Caterina Tiazzoldi – Nuova Ordentra is a design firm based in Torino (Italy) and New York (USA).
The firm work is characterized by a strong interaction between research, that Caterina Tiazzoldi develops at Columbia University and at the Politecnico di Torino, and ten year experience in the professional practice.
The focus of the work is to develop innovative urban and architectural organisms to respond to the complexity of today’s city.
Trough the research of Adaptable Components she engages the idea of architectural adaptation to different conditions: historical, conceptual, material, economical and cultural environments.
Her work and the methodology engage different design scales form products (Parametric Bookshelves, Napping Pod) Installations (Banana Installation and Onion Pinch), Interior and Architectural Design in the commercial field (Parametric Stalactites, Gb sportelli), professional spaces (Toolbox, I.O.S. office center) and healthcare clinics (Dental clinic Rossini).
Caterina Tiazzoldi has been invited to participate to several international events and exhibits such as Torino World Design Capital, the Young Design Talent selection by Giulio Cappellini for the Temporary Museum for New Design, Advanced Architecture Biennal Settimo Tokio, Experiment Design Lisbon and the show Minimaousse at the museum Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris.
Her works have been published in international magazines (Domus, AMC Interieur, Interni, Metropolis, Elle Décor, Vanity Fair), National News Paper (La Stampa, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 ore), books (Shops 2009, ItaliArchitettura 4, Workspaces 2010 ) and scientific publications (ARCC Journal).
She teaches as visiting professor at the New Academy of Fine Art (Milano) and European Institute of Design (Torino) and she lectured in several conferences and symposiums.
Caterina Tiazzoldi won several awards (Nomination at the Cooper Hewitt Museum's National Design Award, best paper EAAE/ARCC) and research grants (Sinapsi, Lagrange, Santa Fe Institute and Regione Piemonte Fellowship)