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BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Archivio: New York 2017

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Data Pubblicazione: 5 May 2017

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Among its most recent works, still under development, it is worth noting the Nuuk Stadium in Greenland, covered by a large dome; the Hyperloop One superfast transportation system in Dubai; the multifunctional complex 670 Mesquit in Los Angeles with 250 apartments and 75,000 sqm of offices; the HFZ The Eleventh twisted towers and the residential complex shaped like a tetrahedron in VIA 57 West, both on Manhattan’s west side. In February 2017, BIG was announced as the winner of the competition to design the new home of Sanpellegrino in San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo. The partners in the NYC office are Kai-Uwe Bergmann and Thomas Christoffersen.

 

Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog 
Project BIG Bjarke Ingels Group – Produced by Artemide – Università Statale di Milano – Loggiato Est 

The title of the installation is a
pangram, or a plausibly meaningful phrase that contains all the letters of the alphabet. It becomes the pretext for the Danish studio BIG Bjarke Ingels Group to intervene in a light, non-aggressive way in the Loggiato Est, significantly transforming its perception. The phrase, taken out of context and inserted in a historic work of architecture, takes on a surreal and intriguing tone. The pangram is like a presence of light in space, whose ethereal character forms a contrast with the material substance of the historic building. The installation makes use of Alphabet of Light, a system of lights designed by BIG for Artemide. It is a language of light that with just two pieces permits creation of all the letters of the alphabet in a new font. For this project, BIG had two sources of inspiration from Denmark: the so-called systematic creativity of Lego, combining logic and fantasy, and the additive theory of the additive theory of the architect Jørn Utzon, who built a wide range of different works using just a few formal elements.

 

Carlotta de Bevilacqua Vice President and Ceo Artemide
An entrepreneur, architect, designer, and teacher, Carlotta de Bevilacqua is one of the main representatives of   main representatives of design and of the modern business vision. With a degree in Architecture achieved in 1983 at the Milan Polytechnic, she is the Vice President of the Artemide Group. An experienced designer, she carries out in-depth research in the field of light. She designed lots of products for Artemide and Danese, which were acknowledged with invention patents and awards. In the lighting sector she introduced innovative technological perspectives and unprecedented scenarios characterizing the sensory experience and the interaction between communication and information (IoT), while exploring the new frontiers of research on photonics. A vegetarian and an animal-rights activist, her mindset is a blend of humanism and science, aimed at a social and innovative enterprise 4.0.

 

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SHoP Architects
Archivio: New York 2017

SHoP Architects

Data Pubblicazione: 5 May 2017

SHoP Architects is an award-winning architecture studio based in New York City. SHoP’s staff of over 200 talented architects, designers and engineers work together to imagine and realize environments that improve the quality of public lifeAn inclusive, open-minded process allows the firm to effectively address a broad range of conceptual and practical issues in its designs: from novel approaches to programming, to nextgeneration fabrication and delivery techniques, to the creation of beautifully crafted spaces that precisely suit their functions. SHoP was awarded the Design Visionary honor at the 2016 Design Miami/Art Base fairs, Fast Company magazine named SHoP Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World in 2014, and in 2009 SHoP received a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute / Cooper HewittSHoP’s ongoing projects include: the expansion of SITE, the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, that interprets indigenous iconography in its form; the residential tower at 111 West 57th Street, Manhattan, tapering to a height of over 430 meters, and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone, an interdisciplinary research center that will set new sustainability benchmarks for Southern Africa.

 

Wave/Cave
Project SHoP Architects – produced by NBK Keramik, Metalsigma Tunesi with Arup, Cricursa, PHT Lighting Designlighting L&L Luce&Light – 
Università Statale di Milano Cortile d’Onore 
To counter the fast pace of today’s world, which disrupts our attention and brings a sense of disorientation, the New York-based studio SHoP creates a
“slow” installation that conveys a sense of solidity, based on geological time, unfolding era after era. Wave/Cave is composed of 1670 blocks of unglazed terracotta made by NBK Keramik and arranged in an area of 55 square meters. The blocks are extruded using an exclusive production process, and cut by numerically controlled machinery in as many as 797 different shapes. The blocks are placed on three levels to form a height of 3.6 meters, and are vertically connected by 12mm steel bars. The structure has been designed in collaboration with Arup and installed by Metalsigma Tunesi, for an overall weight of 60 tons. While the exterior of Wave/Cave has a compact, regular surface, the interior – protected by Cricursa glass – is of surprising ornamental impact. The beauty and intricate pattern are enhanced by the lighting, developed by L&L Luce&Light and designed by PHT Lighting Design. Inserted in the blocks and pointing upward, the fixtures produce extraordinary effects of light and shadow.

 

Carlo Geddo, Ceo Metalsigma USA  Carlo Geddo, Ceo Metalsigma USA
Carlo Geddo is an executive with extensive
construction management experience with large multi-national companies in multi-disciplinary marine and commercial projects in the USA and worldwide. Currently he is the President of the United States subsidiary of Metalsigma, a worldwide architectural and engineering company based in Italy, specializing in curtain wall and marine glazing for cruise vessels. Carlo oversees all North American operations, including client management, architectural process, construction drawings management, planning and codes compliance, general contractors bidding process, procurement planning, projects financing, risk management and project management to meet client needs. Previously he served as Director of Client Management for Permasteelisa, a multinational multidiscipline construction, contracting and engineering company specializing in curtain wall and construction management. While in this role he was responsible for overseeing the entire construction process for large clients.

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Mauro Porcini
Archivio: New York 2017

Mauro Porcini

Data Pubblicazione: 5 May 2017

Mauro Porcini,  Chief Design Officer Pepsico 
Mauro Porcini joined PepsiCo in 2012 as its first Chief Design Officer. In this newly created position, Mauro is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands, which include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Doritos, Cheetos, Quaker and hundreds of others. His focus extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands, including product, packaging, events, experience, advertising, retail activation, architecture, and digital media. Amongst several recognitions received in the past years, Fortune Magazine listed him in the “40 under 40” ranking – its list of “the business’s hottest rising stars” – the only designer included, Ad Age named him in their “Creativity 50” – its list of the “world’s most influential creative personalities”, Fast Company recognized him as one of the “50 Most Influential Designers in America” and “Master of Design” of 2011 and the Italy America Chamber of Commerce has awarded him with the Business and Culture Award, a recognition given every year to one Italian that has performed in an extraordinary way in the U.S. in the fields of business and culture. Mauro Porcini sits on the Board of Directors of the D.M.I. and of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining PepsiCo, he served as Chief Design Officer at 3M.

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