Iacopo Boccalari portfolio - 2012
women's clothing shop interior and furniture design
house of music competition
sukkah for New York City competition
Tokyo fashion museum
high rise fashion museum competition
bar university project
reclaimed wood table competition
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Ritratti is a small women's clothing shop located in Sondrio, northern italy. The task was to give the shop a fresh new look and to create a new room in what previously was the stockroom. The project takes advantage of the stockroom height to build a mezzanine that was previously missing. Hence the ability to still have a private stocking space on the upper floor, while giving the bottom floor space back to the shop. The entire furniture is made of birch wood; tabletops, which are old chalet doors coverd in epoxy resin, are the only exception. 110
interior/furniture design project collaboration with Stefano Contini 2012
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VHOM - Vienna House of Music competition & master's degree project Politecnico di Milano 2011 VHOM is the project for a new House of Music located in Vienna inside the Stadtpark, the competition program asked to focus on the design of a music school, a bar-restaurant, a concert hall and an exhibition space. The solution was to design 3 different buildings overground that are connected together as one by an underground piazza. The piazza works as exhibition space where the music played in the school rooms and in the concert hall is played back through a system of speakers hidden in cans hanging from the ceiling that remember of the telephone kids used to make with cans and wire. video: http://vimeo.com/iacopo/vhom
KOSHO - build your own sukkah! competition - Sukkah City: NYC 2010 Studiometrico - Milano 2010 KOSHO is a kosher project I realized during my internship at Studiometrico, this project was done to participate to the Sukkah City: NYC 2010 competition. A sukkah is an ephemeral shelter built by jewish people during the period of Sukkot. This kind of construction has to follow many religious requirements to be considered kosher, these requirements go from minimum and maximum sizes to the materials used to build it, moreover it should be reasonably lightweight, easy to build, disassemble, transport and build again in a new location. In order to meet al the requirements the project started as an architecture-DIY project, thus, after having designed KOSHO in detail, we proceeded building its full 1:1 scale prototype to verify its qualities and its effective ease of building. The final result of this process was the draft of a building instruction manual to let everyone interested build their own KOSHO. video: http://vimeo.com/14578102
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The structure is composed by six triangles. The triangle is a crushproof shape. Thus, the walls remain unshaken by a steady wind
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A wooden fan is the triggering metaphor of the tectonic principle. 6 fan-like triangles are the basic modular elements of the construction 10’
The 6 sets of planks can be easily folded and closed in bundles. Each set weights only 66 lb and can be comfortably transported by two persons
Operations Step 1
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24 X 9” wide hinges
24 X 9” wide hinges
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TOKYO FASHION MUSEUM competition with Pelle Beckman and Camille Pincemin Kungliga Tekniska Hรถgskolan - Stockholm 2010 The project brief asked the participants to design a vertical fashion museum for Tokyo, the building needed to be 100 meter tall and to have a terrace for catwalks and events. The solution adopted is to break the building in 2 very different parts by locating the terrace at the roof height of the surrounding buildings, the part below the terrace has similar materials to the surrounding buildings while the rest of the skyscraper becomes a big glass case filled with dresses hanging from the ceilings through which the visitors can freely flow.
STILT-BAR architecture design lab: 1st year Politecnico di Milano 2006 Stilt-bar is a small building containing a restaurant-bar for tourists and it is located in a car free area between a bicycle lane and the side of the Varese lake. The building is a spiral shaped slant walking path where one can walk from the lakeside to the roof of the building. The long sides of the building have glass facades covered by thin timber sunshades, while two main windows are let totally free and transform the building into a pair of binoculars that let the visitors enjoy the view of the lake.
QUADRO competition personal project 2012 Quadro is a table made of re-used wood, this project entered the "Tra le Briccole di Venezia" competition held by italian furniture brand Riva1920. The competition aim was to design a table using the wood of the venetian mooring and marker posts called "Briccole".
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top Briccole wood planks thickness 45mm variable width between 200 and 400mm variable length ~2200mm raw/non-machined exterior sides top frame burnished steel - square section 10x15mm
bottom frame and legs burnished steel - square section 8x45mm 10mm 55mm
lath Briccole wood lath square section 10x45mm - length 1140mm
fratelli morsetti competition with Stefano Contini 2011 Fratelli Morsetti are pieces of furniture made by simply assembling timber planes with clamps. The objective of this flippant project was to find an active role for the clamp that are generally used in the process of making furniture. video: http://vimeo.com/iacopo/morsetti
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