DOUALA How do you play?

The exhibition “How do you play” collected a selection of 12 objects inspired by the theme of the game, developed by the designers of the LABA Academy in Douala, the main urban centre of Cameroon. The exhibition was the final stage of a design training course led by Dontstop Architettura, as part of the “CAMon! Promoting art and culture: capacity building, social enterprise and education in Cameroon”, coordinated by the COE Association and supported by AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, aimed at cultural promotion through the creation of a HUB integrating tradition and technological innovation.

Noi – Libreria spazio culturale di vicinato is a bookshop specializing in illustrated books, for this particular type of book Dontstop has created shelves and mobile bookcases specially designed to best display the covers and make visible the drawings.

Milano Animal City is an exhibition/research curated by the students of the Urbanism and Urban Design courses 2015 and 2016 at Politecnico di Milano by profs. Stefano Boeri and Michele Brunello. Milano Animal City presents suggestions and visions for the ri-colonisation by animal and vegetal species of the milanese urban environment. Milano Animal City looks, indeed, to the city of Milan starting from the point of view of the animals that inhabit it, designing new spaces of reciprocity among human and animal species.

The project involves the study of the elements dedicated to the selfie area for the fans visiting the Appiano Gentile Sports Center. The different set-ups allow FC internazionale fans to play with the shapes and elements using them as sets for their shots and the subsequent sharing of images on social networks.

The project answers the question “How can design improve the urban environment, the city and our life?”

Red Star Design Park defines a new model for a new lifestyle based on design 4.0, which contains principles of sharing and circular economy and good design practices. The overlapping masterplan: A structure composed of public functions gathered in flexible pavilions, the grouping of a community with different lifestyles that benefits from innovative community services, the design of a large green park.

The intervention for the apartment  in Piazza Repubblica starts from the owner’s need to have more privacy from the entrance to the sleeping area and the desire to create a walk-in closet.

The rooms involved are the entrance and the hallway of the sleeping area, the bedroom and the children’s little bathroom.

The design in contemporary, with neutral colors and linear forms, while for the children’s bathroom it is more colorful and playful with Fornasetti’s wall coverings.

 

The project involves the upgrading of Palazzo Bragadin in Mestre and the subsequent transformation of the building into a Boutique hotel. The Dontstop architettura intervention also includes the design of interior spaces and the choice of all the furnishing elements.

The CAMon! project was born in 2017 in synergy with the national programs of the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Cameroon and the Vision 2035 program. The project is a collaboration of several figures and is on a multi-year plan that will be completed in 2020. CAMon!  intends to contribute and promote art and culture as lever of sustainable development in Cameroon.

With Dontstop, the students of the LABA school in Douala began a journey to learn how to use Design as a means of re-reading their culture.

“URBAN REFLECTIONS. Rialto Market Hub “develops a strategy based on the economic, cultural and social reactivation of the city thanks to an exchange of synergies at the local level.

The project identifies the “City Market” of Venice as the first application and development of the proposal. It plans a program that can make the space of the market live according to a complete life cycle, filling the physical space of activity even when the sales activities stop, turning Rialto into a laboratory, gallery, urban installation for the city during the 24 hours.

DONTSTOP architettura, together with a group of architects and architects, has set up a work group called Archimacao with the aim of intervening on the Macao building, the new independent center for arts, culture and research in Milan.

In line with the broader vision of Macao, which sees cultural production as a common good, the project was illustrated in a public debate. Archimacao renounces the aesthetic dimension in favor of a programmatic and procedural dimension. An incremental project that aims to put Macao in a position to imagine and realize as many uses as possible of space over time.

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