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in the age of virtuality we strongly believe in materiality

the materiality of  things that brings alive the poetry of the world; the materiality of   collecting data, investigating, testing and communicating ideas; the materiality of equipment and machinery that allows us to conceive-fabricate-assemble artifacts and  to take care of our environment; the materiality as a physic-based behavior of the ecosphere, where human bodies experience passions, pains, needs, dreams and death.


MAILAB is a site of  knowledge exchange and professional cooperation between The University of Florence and the private sector with a specific focus on the cross-hybridization of architecture, design, art and cultural entertainment with new media and digital technologies. Mailab provides  opportunities for experimental research, creative projects and  advanced business services.
Its mission includes support for undergraduate and post-graduate education, professional training offering opportunities for internships, researches and new solutions of potential interest to the market.
Its experise is on parametric computation, Building Information Modeling, Building Energy Simulation, digital fabrication, environmental responsive building, generative design and multimedia.


HIGH | BOMBASTC: Adaptive Skin Conceptual Prototype
Work in progress Robotic facade  @ Mailab Research Center.
paper available at:
> researchgate
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MAILAB INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP «Parametric computation and digital prototyping for environmental responsive envelopes»
@ SUMMER SCHOOL | School of Architecture | University of Florence.


+ MAILAB CONFERENCE:  Computational Design and Automated Technologies Beyond Architecture
@ Progetti per l’Arte Contemporanea | Le Murate | Comune di Firenze  (Sep.5th-16th)

Check poster presentation out

Speculative Structuralism. Architectures without funcions
@ iCAD-International Course on Architectural Design 2017-18
Green Bridge/Walking Mall
Master Thesis @ iCAD-International Course on Architectural Design 2017-18


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