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ANDREA RASTRELLO Architect and lighting designer Italian nationality 05 May 1989 Address: Via Gaspare Gozzi,161 00145 Rome, Italy Address: 8 Garson House Gloucester Terrace W2 3DG, London, UK Phone: +39 333 5065466 Phone: +44 (0)7983439399 e-mail:

Since I was 15, I have always tried to be useful by working for others and for myself. Thanks to my experience I have learned to know the souls of people and their necessities. Infact, I like to know the needs of people so I can help them to lighten and improve their lives. I am tirelessly positive and I try to always see the glass as half full, working in order to fulfill what I intend to realize. I always complete work and my aim is to solve problems as best as I can. Attending different exams, real projects and some competition announcements, I have learnt to work in groups, also extended groups, being responsible and helping people in need. I am concerned with working in construction sites, especially wood building. I am particularly skillful in lighting, natural as well as artificial. I like new technologies in order to propose them in new projects. I have worked on social building projects. From needs derives solutions to problems that an architect is supposed to find. The project is, of course, for the architect but, especially, for the people intended to enjoy it.

Educational background:

Short list of project experience:

from 2008 to 2015


Università Roma Tre Architecture Degree

2010 2011 Work experience: from 2012 to 2014 from 2009 to 2011

Work experience in collaboration with Luigi Prisco, “Regione Lazio” Architect 2014

from 2012 to 2014

Decathlete at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 with TeamRome

from 2014 to 2016

Project and product development to “ILM-Lighting” studio

from 2014 to 2016

External collaborator to “Fabertechnica” lighting studio

2015 from 2014 to 2016 2016 2016 2016

Carried out the restoration of Luigi Moretti’s Ex-Gil in Trastevere Ground floor Designed some art exhibitions at Ex-Gil in Trastevere, Rome Carried out the restoration of Luigi Moretti’s Ex-Gil in Trastevere First floor Succesfully completed project and building construction of Winner project to Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 Rhome for Dencity Realized the lighting project and design of lumaires of National Ethnographic and Prehistoric Museum " Luigi Pigorini " Oceania room Realized the lighting project and design of lumaires of “Salone dei Corazzieri” at Quirinale in Rome for “Il Principe dei Sogni” 16th century tapestry exhibition Realized the lighting project and design of lumaires of Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi Upper, lower and crypt Realized the design of lumaires of “Casa Italia” for Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Realized the design of lumaires of “Villa Clara” in Rome Realized the lighting project and design of lumaires of “Luneur Park” in Rome

Skills: Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premiere Adobe After Effects Adobe Lightroom

Autocad Rhinoceros 3DStudio V-Ray SketchUp Revit

Archicad Grasshopper Ecotect Vasari SAP2000 Microsoft Office

Others: - Building site works, Wood construction, Lighting, Passive house, Sustainability, Social housing, Technologies. - Photo, Photomanipulation, Skiing, Basketball, Travel, Antropology, Hard work, Team work.

Language Spoken: - Italian - English - Spanish (basic)

Restoration of Luigi Moretti’s Ex-GIL

The Balilla house, commissioned by ONB (Opera Nazionale Balilla) to Luigi Moretti in 1933, had various functions and different spaces like offices, gyms and recreational spaces, welfare and work activities for children. There have been many changes over the years. The most important change to the spaces and their utilization was made by Opera Don Orione. All the original fascist decorations and artworks that populated the building were covered up. During my second and third years at university I collaborated with “Regione Lazio� and the architect that restored the building. The main purpose of the restoration was to make a connection between the architecture and its functions, the architect’s style as well as the historical and technological period in which the work took place. We wanted to bring the structure back to its beginning, converting it in a place for art exhibitions and historic archives.

Work carried out on this project: (external collaboration) - restoration planning - work on site

The international competition Solar Decathlon was founded in 1999 in America, promoted by the Department of Energy of the Government of the United States of America. Since 2010 the competition has also taken place in Europe, in 2014 it was organized in Versailles, France. Twenty selected university teams from all over the world will face each other in a sort of “World Championship of Sustainable Architecture” with the aim of designing, building and simulating a real domestic life in a high energetic efficiency residential building, exclusively powered by solar energy. After the first italian participation to Solar Decathlon Europe 2012, the Spanish edition, with MED in Italy, the University of Studies of ROMA TRE was the only italian team admitted to the competition in 2014 with the proosal RhOME that won the 1° place.

Work carried out on this project: (group work) - general planning - collaboration on architecture project - lighting project - electrical project - monitoring project - mounting on building site

This project wants to study the urban context of the outskirts of Rome. This is where housing, country, archeology and illegal buildings are interwoven. The project revolves around the whole metropolitan area and includes the facets of density, climate change, protection of nature and energy savings. The project tries to re-densify and re-qualify the boundaries of the city by reinforcing urban settlements and working on a sustainable mobility solution for the whole metropolitan area. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the sense of belonging of inhabitants by establishing a strong relationship between people and nature while providing buildings with clean active energy systems.

The RhOME project accepts proposals, new planning standards, adapted to the needs of a modern, multi-ethnic and different society. Innovative business models that will lead to new concepts of sharing and participation. The design strategy of RhOME is applied to neighbourhoods that have so much illegal and informal construction, that simple additions would not guarantee the general improvement of the city portion. The project takes an opportunity to give room to the dwelling demands that are not addressed by the actual city offer. This means city users, nomad workers, small families (15% of Italian families), young low-income couples, students, households with low income, old people in disadvantaged social or economic conditions, migrants residents with low-income for at least ten years in the country. And new facilities for this community, an entirely new urban neighbourhood takes shape.

A new neighbourhood on human scale, based on sharing a new lifestyle, where every new member gets a Smart Card to access advanced services: sustainable mobility with car and bike sharing, shared spaces and activity. The benefits of promoting and incentivizing housing matters are several and significant: environmental, by focusing on climate change and living with reduced costs for consumption of energy; social, thanks to the fact that the beauty of the new neighborhood can positively affect people’s behavior; economic, by incentivizing the building and construction sector, and providing employment around that sector. The funding system is guaranteed by the intervention of different actors such as Regions, Municipality, and the Central Government Deposits and Loans Fund with the so-called “National Plan of housing”. The construction costs are reduced thanks to a change in construction technology towards prefabricated light wood. In fact, the project cost per square meter reaches €1.032, much lower than a traditional building. This achievement is made possible by the adoption of innovative strategies such as a construction system that provides a dry wooden structure, with a saving of 28%, that allows a fast assembly and an easy transport, reducing construction time by 58%. Energy efficient doesn’t need to be expensive. Affordable and Social Housing can be smart, innovative and comfortable, and reconciles us with our environment and our history.

Val Melaina residential complex

This project talks about a site in Val Melaina, a Rome quartier, made for a university exam. It is a social housing project made in order to follow the “mat buidings� idea. This is a type of construction proposed originally by A. Smithson and the Team X that talked about a sort of city-village where you have everything you want near to your home. It is like a urban textile at people-oriented.

The aim of the project is to embellish the zone and to render the crossing of the area enjoyable, that is a critical point for the meeting of the schools on both sides of the area. The idea is to create a microcosmos in which people know each other and want to live helping each other. The common areas will be scattered along the entire zone in order to permit familiarization among people. Common laundry and allotments will be managed by condominium. There will be a bar and a nursery in order to complete the whole. There is no better way to project all of this if not by means of “mat building�, and urban texture with 2-3 floor buildings that looks like a little small country town.

The project area is at east of Roma, near a quarter called “Val Melaina�. The zone urban context is characterized by a series of giant closed courtyard buildings. The two courtyard buildings in front of the building site made by Vittorio De Feo, very important italian architect, that have the lenght of the side over 100m and 8 floors excluding the corners where the heigth is halved. The area has a series of problems and the people that living in the neighborhood are the most varied. The project area is located on a grassy and neglected area that people use as a landfill and as a place to unleash dogs. To the north and south of the area there are two schools, a junior high and an elementary. Requests for the project are to build a series of social housing for a large category of people from young to old, from immigrants to families with children. Many are the requests that belong to all categories of users.

Sezione C-C’

Sezione B-B’

Sezione A-A’

Green roof Solar panel Ventilation Water flow Allotments Laundry

This project deals with a site of the “Ferrovie dello Stato�, the Italian train transport company, and it was the starting idea for the real project. If it were not for a rail system at 19m below the road level this area would be free. Because of its proximity to Trastevere train station, these rails are part of a sorting train system that the company wants to cover with concrete. The project wants to utilize a part of the space to realize: some parkings for quarter and for commuters who want to take public transport; an energy tank area to manage the heat for lofts near the building and for quarter thanks to a new energy network that we would build in this quarter. In this way we have a three floor parking and an energy storage where we have some tanks with water and PCM. On the road level there is a court building with a commercial destination for the ground floor and lofts for the others. Each lift serves 2-3 lofts per floor. Private buildings are from 8 floors to 4 thanks to an inclination at 13° toward south of the sloping roof. The north office building has 9 levels at the top. It has offices, a coffee bar, an auditorium and studio services inside.

Work carried out on this project: (group work) - masterplan - energetical plan - underground levels - modelling and drawings

Artificial lighting projects

“Salone dei Corazzieri” at Quirinale in Rome for “il Principe dei Sogni” tapestry exhibition

National Ethnographic and Prehistoric Museum " Luigi Pigorini " Oceania room

“Casa Italia” at Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro


During 2012, before a trip to Iceland, I decided to buy a camera to shoot some pictures there. On that trip I discovered what I could do with it and since that I have continued to shoot photo everywhere. In these next pages you can see some the pictures that I have taken, like every picture in this portfolio.

ANDREA RASTRELLO Address: Via Gaspare Gozzi,161 00145 Rome, Italy Phone: +39 333 5065466 e-mail:

Address: 8 Garson House Gloucester Terrace W2 3DG, London, UK Phone: +44 (0)7983439399