DUOPUU is pleased to be engaged in teaching at the Master programme “Architecture of Wooden Buildings - First edition 2018-19” at the Politecnico di Torino, a programme designed with the aim of educating experts for the Italian rising timber construction sector and open to graduates in engineering and architecture. DUOPUU is holding the course “Structural uses of wood: innovation and sustainability” as well as the final class “Timber Building Construction Lab”. Person in charge and scientific coordinator Guido Callegari, professor of Building Technology at Architecture and Design Department - Politecnico di Torino.
The Piazza has always been a special place for Milano Film Festival. Even in the first editions, part of our efforts to organize a film festival was aimed at public spaces. The reason wasn’t clear at the time, at the end of the 1990s. But that's how Esterni and Milano Film Festival have grown together: by taking up and reinventing both familiar and unknown places. (Natalia Larovere, Esterni)
For the Milano Film Festival 2018 Dotdotdot multidisciplinary studio designed the spaces and the temporary pavilions of the main square for the 23rd festival edition. DUOPUU together with the designer Johannes Klein collaborated with Dotdotdot to design the square Piazza XXV Aprile and 4 wooden pavilions, from consulting to wooden construction system to the building supervision. Prefabricated CLT panels has been used for a big pavilion and three small ones in order to create new functional spaces quickly and without altering the recently renovated famous square. [design: Dotdotdot; client: private; details: square+pavillion 300 sq. m.; status: completed]
Well known to Milan's inhabitants, this city square (…) has become a pedestrian crossroads for thousands of people every day. Precisely a crossroads. Today's challenge is to slow down traffic, attract casual passers-by and integrate them with the Festival community: viewers, professionals, directors and actors, guests who hold the square as their daily meeting place. (Natalia Larovere)
A new space in the city of Bergamo is growing. An MIT/MEL preliminary workshop about "Future Bank Branch" gave to UBI Banca a vision about bank branch innovation. IXD - Innovation by design an international pluridisciplinary design and strategy studio – with the collaboration of the Italian architect Carla Farina – designed the architectonical and user experience solutions for a new landmark that will redefine the relationship between the bank UBI Banca and the local communities through the lens of innovation.
The architectonical and user experience solutions have been implemented into executive design by DUOPUU.
Wood and steel prefabricated structural elements, ecological and natural materials will be used for the interiors to host the technologies and guarantee, at the same time, the integrity of this former classical two-storey carpet shop that will become the new UBI Center for Financial Innovation. [Design: IXD, Carla Farina; client: UBI Banca, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology; details: 300 sq. m.; status: completed]
DUOPUU – in collaboration with the editor and content manager Giuliano Geri – is working on a new communication program for Gandelli Group, an Italian leader in timber building construction.
With our more than ten-year experience in executive design we are following closely the construction process of Gandelli Group’s strategic projects, offering consultancy, documenting the building phases and preparing diverse communication material, from photography and drawings to copy, in order to provide a comprehensive insight into their innovative sustainable timber construction solutions.
DUOPUU is photographing the main construction phases of the sustainable wooden resort "CampZero" at Champoluc (Aosta) designed by BladIdea architectural office and build by Essepi and Collini Lavori. The hotel is characterized by a system of 2/3-storey modules completely made using the advanced X-Lam prefabricated technique formulated and tested by Essepi. Massive wooden panels with preinstalled wooden windows are built in factory and ready to be transported on site safely and assembled together quickly to form the modules.
DUOPUU is teaching in the Master Carpenter Course carried out by IFP “Pertini” - Trento Professional Training Institute with the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Carpenters are involved in the studying of the new construction methods based on wood and in the assemblage of a real scale model of a X-Lam (cross laminated timber) building. Thnx to Michele and all the team.
Sustainability, wood and innovative building systems for a new ecological design of our houses and cities. DUOPUU will push architects designers engineers and students into the fundamental basis of the modern architecture of wood at the first workshop by Opendot dedicated to the wood as a modern and technological construction material. Milano, 16-17 December, 2016.
DUOPUU designed the new corporate visual identity for Essepi factory, a brand leader in the sustainable buildings sector which specialises in the manufacture of highly energy efficient windows, X-Lam wood massive panels (CLT) and multistory wooden building construction. DUOPUU designed catalogs website, advertising campaigns… working with the photographer Giulio Boem in order to create a poetic atmosphere where the industrial products seem to arise from nature.
DUOPUU is provided the technical consultancy for the design and construction of an ecological additional story – made of a prefabricated X-Lam panels – on the roof top of an existing building in Padova. [design and construction: Opere Edili Srl; client: private; details: office 300 sq. m.; status: completed]
Technical consulting concerning the timber structure and the use of wood of a two-storey house into the trees of the Montagnola Senese in the countryside of Siena. Basement, external walls and roof are projected to guarantee a high level of thermal insulation, using only insulation panels made of renewable materials in order to obtain a low energy demand ecological wooden house. [architect: Andrea Magrini; client: private; details: private house 200 sq. m.; status: on-going]
Executive design and technical consulting for a two-storey wooden house in the countryside of Padova. The entire main structure is made of prefabricated X-Lam panels and glulam beams and designed to be assembled in 5 days. [architect: Simone Pometto; client: private; details: private house 150 sq. m.; status: completed]
DUOPUU collaborated with the Claudia Narenti architectural office for the reconstruction project of an old building in Cesuna – a small town on the Altopiano d’Asiago – using sustainable materials and technics as much as possibile. 100% timber construction system was chosen for economical and environmental reasons. Due to the building elements specific storage and handling difficulties, the executive design included a special prefabricated X-Lam modules system based on wooden massive panels 125 cm (width) x 290 cm (height) x 10 cm (thick) ready to be easily assembled on site. The two-storey house meets the ecological standards of low-energy-demand building. [client: private; details: private house 120 sq. m.; status: completed]
DUOPUU is photographing the main construction phases of a 5-storey ecological wooden building designed by Essepi for the University of Trento. The dorm will house 140 students from all over the world in the highest timber university building ever built in Italy. The structural elements are innovative seismic-resistant prefabricated 3D-cells totally made of XXL cross laminated wood. The 3D-cells built in the factory feature preinstalled Essepi wooden windows, acoustic-thermal insulation panels and internal gypsum board. They are ready to be transported on site safely and assembled together quickly by Collini Lavori.
DUOPUU loves to ride special long-tail cargo bicycles, an ecological and efficient innovative transport system to carry people, kids, stuff and everything for leisure and work. DUOPUU designs and assembles long-tail bikes using Xtracycle Californian kit. Please send email to email@example.com. Less car, more go!
Un paese si può definire sottoattrezzato quando non è in grado di dotare ogni cittadino d'una bicicletta [...]. È sottoattrezzato se non può offrire buone strade ciclabili oppure un servizio pubblico gratuito di trasporto motorizzato (ma alla velocità delle biciclette!) per chi intende viaggiare per più di poche ore consecutive. Non esiste alcuna ragione tecnica, economica o ecologica perché in qualsiasi luogo si debba oggi tollerare una simile arretratezza. [...] C'è posto, in altre parole, per un mondo di maturità tecnologica: è il mondo di coloro che hanno triplicato le dimensioni del loro orizzonte quotidiano salendo su una bicicletta. Ivan Illich, "Energie et équité", 1973.
DUOPUU are designing the new Information Point at Sagron Mis, a small village in the World Heritage Site Trentino Dolomites. An ecological prefabricated wooden module will be located at the foot of the T3 Observation Tower in a true mountain settings between the Paneveggio Nature Park and the Belluno Dolomites National Park. High attention both in quality of building materials and prefabrication process has been considered in order to guarantee module’s energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. [client: public; details: office 14 sq. m.; status: on-going]
Laser cutting on Birch plywood panels for digital-fabricated furniture prototypes. FF Letterine font – by Italian type and graphic designer Alessio Leonardi – has been engraved using GCC Laser Pro Machine at Opendot Lab in Milan. Faisons ces valises... Afin de partir!
MOLE = MODULO LEGGERO is a light-wooden-construction prototype entirely made by 5X8 (cm) timber frame structure, OSB and gypsum-fiber panels, and thermal/acoustic wood fiber board insulation. DUOPUU designed the prototype to test different ways to build small modern and ecological prefabricated wooden houses with good performance in terms of mechanical behavior and building-physics performance, durability and design. MOLE is going to be assembled by the students of "RED-New technologies in green building" course organized by ITS School of Padua with Bertiato Gianluca Construction Company, under the technical supervision of DUOPUU.
At the Opendot fablab, designer Enrico Bassi and DUOPUU held a workshop on the design and construction of a wooden bicycle for kids. Starting from the customization of the basic cut-files Birch plywood panels have been cut, drilled and carved by a CNC Router to obtain all the components of a real bicycle ready to be assembled using simple nuts-bolts and screws. Thnx to Matilde, Martino, Filippo, Rhino, Daniele, Carlo, Fabrizio and everyone at Opendot/Dotdotdot.
DUOPUU has designed a new table completely made of spruce and thermo-treated larch wood without screws or glue in the assemblage of its components. Ta-Mu is the official table of the exhibition WOOD in the new Science Museum of Trento MUSE… Ta-Mu is not only a table for a museum: it's a perfect table for any use! Dimensions: cm 200 x 100 x 75; weight: kg 30. [FOR SALE: please sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org]
DUOPUU and dotdotdot designed a wooden wall for the new Opendot fablab in Milan. 9 prefabricated X-Lam panels assembled together by 400 screws and 20 metal angle bracket to form a big wooden wall 7 m large and 5 m high. Construction time: 10 hours! Thanx Ben, Cemma and everyone at dotdotdot/Opendot.