Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Workshop, European Architectural Event, Italy

Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Event

International Workshop – Medaarch, Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy

15 Oct 2013

Mediterranean Academy of Architecture eMOTIONAL design workshop

eMOTIONAL design workshop, Cava de’ Tirreni (Sa), Italy

15 – 17 Nov 2013

Italian Architecture Event - Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Event, Italy
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“eMOTIONAL design” about EPOC and EMOLENS

Deadline: 13 Nov 2013

Cost: 250€ + iva


The Mediterranean FabLab at Maker Faire Rome

Il Mediterranean FabLab di Cava de’ Tirreni alla Maker Faire Rome 3-6 ottobre 2013

3-6 Oct 2013

Venue: Palazzo dei Congressi, Roma, Italia

The Mediterranean FabLab waiting for you from 3 to 6 of October 2013 at Maker Faire Rome, the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to the innovation, creativity and enterprise. Follow us between exhibitors! We exhibit design objects in cardboard and we hold workshops and activities oriented towards makers and fans present at the faire.

At Piazzale Kennedy Palazzo dei Congressi you will also find our installation, Cocoon EVO, the pavilion in Etalbond of 600x600x320 cm composed of 360 hexagonal pieces, all different from each other. Cocoon EVO is the result of a research and experimentation undertaken by the Mediterranean FabLab in partnership with and the companyTekla srl. which has allowed the prototyping and production of the pavilion.

Friday, October the 4th, from 15:00 o’ clock, we will also be present at the “Techgarage – The business of making” the final stage of the Tour Barcamper Makers who crossed Europe and Italy in search of innovative business ideas in the field of Makers. Our project has been selected among the 10 best enterprise projects! At the Maker Faire we’ll present our idea in front of experts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, journalists, bloggers, institutional representatives and academics.

DigitalMed Summer School – VI edition



The Summer School digitalMed’s fourth edition is a planning laboratory directed to investigate subjects, operations and techniques that affect the current international architectural panorama.
The subject of this edition focuses on the investigation of interactions between the environment and the human being, made through objects, mechanisms and architectures able to interact with who makes use of them. The aim of digitalMed IV is drawing a catalogue of projects/prototypes to insert them in an urban context, and to outline new future-cities profile.

22-28 Jul 2013

The digitalMed Summer School IV edition aims to organize the flows of information, in which the city is absorbed, to adapt projects and to make them useful, no invasives, and suitable to establish an information exchange. The concepts of slow cities and smart cities are directed by all types procedures, from immaterial to materia, from information to the built. This is the iter that we will follow to reinvent the relationship between man, environment and cities.
Through learning by-doing educational procedure, participants will acquire not only new metodologies and means, but also concrete cases where testing these ones. In this way, new acquired information won’t remain simple educational exercises, but will be notable elements in the portfolio participants.

The planning approach of digitalMed Summer School IV edition will supply to participants all the technic knowledges and theoretical bases in order to work.
The first days of workshop will focus on the outline of a shared vocabulary that allows to work from shared meanings. This phase is characterized by subjects occurring in the contemporary architecture such as computational design, digital fabrication and data driven, then systems, like Arduino, which allow the interaction with objects, and fields like permaculture and social innovation that nowadays contribute to the realignment of environment and city’ ideas.
The participants will have the opportunity to learn the use of software for the parametric planning, like Grasshopper, and to test interactions between real information and virtual data (and viceversa) through the use of Arduino.


Day1 – July 22, 2013 – Calvanico (Sa) tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso
h 9:30 Introduction. Sharing of the Summer School planning subjects’ key-words, presentation digitalMed IV topic;
h 10:00 Theoretical lesson. Introduction to mapping, data driven;
h 15:00 Theoretical lesson. Practic case: “wind grammar” project. From information, to planning choices, to materia;
h 17:45 Sharing of a vocabulary: smart cities; social innovation, digital fabrication, fab lab;
h 19:30 Purposes of the workshop outline.

Day2 – July 23, 2013 – Calvanico (Sa) tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso
h 9:30 Introduction to Grasshopper, operation, job opportunities and definition of mathematic-geometric relationships systems which can generate and govern pattern, geometries and objects including the final project.

Day 3 – July 24, 2013 – Calvanico (Sa) tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso
h 9:30 Introduction to Arduino: how to work with open-source electronic prototyping platform created by Massimo Banzi, through Grasshopper;
h 18:00 Division in groups and laboratorial work;
h 20:00 Presentation of the ideas.

Day4 – July 25, 2013 – Calvanico (Sa) tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso
h 9:30 Introduction to digital fabrication;
h 11:30 Development of the projects.
h 20:00 Presentation of the projectsi.

Day 5 – July 26, 2013 – Mediterranean FabLab, Cava de’ Tirreni (Sa)
Critic: Walter Nicolino, tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso

h 9:30 Development of the projects.
h 14:30 Critic to the workshop objects.
h 19:30 – Lecture: Walter Nicolino, studio CARLORATTIASSOCIATI walter nicolino & carlo ratti.
Day 6 – July 27, 2013 – Mediterranean FabLab, Cava de’ Tirreni
Critic: Walter Nicolino, tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso

h 9:30 Geometries’ project fabrication, through the use of interface software cad/cam and the use of machines for the digital fabrication. The prototypes will be printed and assembled in the Mediterranean FabLab.
h 14:30 Critic ai progetti del workshop.

Day 7 – July 28, 2013 – Mediterranean FabLab, Cava de’ Tirreni
Critic: Walter Nicolino, tutor: Amleto Picerno Ceraso

h 9:30 End of the works;

h 13:00 Presentation of projects and prototypes. Final critic.

The workshop is open both to the students and to the professionals. It needs a basic knowledge of Rhinoceros 3D program. All the participants have to bring their own laptop. The programs for installing will be communicated during the registration act.

To register to the Summer School DigitalMed 2013 you must send an e-mail to [email protected], with the object: “Iscrizione DIGITALMED2013”.
The mail has to contain:
Name; surname; profession; telephone; e-mail.
After the reception of the above-mentioned e-mail, the participants will be contacted by phone, as well as by e-mail, to be informed about payment methods Registrations are to be construed when the payment will be effective.

DEADLINE: Registrations to the workshop close on July 19 h18:00.
The cost of workshop is 250 €, IVA included*.
• Groups: for each 5-registered members paying all at once, the cost is 1.100 € IVA included;
• Advance: for all the registered members within July 1, the cost is 210 € IVA included;

*The costs for using the machines for the digital fabrication are included in the enrolment fee.
Any cost else (for example: material for the printing; copies in big size; room; board; transports; etc) incident to the projects’ development or participants accommodation is NOT included in the enrolment fee.

Organizational Segretary digitalMed IV
Dott.ssa Francesca Luciano
Web site:
e-mail: info(at)
tel : +39 392 5149075
fb: mediterranean Fab Lab
tw: @medfablab

Cardboard Pavilion Exhibition



from 4 Jun 2013

Three intense days are happening under the sign of digital fabrication at Mediterranean Fab Lab of Cava de’ Tirreni. From the 4th to the 6th of June, the pavilion installation is taking shape. The self-standing cardboard structure was created during the Gh_to_fabrication workshop, organized by Mediterranean Fab Lab in collaboration with Mediterranean Academy of Architecture, Computation Design Italy e CRTS srl Cartotecnica.

The emergent cardboard pavilion is the result of 4-days workshop in May, in which participants projected the self-standing wave cardboard structure thanks to tutors Amleto Picerno Ceraso and Andrea Graziano’s help.

The workshop aspired to give a planning process that started from data articulation, crossing for geometries organization through Grasshopper and Kangaroo, and arrived to the real fabrication of cardboard pavilion.

The days 4, 5 and 6 of June are reserved for organization and assembly of the cardboard pieces to give life to the pavilion, which will be in exhibition at MARTE – Mediateca

Mediterranean Architecture Courses

4 × 4 ARCHITECTURE: 4 intensive courses on 4 software (full-day), Cava de ‘Tirreni, Italy
16, 17, 23 + 24 Feb 2013
Architecture Courses at the Mediterranean FabLab

The Medaarch organizes 4 intensive courses, each lasting one day, about 4 software:

– Saturday, February 16: Rhinoceros 3d . introduction to modeling
– Sunday, February 17: Grasshopper . introduction to parametric design
– Saturday, February 23: V-Ray for Rhino . introduction to rendering
– Sunday, February 24: Rhino cam . introduction to digital fabrication

Mediterranean Architecture Course
image from Dr. Francesca Luciano

The course (level beginner/medium) aims to familiarize participants with the knowledge of 4 software and their potential. It is open for all.

During times: Every course will be held from 9:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30

Single course registration fee: 60 € + IVA

In the case of inscriptions to more than one course, it will be a discount of 20% on the total amount.

Registration will close on the day before each course.

For inscription, contact us on medfablab(at) or at 392 5149075 maximum number of participants: 15

where: MARTE Mediateca, Corso Umberto I, 137 – 84013 Cava de’ Tirreni, Salerno.

Mediterranean Architecture Workshop in 2013

Mapping data meaning – workshop, Cava de ‘Tirreni, Italy
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2013
Mapping data meaning – workshop with Miguel Mesa del Castillo and Alex Giordano, from 31 January to 3 February 2013, Cava de’ Tirreni (SA).

A workshop on how to distort the Geographic Information Systems for a dissident description of the space.

Tutor of the course, Miguel Mesa del Castillo and Alex Giordano.

Our reality is studied through concepts that draw on the theory of Complex Systems. The workshop “Mapping Data Meaning” teach you the techniques to study events and places of reality and to work on the management, manipulation and visualization of data and information.

– Promote the idea that the mapping is a social construction.
– Understand the GIS as an epistemological shift in the geographical sciences.
– Provide an overview of the theoretical implications of GIS in production processes and spatial relationships of knowledge and power.
– Provide an overview of instrumental to open source GIS software.
– Disclose the potential of GIS as a qualitative approach.
– Try digital map production tools as a means of resistance.
– Produce a relational mapping project with the help of GIS software.

The workshop is organized by the ‘Mediterranean Academy of Architecture (Medaarch), and will take place from January 31 to February 3, in the city of Cava de’ Tirreni, at the Mediterranean FabLab.

Registration fee: 300.00 € VAT
There are discounts for bookings made before 15 Jan 2013
Registration is open until 22 Jan 2013.

Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Workshop

DATA ornamentation workshop, Cava de ‘Tirreni, Italy
7 – 9 Dec 2012
Workshop organized by Medaarch, entitled “DATA ornamentation.” The workshop will be held by Ing. Alessio Erioli, member and co-founder of Co-de-it, and aims to introduce participants to the generative design through the use of Processing, open-source platform supported by the operating system GNU / Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
The workshop will take place December 7 to 9, in the city of Cava de ‘Tirreni. Registration deadline: December 2nd, 2012.
Link to workshop: 8 Oct 2012

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Event

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture offers 2 scholarships for the 6 workshops of the year 2012/2013!

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture will be taken to contest 2 scholarships for the 6 workshops for the year 2012/2013, in the city of Cava de’ Tirreni (Salerno), at the Mediterranean Fab Lab, located at Mediateca MARTE.

The themes of the workshops will be: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper; Processing; Mapping Data Meaning; Open design; Interactive Design; Robot in Architecture.

1-4 Nov 2012

From 1st to 4th November, the architect Andrea Graziano, member and co-founder of, will be the tutor of the workshop “DATA FIELDS – Grasshopper as data processing tool”.

The aim is to provide to understand the value of the information and the articulation of the data, and how they are already in itself a spatial, design and architectural operations.

The workshop is the first of six training events organized by Medaarch for the year 2012.


The workshop is aimed to provide the basics of parametric and generative modeling through Grasshopper, plug-in of visual programming visuale for Rhinoceros.

“Tools are extension of our minds and our nervous systems. Through devices we are able to capture more invisible data to make it visible and readable. Self monitoring triggers selfknowledge and self awareness. This new and enormous potential about acquiring data can drive better our design explorations and customized solutions.” The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and appears to be to be a gradient of data in continuous evolution and change. One of the major advantages of parametric tools is to be able to inform the design processes with accurate, specific and variable, in space and time, data streams.

“Data Fields” is a Grasshopper workshop (Rhino3D plug-in) that will focus on how its nature as an information processor and how it can be used in order to acquire and manipulate data, streaming inputs from various sources and use datafeeds to inform geometry or data structures from the very simple up to more complex ones. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articultion as already a spatial and architectural operation. Results may range from pure data communication protocols, dataviz or data-driven geometries.

Click here to find out more information about the workshop: http://www.

4 Oct 2012

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture Scholarships

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture will be taken to contest 2 scholarships for the 6 workshops of the year 2012/2013. The themes of the workshops will be: Rhinoceros e Grasshopper; Processing; Mapping Data Meaning; Open P2P design; Interactive Design; Robot in Architecture.

The Mediterranean Academy of Architecture (Medaarch) will be taken to contest two scholarships, for the year 2012/2013.

Mediterranean Academy of Architecture workshop
image from Dr. Francesca Luciano

The two scholarships provide for the coverage of the costs of registration for the following workshops:

Workshop 1 – Rhinoceros e Grasshopper; from 1 – 4 Nov 2012
Workshop 2 – Processing; from 14 – 16 Dec 2012
Workshop 3 – Mapping Data Meaning; from 31 Jan – 3 Feb 2013
Workshop 4 – Open P2P design; from 25 Mar – 1 Apr 2013
Workshop 5 – Interactive Design; Apr 2013
Workshop 6 – Robot in Architecture; May 2013

– free access to the fab-lab and free use of machines for works and researches about the project of scholarship.
– the accommodation during 30 days (may/june) for the preparation of the thesis project.

The winners of the scholarships will develop a research project within the structure of the Academy, for a period of 30 days.

Both scholarships will be awarded on October 27th, 2012.

International Workshop on Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication

Three scholarships for the 3rd edition of digitalMed workshop. Salerno, July 2012.

S.A.N., Salerno Architecture Network, is pleased to offer three partial scholarships for the participation at the third edition of digitalMed – the international workshop of architecture on mapping, parametric design and digital fabrication. digitalMed will be held in Salerno during three weekends on July: 13-14-15 (mapping ) 19-20-21-22 (parametric design), 26-27-28-29 (digital fabrication).

DigitalMed workshop
image from Dr. Francesca Luciano

Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication

Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy Architectural Designs

Italian Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Italian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Italian buildings on e-architect – selection below:

Re-use Grottole Church Competition, Grottole, Matera, Basilicata, southern Italy
Reuse the Fallen Church, Chiesa Diruta Grottole, Matera Italy
image courtesy of contest organiser
Re-use Grottole Church Competition

Palermo Seaview Apartments, Sicily
Design: Pucciocollodoro Architetti
Seaview Apartments Palermo
picture : Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Seaview Apartments in Palermo

European Architecture

European Architecture

Italian Architecture

Italian Architects

Italian Building Designs

Italian Buildings

European Architecture Competition

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