The Limits of Control


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Think of a land with an intricate network of salt marshes, beaches, wetlands, springs and streams, surrounded by water and prone

From creation to branding - The architect as curator of the city


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Alexandra Lerman interviews Simone Giostra for Scribe Media. Watch video interview...

The book "Land Integrated Photovoltaics" is out!

The 3-year research project funded by the JRC of the European Commission explores the architectural language emerging from new forms of energy production, offering an anapologetic -and perhaps controversial -vision for Europe’s energy landscape. The book is now available for download here

Pratt Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte has awarded the Innovation Fund to Simone Giostra and Lawrence Blough for creating the “Pratt Architecture Center for Responsive Enclosures: Solar Thermal Energy Envelopes”. Read more

No Money for Beauty

Simone Giostra discusses the quest for applied research in Architecture with Ilaria Valente and Gabriele Pasqui at the Architectural School in Milan on June 17. Read more

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial opens on May 14, 2010

SolPix, Energy-Positive Media Skin, a groundbreaking solar powered sun shading media wall system created by Simone Giostra & Partners Architects is the focal point of a large installation for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Read more

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Simone Giostra lectures at the UdK in Berlin on December 17, 2012

The Lecture on “Invisible Forces” at the Universität der Künste in Berlin on December 17, 2012, will mark the opening of SGPA’s Berlin office with a presentation that redefines the trajectory of the practice. See announcement

We made it!

SGPA was included in the Atlas of World Architecture. Preview the book

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NYFA Fellowship Award

The New York Foundation for the Arts awards the ’2010 NYFA Fellowship for Architecture/Environmental Structures’ to Simone Giostra. See announcement

The Wall Street Journal: "Olympian Architecture"

“[...] GreenPix adds to Beijing’s new aesthetic.” Read the article

Lecture at the HSRM in Wiesbaden on May 08, 2013

Simone Giostra will talk about “The Shape of Things Present” at 2pm in GLASHAUS R 116, starting from the claim by Buckminster Fuller that “Form cannot longer follow function, because the significant functions are invisible” and retracing nature’s ‘invisible forces’ from Galileo to D’Arcy Thompson…

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Washington Post: "5 Buildings in Beijing"

Architecture Critic Philip Kennicott selects GreenPix as one of the 5 most emblematic buildings in Beijing. See video…

Public Presentation for a Guest Professorship at the TU in Berlin

On April 23, 2013, Simone Giostra presents “BERLIN 2020″ at the ADIP Program – Technische Universität in Berlin, exploring the transformation of European cities under the combined effect of climate change and the new energy policy set by the EU. Read more

European Commission awards Research Grant

The JRC – Joint Research Center of the European Commission – awards a Research Grant to SGPA for a study on ‘Land Integrated Photovoltaic’. See description

Workshop at the Hochschule RheinMain in Wiesbaden, Germany

Simone Giostra leads a Workshop at the Interior Architecture School, HSRM_Hochschule RheinMain, in Wiesbaden, on the 6th and 7th of May.  ‘Villa Leoni’ will explore the typological transformations of a villa, triggered by a wild component…

Feltman Lecture at The Cooper Union on April 26

Simone Giostra will deliver the Feltman Lecture at The Cooper Union in New York on Monday, April 26, at 6 pm. The Lecture, Introduced and Chaired by Prof. David Turnbull, is made possible by the Ellen and Sidney Fellman Fund and will focus on the principle and benefits of lighting design. For more information go here

The New York Times: "The Energy Wall of China"

“[...] GreenPix operates on a ‘Blade Runner’ scale”, writes Carolina Miranda. Read the article

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"Solar Energy and Survival" at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London

Interview in German newspaper 'Die Welt'

Viktoria Unterreiner talks with Simone Giostra about the “green revolution” in the US, for the German newspaper Die Welt. Read the article

Simone Giostra speaks at McCann-Erickson on April 2

SpringFest is an invitation-only venue hosted by McCann-Erickson – a global advertising agency network with headquarters in New York. See the program here

Technology Development Agreement with PNA

Simone Giostra & Partners signed a “Technology Development Agreement” with Permasteelisa North America, world leader in cladding technologies, for the development of digital active system integrated to curtain walls. See more here

Il Sole 24 Ore: 'L'architetto Globale ha un cuore hi-tech'

“[…] Parte dal marchigiano Simone Giostra, 39 anni, il viaggio tra gli architetti italiani capaci di scalare le classifiche internazionali dell’innovazione.” Read the article by Giorgio Santilli in the leading financial newspaper in Italy.

'China's New Great Wall' on CNN

LONDON, England (CNN) — ‘Forget the “Bird’s Nest” and the “Water Cube”. If you’re traveling to China this summer, or even if you are watching the Olympics on television, make sure you look out for a glittering new landmark structure in Beijing.’ Read the article by Matthew Knight…

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Conference at the "Istituto Nazionale di Architettura" in Rome

‘Lavorare con l’informazione: Rappresentazione, Produzione e Performance nell’eta’ del digitale’ The conference organizer Marialuisa Palumbo says: “Un ciclo di incontri tematici organizzato nell’ambito del Master di Architettura Digitale con giovani protagonisti delle ricerca architettonica contemporanea, con l’obiettivo di esplorare gli aspetti innovativi generati dall’incontro tra architettura e tecnologie dell’informazione [...]. Read more

Sustainab.Italy opens at the London Festival of Architecture

GreenPix will represent Contemporary Italian Architecture at the London Festival of Architecture, opening on June 25…

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DATA>LAND Presents a vision for the EXPO 2015 at the NABA ACADEMY in Milan

The Students of the workshop DATA>LAND – directed by Simone Giostra and part of the Master Program in Landscape Design – present their visions for the EXPO 2015 at the NABA Academy in Milan. Watch the Video…

SolPix on Fast Company: 'A Giant LED Display That Doubles as a Solar Shield'

“SolPix, a prototype for a combined media-wall/solar blind premieres at the Cooper-Hewitt. This is among the biggest and most advanced installations being unveiled this Friday at the opening of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Design Triennial […]. Read the article

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ALD Istanbul 2010

Simone Giostra delivers keynote presentation “Media/Energy/Performance” on October 25th at the Architectural Lighting Day – Istanbul 2010. Watch the video…

Media Architecture Biennale Opens in Vienna

The first Media Architecture Biennale starts on October 7th-9th in Vienna. Read more

CIEPEC Opens in Beijing

The office represents Italy at the International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference in Beijing, the leading environmental show in China. More information here

"CHINA!" at the Politecnico in Milan

Simone Giostra lectures at the Architecture School of the Politecnico in Milan on November 26 at 11am on the anguishes and rewards of building in China…

GreenPix in Berlin

The “Media Façade Exhibition 2008″ opens this week at the DAZ – German Centre for Architecture – in Berlin. Download the Catalogue

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Project for Lombardy Government shortlisted

Our design proposal -in partnership with Steven Holl, Guy Nordenson and Remo Dorigati -has been shortlisted for the 160-million dollar project of the new Regional Government Headquarters in Milan. See video…

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Interview for "La Stampa" at the VIEW Conference

Honors and Awards

Finalist, Zumtobel Award for Humanity and Sustainability in Architecture and the Built Environment

Selected Project, 2009 Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana, Italy

Sustainable Design Award, Boston Society of Architects – AIA, USA

SEGD Honour Award, Society for Environmental Graphic Design, USA

Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, USA

Finalist, Energy, Waste & Recycling Category, 2008 World Architecture Festival, UK

Honourable Mention, 2008 ARCHI-TECH Award. ARCHI-TECH Magazine, USA

Silver Award, Horizon Interactive Awards, USA

Art Directors Medal, ADC Italy

Honourable Mention, International Competition for “Art Interactive”, Harvard, USA

Art Directors Medal, ADC New Jersey, USA

Honourable Mention, International competition “Savona Waterfront”, Savona, Italy

Short Listed, International competition “Leipzig Audiovisual Lab”, Leipzig, Germany

Finalist, International competition “Due ponti pedonali sul Tevere”, Rome

Profile

Simone Giostra graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 1995. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the founding partner of Simone Giostra & Partners, a full service firm based in New York. Prior to establishing his own practice, he acted as project architect for the design and construction of several prestigious international projects with a number of renowned architects, including Raphael Vinoly, Raimund Abraham, Steven Holl and Richard Meier.

Mr. Giostra has lectured extensively in Europe and the US, most recently at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, for the “Feltman Lecture” at Cooper Union in New York, at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan and at the  Universität der Künste in Berlin. He was the recipient of the Archi-Tech Award, the Boston Society of Architects “Sustainable design award”, a finalist of the World Architecture Festival and the Zumtobel Award in 2008. His work was published in several books and journals including: The New York Time, The Washington Post, CNN, Architectural Record, A+U, Detail Magazine and Metropolis.

He is a permanent member of the International Scientific Committee for the European Solar Energy Conference and an advisor to the JRC, providing the European Commission with scientific and technical support. Since 1998 Mr. Giostra has held faculty positions at Cooper Union, New Jersey Institute of Technology and City College in New York. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute in New York and a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan.

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Daily Newspapers

Die Welt, Amerika will sein grünes Wunder erleben, Viktoria Unterreiner, February 18, 2011

Il Sole  24  Ore, I globetrotter delle tecnologie, Paola Pierotti, March 22-27, 2010

Il Sole  24  Ore – Nova,  Una pelle mediatica che prende il sole, Simone Arcagni, June 24, 2010

New York Times, In Search of Better (and Greener) Building Blocks, Amy Cortese, Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Wall Street Journal, Olympian Architecture, Shai Oster, Sunday, July 12, 2008

Corriere AdriaticoUna seconda pelle acchiappa energia, Lucilla Niccolini,June 6, 2010

Il Sole  24  Ore, L’architetto globale ha un cuore hi-tech, Giorgio Santilli, November 27, 2009

CNN, China’s New Great Wall, Matthew Knight, July 4, 2008

Il Sole  24  Ore – Nova, Ecosistema media -wall, Simone Arcagni, August 09, 2009

New York Times – T Magazine, Oversize Art – The Energy Wall of China, Carolina Miranda, June 25, 2008

Il Sole  24  Ore, Giostra, globetrotter dell’architettura hi-tech, Mila Fiordalisi, October 26-31, 2009

China Construction News, June 17, 2008

The Washington Post, Five Building of Beijing, Philip Kennicott, Sunday, June 22, 2008

Spiegel Online, Riesen-Erleuchtung am Wolkenkratzer, Jorg Oberwittler, October 20, 2008

St. Luis Today, Exhibits show technological innovation in architecture, David Bonetti, November 30, 2008

Corriere Adriatico, Il Mondo sulla Giostra di GreenPix, Lucilla Niccolini, May 18, 2008

Il Messaggero, L’architetto Giostra realizza grattacielo ecologico a Pechino, Patrizio Patrizi, Mar 23, 2008

Irish Times, Innovation in Brief, Clifford Coonan, July 7, 2008

Corriere della Sera, Pirellone Bis, gli esperti lo bocciano, Marco Vinelli, May 17, 2004

Books and Catalogues

(Expected 2012). Vitamin Green. London: Phaidon Press.

Braun, M. S., Galindo, M. (2012). Atlas of World Architecture. Berlin: Braun Publishing AG.

van Uffelen, C. (2012). Façade: Design, Construction & Technology. Berlin: Braun Publishing AG.

Hack, G., Birch, E., Laurence, P. (2011). The Penn Resolution. Philadelphia: Penn Institute for Urban Research (pp. 72-73)

van Uffelen, C. (2012). Light in Architecture. Berlin: Braun Publishing AG. (pp. 290-293)

Brownell, B. (2010). Transmaterial 3. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. (p. 62)

Pratt School of Architecture (2010). InProcess 16. New York: Pratt Architecture Press.

Sauer, C. (2010). Made Of… : New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and Design. Berlin: Gestalten (pp. 160-162)

Urban Center (2010). La Porta di Milano: Concorso Internazionale per una Nuova Grande Opera Architettonica all’Aeroporto di Malpensa. Milano: Urban Center

Lupton, E., McCarty, C., McQuaid, M., Smith, C. (2010). Why Design Now?: National Design Triennial. New York: Cooper Hewitt. (pp. 20-21)

Tscherteu, G. (2010). Media Architecture Biennale 2010. Vienna: Media Architecture Institute. (p. 70)

Fajardo, J. (2009). By Night. Barcellona: Loft Publications. (pp. 88-99)

Feirreiss, K., Feirreiss, L. (2009). Architecture of Change 2: Sustainabilty and Humanity in the Built Environment. Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag. (p. 44-47)

van Uffeten, C. (2009). Ecological Architecture. Berlin: Verlagshaus Braun (pp. 96-99)

Guariento, N., Roberts, S. (2009). Building Integrated Photovoltaics: A handbook. Basel: Birkhauser. (pp. 82-86)

Haeusler, M.H. (2009). Media Façades: History, Technology and Content. Ludwigsburg: Avedition. (pp. 166-170)

Klooster, T. (2009). Smart Surfaces. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag.

Pratt School of Architecture (2009). InProcess 15. New York: Pratt Architecture Press

San Pietro, S., Gallo, P. (2009). Light Effect / Effetto Luce. Milan: Edizioni L’Archivolto.

van Uffeten, C. (2009). Clear Glass. Berlin: Verlagshaus Braun. (pp. 179-181)

Weller, B., Hemmerle, C., Jakubetz, S., Unnewehr, S. (2009). DETAIL Praxis: Photovoltaik. Munchen: Edition Detail

ICE (2009). Italian Pavillion at CIEPEC 2009. Beijing: Italian Trade Commission.

Boston Society of Architects, (2009). Design Awards 2009. Boston: BSA (p. 124)

Gutierrez, M.E. (2009). VIEW Conference 2009. Turin: ViewFest. (pp. 26-28)

Irace, F. (2009). 2009 Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana. Milan: Mondadori Electa. (p. 195)

Pratt School of Architecture (2008). InProcess 14. New York: Pratt Architecture Press

Arup (2008). Solutions for a Modern City. London, UK: Black Dog Publishing.  (pp. 164-169)

PARC (2008). Sustainab.Italy: Contemporary Ecologies. Rome: PARC

Tscherteu, G. (2008). Media Façade Exhibition. Berlin: MediaArchitecture

Pratt School of Architecture (2007). InProcess 13. New York: Pratt Architecture Press

Jingya (2006). The Tao of Jingya. Beijing: Jingya Corporation

Taylor , F. (2005). JingYa Ocean Entertainment Center.  New York: Frederieke Taylor Gallery

Nava, P.  (2004). Concorso di Idee Portanuova.  Brienno: Ordine Architetti Como (p. 62)

Riley, T., Nordenson, G. (2003). Tall Buildings.  New York: The Museum of Modern Art. (pp. 68-71)

Di Siena, V., Sopranzi, P. (2001). Due ponti pedonali sul Tevere. Firenze: Alinea Editrice. (p. 62)

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Exhibitions

Why Design Now? – National Design Triennial: SolPix Installation. Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. New York, NY.

InterActive: New Technologies in Contemporary Architecture. Churchill Archives Centre. Cambridge, UK.

Media Architecture Biennale 2010. Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, AU.

Expo Shanghai 2010: Italia degli Innovatori. Shanghai, CN.

2009 Residential Design and Construction Convention. Boston Society of Architects/AIA. Boston, MA.

Italian Pavillion at CIEPEC 2009. Beijing, CN.

2008 World Architecture Festival. Barcellona, SP.

Architect at work: Glass and Architecture. Rotterdam, NL.

Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil. Penn Institute of Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

InterActive: New Technologies in Contemporary Architecture. Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture. St. Louis, MO.

Padiglione Futuro: Beijing. Festival della Creativita’. Florence, IT.

Media Façade Exhibition 2008. Daz, German Centre for Architecture. Berlin, GE.

SAIE2008: + Quality – Energy for a sustainable building. Bologna, IT.

Sustainab.Italy: Contemporary Ecologies. London, UK.

Architectural Planning Exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art. Shenzhen, CN

JingYa Ocean Entertainment CenterFrederieke Taylor Gallery. New York, NY

Tall Buildings. Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY.

Due ponti pedonali sul Tevere. Comune di Roma. Rome, IT

Lectures and Symposia

DigiFest 2012. Berkeley Church. Toronto, CA

Colors, Light, Energy. Ecotemis. Kenzo House. Paris, FR.

Solar Energy and Survival. RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects. London, UK.

Innovative Façade Design. 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Plenary session. Valencia, SP.

High Octane: What’s Next?. Southern Polytechnic State University, Department of Architecture. Atlanta, GA.

Urban Media Territories: The Re-stratification of Public Space. Media Architecture Biennale 2010. Vienna, AU.

ALD Instanbul: Architectural Ligthing Day. Istanbul, TR.

Form vs. Performance. IN/ARCH, Istituto Nazionale di Architettura and Ordine Architetti di Roma. Rome, IT.

View Conference: Digital Transformations. Centro Congressi Torino Incontra. Turin, IT.

GreenPix: Media, Content and Performance. Feltman Lecture, Spring 2009, The Cooper Union School of Architecture. New York, NY.

Conversation with… . Fall Lecture Series, Pelli Clarke Pelli. New York, US

Spring Fest: Memes, Message and Media. McCann Erickson. New York, NY.

Solar Energy and Survival. Solar in Building Design and Construction, Emirate Tower Hotel. Dubai, UAE

Content, Media and Performance. STIM Lecture Series. Polshek Partnership. New York, NY 

Recent Work. Pratt Institute, History Lecture. Brooklyn, NY.

Content, Media and Performance. SEGD Conference: Dynamic Environments II. Los Angeles, CA

Xicui Entertainment Complex: Opening Conference. Suntech and Jingya Group. Beijing, CN

CHINA!. Lectures on Architecture and the City. Politecnico di Milano, Facolta’ di Architettura. Milan, IT.

Content, Media and Performance. SOM Lecture Series. New York, NY.

China International Architectural Culture Exchange Activity Conference. Shanghai, CN

Interactive Architecture. School of Architecture at NJIT. Newark, NJ

Research Grants and Fellowships

Joint Development Agreement. StandardPIX – Digital media solution integrated to building envelopes. Permasteelisa North America. Windsor, CN (Phase 1: $35,000)

Land Integrated Photovoltaic. Research Project commissioned by the JRC, European Commission ($20,000)

Next Generation Emerging Technologies for End-User Efficiency. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. New York, NY. (On-hold)

Technology Development Grant. SolPix Installation for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Permasteelisa North America. Windsor, CN ($50,000)

NYFA Fellowship, Architecture/Environmental Structure. New York Foundation for the Arts. New York, NY ($10,000)

COMET Grant at CEFA – Research Department of the School of Architecture, Porto, Portugal

ERASMUS Scholarship at FAUP – School of Architecture, Porto, Portugal

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GreenPix - Zero Energy Media Wall


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BuiltGreenPix – Zero Energy Media Wall – is a groundbreaking project applying sustainable and digital media technology to the curtain

We embrace complexity in architecture and recognize our responsibilities toward the environment. Our work lies at the intersection between culture and technology, where invention, performance, aesthetics, and a deep knowledge of the human factor combine to improve people's lives.

Trabucco Yacht Club


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Full Design ServicesThe office was selected to provide design services for two of the three new piers included in the plan for

Green Media for Thomson Reuters in New York


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Full Design ServicesThomson Reuters retained Simone Giostra & Partners as the designers of a new iconic addition to the company’s headquarters in

Apple Reloaded


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StudyThe office developed a concept of in-store technology for the new generation of Apple   stores, including SkinPix® – distributed digital

Offices for Wireless Generation in Brooklyn


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BuiltWireless Generation, world leader in online educational programs, retained Simone Giostra & Partners for the design of the company’s new

International Hotel and Tower - LinYi , China


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Full Design ServicesJingya Corporation, a leader in high-end hospitality operating in the Shandong Province for the past two decades, retained the office

LinYi Garden Tower Complex


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Schematic DesignThe Garden Tower Complex in LinYi, Shandong province, is the result of a visionary developer with a reputation for unconventional

Founded in 2001 with a focus on international competitions and research, Simone Giostra & Partners first came to the world's attention with the GreenPix project for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. The practice has since demonstrated an uncanny ability to identify the relevant cultural issues at hand; with each project, they have captured the essence of a moment and a place.

New Seat for the Lombardy 
Regional Government - Milan, Italy


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Short-Listed CompetitionIn 2004, the firm, in partnership with Steven Holl and Guy Nordenson, was chosen among 10 international offices, including Frank

Astronomy Multimedia Facility for Oporto University


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BuiltThe Astrophysics Center of the University in Porto asked the firm to design the new Astronomy Multimedia Facility in response

CAMBA Supporting Housing, Brooklyn, New York

Schematic Design

The office, in partnership with David Lage’, provided design services for an innovative 50-units supporting housing project in Brooklyn for CAMBA. See the initial zoning analysis and design assessment here

“Foragers” - Farm to Market Grocery


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BuiltThe intent behind ‘Foragers” is simple: to make available to all members of our society food which is fresh, healthy,

Whehai Grand Hotel


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Full Design ServicesThe natural phenomenon of crystallized water is the visual reference for a design that combines the beauty of an iceberg

Savona Waterfront Feasibility Study


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Honorable MentionThe firm’s Savona Waterfront Master Plan consists of a duplication of the existing site along the water in response to

Audiovisual Lab for the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts


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Short-Listed Competition The Academy of Visual Art in Leipzig needed a new Department for Interactive Media. It was to be placed within

Linyi Terrace Complex

Schematic Design

A consortium of investors, hospitality management companies and local developers hired Simone Giostra & Partners to design a large complex, including hotel, entertainment center and office towers…

Trabucco Marina


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Full Design ServicesThe Trabucco Marina is part of an ambitious new plan to transform the century-old commercial port in San Benedetto into

"La Porta di Milano" at the Malpensa International Airport


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Short-listed CompetitionLa Porta di Milano is a groundbreaking project integrating digital media technology and a flexible photovoltaic system to a pneumatic

Seoul Performing Art Complex


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CompetitionThe freestanding, isolated buildings taken from the tradition of the modern city are reanimated by a dense urban podium that

dEAR Flagship Store


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Retail ConceptIn developing the Store Concept and designing the Flagship Store of dEAR, a new global brand for hearing-impaired equipment, the

SolPix at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2010


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BuiltSolPix, Energy-Positive Media Skin, a ground-breaking solar powered sun shading media wall system created by Simone Giostra & Partners Architects

SuHo Hotel and Towers

Schematic Design

The SuHo Hotel complex is the result of a first wave of investments from public and private investors, spurred by a revamped city’s transportation infrastructure and by the completion of a few iconic public buildings…

Museum of Contemporary Art - Shenzhen, China


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CompetitionThe MOCAPE building is an opportunity to generate a new kind of public space for Shenzhen, a space that redefines

Center for Medieval Art


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StudyThe surrounding urban fabric plays a major role in determining the form of the new Center for Medieval Art building

Art Interactive Gallery - Harvard, MA


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Honorable MentionThe Art Interactive Gallery sought a new façade to announce its presence and mission to the city community, with a

New Square and Civic Center - Arezzo, Italy


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CompetitionThe site appears as the undeveloped rear elevation of a fragmented urban block within the city wall of Arezzo. Our

“Ponte della Scienza” Pedestrian bridge - Rome, Italy


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Competition FinalistThe “Icaro’s wing” bridge is the result of a creative collaboration between the firm and engineers at Ove Arup and

World Trade Center Memorial Proposal


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Self CommissionedResponding to a call for design proposals by a renowned Art Gallery in Manhattan, the firm contributed a visionary proposal

Pierce House - Cape Cod, MA


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Full Design ServicesThe building, comprised of a gym and steam room and a ground level for car parking, plant and storage, fuses

The New CIty-Gate for Brienno


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CompetitionThe new structure is a distinctly twenty-first century interpretation of the traditional typology of the parking garage. The horizontal and

“Porta Aurea” Archeological Park


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CompetitionIn 2003, the City of Benevento launched an international competition to create a new Archeological Park, where the underlying challenge

The New Headquarters for the Regional Government


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CompetitionThe New Seat provides the Tuscany Region with a major administrative center to respond to its growing political and financial

Extreme Ecologies™ Studio at PRATT Institute - Fall 09


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While human survival depends on the continued supply of services obtained from ecosystems, human actions during the last 50 years have

Form-Finding Pneumatics


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The research on pneumatics is part of a longstanding collaboration with Vector Foiltec – world leader in membrane materials, and

BERLIN 2020 - Architecture of the FEWs


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BERLIN 2020 – The Architecture of the FEWs – is a 2-year program exploring the transformation of European cities under

Pratt Fall 09

Studio Blog

Land integrated photovoltaics research project


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The JRC – Joint Research Center of the European Community – commissioned a study on large-scale application of photovoltaics in

The practice is re-defining the notion of applied research in architecture: "Our research projects are instigated by emerging digital capabilities, yet grounded on a solid knowledge of the profession and on concrete funding opportunities. Whether it's an innovative material practice or an emerging urban planning strategy, we believe that the responsible and efficient use of resources is not about fashion — it is about survival."

The Sentinels


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“The Sentinels” is a project by invitation of The Architectural League of New York to critically explore the evolving relationship

Structural Blankets


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We call “Structural Blanket” a surface intercepting a structural grid or space frame, acting as both a trimming plane and

Workshop at the Master Program “Paesaggi Straordinari” in Milan


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”Equipaggiare” il paesaggio con sistemi digitali o analogici sensibili che rispondano attivamente ai continui cambiamenti delle condizioni di contesto e che ne migliorino la “performance”. Read more…

Performative Patterns


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The present material research – conducted in collaboration with Arup in London – aims at optimizing a stressed skin system

Pratt Fall 10

Studio Blog

The Energy Wall


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The Energy Wall - a research project in partnership with Jaime Stein – will enhance Pratt’s academic experience through the research

Solar Thermal Energy Envelopes


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The research project – in partnership with Lawrence Blough – aims at creating a Pratt research Center to advance the

World Trade Center Tower 1 - New York, NY


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Media WallWhen Permasteelisa North America, world leader in building cladding, was awarded the contract for the curtain wall of the podium

An accomplished designer on his own right, Simone Giostra also works with other Architects to realize buildings that are more attractive and perform better. Over the years, Simone Giostra & Partners has established a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to complex projects by Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Raimund Abraham and many other leading Architects.

New Austrian Cultural Forum - New York, NY


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Project ArchitectMr. Giostra was responsible for the construction of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City until its completion in

Jingya Ocean Entertainment Center - Beijing, China


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Associate ArchitectSimone Giostra & Partners was selected as the Associate Architects for the Jingya Ocean Entertainment Center in Beijing, China, with

Nelson Atkins Museum - Kansas City, MO

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Simone Giostra was hired by Steven Holl Architects for the design and implementation of the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. The spectacular envelope of the museum presented unique challenges, particularly in preserving the transparency…

Architectural Record on the work of Simone Giostra for the ACF Tower in New York

‘Facade Engineering Emerges as a Highly Specialized Science and a Striking Art Form’. Read the article

World Trade Center Site Proposal


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Curtain WallWhen a New-York-based team of architects, including Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Peter Eisenman and Gwathmey Siegel, was chosen by the

National Museum and Library - Oporto, Portugal


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Project ArchitectMr.Giostra role in this project included the production of Construction Documents that would both suit the traditional construction industry standards

Castiglion del Bosco Hotel and Resort

Consultant

42+5 Tower in New York


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Project ArchitectMr Giostra was chosen in 2002 to be the Project Architect of this ambitious project because of his experience in

Ara Pacis Museum - Rome, Italy


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Project ArchitectMr. Giostra was selected by Richard Meier and Partners as the Project Architect responsible for the construction administration phase of

Astrophysics Center and Planetarium - Oporto, Portugal


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Project ArchitectThe Planetarium and Astrophysics Center was one of the first buildings to be constructed on Porto’s new University campus, part

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StandardPIX™ prototype is up and running!

Watch a sneak preview of the testing at Permasteelisa manufacturing facilities in Windsor, CT…

Over the years, Simone Giostra & Partners have acquired a reputation for advancing the boundaries of building performance, particularly in the areas of energy technology and new media: "Our objective is to bring an emerging digital design culture to bear on the way buildings are designed, manufactured and installed, resulting in structural, thermal, and energy efficiency in buildings, and in a radical new language in architecture."

SkinPIX™ Prototype

The system is a patent-pending technology for digital displays of variable resolution embedded in interior partitions. The prototype was developed for the Apple concept store…

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GreenPIX™ Simulator

In connection to the Xicui media facade, the office developed a Simulator and a Content Management System for the client…

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GreenPIX™

Watch the video of GreenPix Opening for the Olympics in Beijing…

Hypergola™ Pavillion

The project was commissioned by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for a prominent empty site in Downtown Brooklyn, across from the BAM Harvey Theater…

SolPix on Fast Company

‘A Giant LED Display That Doubles as a Solar Shield: SolPix, a prototype for a combined media-wall/solar blind, premieres at the Cooper-Hewitt. This is among the biggest and most advanced installations being unveiled this Friday at the opening of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Design Triennial […]. Read the article

Albero

“Albero” is a prefabricated shelf system using recycled cardboard tubes that support shelves of different materials. Tubes are nested for efficient shipping, together with metal cables and clips, while shelves are sourced locally…

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Project for Palazzo Levi In Venezia

In recognition of its leading role in the field of sustainable design and innovation, the office has been invited by the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York to design and build a large-scale, site specific installation as the centerpiece of the 2010 Design Triennial.

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Watch the Panorama in Riyadh

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Watch SolPIX™ in Action

SolPIX™ Specifications


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The complete digital display system includes: Pixel Distributors, Power/Data Injector Boxes, Power Suppliers DMX Server/Controllers and lighting or video application

GreenPix on CNN: 'China's new Great Wall. [...] The GreenPix is a milestone in LED technology"

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Excerpt from initial report for the Panorama Mall in Riyadh


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Case StudyWhen Burooj International, a leading property development corporation operating in Saudi Arabia, retained Simone Giostra & Partners for the Panorama

PixAir™ Prototype

PixAir™ is a deployable solar-powered inflatable unit, made of a cellular, self-contained ETFE pneumatic pillow, and it uses laminated flexible photovoltaics…

Simple Desk™ System

The office desk system was developed for Wireless Generation’s new offices in Brooklyn, NY, and uses Kindorf® channels…