March 2011

The Presentation of "The Hanging Garden Roof” - a sensorial photovoltaic experience

This hanging garden roof overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Taranto stretches out over a 200 square metre platform - 130 square metres covered in green and 70 in paving and footpaths. Above this polycrystalline silicium panels on 3 metre tall structures have been installed which permit a vital space to come to life under them. The idea is to transform a glass ceiling/sun roof into an animated multifunctional area of varying shades and light which heighten the senses.

February 2010

Does the light meet the line?

In our daily life there are many forms of artificial light. The aim of Kino Workshop is to study these and see how they can be applied to architectural illumination projects.

We often witness the rapid progress of technology which increasingly moves towards a solid state of its essence - for example Led, O-led. (and many others) are our daily bread.) Sometimes this new technology satisfies the expectations of manufacturing companies, but what is most exciting is when it satisfies those of design experts and of the lighting designers. On one occasion Kino Workshop invited some brilliant international visual perception experts/scholars to its premises in Taranto for the opening of a competition of ideas where these issues were debated with all those present.

April 2009

Euroluce’s Workshop

Within the 2009 ‘s Saloni (exhibition), Euroluce, Cosmit, PLDA along with APIL organized some events, among which a few workshops on awakening the light theme in architecture. Bernardo D'Ippolito, Kino Workshop’s CEO and member of APIL was invited together with 3 international colleagues to give the courses. Here follow some of the pictures of the event.

November 2008

21, The photovoltaic street-lamp of the future

Because of the design and research world’s need to understand the market place, Kino Workshop decided in 2008 to launch a competition for ideas which would encourage a relationship between the university, research organizations and business. The focus of the competition was on research into and the development of a prototype of a photovoltaic lamppost. This apparently simple object in fact conceals the need for an intelligent use of resources, technological innovation, energy conservation and design and in particular the participation of the designer throughout the engineering process.

February 2008

"Solarmente - alternative paths towards new energy”

The new domestic law on the feed-in tariff is a potentially useful tool to local development…that is the introduction of the Manifesto of this event, organized Kino Workshop to draw the line the day after the publication of the 2° Feed-in tariff.

January 2007

"At the borderlines - sustainable architecture in the South-"’s Event

The entrance to the city of the future, the nearby suburbs, collects a bunch of the next buildings to come. Two men pass by: “ The architecture is dead”. In an unchangeable structure, whose horizon still smells of monoxide, a urban ecosystem , which is already the last one in Italy, Taranto’s, engages in collecting personality and ideas: architecture and environment, a borderline speech.

At the borderlines - sustainable architecture in the South” was born to awaken , create contacts, build a new awareness for a territory that, like it was during the 1970’s, finds itself among square meters, economized works, sales, cheating and profits. A centre of information and debate, positively touched by professionals of Europe and of the Mediterranean area for eco-sustainability and contemporary features of the urban area, high rendering plants and new never-ending energy.

June 2006

The Opening of the Kino Workshop

Shipwrecks & Landings

"When we speak of the sea, we reveal our anxieties and torments, our dreams and ambitions and even our sense of belonging to the land. The sea is an escape to the unknown – a discovery of new worlds and new languages. When you cross the sea, where are you going? Conrad gives one answer in “The Shadow Line” – you are going beyond familiar places to plummet hidden depths while Herman Melville shows the sea as a place where a daily struggle occurs – a struggle which can lead even to physical and mental self-destruction…”

from the introduction to the exhibition “Shipwrecks and Landings” curated by

Rosalba Bran, director of the Pino Pascali Museum of Contemporary Art, Polignano a Mare (BA).

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