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Portfolio Luca Albertario

Luca Albertario 25/07/1990 Italian

Via R. Sanzio, 1 - Cesano Boscone (Milan) 20090 +39 3407793089 luke.alber

Sopa Design Studio, June 2017 / August 2018 Internship at Fiera Milano S.p.A., January 2017 / May 2017 Pubblication: “Future in the garage�. In FIZZY Plus magazine, fall-winter 2016. Internship at, Milano (redesign of abandoned urban spaces) Licensing and Brand Extensions high quality training course, Politecnico di Milano Interior Design, Second Degree, Politecnico di Milano Interior Design, First Degree, Politecnico di Milano Liceo Scientifico (Scientific High School) G.Marconi, Milano


English ETS TOEFL Certificate 91/120 (2013)

Work spaces

Good knowledge of Spanish language


Shop windows





Working in team Fostering new ideas


Retail Museums






Rhinoceros Keyshot AutoCad Sketches




Materials Sustainability

D.I.Y. Cinema








Designer Collaborator


FOLDING ON A SLOPE In-between space in Milan



Make and share your own shelter



Contemporary art for Milan



Exhibition, Stand-fitting designer


INVISIBLE CITIES personal 3D reinterpretation of the book by Italo Calvino


Sketches, illustrations, logos, collages


Oath Company event


Designer Jun ‘17 - Aug ‘18

Elita Bar Via Corsico 5, Milan

IF Festival, 2018 BASE, Milano


Converse 2018 Special Desks for AWLab and Antonioli

Moose Knuckles Future teller corner, DĂźsseldorf 12

Let’s play the video recap!

Moose Knuckles Fall/Winter ‘18 collection show, Düsseldorf 13


Automat Radio X Emporio Armani Fuorisalone + European Summer Tour 2018 + Selfridges set in London

Emergency Giles Duley Exhibition, 2017 Triennale Design Museum, Milano


Acapulco Club Studio Milano, 2017


P6 Studio, Proposals for entrance and meeting room with sound-absorbent panels


Nike Shop Windows 2017/2018 North and Middle Italy

Nike HQ, Rome Entrance 22

Nike The Fall Series event 2017 23


Nike Present packs


Nike Yoga International Day 2018 Tenoha, Milan

FOLDING ON A SLOPE In-between space in Milan

There is special area in the north of Milan where past and future try to meet. On one side we have the historical city with the typical materials, the canals and dams of Leonardo Da Vinci, on the other new skyscrapers and flows of cars prevail.

This two different macro-areas are linked by narrow and abandoned tunnels and alleys. Each team worked to design new spaces and activities to give this part of city a new life.

Luca Albertario Marta Pasetti

Final Lab Year 2015

With this collage we wanted to show how we decided to intervene in the area by working on the different natural levels and by creating new opportunities to live the urban space. 30





We found a particular and badly treatead space and decided to focus on that: it was an aisle between the streets and the wall of the Fatebenefratelli Hospital. It was a particular area for its nature, narrow and steep, where nobody wanted to pass through; but it represented, for this reason, a bracing challenge for designing something people could really take advantage of. Different analysis were made and we preferred to misure the space whit “physical� methods instead of usual ones. Creating these diagrams and collages we tried to understand how it was possible, through levels, to change a useless space in a urban interior for reading, book-sharing and small events like books official launches.

The “folding� structure refers to the ease of folding a paper and it follows the line of the natural ground and the pinnacle wants to emphazise the shape and to become an icon. Different spaces were born from the folding, an interior on the street level where books are shared, preserved and where events take place.

The exterior space is now liveable and it is a place of relax which underlines its nature and unique condition. The covering is made of Alucobond, a specific

aluminium usually used for building facades, excellent material for its lightness, assembling facility, resistance to atmospheric agents and corrosion.


In a second step of the project we were asked to think about a “Switch”: a change in shape, meaning or function, always in relation to the features of the project. A new structure is designed next to the first; it plays with the different levels and gravity but keeps the same characteristics. Different spaces and point of view arise now: a lower area which is thought for children and for exploring and underlining narrow spaces. The upper one instead is designed for events and small conferences during the “weeks of books and culture” and as a lecture room in addition to the firs structure during the rest of the year. 36


KITECAMP Make and share your own shelter

Luca Albertario Monica Buccella

Alperen Eraslan Marta Pasetti

Workshop Year 2015

NDSM Amsterdam


“Let’s imagine a city deeply oriented to innovation and new ideas. A place which can host events, festivals, art performances and much more. Everything is open to public. Let’s imagine that this vision is entirely voted to ecology and sustainability.”

involved activities

sun / wind


The wind is the main source of inspiration and the fundamental actor of this project. It blows from south-west and it is continually changing the spaces in the same way young artists, architects and designers, who live in the area, are modifying it everyday. KITECAMP project is a versatile structure designed to house locals every single day but also to host huge flows of people during festivals and events. We wanted to satisfy the need of having a shelter during extreme wind conditions. The actual housing system does not permit to receive other people except

the living in the area. This is why the design of the structure is thought to be changed depending on weather conditions and number of people. The structure is situated in the huge square that divide the two enormous building and it is thought as a big waterproof fabric canvas anchored to the ground in some points and unrestrained in others to let people change it as they need. New spaces are created every time and they relate to the area with solids and voids made by people.

PAVILION Contemporary art for Milan

During the Lab of exhibition, lead by the architect Nicola Ventura, we had the opportunity to design a pavilion for contemporary art that housed temporary shows. The main challenge was to work at the same time as architects, art curators and finally set-up directors. The pavilion had to rise in the Indro Montanelli park, in Palestro road, Milan, near the Civic Museum of Natural History, the P.A.C.

(Pavilion of Contemporary Art) and the Gallery of Modern Art. We designed our pavilion on the principal way of the park, also visible from the street. The natural passage was non only untouched but also underlined with a 54 meters long wall that has horizontal openings. The interior relates to exterior playing with solids and voids, perceivable clear thresholds and spaces intersecting each other.

Luca Albertario Marta Pasetti

Exhibition Lab Year 2014


The volume in the middle of outer space is designed for conferences, labs and workshops which will take place during different exhibitions. Concrete and glass are the material that can be found in the whole project. A particular space was given to the ticket office that works also as a bookshop: it occupies the first of the repeated volumes created by the interval between bearing walls and the curtain walls. The interior had to be the most functional area in order to house different kinds of exhibitions and large works of art. Furthermore, we wanted to characterize the setting by designing a few curtain walls that gave different points of view without isolating any areas. The glass has an important role in the pavilion and connects different spaces by making an imaginary aisle that gives horizontal continuity to the structure. 45

The subject of the first exhibition we had to set up was really thorny because we were dealing with “Violence against women�. More than 60 works of art, among sculptures, canvases, report photographs and manifestos were chosen for their expressivity on the subject. Most of

them do not even express a sharp judgement about the topic but they try to stimulate personal ideas to visitors. Every space was set up in order to give importance to the piece of art and depending also on light conditions and space for moving in the pavilion.


FIERAMILANO S.p.A. Exhibition, Stand-fitting designer

During the period of internship at Fieramilano S.p.A. I had the opportunity to be in the middle of international fairs and to understand how these events have to be organized in details in order to host thousands of guests in few days. I have been lucky to be able to work to some of the fairs I am truly interested in as the Salone del Mobile, Euroluce and mi art where a lot of international designers, brands and artists show their projects and works to the world for the first time. My main assignments were to design, in a small team, communal areas such as restaurants, bars and relax areas with the aim to create always something different from the past events using our own materials, furniture and very low budgets. This experience was essential to me to realize how dynamic and evanescent is the world of fairs design and how to project smartly in a huge company where the whole business depends on the work of thousands of people.


Internship Jan - May 2017

Euroluce - 2017


the MICAM - 2017


INVISIBLE CITIES Personal 3D reinterpretation of the book by Italo Calvino

The reason why it frequently happens that I read “The Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino is because every time I notice some different details and also because I am fascinated by narrations of other cities that did not catch my attention before. Last time I red it I deciced to make a tribute to the book building a new invisible city. I started from two of the elements I was the delighted by in Calvino’s narrations: randomness and transformation. Randomness because every city in the real world, although it often has its town planning, is made up by single unit that seem to have their own rules. Transformation because cities, as everything in terrestrial life, are subjected to a whole life of changes that modify every single moment of the past and the future. Therefore I designed a city as a set of cubes two-sides opened, “identical” units arranged in a casual order in the space during the assembly. I also wanted the city to be transportable because it assumed different meanings in different spaces until the death of the city itself. But we all know that the moment of the death is just one of transformation. You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. (Italo Calvino)

Every time you enter the square, you find yourself caught in a dialogue. (Italo Calvino)

3D Model Year 2016

204 pieces 51 cubes 59 cm high 5100 cm2




This pictures were take in Consonno, in the north of Italy. It is called the Ghost Town by people of the small countries nearby.

45°47’07’’N 9°23’36’’E Consonno was a small Italian village like many others in the Alps, at least until the coming of the Count Mario Bagno. Mario Bagno was an entrepreneur who, during the Italian economic boom, wanted to build a new Las Vegas near the mountains, precisely on the land of Consonno. A piece of the hill, where the village was located on, was literally cut out to achieve his desire of having a panorama on the Lecco lake: in 60’s there was no great attention to environmental safeguard. In 1968 the village was full of life and enterteinments: it was possible to find restaurants, football and basketball fields, tennis courts, golf courses, iceskating rings, bumper cars, a fun fair and a zoo. The project of a racetrack was only partially realized. The Grand Hotel Plaza with its mock arabesque style and its minaret was the icing on the cake of an ephemeral and kitsch city. The previous works on the hill made the whole ground precarious and in 1976 a landslide destroyed the main linking road and part of the structures of Consonno. The Count tried to remedy to that situation but from that moment guests reduced considerably and residents began leaving the village.

Ph. Norman Rinaldi



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