Tuesday, July 29, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:41 PM

Antonino Saggio is organizing one workshop in Sicily. If you want partecipate follow this links:

short info
What: Workshop in Sicily. New forms of Information technology in small urban centers
When: August 31 2008. September 7, 2008
Who: Antonino Saggio direction. Nitro group Giovanni D'Ambrosio conferences and talks by sicilian architects
How: for Enrolment form and detailed information write an email to: Sicilylab@Nitrosaggio.net,
Deadline: July 31, 2008 but some exceptions can be made
Contribution to eight days workshop: 370 euro (lodging around 100 euro for the entire week)


English description: http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/indexEngl.htm
Italian description: http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/index.htm
Conferences and detailed daily program : http://www.nitrosaggio.net/sicilylab/08/Program/index.htm

 
Friday, July 11, 2008
posted by pietro.leoni at 11:46 PM



The Digital Water Pavilion is a singular and innovative project of Milla Digital, implemented by Expoagua Zaragoza 2008 on behalf of the City of Zaragoza. Located in the connection node of the Expo site with the Milla Digital area, the DWP joins the theme of water with the digital technologies, creating a sense of continuity towards the future for the big projects of transformation nowadays in course in Zaragoza. This Pavilion of minimalist expression and small dimensions is, at the same time: a sophisticated machine of high mechanical precision; a building appearing and desappearing thanks to a 12 hydraulic pistons system; and a place where spaces are flexible, changing and responsive due to the action of 120 meters of water walls digitally controlled by almost 3.000 electromagnetique valves. It has been designed by carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carlo ratti, developping the interactive water wall concept created by the Smart Cities Group (MIT Media Laboratory) with the direction of Prof. William J. Mitchell.

www.digitalwaterpavilion.com
www.carloratti.com
www.flickr.com/photos/digitalwaterpavilion/
 
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 3:17 PM


///Prototyping the city_Teaching Staff

Leaders: C.Pasquero - Architectural Association M.Poletto - Architectural Association C.Tiazzoldi - Columbia University Local coordination: C. Griffa - Politecnico di Torino Local Partners: Denaldi Legnami s.a.s. Experts: P. Anzalone – Columbia University Assistants: D. del Giudice - A. Graziano

http://protocity.blogspot.com/


"Produzione di un installazione temporanea" July 13 > 29 - Torino

Background
Dalla sinergia di Politecnico di Torino, Architectural Association e Columbia University nasce una ricerca border-line tra design e architettura finalizzata alla ideazione e produzione di una struttura temporanea da installare presso l'Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo durante il periodo di Designing Connected Places. Sistemi di progettazione parametrica sono utilizzati per concepire uno spazio pubblico sperimentale capace di rispondere ad alcuni stimoli investigati nei sei workshop.

Domanda di progetto
In una città dalla struttura complessa nella quale le interazioni fra le parti si intensificano, nella quale il numero dei decisori e degli scenari culturali si sovrappongono, si interconnettono, e talvolta si scontrano, è necessario rispondere con nuove tipologie, nuovi organismi urbani e nuovi sistemi di gestione del progetto. In questo scenario, come possono la progettazione digitale parametrica e la prototipazione rapida diventare strumenti di ricerca e sviluppo? Come li si puo' sfruttare per investigare temi fondamentali come la salute ed il benessere, l'efficienza della mobilità urbana, la sicurezza e l'ecologia?"

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Background.
The synergy between the Politecnico di Torino, the Architectural Association and Columbia University gives life to research on the border between design and architecture to conceive and produce a temporary structure to be installed at the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo during the period of Designing Connected Places. Parametric design systems are used to conceive an experimental public space able to respond to some of the stimuli investigated in the six workshops.

Project question.
In a city with a complex structure where interactions between the parties involved intensify, in which the number of decision-makers and cultural scenarios overlap, interlink, and sometimes clash, a response is required with new forms, new urban bodies and new planning management systems. In this scenario, how can parametric digital design and rapid prototyping become tools of research and development? How can they be exploited to investigate fundamental questions like health and well-being, the efficiency of urban mobility, security and ecology?

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Thursday, July 03, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:06 PM

 
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