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lablog 2nd Prize in a Ideas Competition

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Redesigning Contemporary Dwelling


Massimo Bricocoli
Gennaro Postiglione
Stefania Sabatinelli
Nicola Sirugo

Coliving and cohabitation serve to increase density by reorganizing the layouts of existing buildings for more efficient spaces, and to include shared amenities for larger groups of inhabitants. The designer of this project, quoting STAR strategies + Architecture, states: “the real revolution in housing is indoors.” The proposal rearranges the interior layout of a typical london housing block, as the designer claims, to mirror the growing variety of job positions and of family arrangements. The ways in which people organize their urban lives to afford housing “is to be more closely investigated, as this brings along significant changes in terms of housing cultures, patterns of solidarity/community, and socio-spatial organization.” The design offers a selection of flexible interior organizational components – including the bathroom core, the equipped wall fitted with shelving and insulation, and movable partitions. The layout accounts for a mixture of user profiles, from the single adult student, to the elderly couple, to the divorced parent with child. The jury wonders, in what other building typologies can this project be applied?

*The work is a result of and ongoing design studio-based research (at Politecnico di Milano) over the last three years; colleagues involved: Massimo Bricocoli (Urban and Housing Policy), Giovanni Hänninen (Ethno-photography); Rodrigo Pemjean (Architectural Representation); Gennaro Postiglione (Architecture of Interiors) and Stefania Sabatinelli (Urban Sociology).

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Lablog @ Malmö University: 26-27 November 2018

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Three Lectures at Malmö University together with the POLIMI-Research group “Constellations. Spaces of Public Action”:

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Book launching

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017


Architecture as Space for People
Antonio Carvalho Architect

Wednesday, 13 September h 17:30
Chado Museum of Contemporary Art

Gonçalo Byrne
Gennaro Postiglione

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MeLa Final Event in Milan

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Envisioning 21st Century European Museums
Milan, 21-23 January 2014

MeLa – European Museums in an age of migrations will conclude its four years research programme with a three-day event, aimed at providing a critical overview on the main findings ensuing from its investigations and a forward-looking discussion about the future of European museums. An interdisciplinary panel of scholars and policy makers from all over the world will trigger a multi perspective debate, bringing together the latest insights on museums’ challenges and chances in the framework of the contemporary global and multi-cultural scenario.

Browse the full programme on the MeLa website.

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lablog @ The Practice Research Symposium in Barcelona

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

The Practice Research Symposium took place at RMIT Europe in Barcelona from 28-30 November. Transition Training and Research Methods Training was conducted by the ADAPT-r Experienced Researchers, Johan Verbeke, Claus Peder Pedersen, Arnaud Hendrickx and Jo Van Den Berghe. and included presentations by graduates from the RMIT doctoral programme: CJ Lim, Deborah Saunt and Tom Holbrook.
There were 3 PhD students examinated: Tanya Kalinina, James McAdam and Riet Eeckhout.
During the PRS weekend 38 practitioners have presented their research or PhD proposal.

lablog was invited to take part at the meeting to share knowledge.

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MeLa @ Biennale finissage

Monday, November 17th, 2014

22-23 November 2014
Venice, Italy | Biennale di Architettura 14th, Padiglione Centrale, Sala F


MeLa is pleased to invite you to a two-day event dedicated to the launch of the MeLa Critical Archive, promoted in the framework of the final week of the Architecture Biennale 2014.

The MeLa Critical Archive is a digital platform aimed at cohering, conveying and sharing the interdisciplinary investigations produced within the four year long Research Project. This archive was not conceived a mere repository of the research outcomes, but rather as a multipurpose dissemination tool drawing together and organizing the main insights by the involved researchers through a critical post-reflection; as a communicative project pointing out the complexity of the different approaches and findings, and illustrating the unitary jet multifarious cultural proposal; as well as a research instrument fostering questions, enhancing synergies, highlighting potentialities and opening further perspectives. Read the rest of this entry »

REcall final event in Berlin

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


REcall final event, Berlin 30 April 2014

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Stazione Agip got listed

Friday, February 21st, 2014

We just found out that the Stazione di Servizio Agip, the beloved building topic of our 2012 Design Lab, has been officially listed. According to the public authorities – namely the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo – the building is “of  particularly outstanding historical and artistic interest” and will be now subject to safeguard. The official document stating this important judgement features a short bibliography that includes our Lab-int-2012 as a reference.

It goes without saying that we consider this a huge achievenment for the commitment played out by our students in that project.

Villard 15 – Paesaggi strategici

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Lablog has been invited to share the Villard 15 International meeting in Venice [29-30/01/2014] and to present the new issued volume Re-enacting the past ed. by Michela Bassanelli and Gennaro Postiglione. Venice was immersed in the water – as it happens in this season – and all transfers required much more time and a lot of patience, but for sure giving to all of us the precise feeling that this is a city like no one else in the world.

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Giornata della Memoria 2014

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Mirjam Ohringer – Widerstand gegen die Nationalsozialisten in NL

Per la Giornata della Memoria (27 Gennaio 2014), lablog, all’interno del progetto di ricerca REcall, è andato ad ascoltare i racconti di Mirjam Ohringer, una sopravvissuta alla deportazione di Ebrei ad Amsterdam e membro attivo della Resistenza Ebrea in città. Tra le tante cose dette nelle due ore di conversazione, Mirjam ha ricordato di aver rifiutato la possibilità che le si era creata di emigrare in Svizzera per non abbandonare la sua posizione di giovane della resistenza cittadina.

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Lightness greetings for 2014

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Sverre Fehn, sketch fragment 1990s

[Sverre Fehn, sketch fragment, 1990s]

Gennaro Postiglione, 2013 activity report/writings:

PT Chapter
TI Methods of Research and Criticality
BT The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

PT Chapter
AU Bassanelli, M.
TI Active-actions strategies. Adaptive reuse come processodi riattivazioni sostenibili
BT Nuovi cicli di vita per architetture e infrastrutture della città e del paesaggio

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Lablog at ETSAM

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Lablog was invited to be part of the “Tribunal de la tesis de doctorado titulada

La Planta Miralles. Representación y Pensamiento en la Arquitectura de Enric Miralles

de JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ CONTRERAS” as part of the ‘Doctorado en Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados de la ‘E.T.S. DE ARQUITECTURA.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013

Lablog has been invited to participate at the one-day seminar “Shifting AiR strategies” arranged by id11 in collaboration with Tetterode Collective on the 14th DEC at Lijm & Cultuur space. Lablog will present the on-going research-by-design focused on “The Next Monument” on new forms of Memorialisation of conflict memories. The work is part of the REcall-project, a research by-design funded by EU Culture Programme 2012.

As part of the same initiative, on the 11th, within the Amsterdam West Wednesday programme, Lablog will present “The Next Monument” also in the premises of Tetterode Marble Hall by means of an “Instant Exhibition”.

Download the Tetterode Collective program or go to the id11 homepage.


Duston Staiths project

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

lablog has been invited to take part at the research project on going at The Newcastle Fin Art School “The Jetty project” run by prof. artist Wolfgang Weileder. The project is intended to promote and show how art work can be catalyst of public urban renewals and is focused on the Daston Staiths, an industrial infrastructure dismissed during the 90s (a 500 mt long pear all in wood). Lablog contribute will deal with the Adaptive Re-use concept and on how architectural design can achieve to exploit & enhance all potentiality and values of neglected, misused, abandoned built heritage.

The project will have a kick-off-meeting in March 2014 hosted by the prestigious Centre for Contemporary Art “Baltic” on the Tyne river in Newcastle.

lablog participation is part of the research project PRIN2010: Re-cycling Italy.

Competing Memories

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Lablog was invited to deliver a speech to the Competing Memories 4 Day Seminar, an interdisciplinary conference addressing the politics of heritage and memory, identity and occupation, European political integration and citizenship as well as the theoretical implications of totalitarianism, terror, trauma, genocide and mass violence.

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Download the brochure with Abstracts

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