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What would it take, today, to imagine an off-grid urbanization? La Città Libera is a model that feature a basic taxonomy architectural elements and the necessary equipment to produce electricity, hot water, food, and depurate waste, for housing units for four people. The model is conceived as an “urban toy” in which potential inhabitants could [...]


The 20th Century left vast, abandoned, spaces in our cities. Warehouses, factories, military barracks have been built and abandoned in a relatively short period of time. Now, the contemporary city is elaborating new strategies to re-inhabit these empty shells. In collaboration with the visual Artist Roberto de Luca, I have designed, for the Swiss firm daskonzept, Hotello: [...]


The Hub Zurich is about to open. After one year of design, workshops, construction (and fund raising) social entrepreneurs have finally a home in Zurich. Conceptual Devices proudly helped this to happen designing and conceptualizing the interior of the wondeful location. It was a great and challenging pleasure to work with the Zurich innovation leaders [...]

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The 1st Hub Zürich Summer Celebration on the 27th of August 2010, from 19.00 – 24.00 at the Hub Zürich, IM VIADUKT. In coherence with local Swiss traditions, bring along what you want to put on the BBQ. The Hub Zurich will take care of drinks, salads and side-dishes. For the occasion the concept Toilet/Kitchen [...]


As we are facing multiple crises in the global economic, social and ecological spheres, innovative solutions are needed to tackle the many challenges at hand. The Hub is designed to facilitate these solutions by creating a global network of collaborative spaces where entrepreneurs and social innovators come together to realize their ideas for a sustainable [...]