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architecture portfolio Emanuele Saracino


resume presentation


proposal for expo dopo expo


trulli complex in ostuni




sandbox for productive city contest


e project

qube for pulpit rock look-out

06 other projects



Resume presentation EMANUELE SARACINO Italy: (+39) 3335614863 29.10.1990 OBJECTIVE: seeking a position as architect/architectural visualizator

education 2009-2015 Faculty of architecture|Polithecnic of Bari, Italy Master’s Degree in Architecture (107/110)

2004-2009 High School|Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Bitonto (BA) Secondary Education Certificate with scientific orientation (90/100)

work experience cassanoarchitettura|arch. Vittorio Cassano, Bitonto (BA) Intern in architecture - architect - architectural visualizator

Oct.2014 - Ongoing

publications Nov.2013

“La Chiesa di San Francesco da Paola, Storia e Restauro”

(transl. Church of Saint Francis from Paola, History and Restoration), Italy, 2013, 134 pages

Jul.2015 “Nuovi Sistemi Voltati Stereotomici”

(transl. New Stereotomic Vaulted System), Italy, 2015, 132 pages


engligh italian

fluent|B1 level monther language

exhibitions/activities/workshop Jul.2015


“Sentiments de stereotomie et de divertissement graphiques”

SNBR Headquarters, Troyes, France Maison de la pierre, Saint Maximin de l’Oise, France MADA Monash University, Caufield East Vicotoria, Australia

Marmomacc - 50TH Edition|Verona, Sept-Oct.2015 Stone Academy Pavilion


T&D Robotics + Generelli SA Stand Italian Stone Theatre: Lithic Vertigo

Sept-Oct.2015 Workshop Expo dopo Expo|Milan, Italy National Academy Workshop, Proposals for a new use of Expo area

Workshop Bridge Trad - Bridges of Puglia|Monopoli, Italy May.2015 Proposals to value and restore ancient bridges in Puglia Stage A.P.A. Saint Maximin de l’Oise|Saint Maximin, France Jul.2015 Realization of a prototype of a footbridge with prestressed stone blocks Stage MGI Marmi e graniti d’Italia|Massa, Italy Jun.2015 Realization of a prototype of a selfbalancing structure Stage Generelli SA|Rivera, Switzerland Jun.2015 Realization of a prototype of an osteomorphic catenary vault

skills AutoCAD









3D Studio Max

After Effects


Cinema 4D




Microsoft Office



Expolio Proposal for WS Expo dopo Expo

Expo 2015 is been a great event for the city of Milan and for all Italy. The aims of this proposal are to avoid the waste of money and space deriving from abandoning the area that hosted Expo and the re-use of some of the structures left there. This is the reason for the name Expolio, from latin word expoliare, to indicate the practice of using some pieces of an architecture to build another. Services and clusters buildings used during the Expo will be dismounted and their structural modules will be used to configurate new aggregations for brand new functions. Expo area is crossed from two major routes: Cardo and Decumano, which are partially covered with a tensile structure along all the lenght of the way. Goal of this proposal is to keep the frames of theese structure and integrate them with many technic tools in order to make the covered spaces liveble achieving enviromental comfort. There will be a new ETFE pillows coverage, using existing tie-beams with some small integrations, and a new curtain wall system to close the sides between the frames with modular polycarbonate panels provided with their own self-supporting body. Both the coverage and the side walls will be highly performing from the point of view of the thermal comfort and the sun shading; infact both of them will be provided with semitransparent photovoltaic film in order to make the entire covered space selfsustainable, granting a great energy saving.

Concept scheme of the proposal

Reconfiguration of the service buildings


Sandbox for Productive City Contest

Sandbox is a concept design to obtain a minimal residential unit from a multifuncional, ecosustainable, low cost, biodegradable block. Starting from the individuation of the situations that could need this solution, the block can be in first place a big plastic bottle to contain water to transport where needed thanks to an optimal packaging for containers. After this first use it can be used to build walls, floors and ceilings. This is possible because the shape of the blocks let them to interlock each other without danger of slipping out and distributing uniformally vertical loads. Being made of simple plastic the blocks could degradate very soon in hard climatic conditions, so it can be filled with sand becaming a very heavy and strong block, but this could take deformations to the shape due to the weight. To resolve this issue can be used bacillus pausterii, a bacteria that with a misture of urea, water, calcium cloride turns sand in sandstone in a few hours. This solution makes possible to let degradate the plastic till it vanishes and leaves just sandstone blocks with an ideal thermal inertia for a residential unit.

Low cost units in a pre-existent concrete frame structure

Others possible uses of sandbox, with some specific adds, can be: floating platforms, greenhouses, reuse of abandoned structure frames, modular towers, luxury units, ecc.

Axonometric view of the block

Assembly scheme

Packaging method in UNI containers

Variations of the block

Building with the block

Floating platforms with hollow blocks

School with sandstone blocks

Greenhouse with hollow blocks

Luxury house with hollow blocks and hi-tech materials

Minimal unit with hollow blocks and hi-tech materials in a modular customizable tower for high density solutions


Qube for Pulpit Rock Look-Out

The purpose of Qube proposal is to use elements able to insert in the non- man made environment of Lysefjord and at the same time completely detach and generate from nature itself. Pure forms: sphere and cube. These lay on the ground of the pulpit rock so that this new space generated has wide visual angles that let visitors’ eyes to admire, even from the inside, the natural wonders in front of them. From a purely perceptual point of view the intervention consists in two pure elements, a sphere and a cube, which dialogue between them by means of a staircase. Chosen materials are high performances plastics as polycarbonate, wood, steel and aluminum, the cube’s constructive system allows to rotate the roof, covered by photovoltaic film, using two sliding wood frames. This makes the building very sustainable by collecting the water, and adapting to the solar and wind expositions. Perimeter walls are made by hollow polycarbonate blocks whose particular profiles allow a better grip between the parts. On one corner of the cube there’s a metal staircase capable to move up and down together with the sphere, made of steel, aluminum and polycarbonate, from which the hikers can admire the wonderful view of the Lysefjord.


Cross section

Conceeptual and functional schemes

Exploded axonometric view


Trulli complex in Ostuni

The town of Ostuni is very famous in the world for its traditional architecture: trulli. In this case the existing complex of trulli was a ruin seriously damaged from carelessness and abandon. The proposal is divided in two parts: -restoration of the existing building with fixing of the major damages; -building of a new part of the complex with the same style of the originals. The building will be used as a tourist facility with a reception part, bedrooms, external swimming pool and common spaces for the guests.


Cross section

Longitudinal section


Pictures of the initial state of the complex

Pictures of the current state of the work


inMobile Project

In contemporay biggest cities the house crysis is due to very high prizes, degradated enviroments and lack of free ground within city borders. Aim of inMobile Project is to provide to various kind of users a movable, modular and hitech housing unit whose peculiar characteristic is to be completely produced and distributed by the existent infrastructures of the most efficient and worldwide diffused industry; the automotive industry. For a brief resume of inMobile project potential I made a video that you can find at this link:

Planar views of the unity frame

Assembly scheme of the unities


Other projects (2013 - 2016)

Residential building in downtown of Bitonto

Interior study for a villa on apulian hills

Design for a two-room apartment

Design for an office building

Interior for a XVI century building

Design for pilework houses in Chioggia

thank you for your attention Emanuele Saracino

Architecture Portfolio 2016