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.
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.
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]
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.
DUOPUU provided the technical consulting for a preliminary concept of a new model of environmentally low-impact residential buildings designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel firm. With ACPV research team DUOPUU defined the systems and strategies for sustainable prefabrication processes and off-site architectural methods, considering timber as the main constructive material / Competition / Status: finished / Original graphics: DUOPUU with G. Callegari / Collaborations: prof. Guido Callegari, Politecnico di Torino.
DUOPUU provided the concept and executive design of a wooden furniture system for the new retail shops of RCE FOTO company. RCE FOTO is the biggest Italian retailer of used professional photography equipment with tested guarantee. The lightweight and prefab furniture system is designed to be quickly and easily assembled in the existent shops. The system is characterized by a strong RCE FOTO identity and is easily adaptable to various different shop layouts. [Client: private; status: on-going]