2016

IN THE PUBLIC EYE 

In the public eye

A bi-annual exhibition involving a collaboration between MASI (Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana) and the EOC (Ospedale Regionale di Lugano). Works of art from the museum collection will be hung in the entrance and first floor area of the Ospedale Civico in Lugano. The project will be curated by a supporting commission comprised of the MASI director, project director, a hospital staff member, an artist, an art advisor and a further member from the public sector. It will open January 2017.

2014-2016

PARCO DEL LAVEGGIO / DESIGN

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One of the 33 projects selected by the Swiss Confederation for the program “Modellvorhaben Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung” (2014-2018). It aims to re-naturalize the area along the small river Laveggio, an area hard-pressed by industrial development. With the creation of a continuous recreation zone it tries to create a shared understanding for protection among three different communes. PROJECT DESCRIPTION_Parco del Laveggio. The project is managed by the citizen association Cittadini per il Territorio and a collaborative study among the studio Trifolium, the academic research institution LabTi and the interdisciplinary studio codesigners. More about the ongoing development can be found here or NEWS Otherwise have a look on the intermediary results (in Italian) PDF

 

2014

KAPELLE MARIA VERKÜNDIGUNG / DESIGN

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The design of the small chapel is inspired by the client’s desire to translate the Gospel according to Luke 1, 26-45 ‘Maria Annunciation’ in space. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Marienkapelle

 

2014

MARINA HOME INTERIOR / CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

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The development of strategic design guidelines for the Dubai-based furniture retailer Marina Home grounds on site analysis, brand analysis and intuition © WITH ADMYRA

 

2014

È ACQUA DI LUGANO / CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

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Branding of the classical RETAP bottle and elaboration of a territorial project linking it to the existing water distribution system © ACQUA+ (MANUELA BIERI, NICCOLÒ CASTELLI, CRISTINA LUCCHETTA, CLAUDIA SCHOLZ)

 

2008 – 2014

ARCHITECTURE & TOURISM / TEACHING

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The master course is based on Sensing, Experiencing and Reflecting. It is structured around site explorations, case studies, direct contact with practitioners and individual assignments. LINK video STUDY TOUR 2014 by Adriana Miotto

 

2014

LUGANO – GANDRIA – CARONA / CONSULTING

Consulting the city of Lugano for the Swiss Confederation program ‘Modellvorhaben Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung’

 

2010-2014

BEYOND THE SURFACE – A VIEW ON DESIGNING CITIES / RESEARCH

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The research is inspired by the wish to redesign lost landscapes and to tackle the question of how to work with multiple stakeholders. It proposes the revaluation of intuition within design processes. Hereby, it assigns to direct experiences and intuition a bigger role and works with holistic vision of reality from the beginning of the design phase.

 

2013

BEYOND THE SURFACE – DEVIATION EAST GERMANY 

WEISSWASSER

Reflections inspired by the book Franziska Linkerhand (1974) by Brigitte Reimann.

 

2011 – 2014

THE ROLE OF RELATIONALITY IN URBAN TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES / RESEARCH

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The interdisciplinary research project involved the disciplines architecture, economics and organizational science. Financially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) it proposes to work with the hidden rather invisible notions of space, such as memories and emotions, whilst managing urban projects. The driving question was to answer the question of What has to be taken into consideration during the design of urban interventions. LINK to project website. Short explanation to the concept of TIMEFRAMES

 

2012

EINDHOVEN :  CREATIVE QUARTIER / RESEARCH

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2011

SHANGHAI : TRE QUARTIERI CREATIVI / RESEARCH

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RECEPTION BOOK SHANGHAI

 

2010 – 2011

VÄLLINGBY / RESEARCH

2010 VÄLLINGBY

The research is inspired by the desire to the revaluate modern thought and access its value with the help of citizens.  grounds on site-observation, photo-survey, interviews on site and the study of historic material.

VÄLLINGBY RECEPTION BOOK

 

2009

PROMUSEO 

PROPOSAL MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM 

 

2009

LUGANO ATTRATTIVO / CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

 

2008

THE ATTRACTIVE CITY / RESEARCH 

 

2008

A DESIGNER FOR A JEWEL / DESIGN

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Invited design competition for an Italian jewelry.

 

2007

THE ART OF CONVERSTATIONS / RESEARCH

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The research is inspired by the wish to experience the surfacing of hidden information straight from the horse’s mouth © DRAWING by VIJA CELMINS. LINK to MICHAEL BLACKWOOD PRODUCTION.

 

2006 – 2007

JOHN DONAT : THE PHOTOGRAPHER AS CRITIC / RESEARCH

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Taking inspiration in the architectural photography of the 60s in Great Britain, in specific their photo-journalistic approach, the research focuses on the representation of space. It underlines the importance of context-specificity, human scale and the narrative approach when representing architectural space © PHOTOGRAPH by JOHN DONAT

2006 – 2007

MAISON DE VERRE / RESEARCH 

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Attempt to republish photographs of the architectural masterpiece Maison de Verre (1932, Paris) by Pierre Chareau. The photographs of the 60s, when the house was still inhabited by its original owners, are thought to be trigger point for a contemporary interpretation of the house © PHOTOGRAPH by MICHAEL CARAPETIAN

 

2003 – 2004

PANOS KOULERMOUS – GREECE / RESEARCH 

2003_Panos

© PHOTOMONTAGE (ca. 1960) by PANOS KOULERMOUS

2002 – 2007

CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA TUCUMAN / RESEARCH 

2002 UNIVERSIDAD

Thought as an experimental project, where a documentary artist is teamed up with a curator or critic beforehand. © PHOTOGRAPH by EZEQUIEL COLETTI

2002

THEATRUM NATURAE ET ARTIS – MONTE SAN GIORGIO (CAVE DI ARZO)

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PROJECT PRESENTATION

The with the Premio Boni awarded diploma project gave input for the revaluation project ‘Cave di Arzo’ (2013) sustained by Patriziato di Arzo.

2001

JAPAN – IL VIAGGIO COME RICERCA

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2001

WAREHOUSE SCALA DI MILANO

2001 ZUMTHOR

2000

TUCUMAN / RESEARCH

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1999

BAD MUSKAU – DISCOVERING VISUAL RELATIONSHIPS / RESEARCH

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Comparing the work of Fürst Pückler with the 17th century landscape paintings of Nicolas Poussin and Goethe’s color theory.

1996

PRESERVING PALESTINE HERITAGE / RESEARCH