Conifera

Innovation - 24.06.2019

Conifera Arthur Mamou-Mani & COS

Arthur Mamou-Mani collaborated with COS for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April, designing this installation built with 3D printed bio-plastic in the courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan. The fashion house COS, headquartered in London, built its eighth consecutive installation at Milan’s annual Salone del Mobile, this time in collaboration with the London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.Conifera is a large-scale digitally designed pavilion built with 700 3D-printed ‘bio-blocks’ made of renewable materials. The project centered on using 3D technology without sacrificing sustainablity and the message. The structure connects the palazzo’s central inner courtyard to the garden, creating a transition symbolized in a change of materials, with a mix of wood and bioplastic transforming into soft, translucent, pure bioplastic towards the other end.In Arthur Mamou-Mani’s words, “Conifera blends the digital with the physical world while addressing sustainability through the use of compostable bio-plastic, propduced and 3D printed locally. It is a dialogue between technology and craft, between the manmade and the natural and between monu

Inhabits

Innovation - 25.04.2018

Inhabits

DNN, Progetto CMR and Dekton by Cosentino

Ultracompact surface Dekton® covers 300sqm floor area right in front of Sforzesco Castle. Piazza Castelo becomes a smart plaza thanks to technology designed by Progetto CMR  and Dekton by Cosentino. The 300 square meters of public space is covered with an ultracompact veneer, Dekton® Radium, 80% of which is made of recycled materials taken from the Dekton® production process. This collaboration falls under the innovative INHABITS line, a DNN initiative that provides solutions adapted to the human being and respectful towards the environment in the housing sector.

The Diner

Innovation - 23.04.2018

The Diner

Rockwell Group/Cosentino

David Rockwell and Cosentino present The Diner, their latest installation awarded Best Engagement in Fuorisalone 2018, during Milan Design Week. The team formed by the American firm Rockwell Group , the Spanish company Cosentino, a leader in innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the studio 2x4, and the American magazine Surface presents a pop-up space that transports us to the aesthetic of diners, bringing it to another level. This ephemeral restaurant with a retro aesthetic uses Cosentino surfaces to create unique spaces: Silestone® quartz surfaces in the Pearl Jasmine and Eternal Marquina colors for a central curved bar counter 14 meters long; the Dekton® Onix ultracompact surface, with a finish inspired in eroded cement, for the Roadside bar counter; and the Dekton® tabletops in the Opera color for the tables of the sector inspired in diners of the

La Nube

Innovation - 02.10.2017

La Nube Espacio [la Nube]

A space that makes you dream. So was the project developed by Espacio [la Nube] for INCM Madrid 2016. Three hundred architecture students shared space, perfomances and lectures during ten days under a huge inflatable object combining technology and sensitivity. With the participation of companies specialized in lightning and aerodynamics, Espacio [la Nube] team designed a whirlwind of transparencies, textiles, salt, and air. A 1000m2 inflatable ring was made with a 1200m2 cloth and 12 tons of salt on which to walk barefoot. It incorporates a system of LED lights that illuminate the fabric in accordance with the rhythm of activities happening inside. The entry points act as filters between opposed worlds, from the pristine white cloister to a festival of greenery in the central garden.