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studio Ippozone

Profile of the Italian architecture firm studio Ippozone.

Profile of studio Ippozone

Business Name
studio Ippozone
Location
Italy
Services
Architecture
Website
http://www.ippozone.it

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[L-R] Giuseppe Marino, Giovanni Caffio, Danilo Romani and Raffaella Massacesi

Principal(s)

Giovanni Caffio (1970), Giuseppe Marino (1970), Raffaella Massacesi (1970) and Danilo Romani (1969)

Philosophy

Our work is developed following the idea that every single project is part of a story: urban planning, university researches, individual architectures, websites, videos, these are all different tools to design the future territory from different points of view (like parts of single or multiple stories). In this dimension projects tend to be immediate but composite, comprehensible but changeable, sincere but tendentious.

Richard Saul Wurman writes: "...Design is about how to. But first you have to understand the what. Only one what, but many how's..." (Information Anxiety, QUE 2000)

The "how" is the result of tests, discussions, intuitions, researches (putting together ideas or separating those carefully). The work carried out inside the group and, often, with more groups of designers and different specialists, focuses also on the "what", trying to reformulate the questions posed by competitions and customers with the aim of extending the point of view and helping us elaborating answers. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional drawings and videos (anticipated by a storyboard that organizes ideas like a plan) are used at the same time as investigation and design tools.

Background

  • Founded: 2001
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 4

Key projects

  • ZU+Elements, Stand - Bread & Butter fair, Berlin, 2004.
  • "Premio Tetraktis", School, Francavilla al Mare (CH), Italy, 2004
  • Design for the urban renewal of the monumental area of Naples, Naples, Italy, 2005
  • SPA, Hotel resort, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy, 2005
  • "Piazza Europa", Urban space, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy, 2006
  • Santa M. Maddalena, convent refurbishment, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy, 2006
  • "The space for the Urban Viaduct", Urban space, Pescara (PE), Italy, 2006
  • "Trasponde", boat, Pescara (PE), Italy, 2006
  • "Magma", retail Design, Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE), Italy, 2007
  • "Piazza Arsenale", waterfront, public space and naval shingle, Savona (SV), 2007

Key publications

  • Archiprix International, world's best graduation project, Decommissioning e riuso delle piattaforme off-shore per l'estrazione di gas e petrolio nel Mare Adriatico, 2004.
  • Infraspazi (Pepe Barbieri), Trasponde, 2006
  • Lo spazio digitale dell'architettura italiana (Maurizio Unali), Opere d'arte per il tribunale di Pescara, 2006.
  • Progetti Pescara no.1, Lo spazio del Viadotto urbano, november, 2007
  • Progetti Pescara, no.1 Trasponde, November, 2007
  • Parametro no. 270-271, Digitale, July-October, 2007
  • Architetti al centro di Ancona - catalogo a cura dell'ordine degli architetti della provincia di Ancona, Trasponde, 2007.
  • Lo spazio digitale dell'architettura italiana ( Maurizio Unali), Phard, 2006.
  • Architetti al centro di Ancona - catalogo a cura dell'ordine degli architetti della provincia di Ancona, Lo spazio del Viadotto urbano, 2007.
  • Edilizia e Territorio, Savona - Rodriguez apre il cantiere navale alla cittr, 26-31 May 2008

Key awards

  • Archiprix International-World's best graduation project [first prize], Archiprix, . Rotterdam 2001
  • "Piazza Italia A Kobe". International competition for an urban space in Kobe [selected], Kobe Japan, 2001
  • Excellence center for the regional craftsmanship, refurbishment and functional adaptation for the institute of the Franciscan sisters [first prize], Municipality of Guardiagrele, Guardiagrele (CH) Italy, 2001
  • Preliminary planning related to the intervention of the functional and environmental requalification of the interface Port/Town [first prize], Municipality of Marina di Carrara, Marina di Carrara, Italy, 2004
  • National competition of ideas for the accomplishment of a new scholastic building for the Municipality of Francavilla al Mare [CH] [5o. prize], "Tetraktis Architecture" XVIII edition, Francavilla al Mare (CH) Italy, 2004
  • Design for the urban renewal of the monumental area of Naples [first prize], Naples, Italy, 2005
  • First competition of ideas Viale Giotto. The park of the memory, Municipality of Foggia, Foggia (FG), Italy, 2006
  • Architecture Prize Portus, area of Corigliano Calabro [mentioned project], Premio Portus, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 2006
  • Completion of the Cloister S. Maria Maddalena [Second Prize], Municipality of San Giovanni Rotondo, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, 2006
  • Requalification of Piazza Europa and Corso Umberto [First prize], Municipality of San Giovanni Rotondo, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, 2006

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