portfolio // p. 02 PROJECTS // p. 44 SKILLS
PROJECTS SELECTION OF WORKS
Here below some projects carried out during university studies and in workplace. The common denominator of these projects is an intensive use of new tools and new logical design, trying to overcome the notion of "concept" as we usually conceive it, to a conception of architecture made of relationships, ecologies, behaviors. In this it is good to keep in mind that tools remain an extension of what are the capabilities and the skill of the designer. The architectural intent remains, but it is transforming itself from a ďŹ xed and preventive formal idea, to the sensitivity and the skill with which you decode the behavior and driving the architectural system. I could work both at the scale of the installation, reaching the fabricaton phase, and on large projects, in which I worked on a speciďŹ c part.
// p. 04 LOOP_3 // p. 10 WINDING RIDGES // p. 18 MYCELIUM TECTONICS // p. 28 SAN BERILLO // p. 34 CITTA’ DELLA SALUTE // p. 40 DESIGN TRAP
Picture taken on Faculty Exibition
// project info academic, design installation, built // location jen,feb-2012 Thessaloniki, GR may-2012 Bologna, IT // committance First Architecture Biennale in Thessaloniki, Architecure and the city // team
Corrado Giacobazzi, Federico La Piccirella, Alessandro Liuti, Mattia Mercatali, Roberto Monesi, Simone Rinaldi, Gianluca Tabellini, Livio Talozzi, Michele Tommasoli, Giulia Tortorella
// academic supervisor Alessio Erioli // links Architecture and the City in South-Eastetrn Europe _ http://skgarch2012.web.auth.gr/ Fan page _ http://www.facebook.com/loop3installation
BRIEF "Without mathematics we cannot penetrate deeply into philosophy. Without philosophy we cannot penetrate deeply into mathematics. Without both we cannot penetrate deeply into anything." Leibnitz Mathematics provides an underlying layer for the description of reality's inner complexity in terms of computation as well as the tools to enhance and intensify research and expression, elegantly and seamlessly linking science, art, economy, philosophy and other disciplines, merging them into force fields of a unified yet topographically differentiated territory. Architects relentlessly explore this territory ever since, using mathematics as a privileged tool for tracing systematic paths as well as enhancing their expressive language. The installation is a self-standing object that uses mathematical trigonometric functions (explored through parametric design software) as a mean of aesthetic device, exploring a use of rationality in complex shapes that merges user spatial interaction, curvature as a structural and expressive strategy (the voluptuous ripples also strengthen the overall shape) and form as a sorting device to deploy functions (carrying 3D models, showing pictures from various projects as well as a pad to interactively explore design strategies).
top + front view @ Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki
Mesh optimization render - Loop_3 brought in Thessaloniki our meaning of architecture red - Stripe to show projects render and diagrams blue - Space to show prototype models
diagrams - Some scale operations to generate different sections
0.66 0.33 0.0
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di agram - The trigonometric equation moves control points of a curve to create butterfy shape
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diagrams - Ripple pattern generation follow trigonometric equations. The effect is obtained moving seams of trasversal curves.
to generate lofting curves
ƒ = cos (θ •k)
-3.14 -2.74 -2.38 -2.02 -1.66 -1.26 -0.87 -0.51 -0.17 0.17 0.54 0.91 1.29 1.69 2.08 2.45 2.79 3.14
-1.00 -0.37 0.65 0.98 0.26 -0.79 -0.86 0.02 0.87 0.86 -0.06 -0.92 -0.74 0.36 0.99 0.47 -0.50 -1.00
θ [-π ; π]
trasversal curve 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
k number of lobes
seam movement 0.50 0.43 0.36 0.28 0.21 0.14 0.11 0.15 0.21 0.28 0.36 0.44 0.49 0.43 0.35 0.26 0.18 0.11 0.06 0.10 0.18 0.26 0.34 0.43 0.48 0.40 0.30 0.19 0.10 0.03 0.00 0.03 0.12 0.22 0.33 0.43
Domain [ 0.0 ; 1.0 ]
CURVATURE ANALYSIS and RAIL DETAIL
view - Curvature analysis to generate rails from curves
diagrams - Double guide solution is the way to fix the lycra and optain the final shape
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cut lines - flatten portals ready to be milled
RAIL CONSTRUCTION diagram s - Curves from 3d model are made by Forex and
cut by a lasercut. To obtain planar surfaces, some vector operations let us to simulate the real forex curvature. Some analysis told us where are critical situations.
Slotted hole (φ 3,5mm)
Internal guide (Forex 3mm)
Bolt External guide (Forex 3mm)
PLYWOOD STRUCTURE diagram s - Playwood is the base structure for this self
standing object. Every single shape is unique and uses to anchor te guides. Particolary attention to portals profile.
Render view from via Don Minzoni
BRIEF // project type Academic // location jul-2012, Cavaticcio garden, Bologna // committance Architecure and Composition Architectural 3, Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna. // team Five Core Plus: Matteo Cominetti, Marco Mignani, Luca Pedrielli, Gianluca Tabellini, Francesco Tizzani // tutors Alessio Erioli, Gabriele Evangelisti, Michele Semeghini // links course blog _ http://a3-tfr.blogspot.it/ winding space _ http://a3-tfr-fivecore.blogspot.it/
Since we began to outsource our metabolic functions we started to build mediators. When these mediators exceeded their primary performance (the one they were purposed for) they began to destratify and tamper with a level of higher sophistication in the ﬁeld of information exchange, where aesthetics is deeply involved and feedbacks on the system from which it emerged. In this studio we will look at it as a ﬁeld where environmental negotiation, cultural pressures and body-space relations ﬁnd their developmental landscapes. The fashion robot will investigate on speciﬁc cases where the interconnected environmental conditions and cultural pressures are the culture medium for systems to thrive and grow onto. As a ﬁrst investigation we decided to explore the Concept Car ﬁeld, where technology and design combine together to provide a new answer to speciﬁc physical needs. We focused on Aerodynamics, trying to emulate how this system works. We found interesting how two or more ridges, isocurves rised and gone from a generic surface, will create variety of shapes and spaces. Obteined a new surface the process is able to start again working on the same object but not at the same scale. Wind speeds and turbolances are choosen how external agents.
Winding Ridges 0.2 2.4
w inding ridgesOne result obteined testing system capabilities, in particular the iteractive process
control point deformation
first lofted surface
The process starts again. The surface 05 becomes the starting point
Phenotypes explorations 2.2 From planar surface
First analysis of the system behavior growing by 2 ridges
First analysis of the system behavior growing by 3 ridges
First analysis of the system behavior growing by 4 ridges
explorations Some explorations to understand the relation between iterations and number of ridges
second ridges growth
second lofted surface
Number of ridges Number of iterated ridges Average length [m] Avarage lenght of itaration [m] Height [m] Rotation [%] Progressive Rotation [%] Simmety [%]
4 4 11.0 9.0 4 100 100 100
2 4 9.5 7.5 2.1 70 70 40
3 4 8.0 4.5 3.3 20 10 100
4 4 10.0 4.0 3.1 80 100 0
master p la n planar sections of boxes, counter lines and technical informations
TURBOLENCE diagram s - This 3D representation is the result of all the
previously ﬂuid dynamics analysis. It is noticeable how records show high values of turbulence in the joint A and in the alley B, with lower intensity in the lane CD due to a lack of continuity of the banks (the gradient goes from blue for laminar ﬂow, to red for the turbulent motion). From this point of view the project has to mitigate and contain these turbulence using the concept car aerodynamics theory. The ultimate goal is to recover the load loss, "giving pressure" to the system for better smoothness and continuity. 4 boxes will be builded, with size proportional to the factor of turbulence, to concentrate, boost, deviate and ﬁnally to eject pressure.
a na l y s is - CFD analysis after the work. It shows wind speeds in summer at 7,5m high
d i a gra m s - flow analysis and interpretation
diagrams dynamic apertures from different radiance
SKIN PATTERN diagram s - The pattern consists is trasversal cuts in the
surface, these are extruded normally to the surface itself, following curves in two directions so that it is completely integrated but still providing an efďŹ cent solution for light and air to get into the building. The diagrams show the gaussian variation in the extrusion of the pattern surface, and illustrate how the proďŹ le of each single curve variates gradually from the beginning to the end of the surface.
SPRAY COLOR The model has been pinted with a white spray color to reduce the roughness surface.
close up of mycelium structure
MYCELIUM TECTONICS BRIEF
// project type Research, master degree thesis // info march-2015, DA - AlmaMater Studiorum - Università di Bologna Laboratorio di Micologia Applicata, DipSA - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, UniBo // academic supervisor Prof. Alessio Erioli // academic tutor Prod.ssa Alessandra Zambonelli, Maurizio Montalti, Philip Ross // links http://mycelium-tectonics.com
Biological microorganisms - provided with dynamic and adaptive behaviours - offer an inspiring model for architecture, in favour of a complex system whose functionality isn’t only the sum of single component performances, but rather the result of interaction between parts and their reciprocal self-organization into space. My thesis aims at studying and understanding the growth strategies applied by mycelia in the exploration of the surrounding environment. These simple microogranisms are able to create networks of resource and nutrient distribution in an efﬁcient and complex manner, through adaptive aggregation processes in function of environmental conditions. Such processes of material computation can be simulated in a digital environment providing precious tools to generate and test a variety of possible archictectural systems. The purpose of this ﬁrst phase is, through the study and application of biological models, to direct the architectural system towards an organic, dynamic and integrated relationship with the ecosystem. In other words, to create an architecture that becomes indistinguishable from nature. Quoting Arthur C. Clarke: Any sufﬁciently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic “any sufﬁciently advanced technology is indistinguishable from nature”.
in vitro Mycelium growth on solid substrate for 20 days hemp struc ture Pleurotus Ostreatus growth on hemp structure. 16 days
(BIO) ANALOGIC COMPUTATION diagram s - Mycelium is a living agent-system. The hemp ďŹ ber
structures built here connect two plexiglass or plywood plates and they provide a good substrate to mycelium growth. Results show a redundant and hyper connected system: a ďŹ brous composite material made of (and by) mycelium.
analo gic computation Results of mycelium growth on different hemp structures
diagrams - Not so far from wool experiments by Frei
Otto, a new digital matter behaviour is proposed here. Hemp physic behaviour has been simulated when ﬁbers lenght is extended. A ﬁrst architectural value emerge from spatial distribution and differentiation of ﬁbers density.
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h ierarc hy Architectural layers and different hemp distribution
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explora tio n s Some explorations and planar view of the final hemp distribution
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_2.1-A density > high hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > uniform elements > 18
_2.1-B density > middle hierarchy >1+2 variation > low elements > 14
_2.1-C density > low hierarchy >1+2 variation > middle elements > 14
_2.1-D density > middle hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > high elements > 18
_2.1-E density > low hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > middle elements > 18
_2.2-A density > high hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > uniform elements > 19
_2.2-B density > middle hierarchy >1+2 variation > low elements > 14
_2.2-C density > low hierarchy >1+2 variation > middle elements > 14
_2.2-D density > high hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > high elements > 19
_2.2-E density > middle hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > high elements > 19
_2.3-A density > high hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > uniform elements > 18
_2.3-B density > middle hierarchy >1+2 variation > low elements > 18
_2.3-C density > low hierarchy >1+2 variation > middle elements > 18
_2.3-D density > middle hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > high elements > 18
_2.3-E density > low hierarchy >1+2+3 variation > high elements > 18
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diagram Hierarchy of the final model
GERARCHIA 2 > ALCUNI FASCI DI FIBRE NON SONO PRETTAMNTE STRUTTURALI QUANTO PIUTTOSTO ORNAMENTALI E A COMPLETAMENTO
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GERARCHIA 1 >
LE FIBRE SONO DISPOSTE A FORMARE UNA PARETE BIDIMENSIONALE CHE PRODUCE ALTA DIFFERENZIAZIONE ED ORNAMENTO
FASCI DI FIBRE CHE SEGUEONO L’ANDAMENTO DEGLI SFORZI E COSTITUISCONO UN CORE STRUTTURALE
< GERARCHIA 3 FIBRE LOCALIZZATE CHE NASCONO E MUIONO SULLO STESSO PIANO: A COMPLETAMENTO E ORNAMENTALI
view s - Simulation of the mycelium volume
pic tures - The final model before and after the mycelium growth (30 days)
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ARCHITECTURE OF CONTINUITY volatilit y - The system born euclidean and develops itself in a
continuos system, blurring bounds and elements size. The result is a â€œchaoticâ€? and uncertain architecture which is not assembled by discrete element, rather it is characterized by volatility. Singularities emerge where system is capable to evolve.
pic ture s - close up of surfaces and continuum system build by mycelium
simme tr y â€œAsymmetricâ€? simmetry because of mycelium autonom decisions
con tinu u m - Rigid and high dense mycelium structure
BRIEF The masterplan of St. Berillo will redevelop and reinterpret the area around the old quarter of San Berillo, after more than 50 years of deterioration, as a new link between downtown and the waterfront. The intention is to restore an urban area to the city of Catania with new public and private functions. The masterplan is inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon and by Catania's culture of green space. The project's involves the construction of a large urban garden acting as liaison between the city and the sea and with the function of mending between the two neighboring districts. Inside, a green axis (pedestrian and bicycle) will emerge, forming a new town Boulevard and new pedestrian plazas. Facing the Boulevard will be a series of low buildings, stepped with garden terraces, intended as shops and more urban scale functions of (cinema, theater, museum). At the end there will be space for residential buildings (providing closure to the urban fabric) and a hotel with an iconic presence, almost a a gate to the city from the sea.
// project info work experience, 2013, commission // location Catania, Sicilly, IT // design MC-A Mario Cucinella Architects // team Mario Cucinella, Hyun Seok Kim, Luca Bertacchi, Michele Olivieri, Alberto Casarotto, Alberto Menozzi, Giuseppe Perrone, Gianluca Tabellini, Sara Trueba Fonseca, Noa Shoval; Yuri Costantini // my contribution public space design, digital and physical model // links http://www.mcarchitects.it/project/san-berillo
physical model pic: Luca Bertacchi
m asterp la n - plan view of the entire area: 240.000 sqm
diagrams - layout of layers funtion distribution
PUBLIC SPACE stairs - The project is characterized by a long boulevard
and by an open facade that negotiates between interior and exterior space. The green axis is marked by a series of steps that rise smooth from the boulevard deďŹ ning terraces and spaces. Flight of steps create a ďŹ‚ow system strengthly connected with the facade system.
plan - technical view of public boulevard
diagram - how steps system works
3D PRINTED MODEL phy si ca l m o del - To realize the physical model, the steps system has been engineered and subdivided into printable components. The model took part at the San Paolo Architecture Biennale (Brazil) in 2013.
3d pr int - steps just printed
pic tures - pictures of the physical model
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pic ture - the flow system of steps
CITTAâ€™ DELLA SALUTE
// project info work experience, 2013/2014, competitive bid // location Area EX-FALC, Sesto San Giovanni, Milano, IT // preliminary design (masterplan and builidings) RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop // final design (buildings, interior and landscape) MC-A Mario Cucinella Architects // team
Mario Cucinella, Angelo Agostini, Alberto Bruno, Serena Carrisi, Ambra Cicognani, Yuri Costantini, Emanuele Dionigi, Julissa Gutarra, Pamela Iannuccelli, Letizia Lanzi, Gabriele Motta, Michele Olivieri, Gianluca Tabellini
// my contribution gardens design leader, digital and physical model (in charge)
BRIEF The project was the result of a coordinated effort between the MCA and some companies (headed by Condotte Ltd.) to participate in a competitive bid promoted by Region Lombardia (IT). At the tender the preliminary draft of a large hospital (450 million euro, amount of work) signed by Renzo Piano. The proposal is therefore focused on the economic quote and to the design of a public space, fully committed to the final phase. The hospital is characterized by five blocks connected to each other at both ends, giving rise to five indoor gardens. Its purpose is to try to give each patient resident the chance to see a green space, following the principle that patient care happen also through the welfare of the environment in which they are located. The study of the gardens as "therapeutic gardens" took expert advice of Architect Marilena Baggio, investigating the design choices based on various types of plants (trees, bush, and ground cover) most suitable for the care of patients. Every garden has its own color, a particular sense of space and that specific species of plants, chosen with care for their perceptual (color) and olfactory characteristics.
Picture of the physical model
diagram connection between public and green spaces
top view - a view showing all the five gardens
Lobby Main street
FIVE HEALING GARDENS colors - Five gardens, with same dimensions, have been
disgned to give different feelings. Eachone has his own color and his own name linked to the chinese medicine. Arboreal species were studied and choosen for each garden to follow the color of the blossom, the leaf tone and fragrance. Five different spaces that give different feelings and perceptions.
GIARDINO DEL “POLMONE” # 01 co l o r white ma i n t re e Davidia Involucrata
GIARDINO DEL “CUORE” # 02 co l o r red m a i n t re e Acer Platanoides “Krimson King”
GIARDINO DELLA “MILZA” # 03 co l o r yellow ma i n t re e Gleditia Incantas “Sunburst”
GIARDINO DEL “FEGATO” # 04 co l o r green m a i n t re e Metasequoia glyptostroboides
GIARDINO DEL “RENE” # 05 co l o r blue ma i n t re e Abies Pinsapo “Glauca”
physical mo del Picture of the model presented to the comminssion. The scale is 1:100 pic tures - The green system is the core of gardens design. The model is very accurate to best represents the project idea
Picture of the scale model
// project type Academic, Design Installation // location feb-2011, Rizoma Architect studio //info won an internal competition of “a3” course, Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna. // team quellilì: Niccolò Lelli, Francesco Sagripanti, Andrea Santoro, Gianluca Tabellini // tutors Alessio Erioli, Andrea Nassetti, Michele Semeghini
Dionaea muscipula (called “venus flytrap”) has leaf blades divided in two regions: a flat, heart-shapedphotosynthesiscapable petiole, and a pair of terminal lobes hinged at the mid-rib, forming the trap which is the true leaf. The upper surface of these lobes contains red anthocyanin pigments and its edges secrete mucilage. The lobes exhibit rapid plant movements, snapping shut when stimulated by prey. The trapping mechanism is set off when prey contacts one of the three hair-like trichomes that are found on the upper surface of each lobe. Like the venus flytrap, the structure captures models simulating nastic movement.
Lorenz strange attractors & Rizoma application
diagram - Start case study: â€œstrange attractorsâ€? by Lorenz and his application.
callout - designTrap has 250 trasversal sections
h. 24,5 cm
h. 92,2 cm
Flatten sections 42
h. 138,6 cm
h. 230,9 cm
h. 124,9 cm
h. 169,5 cm
h. 77,1 cm
h. 99,4 cm
h. 75,9 cm
diagram s - starting from the operation of Lorentz attractor,
this project shows the possible variations of a linear proliferation. One of the requests of the client was to develop something complex using flat surfaces.
with torsion and mirror in secific domain
from attractor curve and min/max
from attractor curve and min/max
vie ws - section
diagrams - Steps to control any single change and attractor
h. 26,3 cm
h. 28,3 cm
and exposition planes from bump level
SKILLS ACHIEVED EXPERTISE
My engineering background makes me prone to precision, to organizational logic and problem solving, but the many experiences in ďŹ eld of architecture and design have enriched my aesthetic and creative sensibility. I am interested in generative and computational design and how new digital tools provide an important support to optimization, analysis and control of the project. Working with robots, CNC, etc. in my opinion is a great value because it combines often unexpressed possibilities from the digital culture within the ďŹ eld of matter and its intrinsic properties.
// p. 46 DIGITAL FABRICATION // p. 47 COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN // p. 47 2D and 3D DRAWING // p. 48 CODING // p. 49 IMAGE EDITING // p. 49 LABORATORY EXPERIENCE
DIGITAL FABRICATION ENGINEERING
con struc ta b ilit y Learned speciﬁc sensitivity to engineer-
ing complex structures, translating systems into simple subcomponents.
MACHINE CONTROL lasercuttin g Worked with many numerical control
machines understanding knowledge of CAM software and experience with different materials and tecnical solutions. millin g Become involved in a research program about
design and digitial fabrication and the possibility to directly inﬂuance design process from the fabrication technique. I’ve been studing how 3-axis and 5-axis milling can generate superﬁcial patterns from speciﬁc toolpath systems. 3 d Prin tin g Used many different 3D printers (FDM and
SLS technology) to build architectural physical model and others component parts.
rob ot Worked in a very close contact with a COMAU
robot acquiring basic knowledge about movements and toolpaths. In collaboration with co-de-it, at FabLab Torino, we explored clay extrusion possibilities by informed matter processes where design, technology and matter are mutual inﬂuenced.
3D PRINTING ROBOT
COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN PARAMETRIC CONTROL
e me rgen ce Grasshopper expert.
OPTIMIZATION AND ANALYSIS g+ Investigated many tools (i.e. Kangaroo, Millipede,
Ecotect) to analysis and geometry optimization.
fluid, p a r ticle s a n d s pr i ng s Explored physics simulations through different grasshopper tools, blender physics or directly coding in Processing.
RHINOCEROS GRASSHOPPER KANGAROO
b ottomU p Explored the possibility to generate form
throug genereative algorithm and morphogenesis. Following simple rules of interaction, architecture is not here considered like a merely sum of discrete element, rather it operate like an adaptive organism.
2D and 3D DRAWING 2D
ve c tor g ra p h ic Ability to work at a professional level with
vector graphic editors to draw diagrams, overlays, sketch. 2D an d BI M Draw 2D ﬁles in a quick and accurate way
3D STUDIO MAX
basic knowladge of BIM design and procedures.
3D topD ow n Proﬁcient with NURBS and MESH on any available
IMAGE EDITING PHOTOGRAPHY an alo gic, fi r s t o f a ll I began to shoot with an analogic camera that belong to my dad and now I use both analogic and digital camera. I learned about light, exposure with particolar sensivity to the crop and point of view.
RENDERING con ce p tua l a n d p h o to re a l i s t i c I’m conﬁdent with
rendering and capable with many software and render engine.
PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM CYCLE RENDER
raster, n o t a t a ll Exellent knoledge of photo editing, photomontage and overlay info and diagrams
CODING AGENT SYSTEM
pro ce s s in g I’ve studied and simulated complex systems and behaviours through multiagent generative algotithms. Working with Processing, I’ve simulated the growth of a biological organims (mycelium).
PHP & CSS JAVA PASCAL
LABORATORY EXPERIENCES CHEMISTRY p oison During high school I learned rules and correct
behaviour to take active part in a chemical/biological laboratory. I’ve showed good attitude to work with different tools (i.e glasses, bunsen, laminar ﬂow hood, autoclave..)
LIVING ORGANISM myce liu m-te c to n ic s. co m For my degree thesis I worked
with living organism. I grew mycelia in controlled and sterilized enviroment.
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