About us

IMMdesignlab is an international multidisciplinary design laboratory that leads various international projects aiming to transform, through an innovative methodology, existing urban contexts seen as Complex Adaptive Systems into more sustainable, energy efficient forms. Our work is driven by ethical principles and rigorous theory and by the consideration that urban design can directly affect the quality of our lives as well as improve the quality of our environment, making our future more sustainable. IMMdesignlab is based at Department of Architecture Built Environment and Construction Engineering (DABC), Politecnico di Milano. via Ponzio, 31, 20133 Milano, Italy
Phone +390223995477 @-mail: info@immdesignlab.com

Staff:
Massimo Tadi Director, IMMdesignlab

Associate Professor School of Building Engineering  and Architecture. Politecnico di Milano. Massimo teaches SMDP (Sustainable Multidisciplinary Design Process) at Politecnico di Milano, at Master course in Building Enginnering and Architecture. He has been key note speaker in many international conference on the topic of urban sustainable development. He published many articles on the issue of the relationship between urban morphology and energy consumption. Massimo is member of the advisory board of Qutub One India based Company with interests in Sustainable Architecture, Master planning, Design & build; member of the Advisory Board of Siberian Urban lab (Russia) and also member of the Advisory board of STA an Italian design firm operating in the field of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design. He has been consultant of the city of Timisoara for the Sustainable Urban Development of the city. He run a Design Lab at the 2012 International Venice Biennale named “Common Ground” as expert. He is author of many books, between them: Experience space (Lecco, 2012); Timisoara 2020 overall vision. A case study (Firenze, Alinea, 2007); Infrastruttura, Architettura e Progetto. (Milano, 2006). Contact: massimo.tadi@polimi.it

shahroozShahrooz Vahabzadeh Manesh  Executive Director, IMMdesignlab

School of Building Engineering and Architecture. Politecnico di Milano. Shahrooz has gained BSc. and MSc. of Architecture at Qazvin Azad University, Iran, 2005. He also obtained his second MSc. in Building Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he received his Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning in 2013. Currently, he is executive director of IMM Design Lab; also, he was teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano for Urban design; Architectural and Sustainable Multidisciplianry Design Process courses. His main interest is devoted to urban morphological transformations and sustainable oriented designs in different scales and different contexts. Contact: shahrooz.vahabzadeh@gmail.com

hadiM. Mohammad Zadeh, PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, ABC department. Responsible for International Development.

Graduated in Civil Engineering at the Azad University (Iran) he gained a MSc. in Building Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Currently he is IMM responsible for International Development and teaching assistant of the course “Sustainable Multidisciplinary Design Process” at Politecnico di Milano, Master of Science in Building Engineering and Architecture. He has been invited speaker in many international conferences on the topic of sustainable urban design. Hadi has a strong work experience as researcher and designer in sustainable urban development and energy efficiency. He participated in many projects, workshops, researches, architectural & master planning projects. He published many articles on the issue of the relationship between urban morphology and energy consumption. Contact: hadi.mhm.zadeh@gmail.com

15bf9b4.jpgCarlo Andrea Biraghi, PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, ABC department.

Carlo has gained BSc. and MSc. of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, an MSc. at Politecnico di Torino in 2014. He is also an Alta Scuola Politecnica VIII cycle alumnus. He is an architect and since 2014 works as teaching assistant in courses of Architectural and Urban Design, Urban Morphology and Building Typology, and will start an elective course of Applied Mathematics for Architecture. He’s interested in expressing urban quality trough quantitative measures and computational design. He is passionate about the theme of sacred and studied architecture and practices in different religious traditions. He recently published a book on architectural shape, spaces and meanings of EXPO Milano 2015. He is also an artist on many fields receiving rewards for poems, photograph, art installation and sculpture. Contact:carloandrea.biraghi@polimi.it

Laura Brioschi.jpgLaura Brioschi, researcher

Graduated in landscape, urban and spatial planning master from Turin Polytechnic (2016) and has a bachelor in Urban Planning from Milan Polytechnic (2013). In both thesis, she focused on current topics related to planning and urban development. The bachelor thesys, analyzed the global crisis of 2008 in Italy and the role of PGT and spatial planning as an instrument to deal with the economic crisis; the master thesys, focused on the topic of regional governance through two case study: the Hannover Region, operational from 2001, and the metropolitan city of Turin, operational from January 1st 2016. In both university, she studied abroad for a semester: at Hafencity Universität in Hamburg (2011-2012) and at Leibniz Universität in Hannover (2015). Laura speaks English (level C1), mainly because of her participation in an annual AFS program (2007-2008), and a basic knowledge of German (level A1), thanks to her time spent in Germany.

s200_luka-stefanovicLuka Stefanović, regional deputy for the Balkans Region.

Luka is Architect and Building Engineer. Luka graduated in Architecture from the University of Belgrade and in Construction Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He has worked on projects in sustainable architecture and energy efficiency. He has work experience as consulting and design architect in offices in Belgrade and Milano, and took part in several workshops on landscape design and urban sustainability. he was teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano for Urban design; Architectural  courses. He speaks Italian, English, German, Hungarian and Spanish. Luka is also IMM’s Facebook page Editor from Balkans Region.

Giovanni Gori, researcher

Giovanni has gained BSc. of Building Engineering and MSc. of Architectural Engineering with honours at Politecnico di Milano. He has work experience as professional engineer in offices in Milano, Florence, and London, where he is currently working as a Senior Building Engineer. His main interest is related to energy efficiency and sustainability applied to architecture and urban development trough computational and parametric design. His master thesis consisted in an application of IMM process to a selected area in the city of Rio de Janeiro, named Porto Maravilha; research study carried out in collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Giovanni also took part in an IMM workshop in Belgrade titled: “Sustainable development of a new pilot neighborhood in Belgrade via IMM”. He also published an article with IMM on the issue of the relationship between urban morphology and energy consumption and environmental performances. Giovanni speaks English, Spanish, and a basic knowledge of French and Catalan. Contact: giovanni-gori@hotmail.it