Architecture for Birds – Fallingwater

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Who said a robin can’t have one of the most iconic villas ever as a nest? Here’s how a bird shelter can become a house everyone envies: Villa Savoye by architect LeCorbusier, Schröder House by Rietveld and finally the Fallingwater House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Product Dimensions: 32 x 12.6 x 23.5h cm
Product Weight: 350 g
Packaging dimensions: 30 x 42 x 2 cm
Packaging weight: 400 g

The product is made of plywood printed with UV polymer. The product is made with wood from eco-sustainable forests in Northern Italy (4 out of 5 trees). Sand slightly the print to remove it and dispose of the wood as per municipal guidelines.

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Each of our products is made entirely within the Q-lab.

The digital manufacturing laboratory of Quasar Institute for Advanced Design proceeds with the production of each object upon request, so as not to generate waste and allow you to devote the right care to the production of each individual product.

Our packaging is sustainable and composed of:

  •  100% compostable mailer
  • Shredded paper recycled from our offices and classrooms
  • 70% recycled and 100% recyclable envelope
  • Product sheet printed on recycled paper

Alessandro Gorla

Quasar Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master in Product Design & Made in Italy, in which he teaches “Lab Design” and “Development and Prototyping”, he also teaches Design Laboratories during the three-year course of Habitat Design, in which he is the second year coordinator. Trained at the Politecnico di Milano, he has collaborated and worked with design studios and companies all over the world. He has created projects and installations for various companies and for the theater and music field. He has been a lecturer at several universities in Italy and Mexico. In 2013 he founded Studio Algoritmo in Rome, a design studio specialized in Product, Interior and Graphic Design.

Alessandro Gorla

The Flatlandia project.

The FLATLAND project is inspired by the 1884 fantastic-science fiction novel of the same name, Flatland Romance of Many Dimensions, written by Edwin A. Abbott, a very popular story, now considered a classic of fantastic literature, because it deals with a very original point of view the concept of a multi-dimensional universe and aims to create smart, captivating, emotional products, suitable for a young audience, but which are nevertheless attractive to a wider audience; useful, simple but communicative objects, the perfect gifts because they are intelligent, offered at an affordable price that reflects the spirit of QIAD. The brief was born from an idea of ​​the Creative Director of the Lab Alessandro Gorla, who actively participated in the creation of his own line of products and personally selected all the published projects.

Flatland sees the constant involvement of young Made in Quasar designers and their teachers who want to express their creativity in order to define a collection of products conceived so that the main components of each product are flat, to then be assembled in a few moves by the user, taking on a 3-dimensional appearance. The production technologies used are those available within the Q-lab (filament and / or resin 3D printing, CNC milling, thermoforming, laser cutting, UV printing) and the materials used are those typical of a rapid prototyping laboratory, revised in a sustainable manner . The products are vacuum packed using biocompatible packaging.

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