Design Studio IV C – School of Architecture Roma "La Sapienza"

Learning from

BioMilano by Stefano Boeri presented in Rome


Six ideas for a bio-diverse metropolis
Six transitional states between the city, nature and agriculture
Six energy sources for a new model of urban economics

01. Vertical Forest: a tower with 1500 trees
02. Wood House: social housing and the tree cycle
03. Courtyard Farms. A constellation of epicentres within systems of neighbourhood agriculture
04. Expo 2015: a global kitchen garden
05. Metrobosco: a forest around Milan
06. Biological and plant decontamination of polluted urban areas



Learnign from Aldo Cibic: Rethinking Happiness. New realities for changing lifestyle

Rethinking Happiness.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. New realities for changing lifestyles..

The historical period in which we live faces us with conditions and challenges that could generate substantial changes in our way of thinking and a different, more contemporary approach to design activity. The economic crisis has revealed the limitations of a development model and, at the same time, the environmental emergency is forcing us to radically rethink our way of confronting the future.

On their own, these two problematic areas suffice to make us understand that many things will no longer be as they were before; but if we decide to try to do something, to get a glimpse of hope, we realize we are faced with an incredible opportunity to redesign life, to trigger a process of mutation.

We have to prepare ourselves to see with new eyes, to think about a tabula rasa situation in which to redefine needs, habits, activities, dreams in relation to new conditions of existence, to think about a more up-to-date idea of contemporary life.

Superbazaar. A place to live, meet, buy, sell, swap
Rural Urbanism. The city enters the countryside, the countryside enters the city.
A campus in the fields. Venice agri-techno valley
New communities, new polarities. How a small center becomes a large center


Global farmland

Expo Milano 2015 by Boeri



In Turin, groups of citizens worked for over a year with top international designers and artists, and with manufacturing companies, to create 48 designs based on their desires.

Turin became an open-air workshop for intensive experimentation, pouring energy into public and private spaces, historic neighborhoods and social housing, on the river, in the streets, in schools, prisons and hospitals, New relationships networks were spawned, applying the concept of design in all its many facets.

With the Geodesign project, Torino 2008 World Design Capital has launched a process that will go on well after the exhibition is over, having put mechanisms into action that the city will take up and that will continue to evolve on their own