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 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 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 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]
Wood, as a building material, is used in ways which were almost impossible to foresee just a few years ago.
The growing concern for sustainability along with the need of preserving existing resources and making the best possible use of them, have led indeed to a radical change also in the choice of building materials. Wood has become the primary element of a lifestyle oriented towards wellbeing, efficiency and harmony with nature.
The MUSE gallery Innovare in Trentino, dedicated to local research and innovation, shows the peculiar features of this material, from the viewpoint of its technological, energetic and architectural application. New methods of harvesting timber, multi-storey wood buildings, furniture, zero impact wood processing, construction and design: they all contribute to an all-round view on wood –
a constantly changing living matter, old as the world is and new as the dawn. ("WOOD. Legno, edilizia e tecnologia", Muse-Museo delle Scienze, Trento, Italy, 2014).
Concept and executive design by DUOPUU with Cnr-Ivalsa and Muse; graphic design by pupilla grafik. DUOPUU would like to thank the following: Giovanna F, Giovanna B, Martino, Marco, Max, Alberto, Labess and Kuba (Ivalsa); Alessandra and David (Muse).
Without the passion and the work of professor Ario Ceccotti the tables of WOOD would have been empty.
BED LAPO is a single bed completely made of Pinus Cembra (Swiss Pine) wood. Main structure: 12 elements + 1 panel. Treatment: natural coating based on vegetable oils and wax. Dimensions: cm 100X220. Connections: lap joints without screws or glue. Assembly: 1 adult and 1 or more kids in 20 minutes. The first BED LAPO has been made for little sweet Lapo...! [FOR SALE, please send email to email@example.com]
BED #2 is a double bed completely made of wood. Main structure: 5 elements made of larch wood + 2 panels made of red spruce wood. Treatment: white color natural coating based on vegetable oils and wax. Dimensions: cm 170X210. Connections: lap joints with screws. Assembly: 2 lovers in 15 minutes. [FOR SALE, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org]