Andrea Cogo | Graduate Architecture Portfolio

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availability | from October 2014 date of birth | 31 / 10 / 1988 address | 10 Taddeo d’Este, 35042 Este, ITA email | contact | 0039 3899719430 web |

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LANGUAGES Italian | native English | professional working proficiency German | limited working proficiency

INTERESTS Graphics & Visualizations, Drawing, Photography, Travelling, Eletric bass and guitar player.

HI! THIS IS MY PORTFOLIO! I’m Andrea Cogo, a recent graduate in architecture at the IUAV of Venice, Italy. I’m a hard worker, a quick learner, and I am eager to expand both my professional knowledge and

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my language skills in a new environment. I am an attentive listener and give great attention to details. The following portfolio contains a selection of Bachelor and Master projects at IUAV, as well as professional work in Berlin. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my works herein. I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for your consideration. ENJOY!

Venice, July 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE 14th La Biennale of Venice “Fundamentals” 2014 June - September

Mediator of the Exhibition Contents at the Austrian Pavilion Exhibition “PLENUM. PLACES OF POWER”. huber staudt architekten bda, Berlin Intern

2013 May - August

Project | Neues Pharmaverfahrenstechnik Zentrum (PVZ), TU Braunschweig, DE (Entwurfsplanung). M31 Italia - Building Automation Intern R&D

2011 April - October

Projects | SIMEA Integrated/Distributed System for Energy and Environmental Monitoring (Research). Net Engineering Building Automation, Villa Rizzo Correr, PD - IT (Feasibility). Domotic systems for schools - Rigotti Primary School, Malo, VI - IT (Pilot Implementation). ENI Romania, Automated filling station (Pilot Implementation). M31 USA Entrepreneurial Voyage (Audio&Video). Conference Hall Acoustic Correction, M31 Headquarters, PD - IT (Acoustics).

EDUCATION Master Degree in Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Design Cum Laude 2011 . 2014 March 2014 IUAV University of Venice, Faculty of Architecture

AIAC - Atelier d’Architecture International construite Student Competition 2013 March - September Project | “Neural Tokyo” scenario for Nihombashi district in Tokyo International Workshop for Built Architecture, Tokyo Workshop 2013 April Keio University, Tokyo (Japan) Summer School L’ Aquila 2012 Workshop

2012 August Techniques of survey and documentantion, for the interpretation of buildings damaged by earthquakes.

Bachelor of Architecture: Theories and Technics Full Marks 2007 . 2011

IUAV University of Venice, Faculty of Architecture “Expert in digital modeling for architecture and landscape” FSE Scholarship - Professional Training 2009 March - July IUAV University of Venice, Faculty of Architecture Scientific High School Degree G.B. Ferrari High School, Este, PD - IT

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IN THIS PAGE: towards a Chicagopolis, phases of the transformation process from left to right (2014, 2024, 2064, 2114) aerial night view.


Mare del Nord

Siberia Alaska Mexico

Arabia Saudita

Graduate Work | M.Arch Final Thesis


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Oil’s EROI Ratio Ratio of Energy returned on Energy invested






CHICAGOPOLIS SCENARIO OF A POST-OIL CHICAGO IUAV of Venice | M.Arch Final Thesis Supervisors | Benno Albrecht, Sara Marini Team | in collaboration with Enricomaria Todaro Location | Chicago, US - IL Period | 12 months - spring 2013 . 2014 Complete work at |

ÂŤ Our present-day city is becoming more inhuman than the city of the past. We can understand this if we look at it in several ways. The very fact that although in the past man could walk from one end of his city to the ot her, he cannot do so today, shows the inhuman dimensions of the city. Of course he can use an automobile to achieve his end, but he must be able to pay for it and, if

LEFT: Growing Gap VS EROI Ratio BOTH PAGES: Chicago Metropolitan Growth 1850/2014. Based on historical maps by Dennis McClendon UIC


Doxiadis, Constantinos A. The Inhuman City. Ed. Gordon Wolstenholme and Maeve O’Connor. Ciba Foundation Symposium Health of Mankind. London, 1967.

he cannot drive, pay someone to drive it; and the risks on the road are many. The air we breathe is not suitable for man, neither is the water we drink. We have to purify them both, but even so the danger will not be eliminated, since while we purify the air inside the buildings we throw the contaminated air outdoors and breathe it when we go out for some fresh air.

In the same way we are spoiling many other natural resources - spoiling land and destroying beautiful landscapes, flowers and birds [...] In this city man is no longer free to move; he may have gained large dimensions by high speeds but he has lost his freedom to move in the micro-space around him [...] he has been gradually squeezed out of his squares and streets. Âť

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Final Thesis 2014




In the near future the availability of oil resources is destined to face a slow but gradual decline. This will lead to crisis of settlement patterns, urban and social attitudes that have so far been totally dependent on the individual car transport. The analysis of the spatial consequences of those kind of urban models on today’s cities have led us to identify in Chicago (Illinois, U.S.) as a case

study highly significant and paradigmatic in many respects. Chicago’s history, from its foundation to the present day, show themselves profoundly marked by a constant urban, infrastructural and economic development. Some phases in particular, such as the development of railroads and introduction of streetcars in the city, the opening of the highway

LEFT: towards a Chicagopolis, phases of the transformation process from top to bottom (2014, 2024, 2064, 2114) orthographic view.

10 | 11 RIGHT: Ancient city: comparison between inhabitans - surface - density. Data source: Constantinos A. Doxiadis, Ekistics, Nov 1964.

11th -10th B.C.

11th - 7th B.C. A: 215 P: 36-50.000 D: 200 D1: 51.800



A: Area (hectares) P: Population D: Density inh/he

Athens Delos



A: 100* d: 3 sq. km P: 20-30.000 D: 250 D1: 64.750 1000 B.C. A: 41,4 P: 4.000 D: 96,8 D1: 25.071

A: 400 P: 40.000-80.000 D: 100-200 D1: 40.000-80.000 Priene

Islamabad class sector G6

1 Mile = 1.61 Kilometers 1 Kilometers = 0,62 Mile 1 Acre = 0.40 Hectares 1 Hectare = 2.47 Acres 1 Square Mile = 259 Hectares 1 Square Mile = 640 Acres

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A: 60 P: 15.000 D: 250 D1:64.750

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Chandigarh class sector 21


700 B.C. A: P: 144 D: -


A: 520,5 P: 45.000 D: 86,5 D1: 22.403


14th Century

700 B.C.

A: 798 P: 150 -190k D: 219 D1: 56.721

A: 106 P: 20-30.000 D: 236 D1: 61.124

Miletus Venice

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A: 63,4 P: 20.000 D: 315,4 D1: 81.688

A: 895 P: 700.000 D: 782,1 D1: 202.563


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6th B.C. A: 550 P: 600.000 D: 1091 D1: 282.568

A: 420,3 P: 20.000 D: 119 D1: 30.821 Piraeus

700 B.C.

5th - 4th B.C. A: 160 P: 24.000 D: 150 D1: 38.850

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A: 970 P: 150.000 D: 154,6 D1: 40.041

A: 700 P: 120.000 D: 171,4 D1: 44.392 Nineveh


and the post-war explosion of car transport, have strongly characterized the urban fabric. The last fifty years have strengthened the role of car in the development of suburban sprawl and in general settlement patterns that are reliant on oil resources. The project aims to provide strategies and solutions for settlements that enable the city to regain

its independence from oil and from the car. The application and verification of these strategies to a case study paradigm allows to extend the validity of the theoretical model in different places and scales of intervention. The particular structure of Chicago, built on the Jeffersonian grid of 1785 helps to abstract the model and give the solutions identified a wide range of applicability.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Final Thesis

A SPRAWL TOPOGRAPHY A critical step of the reasoning is shown in these pages. A large-scale analysis has been carried out, while identifying some sensitive urban parameters according to the scenario described in the introduction. Urban strategies for the future especially if far - need to have an analytical and

theoretical foundation based on ongoing urban trends that are expected to continue and amplifie in parallel with the consolidation of the scenario. The maps chosen for the analysis are then directly or indirectly related to the dependence on automobile transportation, which is either the cause or effect of the changes in the urban fabric and the quality of life of inhabitants.

THIS PAGE: Fig. 1a: Vacant Houses+Land Fig. 2a: Housing/Transportation Ratio Fig. 3a: Gain and Loss Fig. 4a: Infill Potential Fig. 5a: Density Fig. 6a: Food Deserts Fig. 7a: Urban Tree Canopy

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THIS PAGE: a case study district, bird’s eye view.

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THIS PAGE: Walkability and mobility in a grid space, from left to right: Walkshed Grid Distance Grid Distance Euclidean Distance Voronoi Euclidean Distance Voronoi Manhattan Distance

Graduate Work | M.Arch Final Thesis

It is clear that a project which deals with resources addiction, should be based primarily on the recognition of the fragility and problems that derive from it. This approach is reflected in the contrast between critical areas and resilient or performing areas. The hierarchical and simultaneous reading of these levels with different areas of issues and potentialities, allows the creation of a unified and

weighted map, i.e. the representation of the city according to identified the scenario. The merged map allows us to identify a number of preliminary areas that will be destined to form the new urban centers (poleis) due to internal urban structure, absolute or reciprocal location in relation to services, infrastructure and resources.

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THIS PAGE: a case study district, bird’s eye view.

On the other hand, some areas stand for their pronounced fragility.

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FIVE MILIONS IN FIFTY SQUARE MILES A key aspect of the project is the attempt to return an interpretation of the current state of the city according to the most important variables introduced in by the scenario. A gradual mutation of the city in a hundred years can be scheduled only from trends, to ensure the feasibility and validity

of the design strategies. The chronological succession of images want to evoke the logical consequentiality and emphasize the slow but gradual progression towards the final vision. The timelines in the following pages provide at a glance and through a multiscalar view some of the “vital parameters� that characterize the development of the region, cities, neighborhoods, as well as influence

LEFT: Timeline - (a) Population Growth; (b) Poleis Population; (c)Chora Population; (d) Urban/Rural Population Ratio; (e)Poleis Density inh/ sq.mi; (f) Chora Density inh/ sq.mi; (g) Urban Acreage sq.mi; (h) Chora Acreage sq.mi; (i) To build m3; ( j)To demolish m3; (k)PopulationDensity; (l) Floor Area Ratio m2/m2 ; (m) Coverage (%); (n) space pro capita (m2); (o)average unit size m2; (p) Light VS Solid m2.

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LEFT: Timeline of block development, pushing density from FAR 0,75 in 2014 to FAR 2,7 in 2114. THIS PAGE: a case study neighborhood, top view.

the urban life of the inhabitants who reside there. The sequence wants to be a schedule that drives the entire design process through the next century until the end of the transition and the achievement of the goals of the vision. Large areas of the city have vacant buildings, high costs for the transport of people, lack of food supply. There has been social conflicts and discrimination. The

shift of the population towards the best performing areas (an already existing trend), and changes of the urban structure can be supported by legislative instruments, investment in new infrastructure; incentives for demolition, transfer of residence and especially for the recovery and the construction of buildings within the poleis. New agricultural activities will be promoted in the

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IN THIS PAGE: in this page a case study polis, bird’s eye view.

chora, the area that surrounds each polis. Residents of the new self-sufficient households will benefit from the independence from car and oil, both in terms of monetary savings and quality of life, in a renewed relationship with the rural surroundings and the increased availability of public green.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

CARPANĂˆ INDUSTRIAL CITY MASTERPLAN IUAV of Venice | Core Studio 2 Tutors | M. Vanore, G. Rallo, A. Vanin Team | + M. Bonariol, N. Busatto, D. Fanton, D.Fiorotto, E. Todaro Location | Carpanè (VI) - IT Period | H2 2012

The project faces the problems of designing for areas heavily transformed throughout history, in response to different ways of defence, use and management of water and their use for productive activities. This requires a sequence of cognitive acts aimed not only at the understanding of stratification and ways of sedimentation of human actions and

LEFT: Masterplan concept, exploded view. RIGHT: Landscape analysis: landform, section cuts of the mountains and solar access.

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TOP: Masterplan TOP RIGHT: Masterplan conceptual model, Waterfront, visual permeability and planned water docks. RIGHT:Industrial buildings. BOTTOM RIGHT: A huge tobacco factory dominates the northern waterfront.

artefacts, but also highlighting the processes, balances and conflicts that are evident in the planned or taking place changes, both in peripheral and urban areas. The city, agricultural and production land in relation to waterways and coast places are in fact the places where nature and culture co-exist in various forms, but also with powerful contradictions

and conflicts to which an integrated project of architecture for the landscape can give an adequate solution.

The training programme of the design course was located in the second half of the first year in Master Degree, curriculum “Landscape Architecture and Sustainability�.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

fixed structure with floating floor and spiral staircase

modular floating platform with access from adjustable footbridge.

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Over the years the area has been frequently hit by floods, whose impact was devastating because of the lack of adequate safety distance from the river, from industrial buildings built during the early years of the twentieth century. The acces to the river will be managed by floating docks, providing flexible use for humans and boats, as well as resilience to seasonal water.

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TOP: Waterfront of the river Brenta, 1km long photomontage CENTER BOTH PAGES: Devices: three types of floating water docks. RIGHT: Detail drawing of a floating dock.

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lookout point with access from adjustable footbridge.

LEFT: Detail drawing, nautical staircase with adjustable steps. RIGHT: Detail drawing of the concrete foundation and the steel frame sliding through an H-shaped beam.

BOTTOM RIGHT: Large ood history of Carpanè: 3D analysis of water levels and impact on the town.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2






The village is characterized by the strong presence of a regional road, which splits the town into two parts, one on top and one at the bottom near the river. The road is busy with trucks, and constitutes an obstacle to the free movement of inhabitants, since the city is characterized by a dense urban structure. We have selected three main points of crossing, to

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OPPOSITE PAGE: Site-plan of the pedestrian bridge, infopoint and elevator in relation to the context and the Guarnieri hydroeletric plant. THIS PAGE: Isometric view of the bridge and its service building. BB’ and AA’ cross sections.

return to the city the relationship between mountain and river. In addition to the reconnection of urbanity and landscape, pedestrian bridges will serve as devices for the economic revitalization of the city. They will form: a south city gate with information point and drop-off point towards a wellness area, a commercial connection between the railway station and a new traditional handicraft

center, a pedestrian track between various sport activities spread between the quarry and the river (climbing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, etc.).

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

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OPPOSITE PAGE: Site-plan of the pedestrian bridge in its context.

THIS PAGE: AA’ cross section, with the bridge crossing the river. BB’ and CC’ cross sections,with the track crossing the road. DD’ and EE’ cross sections. Aerial view of the path, form the quarry to the riverside.







TOP: Site cross section

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

CARPANÈ INDUSTRIAL CITY GUARNIERI HYDROELECTRIC PLANT IUAV of Venice | Core Studio 2 Tutors | M. Vanore, G. Rallo, A. Vanin Team | + M. Bonariol, N. Busatto, D. Fanton, D.Fiorotto, E. Todaro Location | Carpanè (VI) - IT Period | H2 2012

The area is one of the most important and ancient pre-industrial complexes of the river Brenta with a significant number of layers that represent the phases of the manufacturing and industrial place in the history of the valley. The hydroelectric power station of the early twentieth century has foundations partly based on the river’s rocks. The complex is still characterized by

TOP: Site-plan, aerial view.

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TOP: Site-plan at floor level.

the storage reservoir for the penstocks and the esplanade that once they crossed. The project aims to re-establish access from the street level to the river, reorganizing a bank deeply layered by human modifications and by the action of the river. At the same time we aim to foster the historical aquatic vocation of building in relation to water. At the same time, the project

returns the readability of the urban palimpsest, through a process of simplification. The reallocation of functions is put in relation to other construction projects for the revitalization of the city through the masterplan. The choice was to create a wellness center with thermal baths. The project has a deliberately disruptive

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

character, trying to curb the decline of the building itself, of the city’s economy and the loss of mountain traditions. The ethereal volume breaks through the building, to emerge on the roof terrace, strengthening the role of landamark towards the valley, reduced in recent decades to a question of dimensional presence.

LEFT: Plans of the renovated Guarnieri power plant, from left to right: roof, 3rd level, 3nd level, 1st level, ground level, basement. OPPOSITE PAGE: longitudinal section.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

TOP: Detail drawings of coating and oors. BOTTOM: Detail drawing of the structural steel frame BOTTOM LEFT: internal view with the recovered historic overhead crane TOP LEFT: truss structure and polycarbonate coating.

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LEFT: cross sections and of the Guarnieri plant. RIGHT: model, main entrance

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2

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CARPANÈ INDUSTRIAL CITY CENTER FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING IUAV of Venice | Core Studio 1 Tutors | M. Vanore, G. Rallo, A. Vanin Team | + N. Busatto, E. Todaro Location | Carpanè (VI) - IT Period | H2 2012

The town’s industrial past has left large unused buildings, due to the inability of the site to compete with the new models of production. However, for its economic revitalization the city must rely on artisan traditions that are common to the entire valley. A cluster of industrial buildings has been chosen to become a center for vocational training.


THIS PAGE: Site ground floor plan: a) Workshops b)Exhibitions c)Hostel/Offices/Canteen

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TOP: Altimetry mapping Perspective section, from the street to the river. West elevation facing the river brenta BOTTOM: Longitudinal and cross section

The complex will host: offices and workshops, warehouses, exhibitions, a hostel for the participants, a canteen. The path leading to the various services traces the historical course of the canal that fed the power plant, representing an ideal link between the past and future production.

The hostel building make use of the tripartite preexistence designing an unified space that deals with the different ground levels.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 2










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The workshops building is designed to provide maximum flexibility of use between different activities, adapting to the changing needs of space and light, and change it’s configuration according to the different stages of production or exhibition.

TOP: Matrix of aggregation of different uses, with the coloured patterns on the right side being the schematic representation of the floor plan. BOTTOM: building elevetions

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South Elevation

North Elevation

HH’ section

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FARMSTAYS NEAR THE MOSE’S INLET OF LIDO IUAV of Venice | Core Studio 1 Tutors | C. Magnani, V. Tatano, F. Peron Team | + E. Todaro Location | Punta Sabbioni (VE) - IT Period | H1 2012

Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 1

FULL PAGE: Exploded view showing the technological concept. OPPOSITE FROM TOP: Waterfront sketches Case studies, farms in via Shiller. Shadow analysis

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The academic work is part of a larger landscaping project on the system of dams and levees to protect the city of Venice, the MOSE. The huge project of hydraulic engineering is changing the landscape of the lagoon. Its presence is not limited to the bulkheads sunk in the sea, but consists of huge earthworks, drainage, reinforced concrete on the sides of the inlets, reservoirs,

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canals, and new roads. Some of the waterfronts have been compromised by large dams and barriers, such as the entry of Lido, near areas with strong tourist vocation, containing campings and accommodation. These places must necessarily look for other possibilities to avoid the otherwise inevitable decline of tourist presence.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 1

Fortunately, these are areas with an excellent agricultural tradition, characterized by a wide variety of vegetable crops, and a landscape dominated by the typical greenhouses. Given the particular difficulties of transport and communication, the Venice lagoon has a natural tendency to produce, sell and eat food locally, with a Km Zero like approach. On the other hand, the agricultural


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OPPOSITE FROM TOP: Site plan at floor level. View from fields and aerial view. Solar access. THIS PAGE FROM TOP: Model views. Night view.

landscape has a growing fragmentation and loss of land, with houses no longer linked to the management of the fields, but also physically isolated from them through fences. To promote tourism we have designed educational farms where vacationers can interact with farmers and learning how to grow their own foods, as well as eat local dishes. This will increase the

presences regardless of the seasonality, ensuring a resilient and competitive economy.

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Graduate Work | M.Arch Core Studio 1

LEFT: Passive solar strategies. TOP: Perspective section and cross section of the corridor, CENTER: Cutaway drawing, isometric projection.

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LEFT: Technical detail, section from ground to roof. The wood frame is a mix of crosslaminated timberframe and baloonframe. RIGHT: Plumbing systems: rainwater harvesting and grey water phytodepuration.

In addiction, an horizontal geothermal heat pump could be implemented taking advantage of simultaneous earth works.

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Undegraduate Work | B.Arch Architectural Restoration


IUAV of Venice | Architectural Restoration Location | Ex Convento dei Frati Crociferi, Venice - IT Period | H2 2009

The intention of this project is to restore the longitudinal path marked by pillars and seats - missing after an hystorical closure of the arches while emphasizing and affirming the wall itself. The floor of the nearby tombstones exhibition is characterized by two colors and different finishing materials: granite white (rough) and red Verona marble (polished)

TOP: Site plan at floor level BOTTOM: North elevation. Constructive details of the tombstones supports.

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TOP LEFT: Trachyte seats. TOP RIGHT: Aerial view of the cloister with the longitudinal path to the “vera” well. BOTTOM: Side walkway with tombostones exhibition “lapidario”.

The texture of the original pavement is preserved, chromatically emphasized by the use of different materials. In addition, the design of the paving also generates extruded volumes, both with the trachyte seats and the smoothed concrete walls that lead to the central well visually. The diagonals in red Verona wrap like a ribbon on the seats in Istria stone.

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IUAV of Venice | Urban Design Studio 1 Location | Cittadella (PD) - IT Period | H2 2010

Undergraduate Work | B.Arch Urban Design Studio

A few hundred meters from the center of the city, the railway line cuts out a conspicuous slice containing an area of ​​disused railway areaa, warehouses and industrial buildings. The project engages with the redevelopment of this vast area, trying to give solution to the lack of regulation that has affected this urban area, the decay of buildings, the difficulty of connection between the district

TOP: (laser-cut model) Service and directional tall buildings are placed along the barrier, taking advantage of the ease of connection and forming a shield in favor of internal residential areas. BOTTOM: bird’s eye view of the masterplan (model).

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TOP: bird’s eye view of the new district. The green spaces are divided into three long strips with trees, crossed by pedestrian paths, minimizing intersections with roads. BOTTOM: five building types have been outlined for the masterplan.

and the historic center because of the railway barrier, the low respect to the karst springs line, that became over the years a place of intense overbuilding. Starting from a careful analysis of the urban fabric of Cittadella were detected information for the design of the new district; It responds to the highlighted issues through the relocation of craft activities along the railway barrier; a new network

infrastructure that minimizes contact between home and the road, encouraging the creation of protected green areas and pedestrian paths, which contribute, together with a decrease in building density as getting closer to the countryside, to protect the area of ​​the springs.

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Undergraduate Work | B.Arch Design Studio 3


Undegraduate Work | IUAV of Venice | Design Studio 3 Location | Sicily - IT Period | H2 2010

A square lot of one hundred meters of side containing an archaeological area, bordered on the south with a pedestrian and cycle track. The theme of the course is the design of a museum with pre-defined functional requirements . The building is placed firmly on the lot, with an entrance marked by a strong septum which cuts a diagonal angle reserving a shady garden.

TOP LEFT: site plan, buildign massing. TOP RIGHT: main entrance. BOTTOM LEFT: site plan at floor level. BOTTOM RIGHT: main entrance and entrance courtyard, aerial view.

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TOP LEFT: aerial view of the complex (model). TOP RIGHT: the main entrance septum (model). BOTTOM LEFT: interior view of the Greek art wing (render). BOTTOM RIGHT: aerial view from south (model).

In response to the rigidity and regularity of the boundaries of the lot, the museum imposes itself with equally strong boundaries, emphasized with grassy embankments. The external form of the building follows directly the functions of the interior, through an articulation of volumes easily recognizable, thanks to the single level floor plan. The building is composed by the intersection of

three long wings, each containing a Greek art, Roman art and then the executive offices with an auditorium and restaurant services. The distributive spaces and relax space - like the lobby, patios, interior courtyards - are generated by the intersection of the three wings.

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XS IN XL MINIMUM SPACES WITHIN OPEN SPACES Undergraduate Work | B.Arch Interior Design Location | Ex-Cotonificio S.Marta, Venice - IT Period | H1 2010

Undergraduate Work | B.Arch Interior Design

Minimum spaces within open spaces. This is the theme of the project, intended to settle in the former Cotton Mill of S.Marta. In correspondence of each window inside the large industrial laboratories, a room of 4.8 x 4 x 4 meters with access into the wall opposite the window has to be designed. The minimum space is designed to accommodate temporary activities of

LEFT: view of the room from outside the window. TOP: living/working space at the ground level. BOTTOM LEFT: perspectivetop view of the mezzanine BOTTOM RIGHT: the staircase leading to the mezzanine (model).

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TOP LEFT: perspective view of the mezzanine. TOP RIGHT: operable wall for ehibition purpose. BOTTOM LEFT: oor plans and sections. BOTTOM RIGHT: cutuway model.

an architect. It must therefore meet both the requirements of functionality related to the design process and the need to further exhibit the work (models, drawings). A long stay of the guest is made possible by the presence of a small bedroom. The room is designed to be aggregated with other similar rooms that through operable walls allow the creation of a common and continuous

exhibition path. The modularity of the interior facade is crucial in case of aggregation of multiple rooms, as it delivers a exible and playful inner elevation.

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Professional Work | huber staudt architekten bda

PVZ - ATRIUM SPACE NEUES PHARMAVERFAHRENSTECHNIK ZENTRUM Professional Work | IUAV Erasmus Placement Scholarship Firm | huber staudt architekten bda - Berlin Location | Braunschweig - GE Period | Q2-Q3 2013

At Huber Staudt Architekten in Berlin I have taken part in the concept planning of the Neues Pharmaverfahrenstechnik Zentrum (PVZ) for the Technische Universität Braunschweig (DE). I was part of the design team, working on various proposals for the exterior façade of the building, as well as for the atrium space. The exterior façade has been designed using different scales and tools

THIS PAGE: atrium gallery from below, towards the shed roof (mixed techniquemodel+postproduction)

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TOP: atrium space aerial view. BOTTOM: atrium space top view (mixed technique model+postproduction).

of rapresentation, like models, sketches and construction drawings. Internal spaces have been developed comparing different distribution systems, materials, lighting solutions and facing the challenge of design according to speciďŹ c safety and technical requirements. I also had the opportunity to have a closer look at the sequence of works, the multidisciplinary

process and the standard requirements needed in order to develop a public project in Germany. I have signiďŹ cantly deepened my knowledge of CAD software, also learning how to cooperate in the joint management of complex drawings. Finally I focused on other tools for graphical communication, creating presentations, diagrams and illustrations.

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Competitions | AIAC 2013



NEURAL TOKYO AIAC 2013 COMPETITION Competition | “World Students Rethink Nihonbashi� AIAC International Architecture Design Studio 2013 Location | Nihombashi, Tokyo - JP Team | + L. Della Dora, M. Spinelli, E. Todaro Period | Q3 2013

The theme of the 2013 AIAC prize was a project for the historic district of Nihonbashi in Tokyo, for which the 2020 Olympics are a great investment opportunity. During the workshop, a survey was carried out in the project area of the AIAC competition,as well as conferences and meetings with inhabitants and stakeholders. The workshop ended with the


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Nihonbashi Ginza


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population Nighttime population (000s) (000s)

15000 0 15.000 OPPOSITE PAGE: Nihombashi river, scenario for 2020 Olympic Games. Neuron concept at the bottom right. TOP: project phases at metropolitan scale, abstraction. BOTTOM LEFT: Night-time population loss in commercial/directional districts



2050 - 2100




presentation of the preliminary draft of the competition, at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall. Our project is the result of the study of data on nocturnal voiding of some commercial areas in Tokyo. We discovered that other districts have 15.000 0 the same characteristics and the same issues of Nihonbashi. The idea is to reactivate these centers with the implementation of a vertical mixed-use.

This can be achieved through an extensive use of infill units. The intervention of infill expands like a virus that affects the neighborhood that is plagued by problems of population loss at night, creating a network of connections through structures on poles, that change the morphology of the city, producing an urban forest.

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Competitions | AIAC 2013

Legend Legend

4 * 4 meters

4 * 8 meters

4 * 12 meters

4 * 4 meters

4 * 8 meters

4 * 12 meters

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Nihombashi River 2020


2020 2020








Nihombashi River 2050

NIHOMBASHIofRIVER 2050 -are HABITAT MODULEinterThe dendrites the neuron the project vention. A new network, implemented through infill, which di­versifies and connects. The neuron is the nucleus of the polycentric city, with its axons that are made up by the main existing connections.

The project is based on minimum housing units

of 4m by 4m. These modules can be assembled to create different combinations. The various assemblages of the module are designed to create various housing typologies to suit different needs. In this planning stage the virus affects existing buildings, transforming the Nihonbashi district (the center of the virus spreading “Neural Tokyo”) in a residential area as well as commercial which is

LEFT: Nihombashi river phase-development RIGHT: Habitat module, timeline and concept. On the left column urban infill development, on the right column river development on poles.

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LEFT: top view of Nihombashi district, phases of infill process.



now its urban profile. This intervention suggests the way forward to repopulate some areas of the city of Tokyo, which are currently limited to a commercial destination, this causing loss of population during afternoon and evening hours.

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Competitions | AIAC 2013



The housing module 4m * 4m is designed around a central core, which acts as a container for domestic functions. The core sharply delimits the spaces that surround the inhabitant with a smart, minimalist game of joints, whi足ch shows and hides the spaces provided to specific functions, depending on the time of day. The necessary furnishings (for exam足ple, the dining table, the bed and the

LEFT: Urban infill scenario, 2100. CENTER: 8x4 habitat module, exploded axonometrical views. RIGHT: 8x4 module, floor plans.

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Dining room

Study room

RIGHT: 4x4 habitat module, floor plans. CENTER: 4x4 habitat module, exploded axonometrical views. LEFT: Nihombashi river scenario, 2100.

study area) were placed along the long sides of the core. The mi足nimum accommodation will then be functional and dynamic, accor足ding to the needs of the inhabitant(s). This housing prototype faces a key role issue, namely the design of minimum spaces within the context of a growing long-term housing demand both in Tokyo and more specifically in the di足strict of Nihonbashi.

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VENTURO HOUSE RENDER MATTI SUURONEEN (1971) Render | IUAV of Venice - Digital Communication Location | Mobile House Software | 3D Studio Max, Forest Pack, Photoshop Period | Q3 2013

Visualizations | Digital Communication

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SUNDAY SCHOOL RENDER TADAO ANDO (1999) Render | IUAV of Venice - FSE ÂŤExpert in digital modeling for architecture and landscape Âť Location | Osaka - JP Software | Autocad 3D, 3DMax + MentalRay, Photoshop Period | Q2 2009

Visualizations | FSE

The represented architecture is the Sunday School, designed by architect Tadao Ando, located in the same complex of the famous Church of Light. The goal of the representation is the study of the spectacular light that made these two works famous. Through simulations of cameras inside the software, I tried to reproduce the framing of some original photographs of the building.

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