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.

The Korean Connection

As part of the IED Ambassadorship program, following the MOU signature ceremonies between IED and two leading Design Universities in South Korea and , cg lectures in : Wonkwang University Department of Space Environment and Industrial Design Iksan, 15 November, 9,30 on the topic of “Digital and Sustainable Architecture” Paekche Institute of the Arts Deaprtment of … 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

Acadia 2015

The Lillies land in America next October! They will be presented at Acadia 2015 in Cincinnati Ohio in the Curated Projects Section of the exhibit COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (curators Chris Perry and Lonn Combs). ACADIA 2015 COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE CINCINNATI, OHIO: October 19-25, 2015 University of Cincinnati SAID http://www.acadia.org/acadia2015 Curated Projects/Poster … 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

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!

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

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

LillyBot 2.0 @ MakerFaire Rome 2014

Join us next Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October at Auditorium della Musica in Rome: LillyBot 2.0 will be officially presented during the MakerFaire European Edition, Rome 2014. Don’t miss!

LillyBot 2.0 – Official preview @ Popup Makers torino

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

ALGAETECTURE | EXPO 2015 PREVIEW: Algae systems to design and feed the city

Milan, 7th April 2014 – Algae is the seemingly unlikely term that is being discussed at the heart of EXPO Milano 2015. As part of the Future Food District project, being developed by Carlo Ratti Associati at the central crossroads of the EXPO site, the pavilions’ façades and canopy utilize new systems of micro-algae, designed … Continue reading

WaterLilly 2.0 @ FuoriSalone 2014

During the Design Week in Milan (8-13 April), and until 18 April, a real scale prototype based on the latest evolution of the WaterLilly family (2.0) will be present in the space curated by Carlo Ratti Associati at the FuoriSalone 2014 in Milano at the Interni magazine  major Exhibition-Event FEEDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY. … Continue reading

Why microalgae biotechnology is important in architecture?

Cyanobacteria (the procaryotic microalgae) are believed to be among the first living organisms that appeared on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. At that time the atmosphere was composed mainly by nitrogen and carbon dioxide, no oxygen. Through their photosynthetic activity, micro-algae are considered responsible of the Oxygen Catastrophe (Great Oxygenation Event), approximately 2.4 billion … Continue reading

WaterLilly on Wired uk

Last month, WaterLilly was featured on Wired UK. 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