My professional career and personal inclination for creativity have taken me to develop an integrated and transverse approach to the architectural project using different tools typical of other kinds of works (photography, design and graphic).
After graduating in Architecture Giuseppe Ghignone has developed his self employed professional career in architecture, exhibition set up and design. In the architecture sector his work focused on residential sector in particular by projects of renovation and interior design of private residences in Piedmont and Liguria regions, the management of projects to restore and divide historic buildings in Turin province, the design of new residential buildings in the Turin area. In charge of MeltandFlow srl (www.meltandflow.com) he has taken on design exhibition projects for business events such as the presentation to international press of “Venezia” perfume by Laura Biagiotti (Procter&Gamble Prestige) and the REPLAY Charity campaign “Children’s Safe Drinking Water” (Procter&Gamble Lifesttile) or the autors’ presentation of Napoli Teatro Festival 2010 during the Salone del Libro di Torino (Fondazione Napoli Teatro Festival Italia). In the industrial and fashion design, in collaboration with the designer Lorenza Capitano, he has created (under the common name of Capitano&Ghignone – anonimaprogetti), some lines exhibited at international fairs ( Salone del Mobile di Milano, Cloudnine and Host in Translation). The creative design lines produced have been the centre of some personal shows such as the exhibition staged at Angelika Linner Gallery (Wien) and also at Turin 2008 World design exhibition. Alongside his professional career, Giuseppe has worked on graphic and communication personal projects and for several different clients. In particular he has been interested in: copywriting, photoshootings for the launch of new products, images’ editing and graphic elaborations. Since 1999 Giuseppe has been active in the artistic world participating in several shows and private exhibitions throughout Italy such as: Io Espongo, BIG, Paratissima 2007, Minimalia (held in 2008 at Castello Estense of Ferrara) and 5 Artisti in gioco per il design at Dentro&Fuori Turin Gallery.
GIGstudio offers the following services:
. feasibility studies . architectural design . Interior design and furniture’s consultancy . preparation of building practices . cost estimates and budget management . detailed design development . preparing technical reports . 3D modeling and photorealistic rendering . three-dimensional floor plans . tables for layout presentations and web
Superabundant Atmosphere is an installation by Jacob Hashimoto ,The site-specific piece consisted of thousands of white kite-like circular parts that were built out of handmade silk fabric glued to a bamboo frame.
Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass
Ballroom Luminoso is a series of six chandeliers designed by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock currently installed in San Antonio, Texas. Made from custom made structural steel, custom LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, the lights project colorful silhouettes of sprockets and other pieces onto the otherwise drab cement underpass. From the artist’s statement about the project:
Ballroom Luminoso references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions. The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements. Each character playfully rides a bike acting as a metaphor for the neighborhood’s environmental progress, its concurrent eco-restoration projects, and its developing cycling culture.
If you liked this project you might also enjoy Carolina Fontoura Alzaga’s bike chain chandeliers. Images above courtesy photographer Fred Gonzales. (via lustik)
Green Box is a Private Building Designed to be Consumed by Vegetation
Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps. While the interior is organized into a gardening room, cooking area, and a small dining/hang out space, it’s the exterior that makes this contemporary hobbit home pretty remarkable. The architects created a lightweight skeleton of galvanized metal and steel wire for the sole purpose of promoting a habitat for climbing vegetation. From a distance only a glowing light would suggest the space was even habitable. I could write Colossal from a space like this for an extremely extended period of time. See more photos over on iGNANT.