29 April, 2010

Calich Lagoon Workshop, Landscape Strategies

The two days workshop developed different spatial conditions by exploring material assemblies modelled as responses to the following parameters: diamonding, branching, weaving and twisting.

Local environmental conditions were defined as rules to inform the production of physical models built during the workshop.



Diamonding Strategy: Luca Picciaredda, Alma Maccioni, Antonio Ganga




Branching Strategy: Matteo Agnetti, Caterina Maciocco




Weaving Strategy: Stefania Doro, Danila Pintus, Glauco De Agostini




Twisting Strategy: Luana Gugliotta, Roberta Guido

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19 April, 2010

LU_ESA/ Blending Grand Paris

Paris Dynamics Agenda at ESA School of Architecture is allowing a digital approach within the context of Paris, one of the most architecturally homogeneous cities worldwide.

Students started to address solutions by blending existing conflicts such as highways with vastes terrains vagues, landforms and urban developments, highly urbanised districts within natural flooding areas.

13ème Arrondissement, Paris_ Ingrid Diaz

Belleville, Paris_ Constantinos Caropoulos, Anna Phillipou, Dimitra Papageorgiou



La Seine_ Chloé Utzmann


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17 April, 2010

Sex and the (leading) City


Sex and the City 2: moving from the early 19th century grid of New Yorkto the development makers of future and generic patterns for Abu Dhabi.

05 April, 2010

LU_ESA/ Indexing Greater Paris

Within Grand Paris_01 Agenda, some students' drawings achieved during the Workshop Layering/ Mapping at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris.

Aubervilliers_Daisuke Sekine


Juvisy_Charles Guerton

Paris_Emmanuel Etienne

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03 April, 2010

Ordos 20+10_ Chinese runway dream 1

Regarding Plasma Studio participation in Inner Mongolia.

Yes, we are currently on this new adventure.

My good friend Andy Bryant (who works with Zhu Pei) was the person who helped me make this happen (I had met the Beijinger Narrower society in a very natural way, introduced by a mutual friend currently working now with Bjarke Ingels at a party or something).

Andy called me while I was in Beijing to propose us to be a part of Ordos Second Act.

The idea of been onto Ordos 20+10 was amazing, that's why I felt encouraged to stay longer in Beijing. I thought my way back to Europe will be more meaningful that way.







Models: Jorge Ayala, Federico Ruberto, Riu Liu

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