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

The Wall-rider’s House

Ask a skater why is he riding on a wall, he will have no answer. There is no answer to such a question. Riding on the walls is an attitude. A skater’s action driven by passion. There is any reasonable reason to ride on a wall. But it’s exciting, And fun. We just made a house … Continue reading

Nital and Fowa headquarters

We’ve worked hard over the last two years on the interiors of the new Nital and Fowa headquarters in Turin. It’s a three stories building constructed in 2006 for another company, that needed to be refitted with new office spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms, warehouse, cafeteria, etc. Our brief was to create inspirational working and event spaces. A black crystal … 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

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

salone del gusto 2014

Next week, our Parametric Pizza Tower, specially designed and produced for Comieco, will be on show at the Salone del Gusto in Torino. If you’re around, don’t miss, it will be in Piazza della Pizza. If you’re elsewhere, stay tuned, pics will come soon!

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

New Smart Building Master Program booklet by IED Torino

The booklet describing the program of the Master in Urban Sustainability and Smart Building @ IED Torino that will kick off in February 2015 is now available for download. Check it out here!

cg talk @ Mini Maker Faire Torino

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 @ Mini Maker Faire Torino

WaterLilly 2.0 sarà presente alla Mini Maker Faire Torino sabato 31 Maggio 2014. Don’t miss it!

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

New Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/88085074] Check out the video presentation of the  Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at the IED Torino that I am coordinating. http://ied.tv/videos/ied-design/masterarchitecturemov/ You can find more info in the Master’s blog, and in the official IED Torino page.

Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

cg has been appointed Coordinator of the Master in Sustainable Architecture  – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino. About the Master The Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino is a 9 months full-time studio based program. Sustainability is addressed in terms of Design strategies that optimize environmental, energy … Continue reading

Micro-algae architecture practice

November 2013: it’s time for cleaning up the studio space. Old stuff out, white paint on the walls, some WaterLilly floating around, people working in a nice and clean environment, and lots of algae stuff! We’re ready for an exciting new winter during which we will be developing systems to bring micro-algae bio-technology in architecture … Continue reading

WaterLilly su RAI 3

Franco Magni che racconta di WaterLilly al Fablab Torino alla trasmissione “E se domani domani” andata in onda il 9 febbraio 2013 su Rai 3 in un serizio sullo “strano mondo degli inventori”. L’intera trasmissione è disponibile on-line a questo link, Franco e WaterLilly sono a 1h 28min circa. Il servizio racconta abbastanza bene di … Continue reading

Water Lilly @ Share Festival 2012 in Torino

water lilly algal bloom from cesare griffa on Vimeo. From October 30th to November 11th the video “Water Lilly algal bloom”  is on show in Torino at the “Share Festival 2012 – Open your City“. While introducing the basic concepts of photo bio reactors, the 3 minutes clip shows the construction and the public exhibition … Continue reading

Prototyping the City: Torino World Design Capital Summer School Pavillion

Who Prototyping the City: Design Studio is a workshop organized by the Torino World Design Capital, the Architec- tural Association, the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and the Politecnico di Torino within the context of the summer school Designing Connected Places. It will take place both in Torino and in … Continue reading