DUOPUU/Paolo Simeone is pleased to be engaged in teaching in the 2nd level Specializing Master's Programme in "Wood Building Architecture" – first and second edition – at Polytechnic University of Turin, a programme designed with the aim of educating experts for the Italian rising timber construction sector and open to graduates in engineering and architecture. Paolo Simeone 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 Department of Architecture and Design - Polytechnic University of Turin.
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]
Dotdotdot multi-disciplinary design studio and OpenDot Fab Lab designed a special micro-factory space for the “999 / A collection of questions about contemporary living” exhibition inside the Milano Triennale Museum in order to reproduce a real maker-space with CNC machines, where talks and workshops were held by Opendot designers to teach the visitors how to prototype and make small objects. DUOPUU – as an Opendot member and co-founder – collaborated with the design team to define and produce, using the CNC router, special wooden modules and components, which were integrated in the steel-frame structures already prepared by Triennale curators.
[design: Dotdotdot and OpenDot; dimension: 100 sq. m.; photos: Omar Sartor]
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.