"Principal of the architecture firm Nuova Ordentra/ Caterina Tiazzoldi, based in New York City and director of the Non Linear Solutions Unit at the school of architecture at Columbia University am pleased to invite you to the opening of Onion Pinch and Porcupine, two installations designed in collaboration with Eduardo Benamor Duarte for the Bienial Experimenta Design 09 in Lisbon during the "Digital Primitive Event #2: iterative Design".
Onion Pinch will be presented at the Cais do Sodre Subway Station and Porcupine in the Lisbon Altlis Hotel from September 9th to November 8th.
The Digital Primitive Event # 2 “Iterative Design”, is the second event of a sequence initially presented at the Giulio Capellini’s Young Talents selection for the Temporary Museum for New Design held in the Milan Design Week, April 2009.
In its Lisbon edition Digital Primitive goal is to test the relation existing between globalized design technique such as parametric devices when meeting the specificity of a local condition such material constraints,sustainability, security.
Onion Pinch is an installation set in the Cais do Sodre Subway station, featuring the work of 13 New York based design NYC from academia, small shops, to achieve to the corporate world. The design for the Installation is
processed through the transformation of a same component - a sheet of cork arranged as an “onion ring”. Thanks to its focuses on cork qualities and capacity to adapt to the body form the project that after the Lisbon Biennal will be introduced in the permanent collection of the Cork museum.
Throw Felt Along Curve - Porcupine sitting – The second Lisbon installation is Porcupine is an adaptable sitting for hotel lobbies, restaurants and airports waiting areas, expressly designed for the reception space of the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa in Lisbon. Inspired from the fractal growth of a shell, it is realized in naturalwoolen felt and fiber glass, representing Portugal’s historical relevance in the textile and plastic manufacturing. Its design has been generated with a parametric logic (deriving from a Grasshopper application) that allows to be reconfigured according to the room size and customer’s inputs.
Onion Pinch is an installation set in the Cais do Sodre Subway station, featuring Associated Fabrication; AUM STUDIO / Ed Keller – Carla Leitão ; Mark Bearak; Benamor Duarte Architecture ; Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation Columbia University ; Labdora / Peter Macapia ; Lúcio Santos ; Nuova Ordentra/ Caterina Tiazzoldi , SOM Skidmore, Owings & Merill, Supermanoeuvre / Dave Pigram- Iain Maxwell ; Tietz-Baccon / Erik Tietz - Andrew Baccon; Theverymany / Marc Fornes ; Z-A studio / Guy Zucker.
DDG collaborates with Giorgio del Giudice, a 3D artist whom works across 3D modeling, rapid prototyping and interaction design.
Co-founder of A + Surface, Students Association of Polytechnic of Turin, organizing generative architecture workshops trough virtual/real models.
DDG is the winner of Guido Nardi 08, "Innovative technologies and complex shapes" prize and finalist by the International Archiprix CNAPPC under the XXIII UIA World Congress held in Turin with his thesis TMD_tsunami memorial design competition, network as design tools.
Project exhibition in Biennale of Venice NEXT, METAMORPH, St.Petersburg, Moscow, and SCI_ARC in Los Angeles.
He was an assistant tutor at the International Summer School "Prototyping the City", in the Turin World Design Capital event with Architectural Association ( Ecologic Studio) and Columbia GSAPP (Avery Digital Fabrication Laboratory) tutors .
Technical tutor at the design studio LPAIII Skyscraper prof. R.Apostolo from 2004 to 2007 and Architectural Urban Composition CAU08 Prof. Cesare Griffa from 2008.
He lives in London and Ivrea.
MadeInCalifornia is a [CO]mputational [DE]sign blog online since Sept 2005 (definition by Generator.x).
The intent of this blog is to archive and spread experiments in computational design and parametric systems.
CO.DE. is a personal design research where the author shares his solutions and research projects, realized by advanced computational tools like scripting and parametrics models.
These projects are different to conventional approach of design where is a singular design solution, these projects are designed by parametric systems that produce a reactive intelligence and multiple iterative results responding to the domain of input parameters. These systems are been used by a bottom-up approach to respond qualities of emergence and continuous differentation with adaptive variations to urban and architectural environments.
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Dec07// Master degree at Politecnico di Torino with a computational design thesis TMD_tsunami memorial design competition, network as design tool::: prof.Roberto Apostolo, prof.Mario Grosso, Arch.Andrea Graziano
Jan08// Join at studioGriffa, Turin as project architect
Feb08// at DRL TEN exhibition, Architectural Association, London with K_pavilion project ::: visiting Zaha Hadid Architects London, attends co|de lecture: Shajay Booshan, Danilo Arsic
Feb08// K_pavilion publicated at DRL TEN book.
Mar08// UIA infopoint competition.
May08// MCA, Mario Cucinella architects "Una stanza di luce" workshop at Cavallerizza Chiablese, Turin
Jun08// Workshop “Parametric Architecture” tutors Ludovica Tramontin Asp(e)x and Erich Schoenenberger (Su11 architecture+design, Pratt Insitute, NY, USA)
Jul08/// Torino World Design Summer School “Prototyping the city” assistant tutor of EcologicStudio-Architectural Association, NSU-GSAPP-Columbia University and Politecnico di Torino+ Configuration 0 project.
May08// Venaria, Italy “ Corona Verde project” commissioned public work of 5 wood pavilions for social activities in Venaria.
Jul08// Interview on Wilfing Architettura: "Intervista Blog a Davide del Giudice, l' architettura implementata".
Nov08// Siena, Italy “Concorso di progettazione in
unico grado per la realizzazione del nuovo istituto agrario in località Scacciapensieri in Siena” architectural competition for Agricultural Institute project design.