Archive for 2011

The Atlantikwall: a new book

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The signs of armed conflict are the backbones which cross and could also unify Europe, signs defining what is now called the “Conflict archaeological landscape”. This book presents a rich and unique iconography and a selection of essays for the first time providing a new critical approach to the Atlantikwall, proposing its interpretation as one of the major Western military archaeological landscapes.

Contributions, among others, by: Diller & Scofidio, Guido Guidi, Luca Basso Peressut.

Look inside >>>

CM-interiors 2012#2

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Back from BCN, here we are working hard again, but this video by Celik will help us to remember the great days we had.

In the meantime, the MACBA gave us the material we requested: you can download from here: MACBA_Exhibited materials.

WS ‘Structural Architectures’ results

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Here is the link to browse inside the Leoporelli with the final results of the Erasmus Intensive Programme Workshop ‘Structural Architectures’ held at POLIMI the first two weeks of September 2011.

Click here to read the Leporelli

10 Leporelli in a box:
structural architectures
geometry, code and design
Erasmus Intensive Programme I Milano 2011

Cornelie Leopold, Luigi Cocchiarella, Mayka Garcia-Hípola, Benjamin Dillenburger, Andreas Kretzer, Gennaro Postiglione, Carlos Asensio-Wandosell

Gallery of Porto Venere (SP): WS site
Gallery of the WS results exhibition


MACBA: workshop & Interiors course

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The current Open Call for proposals for the lobby of the MACBA Study Center in Barcelona takes place within the context of MeLa-project.

The workshop is open to all students of POLMI (Architecture, Design, Urban Planning) enrolled in the Master level (4th & 5th year of study). And it takes place every Monday morning (9.30-12.00) from 10 OCT to end of January in ‘aula C’. Students are invited to present their portfolio during the first meeting: the workshop staff will proceed to make the selection by the end of the day.

Attending the WS (that mens arriving at the deliver of the project for the competion in group with other students) will give 4 ECTS. The same for students regularly enrolled at the Interiors course (2nd and 3rd year of BA).

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Tesi: Mara Brozzi, Francesca Pozzi, Alice Truant
Politecnico di Milano, ottobre 2011

Rendere percepibile e fruibile il patrimonio che si conserva nel paesaggio rurale attraversato dal tratturo regio che partendo da L’Aquila arriva nel Tavoliere delle Puglie: un sistema di dispositivi fruitivi in grado di azionare produzioni percettive e funzionali di patrimoni vicini o lontani, celati o manifesti, tangibili o intangibili.

Sfoglia il book 2 della tesi

Awarded Diplomas

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

During this year, three Diploma works developed within the Reseaarch Unit of Interiors at POLIMI, have been awarded with meaningfull prizes.

Una aia solidale (2009)

by Andrea Pezzoli and Giulia Urciuoli

This work has been developed further and arrived to win the first prize in an open competition for the reuse of Cascina Mulino San Gregorio, inside Parco Lambro in Milan, for the On-Lus association CeAS. The project will therefore, in the closest future, become a real work. We will keep our eyes on the building site! For now, we can only say: CONGRATULATIONS to the two young architects!

Have a look at the work!


Borghi sostenibili. La valle di Zeri (2010)

by Michela Bassanelli

The work deals with the phenomena of rural villages abandonement in Tuscany and the study of possible strategies for revival and rehabilitation. The work was Awarded with ‘Valle di Zeri First Prize‘ as the best study on its territory for 2011. Michela Bassanelli is now a PhD Candidate in Interiors developing a research project about ‘Conflict Heritage’.

Have a look at the work


Slow life (2011)

by Erica Borsa

Erica Borsa was awarded by the Municipality of Lodi for her Diploma work dealing with the reuse of an industrial heritage, the ‘Consorzio agrario’ in Lodi, beeing transformed in a co-working complex devoted to host artisans and KM 0 products.

Have a look at the work


Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Today we have presented to the students the subject of our next Design Lab, which will take off in March 2012. We are going to deal with the refurbishment of a dismissed Milanese petrol station that was designed and built in the beginning of the 50’s by Mario Bacciocchi. The building represents a very precious heritage for the city and for its owner, Eni S.p.A. As we started to research about the history of the building, and the company, we realized how intriguing this project might become if all the issues around it will be taken into account…

To find out more download the pdf of the presentation.

Interior Arcadias

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Interior Arcadias by Mark Pimlott from ADA Rotterdam on Vimeo.

Fragments of nature captured in an interior, particularly when they are alien or exotic, provide pleasure to its occupants. When brought indoors, nature imposes its own character and order, and the interior typically concedes in a fundamental way to its contents, and loses much of its substance. The story of such an interior is bound up with Enlightenment-born ideas regarding the categorization, possession and domination of the world’s natural contents. The nineteenth century witnessed an explosion of expressions of these ideas, which yielded the various building typologies we continue to be familiar with: the crystal palace, the arcade, the department store, the mall, and the atrium.

Deposito [non] comune

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Tesi: Valeria Mercogliano, Viola Lucioni
Politecnico di Milano, ottobre 2011

Proposta per un Adaptive-reuse del deposito ATM di Ticinese a MIlano con l’obiettivo di generare nuovi spazi per nuove modalità di lavoro collettivo (co-working) e individuale. Senza dimenticare gli  abitanti del quartiere e la tradizione mercantile della zona poco di stante dalla Darsena…

Sfoglia il book nr 2 [casi studio]

The Hub spokes

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Tesi: Ilaria Bollati
Politecnico di Milano, ottobre 2011

Proposta per un Adaptive-reuse del deposito ATM di Leoncavallo a MIlano con l’obiettivo di generare nuovi spazi per nuove modalità di lavoro collettivo (co-working) e individuale. Senza dimenticare gli  studenti del Politecnico…

Sfoglia il book degli attachments

MIAW2011: it’s all over now!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Milano Architectural International Workshop (MIAW) is an annual initiative promoted by a multidisciplinary group of colleagues working in the Master of Science programs at the School of Architettura e Società of Politecnico di Milano that involves its students and a number of international guest tutors.

The focus of MIAW is the city of Milano and the concept is that each annual edition developes designs and/or built explorations along the definition of a keyword.

For MIAW2010 the keyword was ‘re-appropriation’ and now the 2010 WS report [download excerpt 500KB] is aviable the bookshops [retail price is 15,00 euros: the money will go to finance the 2011 report]. For MIAW2011 has been ‘forests’: soon also this report will be available.

MIAW.2 is now over: 10 teams of 20 students have been guided by 10 guest tutors through a racing working week. For a week the school looked like a working place for sharing collaboration: different nationalities, different genders, different education lines, different age & level, different projects, but all involved as a whole team. Productions out of the workshops can be seen walking in the Campus: from heavy wooden tower to delicate mint garden almost invisible in the labyrinth of POLIMI.

Thanks to students’ enthusiasm and a special thanks to the generosity of the invited guests.

chairsharing 2.0 video: casting!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

snark realizza con modalità partecipata il nuovo video di chairsharing (servizio di panchine nomadi wifi):

150 persone > 450 foto > 40 secondi

uno shooting collettivo, in due sessioni a bologna e milano, 8 e 9 ottobre.
persone piacevoli, chiacchiere, drinks

evento facebook a milano
8 ottobre
presso barra A
via ampere 61/A
ore 10:00

per partecipare scrivere a o confermare su FB

Spazio 33 Competition

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Spazio 33 Competition, an open call addressed to everyone, has been launched! If you think you are good with chalks and freehand drawings… just click here.

Il Concorso Spazio 33, un’iniziativa rivolta a chiunque, è stato lanciato! Se ci sai fare con i gessetti e sai disegnare a mano libera… clicca qui.

Paris Market Lab

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Archmedium, a student organization that has been promoting International Architecture Competitions for over two years, with the support of the Architecture School of Barcelona (ETSAB) and the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), launches Paris Market Lab. The ArchMedium competitions are conceived as learning experiences and allow students to become familiar with how professional architecture competitions work. By participating, students will have the chance to get their projects reviewed by teachers from other schools, see their proposals published on architecture magazines and exhibited around the world.

To find out more click HERE.

White Cube Bermondsey

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Architects Casper Mueller Kneer have converted a south London warehouse into the city’s third White Cube gallery. Have look at the article: go to link.