Friday, June 27, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 4:32 PM

at Cavallerizza Maneggio Chiablese

30 June 2008

START 22:00

DOOR free entrance

more info at official website

thanks to casartarc

Thursday, June 19, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:16 PM

cg studied and worked in torino, rome (italy) and london (uk). he graduated in architecture at the politecnico di torino in 1997, he got a master degree in design (m.arch.) at the architectural association in 2002 and a phd in the poltecnico di torino in 2006. he has been design architect for zaha hadid architectsfor the projects of the new high speed trains station of afragola and the new bmw central building in leipzig (competition phase). he worked for the winter olympics 2006 hockey stadium (isozaki + maggiora + arup). he has been involved in the coordination of the fiera di milano - polo urbano - urban design project (libeskind + hadid + isozaki + maggiora). from 2005 he works in his own studio and teaches in the 2nd faculty of architecture of the politecnico di torino.

text from cesare griffa architect official website
thanks to davide del giudice for the info and present
posted by Pier at 8:39 AM

It is one single element, like a brick. That's the idea. It’s a new kind of brick to build with.
That's what Greg Lynn explains about his project for the exhibition at Sci-arc.
The structure fell apart, the day after the opening.
From the learning point of view: amazing, even if the result might be discouraging.
Why? To test a structure in such a public space, it is not that easy. They have been working for two years. No one was expecting it. In the computer's software was working perfectly. So was went wrong? Scaffolding.
Studying a system to help build the structure. A system that would have allowed the right positioning of the bricks.
As a matter of fact, at already halfway of the building process, the shape wasn't working properly.

The computer took us away from the reality. Connections perfectly under control in the virtual reality, become unstable for accumulation of imprecision in the everyday reality.
Maybe a well done scaffolding would have avoided the sum of imprecision versus a kind of free building process, that has been involved this time.

As a student pointed out, the mortar helps the bricks in their connection, and I would say, it also help to cover and to smooth imprecise bricks or assembling. Greg Lynn though, seems more interested in a pure approach of a single element that aggregates with others to create a structure/wall.

Here some pics of the structure before the repairs.
Now there are posts in the middle of the structure holding it.

Monday, June 16, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 9:30 PM

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. He was a pioneer in the exploration of the constructive possibilities of reinforced concrete.

His buildings are often characterised by being spacious and exposed, mixing volumes and empty space to create unconventional patterns and often propped up by pilotis. Both lauded and criticised for being a "sculptor of monuments"[1], his most famous design, the plan for the city of Brasilia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:41 AM


Settimo Torinese, Suoneria - Via dei Partigiani, 4
10 June h.17.30 – h.20.00

Aldo Corgiat Loia
Pier Paolo Maggiora
Antonello Camillo
Monday, June 09, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 12:25 PM

Rhinoceros User Meeting!
Roma, 12 June 2008,
La Sapienza University

more info at McNell Wiky

thanks to Davide Del Giudice (a+surface)
Sunday, June 08, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:07 AM

A+surface is a free Association, non-policy, no-profit”

It is regulated by a statute lodged at the Politecnico di Torino and is registered in the official list.

The associaiton was created by five students of the architecture faculty - politecnico di torino - who share a keen passion for architecture, and it is mainly focused on experimenting with the theories of contemporary architecture research, by organising workshops and conferences on a regular basis, promoting meetings on architecrure, design and research with the students of the faculty of architecture.

it was founded in 2005 with the purpose to disclose the new techniques of design in the computer science and the modelling real in scale.

The Association plays a major role within the accademic life of the politecnico thanks to several activities, such as:

-cultural initiatives primarly focused on architecture, research, design

-promoting cultural exchanges with similar architectural and cultural associations located throughout Italy and foreign universities.

-fostering and encouraging the circulation of architecture thanks to internet and leaflets

- organising conferences, debates, convenction, workshops and whatever else may adapt to the students' needs, both in Italy and abroad.

Two main events have been scheduled for 2008, also thanks to the promotion of politecnico:

-day conference and study: “digital design, prototyping and computer systems innovative”

-Workshop “ecopavilion” in collaboration with politecnico di torino and tutors aknowledged internationally


Saturday, June 07, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 4:03 PM

Video by chanelmobileart
Thursday, June 05, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 12:23 AM

Here come "Le isole del tesoro ("The Treasure Islands"), a regional campus for contemporary culture, conceived and organized by iMage, and promoted by the Region of Tuscany, with the objective of encouraging a sensibility for contemporary architectural research in the Tuscan territory while also respecting the landscape and the history of the cities involved.

5+1AA, Carlini & Valle Architetti Associati, Gruppo A12, Ian+, Id-lab, maO, Marco Navarra (NOWA) are the architects who tutored, from October to November 2006, a number of young neo-architects with the aim of renewing the visions of Tuscany.

The project, curated by Paola Bortolotti and Marco Brizzi, and coordinated by Franco Filippini, involved eight municipalities (Capoliveri, Lastra a Signa, Peccioli, Poggio a Caiano, Prato, Rio nell'Elba, San Gimignano, San Giovanni Valdarno) in seven architectural design workshops, each lasting a week. The goals of the workshops were to elaborate concepts and ideas for the spatial qualification of specific areas in the eight cities.

This video has been made by Valeria Fabris for iMage."

Video and Info from: imagearchive

posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:14 AM

Davide and Federico attend tomorrow a workshop on Generative Components in Turin, software by bentley system, organized by CASARTARC. More info on this flyer and at this link.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:31 PM the stepping stone to getting to know A+S and our members!

Becoming part of Apiusurface allows you many opportuinites in leadership, friendship,research..academic excellence and much more!

For information: apiusurface(at)