bastard in Open House Milano 2018 edition

by jep 23 April 2018

bastard store - front

Saturday May 5 and Sunday 6 the bastard store opens its door for the Open House Milano 2018:  a whole weekend dedicated to public and private buildings with a relevant footprint in architecture, supported by dedicated and volunteer guides.

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Total Office Design

by lorebini 23 April 2018

Thames & Hudson has just published Total Office Design – 50 Contemporary Workplaces, a 320 pages book edited by Kerstin Zumstein and Helen Parton featuring fifty office projects from around the world.

To the bastard store by studiometrico  the editors dedicated four pages with pictures by Giuliano Berarducci.



The book is now available at the bastard store – as usual – and costs € 30,00.

bastard store on the book italiArchitettura 4

by jep 23 April 2018

The book italiArchitettura (UTET edizioni) is part of a serie dedicated to italian architecture studios. This fourth volume deals with interiors and consists of more than threehundred pages, fourteen dedicated to the bastard store project of studiometrico.

Until now I think this is the best documentation ever published, with technical drawings and high quality details of the construction of the bastard bowl.

[…] questa quarta uscita di italiArchitettura è dedicata agli interni, che rappresentano un capitolo consistente, forse uno dei più importanti, della produzione architettonica nazionale. In un Paese dove si costruisce poco e si ristruttura molto è infatti inevitabile che parte delle migliori energie progettuali si riversino nel recupero di spazi già realizzati.

– Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi

You can buy the book online.
Watch out english readers as the book is written in italian only!

Re-Use Architecture

by jep 23 April 2018

Braun Publishing just published Chris van Uffelen’s Re-Use Architecture, a 408 pages bulky book with amazing images and descriptions of recent and notable re-use architecture projects.

To the bastard store project by studiometrico, on the refurbishing of the old Cinema Istria, the book dedicates a four page feature with Giuliano Berarducci’s photographs.

Available from today at bastard store – of course – for € 78,00.

Talking bastard – Politecnico di Milano

by lorebini 23 April 2018

Tomorrow, October the 13th, Jep & me will try to tell the story of bastard and bastard store to the students of Design and Communication of the Politecnico di Milano. From 11.30, classroom CT30, building D, first floor, via Durando 10 and thanks to the invitation of friend and Professor Stefano Cardini.

[ ! UPDATE ] :
Below the feedback notes we collected from the students


by jep 23 April 2018

UNPLUGGED ITALY, curated by Prof. Gennaro Postiglione and edited by LetteraVentidue is now available! The book originates from the exhibition and the lectures organized at the AHO last year and features the bastard store by studiometrico.

You can browse a preview below.

The UnaBox

by jep 23 April 2018

The video show the construction of this smart wooden box - a.k.a. the secret keyless wooden compartment – that my arch friends created: The UnaBox.

It’s getting popular in US and some schools proposed this as a project for students.

The project was originally published on MAKE n.20, here you have all the drawings to start building your own:


by lorebini 23 April 2018

Yesterday the Massimo De Carlo Gallery presented ‘Karma’, the first solo show of the American artist Dan Colen. The installation Oh Shit – for the construction of which Colen has asked advise to the experienced team Karbaum / Atelier LC / studiometrico – is already rising discussion inside and outside Lambrate, the Milanese area where contemporary art and skateboarding sometimes bump into each others…

bastard store Building of the Year 2009

by GroS 23 April 2018

A big thank to everyone who supported us!
The bastard store by studiometrico just won the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 award for the best interior.

bastard store – building of the year 2009 nomination

by davidelp 23 April 2018

During 2009 ArchDaily turned into the most visited architecture website and this doesn’t surprise us at all, having seen the amount of contacts that their post published in May brought to the bastard store. ArchDaily chose to celebrate its successes of the last year with the Building Of  The Year 2009 award, voted from the readers.

Now the bastard store has made it into the finals by entering the Top 5 of the interiors section… and it’s huge considering the large number of projects in nomination, but we still need the final touch by all supporters provided with Facebook or Twitter.

You can vote for the bastard store by following this link: