This is not a “Frame”

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

This is the model of an exhibition house in Amsterdam. We designed it for a specific collection of De Stijl Art pieces. As we went through this subject, we noticed a quality of framelessness in the works of Mondrian. Talking about what is a “frame” and how it can be defined, we tried to reach a concept by defining the opposing elements. We decided to have illusive frames, to define -for example- a door which is not a real door or to break the frames in order to release the masses.

In this design, the lines of the paintings have been translated as the linear structural elements, and the masses represent the plastic and emphasized presence of colors.

As we researched in the ideas of “De Stijl” we found the close relation between the natural elements such as a tree and the subjects of these paintings. We have used this idea by centrifuging the masses from the first floor (which is the exhibition space) towards the ground floor (which is more public and service spaces). Also, we used the metaphorical tree in the center of the project to have the continuous view from the mass towards it and to show this connection between “de Stijl” and “Nature” in realty and in metaphor.

This is not a “frame”

Biennale-Sessions_2018/6-8JUL: Balloons’ sky

Thursday, July 5th, 2018



This project is called “Balloons’ sky”, it was developed during the course of Interior Architecture in the “Politecnico di Milano”. It is an example of architectural temporary installation, it consists in creating an artificial coloured roof on a square in order to give people a new enjoyable space to rest and live in.

The concept is simple, it is all about a plastic net hooked up to trees or ledges by plastic ropes at the borders and in the centre, just to lift the net up to prevent the exit of the balloons, which will be already inflated. In fact, They will be provided to passers-by who will be actively involved in this architectural creation. The new roof will be done quickly.

The aim of this project is to let the citizens create their own architecture, giving the possibility to adults and children to collaborate to create something that could temporary change a part of the city, providing it a new face. Thanks to this kind of simple transformation we could obtain new spaces, completely different from what we had before the installation. Inside the space created people can find a colourful, safe and relaxing environment, far from the incessant and frenetic rhythm of the city, more private, able to give shelter in sunny days, becoming a nice and particular stopping point for everyone.

In general, an area to be defined a gift for the entire population has to be a place in which people love to stay and live. From a little modification it can produce sensitive changes to everyday life, making the city more human and livable.

First of all citizenship needs spaces that they can understand, which they can use in the way they want.

This architectural game is made for everyone, easy to build and enjoy, it is able to give the society a renewed place open to countless new uses, from the children’s play to the older’s rest.

Alessio Genna



Lecture series at POLIMI

Monday, November 6th, 2017

TU-Delft: MAs-midterm presentations

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Thursday 23 January
Chair of Interior Architecture

lablog was invited to join the MAs-Midterm presentations as external critic of Mark Pimlott and Jurjen Zeinstra class

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.

Architecture of the Interior

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Chair of Architectural Design / Interiors at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology organized a one-day international conference entitled Architecture and the Interior on Thursday 23 May.

Gennaro Postiglione has been invited to participate as a keynote speaker (From the very large interior to the continuum interior)

Check out the Architecture of the Interior master course brand new website.