C-LAB is a Finland based cross-disciplinary design-build laboratory working freely in-between architecture, urban design, environmental art and other disciplines of art and science within the general framework of built human environment.
C-LAB views architecture as a mediator between the modern man and nature and emphasizes the quality of ruin as an element of man-made having become part of nature. C-LAB seeks to ruin the industrial city.
The works have been selected three times to the Venice Biennale (2000, 2004, 2006) and exhibited among others in Yokohama Triennial, Firenze Biennale, Havana Biennale, London Architecture Biennale, Montreal Biennale, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale, World Architecture Festival and New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan.
Professor Marco Casagrande, Principal / C-Laboratory, has been teaching and running workshops in more than 30 architecture and art institutions in 14 countries. C-Laboratory is recognized by the European Union as an Erasmus Qualified platform for university level internship studies.
The works of Casagrande have been widely published world wide and have been awarded in a number of international competitions including the Emerging Architecture Award 1999, World Architecture Community Award 2009 and World Architecture Festival Award 2009.
Design should not replace reality. What is real is valuable. Flesh is more.