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design studio tamassociati is a professional practice active in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design and social communications. tamassociati is an italian team of architects based in Venice since 1996. It's known worldwide for health care works carried out in African continent.

Five global acknowledgement in the last few months: it has been awarded, in chronological order, in the much coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013; G.Ius Gold Medal 2013; Curry Stone Design Prize 2013, Zumtobel Group Award 2014 and Italian Architect of the year 2014, for qualitative excellence and for the eco-social impact of its international works.
Other awards and exhibition: “Architecture is Life” exhibition at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan; “AFRITECTURE - Building Social Change” exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich; Italian Architecture Gold Medal 2012; Smart Future Minds Award 2010 in 2012 with the Honorable Mention in the category “Architecture for Emergency” at the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture Prize - Triennale of Milan; “Best of Green Awards” 2010 -USA and “Middle East Architect Awards” 2010 - Dubai. Main recent expositions include: 2012 Triennale of Architecture - Milan; plus expositions and lectures at the “International Biennale of Architecture” 2010 and 2012 - Venice. In 2016 tamassociati is appointed as curator of the Italian Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale directed by Alejandro Aravena.



Giovanna Talocci

Industrial and interior designer since the 1970s

Biographical notes

She is Roman and female – two characteristics that are rare among designers of her generation. She has a natural curiosity for innovation and researching materials and technology. She also boasts acute, in-depth observation of the world around her. These qualities have led her to operate in a vast range of fields for prestigious brands. She gained several recognitions such as six ADI Design Index selections, six Compasso d’Oro mentions, and 4 Design Plus awards.
She is also curator for cultural events, consultant for various exhibitions, guest for TV programs about design and professor in different universities. She is an ADI member since 1979 and in 2014 she became vice-president. She was also part of the first Italian Design Council.


Tyin Tegnestue

TYIN Tegnestue Architects

(image courtesy: Pasi Aalto)

TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Burma, Haiti, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity.

By involving the local populace actively in both the design and building of their projects, TYIN are able to establish a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills. All materials used in TYIN´s projects are collected close to the sites or purchased from local merchants.

The studio is currently run by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, and has its headquarters in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. TYIN has won several international awards and their projects have been published and exhibited worldwide. 


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Giuliano Tari

CERAM Research, UK
Giuliano TARI possess a PhD in Materials Engineering (Aveiro University, Portugal), a M.Eng in Chemical Engineering (Bologna University), a Post-graduate course in ceramic Engineering (Italian Ceramic Centre, Bologna) and an MBA (Open University, UK). Dr Tari is Operations manager of at CERAM and also in charge of developing a new specification for ceramic companies to measure the water footprint of their products
Dr Tari is also a consultant on rheology and other suspension based issues. He is author or co-author of 40+ publications in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences and reviewer for the J. Am. Ceramic Society and J. Colloid Interface Science.
Dr Tari was the project manager of the SlipSTD European project, a highly controversial and politically sensitive project whereby 19 partners from 6 different European countries has produced a Publically Available Specification: “Classification of hard floor coverings according to their contribution to reduce the risk of pedestrian slipping”.
Finally, Dr Tari is one of the UK representatives in ISO/TC229 technical committee, dealing with standardisation on Nanotechnologies.

Mario Tarantini

Mario Tarantini is senior researcher at the Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment (ENEA). Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, he has worked since 1984 in Energy Systems Department of ENEA and, more recently, in the Environment , Global change and Sustainable Development Department.
He has more than 15 years of experience in conducting national and international research projects. On behalf of Italian Ministry of Environment he is actually coordinating a working group to define environmental criteria for Green Public Procurement of building materials and elements.

Duccio Tongiorgi

Professor of Italian literature,University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Duccio Tongiorgi teaches Italian Literature at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. An expert in the Enlightenment and Risorgimento culture, he has published numerous essays, texts and monographs, especially on the last three centuries of Italian literature.

Alessandro Tenaglia

Centro Ceramico Bologna
Alessandro Tenaglia, a graduate in Industrial Chemistry, is a Senior Scientist at the Ceramic Centre, where he carries out research on raw materials for ceramics, the problems linked to the re-use of industrial waste, technological innovation, regulations and certification. He is a member of national and international science associations. He takes part in the following technical committees:
-    CEN/TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, convenor of WG1, “test methods”
- CEN/TC 339 “Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces”
- ISO/TC 189 “Ceramic tiles”, convenor of WG1 “Test methods”
He has been entrusted by UNIDO with carrying out missions in the People’s Republic of China. He has held conferences and seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong on issues regarding ceramic tiles, and has taught on continuing education programmes of the American Institute of Architects.
He is head and scientific coordinator of research projects of national and international scope.

Giorgio Timellini

Centro Ceramico Bologna
Giorgio Timellini is a Full Professor in Material Science and Technology and teaches Applied Chemistry and Material Science and Technology at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. He is the Manager of the Ceramic Centre in Bologna, where he carries out research, focusing in particular on ceramic tiles and on the environmental impact of ceramic processes and products. He is President of CEN TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, and coordinates the Working Group SC3-GL4, entrusted with developing a UNI regulation regarding the design and installation of ceramic tiling.

David Tyda

Editor Desert Living Magazine
David Tyda grew up in Chicago before heading out to the New West for a degree in Humanities and Art Theory from Arizona State University. After graduating, he worked as the Managing Editor for The Ritz-Carlton Magazine and a number of other luxury lifestyle publications. For five years, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Las Vegas Magazine before heading back to Arizona to take the Editor position at Desert Living. Building on an eight-year history of covering modern architecture and design, Tyda helped further entrench Desert Living into the local design community by hosting events, judging competitions, and organizing speaking engagements. He has written for US Airways Magazine, Hospitality Design, STRATOS, CondeNet, and CITY; while his film tours through desert architecture can be viewed on YouTube. This November, Tyda will act as a Contemporary Desert Living Tour Captain for the Greenbuild International Conference, taking tour participants to some of the most significant eco-conscious architecture projects around Phoenix.

Carlotta Tonon

Architect, Casabella Laboratorio
Biographical notes
Carlotta Tonon graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 2009 with a thesis on the characteristics of contemporary Portuguese architecture. She began her collaboration with the publisher Electa in 2006. In 2007 she joined the editorial board of the magazine Casabella and in 2010 was appointed director of Casabella laboratorio. She has written the books “Ville in Portogallo” (Milan 2010) and ”L'architettura di Aires Mateus” (2011), published by Electa.

Ulisse Tramonti

Professor Faculty of Architecture - University of Florence
Biographical notes
Professor of Architectural Design at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Florence. Born in Forlì, Italy on 10 April 1946, he lives and works in Florence where he combines his teaching activities with a constant commitment to design research through national and international competitions and architecture projects.
He holds the position of visiting professor at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris la Villette in Paris, at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, at the Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon and at the Berlin Polytechnic.
Since 1998 he has been director of the International Affairs Department of the Florence Architecture Faculty.
He is a member of the Accademia degli Incamminati di Modigliana, the Società Studi Romagnoli, the Deputazione di Storia Patria per le province di Romagna and an honorary member of the Accademia dei Benigni di Bertinoro.
From 2006 to 2009 he was Director of the Architectural Design Department of the University of Florence.
Since 2007 he has served as Chairman of the Centro Associazioni Culturali Fiorentine.
He is currently Director of the Architecture – History and Design Department of the University of Florence.
He is the cultural delegate for the Sezione Provinciale FAI of Florence.
He has written essays on issues of design and architecture history and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.
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