January 24, 2017
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Yota Devices Pavilion 2014 in bob Magazine

bob International Magazine of Space Design publishes our project Yota Devices Pavilion 2014.

Heungchae, J. (2014). ''Exhibition Booth, Yota Devices Pavilion 2014''. |bob| International Magazine of Space Design , (123), pp.16-17, ISSN 1739-2845. 
October 16, 2014
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PMO/RE-VERSE Hyper-cycling “Costa Sud” international workshop new urban metabolism

International Workshop / 9-13 September 2014 / Palermo - Sicily

The urban design workshop PMO / RE-VERSE: Hyper-cycling “Costa Sud” (South Waterfront) is part of the experimental research “RE-CYCLE Italy. New Life Cycles for Architecture and Infrastructure of City and Landscape” (PRIN 2011), that involve 11 universities, 24 partners and 180 Italian and foreign researchers with the aim of developing policies, plans, rules and practices. It will produce new life cycles from the application of creative and proactive recycling processes on landscapes, cities and architectures.

4 project days, 9 lectures, 30 participants, 23 tutors and mentors, 200 hectares to re-cycle, 20.000 inhabitants, 7.400 students, 10.000 daily users.
The workshop is an event promoted by the Recycle Laboratory of the Research Unit of Palermo of PRIN “RE-CYCLE Italy. New Life Cycles for Architecture and Infrastructure of City and Landscape” with the participation of the City of Palermo, ANCE Palermo, Confindustria Palermo, CCIAA Palermo, Order APPC of the Province of Palermo.

September 22, 2014
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Joan De Ausria in IW magazine

IW magazine publishes our project Joan de Austria in its issue 99.

‘‘Joan De Austria, Barcelona, Spain’’. (2014). IW magazine, (99), pp.092-095, ISSN 1561-3909.
September 22, 2014
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Yota Devices Pavilion on CODAmagazine

YOTA DEVICES PAVILION 2014 published on CODAmagazine: Technology + Art.

''This month's CODAmagazine issue, Technology + Art, showcases 25 amazingly inventive projects where design + art teams transform spaces through lighting, video, digital, and interactive technologies. Highly collaborative, each project showcased is the innovative result of artists, designers, programmers, engineers, suppliers, fabricators, and installation specialists’ work.''

Flipboard.com, (2014). CODAmagazine: Technology + Art. [online] Available at: https://flipboard.com/section/codamagazine%3A-technology-%2B-art-bLM64W.
July 28, 2014
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Anfiteatro de exhibición, micro agora de bienvenida

''External Reference Architects ha desarrollado un pabellón capaz de inducir en el espectador una profunda experiencia sensorial a través de la luz, el sonido y los audiovisuales''.


Puig, S. (2014). ‘’Anfiteatro de exhibición, micro agora de bienvenida’’. Vía Construcción, [online] (121), p.30. Available at: http://issuu.com/grupoviabcn/docs/vc121
July 10, 2014
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Smart Urbanism – Scientific Publication

Suau, C., Zappulla, C. (2014). ‘‘Air Art, Structural and Ludic Spatial Experimentation for Future Arid Environments’’. In Fikfak, A. ''Smart Urbanism'' Teaching Sustainability. Paper presented at ''Smart Urbanism''_Pametni Urbanizem. Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, pp.181-193, ISBN: 978-961-6823-52-4. Scientific Publication.
June 19, 2014
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“Smart Urbanism”

Scientific Meeting on the topic of Urbanism -'Smart Urbanism'

In 2014, the third scientific conference SMART URBANISM explores the theme Teaching for sustainable architecture and urbanism. The starting position has been previously well defined in the UNESCO programme TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTUTE, which has been established for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in 2002 and is major contribution to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, September 2002). “…The programme can be used as it is, or adapted to local, national or regional needs. It provides professional development for student teachers, teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials. The modules are divided into 4 themes: Curriculum rationale, Sustainable Development across the curriculum, Contemporary issues and Teaching & learning strategies.”

Ljubljana, 19, 20 and 21 June 2014
June 16, 2014
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Italian Designers en Barcelona

Next 11th of June, in the framework of the Barcelona Design Week, IED Barcelona will present a roundtable called “Italian Designers in Barcelona”. This event will talk about the Made in Italy creative system integrated in the city as a value generator. It will be moderate by Alberto Tognazzi, Development Director of Visual Communication area of the school and co-founder of Screenly.
The meeting will be formed for Gabriele Schiavon, co-founder and creative director of LaGranja; Massimo Scattarreggia, founder, partner and CEO of indesign; Carmelo Zappulla, architect and co-founder of External Reference; Claudio Doria, a partner at Garrigues; and Benedetta Tagliabue, architect, co-founder of the studio Miralles Tagliabue and Director of the Enric Miralles Foundation.
June 16, 2014
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International Workshop COAC-ETSAB Barcelona 2014

Towards a worldwide dialogical revolution on architectural critical education. June 4-6, 2014

Design Processes and Knowledge. Session 6. Chairs: Carmelo Zappulla.



June 16, 2014
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glasgow news update

International Lecture – University of Strathclyde – Glasgow

Tech-scapes patterns

New tools, both theoretical and pragmatic, are needed to analyse and understand contemporary architectural phenomena. For this to happen, the relationship between mathematical models and architecture needs to be cemented and a pattern seen as an invaluable component of architecture.  A methodology based on my belief that Complexity Theory could be the basis for interpreting architecture and pattern as structure, in order to transform the abstract into reality. Within this theoretical frame, some projects of External Reference Architects will be analysed: techno landscapes aimed to produce deep sensory experiences, through space, light, music and projections.

May 1st, 2014
June 16, 2014
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Design Institute Amman – Workshops

Nacho Toribio
Interior Design III | Color Theory

The objective of this workshop is to provide students an introduction to the techniques of color theory used in retail design and visual merchandising. What criteria are used to define the color of a brand? How it influences the graphic image of the brand? What consequences does this have on the design of commercial space? The participants will learn how to create a mood board to clarify the first ideas of a retail interior design project and to generate a coherent concept of how to manage colours in commercial spaces projects.
Interior Design IV | Commercial Interior Design
The objective of this workshop is to provide advanced students the opportunity to explore ways to strengthen a brand through design. We will study a particular case: the airport shops. This example is a particularly interesting case because it gives us a clear idea of how the retail space is increasingly international. Moreover, shopping in an airport is a very special kind of leisure. Often, the only way users have to entertain for hours waiting. Participants will learn how to deal with a retail design project.
June 16, 2014
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Design Institute Amman – Workshops

Carmelo Zappulla

Interior Design I | Introduction to Interior Design

The 3 day workshop will explain the basic skills and instruments needed in designing and understanding a basic residential interior design project integrating all the different levels of the  project: the plan, lighting, circulation, furniture layout, materials  and colours.
Participants will learn how to deal with a residential design, to create a mood board and to generate a coherent concept of the interior space.

Interior Design II | Residential Interior Design

The 3 days workshop will explain the advanced skills and instruments needed in designing and understanding an interior design project in general and how patterns can help integrate all the different levels of the  project with the same formal element: the plan, lighting, circulation, furniture layout, materials  and colours.
Dates: March 24 – 29th
Location: Wild Jordan

June 16, 2014
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My work is my life

Joan d' Austria is selected as setting for arper's furniture. 

2x4, (2014). ‘‘My work is my life’’.  ARPER BRIEF N°4 VOL. I LIFE/WORK, pp.16-25.
February 3, 2014
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news update

080 Barcelona Fashion

From January 27th to 31st the thirteenth edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion plays host to shows and brings Isabel Toledo to the Catalan catwalk.

The 080 Barcelona Fashion Week is the end result of four fronts of action by the Catalan Government in the industry: Training, production, creation, and internationalization; and a further element in the process of “reindustrialization and relocation” of textile production in Catalonia.
January 31, 2014
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Live/Work Poblenou

Joan d' Austria is selected as one of the most emblematic spaces of the creative and modern city of Barcelona, for b-guided>Barcelona

Gallagher, B. (2013). ‘‘Live/Work Poblenou’’. b-guided> BARCELONA, (#56), pp.38-41, ISBN: 977-15-7686-400-6.
December 10, 2013
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Connections Between Architectural Design and Mathematical Patterns

Zappulla, C. (2013). ‘‘Connections Between Architectural Design and Mathematical Patterns’’. Made Journal, (7),  at Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, p.74-85, ISSN 1742-416X. Scientific Publication.
December 1, 2013
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Architect’s Notebook

What is the notebook?

''The architect's notebook is the object in which the thought process is captured with abstraction''


Toribio, N. and Zappulla, C. (2013). External Reference Architects. In: Lee H., ed., Architect's Notebook, 1st ed. Seoul: Damdi Publishing, pp.242-259, ISBN 9788968010224.

December 1, 2013
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Under 40 Arquitectura Barcelona

Puig, S. (2014). ‘‘Under 40 Arquitectura Barcelona: Jóvenes Arquitectos con proyectos’’. Via Construcciòn, (120), pp.34-35.
March 10, 2014
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Jóvenes Arquitectos con proyectos

Grupo Via has organized on 26 November 2013, in Roca Barcelona Gallery, the 4th edition of this great architecture forum that brings together the most outstanding young Catalan architects to analyze their success stories, contests won, ongoing projects, issues and challenges and new workspaces and their commitment to research and ecology.
November 26, 2013
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Waterlamp published on MID

The waterlamp, an illumination system, used for the Spanish Pavilion at Yeosu, published on MID magazine.

‘‘Waterlamp’’ (2013). In Mercado de Ideas Diseño, Section Habitat. pp.28.
December 1, 2013
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MID Mercado de ideas de diseño

Waterlamps, objects used for the installation at the Spanish Pavilion at Yeosu, Korea, are published on MID (Mercado de Ideas Diseño) of BCD (Barcelona Centre de Disseny).
November 25, 2013
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Double Up.

Joan d'Austria published on Frame.


Patel, R. (2014). ‘‘Double Up. Domestic life and work blend seamlessly in a flexible space for a fashion designer by External Reference Architects’’. FRAME, (95), p.54, ISSN: 1388-4239.
November 10, 2013
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Erasmus Effect. Italian Architects Abroad

External Reference Architects appear in the publication 'Erasmus Effect' as one of the most interesting architectural studios abroad.

Ciorra, P. and Padoa Schioppa, C. (2013). ‘‘Erasmus Effect’’. 1st ed. Recanati (MC), Italy: Quodlibet, p.186, ISBN: 978-88-7462-602-1.
November 1, 2013
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Italian architects abroad

An exhibition composed of journeys, experiences and returns
telling the stories of the many Italian architects to have found success abroad.
From the role of Giacomo Quarenghi in St Petersburg to the work of Lina Bo Bardi in Brazil and through to Pietro Belluschi in the United States and Romaldo Giugola - still active in Australia - or even Renzo Piano, the migratroy paths followed by some of our leading talents are well known and well established within the international historiography of architecture.
The exhibition Erasmus Effect investigates the progressive acceleration that the phenomenon of “migrant” Italian architecture has undergone in recent decades. From the work of the established international companies to the projects and built works of the young Italian studios, shedding light on both the “widespread quality” of their work and the dense network of collaborations and trans-national ateliers born in the wake of the "Erasmus generation".
And lastly, the “star” migrants, not just architects, but voices, faces and stories capable of recounting a very extensive phenomenon and to lend energy and substance to the commitment of those striving to ensure
November 1, 2013
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Joan d’Austria on Emmas designblogg

Fexeus, E. (2013). External Reference, living in a photo studio. [Blog] EMMAS DESIGNBLOGG. Available at: http://emmas.blogg.se/2013/october/external-reference-living-in-a-photo-studio.html (Accessed 7 Jul. 2014).
October 24, 2013
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Paisaje Liquido

Spanish pavilion for Expo 2012 at Yeosu, Korea published on Diseño Interior.

Marcos Arango, P. (2013). ‘‘Paisaje Liquido’’ in Zoom. Diseño Interior, Interiorismo Arquitectura y Diseño, (252), pp.28-29,ISSN: 1130-9458.
September 10, 2013
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Joan d’Austria published on domusweb

Domusweb.it, (2014). External Reference Architects: Joan d'Austria. [online] Available at: http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/2013/07/17/external_referencearchitectsjoandaustria.html
July 17, 2013
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joan de austria

Plateau and apartment design
June 10, 2013
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external reference lectures at za 2013 cluj

External Reference Architects
the consistency of repetition

Accumulation is a process that allows one to find similarities and drive differences in the design discipline . From hectares to mm, redundancy is not a practice of the superfluous, instead it aims to find new consistencies and patterns. It's a way to integrate and organise interactions within different levels of the project simultaneously.

May 16, 2013
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air art vertical studio welsh school of architecture

You are all welcome to attend the presentation of AIR ART today at 14.00, lecture room 2.32 (30 min).

AIR ART proposes to work on 3D pneumatic fog collectors -lightweight and movable devices- which may regenerate ecosystems in engendered area in the planet such as desert or remote contexts to prevent fires, draught and water shortage.

Carmelo Zappulla, External Reference
Cristian Suau, Eco Fabrica

Cardiff University
Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff CF10 3NB
Wales U.K.
May 10, 2013
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Pabellòn Yota: experiencia espacial

Puig, A. (2013). ‘‘Pabellòn Yota: experiencia espacial’’. Interiorismo Plus, Top Proyectos de Interiorismo (30), pp.8-10.
May 1, 2013
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mobile world congress yota pavilion, barcelona

External Reference Architects design the Yota Devices Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2013, The World’s Largest Mobile Industry Exhibition. The russian company Yota Devices presents the upcoming E Ink LCD dual-mode YotaPhone and the LTE modems and routers.
February 25, 2013
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Per lavorare ho scelto il mondo

''Carmello Zappulla, un architetto siracusano, è un cervello di esportazione che dopo essersi laureato a Palermo, ha fatto le valigie e se ne è andato. I suoi lavori sono molto apprezzati in Spagna e in Corea ma il legame con la città è ancora forte''.


Depietri, B. (2013). ‘’Per lavorare ho scelto il mondo’’. Reporter Siracusa, (6), pp.6-7, ISSN: 2035-8474.
March 29, 2013
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080 moda fad indoor moritz

External Reference Architects design the installation topography for Moda fad, 34th Edition.

The best young fashion designer of 2012 will be awarded tonight!
January 31, 2013
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30<40 is a selection of thirty of the best Sicilian architects under 40. For the first time a generation comes to the fore that is still connected with its background while showing a cosmopolitan, multifaceted, vital approach: this is the impression one gets by looking at the work of these architects who have relocated to other regions or countries. A case apart in the Italian architectural scene and a surprise for those who think that Sicilian architecture is figuratively stereotyped and academically influenced.

Barbarelli, D., Prestinenza Puglisi, L. and Trovato, F. (2012). ‘‘30 [less than] 40’’. 1st ed. Siracusa: LetteraVentidue, pp.84-89, ISBN: 978-88-6242-049-5.
December 30, 2012
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ied instituto europeo de diseño

External Reference is an study architectural office based in Barcelona dedicated to the design and research in the field of interior design, architecture and landscape design. Interested in generating new hanges study as research and exhibition spaces diene and temporary stoppages as shopping centers, hotels, accommodation and cultural events.

Nacho Toribio and Carmelo Zappulla, leaders of the architectural office, involved as project coordinators and tutors of Master Interior Design who teaches the IED, European Institute of Design.

September 28, 2012
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frameweb post update

Spanish pavilion published on frameweb

Internetdiensten, N. (2012). Spanish Pavilion at Yeosu Expo by External Reference Architects. [online] Frame Publishers. Available at: http://www.frameweb.com/news/spanish-pavilion-at-yeosu-expo-by-external-reference-architects
September 4, 2012
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dezeen post update

Joan D’Austria published on Dezeen

Dezeen, (2013). Joan D'Austria by External Reference Architects. [online] Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/12/joan-daustria-by-external-reference-architects/
August 12, 2013
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external reference developed the catwalk for moda fad 2012

MODAFAD is a Barcelona based fashion association which promotes young and experimental designers from all Spain and gives them the opportunity to exhibit their work. Its mission is to organise international fashion shows.

Fashion is about the temporary, the ephemeral, the contingent. Its characters are reflected in this year's edition of MODAFAD, which features the idea of no-gravity architecture.

Our proposal is to work on a light roof-pavilion that activates new shared functions in Plaza Real, in Barcelona.

MODAFAD will be deconstructed and then reassembled as a shiny Alphabet-Soup-like pattern floating over the catwalk.

This latter consists of a pink crosswalk that runs along the plaza throughout the palms and features a 30m loop-walkway.
July 9, 2012
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external reference wins competition

External Reference Architects win the competition for the  Consensus Miquel Barceló exhibition. 
The main goal of this exhibition is the promotion of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and their essence as inspiration to some of the more relevant artists in history.
A selection of the articles that constitute the Universal Declaration orchestrate a collection of paintings from different times and traditions with emphasis on Francisco de Goya’s Black paintings and Guernica by Pablo Picasso.
May 30, 2012
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external reference will chair and present arquitectonics session 6

Arquitectonics, the International FORUM PhD IN ARCHITECTURE will take place at the Project department of the UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Arquitectonics Journal: Mind, Land, Society

Session 6: Design Process and Knowledge
Classroom: CB7

May 25, 2012
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swab update

moritz chill out swab 2012

Type of projecte: Temporary Installation

Project: Moritz chill out Swab 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Status: Built
Handing: Maig 2012
Client: Moritz
Built up area: 200 m2
Project team: Nacho Toribio, Carmelo Zapulla
Collaborators: Daniel Rodriguez
Surveyor: Enric Sánchez
Sponsor: Viveros Bioriza
Budget: 10.000 €

The next May, between 23 and 26, Swab comes to Barcelona showcasing the work of a wide selection of art galleries around the world. This year, the main entrance to the show has been created as an entertainment and urban art area that welcomes visitors with a stage and resting areas. To this effect, External Reference Architects has designed the lounge bar sponsored by the beer brand Moritz where the visitor can relax after a day of art and much more...
May 24, 2012
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spanish pavilion korea 2012

Type of projecte: Exhibition
Project: Yeosu Spanish Pavillion
Location: Yeosu, Korea
Status: 1st prize competition, Built
Opening: 05/2012
Closing: 08/2012
Client: Acción Cultural Española
Built up area: 500 m2
Production: Manterola, Imagic, Nanuk
Curator: Chu Uroz
Exhibit Design and installations: External Reference: Nacho Toribio, Carmelo Zappulla
Collaborators: Marina Cella, Elsa Rodriguez
Pavilion: Frade Arquitectos
Audio Visual/Mapping: Onion Lab
Graphic design: Research Studio

South Korea pays homage to oceans and coasts by opening the Yeosu Expo 2012 with the slogan: “The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities”. Spain names its exhibit “Spain Explores”, calling attention to its unrivalled tradition of geographical exploration and scientific discovery.

The project’s mission is to showcase Spain’s nautical discoveries by turning a didactic exhibit into a sensory experience which aims to go to the heart of the visitor.

The exhibition project consists of 4 main stages:

1. In the entrance hall, the sea routes pioneered by Spanish voyagers are shown and explained to the visitor.

2. The central space show
May 12, 2012
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YIA-Young Italian Architects

External Reference Architects' projects published on the YIA book.
YIA-Young Italian Architects. (2012). 1st ed. Edizioni Forme Libere, pp.60-65, ISBN:978-88-6459-038-7.
March 31, 2012
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external reference published to 30<40 book

30<40 is a selection of thirty of the best Sicilian architects under 40. For the first time a generation comes to the fore that is still connected with its background while showing a cosmopolitan, multifaceted, vital approach: this is the impression one gets by looking at the work of these architects who have relocated to other regions or countries. A case apart in the Italian architectural scene and a surprise for those who think that Sicilian architecture is figuratively stereotyped and academically influenced.

Curated by Diego Barbarelli, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Francesco Trovato.


February 23, 2012
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external reference lectures at yazoo event

El proper dia 8 s’inicien les 8es Jornades d’Interiorisme YAZOO 2012, que extendran fins el dia 10 de febrer. Aquest any compartirem la cita amb el disseny i l’interiorisme amb personalitats com External Reference, Lluís Clotet, Alfons Tost, ADD+ Arquitectura, Andrea Arrieta i Ámbito 0, tots ells amb una destacada carrera dins del món del disseny. Aquest cicle de conferències vol ser un fòrum de reflexió obert a tot el públic interessat en l’art i el disseny en general.

Les Jornades són un clar exponent de la doble vocació de l’Escola d’Art i Disseny de Reus de la Diputació de Tarragona de formar els seus alumnes com a interioristes i de dotar-los també d’eines per a la formació continuada mitjançant propostes teòriques i experiències d’altres professionals vinculats a aquest àmbit.
February 8, 2012
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external reference urban activator

external reference and UA collective direct urban activators workshop

Urban Activator Workshop, COAC, Barcelona. urbanactivators.com

The International Architecture Festival EME3 presents the Urban Activators workshop that will be hosted at the COAC (Official College of Architects of Catalonia), as part of their eme3_on activities program. The workshop will be a professional forum, live public installation and an exhibition discussing the informal processes of activating our urban environment. Most importantly this workshop will promote and communicate the rich quantity of unsolicited urban actions, interventions and activations that recent world events have been proposing, debating and enacting.

Urban Activators calls on architects, designers, activists and the general public for new strategies of public activation. Our proposal for the Urban Activators workshop is to work on inflatable devices, light and portable pavilions which may temporarily activate public space within the city of Barcelona, Spain.

January 24, 2012
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design workshop in Dubai

Tashkeel, Art Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 'Tectonic Pattern' workshop, Design Road Event.
December 1, 2011
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IED exhibition space opening

External Reference designs the exhibition space for the new IED venue. You are welcome to the opening!
November 7, 2011
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Il New Italian Blood arriva a Siracusa

‘‘Il New Italian Blood arriva a Siracusa’’. (2011).  Libertà, Quotidiano di Siracusa e Provincia, 23 Settembre 2011, p.6, 24.
September 23, 2011
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first prize NIB under 36

External Reference Architects win the first New Italian Blood prize 2011, Under 36.
September 1, 2011
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eme3, 2011

eme3 International Architecture Festival is back in its 6th edition. Under the topic WORK IN PROCESS: GLOBAL PROBLEMS, LOCAL SOLUTIONS, eme3_2011 will take place in Barcelona from30 of june to 3rd of July in several downtown exhibition centers: COAC (Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya) in the Cathedral’s Square, ARTS SANTA MONICA and the Design School ELISAVA on the Ramblas, and Disseny HUB in carrer Montcada (in front of Museu Picasso).

The festival’s format will continue as in previous years. Participants will present their projects in a cross way in the differents sections: market (exhibition), scale 1:1 (urban interventions and prototypes), debates and lectures, audiovisual sessions and workshops.

The eme3 guideline, characterized as a festival that questions and confronts differents points of views on architecture and its relationship to society, intends this year to provide with concrete answers to global solutions, which were presented and discussed in the last 2010 edition.

Thus, among other, questions will revolve around the contradictions between sustainable development and "greenwashing
June 15, 2011
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Nacho Toribio, coolhunter

''La terrassa s'ha entès sempre com una mena de vestíbul semiexterior en què els limits de dins i fora es desdibuixen irreversiblement''.

''Terrasses d'estiu. Nacho Toribio, coolhunter. En Especial.''. (2011). Què fem , La Vanguardia, pp.14-15.
May 27, 2011
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time of flowers

Project selected and built.

The colonization system Tri-cross, was created for the ‘Brandery’, a marketing event for emerging fashion brands, held in Barcelona in January 2011.
May 18, 2011
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Spazi da vivere tra società ed ecologia

Tepedino M., Toribio N., Zappulla C. (2011). ‘‘Spazi da vivere tra società ed ecologia. Giovani Architetti’’. Il Giornale [Milan], May 2011.
May 1, 2011
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”Sarebbe preferibile un concorso”

Zappulla, C. (2011). ‘‘Sarebbe preferibile un concorso’’. In Voci, M.C. (2011), ‘‘Il Politecnico di Torino nel <<dragone>> di Isola’’. Il Sole 24 Ore[Milan], 16 April 2011, p.4-5.
April 16, 2011
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Gli under 36 di Newitalianblood.it

Salerno, M. (2011). ‘‘Gli under 36 di Newitalianblood.it’’. Il Sole 24 Ore[Milano], 26 March 2011, p.3.
March 26, 2011
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Caçadors de tendencies

Tomas, A. (2011). ''Caçadors de tendencies. Una ruta pels locals preferits de tres 'coolhunters' barcelonins''.Què fem, La Vanguardia.
March 25, 2011
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courses at kaust, jeddah

Two-day lecture series at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Lecturer: Carmelo Zappulla. ''Advanced Geometrics in Pattern Formation''.
January 25, 2011
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upc post update

Formas Arquitectónicas: un Modelo de Investigación Matemática published on UPC site

Pa.upc.edu, (2014). ZAPPULLA, CARMELO — Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos — UPC. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech.. [online] Available at: http://www.pa.upc.edu/Varis/altres/arqs/congresos/third-international-seminar-arquitectonics-network-tercer-seminario-internacional-arquitectonics-network/comunicacions/zappulla-carmelo/view?set_language=es
December 1, 2010
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external reference lecture IAAC

'Landscape, Vectors, Scaling' -  lecture at Iaac/Instituto de arquitectura avanzada de Catalunya, Barcelona.

November 2, 2010
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external reference lectures in cardiff

The Student Association of the Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA) presents its 2010/11 Lecture series, bringing some of the biggest names in architecture to Cardiff.
October 28, 2010
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mediarc update

external reference at MEDIARC

MEDIARC - Festival Internazionale di Architettura in Video
10ª edizione

Il Festival promosso e organizzato dal Dipartimento di TECNOLOGIE DELL’ ARCHITETTURA E DESIGN “P. SPADOLINI” dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze , giunto alla sua decima edizione, rappresenta ormai un tradizionale appuntamento di visione e riflessione sulla rappresentazione dell’architettura, del design, della sostenibilità della proposta progettuale dell’ambiente costruito, ed è un significativo punto di riferimento sia per la comunità scientifica ed accademica che per un largo pubblico. L’evento è anche insignito del “Premio Presidenza della Repubblica”.
Nell’edizione 2010, l’anno del decennale, il tema guida sarà “I FILOSOFI E L'ARCHITETTURA”, articolato in due sezioni principali: “Architettura e paura” e “Architettura e bellezza”, che a loro volta conterranno elementi visivi e di riflessione culturale dedicati al tema dell’”architettura al tempo della crisi”. L’evento si svilupperà attraverso tavole rotonde, conferenze, proiezioni di film, video e documenti visivi, video-installazioni, interventi e video conferenze.
October 11, 2010
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Yingwei, J. (2010). ‘‘The feast of Superbox’’in Fitting Trend. Interior Public Space, p.169, ISBN: 978-7-900774-70-5
October 1, 2010
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Dibujo a mano alzada para diseñadores de interiores

Toribio, N. and Zappulla, C.  (2010). ‘‘Ras Gallery/Juan Carlos I Suite’’. In Jiménez Catalán, J., Ortega Gómez, D. and Ubach, T. , ‘‘Dibujo a mano alzada para diseñadores de interiores’’. 1st ed. Barcelona: Parramón, pp. 177, ISBN: 9788434235267.
September 1, 2010
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36 the calls published on archdaily

Pohl, E. (2010). 36 The Calls / Externalreference. [online] ArchDaily. Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/72472/36-the-calls-externalreference/
August 10, 2010
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The Calls published on e-architect

McManus, D., McManus, D., McManus, D. and McManus, D. (2010). The Calls - Leeds Design Competition | The Calls Leeds - e-architect. [online] e-architect. Available at: http://www.e-architect.co.uk/leeds/the-calls-leeds
July 3, 2010
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Italians do it better

Molinari, L. (2010). ‘‘Italians do it better’’. Materia, (66), pp.48-53, ISSN 1121-0516.
June 3, 2010
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Young Italian Architects

Molinari, L. (2010). ‘‘Young Italian Architects’’. Blueprint, (290), UK, pp.42-47, ISSN: 0268-4926.
May 1, 2010
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third prize, arrassar

External reference won the third prize in the international competition, Arrassas. Actar bookshop and exhibit space, Barcelona, Spain.
March 18, 2010
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ymag post update

project for modafad 2009 published on ymag

Ymag.it, (2014). ExternalReference Architects @ ModaFad 2009 fashion show | Y Magazine. [online] Available at: http://www.ymag.it/2009/11/27/externalreference-architects-modafad-2009-fashion-show/
November 27, 2009
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The 12xMilano series published on ymag

Ymag.it, (2014). The 12xMilano series. Public spaces, homeopathy and test cases on wheels by ExternalReference Architects | Y Magazine. [online] Available at: http://www.ymag.it/2009/08/18/the-12xmilano-seriespublic-spaces-homeopathy-and-test-cases-on-wheels-by-externalreferece-architects/
August 18, 2009
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external reference and c suau vertical studio

Form follows materials

The logics of reuse and refabrication with industrial waste appear as a visionary realm of architectural research, which acquire an ethical magnitude in the transformation of the built environment; the costeffectiveness of reused materials; and the incubation of new forms of space-frames applied mainly in experimental dwellings.

What game should we play instead by using low-tech and light-tech systems? A sustainable experiment towards potential housing design shows broad possibilities by using manufacturing
May 20, 2009
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Dreaming Milano

The Sole 24 Ore groupe with Graniti Fiandre and Martini Lights promotes the creation of small and valuable exhibit "Dreaming Milano" by Luca Molinari, held April 17 to 26 at Foro Buonaparte 60, Milan.

The third section is entitled "Visions for the Future" and will stage the visions for the future of the city drawn by young designers through the creation of a digital poster. External Reference Architects will participate in a project with the activation of the urban city of Milan through mobile devices.
April 25, 2009
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first prize, competition buenos aires

External Reference (with F.Librizzi, S.Maderna, M.Poli, E.Rovira and M.Tepedino) won the first prize for the project: the courts of Buenos Aires, Milano for the renovation of 22.000 m2 buildings which includes a shopping mall, an hotel and 50 apartments.
May 16, 2008
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special mention, CRV

External Reference receives a special mention in the international competition for the Vespella Gaia's Cemetery, Spain.
May 10, 2007
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Camping House

Barba, J.J. (2007). ‘‘A010. Camping House - X-ref: Esther Rovira, Nacho Toribio, Massimo Tepedino, Jordi Ciuraneta’’. Metalocus, (020), pp.128-131, ISSN: 1139-6415
December 1, 2007
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Actualidad y futuro de arquitectura española

Da Silva, G. (2007). ‘‘Actualidad y futuro de arquitectura española - Entrevista Esther Rovira Raurell, Massimo Tepedino, Nacho Toribio y Carmelo Zappulla’’. Via Construcciòn, (45), pp.84-85.
June 1, 2007
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Lámpara perchero Mol-la

Godó, J. (2007). ‘‘Concurso Nuevo Diseño 2007,  Diseño joven con mucha energía. – Lámpara perchero Mol-la, J. Ignacio Toribio y Esther Rovira ’’. Magazine (LA VANGUARDIA), pp.90-91.
May 13, 2007
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Vespella graveyard project

‘‘Vespella graveyard project’’. (2006). disey, (07).
December 1, 2006
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Railtown: Dealing with Infrastructure in Norway – EUROPAN 8, Norway

Suau, C., Zappulla, C. & Markuekiaga, N. (2006).‘‘Railtown: Dealing with Infrastructure in Norway’’, EUROPAN 8, Norway, pp.107-108, ISBN: 2-914296-07-X. Book chapter: http://www.europan-europe.com/pages_eng/publication/publication.php
December 1, 2006
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Railtown in Hamar, Norway

Suau, C., Zappulla, C. & Markuekiaga, N. (2006).‘‘Railtown in Hamar, Norway’’, ByggeKunst 02/06, Oslo, pp. 58-59 & 93, ISSN: 0007-7518. Professional Journal: http://www.europan.no/E8/Hamar/winners
December 1, 2006
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Hamar Railtown, Norway – EUROPAN Spain

Suau, C., Zappulla, C. & Markuekiaga, N. (2006).‘‘Hamar Railtown, Norway’’, EUROPAN Spain, Madrid, pp. 139-144, ISBN: 84-934051-4-0. Professional Journal.
December 1, 2006
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Railtown – Europan 8 Norway

‘‘Railtown’’. Europan 8 Norway (2006). Concept, (92), International Magazine of Competition ISSN: 1265-4262.
December 3, 2006
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