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Housing and services, trofarello, 2006

Je veux me rapprocher de toi, poetical performance, Paris La Chapelle, 2007

time line

UniTo offices and student housing, Torino, p.le Aldo Moro, 2007

La terra, la città, il segno: approcci cartografici alle relazioni tra forma del sito e forma urbana, Bsc thesis, tutor prof. F. De Pieri, 2008

Logements collectifs, Paris - Les Lilas, 2007

Student housing, Torino - Manifattura Tabacchi, 2009

Casa Comoglio ( refurbishment ), Chieri, 2008

Refugee housing , Torino, 2010

Ce soir on improvise, mise en scène, Paris Nouveau Théatre de Montreuil, 2007

Borgo Cornalese, refurbishment and ecomuseum project, 2008

Scalo Vanchiglia urban Masterplan, Torino, 2010

Bang building, Seoul, 2009

FasPOnSite - DSign, Alta scuola Politecnica, 2009-11

Cinema Lux, design consulting Torino, 2010

N.D. de Finistère case study, Brussels, 2010

Institut du Monde Arabe, research experience, Paris, 2010-11 After urban sprawl urban project Shelter, Concurso Arquine Bologna, 2011 Mexico City, 2012

Seoul Steel Life, publication 2010-11

Giovanni Comoglio projects and experiences


Giovanni COMOGLIO v. Giordano Bruno, 16, 10023 CHIERI (TO) , Italy 0039 0115503034 - 0039 3479927470 giovanni.comoglio@gmail.com birth : 15 - 5 - 1986 Architect, registered at Ordine degli architetti - Torino

Education

Experiences Aug 2012

Shanghai Summer School, international seminar on urban/rural space and image and green design Tongji University, Shanghai

Msc Thesis project: Institut du Monde Arabe. Tutors: Carlo Olmo (poliTo), Fulvio Irace (PoliMi). Contributors: François Chaslin, Monique Eleb Sep 2010 - May 2011

Ph.D. student, Doctorate program on History of Architecture and Town Planning.

Architectural History research activity (Msc thesis documentation) in Paris:

2012. Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano, first year.

Institut du Monde Arabe; Architecture Studio; Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jun 2011

Alta Scuola Politecnica Diploma

for graduate courses (Full English)

Interdisciplinary school for innovation Politecnico di Torino – Politecnico di Milano Jul 2011

Master of Science - Architecture (construction) (110/110, summa cum laude, awarded with online publishing) DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM:

di Torino Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paris Malaquais. tutors: François Chaslin, Monique Eleb.

2011 - ...

Ducks and Hats, art, design, graphics, music and “stuff” blog ( http://ducksandhats.blogspot.com/ ) editorial staff and regular contribution May 2011

After urban sprawl, a new alliance town-countrydside. urban and territorial planning workshop Urban Center Bologna, Bologna

I Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico

May 2011 -

thesis: “Institut du Monde Arabe. Un’antologia in vetro e acciaio di un fine secolo europeo”

Collisioni, Visual and performing arts

supervisor: Prof. Carlo Olmo; co-supervisor: Prof. Fulvio Irace; research contributors: prof. François Chaslin, prof. Monique Eleb

contribution to conception and realization of urban and interior scenery

Sep 2005 – Sep 2008

Feb 2010

Bachelor of Science - Scienze dell’Architettura e dell’Ingegneria Edile (110/110)

Abandoned Sacred Places, architectural design workshop

I Faculty of Architecture - Politecnico di Torino

Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels

Graduation date: 19 September 2008 thesis: “La terra, la città, il segno: approcci cartografici alle relazioni tra forma del sito e forma urbana“ tutor: Prof. Filippo De Pieri

Jun -Jul 2008 Participation to XXXIII UIA World congress of Architecture, Torino Sep 2007 – Feb 2008

Sep 2000 – Jul 2005 Diploma di Maturità

and cultures festival, Novello (Cuneo)

Classica (100/100 lode)

Liceo “A. Monti”, Chieri (To)

Study experience in École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris - La Villette Erasmus programme


Work Experiences

CITATION INDEX and contribution to publications

Feb 2010 - May 2010

Camerana & Partners, Torino

- After

(professional training period) contribution to concept and design activity on the projects:

published in: Agnoletto, Guerzoni, La campagna necessaria. Un’agenda d’intervento dopo l’esplosione urbana, Macerata,

Metamorfosi - ambito 3 - scalo Vanchiglia. International urban design competition. cinema Lux - interior design consulting for building re-use

Urban sprawl - Il Pilastro

Quodlibet, 2012 - Bologna, Bonino, Bruno, Seoul

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Pier Luigi Nervi. Architettura come sfida. Torino, la committenza industriale, le culture architettoniche e poli-

Steel life, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2011

architectural publication contribution to graphics and artwork

tecniche italiane.

Reviewed in:

international architectural exhibition, Torino

- City

Project, n. 27, May 2011 - Abitare, Jan-Feb 201, p. 106

Specialized guide service and assistance to visitors

Cited in: Collaboration with Terra

for Architecture, Gangemi, 2011 - Brizi, Sabini, The Kent State forum on the city, La nuova Torino, The new Turin, Firenze,

Alinea editrice, 2011, pp. 80-81.

Feb 2010 - Jun 2010

del Fuoco, Torino

project consulting for Architectural design competition: refugees ranking: 1 - competition winner.

housing in Torino, v. Bologna. teaching activities

Sep 2011 “Institut du Monde Aarabe” lecture, within Storia dell’Architettura course, prof. C.Olmo Collaboration with Professor C.Olmo, M.Robiglio, Atelier di Progettazione e Storia - assistance to teaching activities Sep 2008 –

- Belibani, Panunzi, E-learning

- DSign, Alta scuola Politecnica interdisciplinary project published in: Multidisciplinarity and innovation: ASP Projects 5, Milano, Polipress, 2011, pp.100-103 - Bang

building project in Seoul, “Materiali e qualità architettonica” design unit, 2009 published in: Bologna, Bonino, Bruno, Seoul Steel life, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2011 several citations within the text, drawings and photographs at pp. 23, 66, 108, 131, 145,146

Collaboration with Professor R. Spallone, M. Vitali, V.Colaleo, M.Sanna, M.Pezzuto: Fondamenti e applicazioni di Geometria Descrittiva , Disegno Automatico, Rilievo courses - assistance to teaching activities I Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico

di Torino

- Student

housing project in Torino, “Macchine del progetto” design unit

published in: Motta, Pizzigoni, La nuova griglia politecnica, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2011, pp.154-155

Languages

Artistic skills

Computer skills

Italian (mother tongue)

Hand drawing, writing

Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office and common browsers, Autocad

English (proficient)

2d-3d, 3DStudioMax, SketchUp, Archicad, RDF, Photomodeler,

French (proficient)

Adobe Photoshop-Indesign-Illustrator Ableton Live, common samplers (sound design)


Image is the base material of the contemporary relationship between town and countryside within Shanghai region. a

Outlook is the assesment of some principles and new stra-

randomly performed analysis lead by the on-site perception

tegies as a starting point for a new debate on the relationship

of some key concepts

between town and contryside.

Vision is the opportunuty to envision alternative ways to noImage, vision and outlook are tools for a differen understan-

ce of balancing powers, and to raise questions about current

ding of the shanghai metropolis in order to build a better

and futures strategies

quality of life...

VISION

wadays no-win situation, in order to underline the importan-

OUTLOOK

with Ding S., Qian Z., A. Gomez Roque, J. Phelippeau, B. Velu, D. Campobenedetto, J.P. Martinez Molina, D.Ovalle Costal, M. Marskamp Shanghai Summer School, international seminar on urban/rural space and image and green design, Aug 2010 Tongji University, Shanghai

IMAGE

Imagining Rurbanity


After Urban Sprawl - il Pilastro A new alliance town-countryside: territorial and urban design research workshop, Bologna May 2010 Urban Center Bologna / Provincia di Bologna (represented Universities: UPC Barcelona, Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, IUG Grenoble, FacoltĂ  di Architettura Cesena, University of Skopje) Pilastro needs Bologna to revitalize its collective and public

spaces, as Bologna needs Pilastro to re-establish it relationship with environment and countryside. This relationship is generated and structure within a system where Pilastro quarter stands as a town-countryside connector. A simple public action is therefore envisioned, based on the increase of urban fabric and social and functional mixitĂŠ, thus integrating different space scales, as well as different and interconnected transportation modes.


Embracing a peaceful core shelter for displaced people in LecherĂŹa, Ciudad de Mexico. Arquine international competition, 2012 with F.Cavaleri, D.Campobenedetto, P. Ferrucci, F.Franzi A short-lasting yet fruitful experience of relief for displaced people through two simple concepts: - a protected spatial core maintaining a filtered relationship with outer context - a hi-fi space conception provided with a low-tech approach to building practices.


Grow Your Green City - Metamorfosi Scalo Vanchiglia Torino: International Masterplan design competition, february-april 2010 Collaboration with Benedetto Camerana ( design team: Camerana&Partners, Metrogramma, Land srl - Andreas Kipar ) A challenge which often defeated the strongest architectural

tools such as a precise set of settlement rules, and a massive

practices: the planning of a large disused service area close

presence of productive vegetation all over the area.

to an expanding city centre.

As a result a gradual shifting can be noticed, from a pro-

As a response to the requirements expressed in the com-

ductive low-density belt close to the existing quarters, to a

petition documents, the choice has risen to follow a non-

high-rise and high- density one, facing the park and making

conventional way of merging the green dimension of a park

it a real urban “tool” contributing to urban requirements and

with the need for a real urban dimension. This area, structu-

reduction of pollution. The four main settlement concepts are

red on the future underground line has been conceived as

shown below:

a new part of Torino where “green” and “city” are linked by traversante

saturato

a terra libera

produttivo con residenza


A Social Mermaid - self-building experience for refugee housing Torino: design competition, february-june 2010 - COMPETITION WINNER -

AWARDED WITH CONSTRUCTION Collaboration with Terra del Fuoco This project stands as a guiding example of the most recent

the inhabitants themselves are supposed to take part to the

strategies of social and architectural innovation in urban

restoration and construction work. The project stands as a

contexts.

good-willing mermaid, helping refugees to re-create their life

It has been developed (in collaboration with F.Cavaleri, D.

in Torino by entering the current employment environment.

Campobenedetto, P. Ferrucci, D. Toso) to give an answer to the call made by Comune di Torino for intervention on a complex case: an abandoned police station which has been squatted in the last two years by African refugees. It has been transformed into a regular housing for these families, and


Seoul Steel life architectural publication - contribution to graphics and artwork, 2010-2011 Bologna, Bonino, Bruno, Seoul Steel Life, Macerata, Quodlibet, As a team,

2011 we developed (me, E. Bruno, C.Barioglio,

D.Campobenedetto, F.Cavaleri) an ideal Seoul gathering the projects developed by the students between 2008 and 2009, and a concept wallpaper expressing the core idea of each project. Reviewed in: Abitare, Jan/feb 2011, p.106 | City Project, n. 27, May 2011 Also published in: Belibani, Panunzi, E-learning for Architecture, Gangemi, 2011 | Brizi, Sabini, The Kent State forum on the city, La nuova Torino, Firenze, Alinea editrice, 2011, pp. 80-81.


Sacred Osmosis

Dsign - social innovation through fashion creativity

Brussels: N.D. de Finistère church case study, 2010 Abandoned Sacred Places International Workshop , Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels (represented countries: Belgium, Italy, UK, Estonia, Turkey)

Alta Scuola Politecnica Multidisciplinary Project, Fas.P.OnSite , tutors S.Maffei, PP. Peruccio, 2009-2011 Team A: teamwork with Marco Triverio, Paolo Cerutti, Domenico Barile, Ekaterina Vasilyeva D-sign is a place that provides services in terms of space,

cook & discuss

tools, and visibility to emergent fashion designers and other creatives in knitting fashion, fostering their creativity and

knit & show

promoting social habilitation and strong links with territorial specificities. It represents a hub for creativity in fashion, and, in particular, in knitting fashion. Activities are structured around a space which focuses on

learn & practice meet, work & innovate

production, showing the knitting machines in a “bubble” which works as a distribution pivot. promote & sell

taste & enjoy

find your space find your tools

Dealing with sacredness of a place while the context gets farther and farther from the idea of sacred: after a deep reflection about the aspects ( components, it could be said) of sacredness, the workshop teams approached a case study whose main feature was the persistance of a wider sense of sacred (the church is still in use) that hardly merged with its urban contemporary context. Melting sacred and everyday activity by the use of space : objects like ions in a spatial osmosis,diffused in the urban area extending the space of the church and merging it with the outer space


TrayFuls of Seoul - The city upstairs Seoul: commercial bang building , 2009 “Materiali e qualità architettonica“ design unit, prof. M.Bonino, L.Bazzanella

published project A hot brief: create a bang building. Bang are rooms where

sed and less attractive) or a “live me” level (more common

Korean guys do what they don’t do at home, i.e. almost eve-

and open) in order to push users up to the rooftop level.

rything (cooking, reading, seeing dvds, playing board games

The main physical components of the street, asphalt paving

or wii...). This building has got to take up a leading role in a

and neon signs, become the building materials dominating

Hongik street completely built by stuff and merchandise, and

the scene of this commercial multi-level city.

it’s got to generate profit even with its last floor tile. The choice is to get the street penetrating the buildable volu-

Published in: Bologna, Bonino, Bruno, Seoul Steel Life, Ma-

me, distributing micro-urban environments on every storey,

cerata, Quodlibet, 2011

each of them characterised as a “cross me” level (more clo-


Crossing the walls, rediscovering the river Borgo Cornalese (Torino): restoration, revitalization and eco-museum functional program - 2008 with Francesca Cavaleri and Paolo Ferrucci “Cura del patrimonio� Design Unit, prof. R. Palma, C. Occelli A landscape where the river builds everything, but at the same time is difficult to perceive. A cartographic approach points out the role of Borgo Cornalese as the gateway to its area, capable of living a new sustainable re-vitalization by rediscovering the link between the river, its landscape and the architectures it generates. The white rough concrete wall, a built symbolization of this link, becomes the tool to differentiate common and private space, strenghten existing strucutres, define the architecture of landscape and buildings.


Student’s island

Home, sweet (and warm, and safe, and cheap, and new....) home

Torino - Manifattura Tabacchi: student housing, services and conference hall - 2009 “Macchine del progetto” Design Unit, prof. G. Motta, L. Caneparo

The Italian habitat - Casa Comoglio (Chieri, TO): adaptation to energy normative requirements and consequent architectural feedback - 2008 “Architettura - Tecnologia” Design Workshop, prof. G.Cavaglià

published project UniTo expansion in north-eastern Torino involves an area

Take your home, understand it, reshape it and get it working

limited by the Po river, the Regio Parco channel and the

right. Get a good answer to nowadays energy, economical,

ancient royal tobacco factory complex: an island where

structural and even ergonomic standards from a building

300 UniTo students will find their home and the services

completed in 1980.......

they need.

A technical requirement becomes the occasion for a deep

Two different height levels determine two different envi-

understanding of the reasons of construction, and a critical

ronments: a river-level lower one, containing services,

rethinking of everyday architectural shape.

dominated by the organic shapes once characterizing the

Main interventions: realisation of a supplementary thermal

pre- existing hunting reserve; a factory-level higher one,

insulation layer, substitution of existing concrete balconies

designed by orthogonal alignments, dedicated to the stu-

with a semi-independent steel structure, other small com-

dents’ private dimension. Only links between the two levels are the structural steeltree allée sustaining the students’ house, the conference hall, the pre-existing Fimit manufacturing plant.

fort-improving additions.


S’insérer, ...habiter - exploring Parisian habitat

Ce soir on improvise Nouveau Théatre de Montreuil (Paris): mise en scène of Pirandello’s Masterpiece - 2008

Les Lilas (Paris): housing complex - 2007

with Estelle Calmettes, Marcela Bevilacqua, Ana Cortès, Daniele Campobendetto

masterplan phase with Flora Marchand

“Scènographie”, prof. Mahtab Mazlouman

“Architecture du logement collectif” Design Workshop, prof. C. Muschalek, V.Cornu, H. Gaudin, D. Pinon

Levels of consciousness are the focus of the reflection gene-

The challenge to face is hard: it deals with the fine art of

rating the entire mise en scène developed for a new theatre in

inserting in a complex context something capable of gran-

Paris proche banlieue.

ting a real quality for life. The answer to such a requirement

When shifting from the position of actor to one of “actor

comes from the hints that the context itself, almost unknown

acting as an actor” or definitely “character”, each charac-

when the project started, could give.

ter finds a new position inside the theatre space: on stage

The west zone has been characterized by independent private

ground level, on an elevated platform, inside a metal basket

units defined as maisons superposées; the east zone, more

hanging from the ceiling. But it could also be halfway betwe-

open and wide, has hosted a more conventional block type,

en two levels: in the end, is every position as clear as it could

collaborating to the definition of exterior common spaces,

seem?.....

carefully balanced between minéral and végétal.


GIOVANNI COMOGLIO | PORTFOLIO 2012