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.......................... WASTE IS MORE LABETENIM CASA A TOROBA


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Section AA






North facade_entrance


Temporary structure

Section BB


THESIS year:


Plan of the library, materials

Evolution of the structure

The most common idea of trash is mainly negative: people think about that as a problem, something that need a solution. This is true. But what if trash was not just a problem, but a resource? A lot of useless stuff, if smartly and creatively reused can be a treasure: waste is more, something more than what it seems. This is why it should be reused, not thrown. The thesis projct deals with the reuse of some industrial and domestic trash for the construction of a temporary structure. The structure is composed by a standard form that can be repeted in sequence in order to create big or smoll spaces, depending on project requests. Construction Tecniques


are really simple: most of all dry construction systems, easily assembled and disassembled. The innovation consist of the selection of all refused materials: pallets, old wooden beams, newspapers, plexiglass, umbrellas and tetrapak boxes. This structure is really flexible and it can be used as an exposition hall, a micro-house, a cafeteria or, like in the thesis project, as a temporary library. This one is conceived as a symbol of sustaibility, from the low environmental impact, given by the second use of the materials, to the social task to make the culture be easily available to people, maybe through the experience of book crossing.

Est facade_library

Insertion hypothesis_Palermo

Pallet panel, elements

Pallet panel, details

Insertion hypothesis_Bucharest

Structure building steps

Insertion hypothesis_Bruxelles

Pallet panel, building steps


Abetenim_GHANA in collaboration with:


Federico Napoli, Tiziana FIRRONE, Gloria ODDO, Carmelo BUSTINTO course:

4th Earth architecture competition year:


The building consist of a laboratory classroom, an external path and a patio allocated in a 20x10 meters rectangle. The structure rests on a foundation made by stones and lime, with wooden beams inside it. The lab wall structure is made of raw earth and coconut fibers, raised up with AtakpamĂŠ technique. The wall is stiffened by raw earth buttresses, generating niches inside and outside of the perimeter. Terracotta pots, inserted in the thickness of the perimeter walls, pierce the walls with circular holes, letting the light and the wind enter inside the laboratory. A pitched roof covers the outside corridor and the patio. The space between the vertical walls and the cover ensures the ventilation inside the laboratory.


Space division


Axonometric view

in collaboration with:

Gloria ODDO course:

Bioarchitecture year:


Placed in Toroba village (Dedougou department, Burkina Faso), this traditional burkinabe house is designed for a doctor and his family. The house is composed by tree volumes: the family residence, the medical office and a barn. The composition, just as the orientation, the space division, the tecniques and the materials used (wood, earth, stone, fabric), are strictly connected to the village’s traditions. The house has a L shape, created by the intersection of two rectangular volumes: theday-zone, open air, covered by a wooden and fabric structure, and the night-zone, in adobe earth blocks, naturally airy by small openings along the corridor.

Plan and sections

Render of the kitchen/living

Render from the street

Render of the court


.......................... S2A COLT HOTEL CASA MENSOLA ASILO IL PODIO


London_U.K. course:

London: School of Arts competition in collaboration with:

Gloria ODDO, Federico NAPOLI year:


S2A | Shoreditch School of Arts is located in a very dense area in Hackney, distinguished by the huge park of Shoreditch. The aim of the project is to insert on the site a new building without any modification on its ecosystem. So, the first design parameters we referred to are basically vegetation, orientation and climate. The building consist of two volumes, characterized by different lighting: a brick one (the symbol of British tradition) and a glass one (symbol, on the other hand, of contemporary London). Regarding functions and activities, our purpose was to mix in the same building private, public and public accessible spaces, because in our vision S2A is more than just a place where to study: the school opens to the district as a symbol of rebirth.



Zoom to type floor and section

Ground Floor Plan

Type Floor Plan

Render of the eastern facade

Render of the southern facade


Bucharest_ROMANIA course:

Project V year:


Colt Hotel is a 10 floor hotel in a modern and commercial area of Bucharest (Romania), featured by new buildings designed with different styles, some traditional houses in the background of the main streets and few little ortodox churches. The project is divided in 3 layers: the first one consist of the ground floor and the mezzanine, with services for customers and visitors (reception, bar, restaurant, breakfast area, kitchen, beauty centre), the second one includes 9 floors with rooms for 1 or 2 people and suites, the last one consist of the last floor, with a big terrace and halls for conferences.


Axonometric section



in collaboration with:


Section AA’


Interior Architecture year:


The project consist of a house for 2 people family: an artist and a tailor. It’s composed by two volumes: a double height parallelepiped that contains the working areas for the clients and a lower volume, hooked to the big one and lifted off the ground (for this reason, the name mensola, wich means shelf), wich contains the main house. The house provides some particular architecture solutions, designed expressly for the tailor (a folding desk, connected to a suspended showcase) and for the artist (the double height space for big sculptures and moving/removable furniture).

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

Section AA’

West Facade


House Layers in Axonometry


Aquino, Monreale (PA)_ITALY course:

Ground Floor Plan

Project III

1) entrance 2) reception 3) principal’s office 4) doctor’s room 5) laundry 6) toilettes/locker 7) food storage 8) teachers’ room 9) hall 10) nursings‘ room 11) children’s room



Section AA’

“Il Podio” is a kindergarden for both nursing and children located in Aquino, a neighborhood of Monreale, Sicily. The site is raised above the street level and raked. The kindergarden is divided into tree volumes placed at tree different heights, in accordance with the nature of the site. This arrangement refers to the idea of the podium: tree different heights for tree different functions (offices, nursery, children’s rooms). The rooms are designed to be flexible for children’s and teacher’s needs in the different moments of the day. That includes, for example, mobile walls and modular and folding furniture.

Section BB’

Model photos


Exterior View

Interior View

Laboratorio 3° di Progettazione Architettonica - a.a. 2010/2011 - Docente: prof. Emanuele Palazzotto allieva architetto: Eleonora Montalbano - Prospettiva esterna, prospettiva interna della sezione divezzi. Foto del modello

TAV. n°5 Il Podio

.......................... ONDA MOBILE


Onda Mobile, promotional a.


Industrial Design year:

2010-2011 b.

Onda Mobile is a game/furniture designed for kindergardens. Dipending on the use and on the disposition of the tree pieces of the item (a waved parallelepiped and two cylinders made in coated polyurethane) it can work as a game for 1-3 year old children but also as a 2 seats sofa for older children (4-5 years old) or for adults. It is designed to be soft for children’s play, but, at the same time, strong enough to be even used by adults.

Product size and materials (a. polyurethane, b. TMB)


Tree Different uses of theproduct

Onda Mobile for kindergardens



Aix-en-Provence_FRANCE in collaboration with: Mazen FAKIH, Gracie GAO, Arnold TOTH, Radu PETRICA, Charles CHARDON course:


Workshop “Atelier Urbain 2015� year:


The aim of the workshop is to rethink Encagnane, popular neighborhood at the entrance of the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. The project consists of different interventions on three scales: the urban one foresees the connection of Encagnane with the rest of the city through a green walk along and inside the neighborhood and the improvement of public transport; the district one provides for the creation of business, recreational, and commercial spaces both on the ground floor and on rooftops; finally, the building one provides the rethinking of the flats and the break of the monotony of facades by the addition of terraces and loggias.


Global view of the new neighbourhood


Section on the new market square

Section on the green promenade

View of the promenade and the new buildings on south

View of the “Jump” on the Casinò

Different types of intervenctions

New buildings concept

View from the promenade

Intervention on old buildings: concept and flat changes

a. a. Green species_ b. Wood structures for art activities


in collaboration with:

Federico NAPOLI course:

Landscape Architecture year:


The project consist of the connection of parks, garden and abandoned green areas of Palermo’s waterfront and old town through 4 different theme walk: sport, science, urban garden and discover. The landscape project is a zoom of part of the “discover” walk. Quite in front of the ruins of the fortress Castello a mare anciently there was a distric of Arab origin, called schiavoni, that nowadays consist of few ruins in an abandoned area. The aim of the project is retrain this area and transform it into a garden with activities for the neighborough and also for the Art Academy and the youth center that border the area.

Site plan/Project plan






in collaboration with:

Joana BRAZAO, Federico NAPOLI, Gloria ODDO, Davide SANTANGELO course:

Project IV year:


Masterplan and views

It seems that in Palermo there are just few parks, but the truth is that there are lot of huge abandoned green areas, just like Fossa della Garofala, where anciently flowed Kemonia river. The project consist of connecting the two banks of this big green area (the University Campus and Pisani street), wich now are completely separated and create a relation between them through this abandoned space. This happens through the demolition of some buildings around a neo-gothic palace with the consequencial creation of a square around it and, at the same time, through the “return� of the nature in Pisani street with an


artificial hill hiding an underground parking. The symbol of the connection is a bridge build on more layers, wich connects the back of Engineering Faculty and the new square in Pisani street. This means a re-thinking of the back of this building, that become the front of the new system. The project is full of little intervenctions about not just the connection between the two banks but also between each bank and the Fossa. It also includes not just meeting spaces as the squares, an amphitheater and a biblioteque, but also small places for people to stay by themselves, surrounded by nature.

Transversal section on the park

Longitudinal section on the park

Bridge details D3 and D4

Zoom on the bridge_plan

Engineering: new facade and views

Wood boxes in the park

.......................... INIMA

Views of Hunedoara Castle


Hunedoara_ROMANIA in collaboration with:

Evolution of the Castle

Adriana ANGHEL, Alexandra CONSTANTINESCU, Denisa MARINESCU course:


Facades’ pathologies



The project deals with the study and the restoration of the Corvinestilor Castle in Hunedoara, Romania. It has a long story, since the foundation stone in XIV century, to the latest restoration at the end of the last century. This is the reason why the same building shows at the same time different styles, as Gothic or Renaissance. The project focused on the courtyard, never been restored, and on the bordering facades. It provided the analysis of pathologies, the restoration of facades and flooring and the refunctionalization of the space, wich became the heart (inima, in Romanian) of tree different routes through the halls of the Castle.

Courtyard restoration and itineraries


View of the courtyard

Facades’ restoration




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