Films on architecture for continuing education

Unique in the field of professional training for Architects, Isplora differs from traditional online courses by offering courses that provide AIA CES Credits, through the viewing of documentary films on architecture.
Educational, engaging and of the highest cinematographic-quality, our films are complete monographs on the projects of the best known and important contemporary architecture names on the scene, condensed into 1-hour videos.
Isplora’s mission is to make continuing education for architects interesting and high level with a captivating narrative.
Enjoying our courses will be as fun as following a series on Netflix!
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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.

The building designed for Salewa is a synonym for iconic architecture, while being sustainable at the same time.

Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace in Modena and Jan Kaplicky’s futurist vision.

An architecture which becomes one with both the vineyard landscape of the Chianti hills and its wine production.

The masterclass recounts the architects Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto, founding members of the Milanese study Migliore + Servetto Architects.

The lesson deals with the long design, theoretical and experimental activity of the architect and designer Andrea Branzi.

The lesson highlights the figure of the architect and designer Italo Rota, showing his training and references.

The masterclass discusses the design vision of the architect Pietro Carlo Pellegrini through the practice of “building on the built”.

The lesson develops through the biography of Massimo Alvisi and Junko Kirimoto, two different and at the same time complementary paths.

The lesson describes the design and research activity of Metrogramma through the words of the architect and founder Andrea Boschetti.

The lesson pivots around the biography of the architect Cherubino Gambardella, born in 1962 in Naples.

The lesson deals with the design themes proposed by the Piuarch architectural studio, founded in Milan in 1996.

The lesson by Arch. Stefano Pujatti develops the themes of the design practice with an insight on the aspirations and the method.

The thread of this lesson, and of the activity of the Studio LAND, can be summarized with "design with nature".

ArchiTALKS with Renato Rizzi: a masterclass about the idea of the architectural profession as a "laboratory".

In the lesson starring architect Carlo Ratti emerges an idea of architecture that moves from the "will to start from the present to try to change it".

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The lesson proposes a journey around the figure, thought and works of Franco Purini, one of the most relevant Italian and international architects.

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The lesson highlights, through the overview of the Schiattarella Associati studio, some relevant themes of the design and organizational work.

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Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia’s project involves the redevelopment and expansion of a building that has represented one of the entrances to Milan.

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The story of the Atelier (s) Alfonso Femia (AF517) develops through the words of its founder, Alfonso Femia, who traces the itinerary of the studio.

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