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In this unique issue of TocciToday we would like to share with you some Design We Love. Whether architectural, graphic, industrial or fashion, good design is one of our great passions at Tocci. Our online gallery changes frequently, but in this issue we are featuring three projects that have recently made us stand up and say: “YES!” Cultivating our appreciation for the art and science of great design plays a huge role in our journey…

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Great design never goes out of style, a prime example is the work of Rafael Guastavino, (and his son Rafael Guastavino y Esposito) the Spanish architect and builder who immigrated to the United States in 1881. Guastavino patented a special tiling system that appears in a huge number of architecturally important and famous buildings around the country.


Albany Education Building, Albany, NY

“In Spain, Guastavino revived an ancient form of tile…

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Tocci recently came across the design work of Joe MacDonald and we were dazzled by his research on parametric modeling. Joe MacDonald is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His seminars explore naturally occurring organizational systems and their influence on built ecologies, new materials, and construction assembly innovations.

Joe MacDonald is a founding principal of Urban A&O, a design firm based in New…

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This concept car by the BMW design team came out a year ago, but it still feels as fresh and avant-garde as the day it drove out of the studio. We discovered this car at a recent IPD symposium and, much like IPD, the Gina light model represents a completely new direction of thought. The design team took the risk of throwing the rule book out the window and considered building a car the way…

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On June 26th, 2009 Tocci was honored by a visit from China’s top academic institutions and government ministries in the building industry. The group consisted of members of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, P.R. China, the China Academy of Building Research, the Shanghai Xiandai Architectural Design (Group) Co, Ltd and the Tsinghua University.

The delegation was visiting to learn about the cutting edge tools, practices and processes in the construction industry in…

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