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ENRICO CASINI ARCHITECT Quei milioni di vite passate, presenti e future, quegli edifici recenti, nati su edifici antichi e seguiti a loro volta da edifici ancora da costruirsi, mi sembrava che si susseguissero nel tempo, simili alle onde. M. Yourcenar ABOUT


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Member of the jury in the competition “ IL MATCH” University of Florence +39 338 7733019 Italian nationality 27.08.1991 EDUCATION University of Florence, Departement of Architecture Bachelor’s degree with 107 (2013 - 2016) WORKSHOP 2014 - Florence, Italy USA > ITALY Roger William University 2014 - Florence, Italy Virus Architecture AND - Associazione Culturale

MAD Architects, Andrea D’Antrassi MMXX LAB, University of Florence Co-de-IT, Alessio Erioli MMXX LAB, University of Florence OMA - Public, Ippolito Pestellini California State University Florence, Architecture Program Invitated speaker at Jam Session Creativity MT.SYS, Florence WORKS February 2015 - June 2015 Designer and Graphic Designer - Louge Bar Caffè Pontevecchio, Dubai ARX Studio - Florence November 2016 - Today Graphic Designer - Urban Gangway in Peccioli (PI), Italy Designer and Graphic Designer - Series of ceramic tiles for TONALITE S.p.a Designer and Graphic Designer - Competition “Ex Caserma Sani” Bologna, Italy ARX Studio - Florence

2014 - Auckland, New Zealand Design and Beauty University of Auckland


2016 - Vienna, Austria Edit MC, Arch-Viz BuroWhat!

AA. 2015/2016 - University of Florence, Department of Architecture Tutor at Lab. Achitecture II, Prof. Paolo Di Nardo

2016 Firenze, Italia Fabio Palvelli MC, Arch-Viz MT.SYS SKILLS Autodesk Autocad Rhinoceros T-Spline Cinema4D Vray Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe Illustrator CC Adobe InDesign CC Adobe Lightroom CC -

AA. 2014/2015 - University of Florence, Department of Architecture Tutor at Lab. Achitecture II, Prof. Paolo Di Nardo

AA. 2015/2016 - University of Florence, Department of Architecture Tutor at Lab. Achitecture I, Prof. Valerio Barberis WEB WORKS Founder, website manager and designer of HJB facebook page

PUBBLICATIONS AND 27 ARTE > TERRITORIO, pag. 6-11 Noise & Silence, Novembre 2014 30<30 architectural drawings by 30 under 30 The fabolous story of Archie, Aprile 2016 Gallerie Tulpenmanie, Fuori Salone, Milano KooZ/Arch, a Visionary Platform of Architecture Pondered Exaggeration, Maggio 2016 Beta Architecture La scuola dei Mestieri, Settembre 2016 The Architectural Review Monument Valley, Piazza del Colosseo 1, 00184 Roma, Ottobre 2016 ARCHITETTURA ITALIANA, Selected Italian Projects La Scuola dei Mestieri, Novembre 2016 DIVISARE, MONTAGE, most appreciated La Scuola dei Mestieri, Novembre 2016 The Archi/ologist La Scuola dei Mestieri, Novembre 2016 Domus Best of #mydomuscover, Dicembre 2016 DIVISARE, MONTAGE, most appreciated Collages, Dicembre 2016 LIBRARY- Illustrazioni (non illustri) La Scuola dei Mestieri, Gennaio 2017 KooZ/Arch, a Visionary Platform of Architecture Ennobling Craftsmanship In The Contemporary, Gennaio 2017 The Architectural Review La Scuola dei Mestieri, Febbraio 2017


THESIS Theme: Fashion School, Prada Year: 2016 Site: Montevarchi, Italy Prof: Paolo Di Nardo


he Crafts School was founded with the intent to return nobility to craftsmanship, to attribute to “minor” arts and crafts that dignity that they historically deserve and paving the way to a new virtuous reconstitution process. William Morris (1834-1896), one of the founders of the movement “Art and Craft” had already started this process, by re-evaluating and taking as an example the medieval guilds of which he admired, particularly, the strong collaborative component. The purpose is to oppose the industrial process and to revive craftsmanship as an expression of the mankind work and needs. Within this school one can find a close match between the educational structure and the architectural structure. There are three fields of studies, namely cutting and sewing, modeling and finishing, which contribute to the formation of the Artisan of Fashion. This professional figure receives a double training: theoretical (tied to books) and practical (with a collaborative component). The design of the spaces has FLEXIBILITY as its motto: from the point of view of didactic, during midterms, the halls of the school become places of meeting and discussion between designers and students who have the opportunity to revise their work before the final exam; from the functional point of view, some apparatuses of the structure have a dual role; for example, the relaxation area, during exams, becomes a space used as a winter fashion show. Similarly, the area around the chimney, usually used as an exhibition area, is home to the summer fashion show.


LABORATORY OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III Theme: Museum, Public spaces Year: 2015 Site: Florence, Italy Prof: Antonio Capestro


he project expects the re-appropriation of the Arno river to bring it back to a worthy value. We started with an in-depth study on the problems that have led to the collapse of the Arno areas involved, and subsequently to develop the overall masterplan, by entering into the city of a virus. This virus, introduced into the urban organism, will attack the city, modifying its structure and its flows. The new system will have to make use of the inherent potential of the river system and the city, expanding and enhancing them. The area in which we have developed our concept is in “Parco dell’Isolotto”, where our virus was “turned” into a museum, a restaurant and a ramp that allows people to experience the Arno rive, also on the water level. All three of these elements, although functionally distinct are designed like a real organism, a continuous path that works as an interface between people and the Arno river.

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LABORATORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY DESIGN Theme: Primary School Year: 2016 Site: Florence, Italy Prof: L. Marzi, R. Nudo


n the first phase of the project, we thought of a demolition of the two annexes, the one from the 70s and the other one from the 90s. The intention was to restore strength and give back importance to the initial block, which dates back to the 20s. The block has the function of core of the school and includes 10 classrooms, divided into two sections. In the second phase of the project, the insertion of the first annex takes place. This block includes two laboratories (one for art and one for sciences) and a projecting roof with the function of recreating an internal court within the school. This area will serve as a recreational area during breaks from classes, where teachers can easily control children in the open space. In the third and final phase of the project, the second annex is inserted. It includes a computer lab, a relaxation/entertainment area for children and a dining hall. This block is entirely made of wood, both the walls and the structure they support, which becomes architectural characterizing language. The block is flanked by a double wooden layer intended to give it more intimacy, separating it from the gym.

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WORKS Thme: Gangway Year: 2016 Site: Peccioli, (PI) Italy Studio: ARX Custumer: Comune


he gangway on the campaign for the town of Peccioli (PI), is thought as a new point of junction between the historic center of the city and its suburbs. It is a walkway initially without covers, with a parapet a meter and a half high, 125 meters long that will connect the third floor of the parking lot with the center. A bridge 25 meters high which will also benefit the surrounding landscape while walking to the center of Peccioli.


RESEARCH Theme: Ugliness in the historic

Site: Venice Year: 2017


WORKS Theme: Ceramic Tiles Year: 2017 Site: Florece, Italy Studio: ARX Customer: Tonalite S.p.a.


he word “design” is composed of the prefix “de” meaning “around” to “signum”, “sign” and then to “project” in the strict sense means in turn “vision.” The signum then brings the imagination and fantasy that is expressed through a groove, a brushstroke, a Track and geometrically a line. Line sign, then, gathers within itself all artistic manifestations that are based on the geometry of relations and composition of the lines the same way as a musical score that through the pentagram rule brings out the uniqueness of a sound or multiple sounds. In this case the sounds are the lines and the artist’s track.

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COMPETITION Theme: 30<30 architectural drawings Year: 2016 Site: Milano, Italia

The Fabulous story of Archie: the gorilla who wants to become a diver.


nce upon a time there was a guy, ups sorry it was a monkey, better a gorilla. His name was Archie. The place was Bronx zoo. The skyline of the future was there to be. “Travi, tralicci, e reticolari scandivano il cielo.” As a king on his trone, Archie was looking from the top of the tallest tree the “vuoto sotto di lui”. Un gorilla forse non può volare ma può dipingere la sua caduta: il corpo, l’inchiostro, il vuoto, il foglio. Non puoi toccare il fondo if the ground is the sea.


VISUAL WORK Theme: Non Continuos Monument Site: Roma Year: 2017


LABORATORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN Theme: Chile Pavilion Year: 2015 Site: EXPO Milano, Italia Prof: F. Forconi, C. de Filippi


he project for the Chile Pavilion, EXPO 2015, starts from the research on the physical decomposition of a grape, a typical product of the emerging Chilean economy, as to signify its preponderant meddling in the world market. The theory on which my physical reconstruction is based wants to explore the theory of elegance by Patrik Schumacher, who proposes a new kind of elegance based on complexity rather than minimalism. The pavilion consists of three floors, including a basement, designated as a cellar and restaurant. The ground floor and first floor house the heart of the project, the exhibition grounds, formed by a vertical screw that winds along the curve that sets out the various types of grapes that the Chilean agriculture produces.

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INTERNSHIP Theme: Louge Bar, Concpet Store Year: 2015 Site: Florence, Paris, Dubai, Shenzen Studio: ARX Customer: Pontevecchio Caffè


ut unlike other places, Caffè Pontevecchio Firenze focuses its design on people’s well-being through taste, uniqueness, and soothing colours. Through these ingredients concentrated on the people that choose Caffè Pontevecchio, you can have many simulation on scenes depending on the space and the place chosen by the custumer, the custumer’s requests; and the traditions of the milieu it is set in, because Caffè Pontevecchio belongs to the world, starting from Florence and because it sialready accustomed to respecting the atmosphere of each person’s origin.








WORKSHOP AUCKLAND Theme: Multifunctional building Year: 2014 Site: University of Auckland, New Zealand Prof: Alessandro Melis, Paolo Di Nardo


he site currently consists of street front retail along Manukau and apartments/office space on a second floor aswell as space for parking at the rear. The site is situated in a high traffic zone noise zone being on the corner of Manukau Road and Green Lane West. In contrast to the velocity and noise of the traffic is the slow quieter green space adjascent to the site which is planted with trees. Due to the lack of historical amenity and lack of structural integrity, we propose to demolish the existing building and built a new 3 storey mixed use building. Under the unitary plan there is a maximum height constraint of 16.5 mt as well as recession planes on three of the boundary lines.


LABORATORY OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II Theme: Residence, public spaces, commercial speces Year: 2014 Site: Piombino, (LI) Italy Prof: Paolo Di Nardo


he project begins from a careful study of the area of the train-station, with the intention of mending these two areas of the city that are so strongly separated by the decadent presence of the railway. The redevelopment involves the insertion of an overpass, which recalls the idea of an assembly line, symbolic element of a city-factory as Piombino. Within the area we converted the bodies of two pre-existing factories into a cafe and a restaurant and we added three new buildings: a library, a theater, a glyptotheque. For the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ex Coopâ&#x20AC;? building we thought of redesigning the block in the 60s - 70s Italian style, by modernizing it and making its look uniform by inserting a double skin. The ground floor of the building will serve as a commercial area, while the rest will work as a hostel and private apartments. For the design of the skyscraper we adopted the same industrial look that we used for the train-station area, similar to the shape of a chimney. The entire adjacent area was roofed with a metal plate that covers an art gallery, a restaurant, the ticket office and the new entrance to the stadium.

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WORKSHOP FIRENZE Theme: Multifunctional Year: 2014 Site: Roger Williams University Florence, Italia Prof: Paolo Di Nardo, Carlo Archilli


he project was born from the desire of wanting to restore luster to a part of the square Largo Annigoni in Florence, which had a strong urban void dictated by non-permeability of the two adjacent streets. The concept, in a provocative, supposed the presence of an elemeent, opposite to the vacuum, in the middle of the area, the mass. The same element the was dug from diagonality of pedestrian flow, which was consequently to recreate a courtyard. This action would then rappresetante in a subordinate of architectural element against an outlined flow of movement. The two â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sticksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the building were then used as a dormitory for students and social recreational spaces.

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