Page 1

Eleonora Valle

architectural portfolio 2017

About me ELEONORA VALLE 27.06.1994 Milan ITALY | Via A. Martignoni 14, Milan 20124 PORTUGAL | Rua da Silva 15, Lisboa 1200 446 +39 3460213122

Education Sept 2017 on-going on-going February 2017

Exchange Program UAL (Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa), 12 months Lisboa | Postgraduated courses, Architectural Design professor : Francisco Aires Mateus ASP (Alta Scuola Politecnica) programme Milan | Master’s parallel international programme by PoliMi and PoliTo

on-going October 2016

Master of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano Milan | English courses, Architectural Design professors: Cino Zucchi, Stefano Boeri

July 2016 October 2013

Bachelor of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, 110 L Milan | Architectural Design professors: Franco Tagliabue, Angelo Bianco, M. Pilar Vettori

October 2016

Workshop Disaster City, DAAD programme: TU Berlin - PoliMi - Uni Cam Ascoli Piceno | Emergency resilience and reconstraction after earthquakes catastrophes: Arquata del Tronto

June 2016 March 2016 May 2015

Workshop Revit BIM, PoliDigiSkills Milan | Revit course: from design to layout of an architectural project Workshop Taccuini di Viaggio tra Italia e Spagna Valencia | The architectural urban (live) drawing in the context of Spain. Professor Silvie Durvenoy.

June 2013 September 2008

Artistic HIgh School, Istituto Sacro Cuore Milan | Diploma 100/100

July 2012 September 2011

Exchange Program St. Joan of Arc London High School, 12 months London | Academic year abroad with Cambride English Exam CAE: Advanced

Skills Italian (Native) English (IELTS C1) Portuguese (A2) French (basic) AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Suite Adobe (Ps, Ai, Id, Pr), Cinema 4D, Revit BIM, Microsoft Office. iOS, Windows Drawings, painting and modelling, always experimenting new materials and techniques for art representation and project communication (wood, MDF, cardboard, gypsum, concrete, foam,laser) I used to play in a theatre company. Also passionate in photography and postproduction.

Work March 2017 December 2016 September 2016

Collaboration with ifdesign studio Milan | Design and production of models for Cino Zucchi firm in the project “Sette Broli” Milan Yards Collaboration with Isabella Calzolari Architect Milan | Apartment restoration and interior design

13 November 14 October

Exhibition “Ampelio Tettamanti e Milano, paesaggi umani”, Palazzo Morando. Focus Bovisa Context Milan | Research, design and drawings for the contemporary context of Bovisa, Professor Daniele Villa.

February 2016 October 2015

Internal Internship at the course “Progettazione e  rappresentazione urbanistica” by Daniele Villa Milan | University assistant: organization and support of lessons and students.

September 2015

Internship at Studio3 architetti associati, via San Vittore 16 Milan | Design assistance, Graphic design, in collaboration with Studio Chipperfield

May 2016

Temporary employee at Valeria Belle Stampe, art gallery, via San Cecilia 2 Milan | Creation of layout systems for photos and prints

Awards August 2017

Finalist project at the Architectural Competition and Exhibition Demanio Marittimo KM-278 Ancona | Demanio Marittimo KM-278 contest with title “ Habitable Community”

May 2015

3rd Prize International Competition - Berlin over the wall Berlin | Start for talents contest, prize and publication of the project “Bonjour Bonheur”

Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani

Milan, 16.10.17

Academic References  for  ELEONORA  VALLE     I am writing this reference in order to recommend Eleonora Valle for an internship in your studio, (studio name). She attended with excellent motivation and outputs my course Architectural Design Studio I Master at Politecnico of Milan obtaining the maximum grade. We developed a project of an Hostel, a multipurpose building and a public space in the area of Porta Genova, concerning the contemporary requalification of the yard. The outputs showed the specific student’s skills in individual and research groups: she demonstrated enthusiasm in discovering the best solution of the design problems, researching for and advanced architectural scenarios. She showed handicraft, software application and interpersonal skills with the group. Eleonora is a purposeful student, very passionate and determined, who combines natural ability with a willingness and great curiosity to learn. She is very motivated and interested to attend a stage in your studio. I am sure she will be a positive addition to your professional activity. Please let me know in case of any further question or clarifications. Yours sincerely, Cino Zucchi

Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design John T. Dunlop Visiting Professor in Housing and Urbanization, GSD Harvard University Principal of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Via Bonardi, 3 20133 Milano Tel. 02 2399 5400-5401-5406 Fax 02 2399 5435 Partita Iva: 04376620151 Codice fiscale: 80057930150


Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani


Milan, October  3  2017    

Subject: Reference  Letter       To  whom  it  may  concern,       I  would  like  to  recommend  Eleonora  Valle  for  an  internship  in  your  studio.   She  attended  the  course  of  Architectural  Design  Studio  III  at  Politecnico  of  Milan  with  me  obtaining  the   maximum  grade.     The  project  developed  was  a  public  Library  and  conference  Hall  in  Zamora,  Spain.  The  outputs  showed  the   specific  student’s  skills  in  individual  and  research  group  for  investigation,  manual  and  software  application   and  advanced  architectural  scenarios.  Eleonora  is  a  purposeful  student,  very  passionate  and  determined,   who  combines  natural  ability  with  a  willingness  and  great  curiosity  to  learn.  During  the  course  she   demonstrated  strong  initiative  and  drive  along  with  the  ability  to  work  autonomously.    She  showed  great   enthusiasm  for  the  project  and  worked  using  the  proper  project  to  design  the  Library  and  covered  both  the   theoretical  and  practical  aspects.     Her  ideas  for  the  project  were  developed  with  great  creativity,  constructively  combining  her  thinking  with   contribution  from  both  my  assistants  and  myself.   On  one  occasion  she  presented  and  discussed  the  project  with  the  2015  Mies  Van  der  Rohe  Awarded   architect  Fabrizio  Barozzi.    At  this  chritics,  Ms.  Valle  gave  convincing  explanations  for  her  approach  and  the   reasoning  behind  the  decisions  she  had  taken.    She  showed  original  thought  and  sought  input  from  others   in  how  to  implement  these  ideas  effectively.  This  approach  demonstrated  maturity  and  was  very  effective.       She  has  passion  for  knowledge,  a  relevant  aptitude  for  international  relationship  and  optimal  talent  for   languages.   She  supported  me  recently  in  my  office  ifdesign  regarding  the  project  “Sette  Broli”  Milan  Yards  in   collaboration  with  Cino  Zucchi  Firm.  Me  and  Cino  appreciated  Eleonora  contribution  as  well  her  work  and   passion.   I  am  sure  she  would  collaborate  with  your  prestigious  Firm  in  a  very  valuable  and  successful  way,  thanks  to   her  knowledge,  skills,  structured  approach  and  diligent  work  but  above  all  due  to  her  motivations  and   enthusiasm.    Honestly  I  consider  Eleonora  as  one  of  my  best  students  I  have  ever  had.   Ms.  Valle  comes  with  my  very  highest  recommendation.         Yours  faithfully,         Prof.  Franco  Tagliabue  Volontè  

  Laboratorio  Progettazione  Architettonica  III   Corso  di  Scienze  dell'Architettura   Scuola  di  Architettura  Urbanistica  Ingegneria  delle  Costruzioni   Politecnico  di  Milano     ifdesign  -­‐  principal   Piazza  mirabello,  1  -­‐  20121  Milano  Italy   T.  +393395802569    E.    W.     Special  Mention  “Italian  Architect  of  the  Year  2016”   National  Council  of  Architects  Landscaper  Planners  Restorers   Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Via Bonardi, 3 20133 Milano Tel. 02 2399 5400-5401-5406 Fax 02 2399 5435 Partita Iva: 04376620151 Codice fiscale: 80057930150

Reference letters



Selected projects

A Hostel in Porta Genova

| Milan , 2017

Uma casa sem lugar |


Lisboa, 2017


A library in Zamora | Zamora, 2016


Fun city | Milan, 2016


Green Interference | Levanto, 2016


Living CittĂ Studi | Milan, 2015


Via Filippetti 1 | Milan, 2016


Ampelio Tettamanti e Milano | Milan, 2016


Habitable CommUNITY, pavillon | Ancona, 2017


Bonjour Bonheur | Berlin, 2015


Taccuini di viaggio | Valencia, 2015







External view of the hostel and part of the plaza


A hostel in Porta Genova Design studio IV Cino Zucchi, Stefano Tropea, Matilde Cassani, Paola Sturla II sem 2016-2017 Milan, Italy with B. Cappuccilli and C. Fignon

The project call for an hostel, with gym, swimming-pool and restaurant, a multiporpose space and a public outdoor space, to give back an identity to the abandoned Porta Genova yard. From an urban point of view, the complex is structured in two poles, the multipurpose space close to the station and the hostel in the opposite corner, accentuating the alongated morphology of the site, leaving a greater accessible square with integrated green. The tension between the two poles is accentuated by the morphology of the buildings: the pavillon, low, flat and ground-accessible, integrated with the landscape, and the hostel-tower, which stands out as an obelisk in the horizon. Its complex section host all the functions, with different floors’ hights according to the bedroom typologies and the services. The simple rectangular plan bends on one side to better iintegrate the street and the entrance. The pillar structure and slabs are external and draw the facades: it finds inspiration by the Liverani-Molteni Onsite studio pavillon, which uses trilateration to set the inclined pillars. The green areas’s reference are the projects by MVVA studio, which integrate a mineral urban plaza with organic flowery shapes.



Ground floor masterplan


11th FLOOR _ Swimming Pool

3rd 7th FLOOR _ Typology


4th 5th FLOOR _ Typology


4th FLOOR _ Typology





Multipurpose pavillon view


Green areas and fontain view



Longitudinal section through the entire plot




Hostel cells typology C view

Swimming pool view





Facade detail




External view


Uma casa sem lugar Design studio V Francisco Aires Mateus I sem 2017-2018 Lisbon, Portugal Individual project

“A house without place” is a spatial exercise regarding a house with no context and five rooms, each one hosting a selected works of art. It seems an infrastructure with no time, which uses the archetype of the vault to construct the spaces. In fact the power of vaults is that they separate but at the same time they unify the space (Monastery of Alcobaça). The plan and the prospect is built up on a module, an ordering element which allows to generate complexity because it finds a variation in dimension. In this way every work of art has its unique and different room. Since there is no context, the “infrastructure” doesn’t have a determined entrance, instead it is accessible from all sides. The five rooms (living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, studio) are independent inside the building, connected through movable ladders, according to the idea of Alexander Brodsky. A general “dechirichiana” atmosphere plevales.




A. Fernando Pessoa, R. Serra, 900.4 x 300 x 20.3 cm

E. Uomo con turbante rosso, J. V. Eyck 25,5×19 cm B. Betty, G. Richter 102 x 72 cm

C. Four Darks in Red, M. Rothko 259.1 cm × 294.6 cm

D. Masaccio, St Jerome and St John the Baptist 125 x 59 cm









Centre: section


Bottom: modulos and compositions



Kitchen Work of art: B


Living room Work of art: A


Toilette Work of art: E

Studio Work of art: D

Eleonora Valle 30001089

Bedroom Work of art: C

From the top: ground, first, second floor plan University


(infra) structure


platforms and ladders 1

Habitable volumes


Layered Axonometry


View of the toilette

View of the bedroom



View of the patio

Scheme: no determined entrance but facades sequences


Volumetric plan of the ground-floor ceiling

Olhando para o cĂŠu

Maquette in cardboard cut by laser (128 sections)



Maquette external view (from South)


A library in Zamora Design studio III F. Tagliabue, N. Bassoli I sem 2015-2016 Zamora, Spain Individual project

The library project in the little village of Zamora in Spain tries to recreate a microcity inside the town: not only a place where to read, but a multifunctional hub both private and public. The concept derives principally from a plan study: the urban tissue has been redrawn in a intrelace of neighborough’s directrixes. Rotated squared modules, which contain the main functions, are hold together by a “tender” space, a space for connections and free use. The entire complex create a new public courtyard in the urban tissue. The main entrance to the complex is from a narrow alley: in a sudden the space becomes wider and the curvy courtyard frames a piece of sky. A tought shell in the outside cointains a soft and tender interior: visible from the material as well: concrete outside and wood inside. One can either enter the library or keep on walking towards the river and the book-shoop/ restaurant. The study-rooms and the archives are kept insiede the moduls, with skylights facing north. All around the courtyard peolple are free to move and stop, thanks to a facade’s detail. The rythm of wood struts and beams generates some seats and tables in the wider areas. The auditorium occupy the wide space of the courtyard underground. The modules are extruded on the roof plan, in order to recreate the complexity of the village roof view.



Context plan and urban section








Up: diagrams design process Below: West prospect and Ground floor plan University


Up: section CC’ Below: Second floor plan Right: North-South view from the maquette




Interior facade detail


Courtyard facade detail maquette

layers concept maquette

Courtyard facade unrolled maquette



View of the Farini yard


Fun City Urban Planning studio IV S. Boeri, A. Muzzonigro I sem 2016-2017 Milan, italy with B. Cappuccilli, B. Dioguardi, H. Jin Choi, M. Camila

The abandoned Railway Yards in Milan occupy a significant portion of the city, creating a dead space which not only obstruct and fragment the daily transition of the public but it also disrupts the view of the city with no proper spaces of recreation and entertaining. “Fun” is the main idea that this project will bring to the city, to further the idea of escaping the city into the city. The Yards work as new epicenter in the external Milan circular line. They interrupt the rigid frame and the frenetic life of the city of Milan in order to attract and welcome people through a new landscape experience. Each Yard has a main vertical volume which functions as a new transportation station. These sort of “fantastic islands” , though, are not isoleted from the context: they are strictly related to the enviromental needs, population typology and urban services around them. The mixed-use towers concentrate the functions required by the pgt plus other main “fun activities” which could help to reactivate the yards. The connection is generated by a transportation system called Playing Cable System (PCS). Elevated and sustainable, it gives a new perspective of the city, beside offering a new service and helping the development of Milan ground public floor .



The areas chosen are: Farini, Porta Genova - San Cristoforo and finally Rogoredo. They all have diferent scales and they are geographically diverse. Farini touches a very wide context in the north-west of Milan: the area present a quite high flood risk (related to the Seveso canal) and lack of services and residences especially on the east side, completely into the urban tissue. Moreover it need a direct connection the the Garibaldi hub.

Up: project logo


Centre: general Milan Yards Masterplan Bottom: Farini section

Up: Farini plan diagrams (programme)

Centre: Farini Masterplan



Porta Genova - San Cristoforo are presented as a unique system which starts from the very center of the city (Genova station) to the Milanese west edge: the naviglio is the most important landscape element which determines the design practice, beside the linear park requested by the PGT. Here there will be the first enterely public towers in Milan, since no residences are needed. Finally Rogoredo is the yard placed in the outskits of the city. There’s a main elderly and families population and there’s definetely a lack of services , especially in the touristic sphere. The project finds a relation with both the prehexisting building and the train tracks. Doubleing the groud floor the activities can double as well

PCS (Playing cable system) line and station

Porta Genova and San Cristoforo masterplan and longitudinal section


Mixed use towers diagrams (left: San Cristoforo

right: Porta Genova

Bird view of San Cristoforo tower and landscape



Campsite maquette


Green interference Design studio III A. di Franco, A. Bianco II sem 2015-2016 Levanto-Punta Mesco, Italy with C. Tunesi, F. Venini

Green interference provides a riqualification of two different areas in the Levanto territory: the entrance to the town with a new oil and wine cooperative and Punta Mesco with a touristic path through the forest and a final campsite. The idea is to bring back in the city a sample of the Punta Mesco’s nature and frame a portion of landscape in the naturalistic path. Everything has started from an intense trees’ study, seeing them as architectural elements, which behave in original ways according to their species and the context. The Cooperativa keeps the central preexisting building and shifts a series of volumes that work on section, in order to create a connection with the charming green hill on the back. The campsite uses the trees as pillars and the performance room uses the landscape as a background.



ARBOREAL ESSENCES and their architectural behaviour

Levanto and Punta Mesco: schematic masterplan of an opposite design strategy


FRAMING: the green behaviour

Interpratation through study models University




Diagram built up around trees position

Section AA’ and Punta Mesco camping masterplan


Up: Performance pavillon collage

Bottom: Wall detail collage (sit and fontaine integrated) University


Maquette external South view


Leaving Città Studi Construction Design Studio II M.P. Vettori, P. Pleba II sem 2014-2015 Milan Città Studi, Italy with C. Tunesi

The walkway residendial building requested is included in a wider project for the transformation of the Ponzio pool area with students, professors and small families as principal users. The concept develops around the relationship between the south square and the green space on the north and, more important, on the cladding. The building is a 43m x 11m parallelepiped, 5 floors height, with a northside walkway towards a green area wherease the south part faces the Politecnico with an open public space ending in the west side. Following the clay milanese tradition and the linear and proportional geometry of the Politecnico, the complex is entirely covered by an unusual brick 50cmx4cmx10cm set down with three different technologies. In the first case the bricks are hunged with shelves in order to have a continuous surface; in the second case they are staggered creating the typical “gelosie”, and lastly they are built on a framework to create a dissolution on the north shell. This prefabricated technology gets inspiration form the “Casa del Loto” construction detail by Kengo Kuma. The “gelosie” in the south part are set up by the square geometry. There are four flats typology. The structure is completely in RC and the duplex balconies are made of a stell frame attached by an “L” shape.



1st floor (half building)

Section scale 1:50 through the duplex apartments


Up: External back technology detail scale 1:50

Bottom: Maquette North view (brick skin along the walkway University


Details photos of the two bathrooms


Via Filippetti 1 Interior restoration Isabella Calzolari architect Sept-Dec 2016 Milan, Italy with Isabella Calzolari

The interiors project, in collaboration with M. I. Calzolari architect, is about the restoration of an apartment in Via Filippetti 1, with no demolitions allowed. The project focused on the bathrooms and kitchen spaces: they had to regain a continuity with the other rooms, either with the floors or with the colours and materials and to wipe away a patina of time. The guest bathroom works on section: the client asked for lots of different elements to insert in the space (a shower, a bath, a washer-drier a big shoe rack...). The section creates a continous volume which contains a wardrobe, a basin, right in front the entrance, and the bath-shower. The wardrone has mirrors to enlarge the narrow space. Floor, volumes and walls have an industrial grey gress cladding, the washbasin stationing is highlight by a glass pearl hexagonal mosaic, shelves are in light oak and other elements in colour black, recalling the original doors. Lightings are displaced along the ceiling lowering. A similar thing happen in the main bathroom, where the sand cerim colours remind the bedrooms tone. The washbasin placement, with a designed suspended wood-stonework furniture, is framed by the wall and the lighting, and creates continuity with the shower, with mixed Mutina’s decorated tiles, tone-on-tone. The kitchen floor has been replaced by the living room parquet in order to extend the space. It has been used a Phenix opaque white finishing for the furniture, a kerlite marble effect topping, and a oak snack table with shelves behind. The previous light has been kept.




Main bathroom Guest bathroom Kitchen

Apartment plan



Kitchen Up: how it was

Bottom: photo of the new configuration Work


Main Bathroom


Up: how it was and project axonometry

Bottom: photo of the actual configuration

Guest Bathroom

Up: how it was and project axonometry

Bottom: photo of the actual configuration Work


Exhibition’s layout: left wall with my photos, drawings and maps


Ampelio Tettamanti e Milano Exhibition prof. Daniele Villa Sept-Oct 2016 Palazzo Morando, Milan

Thanks to the donation to the Civic Historical Collections of Milan of fifteen drawings by Ampelio Tettamanti (Laveno 1914 - Ancona 1961), the Directorate Historical Museum presents the exhibition “15 human landscapes. Ampelio Tettamanti and Milan “by Lorandi Faith, in collaboration with Daniele Villa of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies | Politecnico of Milan, thanks to the Cariplo Foundation. Central idea of the exhibition is the theme of Milan’s industrial outskirts, in particular the Bovisa, subject favored by the painter and well represented in the charcoals of the early fifties. The project in parallel with Ampelio’s drawings was to represent the Bovisa and the places touched by the artist in the contemporality, using maps, drawings and photos collages. The study was devided in three main path crossing the area until the “drop” and they were called: the living city, the public city and the city of transformation. The representation tries to higlight the public spaces, axcessible today to the community, not only by a common view, but from different perspective (bird’s eye axonometry, 180° collages, streets prospects...)



Plan view and front view from the sea of the pavillon


Habitable CommUNITY Finalist project, International competition Demanio Marittimo KM278 April 2017 Ancona, Italy with G. Cestari, L. Visentini, A. Spadaro, L. Redaelli

Habitable CommUNITY pavillon takes the form of a temporary housing community. The debate on the reconstruction of villages, towns and territories marked by natural events, such as earthquakes, begins among the emergency tents set up by Civil Guards and Firemen. They assume the role of first “social regenerator”. The field’s layout is transfigured through the opening of the single tent’s boundaries and the communication of their internal spaces, now flanked. The blue color of the base fields, the first shelter, becomes the support structure of a single white and bright cover, symbol of a new future light to be designed. All units are connected and structurally dependent on each other creating a solid community. The setting of open and always in contact with each other is consistent with the ductile and inclusive space of the maritime Demanio that becomes an area of involvement in dialogue and social connections. The main materials used are: Prefabricated structure of pipe and joint scaffolds painted in blue, linen sheets to meke the light coverage (lighted by tubes leds), and white painted wood mostly attached to the metallic structure in order to have tables, chairs, counters etc according to the different areas. A lighting changeable perimeter is made of lanterns and confortable and informal white poufs are spread out on the beach.



Up: general axonometry


Bottom: planimetry and prospect

Up: concept scheme

Bottom: view going towards the sea Competition


Abacus of the installation elements


Counter DJ-tasting

Talk-workshop sitting

Workshop table


Barrels tables

Talk-DJ stage


Video cloth

Exposition shelf

Stage spotlights


Led light

25 30 26

26 26


300 60


l 380 580 3

Left: three structure typologies and joint detail

Right: exploded detail axonometry of the tasting-counter Competition


Competition board


Bonjour Bonheur Competition Start for Talent: BerlinCall I sem 2014 III place with A. Spadaro, L. Redaelli

Kreuzberg, Berlin. A neighborough that has seen a rebirth after the waal’s fall. In front of the famous Siza building Bonjour Tristesse, the project wants to signify a new beginning that starts from the wall’s rubbles. It is a both private and public building which host different typologies of flats together with work spaces for artists, exhibitions areas and bars. The urban disposal connects two principal guidlines creating a new street corner and hugging a green space on the other side. The arrow-shape volumes is cutted in two points in order to increase the fruition through the park. The main entrance is in the south corner which is in direct relationship with the Siza building: in accordance to it, it is the highest point of the structure. The metallic structure reminds of the “old core” of the berlin wall: it fades once it gets closer to the corner, all made of glass with a big void inside. Services and receptions are in a central-infra space which devides the building in two. The public spaces face the park and the atelier studios are flexible spaces which can become private and closed through movable panels. At the upper floors there are duplex-single-double-triple-quadruple apartments. In the basement there is a parking a laundry and cantines.



Sketches and drawings with different techniques


Taccuini di viaggio Architectural still-life drawings S. Duvernoy, G. Mele II sem 2014-2015 Valencia Individual

The workshop was centered on the drawings of public spaces and architecture in Valencia, in order to study them and to understand the volumes, the proportions and the lightings which make them real. The technique of sketches was free but the timing to do them was fixed. The spaces represented were different: the tipycal historic spanish squares such as Plaza de Napoli i Sicilia and Plaza de l’Arquebisbe, the port with the contemporary building by D. Chipperfield Vels i Vent and the cathedral. Moreover all the Calatrava complex with the science museum and the greenhouse. The different techniques adopted underlines some peculliarity of the architectures: the cinchona highlights the silhouettes and the facades, the watercolor the tint under lighting and the charcoal the chiaroscuro.




Self-portrait, oil on canvas painting


ELEONORA VALLE Via A. Martignoni 14, 20124 Milan Rua da Silva 15, 1200 446 Lisbon +39 3460213122

Eleonora Valle Portfolio 2017  
Eleonora Valle Portfolio 2017