BIM 4 Dummies

January 18, 2016
By City Space Architecture

BIM 4 dummies


Il Building Information Modeling, individuato dalla sigla BIM, è oggi un termine diffusissimo ma abusato nelle riviste e nelle pubblicità commerciali del mondo delle costruzioni, inteso sempre più ad indicare un avanzamento tecnologico-digitale senza precedenti.

In realtà il BIM non è mai stato un programma per computer o un modello 3D, bensì un processo orientato al coordinamento di attività convergenti nella realizzazione delle costruzioni di qualità.

Nell'ambito delle proprie attività di divulgazione, approfondimento e promozione della cultura progettuale innovativa nell'edilizia, nell'architettura e nell’ingegneria, siamo lieti di annunciare l’avvio di un workshop di formazione “BIM 4 dummies” in collaborazione con BIM Foundation.

Durante gli incontri verranno esaminati i caratteri fondamentali del BIM, mediante la realizzazione di un piccolo progetto architettonico prodotto con un noto e diffuso software di progettazione parametrica.


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MaPS. Mastering Public Space | International events next May in Italy

April 15, 2015
By City Space Architecture


City Space Architecture is proud to announce a series of events for the presentation of first year's results of "MaPS. Mastering Public Space", international research project, that will take place next May 23-31, 2015 in Italy.

MaPS is a collaborative research network involving more than 25 leading Universities and institutions all around the world. It promotes a critical reflection on public space, in a multidisciplinary field of action. 

MaPS works on education, research and innovative, human-oriented design.

MaPS is part of an international debate on public space and urbanity. It is a network of cities from Argentina, United States of America, Canada, Italy, Spain, Greece, Crete, Germany, UK, Sweden, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

MaPS involves scholars together with undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from:
National Technical University of Athens, Greece / University of Auckland, New Zealand / Thammasat University, Thailand / UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain / QUT – Queensland University of Technology, Australia / Universidad de Palermo, Argentina / Lebanese American University, Lebanon / University of Canberra, Australia / Illinois Institute of Technology, USA / Università di Bologna, Italia / The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China / Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel / Taylor’s University, Malaysia / University of Nicosia, Cyprus / Carleton University, Canada / KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden / co+labo Radovic, Keio University, Japan / Università degli studi di Firenze, Italy / National Taiwan University, Taiwan
and professionals from:
Barcelona / Beirut / Berlin / Bologna / London / Mostar / Tripoli
and non-profit cultural associations such as:
International Society of Biourbanism / Labirinto: Culture e Civiltà Mediterranee


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Urban Visions | Conversazioni sullo spazio pubblico

March 28, 2015
By City Space Architecture


City Space Architecture is proud to present the shortlisted films from "Urban Visions - Beyond the Ideal City", a brand new section that was included for the first time in 2014 as part of the 21° Italian Festival Visioni Italiane, promoted by Cineteca di Bologna, that took place on February 25 - March 1, 2015. Visioni Italiane was born in 1994 in order to give space to all those works that are made by young authors and that remain largely invisible, such as short films, documentaries and experimental films, in search of a distribution.
On April 9, 2015, 5.00pm, at Urban Center Bologna, Sala Atelier, Gianluca Abbate, Chiara Zevi, Maria Laura Del Tento and Fabian Ribezzo, film makers awarded during the ceremony at Cinema Lumiere on March 1 will present their work during a conversation with Giovanni Ginocchini, Director of the Urban Center Bologna, Anna Di Martino, Director of Festival Visioni Italiane, Claudio Sgarbi, architect and professor at Carleton University, Honorary member of City Space Architecture, our President Luisa Bravo and our charter members Simone Garagnani and Valerio Francia. The jury composed by Antonio Iascone, Fabio Mantovani, Pierluigi Molteni, Piero Orlandi, Mario Piccinini and Francesco Satta will contribute to the discussion.
The shortlisted films are:
"Panorama" by Gianluca Abbate - Winner
"Io li ho visti" by Chiara Zevi and Maria Laura Del Tento - Honourable mention
"A Tropical Sunday" by Fabian Ribezzo - Honourable mention
Urban Visions is a project of communication, through films, of the contemporary urban complexity.
Urban Visions is included in the list of collateral events of the Biennale Spazio Pubblico, that will take place in Rome, May 21-24, 2015. 

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Parking Night 2015. Don’t park the public space into oblivion

January 21, 2015
By SiliconSimon


After the success of our "The urban lounge and a green view" presented during the Art City White Night 2014, City Space Architecture is proud to promote the artistic initiative "Parking Night 2015", curated by Valerio Francia, to be held in Bologna during the Art City White Night 2015, as part of the national art fair Arte Fiera 2015.
On Saturday January 24, 2015, ten parking spots located along Strada Maggiore in Bologna, just in the shade of the Two Towers, will be transformed into ten different chances for creative thinking and use, from 5.00pm to midnight. Through the community involvement, by means of interviews and other public activities, City Space Architecture, in collaboration with other partners, will promote a discussion mainly related to the city and public spaces for community life.

[To download the program of the event, click on the image on top left]

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"Barcelona by design" | Workshop at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

January 20, 2015
By City Space Architecture


Last week, January 12-16, our President Luisa Bravo co-directed an intensive workshop at Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Working with sixty students from University of Parma (Italy), from the International Master Program in Architecture, Architectural Design Studio course, taught by Prof. Marco Maretto and Prof. Luisa Bravo, and ten students from ETSAB, we were investigating the city centre of Barcelona and the suburban area of the Eixample, along the waterfront to the Forum of Cultures till the river Besos in Sant Adria.

After a guided city tour on foot, a meeting with city managers from the Municipality of Barcelona and a fun long-distance urban experience by bicycle, students were organized in five groups of about fifteen poeple and they had to propose an urban design project for five different locations: a redesign of Placa Catalunya, on two different levels in order to accomodate all flows and connections related to pedestrian use on the ground floor and on the underground metro line level; a redesign of two blocks from the Eixample adjacent to Sagrada Familia in order to create a new pedestrian path as a public space from the Diagonal; a new entrance for the Poblenou Central Park designed by Jean Nouvel at 22@ neighborhood; the creation of new public spaces in a superblock on the Eixample, close to the Gran Via; a new residential mixed-use block in Sant Adria, as a replacement of a large shopping mall and a parking lot.

[To download the program of the workshop, click on the image on top left]

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