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CURRICULUM VITAE

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GRADUATION THESIS PROJECT NEW WATERFRONT FOR PERTH

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION THE HOUSE OF FAIRYTALES

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION NY BYBRUA

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HOUSE EXTENTION PROJECT A+R HOUSE

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RES-TILE STONEWARE TILES

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN VIA TORINO

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INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO REIVENTING DAMMUSO

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III AVIATION MUSEUM

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION NEW ATELIERS FOR F.L.O.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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MINOR LIGHTING LIGHTING DESIGN STUDY FOR A RETAIL STORE

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GIAMPAOLO FERRARA

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GIAMPAOLO FERRARA 22/10/1987 - Napoli (ITALY) PERSONAL INFORMATION 102, Arthur Court, Charlotte Despard Avenue, London SW11 5JB gpaolo.ferrara@gmail.com

+44 7473 411762 facebook:gpaolo.ferrara http://www.linkedin.com/in/gpferrara

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND  10.2010 - 07.2013

Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan (ITALY) Master’s degree in Architecture - mark 109/110 Thesis in CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: “The new waterfront for Perth, Biodiversity Park.”

08.2011 - 01.2012

University of Western Australia, Perth (AUSTRALIA) International Exchange program One semester in Perth studying landscape and urban architecture.

08.2010 - 01.2011

Hogeschool Van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS) Erasmus Exchange program One semester in Amsterdam studying lighting and interior design.

10.2007 - 09.2010

Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan (ITALY) Bachelor’s degree in Building Architecture - mark 107/110

09.2001- 06.2006

Liceo Umberto I, Napoli (ITALY) High School Diploma in Classical studies - mark 92/100

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 11.2013 - 02.2014

Collaborator at U67 Office of Architecture, Oslo (NORWAY) www.office-u67.net I took part in the finalization of different kinds of projects for architecture and design competitions. I assisted in the designing phase and produced the required drawings for the final presentations. Our “Loop” project, for the competition of a new bridge in Drammen, was awarded with the first prize. I also helped with the first part of an expansion project for a private house in Udine, developing drawings. [ references: fabio@office-u67.net ]

11.2009 - 03.2010

Internship at Pozzi Arch. Studio di Architettura & Urbanistica - Napoli (ITALY) Internship in an italian office. I helped with drawings, office organization and relationship with clients. I worked on a proposal for a landscape architecture competition.


WORKSHOPS 11.2012

Athens Programme at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid (SPAIN) “Moving Graphics” One week class on new technichs for graphic communications. The work was on the relation between the moving pictures and architecture.

02.2012

Archeology Workshop at Castello di Carlo V, Crotone (ITALY) Experience on an active archeological construction site working on all stages of the process, either on the area and in the town office.

02.2011

International Workshop at Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan (ITALY) “International Workshop of Urban and Architectural Design, Pero-Fiera-Expo 2015. Trasformation and urban relations” In collaboration with Korea University the workshop was about the urban development of an area near the Expo 2015 site. The issues about the new use and the proximity with the important landmark of the Milan Fair were crucial.

12.2010

Lighting design event on Magere Brug, Amsterdam - (NETHERLANDS) “Winter Magic Amsterdam Organised by HVA and Philips” Under the supervision of Philips Lighting, the event was held on the oldest bridge of the city. After the inauguration ceremony, the work has been exhibited for all the winter time.

11.2010

Partecipation at NSVV Conference, Ede (NETHERLANDS) “Sabbia Lighting - lighting design idea” I was selected to present my lighting design idea, developed at HVA, during the Dutch Institution of Illuminating Engineering Conference.

09.2009

Urban design Workshop at Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan (ITALY) “Railway yards in Milan. Urban transformation” Redevelopment of disused railway stations in Milan. The main theme addressed was the relationship between the city and the wound that these large-scale infrastructures have left.

COMPUTER SKILLS

LANGUAGE

2D/3D

AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Revit, Vectorworks

Italian - Mother tongue

Adobe

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere

English - Good user (IELTS academic 7)

3D/Rendering Other

Rhino, 3Ds MAX, SketchUp, Artlantis Office, iWork, Windows, Mac

Spanish- Modest user (B1)


GRADUATION THESIS PROJECT

NEW WATERFRONT FOR PERTH, AUSTRALIA THE BIODIVERSITYPARK


City of Perth - Australia


The aim of this project is to find a new and possible development for the waterfront of the city of Perth in Australia. The Swan River, the river that flows through the city, has the chance to become one of the major attractors of the city, but for now is not fully exploited. Although there are projects and studies that seek to set the waterfront in a system for an urban development of the area, not the totality of the waterfront is considered. The “empty area”, the one left outside this calculation, becomes an opportunity to undertake the development of this thesis. The methodology used to begin the project is the one set out by Giovanni Abrami in his book “The environmental design”. Through the three stages of cognitive analysis, evaluations and design choices, the Biodiversity Park is planned. Biodiversity is the diversity of life, the flora and fauna of an area. The region of the city of Perth has a peculiar characteristic, it is a Hotspots of Biodiversity, this means there is a reservoir of biodiversity in danger of extinction due to the action of man. Biodiversity, however, has an important role in sustaining life and therefore is really important for the life of everyone.The new waterfront is a big urban park that change the shape of the shore and

The seven bioregions of Western Australia

the connection with the city. The water is directly reached from the park while the former streets, that now divide this area from the river, are moved to the northern border of the area. The connection with the city is enhanced by some light passages that leap over the street. There are different “strips” of park. On the border with the city, the space is a hard area with a stone paving. Here the nature is “controlled” in big elements that rise from Geraldton Sandplain it. Then a big grass area starts, and is connected with the hard one by a slope that it’s used to collect water from the city. Here there are some natural elements that filter the water and purify it before is absorbed by the ground. The biodiversity is showed by the use of different nat- Esperance Plain ural essences from the seven bioregions that form the hotspot. The plants that are not from the same bioregion of the project area, the Swan Coastal Plain, are exposed in different type of “cases”. For preventing floods, some area are used as wetlands and on some part of Jarrah Forest the shore are created natural barriers of oysters. These barriers give the water a better quality acting as a bio filter. Arranged on the park there are wooden structures that are used in different ways and combined, with the same construction technology, in different shape. Swan Coastal Plain

Avon Wheatbelt

Mallee

Warren

Wetlands


Analysis on soil acidity

Analysis on river floods

Analysis on infrastructure

Analysis on landuse

Perth new projects


Masterplan


+30m Plan


+1,8m Plan


Exploded diagram of wooden element


First type structure

Second type structure

Third type structure

corten sheet wooden beam 5x5cm

wooden beams 10x3cm Storage wooden palings 15x2cm nails

Bike parking

wooden pillar 10x3cm

Playground

wooden palings 15x2cm wooden beam 5x5cm bolts wooden beams 10x3cm

steel sections 10x3cm foundation plinth concrete filler Viewpoint

Section of wooden element


+30m Plan


+1,8m Plan


Section

Section


Visualization of the park toward the city


Visualization of the park toward the river


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

PUTTEBOKS THE HOUSE OF FAIRYTALES

ODENSE(DK)

The House of Fairytales, born from the combination of the Hans Christian Andersen Museum with the Tinderbox Cultural Centre into one building, with a 6000 sqm surface, deals with the aim of creating a complex experience that discovers infinite possibilities to involve people using either a direct or an indirect way to learn. Rebuilding a timeline of the XIX century helps the project to build a larger framework of knowledge for the visitors. Two way of learning are presented in two different storey. The ground floor is conceived in a more direct way of learning, it’s the storey of the senses. Each function is contained in a different shape, where the volumes stands out from a common slab a new compact block in the urban fabric, where as in a shaped box toy for children, the “Putteboks”, the contents is revealed only from the inside of the building but everything is accessible and the visitors are totally involved as main actors, playing or acting. This storey is linked to the more superficial level in the comprehension of the Andersen’s works. On the opposite could be read the underground level. Going down passing through a narrow stair is the first step to start going physically deep to an indirect level of knowledge. It’s no more the senses of the visitors that are stimulated but their intellects. The main room is dedicated to the Andersen’s works and it’s surrounded by a chain of different rooms showing an in-depth research on life and historic issues. Each step of the visitor is a choice and each could build a personal mental map of Andersen. This storey is linked to more deep level of comprehension. Going out from the building, a porch guides the visitor towards the Garden of Fairytales where the definition of a natural buffer that contains a common ground with different room of experience could be found. A green lung of several trees’ essence defines a space as a whole, a Magic Wood, where the inner room is discovered only going through it.


Odense - Denmark


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DRAMMEN(NO)

A circle of 134 m of diameter and 423 of length suspended 6 m above the Bybrua and the Drammenselva. A 1km extension that connects the 2 parallel green walkways alongside the river. The longest pedestrian bridge in Noway. A landmark visible from the E18 and arriving by train. :oiranecs evleS A monumental entry for the city that marks the viewline from tlellarap go tter råg red reits ennørg ot the Bragernes Kirke to the Stasjonplasse. A piece of forest suspended on the water, that divides the bus traffic from the bikers and pedestrians. A mutation from a bridge to an avenue. A leisure space for all, in the middle and the farthest place of the city. The biggest lamp ever made makes the river a new public room and the banks places to play public events. The first thing that appears on Google Maps zooming on Drammen. A place where spend time without losing it. :oiranecs stetkejsorP metsys tnørg te va nesletterppo :gnilpokssyrk ne mos pooL


Drammen - Norway


Visualization of the bridge


HOUSE EXTENSION PROJECT

A+R HOUSE UDINE(IT)

The new extension of the house tries to define a new role for the existing spaces. The additional building is attached to the old house and follows its form and dimension. It divides definitely two green spaces: one for the entrance to the plot that will just be used as a passage and the other as the real recreational place. The two spaces are connected by a passage covered by the first floor of the new construction. The interior spaces of the old building are modified, offering some new functions that help the new construction to work better together with its predecessor. The extension, on the ground floor offers some spaces for the storage and the car parking, on the first floor there is a small office and a large living room with a balcony. There are openings on all the three walls that connect to the outside: the biggest are exposed to south. The interior is covered in wood on all its surface and creates a box effect. Only the smaller wall is made of red concrete and has little holes that give a different interaction with the outside light. All the exterior faรงades are in the same material, the red concrete, in all its part, without any separation between them. This change in colour with the existing building enhance the distinction with it.

Visualization of the house


Visualization of the house


Visualization of the interior


RES-TILE COMPETITION

GIANO

STONEWARE TILES The colour nowadays is a reproducible code and the design of a single element is linked to a transitional taste. GIANO tries to take advantage of this characteristics and offers a collection that exceed the value of a single tile emphasising on the whole area that the combination of individual elements can compose . The surface of the floor becomes a design that can be thought in its completeness to meet the specific needs of each space and each customer, offering a customized performance using a highly industrialized product . GIANO, as the ancient deity from which it takes its name, thanks to its two faces is capable to watch simultaneously the past and the traditional craftsmanship of the tile and the future, proposing a new challenge. GIANO regains its purity with twelve monochrome formats and a single flexible design that defines the entire collection. A geometric concept where two diagonals define four symmetrical triangles appear without being physically drawn. The aesthetic of the tile it’s declined in its component material finding its highest expression only in the final pose. The two faces of GIANO have two different surface treatments, one for each pair of specular triangles defined by the diagonals. Two surfaces appear harsh, rough to the touch , capable of absorbing light; the other two are smooth and polished to be perfectly fine and reflecting every shaft of light that hits them . The colour becomes a choice connected to the locus and experience that the space provides. GIANO proposes five selection. Blue of the sea: dark, deep and sophisticated, it lowers the blood pressure; green of the forest: it’s relaxing to the sight; red of the sunset: it creates a feeling of expectation and prepare to experience the unknown; yellow of the earth: it evokes the excitement and energy; white of the clouds: it magnifies the perception of space, making it brighter.


50% superficie 50% lucidata superficie lucidata

COLOURS

50% superficie 50% grezza superficie grezza

CMYK 76, 68, 58, 68

x 120

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90 x 180

1 Elemento PATTERNS

CMYK 51, 36, 58, 9

CMYK 43, 64, 66, 32

CMYK 24, 30, 65, 0

CMYK 0, 0, 2, 2

90 x 180

3 Elementi 3 Elementi


ARCHITECTURALDESIGNSTUDIOI

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN VIA TORINO MILANO(ITALY)

Via Torino is part of the historical fabric of the city of Milan. Working on this area has given the opportunity to faces the problem that the new buildings can bring to the old city. The mixed-type building creates new spaces for the area but also respects the form of the urban structure without compromising it. On the ground floor the building is setted with commercial areas that follow the simple rules given by the surrounding. This floor of the building has big windows that connect the inside with the street. The first floor is occupied by offices and has a similar composition of windows in smaller size. The other floors are used for small size apartments but the last one, that is a unique flat with a big balcony exposed on the street. The building is cut by a passage that brings in a court where the commercial floor continues. The entrances of the office and residential part are in the two extremities of the building. The one directly on Via Torino is covered by a copper net that divides the new building with the old one. Copper also covers the thin sheet that is used as roof for the entire building.

Milano - Via Torino


Visualization of the building


Ground floor


Residential floor


Office floor


Faรงade on street

Section


INTERIORDESIGNSTUDIO

Visualization of the house

REINVEINTING DAMMUSO

PANTELLERIA(ITALY) Pantelleria is an italian island situated in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and the northern coast of Africa. This island is famous for its typical country house called “Dammuso�. It is a small stone houses arranged by different square rooms connected through small passages. The idea of this vernacular architecture is used to recreate a similar typology with a contemporary style. The big stone walls are replaced with thinner concrete elements that give the inner space the same comfort. The real standing element of the Dammuso is the little dome on the ceiling that is used as a natural cooling control for the building. The warm air inside the house is channeled under the dome so the room is kept cold during the summer, and tepid in the winter. This system is referred by the big elements that stick out each buildings. The house is setted up with two different wings that confront themselves with a court. This two wings are symmetrical and from the outside are almost the same. They differ for the interior and the functionality of theirs spaces.

Valle delle farfalle - Pantelleria


Ground floor


Top view


Visualization of the buildings


Entrance visualization


Patio visualization


Inner court visualization


ARCHITECTURALDESIGNSTUDIOIII

AVIATION MUSEUM

FAMIGLIACAPRONI

MALPENSA(ITALY)

The Aviation Museum is situated near the Malpensa Airport, the most important airport in Italy. It has a direct relation with the airport and with the Aviation Workshop Caproni. The museum is shaped as a big rectangular building connected with the exterior environment by a set of different public spaces surrounded by porticoes. The most important element of the museum is the big hall that hosts forty historical planes. The hall is surrounded with balconies that run for all its length. The different levels of this structure are connected with stairs that fly above the hall, hanged to metallic wires that fall from the ceiling. This wires form tridimensional objects inside the building and are the opposite of the skylights that overtop it. The relation with the old aviation workshop is made by a round building that is the cornerstone of all the plan. This tiny round tower is a theatre, that as a smaller section at each floor, and is in the middle of a big stone square that introduce the new development.


Malpensa Airport


Faรงade

Ground floor

Section


Visualization of the building


Visualization of the building

Visualization of the building


Interior visualization


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

LAMAIN

NEW ATELIERS FONDATION LES OLIVIERS

LOUSANNA(CH) The new ateliers for Fondation Les Oliviers are designed by the need to arrange the useful surface taking the maximum perimeter possible to expose all its functions to the natural environment and guarantee, in this way, the independence of the entrances to the ateliers and the natural illumination and ventilation. The concept use the existing path in the northern area, used by both cars (from Chemin du Maillefer to Chemin du Rionzi) and pedestrians, with two parallel and separated tracks. Tangent to the main building facade there is the pedestrian path where is possible to find the main entrances: one is common for the keeper house, the extension of the administration offices and crèche, the second is for the administration and staff zone and the last one is for the ateliers, the tea room and the restaurant. The project utilises the natural slop of the plot from north to south and develops itself, from the entrance level, with 4 floor aboveground for the administration zone and the crèche and with two floor (one partially buried) for the ateliers plus a parking floor completely buried. This disposition allows to manage all the building plot (also the one required for the second phase) following the rules for the maximum height of the building (12m), using the entrance floor as a common platform that links the ateliers and the administration zone, and then evolves in two independent wings. The stream inside the building is clear and not hierarchical. It depends on the different section of the two wings. The green space (more than the required 20%) use all the south zone of the plot, making an essential buffer between the building and the streets; the 9 couverts (8.3x1.2m each) made of wood, build little barriers that protects the building from the chaotic streets. The plot try to recreate a natural frame inside the path from the Bois Mermet to the Bois de Sauvabelin, while the new ateliers are a transitional scale between the industrial and the residential parts.


ARCHITECTURALDESIGNSTUDIOII

CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS HAVANA(CUBA)

The research centre become the occasion to work on the shape of the city of L’Havana. Situated on a strip of land in the Havana Bay, Regla is a suburban area of the city. Working with various elements that together create different types of spaces, the Research Centre works like one solid object. With its different levels become a landmark for the entire bay. The new development stretches on the entire site and is surrounded on three side by water. It reaches the maximum height in the middle of the construction site and then, with a small slope, arrives at the shore. The extremity of the strip of land is more artificial with ramps and stairs and pier where boat can arrive from the other part of the bay. It’s possible to find a natural slope on the north-east shore, where the water is reached with a path in a park. Some old buildings, already existing on the area, are kept and reused for new activity. The big warehouses near the end of the strip are destined for public spaces and theatres.

Regla - Havana


Masterplan


Ground floor


Visualization of the site


MINORLIGHTING(HVA)

LIGHTINGDESIGN for a RATAIL STORE AMSTERDAM(NL)

Different kinds of lights can have different benefits on the people. A retail shop find its best layout on the right choice of lights fixture. The most is the colour temperature, more the light is white and more it helps people to react better on the setting. Lesser colour temperature, instead, creates more cosier spaces and relax costumers. The combination of these two typology of lights with two different retail spaces, creates the perfect blend for the project. Stronger light is on the computers that are usable, weaker light on those that are only displayed. The two settings are divided also by the materials. The first part of the retail, where the goods are just for the sight, is made with a wooden material, both the pavement and the ceiling. The other part, where the merchandise is usable, is more aseptic material as a polished concrete paving material with metal elements. The big object, in the second part of the shop, has a round shape and is used to show some features of the goods and gives the costumers a better experience with the brand. Visualization of the store


Visualization of the store

Light analysis


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