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ALESSANDRA CANCIAN

Selected works

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS


ABOUT ME

Cover Letter and CV

UNIVERSITY

URBAN PLANNING Saline Joniche Waterfront..............................................................01 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING An Art Pavilion in Aosta..................................................................02 ADAPTIVE REUSE Plastic Arts Centre.........................................................................03 The Theatre of Shadows................................................................04 The City of the “Forgotten”..........................................................05

ITINERANT MASTER

MUSEUM DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY Antiquities and project...................................................................06

EXHIBITION

Atmospheres..................................................................................07

MODELS GRAPHIC DESIGN

MINIATURE ARCHITECTURE BUSINESS CARDS


“Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts. Practice and theory are its parents.” Vitruvius, De Architectura

I believe the basis of all architectural projects revolve around three essential concepts: analysis, ‘less is more’ and attention to detail. One of the traits that characterises me is trying to improve daily and I believe one of the best sources of knowledge is travel and making contact with new cultures.

PERSONAL INFO Address Nationality Language Telephon number Email

84 Champlain House, White City Estate, W127QW, London Italian Italian_mother tongue | English_medium level 07572121051 arch.alessandra.cancian@gmail.com

EDUCATION 2015_2016

ITINERANT MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN ARCHITECTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY AND MUSEUM DESIGN

Accademia Adrianea

2013_2016

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE

2009_2013

BACHELOR DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE

2003_2008

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Polytechnic University of Milan

Polytechnic University of Milan

Scientific studies

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78/100

WORK EXPERIENCE 2017 jun_now

METAL WORKS LONDON

Arch 414 Gordon Grove, SE59DU, London

Office management; design of metal staircases, bespoke furnitures, etc.


2017 feb_2017 may

FLOW PROPERTY SERVICES

Office 7, 35 - 37, Ludgate Hill, EC4M7JN, London

Occasional collaboration on design of wardrobes

2016 oct_2017 jan

TABUN KITCHEN

77 Berwick St, Soho, W1F8TH, London

Waitress

2015 dec_2016 feb

ARCH. LUCA RASCAROLI 6 Via Grancini, 20145, Milan

Urban Plan of Borgio Verezzi (SV), surveying and drawing of the whole urban landscape as well as of individual building; collaborative work on the design of consumer space; graphic project

2011 nov_dec

CAMERA&PARTNERS 49 Via Bistolfi, 20134, Milan

Office management; survey and redesign of building; collaboration on diverse projects (office and residential building); graphic design

2008 aug

BAR CAMPETTI

Via Caduti sul lavoro, 25040, Cividate Camuno (BS)

Barista (part-time summer work)

EXHIBITION 2014

ATMOSPHERES 1000 Human Environments

Polytechnic University of Milan_Milan Design Week and Venice Art Biennale

SKILLS Excellent interpersonal skills and coordination; problem solving; teamwork skills; self-motivation and ability to take the initiative; punctuality and timekeeping; able to take responsability; good organisation and attention to details; quick learner; adaptability to different working environments

Programs

Autocad (2D-3D) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) Creative Suite Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) AutoDesk AutoCAD (2D-3D) Google SketchUp Rhinoceros Midas Gen Agisoft PhotoScan


01 SALINE JONICHE WATERFRONT 2012 | Saline Joniche, RC The International Ideas Competition includes the redevelopment of the waterfront and creation of a natural and anthropic park. Saline Joniche is a rich landscape, but has suffered continuous degradation as a result of industrial activities. The goal of this project was to transform Saline Joniche into a global model of ecological sustainability. The strategy was to create a network of small interventions (restoration, small buildings, paths...) through a light and capillary project in whict past and present are closely linked.


02 AN ART PAVILION IN AOSTA 2012 | Aosta, AO The urban gardens of Tourneuve become the heart of the city, within which an exibitionary space is created. One of the most important points of the project is the building’s capacity to adapt to the peculiarities of the site, taking into account the availability of local building materials, the climate of the place and the need to optimize energy consumption. Of particular relevance is the study of natural light based on the orientation of the building and the use of brise-soleil.


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The Visconti Palace is an historical building located in the centre of Saronno. The building of 15th century origin has been subjected to several ownerships and changes of use in the course of the centuries until the gradual abandonment. It represents an important resource for the town and hence why it has become the object of attention for restoration and reuse. The project includes the creation of a plastic arts centre and the construction of a new vertical connection element to link the different levels of the building and from which you can enjoy a wonderful view.

GUIDELINES

2014 | Saronno, VA

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04 THE THEATRE OF SHADOWS 2015 | Piacenza, PC The thematic of the project consists in designing a theatre for the Gioco Vita Troupe wich specialises in shadow performances. The site chosen, the ex Carmine Complex with the church and the cloisters, contain an indoor theatre, an open-air theatre, laboratories, offices and the production area. The entrance is introduced via the construction of a new building attached to the side of the complex. This volume represents the foyer of the theatre and permits access to the side chapels where the audience can be seated to see the performance.

UN TEATRO D’OMBRE PER LA CITTA’ DI PIACENZA

Viste strutturali


05 THE CITY OF THE “FORGOTTEN� 2016 | Milan, MI My thesis analyses the disused area of warehouses placed under the rail level of Milan Central Station. Specific attention is paid to the valorization of the historical building preserving its original features. The purpose of the project is to renew an architectural resource that today has become a space used by the homeless. The central idea is the insertion onto the existing structure of independent volumes born out of the construction and capable of fulfilling different functions. Archiving, receiving and hosting are the themes that come into play.


06 ANTIQUITIES AND PROJECT 2015 - 2016 | Rome, Valencia, Selinunte, Tivoli, Naples, New York, Athens The Itinerant Master’s Degree Program in Architecture, Archeology and Museum Design - Innovative Design and Management of Archaelogical Heritage is organized around a unique educational approach that includes multiple sites in different locations where individual design workshops are held. Each workshop is methodologically autonomous, relating to the difference in approach in establishing a site-specific relationship between museum design, architecture and archaeology.

Planimetria di progetto alla q


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COLLEGAMENTI VERTICALI: ordine cronologico inverso

COLLEGAMENTI VERTICALI: ordine cronologico inverso COLLEGAMENTI VERTICALI: ordine cronologico inverso

4 sistemi di rampe

4 sistemi di rampe

COLLEGAMENTI VERTICALI: ordineCOLLEGAMENTI cronologico inverso ORIZZONTALI: uguali tematismi

COLLEGAMENTI ORIZZONTALI: uguali tematismi COLLEGAMENTI ORIZZONTALI: uguali tematismi

piattaforme rotanti

4 sistemi di rampe piattaforme rotanti

COLLEGAMENTI ORIZZONTALI: uguali tematismi

PERCORSI SEMPRE INEDITI: il visitatore modifica l’itinerario a suo piacimento

piattaforme rotanti


07 ATMOSPHERES 2014 | Milan, MI | Venice, VE The name of the installation is INDOOR OUTDOOR | OUTDOOR INDOOR and is the result of a reflection about the perception of outer and inner space and what people make of it. There is an overturning of planes whereby what is usually perceived as outer space is revealed to be an indoor one and viceversa. What increases the sense of confusion is the reflecting surfaces that cover the base of the cube on which an urban and a domestic scenography are mirrored.


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