Portfolio Alessandro Arcangeli 2016
Alessandro Arcangeli 11. 10. 1992
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Agorà Madrid, Spain p.6
Baùta Venice, Italy p. 14 Secība Riga, Latvia p.20
Momentum Bangkok, Thailand p.22
Maquettes & Drawings
Sep 2015 present
TU DELFT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE CANDIDATE MVRDV - THE WHY FACTORY research studio intended for the publication “Biodegradable City” led by Winy Maas within The Why Factory offices. PUBLISHED WORK and EXHIBITIONS - “Agora”: project published in Argus collection of TU Delft best projects 2013/2016 - “Anatomy of a Landmark, Madrid” : publication in collaboration with the chair of Complex Projects
Sep 2011 July 2014
IUAV, Università di Venezia UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN Laurea: 110/110
EXCHANGE PROGRAM, Universitè de Montréal, CANADA Faculté de l’Aménagement, Ecole d’Architecture contact, faculty coordinator Diane Martin: email@example.com contact, tutor Hal Ingberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLISHED WORK and EXHIBITIONS “An Industrial Tale”: Summer Workshops, 1st Prize contact, arch. Barozzi Veiga: email@example.com
“The Thin Green Line”: Summer Workshops, project exhibited at Triennale di Milano 2005/11
Awards 2nd PRIZE, Bee Breeders Architecture “Secība, The Baltic Way Memorial”, International Competition, Riga, Latvia. Results: https://balticwaymemorial.beebreeders.com Published in ANC magazine, North Korea, 421/2016 Honorable Mention, eVolo Skyscraper Competition “Agora, Vertical Streetscape”, International Competition, Madrid, Spain. eVolo 2016 Results: http://www.evolo.us/competition/agora-vertical-streetscape/ also semi-finalist of CTBUH, Chicago, Tall buildings international Students Competitions. Published: - eVolo best projects 2014/5/6, U.S.A. - Argus Annual TU Delft, The Netherlands - ARQfuture, Spain Honorable Mention, Bee Breeders Architecture “Momentum”, International Competition, Bangkok, Thailand. Results: https://bangkokartistsretreat.beebreeders.com
Personal Projects - Foundation of Infor ma(l)mente online journal, international politics, economy and urbanism (https://infor malmentereview.wordpress.com)
- Member of Students for Humanity ONLUS, volunteering, organisation and coordination of humanitarian projects, in-situ realisations: Sanitary Centre and Primary School in Wasa, Tanzania. (http://www.sforh.it/eng/)
Aug - Oct 2016 (3 months)
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Vienna (AT) / http://coop-himmelblau.at/ Intern Architect at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna. Activities range from design assisting, presentations, 2D and 3D drawings, GH scripting, model building and traineeship along the development of several project.
Feb - Jun 2016 (5 months)
AFARAI Amsterdam (NL) / http://afarai.com/ Intern architect at AFARAI in Amsterdam. Activities range from 2D and 3D drawings, research, model building and exhibitions.
May - Jul 2014 (3 months)
NEGRINI en. Engineering Practice, Bologna (IT) Intern Architect at Negrini en. in Bologna. Activities range from 2D drawings to construction sites inspections.
Teaching and Research Feb 2016 - present (9 months)
TEACHING ASSISTANT TA for the TU Delft Chair of Complex Projects (Master of Science). Activities range from assistance in coordination of the studio, teaching and editorial work. contact, Chair Kees Kaan: C.H.C.F.Kaan@tudelft.nl contact, tutor Aldo Trim: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tudelft-architecture.nl/chairs/complex-projects
Feb 2013 (1 month)
LIBESKIND STUDIO Research, Bologna (IT) / http://libeskind.com Organisation and presentation of the exhibition “Le città parlanti”, in Bologna (IT), during SAIE3.
Languages Italian : mothertongue English : professional proficiency
Toefl Certificate: 111/120
Graphic Skills Rhino 3D Grasshopper vRay for Rhino Hand drawing, model making, 3D printing.
Personal fascinations Cinema, anthropolog y.
AutoCAD 2D Adobe CS (PS,ILL,ID) Adobe Premiere
Agora anatomy of a landmark Madrid, Spain
Master of Architecture 1st semester Honorable Mention, eVolo international Competition 2016 Semi-finalist, CTBUH International Tall Building Design Competition
Core issue Modern capitalism has been the XX centuryâ€™s religion, and finance is its evil product. This system created utter inequality. Growing inequality is the flip side of something else: shrinking opportunity. Whenever we diminish equality of opportunity, it means that we are not using some of our most valuable assets - our people. In 2008 financial capitalism collapsed. This collapse aroused the crowds, breathing life into a new political and economical approach, which we call Socialism 2.0. The Architectural product of the XX century was the Skyscraper, and its mania for reaching the sky, the new Babel tower, where people only work, speaking different languages, distancing themselves from the city and from other people. My position Assuming that every spatial choice is political, and every political choice is spatial, I want to reverse the idea of the skyscraper, giving back the t(p)ower to the public. Most of the hybrid buildings we know failed, resulting in structures where different functions and spaces just stand in top or in front of each other, without interacting. The projects aims to create a space where functions and spaces interact, rather than co-exist, basing our design on the distinction that Aristotelis first, than Hannah Arendt, made, between the two verbs act and work. A space where people act rather than work.
Seven Steps to bring Spanish Companies to 2030
I. Open the doors ! Outward-oriented companies Support companies in their outward orientation, including: - promote the increase in exports; - attract foreign direct investment for national initiatives and opportunities; - support cost reductions in sourcing through aggregator agencies.
II. XXL. Larger companies and collaboration Promote collaboration among small groups of people to create larger companies, capable of tackling changes and investment require- ments to improve productivity and competitiveness.
III. Radical change in the way of conceiving work. A more flexible and competitive labour market - labour capacity adapts more easily to fluctuations in demand and economic dynamics - salaries are increased only through productivity increases (meritocracy)
IV. Investments on education. Talent available and adaptable according to market needs. According to economic demands, the right levels of preparation must be available in terms of secondary and higher education; the variety of specialisations offered at the university level and the numbers of graduates within each must also be suited and continually adapted to the needs of the economy. Furthermore, access to international talent must be improved.
V. Social Economy. Ease of starting a business. Simplify regulations to ease business initiative and the entry and exit of players; simplify administrative processes and improve effectiveness in interactions with entrepreneurs.
VI. Looking at the Future. Innovation should be promoted. Especially in subsectors where it is the key to competitiveness and growth (i.e., Tradable Goods and Business Services)
VII. Fuck Old Capitalism. Another way of approaching capitals and assets Capital availability can be improved by releasing capital currently â€œtrappedâ€? in the Real Estate and Construction sectors and ensuring alternate financing methods: venture capital funds, disintermediated financing, low capitalisation market, etc.
Outcome of a Research on Spanish Economy Economical strateg y leading the Architecture personal position
SQUARE sharing CAFE
SQUARE getting direct informations
RESTAURANT PUBLIC OFFICE
OFFICES 2.0 PUBLIC OFFICE
POLITICS 2.0 PUBLIC TRANSPORT
XMQIWTEGISVKERMWEXMSR diagram Outcome of a Research on Activities in Madrid Translation into Architecture
HOME PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Architectural Manifestation From the city of Madrid, we access the tower arising on the new Spanish parliament, where the community decides for itself in a new form of free and collaborative democracy. From this political theatre we walk up to two squares that introduce the coworking spaces. Six modules of three floors, for different needs. These spaces stand on a structural steel grid along which tools such as chairs, printers, tables and panels slide, being accessible by everyone. This space is conceived for young workers, startuppers, students, who can just rent a cheap table, enjoying the possibility of sharing the cost of common services and more important: to meet other people, potential collaborators and teammates. If we keep climbing the tower we end up in a library, conceived as an ascent on big steps to the rooftop. In the boarding spaces we found the hologram rooms, where people can experien- ce through holograms, and 3d projections the spaces descripted in the good old books. On top of the tower we find what called the labyrinth: a space where people lose themsel- ves and meet inside this monumental labyrinth of monoliths scattered on the square. The whole building is conceived as a spiritual and social path, running from the crowded arena, to the spiritual, intimate, religious labyrinth. .
Democratic Parliament perspective section
Working space perspective section
Baùta Venezia, Italy
Core issue Despite its area extent and beauty that mark the difference between Poveglia and the other islands of the Venetian lagoon, over the last years this incomparable gemstone had to undergo, a disastrous decline. Without any connection to the mainland, abandoned for almost 50 years, today in Poveglia a thick vegetation has grown wild affecting every cultivation and crushing every architecture. The Italian Government – the owner of the estate – has lately put a spotlight on Poveglia, in order to make a reuse of the island possible. Which architecture should be integrated in one of the most delightful locations in the Venetian Lagoon in order to create an international campus to equal the value of one of the most stunning cities in the world?
Our position Poveglia is a beautiful island that doesn’t need anything other than an approach that leads visitors to its intrinsic charm. This intervention, referring to Venetian traditions, merges two archetypes, the wall and the arch together with two materials, the brick and the Istria stone, on different scales.
Architectural manifestation A severe cut through the island isolates the old complex and defines two areas, a viewing platfor m and a stage. This urban theatre defines the hierarchy of space. On the stage, the old complex, housing the new university campus, towers over the water. By retaining the original paths that surround the old hospital, the connections between the buildings are reinstated. A brick wall hangs over the water to welcome the visitors of the island, leading them through the garden to the podium. Through the rhythm of the openings, the brick wall bends and seeks connections with the public square, establishing a direct dialogue with the historic buildings. By preserving the façades of the ruins, the outlook of the old complex is left untouched. The brick envelopes house university classrooms, residences, offices, a library and an auditorium. Thus, an ongoing relationship between arches and walls divide, define and connect the spaces, allowing a playful coexistence of private and public spaces. In this way, Poveglia becomes a space to be discovered in a physical and abstract journey through the shapes and materials of the lagoon. The instigators of this journey are the art and architecture students of Venice, who, already located in a city boasting a rich artistic heritage, are given the task of protecting the island and bring it back to life.
Intervention Axonometric View
Exhibition Space View
Residences Interior view
Secība Riga, Latvia
International competition Bee Breeders Architecture 2nd prize
Core issue On the 23rd of August 1989, approximately two million people joined hands to form a human chain, 600km long through the three Baltic countries. Their goal was to demonstrate the unity of their efforts to gain freedom from the occupation of the Soviet Union that had been in place for 50 years since World War II. The competition brief asked to create a memorial building that, while being functional, will be mainly symbolic in nature. A chance to create plans for a monumental structure that shows the strength nonviolent actions have when used to fight for people’s beliefs. Our position Discovering about the Baltic Way is quite breathtaking, the figures are staggering and the photographic ‘effect’ is truly cinematic, even surreal. At its smallest scale however, the idea to ‘hold hands’ was a remarkably simple act; a very humble ‘building block’ against Russian oppression. It is this radical polarity between the effect of the whole and the fundamental nature of its constituent parts that have informed the conceptual approach to this proposal. Architectural manifestation The ‘part’ in our intervention is the ‘wall’ - a fundamental architectural element that features in the most primitive of dwellings and in the most opulent of palaces. 42 walls are arranged along the length of this elongated site. Their form is configured through a set of variables, some of which are kept constant to highlight their consistency as part of a whole, some of which are carefully manipulated, highlighting individuality and character. It is this considered playfulness of one simple element that seeks to create a strong and striking ‘whole’ perceived from the street and the river embankment - an interesting form with weight and consistency.
Momentum Bangkok, Thailand
International competition Bee Breeders Architecture Honorable Mention
Core issue The Nightingale Olympic shopping mall, iconic building within the heart of the Bangkok old town, which was once a thriving shopping destination for both locals and tourists, has long been left to ruin. In an effort to help restore some of the tourism that Bangkok has lost in recent months - due to a combination of political unrests and violent bombings the city faces the urge to propose a new use for the Nightingale mall. Our position Thailandâ€™s capital has a unique ambiance along with a very low cost of living that makes it attractive to artists looking for a place to come and be inspired. What if we could turn the Nightingale into an artists retreat, and also an intertwining museum of craft and design, where the craftsmanship is the object of this museum? The design attempts to establish a relation between the Nightingale Olympic, one of the last buildings that manage to retain a strong link to the past of Bangkok, and the new facet of the city. This relation is the real object of the design. The gap occurring between the nostalgia of a concrete shopping mall and the excitement of the artistic space creates the momentum. Architectural manifestation A pure volume inserts itself between the structural concrete belts of the Nightingale. Above the first two private stories, stand working spaces where artists can collaborate with open rooms alternated to smaller ateliers. On the top floors, everyone can truly interact with craftsmen and artists willing to open their ateliers to visitors, turning their space into an active museum of product and production. The public approaches the building walking up and around this volume, perceiving through the perforated metal panels what happens on the inside and feeling the relationship within the architecture of the old faĂ§ade and the new intervention. The private circulation occurs around a cylindrical void, which, connecting all the floors, physically brings light to all the spaces from above. This light sculpture and the concrete slabs break on the ground floor, which becomes an open square-and-museum. A public space attracting people with hanging sculptures through the walls. Visitors can reach the stairs leading to the rooftop in a vertical journey where people interact with the artists walking between the past and the future of Bangkokâ€™s architecture.
Artist Retreat Perspective Section
Context Axonometric View
Artist Retreat Collage
Artistsâ€™ workspace Interior view
Craft and Model Making Academic Works
An Industrial Tale 1st Prize Wa.Ve 2013 Physical Model 1:500
AgorĂ Honorable Mention, eVolo 2016 Physical Model 1:200
Drawings Research thesis Architecture and Post-War Scenarios
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CV & Selected Works 2015-6