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FRANCESCO BARONE Doelenplein 4, 2611 BP, Delft, Netherlands 06/05/1991, Rome +31 617291516 (NL) +39 3927512301 (IT)

Work experience Freelancer at UNLAB, Rotterdam 03/2017-Ongoing Internship ATELIERS O-S ARCHITECTES, Paris 09/2015 - 2/2016 (6 months) Assistant in models and prototype laboratory, Rome University of Roma Tre, Architecture faculty. 03/2013-05/2014 (14 months) Student Assistant, course of Architectural Drawing, Rome University of Roma Tre, Architecture faculty. 03/2012-07/2012 (5 months)

Education 2017 Graduated Cum Laudem at TU Delft University Master Degree 2014 Graduated Cum Laudem at UniversitĂ degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy Bachelor degree

Softwares AutoCAD / Archicad / Photoshop / Illustrator / Indesign / Rhinoceros / Grasshopper /Sketch up / Vray / Autodesk Vasari / Autodesk Ecotect / Microsoft Office

Languages Italian (mother-tongue) English (fluent) French (fluent)







An alternative urban model for Agadir

The Hague, Netherlands



Testaccio, Rome, Italy

Drawings, Collages, voyages, models

Acts of Discontinuity

Student housing

Renovation of the Nirwana Flat,



Egocity Maximum desire maximum density


Acts of discontinuity an alternative urbanization model for Agadir

Graduation project TU Delft Chair of Methods and Analysis, Tom Avermaete, Jorge Mejia Hernandez 6


“ Each intervention

is associated with a fundamental act: Unification, Invasion, Displacement, and with a geometrical form associated with each act: Surface, Point, Line.

he polynuclear character of the city of Agadir has been the first cause of reflection and my design deals with it being located into one of the forgotten terrain vagues in between two districts: the area of the Oued Lahwar, which appears today as a scar into the urban tissue, an undesired abandoned space into the city. My design proposal aims to advance a shift in the perception of this space and more in general a different approach that the Moroccan city has dealing with the emptiness inside the city and with the notion of public space. The intervention is fragmented into three different public spaces that share the same compositional principles, yet having really different character one from the other. Each intervention is associated with a fundamental act, that is taken toward the territory: Unification, Invasion, Displacement and with a simple geometrical form associated with each act: Surface, Point, Line. The dichotomy act/ form defines the nature of the three interventions, that are readable as three separated projects and as a single one at the same time.




Act of discontinuity : An intervention that exceeds the logic of urbanization, chall


llenging the system where it is inserted in terms of form/implantation/scale/orientation


- The surface / Act of unification 12

- The point /

Act of Invasion -

- The line / Act of displacement 13


- The line / Act of displacement

- The point / Act of Invasion

- The surface / Act of unification


The Line / Act of Displacement The line is a walkable architecture, a self concluded promenade. The structure arises as an everyday urban object -a canopy- transforming itself into a linear public space on multiple levels and becoming a point of observation on the city. The rigidity of the line is contradicted by the rotation of the floors which allowed me to create a not univocal relation with the surroundings, a series of open views towards the city, the sea and the mountains. Following the route of the building the citizens, through a gradual and steady ascension, reach the highest observation point of the line, where the low rise, dense Moroccan city is revealed to its inhabitants.


The Point / Act of Invasion The point is a strongly urban project that is eradicated from its natural habitat, the city, and thrown into the bare landscape of the dry river, invading it. It is an architecture that lives in contrast with the surrounding, whose presence is not signaled by anything which is not the architecture itself. The building is located into an excavated plaza 4 meters lower of the level of the ground and it performs as a mediator between the city and the terrain vague, declaring the human presence in an area normally unaccessible. 17

The Surface / Act of unification the unification, consists of an hypogeal public plaza, juxtaposed to three residential urban blocks. The plan is composed as an isotropic space, where the elements are equally distributed through a logic of porosity which do not define any center. The sections show the duplicity of the intervention, where to the covered excavated plaza corresponds a platform, slightly elevated from the level of the ground (around 2 m) that shows to the citizens a different point of view on the city.




- The L

Act of Disp


Line -



Student Housing Quartiere Testaccio, Rome Academic project, Roma Tre University 09/2014-10/2014 Tutor: Lorenzo Dall’Olio

Il progetto prevede un edificio che si sviluppa su tre livelli, con chiara distinzione tra le residenze e gli spazi pubblici e semi pubblici, collocati al piano terra. Il sistema delle residenze individua due aree distinte: una corte esterna e uno spazio a doppia altezza, che racchiude le funzioni comuni più importanti. L'intero edificio è sormontato da una copertura che si distacca da esso, andando a unire la molteplicità degli spazi.



he project area is in Testaccio,in the center of Rome, near Roma Tre university. We were asked to create a building for student accomodations (about seventy students) provided with common spaces and relax and study areas. The building is placed in a fragmented urban area, occupied mostly by industrial sheds. We chose not to entirely fill the project area, wich is rather large, but to use it in part as an alternative passage to the road. With it’s trapezoidal shape, the building tapers to one street front, ending with an overhang roof that configures a coverede square. Inside the building, through double eights and transparent courtyards, we tried to create a unified space, in order to promote socialization and communication among students.

I due piani superiori prevedono una schermatura in lamiera stirata in rame, mentre per il piano terra è stato pensato un sistema di schermatura tramite elementi verticali frangisole orientabili. L'edificio ha un forte impatto visivo dovuto a questa combinazione di schermature e agli aggetti della copertura metallica che individuano spazi coperti d'uso pubblico.



Plan of the 2nd floor

South Elevation

Longitudinal Section 25

Cross Section


The pillars sorrounding the roof of the building create a visual and physical relation with the park. The irregular disposition is chosen to not give a direction to the transition and to recreate an artificial forest

At the ground floor the building is incased by glass surfaces and revolving panels used as brise soleil



Maximum desire maximum density TU Delft / The Why Factory Tutors: Winy Maas, Felix Madrazo, Adrien Ravon, Arend Van Waart 10/2014 to 2/2015

Students: Charles Ducerisier, Chun Hoi Hui, Francesco Barone, FĂŠlix Borel, Iason Stathatos, Javier LĂłpez-Menchero, Lucile Dugal, Marek Nosek, Matteo Pavanello, Niels Baljet, Olina Terzi, Prokop Matej, Tarryn Leeferink, Wen Jun Tan, Woo Soojung, Zichen Liu, Loes thijssen



he loss of human scale and diversification in high density conditions is a recurring topic in contemporary architecture and whether individuality can coexist with it is still an un-resolved question. Egocity proposes a new way of dealing with the increasing urban density in a time when the standardization of the lifestyle seems to be the only possible solution. Rather than being based on imposed aesthetical or functional paradigms, it proposes the individual desire as the only driving force in the creation of the city. This participatory design process is achieved by the creation of a real-time multi-users video game, intended as a platform where the users can shape their apartment on their individual desires, without any mediation. Parameters (volume, surface, accessibility, privacy, sunlight...)have been set before starting the game to evaluate user’s satisfaction about the outcome

A living version of the city

17 players

17 Dreamhouses


Four Games of Urban Negoziation

Blind Game

Computational gaming was the tool chosen to simulate conflict situations between the citizens/ players. We developed four different video games based on different set of rules. After comparing the different outputs we chose to develop the result of the Blind Game (in which the moves of the opponents are not visible).

Strategic Game

Automaton Game

Trading Game

Preliminary tests of the visualization of the outputs


Game’s results


Final output

1:50 Model of the city


1:50 Model of the city


Renovation of the Nirwana flat The Hague, Netherlands

Academic project, TU Delft 09/2014-10/2014 Tutor: Pierre Jennen 34



Delft seminars on Building Technology Redesign Nirwana flat student: France




he task of the studio was to completely re-design the Nirwana flat, by Duiker and Wiebenga working exclusively with wood, or, as we claimed, with as much wood as possible. The efficiency of the building, in term of sustainability, was one of the main challenge, our design had to be ‘2030 proof’. My design was focused on the re-invention and simplification of the structure and the balconies. In the existing building the plan was indeed completely rigid, with no possibility of evolution or adaptation by the families living there; keeping the minimum amount of load bearing walls, each floor works as a plan libre letting the clients modify the dimension of the apartments according to their necessities. The balconies follow the same concept of “flexibility”, they are conceived as extensions of the houses, with the possibility of being interior space in the winter and exterior space in summer.


Delft seminars on Building Technology Redesign Nirw

the brise-soleil system on the SouthWest and the South-East facades prevents the warming of the apartDesign ment

The 3 meters projection balcony protects the apartments from the direct sunlight during the critical hours

In the Winter the balcony can be apartments can be or divided according to the necessities of the residents. closedThe and acts as anjoined insulation The structural walls coincide with the services of the apartments. layer. The balcony become an interior space

Delft seminars on Building Technology Redesign Nirwana flat student: Francesco B

The insulation layer inside the wall prevents warming dispension.


The apartments can be joined or divided according to the necessities of The structural walls coincide with the services of the apartments.

The apartments can be joined or divided according to the necessities of the residents. The structural walls coincide with the services of the apartments.

Delft seminars on Building Technology Redesign Nirw


The apartments can be joined or divided according to the necessities of the residents. The structural walls coincide with the services of the apartments.

The apartments can be joined or divided according to the necessities of The structural walls coincide with the services of the apartments.


study of the balcony

ncesco Barone student number: 4408675

The balcony

1. Pillars and beams structure 2. Prefabricated wood panels 3. External solid wood wall 4. Sliding windows’ rail


5. Sliding windows’ frame


6. Double glazing system

86 m

7. Railing



35 m



121 m 2

8. Cladding wood panels



9. Brise soleils’ rail


10. Brise soleils








4. 5. 6. 10.


Detail of the balcony

Delft seminars on Building Technology Redesign Nirwana flat student: Francesco Barone

South-East South-East elevation elevation 1:20 1:20

Section Section B-B’ B-B’ 1:20 1:20

Section A-A’ 1:20

South-East elevation 1:20

Section B-B’ 1:20

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dows 25 mm mmmm 25 me 11

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A Detail 1:5

AA Detail Detail 1:5 1:5

Floor 1:20

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1. Greenhouse floor: vegetation layer lightweight soil filter membrane drainage layer root barrier membrane 2. Solid wood floor 30 mm 19 19 3. Floor retaining structure 50x110 mm 19 4. Water barrier 5. Exterior insulation 50 mm 20 layer 20 20 (resisting to compression) 21 21 21 6. Vapor barrier 7 7 7 wood Panels: 7. Prefabricated osb panels 2X 35 mm interior insulation layer 200 mm rafters 100x2008mm 8 8 8. Interior finishing panel 9 9 9 9. Structural beam 300x400 mm 10. Steel corner22cleat22and 22 screws 11. Pillar-beam screws connection 12. Triple glazing window’s frame 85 mm 13. Solid wood floor panels 30 mm 14. Acoustic insulation layer 30 mm (resisting to compression) 15. Double glazing sliding windows 25 mm 16. sliding window’s wood frame 17. Railing 16 16 16 18. Folding brise soleil 19. Wheel and rail of the sliding window 23 20. Solid wood panels 23 23 30x370 mm 24 with puzzle joint 24 24 21. Vertical rafters 30x660 mm 22. Beam-beam screws connection 23. Electronic folding panels motor 24. wheel-rail system of the folding panels

B Detail 1:5

B Detail B Detail 1:5 1:5

Detail of the wooden joints 37




Analytical Models Eemhuis building in Amersfoort, by Neutelings - Riedijk Architects


Concrete Casting 1to1 detail of the sun shading wall in Agadir 43

Vertical Cities Asia 2015

The drawings are part of the TU Delft entry for the 2015 edition of VCA, a competition for the development of a high-density district in Singapore





Voyage in Morocco

immeuble A by H. Tastemainn. Agadir, Morocco. 2016

Hotel de ville by J.F. Zevaco Agadir, Morocco. 2016

Oued Lahwar, Agadir. 2016




Francesco Barone Doelenplein 4, 2611 BP, Delft, Netherlands 06/05/1991, Rome +31 617291516 (NL) +39 3927512301 (IT)

Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Francesco Barone TU Delft

Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Francesco Barone TU Delft