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ISPLORA, by means of cinematic-quality films, offers an innovative tool for continuing education based on the narration of the most important works of architecture. A direct experience of the building design and construction process, a journey into the recesses and complexities of some of the most important projects.

An innovative tool for continuing education

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.
ISPLORA is also a magazine, a place to find information useful for your profession, a look at the territory and innovation, a reference for all events connected to architecture.

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There is always a story to know

The Narrative Learning method allows to identify completely with the buildings’ construction process, simply learning with a story and dealing directly with the design practice of the most interesting architecture firms.

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Open House Rome and Turin is part of the Open House Worlwide network, an international organization with headquarter in London, where the project took shape in 1992. During Open House, everyone can take part in the hidden beauty of their city and consequently understand the value of good architecture for society. The film conveys 4 examples, including two in Rome and two in Turin, where architects opened the doors of their houses giving the opportunity to create a direct dialogue between designers and visitors. Despite it is always a common destination, houses have very different configurations, concepts and approaches.

Arch. Luca Maria Gandini – F:L Architetti

Arch. Luca Maria Gandini – F:L Architetti

Luca Maria Gandini has been working in architectural design since 1984. His works have been on show in many exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 1990 Gandini won the official selection to represent Italian design at the VI Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean. From 1995 to 1996 he was an external consultant for IKEA in the project to renovate and reorganize their store in Turin. Since 1999 he has been a didactic collaborator at the architectural design laboratories of the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico in Turin. He founded the Turin-based firm F:L Architetti with Fabrizio Caudana in 2002; Alberto Minero joined them in 2012. Their works, as well as being awarded international prizes, have been published abroad and in Italy on websites and trade journals, as well as generalist magazines.

Arch. Davide Barreri - PlaC Plateau Collaboratif

Arch. Davide Barreri - PlaC Plateau Collaboratif

Davide Barreri graduated in 2010 at the Politecnico in Turin with a thesis on design in Seoul; during his university studies he worked with the firm Undesign in Turin and completed an internship in Seoul, South Korea, at the firm MotoElastico; after his graduation he worked as a designer at the firms Cliostraat and Leapfactory, in Turin. In 2014 he moved to London where he worked at the firm Hopkins Architects and in 2015 he founded the firm PlaC, along with architects Andrea Alessio and Ilaria Ariolfo, a professional partnership that deals with design at all scales. Since 2015 he has been a didactic assistant at the architectural design laboratories of the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico in Turin.

Hyemin Ro

Hyemin Ro

Hyemin Ro is an Interior and Set Designer, and Art Director. After her degree in Interior Design, awarded at the Dongduk Women’s University, she moved to Turin where she worked for 5 years with the firm UDA (Marcante - Testa) on numerous interior design projects. In 2014 she moved to London, where she developed several personal projects. After returning to Italy, she cooperated with many photographers and communication agencies, providing consultancy on set design and art direction in the fields of fashion and product design for clients such as Adidas, Versace, Ermenegildo Zegna, Diesel and Ray-ban. Since 2018 she has held the chair of Product and Exhibit Design at the IED in Turin.

Arch. Massimo d’Alessandro – MdAA

Arch. Massimo d’Alessandro – MdAA

Massimo D’Alessandro entered the world of contemporary art through his experience at Studio STASS from 1965 to 1977. In 1974 he opened the D'Alessandro-Ferranti gallery, which between 1975 and 1978 became an important reference point thanks to numerous international exhibitions. He remained in the field of art only as a collector and consultant when in 1977 he was appointed professor of Industrial Design and he joined the teaching staff of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome "La Sapienza," where he has been teaching and doing research for about 40 years. In 1988 he was one of the winners of the competition among university professors for the extension work on the faculty of architecture. He returned to design and founded MdAA Architetti Associati, of which he still is the creative director, and his most important works are published in many Italian and foreign journals.

Arch. Francesco Sorrentino – MdAA

Arch. Francesco Sorrentino – MdAA

Francesco Sorrentino is a partner and Project Leader of MdAA, firm he has been working with since 2004 and which he became a partner of in 2016. He is the concrete soul of the firm: with his planning ability, he is in charge of managing the development phase of complex projects, coordinating the activities of all the different professional figures involved as well. He is also in charge of the relationship with public administrations, he follows the various approval procedures for projects and is the safety coordinator during the design and execution phases. His rich baggage of competence is enriched by a more poetic side and in his spare time he enjoys restoring antique objects and furniture.

Arch. Massimo Adario – MAA - Massimo Adario Architetto

Arch. Massimo Adario – MAA - Massimo Adario Architetto

Massimo Adario was born in 1970 into a family of printers. In 1998 he graduated in architecture from the University of Rome "La Sapienza," after studying two years in Spain, first at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valladolid, ETSAV, then at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM. He had different work experiences between Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam and Maastricht: F.co Javier Bellosillo Amunategui, Aldo Aymonino, Ton Venhoeven CS, Kruunenberg & Van Der Erve Architecten and Wiel Arets & Associates. In 2007 he opened his architecture firm in Rome. His projects have been published on national and international journals pertaining to the world of architecture and interior design.

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

The film illustrates two projects by the studio Park Associati: La Serenissima and Engie HQ.

NOI Techpark rises in Bolzano, located in the former Alumix area, evidence of the industrial archeology of the 1930s.

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