November 13, 2019

I would like to begin with a picture of an artistic installation, the shrouding of the historic gateway of Porta Venezia, created for Design Week in April 2019 by the Ibrim Mahata from Ghana. It is a fine example of parasitical practice, the material coming from gunny...

November 2, 2019

Visiting Professors invited by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering open their classes for the ARCHILECTURES series, a program of fifteen talks on their work, their thinking and their research. 

Open Lecture by professor Richard Ingersoll: ...

October 28, 2019

- Applications at:

- Location:  "ECòL" Studio (Via Pistoiese n.138, Prato) + Politecnico di Milano (Campus Leonardo)

- Credits:  4  (Extracurricular Credits ONLY | Published on the Diploma Supplement)

- Certifi...

October 24, 2019

Eco-City Study tour: "Sustainable Trentino":

Trentino is both the wealthiest and the most sustainable region in Italy. This workshop comprises a study tour of places and projects that offer the most interesting interventions in Italy for lowering carbon emissions. The g...

October 20, 2019

"Plug-in For Rehab" | Final Exhibition | 20.10.19

From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm the Plug-in architecture's ideas designed and built during "Plug-in 4 Rehab" workshop will be exhibited in "Hangar Nord" at M^C^O.

Workshop informations below:

October 18, 2019

"Plug-In 4 Rehab" | TerraViva Workshop @ M^C^O

The first part of the workshop has taken place at Politecnico di Milano (Campus Leonardo) and it has been developed as a "Design Workshop" organized as a sort of "Internal Competition": students have been divided in differe...

October 9, 2019

Prato/Vaiano: Old Equities - New Opportunities.

For this 3rd  TerraViva Workshop 2019/20 we will be considering Vaiano, a small town of 10,000 inhabitants, 15 km north of Prato. Vaiano is set in a beautiful natural environment, a heavily forested valley, where the water...

October 8, 2019

- Applications at:

- Location:  "ECòL" Studio (Via Pistoiese n.138, Prato) + Politecnico di Milano (Campus Leonardo)

- Credits:  4  (Extracurricular Credits ONLY | Published on the Diploma Supplement)

- Ce...

October 5, 2019


ECÒL is an architecture office and research platform based in Italy. We develop unconventional strategies and aesthetics as a way to address contemporary issues and needs. Our work is the result of the observation and study of each project’s specific context. We a...

October 4, 2019

Plug-In 4 Rehab Workshop | Site Survey @ M^C^O | 04.10.2019

Photo Credits © Eugenia Bolla

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TerraViva Competitions

Recently created as a new branch of "TerraViva", this specific section proposes a series of design competitions in line with the topics addressed by our workshops and mainly directed to architecture students, new graduates and young designers.

TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! The Reappropriation of Public Space will be the first competition of 2020. Starting from June 15th, registrations will be open until November 29th.



May 16th "Milano Arch Week", 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Digital Marathon with a series of online Open Lectures by:  Petra Blaisse (Biblioteca degli Alberi); Peter Eisenman (Residenze Carlo Erba); Bjarke Ingels (CityLife); Rem Koolhaas (Fondazione Prada); Daniel Libeskind (CityLife); Patrik Schumacher – Zaha Hadid Architects (City Life); Kazuyo Sejima – SANAA (Campus Bocconi).


May 25th "Milano Digital Week"   

Online Edition | 25/05 - 30/05

June 5th "Il Futuro degli Spazi Pubblici", 6:00 pm | Open Lecture



June 15th "Tactical Urbanism Now! The Reappropriation of Public Space" | TerraViva Competition #1

"Early" Registration Open from 15/06/2020  to  15/09/2020

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Our Soil, Our Commons,  Our Future

A new vision for Planetary Citizenship 


“Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround us with beauty.

Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it”



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