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

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

The Sabba Shooting

We just met great new friends: Alfredo Sabbatini and his fabulous people at Teatro Magico. As a first collaborative experience, we went to his studio for a shooting afternoon, and we end up with a series of glamorous portraits of us three… Great experience. We will likely spend part of our trips together. Other joint projects coming soon :) More … Continue reading

MI/ARCH 2014

cg parteciperà alla presentazione dello IED a MI/ARCH il prossimo giovedi 16 ottobre alle 16.00 al Politecnico di Milano via Edoardo Bonardi 9 a Milano edificio Trifoglio, aula T2.2 Conferenza IED SMART CITIZENS – Il design al servizio della riprogettazione della città Relatori // Carlo Forcolini, designer e vicepresidente IED // Salvatore Amura, direttore Accademia Galli Como // … 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

Expo 2015 – Future Food District

We are working as consultants for Carlo Ratti Associati in the project of the Future Food District at Expo 2015 in Milan to develop a Vertical Algae Farm and a Bio Energy Lab to fix CO2, naturally filter air and water, and produce energy out of algal biomass and food waste. More info on the … 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

WaterLilly @ the Milano Design week show off

Ecco un po’ di immagini di WaterLilly alla Milano Design Week 2013 in mezzo ai suoi amici smanettoni!

WaterLilly a Milano

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

annotazioni di cantiere

Annotazioni sul cartongesso: da particolari tecnici a aforismi sui massimi sistemi. Si tratta di un modo spiccio e veloce per spiegarsi in cantiere e trovare un linguaggio comune tra architetti, ingegneri, geometri, muratori, impiantisti, cartongessisti, falegnami, fabbri, vetrai, ecc. con buona pace dei pittori che a breve faranno sparire per sempre queste importanti testimonianze di … Continue reading

Coming soon: De’Longhi Group Official Store

We started from a concept design in spring 2012, and we won the invited competition organized by De’Longhi Group from Treviso.  Then we went through an intensive development design session during the summer, and  we’re now working hard on the San Babila site of the new De’Longhi Group Official Store in Milan. Opening (very) soon! Project credits … Continue reading