Mr Recycle. Father is a Great Master and he shares the secrets of how to create wonderful toys and small furniture with his seventeen-year-old son. He teaches him how to use recycled material and how to avoid waste. His son is an information technology expert who designs special programmes for ecological production, which he later sells to various producers.
In Josie’s studio flat. Here Josie has everything she needs to live and work comfortably. She likes being alone and she’s always surrounded by her friends, Mister robot, a dog, a bird and a giant video for communicating.
In Grandmother's restaurant. Grandmother Anna cooks, teaches, and looks after the children while Grandfather Giuseppe grows and supplies food for the family. The children go to the nursery school when their parents are at work. At lunch everyone comes to the restaurant. The meals are always genuine with fresh food thanks to the vegetables from Grandfather’s kitchen garden.
Six different hypothetical projects were developed that relate to new networks in public spaces, that together established a kind of “manifesto” on the possibilities of the use of design tools to interpret the potential of social relations within the city, keeping in mind the goal of building alternative and innovative microeconomies.
Recreation. The time of your life
Recreation is a place to blow off the steam and stress accumulated throughout the day, with play and physical exercise. Games, workouts, experiences, surprises, relaxation.
Cook Room. The opportunity to express different tastes and cultures
Exploring the world of cooking as a place of interaction, encounter and skill: Cook Room is a space where people of different tastes and cultures, who know how to cook, can take charge of the kitchen. Those who understand the art of cuisine can teach it to others. Everyone can enjoy a meal or purchase a prepared dish.
The exhibition created a virtual walk between social changes and micro-macro innovative urban planning solutions in sixteen metropolis
Shopping Center + Public Spaces ... The possibility of creating new urban centers
The idea is to make use of the shopping center for other functions and facilities that are a part of public life: plazas, porticos, residences, schools, gardens, post offices, cafes, flea markets, shops, music, cinema…
The Vegetable Garden City. Living the seasons
To leave the cities on Friday evening by car, bicycle or subway, and find yourself in a new reality.
A reality where time is paced by the rhythms of nature.
To closely experience the seasons and their cycles. To learn how to grow the products of the earth.
New communities, new polarities. How a small center becomes a large center.
An international corporation moves its headquarters designing a new company town.
In an abandoned area in the town center, a new neighborhood is created where this alien community can find room to integrate and to become a resource for the territory.
A campus in the fields. Venice agri-techno valley
The Venetian lagoon offers amazing landscapes and incredible biodiversity.
A start-up incubator connected with new technologies decides to utilize a large agricultural property surrounded by water, as a settlement where young people can live and work.
This leads to the possibility of developing a new campus model, in a situation of nutritional and energy self-sufficiency.
Rural urbanism. The city enters the countryside, the countryside enters the city.
One hour from Shanghai, a large rural territory with an ancient agricultural tradition
It is not about invading the countryside, but about imagining a model of life in which nature becomes part of the everyday experience.
New communities. To create a new sense of center: a set of spaces to live in and activities to share. A meeting point for those who live there, for people from surrounding zones and those who arrive from elsewhere.
A beautiful swimming pool, in a green setting. A reference point open to the territory.
Urban and rural. Where the outskirts of the city meet the countryside, a unique place is generated in which a new community of workers, students and young families can enjoy ample availability of services.