TCA Think Tank has been invited to MARAS 2016 5th International Conference on Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures 21 – 23 September, 2016 Siena, Italy, presenting StemXel: a response to the need of continuous change of functions in interior design and architecture.

TCA presents: StemXel: Interactive Structure for Adaptive Design

StemXel converts into mutable forms with the usage of a permanent material without any waste and provide physical change with seamless work. The structure is flexible to turn a simple single space into an adaptable environment that can be used for multiple programs at multiple instances. The structure implements as a furniture, for housing, commercial activities and for spaces that are undergoing a constant change. StemXel responds to different inputs, digital or analogic, creating a fast and fluid physical change. Its flexibility make possible to absorb digital information, meanwhile reflecting it in a tangible form.

Pier Alessio RIZZARDI, Basak SAKCAK, Hankun ZHANG, Edoardo GIANCOLA, Martin HUBA, Alejandro REY YAMHURE Read More

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Ephemeral – Spatial Transformation – Back To Life

Design: Pier Alessio Rizzardi

Partecipants: Lorenz Krauth, Sarika Jhawar, Marta Martini, Jesús Sánchez Díaz-Hellín, Jana Doudova, Giuliana Elia

Curator: Lorenza Manfredi

Organizer: Abraham Hurtado

Dimentions: 150m

Materials: Nonwoven fabric, Balloons, Helium

Spatial Transformation – Back To Life

Organised by the creative platform AADK Spain in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, architects, professors, artists and reporters.


Tutors: Pier Alessio Rizzardi, Sverre Aune, Elena Ferrari, Jorge bermejo pascual, Greta Colombo, Roberto Carrasco, Enrique Nieto, Thilo Folkerts


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Several urban practitioners tends to define semantic and urban categories trying to control possible derives existing outside ordinary and everyday practices, transit in a terrific and kaleidoscope variation of commonly used perceptions. Moreover, architecture and urbanism often look forward the investigation of alternatives cognitive grids to look to the city beyond traditional cultural mechanisms, giving continuously sense to the of renovation of the discipline. It means looking through what is good and what is bad, what is right and wrong, beautiful or not, conformist or anarchic Read More


STUDIO#010 – HIDDEN | STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism Magazine

The Existing city is created by a continuous researching, experimenting and building. It’s a continuous unknown or HIDDEN action of fixing and adding to the existing. A work of developed in between filling the gaps, reevaluating historical centres, suburbs and peri-urban fringe


Ana Amado – Rober Amado, Ashley Bigham / Metthew Earl / Farsad Labbauf / Antonello Marotta / Lijo John Matthew / Fabiano Minocci / Ana Nieto / Felipe Orensanz / Savia Palate / Claudia Sagimbeni / Luisa Selo / Beniamino Servino / Silvia Verace / Braian Ward – ScAle Architects

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The existing city is created by a continuous researching, experimenting and building. It is a continuous unknown or HIDDEN action of fixing and adding to the existing. A work developed in between filling the gaps, revaluating historical center, suburbs and peri-urban fringe.   Read More

12294677_10207444074130754_7773038215840684555_n.jpgTCA introduces STUDIO© Architecture and Urbanism magazine at “Clip, Stamp, Upload” event in Museo di Sant’Agostino, Genova

“Clip, Stamp, Upload is an event aiming to present the latest and most interesting projects related to independent publishing in the field of architecture of the Italian and European panorama.

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TCA with STUDIO©  discusses the future of paper magazines at Polytechnic University of Milan

The independent magazines, on paper or online, are a manifestation of instant thoughts, which fix transiently a constellation of interests to be discussed or even extremely personal insights. They are self-promoted, self-produced and self-determining the degree of radicalism and ambition of the editorial project. Littleness is a fragile state: the exhaustion of the creative urgency of normalization of production constantly conspiring against their radical and unstable equilibrium.
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306_15_city_portrait_ASTANA_loc_OK copyTCA discusses the possibilities for Astana and the EXPO 2017 at “City Portraits. Astana” event in collaboration with The Pavilion of Kazakhstan at Expo Milano 2015

City Portraits. Astana” is the twelfth conference of a series entitled “City Portraits”The conferences provide keys to the interpretation of important aspects of our contemporary nature, and to the understanding of how this nature is presented within those urban phenomena that more than anything else characterize it. Read More