Amazing shipyard from Sardinia !

high LOGOI am so proud to promote a young shipyard from Sardinia, named Cantiere Savona that will present its first 10-metre LUXI33, a hybrid solar powered boat, currently under construction in Ogliastra, on the Sardinian eastern coast.  It is scheduled for launch this autumn. LUXI33 is made of eco-friendly materials and equipped with 10msq of solar panels located on the hard-top.

Cantiere Savona has been able to connect ‘technology with tradition to increase the eco-friendly philosophy in the yachting sector’.

Enjoy this project on!

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ADI Design Index 2013

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From the ADI catalogue 2013 “DESIGN E TERRITORIO” (Design and territory) – thesis “Open Design Education. Open source and teaching experimentation in Ecodesign Master of Science of Polytechnic of Turin” has been selected to take part in the catalogue 2013 writen by the ADI association (Association for the Industrial Design) –
ADI has a leading role in the development of the industrial design as a cultural and economic phenomenon.

All the projects have been shown in the event “Turin Design week 2013”  focused on the promotion of territorial design.
7-13 October – Location : Archivio di Stato, Piazzetta Carlo Mollino, Torino

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VirtualOpenUp blog! Let’s share!

The blog VirtualOpenUp is born to share and collect data and information about  past and future projects, images and clips, made by Virtual Design Course students and according to OPEN SOURCE approach.

Student’s clips are inspired by the theme OPEN and made entirely in Blender, an Open Source Software.

On this blog you can download 3d models and references (all released in CC) of their works.

All the work takes part of our Master of Science thesis “Open Design Education. Open source and teaching experimentation in Ecodesign Master of Science of Polytechnic of Turin “. Download abstract

Enjoy the student’s clips on our Youtube Channel!

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Le Ort-ike workshop “L’Ort-o sul balcone”

“Le Ort-ike” is a urban activism collective that deals with environmental issues. We promote “actions for a better city”, and we want to raise citizens awareness of the lack of land for gardening, through the teaching of growing vegetables on their own balcony or in shared spaces.

“L’Ort-o sul balcone” taught how to grow a balcony vegetable garden and took place on Sunday 3rd June 2012 in Turin, Oratorio San Filippo Neri Torino, Via Maria Vittoria 5.

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FabLab Walkers! workshop

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board”.

In this workshop we learned how to use Arduino to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs.

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Sansovino Street 243/25g – Street artists Exhibition

<<Edoardo di Mauro e Alessandro Icardi curano Sansovino Street 243/25g: una collettiva che inaugura venerdì 20 maggio alle 18,30 e che riunisce in uno spazio unico i migliori street-artist del territorio. Si va dai nomi più noti – Gec, Opiemme, Truly Design, Pixel Pancho, Galo e Daniele Alonge – alle nuove leve della bomboletta spray: Xel, Emanuele Mannisi e Irene Ruiu.

L ’esposizione – che dura fino al 18 giugno – è l’occasione per riflettere sulla concezione di arte “pubblica” e al tempo stesso “off”, e sulle nuove tendenze estetiche e commerciali, che portano gli street-artist del secondo millennio a non escludere i tradizionali circuiti artistici per esporre e vendere le proprie opere.>>

Sansovino Street 243/25g will be open from Tuesday to Saturday, 4.00 – 7.00 pm.

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Monetti International Tray Design Competition

The international contest held by Monetti S.p.A. was open to celebrate the first 50 years of operation, only for students and design professionals under 35 years old, living in the European Union.

In addition to the three winners, special mentions from the Jury were conferred to: “Dominator” by Stella Ochaa, Irene Ruiu and Riccardo Guglielmo; “Tray” by Pier Paolo Capestrani; “Ginger & Fred” by Francesco Conti and “Slide” by Mauro Karol Franchi and George Balan.