GRZ.0 Final Seminar & Exhibition

June 9th, 2019

Former industrial buildings where, through some very simple objects, many religions are practised; gardens where, through an old carpet, an extension of a sitting room is created; a name-less square where, through bottle-caps or ropes, kids can play all together beyond any cultural background. The main square used for car washing; material fences and mental boundaries as an answer to urban fears related to ‘otherness’: migrants, teenagers going to a professional school, political activists.

This is the link to browse through students’ work and this the link to a video summary of the semester.

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Adriano Cornoldi, in memoriam

May 28th, 2019

Politecnico di Milano
sala Riunioni edificio ex-Carta
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 26
29 Maggio 2019
h 15:30

lablog @ Napoli

May 28th, 2019

Lecture Series
I Maestri del Progetto

Gennaro Postiglione
Sigurd Lewerentz & Sverre Fehn
Parallelismi e convergenze tra tettonica e luce naturale

Scuola di Architettura di Napoli – Federico II
Palazzo Gravina
h 11:30 Aula 10

AMa2019 Housing Seminar

May 10th, 2019

21st May 2019
Room B.3.4 
Building 14 “Nave”
Politecnico di Milano
via Ponzio 31bis

AMa2019: Mid Term Seminar

April 26th, 2019

ReCoDe strategies and results

April 2nd, 2019

In the past three years, a multi-disciplinary group of colleagues at the Politecnico di Milano have been exploring trends in housing and dwelling practices and the need for new kinds of housing, policies and processes in Italy.
The research aims to identify innovative, up-to-date housing solutions (in terms of building types, furnishing, layout, management and promoters) capable of meeting the urgent housing needs created by the profound socio-demographic transformations that have taken place in the West over the last few decades.
Using a  Design driven Research approach, the presentation sets out to answer the following questions. What are the best solutions to solve the mismatch between housing demand and supply in the contemporary city? How can the housing market be made accessible and affordable for vulnerable households? How can the current housing stock be upgraded without causing gentrification? How can the legacy of the Architecture of Interiors fruitfully contribute to the social and urban transformations of the city environment?

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Lablog @ Ordine architetti Milano

April 1st, 2019

Lablog @ IUAV

April 1st, 2019

AMa2019 Guest Lectures #02

March 16th, 2019

Double Guest Lecture
Ana Vaz Milheiro

Michela Pace

Tuesday 19/03/2019
14:00 – 16:00
room B.3.4
Politecnico di Milano

AMa2019 Guest Lectures #01

March 10th, 2019

Double Guest Lecture
Stefano Guidarini

Fabio Lepratto


Tuesday 12/03/2019
10:00 – 12:00
room B.3.4
Politecnico di Milano

AMa2019-source repository

March 2nd, 2019

Envisioning San Siro #2

Here we list the main repositories for AMa2019 assignments

on San Siro
Writings by Mapping San Siro
Articles and publications on San Siro

on Social Housing & Retrofitting
Readings on Retrofitting & Regeneration projects
Readings on Social aspects connected with Housing

AMa2019 – Kick Off

February 25th, 2019

The Architecture of Interiors Design Studio [AoI.DS] 2019 is inspired by the ever-increasing number of studies that in Italy and Europe are concerned with the need for an opportunity to intervene on the vast residential property built after WWII and, in particular, on the Social Housing building stock that constitutes for many Countries the most substantial part. This is due the European Energy road map (2012) that has fixed the ambitious goal to cut gas emission by the 85% by 2050, investing large amount of money for retrofitting interventions on public buildings, specially on housing stock.

download presentations
Booklet of the Studio
Opening Lecture by GP
Building Physics presentation by FL
Milano 50s Archi-tour by BB&SS
Zurich Housing tour by BB&SS

download other documents
template folder for deliveries
San Siro drawings
San Siro re-drawings Leporello – AMa2018
San Siro Understanding booklets – AMa2018


Lablog lecture @ Lund University

February 19th, 2019


School of Architecture
18 FEB 2019
Horsaal B – 13h00

lablog 2nd Prize in a Ideas Competition

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

November 24th, 2018

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