cesare griffa architecture lab
via lessolo 19
10153 torino (italy)
t+f +39 011 839 0000
Cesare Griffa is an architect and amateur algae farmer from Torino. Before opening his practice, he worked for Zaha Hadid Architects and for Arata Isozaki, ARUP and ArchA. He has been a Fulbright scholar at RPI and at the MIT, and has teach Design and Architecture in a number of public and private Universities. He thinks that design is the development of humankind’s natural attitude of making things.
His work focus on the romantic and humorous adventures of the strange love affair that bounds Humankind to Nature.
ArchA Spa (Turin, I), Buzzi srl (Turin, I), Carlo Ratti Associati (Turin, I), Comitato Italia 150 (Turin, I), Comune di Venaria Reale (I), Comune di Nichelino (I), DE-GA Spa (Turin, I), De’ Longhi (Treviso, I), Domus Academy (Milano, I), Fondazione per il libro, la musica e la cultura (Torino, I), IAAC (Barcelona, ES), IstitutoEuropeo di Design (Milano, Torino, I), MIT Senseable City Lab (Boston, USA), NITAL srl (Torino, I), Ordine degli Architetti di Imperia (I), Politecnico di Torino, Regione Piemonte, Rubner Haus (Kiens, I), Santa & Cole (Barcelona, ES), Scuola Holden (Turin, I), Torino 2008 World Design Capital Committee (I)
The Palienish comes from a cross breeding of a Panda with an Alien and a Fish.
The Panda is white, black and asian and eats bamboo. It’s an open minded creature concerned about the future.
The Alien comes from outer space. It’s a special creature that thinks laterally.
The Fish swims smoothly in the water. It’s an elegant creature that moves fast and silently.
So it’s the Palienish, an open minded, special, smooth creature that thinks differently,
moves silently, and is concerned about the future.
The Palienish is not a logo. It’s a state of mind.
The Palienish can be emoticonized
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