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ARNO

A12 Urban Mining. Rigenerazioni urbane. XXV Gallarate Prize 2016 The river Arno has had historical importance in defining the urban form of Gallarate, where, however, there are no buildings or public spaces that have a significant relationship with water. Today,

ARNO

A12 Urban Mining. Rigenerazioni urbane. XXV Gallarate Prize 2016 The river Arno has had historical importance in defining the urban form of Gallarate, where, however, there are no buildings or public spaces that have a significant relationship with water. Today,

GUARDIOLA

A12 Our contribution to “Atrii” exhibition: 8 postcard asking questions inspired by small structures found in vast spaces. A reflection about space, body, culture, work, boundaries, standardization, sharing… Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, 2015    

GUARDIOLA

A12 Our contribution to “Atrii” exhibition: 8 postcard asking questions inspired by small structures found in vast spaces. A reflection about space, body, culture, work, boundaries, standardization, sharing… Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, 2015    

GIOTTO

A12 (with Alessandro Ceresoli) Giotto is a street game, a game as poor as those our grandparents played using fruit stones, pebbles, bottle caps and a lot of imagination; it is a group game aimed to guess drawings and to

GIOTTO

A12 (with Alessandro Ceresoli) Giotto is a street game, a game as poor as those our grandparents played using fruit stones, pebbles, bottle caps and a lot of imagination; it is a group game aimed to guess drawings and to

GLI ALBERI CAMMINAVANO

A12 Shortlisted project for the international art competition “Two Calls” for a permanent installation to be realized by the Vajont dam. 2015   The biblical story of the Tower of Babel or the recurring theme of the hubris in Greek

GLI ALBERI CAMMINAVANO

A12 Shortlisted project for the international art competition “Two Calls” for a permanent installation to be realized by the Vajont dam. 2015   The biblical story of the Tower of Babel or the recurring theme of the hubris in Greek

SHORT FUTURE CITY

A12 Curate Award (QMA/Fondazione Prada) short listed project 2014 S.F.C. – THE SHORT FUTURE CITY S.F.C. is the new western utopia. S.F.C. is a place, is a state of mind, is a human condition, is contemporary attitude, is a project,

SHORT FUTURE CITY

A12 Curate Award (QMA/Fondazione Prada) short listed project 2014 S.F.C. – THE SHORT FUTURE CITY S.F.C. is the new western utopia. S.F.C. is a place, is a state of mind, is a human condition, is contemporary attitude, is a project,

PIAZZA DE CARLO

A12 Triennale Live, Triennale di MIlano, Italy, 2014. Mexican Pavilion, Salone del Mobile, Milano 2015 A place to stay and a meeting point dedicated to the reflection on the figure of the italian architect, urbanist and theoretician Giancarlo De Carlo.

PIAZZA DE CARLO

A12 Triennale Live, Triennale di MIlano, Italy, 2014. Mexican Pavilion, Salone del Mobile, Milano 2015 A place to stay and a meeting point dedicated to the reflection on the figure of the italian architect, urbanist and theoretician Giancarlo De Carlo.

APPUNTI PER LA CITTA’ DEL POCO FUTURO

A12 Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, feb.-mar. 2013 MARS, Milano, mar. 2013 Rebel Matters, Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, 2013        

APPUNTI PER LA CITTA’ DEL POCO FUTURO

A12 Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, feb.-mar. 2013 MARS, Milano, mar. 2013 Rebel Matters, Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, 2013        

APTAMI

A12 Board game The conquest of the house of your dreams To inhabit is a primitive act of appropriation of a place. It is the way in which our habits and daily practices are deposited in the space, at the

APTAMI

A12 Board game The conquest of the house of your dreams To inhabit is a primitive act of appropriation of a place. It is the way in which our habits and daily practices are deposited in the space, at the

PICCOLI SPAZI DA TRATTARE CON GENTILEZZA / SMALL SPACES TO TREAT WITH KINDNESS

A12 Mapping of public spaces, Milan, 2008 – 2013 What the small places to treat with kindness are? They are “waste spaces”, apparently without any quality, small public spaces inside the city, but big enough to result a resource for

PICCOLI SPAZI DA TRATTARE CON GENTILEZZA / SMALL SPACES TO TREAT WITH KINDNESS

A12 Mapping of public spaces, Milan, 2008 – 2013 What the small places to treat with kindness are? They are “waste spaces”, apparently without any quality, small public spaces inside the city, but big enough to result a resource for

GROOT VIJVERSBURG

A12 International competition by invitation for the expansion of Park Groot Vijversburg in Tytsjerk (NL) 2011 The Groot Vijversburg Estate in Tytsjerk is going to expand by 15 hectares, doubling the area of the entire park. Furthermore, a new visitor

GROOT VIJVERSBURG

A12 International competition by invitation for the expansion of Park Groot Vijversburg in Tytsjerk (NL) 2011 The Groot Vijversburg Estate in Tytsjerk is going to expand by 15 hectares, doubling the area of the entire park. Furthermore, a new visitor

STAR

A12 An ongoin research about the star symbol in our and other cultures, various locations, 2009 – 2011 A12 STAR 2009-2016 STAR MUSEUM SHARJAH 2009 DISOBEDIENCE ARCHIVE 2009 TERRACORPOCASASTELLA 2009 NABASTAR 2009 STAR_C_09 2009 STAR_C_10 2010 STAR MUSEUM CARAVAGGIO 2011

STAR

A12 An ongoin research about the star symbol in our and other cultures, various locations, 2009 – 2011 A12 STAR 2009-2016 STAR MUSEUM SHARJAH 2009 DISOBEDIENCE ARCHIVE 2009 TERRACORPOCASASTELLA 2009 NABASTAR 2009 STAR_C_09 2009 STAR_C_10 2010 STAR MUSEUM CARAVAGGIO 2011

FATTORE K

A12 2006-2010 Riqualification of an industrial district and environmental belt in Zermeghedo (Vi).   In the project of the contemporary city, to design defined shapes is not a self sufficient action to obtain a significant result. It’s necessary to rethink

FATTORE K

A12 2006-2010 Riqualification of an industrial district and environmental belt in Zermeghedo (Vi).   In the project of the contemporary city, to design defined shapes is not a self sufficient action to obtain a significant result. It’s necessary to rethink

ERACLEA MARE +

A12 Proyect explorations for the definition of the territorial plan of Eraclea Mare (IT), 2009     The projects worked on the system of open spaces of Eraclea Mare and its equipment, especially related to the presence of tourism. Eraclea

ERACLEA MARE +

A12 Proyect explorations for the definition of the territorial plan of Eraclea Mare (IT), 2009     The projects worked on the system of open spaces of Eraclea Mare and its equipment, especially related to the presence of tourism. Eraclea

GREEN ROOM 2009

A12 Radical Nature. Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 Installation, Barbican Art Gallery, London 2009   Installation produced for Barbican Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition “Radical Nature. Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009”,

GREEN ROOM 2009

A12 Radical Nature. Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 Installation, Barbican Art Gallery, London 2009   Installation produced for Barbican Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition “Radical Nature. Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009”,

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A12 Permanent installation, Piazza dei Caduti, Viterbo, Italy, april 2009 “Cantieri d’Arte – Visioni Urbane Contemporanee” A sound system plays the sound of the Urcionio river flowing under the ground of Piazza dei Caduti, central traffic hub of Viterbo, it

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A12 Permanent installation, Piazza dei Caduti, Viterbo, Italy, april 2009 “Cantieri d’Arte – Visioni Urbane Contemporanee” A sound system plays the sound of the Urcionio river flowing under the ground of Piazza dei Caduti, central traffic hub of Viterbo, it

DEEP GARDEN

A12 Temporary pavillion, Enel Contemporanea 2008, Venezia, Italy, 2008 On the occasion of 11th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale di Venezia The installation, homage to the city of Venice, takes on the force of nature and opposes it, offering an isolated

DEEP GARDEN

A12 Temporary pavillion, Enel Contemporanea 2008, Venezia, Italy, 2008 On the occasion of 11th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale di Venezia The installation, homage to the city of Venice, takes on the force of nature and opposes it, offering an isolated

TEMPORARY SHENZEN

A12 Proposal for Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2008-2009 In our work practices, we have always been dealing with temporary architecture: temporary installations, temporary pavilions, temporary transformations of spaces have been the object of many A12’s projects. Nevertheless, temporary architecture is a

TEMPORARY SHENZEN

A12 Proposal for Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2008-2009 In our work practices, we have always been dealing with temporary architecture: temporary installations, temporary pavilions, temporary transformations of spaces have been the object of many A12’s projects. Nevertheless, temporary architecture is a

ROCK ON LAND

A12 Proposal for a territorial development strategy, Reggio Emilia (IT) 2008

ROCK ON LAND

A12 Proposal for a territorial development strategy, Reggio Emilia (IT) 2008

NJS08_GIANELLINA

A12 Modular element, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli (GE), Italy, 2008 The project for the seating system “NJs08/gianellina” moves from the fascination for a common object, typical of everyone’s experience in the Italian urban landscape: a plastic road-block, used to fence street

NJS08_GIANELLINA

A12 Modular element, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli (GE), Italy, 2008 The project for the seating system “NJs08/gianellina” moves from the fascination for a common object, typical of everyone’s experience in the Italian urban landscape: a plastic road-block, used to fence street

PIAZZA BUONDELMONTI

A12 Two phase international competition for the requalification of Piazza Buondelmonti, Impruneta (FI), Italy, 2007 (3rd qualified) The project defines three focuses: the two existing squares, Piazza Buondelmonti which will mantain its character thanks to light interventions of substitution and

PIAZZA BUONDELMONTI

A12 Two phase international competition for the requalification of Piazza Buondelmonti, Impruneta (FI), Italy, 2007 (3rd qualified) The project defines three focuses: the two existing squares, Piazza Buondelmonti which will mantain its character thanks to light interventions of substitution and

GREEN ROOM

A12 Temporary pavillion, Busan, Busan Biennial, South Korea 2006 Realized at the Busan Biennale, it is located in the city center, on the banks of its most important river that runs through a densely built urban environment and, at that

GREEN ROOM

A12 Temporary pavillion, Busan, Busan Biennial, South Korea 2006 Realized at the Busan Biennale, it is located in the city center, on the banks of its most important river that runs through a densely built urban environment and, at that

SALA/SAAL

A12 Installazione Museion, Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea Bolzano, Italia 2006 While walking though Museion’s halls, the visitor has the alienating experience of encountering two absolutely identical spaces, each the duplication of the other, and together a faithful mirror of

SALA/SAAL

A12 Installazione Museion, Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea Bolzano, Italia 2006 While walking though Museion’s halls, the visitor has the alienating experience of encountering two absolutely identical spaces, each the duplication of the other, and together a faithful mirror of

ISTANBUL/MAGENTA

A12 IX Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul, Turkey 2005 Deniz Palas, Garanti Building, Kavala and Antrepo no. 5 storages, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Bilsar Building, Italian Workers Society building are the seven venues of Istanbul Biennial. Seven buildings with different characteristics,

ISTANBUL/MAGENTA

A12 IX Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul, Turkey 2005 Deniz Palas, Garanti Building, Kavala and Antrepo no. 5 storages, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Bilsar Building, Italian Workers Society building are the seven venues of Istanbul Biennial. Seven buildings with different characteristics,

LODRON PLAYGROUND

A12 Project for a playground in a square of the historic center of Trento. The goal of the project is to keep the existing functions of the square, organizing and proposing a new landscape of playful elements. Each playing field

LODRON PLAYGROUND

A12 Project for a playground in a square of the historic center of Trento. The goal of the project is to keep the existing functions of the square, organizing and proposing a new landscape of playful elements. Each playing field

CADAVRE EXQUIS

A12 Collages and sculptures, mixed media, “In the name of the father”, Galleria Sonia Rosso Turin, Italy, 2005 A collective reflection about our masters, playing a surrealist game.

CADAVRE EXQUIS

A12 Collages and sculptures, mixed media, “In the name of the father”, Galleria Sonia Rosso Turin, Italy, 2005 A collective reflection about our masters, playing a surrealist game.

THE LACK PROJECT

A12 Tensta Konsthall, Spanga (Stockholm), Sweden 2005 Around the end of 1970 one of the Ikea product managers discovered a solid wooden table with a very thick top and legs. One of Ikea’s best sellers, the LACK table, came out

THE LACK PROJECT

A12 Tensta Konsthall, Spanga (Stockholm), Sweden 2005 Around the end of 1970 one of the Ikea product managers discovered a solid wooden table with a very thick top and legs. One of Ikea’s best sellers, the LACK table, came out

PITTI FILATI 2001/2005

A12 Setup of “Spazio Tendenze” of Pittifilati Fair, Cavaniglia Pavilion – Fortezza da Basso Firenze, Italia 2001-2005 The “Spazio Tendenze” section organized by Pitti Immagine aims to introduce visitors to the path between the booths of various companies presenting, before

PITTI FILATI 2001/2005

A12 Setup of “Spazio Tendenze” of Pittifilati Fair, Cavaniglia Pavilion – Fortezza da Basso Firenze, Italia 2001-2005 The “Spazio Tendenze” section organized by Pitti Immagine aims to introduce visitors to the path between the booths of various companies presenting, before

LO SGUARDO ITALIANO

A12 Setup of the exhibition “Italian Eyes – fashion photography from 1951 to the present” Rotonda di via Besana, Milano, Italia 2005 The exhibition design, stages at the center of the Rotonda di Via Besana a kind of architecture/archive, an

LO SGUARDO ITALIANO

A12 Setup of the exhibition “Italian Eyes – fashion photography from 1951 to the present” Rotonda di via Besana, Milano, Italia 2005 The exhibition design, stages at the center of the Rotonda di Via Besana a kind of architecture/archive, an

LAB

A12 Temporary Pavilion, Kroller Muller Museum,Otterlo, Nederlands 2004 LAB is the first open air exhibition in the sculpture-park of the Kroöller-Müller Museum. The metaphor of the labyrinth, as a possible interpretative device to represent the contemporary urban condition, was the

LAB

A12 Temporary Pavilion, Kroller Muller Museum,Otterlo, Nederlands 2004 LAB is the first open air exhibition in the sculpture-park of the Kroöller-Müller Museum. The metaphor of the labyrinth, as a possible interpretative device to represent the contemporary urban condition, was the

MBB (MOBILE BIENNALE BUILDING) 3000TM

A12 Second International Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China 2002 Octava Bienal de la Habana, La Habana, Cuba 2003 50^ Biennale di Arte di Venezia, Venice, Italy 2003 SESV, Spazio espositivo di Santa Verdiana, Galleria dell’Università di Firenze, 2003 “Dentro il fuori,

MBB (MOBILE BIENNALE BUILDING) 3000TM

A12 Second International Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China 2002 Octava Bienal de la Habana, La Habana, Cuba 2003 50^ Biennale di Arte di Venezia, Venice, Italy 2003 SESV, Spazio espositivo di Santa Verdiana, Galleria dell’Università di Firenze, 2003 “Dentro il fuori,

TEATRO STUDIO DI SCANDICCI

A12 Renovation of the public theatre “Teatro Studio”, Scandicci (IT), 2001-2004 The proyect consists in a series of small interventions on the existing space: the elimination of all unnecessary elements in the foyer, the doubling of the available space for

TEATRO STUDIO DI SCANDICCI

A12 Renovation of the public theatre “Teatro Studio”, Scandicci (IT), 2001-2004 The proyect consists in a series of small interventions on the existing space: the elimination of all unnecessary elements in the foyer, the doubling of the available space for

PER FILI E PER SEGNI

A12 Exhibition “Per fili e per segni, ingegno italiano e società dell’informazione”, Fiera di Genova, Italia 2004 The exhibition, which is spread over an area of 3,000 square meters tells the story of the Information and Communication Technology with particular

PER FILI E PER SEGNI

A12 Exhibition “Per fili e per segni, ingegno italiano e società dell’informazione”, Fiera di Genova, Italia 2004 The exhibition, which is spread over an area of 3,000 square meters tells the story of the Information and Communication Technology with particular

TEMPORARY LIBRARY (00_01)

A12 Fondazione Teseco. Exhibition Strategies against architecture. Pisa, Italy 2001. Fondazione Pistoletto. Exhibition Connecting culture. Biella, Italy 2003.   An industrial container is customized to contain a transportable library. The roof is removed, the interior is painted pink. A new

TEMPORARY LIBRARY (00_01)

A12 Fondazione Teseco. Exhibition Strategies against architecture. Pisa, Italy 2001. Fondazione Pistoletto. Exhibition Connecting culture. Biella, Italy 2003.   An industrial container is customized to contain a transportable library. The roof is removed, the interior is painted pink. A new

LA ZONA

A12 Padiglione temporaneo 50th Intl. Art Exhibition Venice Biennal, 2003 La Zona is a temporary pavilion for the display of contemporary arts, installed in the Giardini della Biennale, in Venice, during the 50th International Exhibition in 2003. Located in an

LA ZONA

A12 Padiglione temporaneo 50th Intl. Art Exhibition Venice Biennal, 2003 La Zona is a temporary pavilion for the display of contemporary arts, installed in the Giardini della Biennale, in Venice, during the 50th International Exhibition in 2003. Located in an

QUARTIERI MILANO

A12 Exhibition, Open Space, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milano, 2002 An exhibition and a book about the transformation of the contemporary city through an analisys of the phisical, spatial and environmental characters of public housing complexes built during the 50’s in Milan.

QUARTIERI MILANO

A12 Exhibition, Open Space, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milano, 2002 An exhibition and a book about the transformation of the contemporary city through an analisys of the phisical, spatial and environmental characters of public housing complexes built during the 50’s in Milan.

11.12.1972

A12 Exhibition, Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, july 2002 The title of the project indicates a randomly selected date in which the local newspaper of Genoa listed 85 movie theaters that showed a wide array of movies. The project explores the actual

11.12.1972

A12 Exhibition, Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, july 2002 The title of the project indicates a randomly selected date in which the local newspaper of Genoa listed 85 movie theaters that showed a wide array of movies. The project explores the actual

FRANCAVILLA SEASIDE PARK

A12 International Competition for a new waterfront in Francavilla (IT)    

FRANCAVILLA SEASIDE PARK

A12 International Competition for a new waterfront in Francavilla (IT)    

UNIFORME/KID SIZE

A12 Exhibition design of “Uniforme. Ordine e disordine” and “Kid Size: il mondo materiale dei bambini” Stazione Leopolda, Firenze, Italia 2001 P.S.1, New York, USA 2002 Spazio Armani, Milano, 2002 Two exhibitions, different in contents and size are contained in

UNIFORME/KID SIZE

A12 Exhibition design of “Uniforme. Ordine e disordine” and “Kid Size: il mondo materiale dei bambini” Stazione Leopolda, Firenze, Italia 2001 P.S.1, New York, USA 2002 Spazio Armani, Milano, 2002 Two exhibitions, different in contents and size are contained in

N 33′ 51.917″, E 130′ 47.808″

A12 CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan 2002 How to describe an unknown territory? During two months members of gruppo A12 wander through the Japanese city of Kitakyushu, with the objective to draw a map of the city.

N 33′ 51.917″, E 130′ 47.808″

A12 CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan 2002 How to describe an unknown territory? During two months members of gruppo A12 wander through the Japanese city of Kitakyushu, with the objective to draw a map of the city.

TRACCE

A12 Urban Intervention, for the festival “La strada rovescia la città”, Isola Neighborhood, Milan, 2001 ¬†

TRACCE

A12 Urban Intervention, for the festival “La strada rovescia la città”, Isola Neighborhood, Milan, 2001 ¬†

SWING

A12 Installation, Fuoriuso, Pescara, 2000

SWING

A12 Installation, Fuoriuso, Pescara, 2000

FOLIE

A12 Temporary Pavilion inside the Exhibition “La Ville, le Jardin, la Memoire” French Academy, Villa Medici, Rome, 2000 The pavilion, built modifying a prefabricated greenhouse, during the exhibition was used to host an archive of artist gardens curated by Barbara

FOLIE

A12 Temporary Pavilion inside the Exhibition “La Ville, le Jardin, la Memoire” French Academy, Villa Medici, Rome, 2000 The pavilion, built modifying a prefabricated greenhouse, during the exhibition was used to host an archive of artist gardens curated by Barbara

empty/SUMI

A12 Manifesta, European Biennale of Contemporary Art “manifesta 3” Ljubliana, Slovenia, 2000. The project empty/sumi refers to the theme of the exhibition “Borderline syndrome” introducing an element able to alter the perception inside the body of the city itself, leaving

empty/SUMI

A12 Manifesta, European Biennale of Contemporary Art “manifesta 3” Ljubliana, Slovenia, 2000. The project empty/sumi refers to the theme of the exhibition “Borderline syndrome” introducing an element able to alter the perception inside the body of the city itself, leaving

PAROLE

A12 A dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city http://aporee.org/parole/ ¬†   presentations of the website “parole”: VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Biennale di Venezia, Italia; Special Projects, P.S.1, New York, USA; Mutations, Arc en réve, Bordeaux, Francia; Solitude au Musée,

PAROLE

A12 A dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city http://aporee.org/parole/ ¬†   presentations of the website “parole”: VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Biennale di Venezia, Italia; Special Projects, P.S.1, New York, USA; Mutations, Arc en réve, Bordeaux, Francia; Solitude au Musée,

HUMBOT

A12 Installation, ZKM Karlsruhe, 1999 The installation is presented as a physical place to “stay”, made of the accumulation of materials recovered and built through on-site work, which functions simultaneously as a container and as a counterpoint to the site

HUMBOT

A12 Installation, ZKM Karlsruhe, 1999 The installation is presented as a physical place to “stay”, made of the accumulation of materials recovered and built through on-site work, which functions simultaneously as a container and as a counterpoint to the site

EUROPAN 5 BIEL

A12 Europan 5 International Competition, Biel/Bienne (CH), First Prize. The new highway that will cross the site is the occasion to redesign the open spaces that divides an exhisting residential complex. The desired unity of the open space, transformed in

EUROPAN 5 BIEL

A12 Europan 5 International Competition, Biel/Bienne (CH), First Prize. The new highway that will cross the site is the occasion to redesign the open spaces that divides an exhisting residential complex. The desired unity of the open space, transformed in