Director Research Lab Non Linear Solutions Unit at GSAPP Columbia University
Sep 2005 - Present (16 years)
The Non Linear Solutions Unit focus on the development of a conceptual methodology that respond creatively to the complexity of today’s cities: a polyhedral lens to approach multidisciplinary projects.
The interdisciplinary lab NSU, inherits its design methodology from cognitive science and particularly from John Holland’s work in the field of complex adaptive system. The combinatorial method has permitted NSU to work on concrete case studies in collaboration with other research labs and professional firms developing several interdisciplinary projects such as Formal Modulation for Acoustic Performance developed with the Cresson Laboratoire France (research selected best paper by American Research Centers Consortium), Robustness in Power Network Grids developed with the Santa Fe Institute.
Since 2005 Caterina Tiazzoldi has been lecturing as visiting professor in several university and schools:
Columbia University New York, Politecnico di Torino, Istituto Europeo di Design Torino, Domus Accademy Milano.
Architect and Designer Principal at Caterina Tiazzoldi / Nuova Ordentra
Owner and Principal of Caterina Tiazzoldi – Nuova Ordentra,
Feb 2004 - Present (17 years 7 months)
Award winning Interdisciplinary design practice focused in the research of innovative spatial concepts.
Design of objects, buildings, installations and landscape interventions overseeing all aspects of design and production for its commissions
• Exhibit Space Client Federlegno Arredo
• Instant Installation Client Mondadori
• Reinaldo Lourenco, Sao Paolo – Brazil: Concept for a fashion stage and window design for the the brand campaign
• Illy Caffe’ spa, Milano – Italy: Illy Shop, Concept + Implementation
• La Piazza Café, New York – USA: Concept Store including a Restaurant
• Tilbury Store, Torino – Italy
• Nathalie Store Design, Andora – Italy
• Glicine Store Design, Genova – Italy
Professional Spaces and Leisure Environments
•Toolbox Office Lab and Coworking Torino – Italy: Development and realization of a new spatial concept for a work environment Toolbox. Concept + development + Constructive drawings
• Reale Mutua Lounge, Relae Mutua, Torino – Italy
• Rossini Dental Clinic, Ivrea – Italy: Renovation and Interior Design
• Renovation and Extension of a Residential Unit derived from a rural construction in the Alpine, Pian Belfe – Italy
• Renovation and Interior Design for 6 private apartments in Torino, Milano and Paris
• C Lamp
• Fabulesque Tables
• Porcupine Sofa
• Parametric Bookshelves
• Tutti per uno Uno per Tutti Tables
Retail Architect GB Sportelli
May 1998 - Jan 2008 (9 years 8 months)
1998–2008 Retail Design for the brands GB Sportelli Catherine Klee
1998 – 2002 Junior Retail Architect for the fashion brands GB Sportelli and Catherine Klee, Torino – Italy. Implementation and adaptation of existing retail concepts on 20 different locations in Italy.
2004 – 2008 Part Time Senior Retail Architect for the for the fashion brands GB Sportelli and Catherine Klee, Torino, Italy focused on the development of two new spatial concepts for the brands GB Sportelli and Catherine Klee: Program development, conceptualizing and defining design guidelines, ideation, communication of ideas, design development, budgeting and setting time–lines, preparation of comprehensive construction documents (including coordination of production teams and external consulting), value engineering, field oversight and construction administration. 30 units realized
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006 (1 year)
Junior Architectural Design Consultant for Maire Engineering, Torino – Italy. Schematic Design for a Fitness Center Technogym New building, for the Project Ferrari Restaurant, Maranello and for New University of Torino, Company, developed as a collaborative project with Maire Engineering and Norman Foster within the frame of the Lagrange Research Grant
Architectural Design Consultant
May 2004 - Sep 2004 (4 months)
Schematic design for a new building within the Chelsea Historic District (401 West 22nd street) Company.