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December 19th 2009 [SPACE MADE LIGHT]

The set of diagrams conceived by Salottobuono for seven projects realized by Traverso–Vighy architects will be exhibited in Vicenza from December 17th to January 17th.
These drawings, published in their first book "Space Made Light", reveal concepts and layouts, physical qualities and technological details, research procedures and origin of the materials, logistics and timetables of planning and realization.

Opening on December 19th / 9pm
December 17th, 2009 – January 17th, 2010

Palazzo Valmarana Braga
Corso Fogazzaro, 16 – Vicenza
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December 5th 2009 [Salottobuono goes Pechakuching in HK!]

Salottobuono has shown its work at the 8th Pechakucha Night organized in Hong Kong. The event took place at the  venue of DETOUR 2009, organized by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham [Klein Dytham architecture], was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Since its first debut in Tokyo, the format has contaminated more than 70 cities around the globe, which all saw their particular edition of the event.

December 5th, 2009

Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road - Hong Kong
[ Detour 2009 ]





The Learning Cloud

Salottobuono's project “The Learning Cloud” has been selected to take part in the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture; an innovative, dual-city mode of operation. The Bi-city Biennale is themed “CITY MOBILIZATION”, testing the possibility of large-scale, effective social mobilization in a time that lacks centralized force, spiritual solidarity and practical organization.

2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
December 4th 2009 – February 27th 2010

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade - Hong Kong
Civic Square Center - Shenzhen
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November 1st 2009 [BEING RENZO PIANO]


On the occasion of the special issue of Abitare “Being Renzo Piano”, Salottobuono developed a specific project, Pianocity, on the decennial work of the Italian architect.





Abitare Bulgaria

Abitare Bulgaria dedicated a profile to Salottobuono in its 6th issue.
Since the beginning of 2009 Abitare Bulgaria has also been publishing a translated edition of "Instructions and Manuals".





September 12th 2009 [ 11th INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BIENNAL ]

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Scenarios for the transformation of Israeli settlements.
Decolonizing Architecture takes part to the 11th International Istanbul Biennal. The installation "Returns", charts a wide field of political, social and cultural practices of return. Current returns are defined by attempts to navigate the complex relation between two places: the space of refuge and the place of origin.

The wall mounted "Manual of Decolonization" helps to investigate ways of returning that recognise, respond to, challenge and subvert the physical realities that have been created since the foundation of the state of Israel. Salottobuono designed several 'strategies of subversion' for Israeli residential settlements in the West Bank and included them in the "Manual of Decolonization": a generic toolbox for post-occupation scenarios. Through its modularity it creates the potential for architecture freed up by 'fragments of possibility', and through which current political terms for a 'solution' to the conflict are replaced by fluid and adaptable proposals.

Decolonizing Architecture
A project by Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman
Biennale Curator: What, How & for Whom (WHW)

September 12th, 2009 – November 8th, 2009
Venue: Feriköy Greek School, Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No.5, ?i?li - Istanbul

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September 9th 2009 [POST-CAPITALIST CITY]


Salottobuono took part in the Conference on Post-capitalist City in Pula.
During three days, the Conference on Post-capitalist City presented the common experiences of European groups involved in mapping, planning and creating situations which escape both the capitalist logic of production
of space and reproduction of life. Some of these groups presented their
work in the form of lectures, followed by discussion.

The invited groups are:
Exyzt, Pariz
Fram-menti, Treviso
Hackitectura, Sevilla
Krax, Barcelona
Elena Marchigiani, Trieste,
MetroZones, Berlin
M.i.m.o. Lab, Milano
Multilpicity, Milano
Observatorio Metropolitano, Madrid
Raumlabor, Berlin
Salottobuono, Venice
Self Made City, Rome
Dustin Tusnovics, Vienna

The intention of the meeting was to share experiences as well as create a Document summarizing conclusions into a general thesis to be used in further actions.

You can follow further project development on

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July 2nd 2009 [12 x MILANO]


Salottobuono – with a project developed together with YellowOffice –
will take part to the exhibition curated by Luca Molinari.
The exhibition communicates the intent to push forward a strong and untold urban identity, through the display innovative proposals for future scenarios.
The event will take place in Milan from July 2nd to September 4th.
in URBAN CENTER MILANO, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 11/12 Milan.



July 1st 2009 [ADI DESIGN INDEX 2008]


Salottobuono's "Instructions and Manuals" has been chosen to appear in the brand new book "ADI Design Index 2008". The selection has been led by "Osservatorio Permanente del Design", composed by more than 100 experts in the field of Design research, culture and production.

July 1st 2009, h 18:00
Salone d'Onore-Triennale Design Museum,
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 20121 Milano

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June 29st 2009 [ IUAV WORKSHOP 2009 ]
Università di Architettura di Venezia

Salottobuono will lead “12 desert islands" workshop at IUAV University in Venice. During the three weeks, the development of the work will be constantly reported in a blog run by the students

for more informations :
[ IUAV Salottobuono page ] [ IUAV Blog ]









April 24th 2009 [ABITARE TALKS]


Salottobuono will give a lecture on "Assonometria: Istruzioni per l'uso",
in the frame of the Abitare talks 2009 at Triennale Design Museum in Milano.During the whole week of "Salone del Mobile", Abitare will promote a series of debates and meetings on contemporary design.

You can download the invitation PDF of the event here.

April 24th 2009, h 15:00
Teatro Agorà-Triennale Design Museum, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6
20121 Milano

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April 17th 2009 [DREAMING MILANO]

Dreaming Milano. Projects, dreams and visions for a changing city.
Salottobuono – with a project developed together with YellowOffice
will take part to the exhibition curated by Luca Molinari in the section "Manifestos and visions".
The exihibition communicates the powerful role that Milano had during the 20th century in producing urban and architectural visions. The intent is to push forward a strong and untold urban identity, through the display of past and contemporary projects, and innovative proposals for future scenarios.

The event will take place in Milan from the 22nd to the 26th of April,
in the spaces previously occupied by Fondazione Mazzotta.
You can download the invitation PDF of the event here.

April 17th 2009, h 19:00 [opening]
Ex Fondazione Mazzotta, Via Foro Bonaparte 60, Milano (IT).


April 03rd 2009 [ROGERS NOW]

Salottobuono will present its work during the first evening of the series "Rogers now". The event will take place at 19 hrs at Stazione Rogers,
along the waterfront in Trieste.

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March 13th 2009 [SLO ITA AUT]

The symposium "SLO ITA AUT DISCUSSIONS" is a series of events and discussions among three countries. After the presentation in Graz and Trieste the symposium will be concluded in Ljubljana on 13th March 2009 at the City Museum of Ljubljana. Six respected Austrian (Bramberger Architects, Graz; Yes Architects, Graz; Innocad Lila, Vienna) and Italian architecture studios (Metrogramma, Milan; Salottobuono, Venice; MAP, Venice) will introduce themselves by giving short lectures entitled "Let's dance".

The final discussion, where Slovene architects will also participate, will be led by the Italian theoretician Giovanni Damiani. The main subject will be the problem of contemporary architecture; they will try to find the answer to the question "How does the architecture sound in the times of recession? Is it lounge, electro or rock or should we invent a completely new category?"

The main purpose of the symposium is not just to present individual projects of Austrian and Italian architecture offices, but to exchange various interests, views and to present the productivity of respected younger architects of all three neighbour countries. These discussions open new possibilities for mutual cooperation between Slovenia, Austria and Italy regarding architecture, urbanism and culture.

You can download the communication PDF of the event here.

March 13rd 2009, h 17:00
City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, SI.


February 02nd 2009 [ISIA / URBINO]

Progetto Sostenibile. A workshop.
Salottobuono will lead a workshop at I.S.I.A. Urbino about the political role of the designer and the ethical and social consequences of his work.

You can read the complete presentation of the seminar here.

February 02nd – 06th, 2009.
Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (I.S.I.A.), Urbino.


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