An Inflatable House Like Myself / UF #3

Urban Field 3

An house “like myself”  in the shape of an inflatable donut. This installation is the result of a workshop with the students of Urban Exhibition Design Class ‘08 (First School of Architecture in Rome)

Here the link to the project on Exhibition Design Lab and on Urban Fields where you can find a lot of picts!

Exploring a nomadic minimum space of existence (or a space of minimum existence ?) we decide to build up a 1:1 prototype: 25 people working 16 hours cutting and tapering almost 1.000 sqm of polyethilene sheets.

3rd december 2008

by: Daniele Mancini and the students of Urban Exhibition Design Class ‘08 (First School of Architecture in Rome


// What is

UNPACKED Studio is a professional practice based in Rome (Italy) operating within the traditional fields of architecture and urban planning but also interested in exploring the contemporary through other creative approaches.

// What we do

UNPACKED Studio provides services in the fields of Design, Communication, Architecture, Urban Planning, Participatory Process, Innovative Education and Research.

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// Mission

UNPACKED Studio is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving several professionals from diverse disciplines. We like experimenting cutting-edge approaches between digital and analog.

// Who we are

UNPACKED Studio has been founded by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators.

Daniele Mancini is Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture. He worked in France at Jakob+ MacFarlane Architects and in The Netherlands at Wiel Arets Architects. He is currently involved in teaching activities at IED Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma.

Irene Rinaldi worked in Spain at De La Puerta Architects and in Italy at Schiattarella Associati where participated to the design of Italian Pavillon for the Japan Expo 2005 in Aichi (Nagoya)

UNPACKED Studio started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia”.