Europan 7 – In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni

This project has been submitted as entry at the Europan 7 competition in June 2003 by the CICCIO Group – Walter Aprile, Dario Buzzini, Line Ulrike Christiansenn, Karmen Franinovic, Eyal Fried, Daniele Mancini, Stefano Mirti – a group of students and professors dealing with the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Since that time, they have been accumulating numbers of experiences and experiments around the CICCIO, the Curiously Inflated Computer Controlled Interactive Object, whose the projects shown here, represents the very first prototype.

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// 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”.