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E L E N A Portfolio A L U M B O


Contents 00. Personal Resume 01. Meeting place for Catholic and Lutheran Communities 02. Expo dopo Expo 03. Incoronata Mountain Refuge 04. Continuum - CDN 05. Multiuse PIC NIC Table 06. The house and the threshold. The window seat 07. The house and the threshold. Beyond the doorstep 08. Religious architecture in Massa Lubrense. Ancient chapels mapping 09. Montesanto METRO station

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


ELENA PALUMBO Architecture student

ABOUT ME

EXPERIENCE Today

Internship at Architectureality, Elsa Prochazka Architekturburo

Vienna, Austria Work on architecture competitions.

2017

Born on February 14th 1992 26 years old Via Roma, 8 - 80017 Melito, Naples, Italy +39 334 35 77 305 elena.palumbo92@virgilio.it

Internship in Rosario Avolio Architecture Firm Melito, Naples, Italy Drawing projects, flat metric surveys.

EDUCATION

Reserved Creative Athletic Modest Self-confident Optimist Rational

2014 - ongoing

Master Degree in Architecture Design

2010 - 2014

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

2005 - 2010

High School Diploma

University of Naples “Federico II” Naples, Italy Universiy of Naples “Federico II” Naples, Italy

Science High School “Immanuel Kant” Melito, Naples, Italy

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Determined

VALUES Loyalty Respect Positivity Hardworking

HOBBIES Travel Volleyball Reading

Italian Mother Language

English Intermediate Level

SOFTWARE SKILLS

French Basic Level

SOFT SKILLS

Guitar Music Cooking

Microsoft Office

Patience

DIY

Adobe Photoshop

Creativity

Photography

Adobe Illustrator

Teamwork

Adobe InDesign

Communication

Adobe Lightroom

Problem solving

AutoCAD 2D / 3D

Flexibility

Autodesk 3DS Max

Sea

OTHER SKILLS Driving Licence Type B

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Revit Architecture

Elena Palumbo

Primus DCF QGis

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01. Meeting place for Catholic and Lutheran Communities Design of an underground interior space on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. S. Gennaro Catacombs, Naples Tutors: Nicola Flora, Giovanni Multari

The project was developed during a workshop for the rehabilitation of an abandoned tuff quarry that currently is connected to S. Gennaro Catacombs through a narrow and dark passageway. The real aim, though, is to design an interior space, a meeting place for both Catholic and Lutheran Communities, with no religious symbols or sacred images, so that everyone can feel free to enter it. The starting point is the analysis of the context and the intention to ideally link the cave to the existing church above and to the world outside because there aren’t any reference points inside. The result is a complete open interior space marked by two axes: - the first is the main direction of the Church represented through an high step that divides the space into two different ground levels; - the second one is the North - South axe, represented by a wall that on one hand leads to the stairs, on the other one defines a small space lighted by sunlight. The sacredness of the space is given by light and water, natural materials used to shape the space thanks to sounds, lights and shadows.

Sun path on summer soltice

Sun path on winter soltice

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


01. Meeting place for Catholic and Lutheran Communities

Groundfloor Plan

Longitudinal Section

Transverse Sections Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


02. EXPO dopo EXPO Milan EXPO 2015 Site Rehabilitation Rho, Milan Tutors: Federica Visconti, Renato Capozzi The dismantlement of Expo 2015 pavilions opened the way to the debate about the future of Milan Expo site and its rehabilitation. Expo 2015 left a legacy represented by Italian Pavilion, Cascina Triulza, the Tree of Life and the Open Air Theatre, but the real necessity was to avoid that the area was abandoned after this universal event. So, it was established that on the Expo site will be relocated the University of Milan, the Business District of the city and finally a techno pole conceived as a new Italian Silicon Valley, based on food innovation, research and sustainability. The result of this, was a urban regeneration project that combines the site’s past, present and future. In addition to Expo legacy, the aim is to recover the site legacy represented by natural elements such as the ancient Merlata Wood and the two rivers that crossed the exposition area before construction works started. The Expo main axis, the Decumano, was kept as a physical connection between the two sides of the site, but also to remind the link with the past.

Masterplan Model Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


02. EXPO dopo EXPO

Masterplan

Typological Masterplan Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


02. EXPO dopo EXPO

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


02. EXPO dopo EXPO

Front view

Standard floor plan

Ground floor plan Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


03. Incoronata Mountain Refuge Incoronata ruins rehabilitation: rest areas and cabins for hikers. Sant’Angelo a Scala, Avellino Tutor: Paolo Giardiello The site of this project is completely surrounded by nature. It is a solitary and peaceful place where it is still possible to see the ruins of Incoronata Abbey and not far from it, the monks’cells, where they lived as hermits. The original structure of the cells, and their interior organization is still clear, so it was the starting point for the project. The aim is the rehabilitation of this abandoned area through the design of a mountain refuge for hikers or simply for people who want to spend some time close to the wild nature. The access to the refuge is from the lower level

of the ancient monastery, through a pathway that runs along the archs of the remaining wall of the church keeping the same direction. People are led into an open air space, where there are small single, double or family cabins linked ideally and phisically to the ruins. They are arranged in the inner rooms or in the gardens of the cells, while their smallness calls to mind the smallness of the ancient cells. The refuge also includes some indoor and otdoor rest areas where people can relax and stay together during winter and summer.

Masterplan

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


03. Incoronata Mountain Refuge

Standard plan

Front view Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


03. Incoronata Mountain Refuge

Cabin front view

Section

Inside view Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


03. Incoronata Mountain Refuge

Section

Front view

Back view Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


04. Continuum - CDN Cultural Centre Buildings along Naples Business District Green Axis Naples Tutor: Giovanni Multari

Naples Business District is currently a non-living place: people, mostly workers, go there just for few hours per day, because of working reasons. In the afternoon, when office hours end and everyone goes away, it becomes a deserted place which offers nothing to citizens. In addition, the large-scale spaces give the idea of an empty and abandoned place even more. So the aim of the project is to increase the number of users that can live this area thanks to new daylong activities. It focuses on the so called Green Axis, and consists in three new buildings and a central square along its central area, all cannected through a continuous foothpath. This last continuous architectural element, made from vertical wood sunshades, gives the name Continuum to the project. The foothpath connects the city and the landscape: its extension along the whole Green Axis establishes an ideal link between the historical urban axis, that is Spaccanapoli, and the Vesuvius. The three new buildings introduce new functions, as well as cultural, sporting and entertainment activities, allowing people to have at least one more reason to get there.

Concept

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


04. Continuum - CDN

East Cultural Centre Plan

West Cultural Centre Plan

Masterplan Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


04. Continuum - CDN

East Cultural Centre Section

West Cultural Centre Section

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


05. Multiuse PIC NIC Table Tutor: Paolo Giardiello

This pic-nic table is conceived diffently from traditional ones, because it contains more functions at the same time. It is a place where people can stay together even if they’re not doing the same thing, so it can be used to sit, play, rest, eat or relax. Everyone can feel free to use it in different ways according to personal preferences, and it can be also an observation point for the surrounding landscape. It is made from wood panels and it’s conceived in minimal dimensions, according to a 2x2 m square plan. However it is modular, so it’s possible to have a bigger space just putting together more pieces.

Plan

Section

Model

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


05. Multiuse PIC NIC Table

Front and back elevations

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


06. The house and the threshold. The window seat Tutor: Viviana Saitto

This project has no exact location. It consists in the design of an interior element as a furniture around the window, that allows to live spaces that are usually considered limits. This part of the house instead, isn’t only an observation point through which you can watcht outside, but it becomes the centre of everyday life, where people can sit and relax. Benches, shelves and a chaise long are all you need to a make a window a good place to live.

Window front view

Model Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


07. The house and the threshold. Beyond the doorstep Crossing the threshold, entering th house, welcoming guests. Tutor: Viviana Saitto The main element of this project is the doorstep. The threshold is not conceived as a limit to overpass, but as a real place connected to the values of living, where people can stop, sit, wait for or simply spend some time. The inside shelf, passing through the wall, becomes a bench on the outside walkway next to the door. At the same time great importance is given to the two following phases after crosing the doorstep: entering the house and welcoming guests (or be welcomed). Entering people’s house is not very easy because it seems to invade a private space. So, when inside, the contact with the world outside is kept through the window. After that, people are invited to leave their coats, jacket or bag on the hanger, in order to be welcomed in the house inner rooms.

Longitudinal Sections

Concept

Model Inside View Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


08. Religious architecture in Massa Lubrense. Ancient chapels mapping Bachelor’s Degree final dissertation focused on religious architecture in the wide area of Massa Lubrense, especially on mapping small scattered chapels and highlighting their common features Massa Lubrense, Amalfi Coast Tutors: Valentina Russo, Antonella Di Luggo

The area of Massa Lubrense is very rich in a specific kind of sacred architecture: laical chapels. These ancient and small constructions are scattered in this area because of its extension. At the beginning they were erected as private properties but with religious function, then they became a big but an unknown heritage. The chapels were very popular in the past centuries, but now there are only thirty and the majority of them are abandoned, closed or in bad conditions. The mapping project aims to make people know this cultural, religious and architectural heritage promoting it through thematic paths, such as the one including chapels with majolics.

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


08. Religious architecture in Massa Lubrense. Ancient chapels mapping

Existing chapels mapping

Closed chapel

Private property

Open chapel

New use as a house

Chapel in good conditions

Incorporated in other buildings

Chapel in medium conditions

Chapels Association Property

Chapel in bad conditions

Restricted use

Chapel ruins

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


08. Religious architecture in Massa Lubrense. Ancient chapels mapping

Walking itinerary to discover chapels with majolics in Massa Lubrense

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


08. Religious architecture in Massa Lubrense. Ancient chapels mapping

Walking itinerary to discover chapels in Massa Lubrense city centre

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


09. Montesanto METRO station Renovation of Montesanto METRO station and redesign of the surrounding existing square Olivella Square in Montesanto, Naples Tutor: Saverio Ciarcia The project is developed on a small block of Naples old town centre, in the area called Montesanto. Olivella square is a little area surrounded by high buildings and the existing Montesanto Metro station is the only low one. Currently, the station is a crossing point in bad conditions, where tourists, students, citizens and workers arrive everyday to reach the city centre.

They can’t live, though, this area becauase there aren’t any services or rest areas. The renovation starts from the analysis of the main current pedestrian flows, in order to redesign the square and rearrange the inner rooms of the station. It also consists in the extention of the station on the back side of the square to create new spaces where people can stop and have a break before going.

Masterplan of the area and groundfloor plan Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


09. Montesanto METRO station

Front view

Transverse section

Longitudinal section Elena Palumbo, August 2018.


Thank you.

Elena Palumbo, August 2018.

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