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LINDA FERRARI

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


WELCOME

Recent MA Architecture graduate from the University of Westminster. Thanks to my university preparation and work experience I have been involved in many laboratories and group works. These allowed me to earned excellent relational skills and marked propensity to teamwork without losing the ability to work as a single individual. Also, I matured an ability to work in stressful situation, primarily related to client deadlines and work activities.  I am passionate, hard-workers, fast learner and I would like to be in touch with professional organisation able to give me opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge. 

London, UK +44 7501 998737 ferrari.linda@mail.com

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EDUCATION 2016/2017

Master MA in Architecture (Digital Media) University of Westminster, London, UK

2010/2014

Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Architecture Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

2009/2010

Course in Building Engineering/Architecture University of Bologna, Italy

2003/2008

Diploma in Architectural Designer Art School A.Venturi in Modena, Italy

Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign

WORK EXPERIENCE

Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects AutoCad Revit Rhinoceros HTML and CSS Processing/Arduino Maya

English

C1 Certificated

Italian

Native speaker

Spanish

Basic

Junior Architect Moreno Giacobazzi Architetti, Office of architecture in Maranello, Italy

May 2013 Sept. 2014

Internship Moreno Giacobazzi Architetti, Office of architecture in Maranello, Italy

Mar. 2013 May 2013

Internship Architetti Associati, Office of architecture and planning in Modena, Italy

June 2007 Sept. 2007


“L’architettura è spazio concreto, cosa positiva che si costruisce con la città dove fatti privati e fatti collettivi partecipano alla trasformazione della natura con l’azione della ragione e della memoria”. ​ “Architecture is a concrete space, a positive thing that is built with the city where private facts and collective facts participate in the transformation of nature through the action of intellect and memory”.                                                                                                                             Gae Aulenti


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CONTENTS

WORK EXPERIENCE

DRAWINGS

PIAZZA CASTELLO

3° Plant Expansion

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ACADEMIC WORKS

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MILAN, Italy


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LAB

PROJECT OF A RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE

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The location of the intervention is located inA Mantua in the north of Italy. This historic city has seen a fast and disorganised residential enlargement in the last decades. The B intervention intends to create a residential and public area that acts as a link between the building of the historic centre and the buildings of the XX/XXI Century through the enhancement of the ancient city walls in order to give back identity to the place without losing seen the contemporary style.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LAB 2

OPPOSITE BOXES: A MULTIFUNCTIONAL BUILDING

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The lot at our disposition for the course of Architectural Design was in Paris, exactly in St. Germain district. Our project is called OPPOSITE BOXES because it involves the creation of two completely different elements: a massive stone block and a fully glazed block. The project required the creation B of a multifunctional building: 1. the stone block is composed of a conference room, delicatessen store and classrooms available for a cookery school 2. the glazed block is composed of a 3 level restaurant with neighbouring kitchen and a rooftop panoramic bar.


ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN COMPOSITION

FORTE SAN PROCOLO (VR): A STRONGHOLD-FORT REDEVELOPMENT

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The intervention aims to redevelop the Austrian ex Stronghold-fortress (Forte San Procolo, Verona, Italy) and the entire surrounding area in order to eliminate the complete degradation and abandonment that has infected the area, transformingA it into a ‘grey and anonymous place’. The intervention includes a public green area around the fort’s walls and B multifunctional spaces- such as exhibitions, concerts and cultural events- inside. Furthermore, a network of historical cycle-pedestrian routes has been studied. All this using only materials available in the area to preserve the authenticity of the place and reduce production costs.


BACHELOR THESIS PROJECT

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The project aims to create low impact installations according to an evident principle of economy of means.

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The types of intervention include: - Realization of a circular path, parallel to the existing one and connected to it in two points, to which fast ascents

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are attached along the slopes of the hill and five panoramic piers; - Installation of three different types of piers with a panoramic function, facing the places and buildings that made up the main theatres of the battle; - Installation of groups of steles with lighting function and representing the troops of French, Austrian and Piedmontese soldiers; B’ - Preparation of a climbing system along the steepest ridge of the hill, A’ connected to a panoramic structure; Installation of information panels with QR code.

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The project consists in the realisation of a thematic-historical park in Solferino (MN) with the aim of commemorating the Italian’s independence battle of 1859. The determining role of Solferino was due to the strategic position of the fortress (Rocca), located at an altitude of 205 meters a.s.l. Through the identification of specific points of view, the project aims to extend the gaze to a broader portion of the territory, to understand the places that B have had great importance for the battle and monuments erected as a result of it.

THE PARK OF SOLFERINO’S ROCCA: PROJECT OF A HISTORIC ITINERARY


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EARTHQUAKES In May 2012 in my country, Emilia (Italy) there was a destructive earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale. The damage done was enormous. A lot of people lost their own house, industrial buildings had collapsed and historical building reported irreparable damage. As an inevitable consequence, the priority at that time was to rebuild what had been lost. The following projects are an example of this.


WORK EXPERIENCE Maranello, Italy


ROLE: JUNIOR ARCHITECT Current State

ECO-FRIENDLY AND ANTISEISMIC HOUSES

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Mono-family residences structured on one or two levels achieved through dry construction techniques, designed to hold out against earthquakes. The main guidelines for the design process are: pansion - The 1 °useP l a noft E xcooling through natural ventilation and shading; - The architectural integration of methods for the capture of renewable energy; - The attention paid to the achievement of high living comfort; - The careful placement into the surrounding naturalistic and landscape context.

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ROLE: JUNIOR ARCHITECT

ANTI-SEISMIC EVALUATION AND RE-BUILDING

Current State

2° Plant Expansion

1° Plant Expansion

3° Plant Expansion

As a result of surveying the unstable structure, it was designed a 3 levels mono-family house that didn’t affect the pre-existent shape following the new regulations imposed by Emilia Romagna region after the 2012 earthquake.


ROLE: JUNIOR ARCHITECT Current State

Expansion proposal of an industrial building. The intervention has been studied in 3 different steps in order to contain the cost of fulfilment. 1° Plant Expansion

The fundamental architectural choice of the project is aimed at enhancing a standardised construction technology that gives to the structure an image of sober richness. All the openings respect the compositional modularity of the façade, determining an ordered, and unified

PROJECT OF AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

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composition that will bring the building beyond its specific function, also in relation to different future uses of the same. To this meaningful choice corresponds a choice of Plant overall sobriety of the intervention3 °that will also benefit the future certain and economic maintainability of the building. The uses of the delimited colour will allow identification and recognition of the building, even in relation to the use of a colour scheme consistent with the institutional image of the managing body.

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ACADEMIC WORKS

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, UK


MAJOR THESIS PROJECT

For the most part, buildings are designed to be stable. At an imperceptible level, however, all buildings move and flex - alive with responses to geological and environmental conditions. Only in dramatic events such as earthquakes do we become aware of the dynamic nature of the spaces we inhabit. This project is about exploring human sensation and the spatial experience of movement. Of particular interest was the work of Claude Parent and Paul Virilio with their ‘The function of the oblique’ published in 1966 and accompanied by the manifesto Architecture Principe. They proclaimed the end of the vertical and the horizontal in favour of the oblique.

The aim of their project was to create an architecture ‘in motion’ that will force the body to adapt to instability. Inspired by their project and by the potential for instability in architecture, this thesis uses earthquakes as a condition and case study for the disorienting nature of movement. The methodology is based primarily on analysis of the event and later with the creation of different devices that can respectively record and reproduce movement data to simulate its effects. The full Major Thesis design report is available on Issuu (https://issuu.com/lindaferrari6)

INSTABILITY AND MOVEMENT IN ARCHITECTURE


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[1] Harmonograph; [2] Accelerometer; [3] Arduino board connected to processing software; [4] Processing Sketch; [5] Arduino board connected to Pan-Tilt servo; [6] Active Camera; [7] Cardboard glass for VR.


DIGITAL MEDIA

TRANSPARENCIES (APPLIED ANIMATION)

Transparency is the quality of a body to let the light pass through it. This property is usually gathered along with glass, water and air. These images are a reworked version of frames extrapolated from an animation in which I tried to depict these three entities through the

using of simple shapes, as plane and particles, and with the careful use of materials, light and shadows. Animation created using Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Audacity. The animation video is available on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/215741568)


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PEN AND ACRILIC PAINT


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