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. Advertisements

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

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

Algae in Alba

Tonight at 18,00 our brand new proposal of a Vertical Algae Farm for the Casa del Barolo in Alba will be on display at the exhibit MIMESI in Alba organized by Aganahuei. The project is addressing a number of issues specific of the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero recently listed as Unesco World Heritage including: landscape mitigation of … Continue reading

Our Algae go East on Domus China

May 2015 edition of Domus China n. 97 features a great 3 full spreads on our WaterLilly universe, including the study for a vertcial algae farm developped last year, and the excerpts of a conversation between Jan Wurm (Arup), Mario Tredici (Florence University), and Cesare Griffa. A part from our contribution, it is definitely a very … 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

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

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

algae lab development

In the last few months we’ve been working hard with algae. New experiments include: – setting up of self-sufficient systems with living animals – refining growing and harvesting techniques – building a micro-algae library – optimizing feeding solutions – design of vertical systems for façade wrapping We are working with Carlo Ratti’s team to set up … Continue reading