In 2008 as acceptance speech for the Curry Stone Design Prize, I have written a document, titled the Triangular Design Manifesto. At that time of the nomination, I was finishing my Ph.D. dissertation, and I felt that if an architect has something to say, they should simply say it. I still believe that there is [...]
The Trampolines Suite Hotel has got a very nice media coverage. Here a is a screen shot list of some blogs writing about it.
Once upon a time fifteen minutes of popularity. Then the world population grew and the minutes become three. These are the one I deserved, at least in the Swiss Television celled TeleZueri. This video was shot in my office by a very talented guy, Roland Kessler, who also did the editing, for the famous program called [...]
This article was written for Domus Design Magazine. Looking at the infographics on display at the Gestaltung Museum Zurich‘s Plastic Garbage Project exhibition, we could come to the conclusion that we are seeing the birth of a new continent, the plastic continent. At least, I presume this would be the conclusion reached by a geologist [...]
This article was originally published in Domus 959 / June 2012. A new discipline is afoot in our cities and slowly introducing a different, minute form of physical order that is invisible to the perpendicular eye of Google Earth. This new discipline levels steps, flattens surfaces and widens doorways, provides handles and rounds off corners. [...]
I was asked by Domus Magazine to write an architectural report for the opening of the new Kunsthalle in Zurich designed by Gigon/Guyer Architects and Atelier ww. I did it with great pleasure as it was a nice opportunity to write about the city who adopted me. Here is the article in its original context. [...]
The Globe / Hedron has received a nice media coverage over the internet. Here some screenshots of some of the most popular design and sustainability blogs who review it.
TANTO has reveived some nice press reviews at Swiss-Miss, LikeCool, BoingBoing.
This “visual essay” was just published on Condition Architecture Magazine #8. There was an open call for submission about “preparing for the unknown“. I am thinking hard about how to make the complexity of a thought clear and simple. This is the result of my experiment, a diagrammatic index. This would be my keynote for [...]
Our contribution for the “The Future of Competion: Thell’em What they Need” promoted by Conditions Magazine got a special mention and will be published on issue N. 7. The issue is dedicated to the future potential of architectural competitions and explores both the failure and the potential of competitions to promote quality and evolution in [...]
Yökalenteri is a calendar that displays the night’s duration along the year at Helsinki latitudes. Yökalenteri means, in Finnish, “night calendar”, a collaboration with Poetess Cia Rinne presented for the first time ISCP, Brooklyn, NY, for the exhibition Terra Infirma, curated by Chiara Sartori. Yökalenteri is now published on the Swedish poetry magazine Kontur #3 [...]
Revista EINA is a mini magazine about Ecological Culture published in Valencia, Spain. On the issue #14 they published the baby carrier form the Just Undo it collection (pp. 14-15). What I really like of this magazine is the concept: very small size (A5) all in ecological paper, with ecological contents. A good way to [...]
#00: Under Construction is the first issue of our Instant Zines collection: DIY zines about what it is going on in our office. The issue #00 is about projects we have under construction at the moment. You can download it and print it in A3 format (recommended). Instant Zines uses an instant book fold-to-bind system [...]
A hoodie is not just a hoodie. In a world full of stuff, smart items should be transformable, editable. They should engage the possibility to be transformed into something else. We do not need a new object, a new thing. Rather we need to get rid of some of them, to reduce the complex network [...]
Stefano Mirti published on Abitare’s blog this interview I have made with Andrea Branzi in November 2004. The original version was released in 2005: ‘Andrea Branzi: la ville continue [Interview with Andrea Branzi]’ in Moniteur Architecture AMC no.150 March 2005 / p.88-94. It was never published in Italian before, so thank you Stefano.
They say printed magazine are dead. Wired Unplugged is a proposal to give them a second chance. This project was published on the second issue of Wired UK and the second issue of Wired Italia. If you feel frustrated about the instructions you can watch the how to videos here and here.
They say printed magazines are dead. Wired Unplugged is an “how to” proposal I have made to give them a second chance. The idea is that they can be designed to be transformed into something else. In the second issue of WIRED UK there are five different example of simple things you could do with [...]
The story I have wrote for the first issue of Beyond magazine is now published on the online edition of the Italian magazine Abitare. You can read the full story here. Hope you enjoy it.
Last November I was invited to discuss about “urban narrative” in Göteborg, Sweden, an event organized by Squid. I have then wrote some notes in form of manifesto in order to clear what I had to say about it in relation to my practice. My “manifesto” was basically conceived as a platform to start a [...]
I have contributed to the first issue of “Beyond” with a short urban science fiction story called “the last market”. Series ‘Beyond no.1 – Scenarios and Speculations’ is the first volume of a book series dedicated to new, experimental forms of architectural and urban writing, a bookazine in which, amidst other goodies, an extended network [...]
Memorial to the victims of modernity. [collaboration with Andrea Zausa] 157 is a project for a permanent urban installation conceived as memorial to the victims of modernity. 157 is the number of the workers who died of cancer due to the long exposure of PVC and CVM in the petrochemical factory in Marghera, Venice. 157 [...]
157 has been nominated as finalist for “Italian Oxigen”, a new design prize lauched by Abitare to promote innovative design in Italy. If you are a keen supporter of the project, please vote for it in this popular jury competition: http://abitare.it/speciale-45-1/antonio-scarponi/ or see Abitare special issue Dec-Gen 2008 (pp. 85-87).
Abitare promoted and covered Torino Geodesign: 48 communities 48 projects. RIKEA was one of them and so we’ve got two pages in Abitare n. 483 (pp.56-57).
Catalogue of the Exhibition Geodesign, care of Stefano Boeri, Lucia Tozzi and Stefano Mirti. RIKEA is a project realized in collaboration with IKEA and the Balon free market merchant’s community.
Article published on “Anarchitecture” n.18, September 2007; p. 112.
The Dreaming Wall and Human World was recently published in AD Architectural Design N.6 Nov/Dec 2005 special issue ” Sensing the 21st-Century City: Close-Up and Remote” guest-edited by Grahame Shane and Brian McGrath, pp. 48-49.
Article on Arsis N. 3/05 by Kary Alatalo, during HIAP artist in residence program August 2005. pp. 36-35.
A long interview with Andrea Branzi was published in AMC N. 150, March 2005, pp. 88-94. The interview was realised in November 2004 as part of my PHD research. Full text in Italian lately published in Abitare‘s blog thanks to Stafano Mirti.