federico II Napoli. Unfortunately, cg couldn’t go to lecture in Napoli, but the paper is available in the official proceedings.
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.
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
In questi giorni sta uscendo il mio libro “Smart Creatures – Progettazione parametrica per architetture sostenibili” nella collana “The IT Revolution in Architecture”, curata da Antonino Saggio e pubblicata da Edilstampa a Roma. Si parla di progettazione parametrica, di fabbricazione digitale, di hack elettronici, di componenti architettonici che si comportano in modo sostenibile, di open … Continue reading