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Narrative
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ISPLORA is an innovative tool for the continuing education and professional development of architects, which offers the possibility of receiving credits through the vision of engaging, immersive films and the participation to live-streamed events where you can interact with the architecture firms and the protagonists of the movies themselves.
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In the recent years in Milan has arisen the need to recover buildings that are no longer efficient or adequate, totally altering the original plant. Recovering what already exists by improving their environmental performance with retrofitting actions is a sustainable choice because it saves the territory, which is a non-renewable and very limited resource. In these terms, the film illustrates two projects by the Milan Studio Park Associati.

Michele Rossi

Michele Rossi

Michele Rossi is partner and cofounder, with Filippo Pagliani, of Park Associati. After graduating in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, he works for a few years with Michele De Lucchi in Milan and with David Chipperfield in London. Since 1999 he has been teaching architecture at the St. Martin School of Art in London and later at the Milan Polytechnic. He is regularly engaged as a lecturer on issues related to architecture, in particular to urban regeneration.

Filippo Pagliani

Filippo Pagliani

Filippo Pagliani is partner and cofounder with Michele Rossi of Park Associati. After graduating in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1992, he collaborates for several years with Renzo Piano in Paris and Michele De Lucchi in Milan. Since 1996 he has been teaching architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, school of Building Engineering / Architecture, in Lecco. Since 2013 he is Professor in charge of the course of ‘Architectural Design’ at the same faculty. He gives lectures focusing on issues related to architecture and environment.

Marco Bay

Marco Bay

A landscape architect, he graduated from the Polytechnic Universitity of Milan with a dissertation on gardens designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe. He founded his own studio in 1997. He lectures at major Italian universities and collaborates with the most famous architecture, design and art magazines. His works include: the contemporary garden of the Hangar Bicocca, the garden for Orticola in Palazzo Reale, the flower beds with palms and banana trees in Piazza del Duomo. He published for Mondadori "Drawing with trees. Stories of gardens'. He currently writes for VilleGiardini.

The video conveys 4 examples where architects opened the doors of their houses to create a direct dialogue between designers and visitors.

Restoring the existing with retrofitting actions is a sustainable choice because it allows saving the territory improving the environmental performance of buildings.

NOI Techpark, the district of research and innovation rises in Bolzano, located in the former Alumix area, evidence of the industrial archeology

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