Thursday, September 10, 2009

icaspace closes!

hi there! sorry, but i moved!
after three years, i am closing this blog!
but i will keep blogging on my own office's blog:
come read me at: RARE office's blog

Sunday, June 14, 2009

feeling like...

bright up!

Reulf from Charlesque on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


pics via Beyond Media - Script

Getting ready for beyond media!! The 9th edition of the International Festival for Architecture and Media takes place from the 9th to the 17th of July in Florence. As usual @ the Stazione Leopolda!
i can't wait to be there!

Friday, June 12, 2009

dealing with [complexity]

John Maeda's sixth law of simplicity

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

graypants at ICFF in NY!

check them out at booth 847! jacob k. javits convention center, may 16-19.

scrap lights [pic via graypants]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

endlich, porsche museum!

pic by Eoin Byrne (i missed the sunny day trip!)

monica and me..playing with the building

as for the car collection, i will have to get back..the astonishing architecture distracted me!
i had the same problem with the mercedes museum!!

see construction pics here

Friday, May 08, 2009


Impressions from the International TrickFilm Festival 2009

Mathieu Labaye's Orgesticulanismus>>in love with movement

Life's a>>hilarious big brother

This way up>>always amazing Smith and Foulkes

Shooting "Coraline" in 3D, lecture by Brian Van´t Hul, Coraline VFX Supervisor

Coraline's face collection

Thursday, May 07, 2009


56 italian singers perform 'domani'
the song was on air for the first time through the italian radios at 3:30 AM of May 6th and will be available in stores from the 8th.
Sale profits will be devolved to L'Aquila for the reconstruction of the theater and the music school.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

hilarious 'the boat that rocked'

a must see movie.. i loved it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

YAY..finally :]

'i dont know what silence means, it could mean anything'

john parish and pj harvey in concert
theaterhaus, stuttgart
may 6, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

out there>spacing>seriously

spring energy>unexpected events>feed for my brain>nurture for my soul
brief summary of what i am up to:

personal work

readings [not necessarily in the order]

finally reading 'life between buildings'

making the acquaintance of and basically now reading 3 wired editions: US, UK, IT

between the sofa and the bed
[& loving steph 4 leaving me the book before returning to US]

inspiration and study

typography truly is a beautiful science/art

getting ready to rock

[i know natalie is smiling over this very famous statement of mine]


getting psychologically and fashion-wise ready to the imminent weddings of very good friends!

borrowed this pic from Joanna's 'a cup of jo'

all into my [our] 5km in 30 min training

still giggling over my new haircut!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

mies van der rohe award 2009

the shortlist for the mies van der rohe award 2009 [european union prize for contemporary architecture] was announced in the second week of february!
i was sinking in the final rush for a competition deadline and didn't have time to update the blog!
Here are the finalists:
the Norwegian Opera & Ballet by Snøhetta

the Multimodal Centre – Nice Tramway by Atelier Marc Barani

the Library, Senior Citizens’ Centre and City Block Core Zone in Barcelona by RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes

the University Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects

the Zenith Music Hall in Strasbourg by Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture

i am very undecided between fukas and snøhetta...which one do you like?

pics via dezeen

Sunday, February 08, 2009

heads up people!


for the right of refusing life-prolonging procedures
in defence of the Italian Constitution and our freedom
against any Vatican's interference in the Italian civil life

in memory of Eluana Englaro

Friday, February 06, 2009

i can read movies

Spacesick's fake 1960s-style book covers: really cool!

via Good

Thursday, February 05, 2009


try this out!

Ubiquity for Firefox on Vimeo.

views + light

Architect David Hertz' s beautiful renovation work in Marina del Rey, California. The original residence (right) was built in 1923, with a second floor and an unsightly wood-shingled mansard roof that were added in the ’70s.

Even if “It would have been more economical to start over”, the house wasn't torn down in order to preserve "stunning ocean views that would have been lost because of the larger setbacks required by the building code for new constructions".
The new appearance is the result of a design exercise based on those views and the enhancement of light for the interiors.

all pics by Stephanie Diani via the NYTimes

Sunday, February 01, 2009

her morning elegance

absolutely sweet stop motion video!

via swissmiss

Saturday, January 24, 2009

finger dip

eleonora barbareschi+alessandra mantovani's 'finger dip'
special mention for designboom's 'dining in 2015' competition..
i love it!

"The act of eating and its nature are one of man’s a prime needs. Our hands, sensually evoking a wild return to our origins, are the best instruments for feeding ourselves leading to the satisfaction of our animal impulses. Therefore, no more cutleries, no more tablecloths! No more formality or cultural distinctions in the approach to food. In a society where everything is frenetic and sometimes hypocrite, it can be luxurious to allow our souls to listen once again to our most distant instincts, it is a privilege that only few of us can allow. Finger-Dip is a provocation, an invitation for users to stop and reflect, a way to use technology and man’s intelligence in the objective of giving value to a gesture which has now a days become symbol of sophistication and style other than a necessity. Eating is a pleasure, and it becomes even more satisfying when doing it with our hands! Finger-Dip is hygienic, for single-use and fun! It is ideal when traveling, when the lunch is quick and simple, and when there is no chance of washing our hands and there are no utensils around".

happy bday MAC!

apple turns 25
map via Wired

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


"only 10% of the land area is remote – more than 48 hours from a large city".

beautiful global map of accessibility by the JRC at the EU

Sunday, January 11, 2009


the trailer of Objectified - Gary Haustwit's new documentary - was released the first week of january!
"Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them."
World premiere is scheduled for March

starting fresh!

happy new year everyone!
after the christmas party with the office i switched to holiday mode...
waited for my boy to arrive from canada, enjoyed three full weeks with him, around germany and italy, took a break from all the architecturing!
i am glad 2008 is over!
wishing you all a 'colorful' 2009!