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PRESENTATION | INNOCHAIN CONFERENCE

InnoChain Conference – Expanding information modelling for a new material age took place in Copenhagen on 8-9th of November 2018 at the Danish Architecture Centre with the aim to create a forum for transdisciplinary and entrepreneur driven research. Amongst others, Efilena Baseta presented in the Breakout Session 4: Performative Materials and Systems chaired by Isak Worre…

EMERGENT RESEARCH AWARD | ACADIA 2018

ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) 2018 conference  –  ‘Re/calibration: on imprecision and infidelity’  took place between 18-20/10 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Among 48 other papers, Efilena Baseta presented her long paper ‘Construction system for reversible self-formation of gridshells: Correspondence between physical and digital form’ in the session 3: Calibrating Construction. The latter paper…

PUBLICATION | RCA 2018 – TU Kaiserslautern

On the 27th and 28th of September 2018, the RCA (Research Culture in Architecture) conference took place in Kaiserslautern. The conference with the theme ‘Cross-disciplinary Collaboration’ was hosted at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. The conference aimed to discuss topics and methods in architectural research, focusing on their cross-disciplinary interrelations and their relevance to the design process…

PROJECT | Barcode IXC – European Lounge & Brewery

Barcode IXC – European Lounge & Brewery | Chandigarh, India Lying in the heart of Le Corbusier’s well-planned city of Chandigarh, BARCODE-IXC is a breakthrough for the young and coeval generation. This 10,500 SqFt. lounge-bar and microbrewery offer an experience of two very distinct entities, one being the extensive green rooftop opening a vista to…

PUBLICATION | IASS 2018 – MIT

  From the 16th until the 20th of July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures) took place in Boston. The conference with the theme ‘Creativity in Structural Design’ was hosted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), aiming to bring together leading designers and researchers working in the…

// ROMI //

Noumena took part to the second international appointment for ROMI – European project on Robotics for Microfarms at Le Parc de La Villette in Paris, France.  is a project In collaboration with Noumena, IAAC, SONY and other interdisciplinary computer experts with the aid of a team of farmers, engineers, and computer vision experts. The project aims to help…

MAKER FAIRE BARCELONA | 16th-17th June 2018

Maker Faire Barcelona 2018 – represents the greatest European event in which science, technology and creativity combine to create innovative ideas and entrepreneurial solutions for international makers and designers. Noumena / Wasp Hub Barcelona will be part of the Maker Faire Barcelona from 16th to 17th of June  2018.  An extraordinary event gathering creative people and makers from all…

EVENTS | Concéntrico architecture & design festival

Concéntrico is a international Architecture and Design festival happening in Logroño (Spain) from the 27, 28, 29, 30 April until  May the 1st, 2018. For this edition, several installations, exhibitions, performances, panels and more invite observers to look at the city and hidden spaces usually unnoticed with another perspective. The Festival is aimed to strengthen…

AWARD | WearPure Project

The Worth Platform is an articulated network to facilitate and support collaborations between designers, creative people, manufacturing and technology enterprises to develop innovative solutions for the society and the environment. Noumena, Waag Society and Primlab presented WearPure, a digitally designed garment partially made of textiles and 3D printed elements able to transform C02 in pure air. This project…

PUBLICATION | Atlas of the future

NERO (Networking Environmental Robotics) is a data-collecting drone designed to environmental mapping, functioning as a building advanced features to map for landscape and architecture research, as well as farming. Developed and created by Noumena, NERO has been published on Atlas of the Future, editorial project that only promotes innovative solutions with an extensive vision and committed to positive results.  Find…

NOUMENA | inauguration

Noumena is growing up and we are eager to show you our new multidisciplinary space on the 28th of March! Noumena is a hub for innovation, equipped with large-scale 3d printing machinery from WASP and BASE.beta, a cross-disciplinary office space for young talents and entrepreneurs in collaboration with Volumes Coworking. Join us for the inauguration! Please register here to…

LECTURE | InnoChain 2nd year Colloquium

InnoChain ITN is a shared network of 15  PhDs interdisciplinary researchers who investigate how advances in design tools can improve sustainability for the construction sector through conscious and materially smart design solutions.  During InnoChain second year Colloquium, from the 12th to the 14th of February 2018, researchers will expose the development stages of their works. Among them, Efilena…

WORKSHOP | Noumena for SOU – School for Architecture

Noumena team and professors from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) help a workshop at SOU> School of Architecture for Children in Favara, Sicily.  Together, they involved children in a technological laboratory focused on the functionality and construction of a model of drone, explaining the possible uses to extract information from the surrounding environment from…

EVENTS | Rhino User Meeting 2018

Rhino User Meeting IED 2018 represents a multidisciplinary event to explore Rhino facets and other plugins applied to several design disciplines of different industries. The meeting will take place at IED Barcelona, the 6th of February. Participants could take advantage from a network of professionals explaining Rhino applications through platforms such as food4rhino and get new insights…

N.E.R.O. | Fab Academy Barcelona

At Fab Academy Barcelona in Spain, FabLab Barcelona Alumni  Chirag Rangholia,  architect and expert in digital fabrication, created “FabDrone Beta” to integrate his research with interdisciplinary architectural and parametric deign skills developed at the Institute for advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC), in Barcelona, Spain. Representing one of Fab Academy 2014 Alumni successful story and becoming Noumena partner in Barcelona, Chirag finalized his…

LECTURE | BIM Show Live 2018

BIM Show Live consists in a series of seminars over two days, 28th of February and 1st of March, where top digital construction minds and professionals will shed a light on the future of construction industry. Aldo Sollazzo will be one of the keynote speakers on Day one of the conference to provide real insights…

ROMI – Robotics for Microfarms | Industry 4.0

Data analytics capabilities and digital trust increasingly matter in Agricultural sector to reduce manual labor for farmers and ensure consistent time savings. For ROMI – Robotics for Microfarms, European project part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme, a team of experts in the fields of robotics, electronics, computer science, micro-farming and…

Unomattina interview | Italiani nel mondo

Unomattina is a long-running Italian television show, broadcast by Rai Uno since 1986. The show discusses about news, politics, information and is led by Benedetta Rinaldi and Franco Di Mare. As part of “Italiani nel mondo” series, Aldo Sollazzo, as computational designer expert and founder of Noumena company based in Barcelona, was interviewed by Unomattina to talk about…

Maker Faire ROME 2017 | The European Edition 4.0

Maker Faire Rome 2017 – The European Edition 4.0 represents the greatest European event in which science, technology and creativity combines to create innovative ideas and entrepreneurial solutions for international makers and designers. As a part of ITmakes – The Fab Linkage project, Noumena participates to this debate, presenting developments in digital culture and 3d printing technologies. ITmakES –…

LECTURE | Adaptive structure and material performance

Could we imagine an architecture responsive to its surroundings? Which design principles should this new conception of architecture follow and from which materials would it be made of? Adaptive structure and material performance Open Lecture #16 will investigate unexplored prototypes of adaptive structures based on material intelligence, without the use of electronics and active mechanical parts. The…

LECTURE | Responsive Cities Symposium

Next week (Nov. 13th – 14th) in Barcelona some of the brightest minds in the fields of Sociology, Urban Sciences, Technology and Architecture will meet to discuss the Future of our Public Space at the ‪Responsive Cities‬ ‪Symposium. We are very happy to see Aldo Sollazzo in Session 2 talking about Simulating Public Space. Session 2: DYNAMIC ECOSYSTEMS IN PUBLIC SPACE Moderators: Chiara Farinea –…

PUBLICATION | InnoChain journal #2

InnoChain network aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment. This Network journal #2 presents the Scientific Courses in Computation, Methodology and Experiment and Simulation as well as the First year Colloquium &…

Reshape 17 | in(3D)ustry

      RESHAPE, a platform promoting research, design and production of digital ideas, exploring implications and applications of technology in our society held the award ceremony of its 3rd competition, ‘Reshape 17 | Programmable Skins‘ last week in IN(3D)USTRY 2017. IN(3D)USTRY – From Needs to Solutions, a global hub for Additive and Advanced Manufacturing, counted this year 3,300…

PUBLICATION | 3dnatives

Hace unos meses se celebró la 20ª edición del Barcelona Building Construmat, evento enfocado en la promoción de las nuevas tecnologías en la construcción. Durante dicho evento, hubo un actor que dejó mucho de qué hablar: el Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña (IAAC), que mostró sus capacidad mediante la impresión en 3D con arcilla de…

COURSE | Fabricademy

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry and the upcoming wearable market. The 6 month course, started this week, in 3 different places around Europe: Fab Lab Barcelona, TextileLab Amsterdam and Fab Lab Toscana . The course includes…

CONFERENCE | 35th eCAADe

  The 35th eCAADe – ‘Sharing Computational Knowledge’ annual international conference was hosted by La Sapienza University in Rome between 20th – 22nd September 2017. Academicians, professionals, researchers, students, innovation factories… were invited to further shake up and boost the innovative and beloved CAAD world with new ideas, paradigms and points of view. Design strategies and biomimicry, Design tools and…

JURY | AA Angewandte

         Engineering Design Tropisms – AA Visiting School & Angewandte Architecture Challenge Summerschool took place in Vienna from the 9th until the 17th of September. The course conducted a research into rule-based design systems, aiming to use algorithms as an integral part of the de sign process. Using bamboo rods as the primary…

LECTURE | BioTallinn Symposium

An integral part of bioTallinn is a two day international symposium entitled Polycephalum City on 14 –15 September 2017, hosted by TAB 2017. This major event features many of the artists, architects and scientists featured in this year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale. Polycephalum City investigates the role of architecture in the current socio-ecological crisis, and calls…

LECTURE | University Marista de Mérida

The Program of Advanced Design and Digital Fabrication (DAFD) of the University Marista de Mérida, Mexico,  is starting its Lecture series on Monday 18th of September, with the speech of Aldo Sollazzo. Aldo, with his presentation ‘Blending paths’, will present the evolution of Noumena, during the last 4 years, showing design, research and educational projects…

EXHIBITION | Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) opens on the 13th of September.  The theme of 2017 is bioTallinn, challenges typical assumptions of what constitutes the boundary between natural and artificial realms. Noumena will be part of the Curatorial Exhibition with the installation ”Robotic Habitats”, which aims to question the evolution of artificial intelligence into a new species, operating among…

Award | Fashion Challenge Fab13

Fab13 (Chile August 2017) held the “Challenge on Fashion and Assistive Technology” to recognize the ways society embraces digital fabrication in the most intimate way.  How can society adapt and benefit from the democratic access to knowledge and skills found in Fab Labs, to improve the life of people? How does the industry of fashion transform with…

LECTURE | IAAC GSS Muscat

IAAC GSS 17 in Muscat, Oman, is currently running for first year, exploring the topic of “Space Dynamics”. Among the educational process and side events, a series of lectures has been planned. Efilena Baseta was among the keynote speakers, discussing about “Adaptive Structures and material Performance”. The speakers’ panel includes also: Long Nguyen //Algorithms Iker…

PRESENTATION | Innochain Midterm Review

Yesterday, the Innochain network held its Midterm Review in IAAC-Valldaura Self Sufficient Labs. The 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), coming from 6 Architectural Schools around Europe, gave 10 min poster presentations about their researches on 3 different fields: Communication, Simulation and Materialization. Efilena Baseta, partner of Noumena, presented her research on “Simulating Anisotropic Material”. The projects were reviewed…

RMIT | The future of drones in construction and design

RMIT has organized a forum about ”The future of drones in construction and design”. On the 3rd of July at 03:00 pm-06:00 pm, participants will gain insight into current research, innovation and challenges of the use of technology for data driven design and construction. The event will provide an opportunity for an open discussion on the future potential, risks and…

PUBLICATION | ITmakES interview on Elle Decor

El arquitecto Aldo Sollazzo gestiona la red de makers de The Fab Linkage. Es experto en diseño computacional y fabricación digital. Pertenece al Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña ( IAAC) y es fundador de Noumena y del Fab Lab de Frosinone (Italia). ¿Cómo es el maker del siglo XXI? Tiene muchos puntos en común…

Maker Faire BCN | Fashion Panel

Maker Faire BCN conference is happening again on 17th and 18th June including many events. Aldo Sollazzo will participate in the Fashion Panel ”Embedding new digital and bio technologies in fashion”,  which will take place on Sunday 18th at  16.00-16.50h in Aula 2 of Caixa Forum (Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona).…

EVENTS | Barcelona Building Construmat

The twentieth edition of Barcelona Building Construmat, Barcelona’s international construction show on the 23rd – 26th of May, will be putting a particular emphasis on innovation and new technologies, the driving force behind the changes that the construction sector is currently experiencing. There are several event, related with innovation, that will take place during these…

Barcelona Building Construmat | Air-mapping of 3d printed clay structure

The twentieth edition of Barcelona Building Construmat, Barcelona’s international construction show on the 23rd – 26th of May, will be putting a particular emphasis on innovation and new technologies, the driving force behind the changes that the construction sector is currently experiencing. Noumena will be present with its airborne robots, which will monitor the development of…

Blending Paths

Noumena has prepared a video summering two years of activity and successful collaborations. As a tribute to everyone that was part of the development of innovative projects and alternative education, Noumena is dedicating this video showcasing the journey developed. We are looking forward to step into the future alongside our amazing collaborators! Special thanks to…

PUBLICATION | IAAC Bits

Two members of our Noumena team, Aldo Sollazzo and Efilena Baseta, alongside Angelos Chronis (IAAC and Bartlett faculty & InnoChain PHD Candidate) are the newest contributors to IAAC Bits. IaaC Bits is a collective container of knowledge and material stimulating, promoting and developing research in the diverse areas of advanced architecture through a multi-disciplinary approach…

Plexus Conference | Bartlett University, London

The Plexus Project is an initiative which aims to bring together the creative talent of different disciplines in order to share techniques, solve problems and build networks of collaboration. The events happen every other month inviting young designers, architects, engineers, programmers, game designers and visual artists, connected also with the industry field with international collaboration.…

Postdigitalism Conference | École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée, Paris

Today, Noumena founder Aldo Sollazzo will be sustaining the Blending Paths conference, an event within the PostDigitalism Cycle of Conferences, held at the École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, discussing about the scaleless approach of the practice – Noumena operates into a scaleless environment, exercising a multidimensional approach blending codes,…

PUBLICATION | PASAJES Arquitectura, Diseño y Innovaciò

We are glad to be published on Nº142 of Pasajes Arquitectura, Diseño y innovaciò magazine. Noumena is part of this issue of the publication with two different projects, showcasing its interdisciplinary approach. The magazine is now available also online, if you want to read more about SHAPE CHANGING MATERIALS, programmable textiles, a workshop based in…

First year Colloquium and Research Exhibition | INNOCHAIN, Vienna

The Innochain First Year Colloquium and Research Exhibition “DESIGN PROBES” will take place at ANGEWANDTE INNOVATION LABORATORY in Vienna on 7th and 8th of March. A Pinnacle event within the Innochain Network, where all ESRS members present and discuss their research and methodology in plenum with all Innochain beneficiaries and industry partners. Within the event,…

Datascape [FEST] | Paris

Datascape [FEST] is a series of lectures, experiences and workshops organized by Volumes Coworking Datascape and Design By Data, which is held in Paris from January to March 2017. Aldo Sollazzo (founder of Noumena) is one of the curators, with Francesco Cingolani, Wolf Ka, Claudio Cavallari, Sophie Chauvin, Jàn Pernecky, Mikhaël Arroyo and Michele Brusasca;…

PUBLICATION | ELLE_magazine, ITmakES

A new know-how is rising between Spain and Italy, with new projects created for the Ambassy of Italy, which is collaborating with big Italian firms, in a manner meant to incentive the capacities and creativity of young designers and makers. This is how Elle magazine describe the ITmakES project, promoted by Farnesina, with Noumena as…

BBC interview | Superblocks’ project

The BBC recently came to Barcelona and recorded an interesting reportage on “Superblocks”. As part of this short documentary, Aldo Sollazzo (founder of Noumena) and Chiara Farinea , as architects and representatives of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), were interviewed by BBC to talk about this visionary project and the urban transformations…

First Year Colloquium and Exhibition of InnoChain Network

The InnoChain network is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. Between 7th and 8th of March 2017, the First Year Colloquium of InnoChain will take place in Vienna. It is a shared evaluation event in which all early…

Visit of the Italian Ambassador

The Italian ambassador in Spain visited IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona last Monday to share views about the project #ITmakES. ITmakES is a set of projects designed by the Italian Embassy on the know-how and the new made in Italy, a concept that surpasses the idea of a set of products and the limits of a…

NON ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Making – Alternative design for factories. Non Architecture competitions is an initiative composed into a series of nine competitions, organized in a time frame of three years. All competitions have their focus on finding innovative approaches to a specific architecture topic, always related to a functional issue. Emphasis is always pointed to non-traditional, and therefore…

#ITMAKES | The Fab Linkage

Noumena is proud to announce its participation at #ITmakES, a project promoted by Farnesina. #ITmakES is a project conceived by the Italian Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with all the Italian Institutions partners of “Sistema Italia” in Spain. This project is based on the know-how and the new made in Italy, a concept that overcomes…

Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies | Paris

The Design by Data Advanced Master® provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry. The program is designed for a selected group of architects, engineers, designers and digital artists and offers…

PUBLICATION | ACADIA 2016 POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS

Noumena is proud to be part of “ACADIA 2016 POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines : Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture”, a publication edited by Kathy Velikov, Sen Ahlquist and Matias del Campo, with the research’s paper “Symbiotic Association” by Aldo Sollazzo with Angelos…

BCN ETHICAL FASHION FEST | EL FESTIVAL DE LA MODA SOSTENIBLE

BCN ETHICAL FASHION FEST | EL FESTIVAL DE LA MODA SOSTENIBLE For the Third consecutive year the “Association de Moda Sostenible” MSBCN organized the BCN ETHICAL FASHION FEST, which is becoming one of the most important exhibitions about Sustainable Fashion in the South of Europe. In the Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona “Fabra y Coats”…

IAAC-INDUS visiting School | Indus University, Ahmedabad, India

IAAC-INDUS visiting School We are quiet excited to announce our new collaboration for the visiting program IAAC-INDUS visiting School program, organised between Institute of Design Environment & Architecture (IDEA) at the Indus University, Ahmedabad, India and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Fab Lab Barcelona, Spain. The aim of the visiting program is to…

GSS’16 | Cervantes Institute of Beijing and Beijing Design Week

The Cervantes Institute of Beijing in collaboration with Beijing Design Week (BJDW) announces the publication of “Barcelona Pekìn Ciudades Hiperconectadas”, result of the collaboration between IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya) and LCD (Laboratory for Creative Design) during the IAAC Global Summer School Program. The Exhibition celebrates the cooperation between Spain and China with…

ACADIA conference 2016 | Material Frontiers 2: Synthetic Biologies

ACADIA conference 2016 | Material Frontiers 2: Synthetic Biologies Aldo Sollazzo will be a speaker of ACADIA conference 2016 // POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers and Cognitive Machines, that will take place in University of Michigan Taubman College // Ann Arbor, Michigan, from the 27th to the 29th of October. His paper is going to be presented on Saturday…

TOPOLOGICAL BEHAVIOURS | Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey

TOPOLOGICAL BEHAVIOURS | Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey The third part of advances Workshop taught by Aldo Sollazzo of Noumena at the Superior School of Architecture in Monterrey,  Modelling Bricks as part of  discrete modular system at CEDIM. The aim of the workshop is to explore a shift in the design paradigm, defining a…

DESIGN INTENSIFS 16 – École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais

DIGITAL DESIGN INTENSIFS 16  is a series of digital workshops for the students of 2nd and 3 rd year of  École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais with the goal to introduce them with the notions of geometric rationalization, conception and fabrication logics through learning adequate software and their critical practices. The workshops were organized along two weeks, from the 19th to the 23rd of September and from the…

SUPERILLA PILOT | BARCELONA SUPER BLOCK

SUPERILLA PILOT | BARCELONA SUPER BLOCK It has been great experience working on the SUPERILLA PILOT project held in Poble Nou district of barcelona. The SUPERILLA Super-block) project claims the occupation of the public space by the people, to subvert the leading role that cars have had over the last 50 years. The project is part of the new Plan of Public Space and…

RESPONSIVE CITIES | Urbanism in the Experience Age Symposium

RESPONSIVE CITIES | Urbanism in the Experience Age Symposium The first edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, chaired by Areti Markopoulou, with program chairs Chiara Farinea and Mathilde Marengo, has just over with generating lot of interesting topics and discussion about architecture and urban cities. It was a great event with fifteen outstanding keynote speakers, fifty-four international panelists and more than 400 visitors, held…

NERO featured in Documentary “Sur Les Toits des Villes – Barcelona”

  NERO featured in Documentary “Sur Les Toits des Villes – Barcelona”  So Six months ago we talked about taking aerial footage and 3D Scanning of AQUAPONIC PAVILION of OTF Program at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) with our NERODrone as a part of research project NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics. At the same time, iaacrooft top was part of the the…

GOYA (RESHAPE15) @ LA ROCA GALLERY IN LIBOA, PORTUGAL

GOYA (RESHAPE15) @ LA ROCA GALLERY IN LIBOA, PORTUGAL Materfad has selected One of the Entry from RESHAPE15 | Wearable Technology Competition – GOYA by Natalia Chaves Bruno to be featured in the exhibition «What’s next?» Materials that will shape the future, now also in Lisbon. «What’s next?» presents a selection of projects and materials constituting important breakthroughs in the current design,…

NERO – COSTA RICA | SOCIAL INNOVATION PROJECT

  NERO | Costa Rica Social Innovation Here we present an introductory video about our trip to ‪Costa Rica‬; mainly focused on the topic of ‪Precision Agriculture project and Environmental ‪‎Data ‪Analysis for ‪‎Future Food Production system Development. The main objective is to perform a ‪Technological Shift, together with the ‪‎community, allowing to ‪empower local technology…

PUBLICATION | WIRED, Atlante dell’Innovazione

Technologies for refugees and High Tech, Reception, Medicine and History – these are the topics debated by Aldo Sollazzo and Francesco Lipari in the article written for Wired Italia. The purpose of the piece is to shine a light on the Jordan StarUp ROW (Refugee Open Ware). The StartUp works towards giving new possibilities to…

rese arch MEETUP Paris 2016

rese arch MEETUP Paris 2016 After the success of a pilot “Meetup” of practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture in December 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Rese Arch organized the spring 2016 edition in Paris, France. The topic was “DESIGN by DATA”. Lectures elaborating on the idea of a design ruled by input parameters,…

INAUGURATION OF CINNO – FAB LAB VERITAS

INAUGURATION OF CINNO – FAB LAB VERITAS NOUMENA has been invited to be part of a speaker panel and also to take a small workshop during the main conference event for the inauguration of  CINNO – FAB LAB VERITAS, between 26th – 28th May 2016, be held in the VERITAS University, San Jose, Costa Rica. The whole event is…

RESE ARCH 2015 | LECTURE ALDO SOLLAZZO

  RESE ARCH 2015 | LECTURE ALDO SOLLAZZO rese arch MEETUP is an annual international conference and networking event bringing together practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture, experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers. Ján Pernecký of rese arch – an independent platform supporting research, education and critical thinking in architecture…

IN(3D)USTRY | From Needs to Solutions

IN(3D)USTRY | From Needs to Solutions Together with IAAC team in Barcelona, we are organising a unique event called IN(3D)USTRY related with the impact of the advanced manufacturing technologies in the future of architecture and cities. The event is organised by IAAC and the Fab City Research Laboratory, in partnership with Fira Barcelona and  in collaboration with…

RESHAPE | TOP 21 AMAZING ECO INVENTIONS (EARTH DAY 2016) – FORMULA E

  RESHAPE | TOP 21 AMAZING ECO INVENTIONS (EARTH DAY 2016) – FORMULA E We are very glad to announce that how sponge suit; winner of RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition has become Number one project about sustainable  innovation in the world today. It is going to be part of video about sustainable  innovation, which is…

3D SCANNING OF AQUAPONIC PAVILION BY OTF PROGRAM AT IAAC

3D SCANNING OF AQUAPONIC PAVILION BY OTF PROGRAM AT IAAC Last week we had great time at IAAC rooftop taking aerial footage and 3D Scanning of AQUAPONIC PAVILION of OTF Program at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) with our NERODrone as a part of research project NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics. The rooftop of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of…

NERO NDVI LIBRARY | URBAN SCALE APPLICATIONS AT IAAC

Participating in the jury of Intelligent Cities for first term presentation at IaaC, we were very pleased to find out how two brilliant students applied Nero library at the urban scale. Peter Geelmuyden Magnus and Jonathan Irawan are in fact developing a very interesting proposal “to spark a discourse around a new type of city, a…

FUORISALONE | PART OF SUPERSTUDIO PIU WITH LAZIO CREATIVO

“Lazio Creativo: Itinerari di Design”, questo il titolo del progetto che la Regione – attraverso Lazio Innova – ha ideato nell’ambito del programma Lazio Creativo, dedicato a sostenere le imprese culturali e creative e i giovani talenti in Italia e all’estero. Il progetto è un percorso-mostra che racconterà le eccellenze del design laziale nei settore…

IAAC OPEN DAYS 2016 | IAAC ALUMNI TALKS

IAAC OPEN DAYS 2016 | IAAC ALUMINI TALKS We are very pleased to announce that Noumena has been invited to talk about our research project NERO | networking environmental robotics during the event OPEN DAYS 2016 organised by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia prepares itself to host the second appointment and inviting you to discover the one of…

RESHAPE15 | SPONGESUIT WORKSHOP IN NYC

RESHAPE15 | SPONGESUIT WORKSHOP IN NYC Last weekend, on Saturday 20th of February, a Workshop & Lecture was given by Pinar Guvenc, Inanc Eray; the winners of RESHAPE15 | Wearable Technology Competition 2015 at Parsons School of Design in New York. The main topic of the event was the SPONGESUIT, an environmentally proactive swimwear, which broadens the spectrum of sustainable wearable technology and suggests…

«What’s next?» an exhibition at MATERFAD BARCELONA

«What’s next?»: Los materiales que darán forma al futuro We are very excited to announce that from today RESHAPE | digital craft community is officially part of «What’s next?»: Los materiales que darán forma al futuro exhibition at Materfad Barcelona. This is an important achievement for a project started without any economical support, just lot of passion and hard work! Reshape is…

Passar de consumidors a productors: el moviment “maker” – TV3 TELEVISIO CATALONIA

Passar de consumidors a productors: el moviment “maker” We are glad to announce that our drone research project, NERO | networking environmental robotics has been documented  by national television; TV3 TELEVISIO CATALUNIA  last week followed by the event Maker Faire Barcelona. This small documentary talks about maker movement and DIY project along with Valldaura Labs (Green Fab Lab); a project promoted…

Maker Faire Barcelona 2016

  Maker Faire Barcelona 2016 Last week Noumena has been invited to be part of the Maker Faire event of Barcelona (7th Feb, 2016) to exhibit our research line projects RESHAPE | digital craft community and NERO | networking environmental robotics. Maker Faire was born of Make magazine, a publication reference for the sector of digital…

AtlasChart Tomás Diez: A hands-on Top 6

  AtlasChart Tomás Diez: A hands-on Top 6 Quite lately NERO | networking environmental robotics has been in the news everywhere. We are glad to announce that NERO drone research project has been part of the top 6 innovative project. Tomas Diez; Venezuelan digital fabrication urbanist and Director of Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) opens…

RESHAPE15 | 3rd prize_CAROTID THERMO-REGULATOR

RESHAPE15 | 3rd prize_CAROTID THERMO-REGULATOR RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015, has been established to promote research, education and production of digital ideas. The goal is to activate a prolific exchange of knowledge and information for the growth of an entire community joined by the love for innovation. The Thrid place is awarded to Emmanouil Vermisso, Mate…

DUMO on UA

Dumo was published on Urban Architecture Magazine in China. Dumo was developed in Barcelona Regional with the external consultancy of Noumena.  

VOLUME LAZIO CREATIVO

Wednesday 16th of december, in the beautiful location of Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, it was presented the book “Lazio Creativo” and the “Fondo della Creatività 2016”. Nicola Zingaretti, President of Regione Lazio, introduced this initiative. Aldo has been included in the publication as one of the ten most innovative young profiles in the area of design…

RESE ARCH MEETUP 2015

Recently we were inveted to participate to the Rese arch Meetup in Bratislava. It was an amazing experience and we are really glad we took part to it. Some info: Rese arch organized a symposium made of short lectures followed by short discussions with the speakers. The event will take a form of a friendly…

Atlas of the Future | Data drones to heal the land

Atlas of the Future | Data drones to heal the land Yet another news, NERO has been published on the Atlas of the future website, in the article of innovative project for the better environment as they say “Data drones to heal the land“. Atlas of the Future is inspired by the talent and energy of people across the…

FAB LAB | la revolution est en marche (Book Publication)

FAB LAB | la revolution est en marche (Book Publication) We are very happy to see the first version of NERO project (a.k.a FabDrone and FabGimbal) to be part of the recently published book “FAB LAB | la revolution est en marche”. This project has started during Fab Academy 2014 at Fab Lab Barcelona, The book is curated by Massimo Menichinelli…

RESHAPE15 | 1st Prize SPONGESUIT

  RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015, has been established to promote research, education and production of digital ideas. The goal is to activate a prolific exchange of knowledge and information for the growth of an entire community joined by the love for innovation. The first prize for this competition is awarded to Pinar Guvenc,…

INTERVIEW – SO CATCHY!

Aldo Sollazzo’s interview for So Catchy! “We believe that the textile industry will be the next sector that will be profoundly touched by the digital revolution. Until today, it has stayed at the edges of most innovative processes which have invaded other areas such as mobility, communication and architecture. Reshape15 is a test to see how…

RESHAPE15 in Maker Faire Rome 2015

  RESHAPE15 in Maker Faire Rome 2015 Last week in Rome we participated in the Maker Faire|The European edition (16-18/10/2015), showcasing the selected entries of Reshape15|wearable technology competition. Featuring innovation and experimentation, the projects of Reshape15 combined smart materials, advanced 3D printing techniques and electronics with computational design methods. Noumena was exhibited in “Pavilion N…

“NERO” Add-on for Grasshopper/Rhino3D

Our first release of free and open source add-on of NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics is online on  Food4Rhino. NERO is a collaborative project lead by Noumena with the aim to develop systems and tools to translate different environmental conditions into data. As a part of this research, we present our first add-on “NERO” (V 0.6.2 beta)  plug in…

INTENSIF NUMERIQUE 2015 – Digital Design Workshop

  NOUMENA, has been invited to take a workshop about NERO | networking environmental robotics by Ecole Nationalle Superieure de Paris Malaquais (ENSAPM), and Digital Department in Paris, France as a part of annual seminar Intensif Numerique 2015 – Digital Design Workshop. The course will be structured in multiple phases, generating a dynamic workflow from digital to…

FAB ACADEMY PARIS 2016

FAB ACADEMY PARIS 2016 Coordinated by Aldo Sollazzo of Noumena, the Fab Academy 2016 will be held at WoMa, fabrique de quartier +Volumes Coworking The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course: How to Make (Almost) Anything. The…

PROVINCIA SMART

  Il 25 settembre 2015 in occasione dell’evento “Gli Stati Generali dell’innovazione sociale. La Provincia Smart ad un passo dal mondo per uno spazio aperto di ricerca e di innovazione” che si svolgerà a Frosinone nella sede della Provincia e che coinvolgerà Amministrazioni comunali, scuole, volontariato, ONG umanitarie si avvierà ­ all’interno di una Piattaforma Open Talk­ un…

RESHAPE 15 | RESULTS

RESHAPE 15 | RESULTS   We are pleased to announce the winners of the RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015. This competition has been established to promote research, education and production of digital ideas. The goal is to activate a prolific exchange of knowledge and information for the growth of an entire community joined by the love for innovation. According to…

Advanced Master in Computational Design and Making

Advanced Master in Computational Design and Making Noumena will be part of the next Master in Computational Design and Making in Paris starting from next January 2016. The program is coordinated by Francesco Cingolani with École des Ponts ParisTech + Paris College of Art + La Gaîté Lyrique + HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés +…

FAB11 | A Nation of Neighbors

FAB11 | A Nation of Neighbors “The new millennium saw the emergence of entities that can strongly influence the international scene: the *Fab Labs. Different for development, organization, character and traditions, these organizations provide a strong local development but at the same time light up conflicts that have long prevented a path to Unity. “ That’s how Montanelli…

N-E-RO presentation at Barcelona Regional

  N-E-RO presentation at Barcelona Regional Today we had a presentation with Barcelona Regional, About N-E-RO; explaining the whole process from designing a parametric Frame structure to digital fabrication, Assembly of all the components and hardware to programming and updating the firmware to get a autonomous flight, followed by the data collection from the environment to translation…

Teaser2015 “N-E-RO (Networking Environmental Robotics)”

  Here we present the small teaser about what we have been working these days with drones but most importantly collecting data from environment followed by translation of these data into Information. This is the first successful flight experiment with N-E-RO (Networking Environmental RObotics) and attached GoPro camera. // Location: lat- 41.4503514, lon- 2.1333654, alt(abs)- 295.41 //…

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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. Isaac Asimov

INHABITAT | Summer school paris

INHABITAT ARCHITECTURAL SPACE SUITS Summer School in Paris 17/08 – 04/09 “The colonization of space is the only possible salvation of Earth.” ― Isaac Asimov The ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE SUMMER SCHOOL at VOLUMES coworking is a 3 weeks learning experience designed as an immersive journey in social innovation, computational design, digital fabrication and collaborative culture. Read the complete…

1st IAAC Global Alumni Meet | Exhibition & Symposium

On the 22nd & 23rd of June 2015, Iaac has organised the First IAAC Global Alumni Meeting to share stories and developments and the Networking & Learning day followed by Exhibition & Symposium. Noumena has been invited as a speaker to talk about  Research as one of the discussion topics for the symposium hosted by IAAC, open to the public of Barcelona,…