PORTFOLIO/CV_Flavia Salbitani selection of academic and professional works
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCES
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIPS
March 2015 - Today Architect for Madori Design - architettura naturale (Roma) Architecture and Interior design. www.madoridesign.com
March 2014 Registered Architect in Rome Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Roma e Provincia (Identification number: 21955) EDUCATION March 2016 - December 2016 University 2nd level postgraduate master "OPEN-Landscape Architecture" University of Rome "Roma TRE" - Faculty of Architecture October 2005 - December 2012 Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture University of Rome “Sapienza” – Faculty of Architecture Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude. March 2012 - August 2012 Winner of University of Rome “Sapienza”'s Mobility Grant . Thesis abroad. Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo. October 2010 International Workshop (Colombia). “Urbanismo Social: Proyecto Urbano Integral – Localidad de Bosa, Bogotà". Universidad de La Salle – Facultad de Ciencias del Hábitat, Bogotà. September 1999 - July 2004 Classical Studies Diploma Liceo Ginnasio Statale "Ennio Quirino Visconti" (Classical Lyceum), Rome. TRAINING COURSES
PERSONAL INFORMATIONS Flavia Salbitani Contacts: mail: email@example.com skype: flavia.salbitani
February - March 2016: Planting design, Rome February - March 2014: Autodesk Revit 2014 (45 hs), Rome April 6-7th, 2014: Application Seminar “Challenging in Practice: Learning in Action” Architecture sans frontiers International, Milan October 2011 - January 2012: Certificate Programme in Construction safety management in buildings sites (120 hs), Rome February - July 2010: Autodesk 3ds Max 2010. Modelling and Rendering (50 hs), Rome
August 2014 - February 2015 Winner of Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship (6 months in Warsaw. Poland) Intern architect for 307kilo Architects (Warszawa) Architecture and Interior design. www.307kilo.pl - Google Campus Warsaw - Curatorial vision and permanent collection concept for the Museum of Warsaw in the district of Praga
LANGUAGES (A1) (A2) (B1) (B2) (C1) (C2)
SOFTWER and JOB-RELATED SKILLS Autodesk AutoCAD Adobe Photoshop
May - Agust 2014 Architect for Leonardo Massimo Degni (Roma) Architecture for Municipalities of Rome
Rhinoceros + Vray
April - June 2013 Competition project assistant for BAG - Beyond Architecture Group (Rome) Eco-architecture, Energy saving, Emergency housing. www.bagstudio.org - Competition Project: “The new primary school in Dolzago (Italy)” - Acrobax's new spaces, Rome (December, 2013)
February 2013 - April 2013 Competition project assistant for Massimo Valente architetto (Rome) Architecture and interior design. www.massimovalente.eu - International Competition Project: “The new entrance building of the open air museum in Glentleiten (Germany)” November 2012 and March 2013 Exibit and international conferences participation and organization for: - Altrevisioni and Municipio IX (9th sub-municipality) of Rome - March 21st, 2013. Exibit: “ Roma – Buenos Aires andata e ritorno. Memoria di una storia comune. Il contributo italiano all’architettura e alla storia sociale dell’Argentina”. - University of Rome “Sapienza” - November 29-30th, 2012. Exibit: "L’architettura argentina parla italiano. Il contributo italiano alla costruzione della città, al patrimonio architettonico e alla cultura artistica argentina”.
Autodesk 3ds Max + Vray Autodesk Revit Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office Tools Physical model making
PERSONAL SKILLS Passion
to listen and to analyse needs Ambition and Ability to live in a
Responsability Ability to work
ALONE as well as in TEAM
Recent works from
Madori design architettura naturale (March, 2015 - Todaly)
01_Professional works Casa M, a place for a family with 3 kids
"...i bambini prendono possesso dei loro spazi, ci giocano, ti raccontano il loro modo di abitarli. E l'impegno Ă¨ ripagato. Il corpo si rilassa, trova pace e gode del nuovo spazio. Uno spazio vuoto sottratto alla materia..."
01_Professional works Casale BambĂš, agritourism, a piece of nature in Rome (in progress) "...alcuni progetti hanno un buon sapore il gusto delle more raccolte camminando i passi che profumano di mentuccia... ...qui il respiro si fa piĂš lento piĂš intenso il cantiere non sa di polvere... ...il paesaggio sonoro, che il cantiere abbia inizio."
01_Professional works SUGO condimenti per la casa two days installation at Officine Farneto (Rome) june, 2015
"La stanza di Madori è un mondo a dimensione di bambino: è un ambiente semplice, accogliente e facile da vivere, all'insegna di un'estetica naturale ed essenziale, attento alle esigenze dei più piccoli. La stanza di Madori è realizzata con materiali naturali e tante piante, in questo modo i bambini possono inventare e costruire storie con un tavolo chiamato Paesaggio: un tavolo speciale, componibile e dalle innumerevoli combinazioni che può essere lo sfondo di una, dieci, cento storie. Un gioco unico perché interamente realizzato dai bambini che stimola la fantasia e regala ispirazione per immaginare avventure sempre diverse. Nella stanza di Madori c'è una piccola casa da tè pensata per offrire ai bimbi un momento di riposo e serenità."
01_Professional works Casa G, laboratorio familiare (in progress) "...Dopo la merenda inizia il laboratorio. Ognuno di noi ha il suo linguaggio. E., 6 anni ha preparato disegni colorati per la sua nuova camera. A., 11 anni ha ritagliato fogli di riviste per mostrarci idee e dettagli. F. 13 anni ci mostra una presentazione digitale del suo ambiente, con il soppalco dedicato alla costruzione dei Lego... Sistemiamo quattro grandi fogli nella camera che dedichiamo alle idee. Un foglio per ogni ambiente importante della casa: La mia camera Il soggiorno La cucina Il bagno Raccogliamo idee Iniziando con i foglietti appiccicosi. Seguiranno il disegno e il collage. Il lavoro Ă¨ appena impostato. Il laboratorio durerĂ fino al cantiere. Giocheremo a combinare tra loro tutti gli spunti per disegnare insieme una mappa dei desideri, il progetto della casa nuova."
Selection of works from
(August - February, 2014)
01_Professional works MW_ Muzeum Warszawskiej Second prize Competition with 307kilo Architects (Warsaw) website: 307.pl
01_Professional works MWP_ Muzeum Warszawskiej Pragi with 307kilo Architects (Warsaw) Survived the destruction of war, yet forgotten and left to falter, the city of Praga will be revitalized within the walls of The Museum of Warsaw Praga: its aim is to present Warsaw as a city, developed between the 18th and 19th centuries, that supported its own survival coming out of the 19th century economic boom and interwar urban planning through a concrete urban grid and diverse inhabitants. By hosting temporary exhibitions, workshops, research studies, events and discussions it will provide the local area with the foundations for the continuation of traditions and with the building of local identities. The history of Praga says much about Europe's past and future. It contains multiple narratives on issues of migration, industrialization, wars, the Holocaust, ideological implementations of fascism and communism, regeneration through commercial invention, cultural evolution through ethnic diversity and most importantly it tells the story of transformation of a urban ghetto into a fashionable art centre. The ground floor is the most important space and it is used as a multifunctional environment. It sets the stage for a chronology of historical events, giving the feel of a museum within a museum. In this room we explore Praga through time. By focusing on dates and events we organise images and artifacts along a linear storyline. The second floor is a vivid collection of anecdotes and stories used to organise information according to space and location: some distinctive places in the city are the starting points for specific stories. The market stalls are where we examine the most important and indicative locations around Praga, telling the peculiar stories of these places and how they evolved over time. The Basement then dives into issues that have been brought up more generally on the other levels. It features a series of art installations that look at the 'lessons' that we can learn from Praga, and also at how Praga is connected to broader and more global movements and phenomena. Through these various approaches through time, space and case studies, we want to zoom in and out on the details of Praga, arising questions and keeping the viewer interested, even allowing room for an element of surprise.
Physical model for the opening in Warsaw October, 24th. 2014
01_Professional works GCW_ Google
UNDER THE VISTULA
with 307kilo Architects (Warsaw)
CONSTRUCTION SITE DESIGN APPROACH/ WARSAW CONNECTION Texts and images are extracts from official reports for Google’s commitment “...The layers of the building relate to the layers of the Warsaw...” “...The main idea for the project is given by the structure of the city...” “In the new now-being-designed building there are 6 very similar storeys. The New Campus Program assumes their various usability. In order to give each storey a different identity and to let it stand out from the others, a visual division relating to given functions has been proposed. The main inspiration was the city with its geographicmental profile, typical of Warsaw. Levels in the building relate to a given layer of the structure of the city-organism.”
DESIGN APPROACH/ WARSAW CONNECTION “To each of the first three levels (-1/0/1), we have assigned a particular landscape related to the Vistula river. These are: “Under the Vistula”, “Vistula Beach” and “Riverbank”. Within the urban layout, these landscapes interconnect, forming the different layers of a unifying theme: the river in the city. The connection between the levels within the building can be enhanced by adjusting the arrangement of these levels. Functionally levels -1/0/+1 have a similar character: they accomodate the campus public-oriented spaces (events, conference, cafe). For the working spaces, vertical circulation is manteined by the staircase and an elevator.” UNDER THE VISTULA
“By directly connecting storeys via a wide staircase, we wanted to create a common space that would merge different functions located on levels -1, 0 and 1. Connecting the auditorium halls with their variable open space features on levels -1 and +1 with the open café located on the ground floor provides flexibility for these complementary functions located on these storeys. We have proposed multifunctional stairs which may be used for informal work, leisure and other organized events. Level +1 contains the main event space and Google’s offices, while Level -1 is a continuation of both the event space and conference room. The stairs are also a place to rest, an extension of the function of the ground floor café and also the main entry area for employees and guests.”
DESIGN APPROACH/ MATERIALS
UNDER THE VISTULA
In the city, each consecutive era's layer is built atop the previous one. As a result, storeys of the campus have been assigned to characteristic Warsaw landscapes, our inspiration comes from the materials, colors moods and Polish design from these eras. The reference points for level -1 are the areas below the river's surface. In conceiving the space on this level we were inspired by the idea of being inside a pool - the users of these spaces should feel as if they were below the water surface. Level 0, on the other hand, will call to mind the landscape closest to the river - the beaches along the Vistula. Level +1 invokes the escarpment. The atmosphere and feel of Warsaw's parks will provide a conceptual guide for this level's finish. The city's urban landscape provides the inspiration behind the design of the repetitive floor plan levels (+2, +3, +4). Each level will refer to the forms and styles of particular periods of the city's development. Level +2 refers generally to the 1930's. In terms of style and materials these are the days of old Warsaw, of Art Deco and Modernism. Level +3 takes shape from 1970's Warsaw, the era of prefabricated concrete housing estates (Retro PRL, PEOPLEâ€™S REPUBLIC OF POLAND). Level +4 evokes the city's most recent incarnation, generally identified with skyscrapers and the high-tech architecture aesthetic.
Physical model 1:50
DESIGN APPROACH/ PHYSICAL MODEL
DESIGN APPROACH/ BIM TECHNOLOGY We realised a virtual model of the building (along with the physical one) using BIM technology. Our tool for that is Revit Architecture software. The virtual model enables us to analyse the project thoroughly, to take a look at any of its cross-sections, to show it in 3D or as a technical 3D image. Thanks to the fact that we have every piece of information about the building centralised in one place - the BIM model - we have total control over project documentation, materials set, costs & elements as well as stage schedule and project options at every single stage of the project. The project documentation is always consistent and up-to-date. Whenever the model is edited all the drawings are automatically updated.
DESIGN APPROACH/ BIM TECHNOLOGY. LOOK AND FEEL
KITCHEN and BREAKOUT CORNER
WORKING UNITS VARIANTS
A) a bench in the middle
B) a shorter division (more space for informal breakstorm area)
Selection of professional works (April 2013- July, 2014)
and academic works (aa 2007- 2012)
01_Professional works Competition Project for young architects: "MESH: Medellin Experimental Social Housing (Colombia)" In 1991, Medellin was considered to be the most violent city in the world with almost 20 people being shot every day, and one of the five most corrupt cities of Colombia in the year 2003. Society was marked by violence and a strong sense of inequality. In the past years, Medellin has carried out social integration policies with the purpose of reducing violence and forming an inclusive city. During the past years large public infrastructure has been developed to connect the territory’s peripheral neighborhoods. The intervention with the most results has been the installation of public facilities and the improvement of the public space of the city. Nowadays Medellin is an important reference in architecture around the world, and is a perfect example of what is known as social urbanism. CHALLENGE Every year the population of Medellin grows by about 30,000 due to a flow of people from the countryside and into the city. These people usually settle in self-built houses on the mountainside, expanding the city limits in an informal and uncontrolled manner. This competition propose to regenerate the city through a new mix of building uses in the historic downtown area. Currently, the center of the city is mostly given tertiary use (office buildings and commerce). This project revolves around implementing new residential use by reformulating the adjacent public spaces in a way that includes housing.
Team: Valentina Bonuglia, architect Paolo Porqueddu, architect After studying the Candelaria district, we decided to change the existing buildings, which rose up .spontaneously, with new ones to create different open spaces, both public and private The main idea for the project is firstly suggested by the enclosed shaped area delimited by various and heterogeneous volumes. Therefore we decided to disassemble the original layout by moving, rotating and .sliding the new buildings The outside space features three public squares: the main one is a meeting space that assumes its conditions as sensitive leisure place for collective socialization changing into an open community new .service for the city; the small ones are open spaces for the commercial use Existing commercial uses and facilities have been relocated at the ground level of the new blocks, while .the existing outdoor parking has been replaced by an underground parking accessible from Calle Tenerife The low public squares suggested the creation of two addictional high terraces. The high plaza and the .green terrace placed at the top of the central block are accessible exclusively to the dwellings’ inhabitants As the competition requested, we created 10 units of 30 m2 each in the “Local A Building”, 30 units of 60 m2 each in the “Local B Building” and 10 units of 90 m2 each in the “Local C Building”. We used alternately one-level apartments (SIMPLEX) and two-level apartments (DUPLEX) into multi-storey .buildings with balcony access The set is constructed with a reinforced concrete structure, coverd with a pierced steel skin that allows the .air circulation. The mesh works also as a brise-soleil and protects from noise pollution It changes from a straight to a curved shape and it is finished in shades of burgundy, like the color of the near Capilla San Juan de Dios.
AXONOMETRIC FLOOR PLANES
60 m2 AND 90 m2 TWO LEVEL APARTMENT
PLAN +5.00 m
North - East VIEW
AXONOMETRIC FLOOR PLANES
Interior design: Remodelling of a 120 m2 apartment in Rome Private client Before being remodelled the flat was not able to meet the demands of a five people family, with two adults and three boys. The boys were living all together in a 14sm room and the bathrooms were not well dimensioned. In fact the small bathroom had neither a shower nor a bath tub while the big one had both and the size of a double bedroom. In order to solve their need to have another bedroom for the oldest boy, instead of having a proper kitchen, totally separated from the living room, we decided to move it. We created a dining area in the living room and moved the kitchen there. Moving the kitchen close to the window was also a good choice in order to use the terrace during the summer time. Furthermore we decided to design new bathrooms, now fully equipped. The sliding door in the middle of the corridor divides the sleeping area from the living area. The big bathroom is dedicated to the living area and accessible to guests.
3 children lived in a 14 m2 room a big bathroom of 10m2 and a small one of almost 4m2 an underused big living room the former kitchen has been transformed in a single room
POST OPERAM the new kitchen has been located in the big living room
the new bathrooms are well dimensioned and joint in a block for a good distribution of the space
Standard walls (ice grey)
Bathroom block's walls and pavement
THE SINGLE ROOM
THE LIVING-DINING ROOM
THE DOUBLE ROOM
THE STRAW BALE COSTRUCTION
Acrobax's new spaces with BAG - Beyond Architecture Group (Rome) http://www.bagstudio.org This is the load-bearing wall in bales, without interruption or counters, the longest ever made (34mt). It was designed to broaden the space of Acrobax and obtain a tea room, a library and the backstage of the concert area. To realize this project has been organized a workshop for a period of one week during which the structure was completed, which was then plastered and finished inside during the following weeks.
The straw is a treshing waste product, made of cereal stalks. The stalks are mainly composed by cellulose and lignin, for this reason the straw is similar to the wood. Main cereals composing the straw: wheat, rye, oat, barley, millet, spelt, rice. The straw is different than the hay, that is fresh packed. The straw is an excellent building material. CONSTRUCTIVE FEATURES ENERGY EFFICIENCY Low production cost, reducing greenhouse gases, km 0 material. THERMAL INSULATION Transmittance U=0,12 W/m²K FIREPROOFING No variation after 30’ and resistance for 90’ at 1000ºC. ECOFRIENDLY The straw is a natural, transpiring and non-toxic material. FREE DESIGN Easily adapts to the the construction, it is light and flexible.
WOOD STRUCTURE: The timber frame is used as structure. It is possible to build load-bearing straw bale building, without using wood structures.
THE STRAW: The straw bales are used as infill. Inserted between the timber pillars, they are linked by wood elements.
PLASTER The plaster is spread on the straw and strenghtened by a fiber glass grid. The slaked lime mixture preserves the straw and helps the transpiration.
01_Professional works Project competition: Sustainable architecture A new primary school in Dolzago (Italy) with the straw bale construction method with BAG - Beyond Architecture Group (Rome) http://www.bagstudio.org The main idea consists of a compact volume, as a monolithic object, dug in its central part to design the entrance hall. This void represents the core of the building: a little yard enclosed on three sides by the volume which is protected with a transparent structure. This is a space in which children can play looking at the sky, observing the rain or the snow through a thin sheet of glass. In fact it protects them from the bad weather and, at the same time, allows the sunshine to enter. The volume of the school, with its regular geometry, helps to reduce the energy dispersion and to design a functional distribution of the interior rooms. To this end, the rooms are mainly rectangular or square in order to guarantee optimal conditions for the teaching activities. The structure of the building is realised by wooden elements while the walls are made by straw bales (100x37x47 cm), stacked one to another one between the pillars. If fact the distance between them is exactly the same of the bales's lenght in order to make the construction easier. The high thermal insulation and sound-absorbing properties make straw an excellent building material. The low energy consumption gives relevant advantages regard to the thermal comfort as well as to the costs for the heating. The straw bales are not left visible but totally covered with a thick layer of plaster applied by hand. The plaster with its waterproofing properties let the walls breathe. It has an important role: it protects the straw elements by bad weather, it maintains them over the years and it makes the building resistant to the fire for 90 minutes at 1100 Â°C.
01_Professional works International Competition Project The new entrance building of the open air museum in Glentleiten (Germany) with Massimo Valente architetto (Rome)
01_Professional works Exhibitions Conferences organization, exhibit installation, elaboration of graphic material, logistic, press office. Exhibition of an extract of my thesis.
Thanks to a scholarship given by the University of Rome â€œSapienzaâ€?'s I spent 5 months studying at the University of Buenos Aires -UBA to do research for my thesis. Later two different exibitions have been set up to show the results of that experience
02_Academic works Reuse and transformation of the former Caseros prison area. New offices of the “National General archives”. Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Thesis in Architecture and Urban design University of Rome “Sapienza” Supervisor Arch. Nilda Maria Valentin (Academic year 2011-2012) http://issuu.com/flaviasalbitani/docs/tesi-f.salbitani The thesis focuses on the reuse and the transformation of the former Caseros prison area into new offices of the National General Archives of Buenos Aires. The area is located in the south of the city, between the inner-city and the suburbs. The new archive takes up an area that connects two big parcels, both very important in the history of the country. In one of the two lots there are ruins of the former Encausados prison. This building was inaugurated during the military dictatorship in 1979, closed in 2001 and partially demolished in 2005. In the other one there is the old Caseros prison that was erected in 1898 and was a reformatory and an orphanage until 2001 when it was closed. Nowadays it is abandoned and deeply degraded. It is believed that the construction of a very important building in this area could help to improve the urban conditions of this part of the city and to start the regeneration of the suburb. Moreover, we could positively affect the lifestyle of the inhabitants. By preserving the ruins of the prisons of Caseros and Encausados, we imagine a building that recalls the sad years of the dictatorship and the time when Argentina went back to democracy. Furthermore, the building should be well linked to the surrounding areas and open to the city. This would contribute to erase from the former prison the image of a closed fortress. Finally, it is a project which would promote cultural events and attract students, researchers and citizens. The thesis was organized in three phases: firstly it addresses the metropolitan dimension, then the local one and at last the architecture of the building is developed in detail.
PHYSICAL MODEL 1:500
BUENOS AIRES AND PARQUE PATRICIOS THE GROWT OF THE CITY