bastard store – building of the year 2009 nomination

by davidelp 11 February 2010

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:

domus instant atlas: a map of new italian architecture

by jep 11 February 2010

Domus 929Domus magazine issue 929, out now, comes with a map/guide of the 129 best italian contemporary architectures, according to their editorial staff:
Instant atlas – a map of new italian architecture

“[…]This Domus ‘atlas’ is a snapshot in time that can be read as initial tally of architects who are destined to produce (hopefully sometime soon) a new situation in contemporary architecture all over Italy that is more egalitarian in quality and diffusion”. Stefano Casciani

Picture number 20 features bastard store and Comvert Hueadquarters, which grand opened last October 24th; project realized by studiometrico. It shows one of my favourite angles, the bastard bowl photographed from beneath.

Designing Designers: Offices and workplaces for knowledge workers

by jep 11 February 2010

Designing Designers: Offices and workplaces for knowledge workers

The book of the Designing Designers 2008 conference where I attended some months ago with Francesca Murialdo and Lorenzo Bini of studiometrico, has just been published.

[…] Modern communication technologies connected to the new globalized economies have created a fresh way of working that influences both space organization and methodological aspects. New offices and workplaces are created to host updated requirements, thus being substantially transformed. New type of workers – the so called knowledge workers – have introduced innovative ways of living and interacting with the working spaces […]

Four pages and some pictures of Giuliano Berarducci are dedicated to our COMVERT HQ.

Edited in english language from you will find it soon at the bastard store or at the bookstore Hoepli or for € 23,00.

Unplugged COMVERT in Norway

by jep 11 February 2010


Pic by Erica Borsa

In the picture above Lorenzo Bini of studiometrico talks about the COMVERT HQ during an Architecture lecture at UNPLUGGED ITALY: Italian architecture in Oslo some days ago.

For the occasion a booklet with three projects (our own is in) has been published: 090426-plug-sm.pdf [16,2 MB]

We feel observed…

Students of the Politecnico visit COMVERT[lang_jp]ミラノ工科大学生徒がコンバート事務所に訪問[/lang_jp]

by jep 11 February 2010

Laboratorio di Interni

Today a group of students of the Laboratorio di Interni (II Year) of the Facoltà del Design del Politecnico di Milano came to visit us and examine the the project of the new COMVERT HeadQuarter (and house of the bastard) they studied on paper.


by jep 11 February 2010

Mentre sul website di studiometrico sono pubblicati i disegni di progetto del nuovo HQ di COMVERT a Milano, su la Repubblica si parla di come sia sempre più popolare la conversione dei vecchi cinema milanesi.

Components of the bastard bowl

by jep 11 February 2010

Today we ordered the last structural components of the bastard bowl that we are building inside the new COMVERT HQ in Milano projected by studiometrico.

bastard bowl

Laid on a mt. 15×12 area, the bowl is mt. 1.85 high with two hips, one lowered to 1.50 (the one on the left in the image above), an extension 2.50 high and a corner with elevator 2.10 high (low right). With a lazy radius of mt. 2.50 the bowl is completely made using CAD/CAM technologies applied with knowledge by engineer Marco Clozza of Atelier LC.

The bowl is reserved for recreational use and fun of bastard employees, team and friends.