In a small village in Valsesia Alpine Valley, DUOPUU is providing consultancy for the restoration project of a typical traditional house out of stone and wood, supporting the client-designer in his responsible choices concerning the environmental sustainability of the new materials and technological solutions. Larch massive timber structures, hemp insulating panels, and lime plasters will be the main components to create a new balance with the original materials and construction techniques / Client: private / Status: on-going.

Topic: Casa Mia

Categories: restoration


DUOPUU is providing technical consultancy for the executive design of the experiential and interactive installations designed by Dotdotdot for a mountain route capable of interacting with the landscape and nature of Vallecamonica – this Alpine region is a World Heritage Site (1979) and a Biosphere Reserve (2018). Lightweight timber structures, high levels of prefabrication, minimal use of concrete, and assembly-disassembly construction methods have been included in the design process to minimize the impact of the installations while respecting the natural environment. Design: Dotdotdot / Status: on-going / Graphics by Dotdotdot.

Topic: Dotdotdot_Mountain route

Categories: exhibition, installations


As research fellow and adjunct professor of Politecnico di Torino Paolo Simeone is part of the jury of the Wood Architecture Prize 2023: national first prize for wooden architecture intended to promote knowledge of the different possible interpretations of building in wood through the selection of works. Promoted by Fiera Bolzano / Klimahouse with scientific supervision by Università IUAV di Venezia and Politecnico di Torino.

Topic: Wood Architecture Prize 2023

Categories: competition, jury


DUOPUU is collaborating with Enrico Molteni Architecture office in the design of a new kindergarten made out of engineered wood and organic/bio based building materials, interpreting the curvilinear shapes of Enrico Molteni’s project in an unconventional wooden building using standard and certified elements. First prize Competition / Design: Enrico Molteni Architecture / Status: on-going / Total surface: 1700 sqm / Drawings and pictures by Enrico Molteni.

Topic: A new kindergarten

Categories: educational building


DUOPUU is providing the technical consultancy for the executive design of a new net-zero emission small educational workshop designed by Atelier delle Verdure – architecture & landscape studio. The new building entirely made out of CLT structural panels will be almost-100% natural, renewable, recyclable and reusable. The architectural components will be based on certified low embodied carbon materials: cork and wood fibers for the insulate panels and prefabricated cross laminated timber panels for the structures. Moreover, the project is working on ensuring a minimum environmental impact for the construction phases and for the entire lifespan of the building / Concept and design: Atelier delle Verdure / Co-design and works management: DUOPUU / Client: private / Status: on-going / Render by Atelier delle Verdure.

Topic: Educational workshop AdV

Categories: educational building


As research fellow Paolo Simeone collaborated with Guido Callegari – professor and researcher in architectural technology – to design the original graphics in his very interesting essay Vertical extensions as a strategy for the resilient city inside the new book "Roofscape Design. Regenerating the City upon the City" (Berlin, Jovis, 2021) written by Guido Callegari and Gustavo Ambrosini  both professor at Department of Architecture and Design, Polytechnic University of Turin. The graphics support the essay helping the reader to show the complex connections between the construction sector and the circular economy, existing buildings' architectural additions and the whole life cycle carbon assessment and the adaptive reuse as a driver for the development of new scenarios and strategies / Hands: Nina and Zeno.

Topic: Roofscape Design

Categories: book, graphic design, research