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Luca Redaelli

Cover Letter

135 Sturt Street, Melbourne Southbank

LUCA REDAELLI 318 King Street, Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000 mobile: +61 490849782 email: skipe: Luca Redaelli

To the kind attention of Fiona Staindl, Good morning.

My name is Luca Redaelli, I am a reliable and passionate Italian student, deeply in love with architecture.

I won a scholarship to study my last year of Postgraduate Master at RMIT University (July 2017-August 2018). I graduated with a grade of 110 with Honours in the Bachelor Program of Architecture at

Polytechnic University of Milan. I’ve always been a hard worker and I want to personally discover the wonderful field of architecture which always stimulates and inspires me. I’ve incremented my passion

for this subject by working for a professional firm in Milan and by participating to copious international contests with my colleagues during our free time. My technical and computer skills include an advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Revit, Adobe Suite and other graphics programs, as

well as great freehand sketching skills and a unique passion for physical models. Thanks to my artistic background and a strong graphic sensibility I have a great visual awareness and an eye for all that concerns communication and graphic production of any kind of images.

Hayball led me to believe that can exist a real circumstance in which it is possible to work well doing a great architecture. Your firm reflects the ideal working environment of a great contemporary firm in which multiform specialists collaborate to produce innovative and unique proposals. Each of your project is the culmination of a well-defined evolutionary design process. The beauty of your work

comes from the attention to the request of the client; the resources of our planet; the spatial quality and the peculiar consideration to any kind of details, not just technologically speaking.

I hope to be ready to undertake this new challenge and dedicate myself to this vital experience.

My enclosed CV and projects portfolio demonstrate that my skills are in tune with Hayball and I believe

that I would make a positive addition to your firm. I really want to have the chance to live this adventure and inject the same level of passion and effort I have always put into every experience in my life. Thank you for your kind consideration.

I look forward to the opportunity of discussing my application with you further. Yours sincerely,

Referee Luca Chiavola Luca Redaelli.

0478 021 674

Selected projects



Library | Spain, Zamora


Hostel | Italy, Milan


Multifuncional centre | Italy, Milan


Residence for students | Italy, Milan


Temporary pavilion | Italy, Ancona


Residence for artists | Germany, Berlin


Farmers cooperative | Italy, Levanto


Postwar houses | Syria, Kobane


Editorial design | Italy, Milan


Artwork | Italy, Como


Fireplace room | Italy, Varese


Multipurpose space | Italy, Milan




2017 2015


2017 2015 2016 2016


2013 2014 2016

Luca Redaelli Birth Address Email Mobile Language Softwares Hardwares


13.04.1994, Milan 318 King Street, Melbourne CBD 0490849782 Italian (Native), English (IELTS - TOEIC Certificates), Spanish (Basic). Revit BIM, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, VRay, AutoCAD, Suite Adobe (Chiefly: Ps, Ai, Id, Pr), Microsoft Office. iOS, Windows

Internship at AMA Albera & Monti Associati

January 2016

Milano | International competitions, 3D Models + Rendering, Interior design, Graphic design/

October 2015

publishing, Official presentations, Project communication with Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality.

September 2012 June 2012 September 2011 July 2011


July 2017


Temporary employee at Francesco Lepore Garden Design Company Milano | Design and execution of public and private gardens of different scales.

Temporary employee at Atahotel Planibel **** Tivigest Hotels & Resorts Aosta, La Thuile | Maitre of a restaurant (restaurant capacity 150 clients).

Exchange Program, RMIT University Melbourne, 12 Months Melbourne | Postgraduate Master of Architecture.

In progress October 2016

Master of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano

July 2016 October 2013

Bachelor of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, 110 with Honor

October 2016

Workshop Disaster City, DAAD program: TU Berlin - PoliMi - Uni Cam

Milano | English courses, Architectural Design Professors: Cino Zucchi, Stefano Boeri. Milano | Architectural Design Professors: Franco Tagliabue, Nikos Ktenas, Angelo Bianco. Ascoli Piceno | Emergency resilience and reconstruction in cities facing catastrophes.

February 2016

Milano International Architectural Workshop and Exhibition Milano | Architectural Design Professors: Jesùs Donaire.

June 2016 October 2016

Revit BIM, Autodesk training course Milano | Revit course: 100 hours, from design to layout of a residencial project.

November 2015 September 2015

Revit BIM, Workshop

July 2015 September 2015

English Language Course in London

June 2013 September 2007

Artistic High School, Istituto Sacro Cuore


August 2017 August 2016

Milano | Revit course: Characthers of work methodology for architectural design. London | 350 hours Intensive IELTS course + Communication Skills. Milano | Diploma evaluation 97/100.

Finalist Project, Architectural competition + Public exhibition Ancona | Demanio Marittimo KM-278 contest “Habitable community”.

Honorable mention, Architectural competition Liguria | Municipality of Levanto contest “The path of flavour”.

May 2015

3rd Prize, International Competition, Berlin over the wall Berlin | Start for talents contest, Prize and publication of my project “Bonjeur Bonheur”.


Admirable passion for physical models and any kind of communication and graphic productions. Excellent organizational skills mainly acquired in: university international workgroups; soccer teams; experiences of study and life abroad; sea crossing team and frequent volunteer experiences. I’m a reliable and enthusiastic person and I always put passion in what I am asked to do, also under pressure.

Library Spain, Zamora 2016, The light of knowledge | Architectural design III Professors: Franco Tagliabue, Nina Bassoli, Andres Mahdjoubian Visiting Professors: Vincenzo Latina, Alberto Campo Baeza Individual project

The request of the client was to provide Zamora with a library in an empty space, near an ancient Franciscan monastery acessible on different levels (eight meters of gradient). The challenge was to conceive the library of the future, uprooting from the traditional concept of library. The spaces Conceptual sketch

usually designated for the printed books will be different in the future. This new model of library will need a different arrangement of the spaces in order to conceive new spaces in addition to the usual reading and studying ones that are likely to be found in libraries nowadays.

Longitudinal section of the library

Photo of the sectioned model

It will be a learning centre in which people of different ages will meet up to participate in various events. Furthermore, the library will need a space reserved to children and one for adults, most likely a bar or an auditorium, where they could entertain themselves watching a recital or a conference. The library will also be provided of a new space where guests can consult digital resources that could replace classical printed books. The impact of a building like the one I just described in the small city of Zamora could became a new nerve centre for all the citizens. This project focuses on the concept of light, shape and materiality used to characterize a lot of different quality spaces which allow different types of functions. Photo of the model inside the context

Section of the reading space

I want to research for each of these rooms the perfect conditions to live in these spaces and to carry out their functions at their best. This will be done in total respect of the surrounding contest and actually even trying to valorize some of its aspects. Outwardly the library appears like a nest in the middle between the monastery and the bordering buildings. The whole roof can be walked on, and

Plan of the first floor, level +0.00 cm

Transversal section DD’

for this reason acts as a urban physical and visible connection with different gradients of the context. Furthermore the way it is designed makes it the same as a city square, made in Zamora’s sandstone, that gives to the guests the possibility to take a look at the surroundings, in particular the river Duero, while enjoying themselves on the benches. At the ground floor, where the main access is

located, there is a double high space in concrete with the entrance and a bar, where the concrete walls intersect and blend with the old city walls, of which I want to keep original parts in order to create a contrast with the concrete. After this entrance hall there is a spacious and informal room. This location is enough dark in order to allow the guests to use computers. Here we have nine double high skylights

Plan of second floor, Level +395 cm

Photo of the sectioned model, first and second floors

Structural diagrams

which create a perfect dim light that is reflected on the polished concrete of the floor. The archive space is sharply divided from the others in order to assure that paper books are preserved and treated with respect, for this reason to access this room there is a walkway suspended that crosses an empty space which cuts all levels of the

building. Immediately after this suspended passage there is the double height archive completely clad in walnut wood. The upper floor is dedicated to classical lecture where everyone is provided with his own space. The floor is subdivide in many open cells with natural light from above, the shape is defined by a polygonal matrix of

Plan of the basement, Level - 420 cm

four sides that gives dynamism and variety to every spaces. The underground floor hosts the auditorium and a space in which is possible perceive the dramatic stress between the imposing monastery and the curve wall of the archive.

Photo of the sectioned model, second floor

Hostel Italy, Milan 2017, Urban Grafting | Architectural design IV Professors: Cino Zucchi Assistants: Stefano Tropea, Matilde Cassani, Paola Sturla, Sebastiano Beni, Valentina Zanoni Collaborator: Marco Rizzo, Andrea Spadaro

The aim of this urban project is to research “on the held” the relationships between the physical metamorphosis of an existing urban landscape and the shift in its environmental qualities and social relevance.
The site for the design is the Porta Genova railway station. The area is presently unresolved for a specific reason: the rail yard that cut the urban pattern is now under decommissioning. The design program will include a student hostel, services and a multi-purpose space for events and expositions, plus the creation of a meaningful public open space in the form of a new square. What we call urban design could be seen as an act of “grafting” a new organism onto an existing one, introducing a new physiology in an existing pattern.

Photo of the physical model inside the context

Rather than the mere application of an abstract model, a new urban intervention is the result of a complex interplay between the typological and morphological paradigms that a design culture feels appropriate in a point in time and the conditions and limits of a Detail of the flooring

specific place and its context. As in biology structures and organs change to perform new roles, so the topography of an existing environment creates a number of physical constraints and resources which can in time host unexpected activities and lifestyles. The new demands
of our modern society, the blurred borders between living, working and leisure spaces, the need to redesign modes of transportation in the modern metropolis, the questions raised by multicultural society, do not act as a “program” onto which construct from scratch, but should rather be used as a “falsification” of a tentative spatial hypothesis pursued through culture and innovation. A form is not logically contained in a program, and it cannot be mechanically derived by it in a deductive logical process. We can only work by guessing a draft hypothesis on the base of our insights and culture and quickly subject it to intense criticism by confronting it against experimental

data. As Christopher Alexander says, we can only check “misfits” or “malfunctions” on a first hypothesis and ameliorate it until they reach a satisfactory state.
In this specific sense, rather than deducting the scheme from the site itself, we have to confront our formal “prejudices” with the limitations of the place. What we perceive as open space is a peculiar combination between some spatial factors, the geometry and the surface quality of the architectural envelopes which surround it, the feeling of enclosure and “environmental” ones, such as the texture of the surfaces we walk or sit on, the colour, smell and texture or the plants, the sun radiation, air temperature and humidity, the peculiar way the space reflects or absorbs sounds, the visual stimuli given by the art installations or the movement of people. The design of new public spaces should take in account all this, working in a “dynamic” rather than the common static dimension.

Tower plans + Front facing Porta Genova

Multifuncional centre Italy, Milan 2015, Ex Borletti | Architectural design II Professors: Nikos Ktenas Visiting Professors: Aurelio Galfetti Collaborator: Andrea Spadaro

This project is a redevelopment of an abandoned area of the famous former factory “Borletti� in Milan. The client required to maintain and enhance the character of the Neo Liberty of the whole building, trying to reactivate this place which laid in total decay. The idea of this project is based on an order and constant relationship between new and old elements. The grafting of a number of innovative elements coexists and restores the order with the old ones, giving back value to the space that is activated dynamically in various forms and functions, without suppressing its historical value. A minimum lightening of the facade has been chosen in order

Transversal section

to allow a greater visibility to the inside, because there is where is concentrated the real project that is in the redevelopment of the heart of the building. The main idea is embodied by the development of a sensory journey that winds through the maze of the abandoned old factory that is going to reactivate everything spatially and functionally. Leaning on the new slabs and structural columns, this respectful path, made in weathering steels, honors the historical building without interfering whit the surroundings. In this way, new spaces appear totally flexible and definable according to any necessity or function, thanks to

the idea of a series of sliding panel furniture deliberately different from the rest of the supporting structures in order to always declare what is new and what is old.

The new path

Planimetry of the project inside the context

Morphological schemes

Photo of the model inside the context

This path includes the public opening to the entrance on Piazza Irnerio and then brings the viewer to rediscover these spaces according to the upward path that is enhanced by a terrace with a dining area on the top floor. There leads the path, in order to allow the visitors to re-consigning to their city and sets them in connection with the park and with the new building offices that we designed. Photo of the conceptual model, empty

Hand drawn scheme of the new path

Photo of the conceptual model, solid

Photo of the model, entrance view

Plan of the groundfloor inside the context

Plan of the first floor

Residence for students Italy, Milan 2015, Living cittĂ studi | Construction Lab. Professors: Maria Pilar Vettori, Paola Pleba, Paolo Raffaglio, Mauro Trapani Collaborator: Andrea Spadaro

This project was born from the necessity to build a housing space for students and professors’ families in the area adjacent to the Romano Pool. A general masterplan had already been prescribed and our project was to conceive a building like a stick along a line,

which have to be composed with the same modular house repeated constantly. It is a project that has strict safeguards and a clear modularity from the initial idea to the details. For what concerns the urban aspect, we feel the desire to clarify the modularity by

Detailed plan of the fourth floor: level +1120 cm and Photo of the model

multiplying the building block for three; the rationality of this architecture is compared to the adjacent university buildings designed by Gio Ponti, trying not to neglect the value of the architectural context peculiar to this district.

Functionally, the building was conceived with a ground floor that serves and assists the citizens and the needs of the city through public spaces such as food services and ephemeral spaces in wood used for the pool. As for what regards fruition, the entrances of the apartments are placed on the orthogonal sides to the street, in the voids that are created between the building blocks, in a way that gives more intimacy to living spaces, while leaving to the restaurants the entrance and the glass overlooking the street. The vertical connection between the floors is located in the middle

of the building through a ladder compartment and an elevator that divides the building symmetrically, on the morphological level (breaking away from walls) and also by the sophisticated contrast of materials. The housing types are divided into duplex, simplex halfplan, simplex single deck, offering different types of accommodation for both students and family. Internally we tried to optimize the spaces in order to offer the greatest number of dwellings with the aim of safeguarding the sustainability of the project. The spaces are clearly symmetrically divided, we have stacked the toilets and the

The client wanted a bulding 18x12m with garden in back

Planimetry of the project inside the context Simmetricaly partition in modular spaces

Overlapping of blind spaces in middle of the building

Rendering of the entire project, view from the main street

Waste extrusion of bow window, intrusion of balconies

Detail of a bow window 1 Sheet, fiber cement, Eterboard HD 80mm 2 Water barrier, polyethylene reinforced 0.22mm 3 Thermo-insulating, foam polyethylene with added graphite 80mm 4 Vapour barrier, polyethylene 0.22mm 5 Two pierced bricks 12x25x25cm 6 Plaster shaved with gypsum 15mm 7 Metal retaining element for supporting fiber cement sheets

8 Screws and wire bolts for clamping 9 Metal tubularwith, structural function 10 Wooden window movable casement Window 11 Wooden window fixed casement Window 12 Wooden counterframe 13 Brise soleil pillars of larch wood 25x50mm 14 Brise soleil batonmade ​​o f larch wood 50x25mm 15 Fixed frame

East front

Detail of a loggia 1 Sheet, fiber cement, Eterboard HD 80mm 2 Water barrier, polyethylene 0.22mm 3 Thermo isolation polyethylene, graphite 80m 4 Vapour barrier, polyethylene 0.22mm 5 Brick pierced 25x25x25cm 6 Wooden counterframe

Photo of the detailed model

Night rendering of the entire project


Living CittĂ studi

7 Wooden window on the couterframe 8 Metallic retaining element 9 Screws and bolt 10 Metallic structural tubulars 50x80cm 11 Gypsum skimming with plaster 15mm 12 Structural concrete column 13 Wooden counterframe

14 Wooden window 15 Mobile window sliding on metal binary 16 Double glazing, solar control 6+13+6mm 17 Brise soleil in larch wood 50x25mm 18 Door drive, rails for sliding brise soleil panels 19 Brise soleil made of larch wood 25x50mm

South front

interior stairs of the duplex in a central band to create a larger glass area on the two facades. This peculiar morphology allows a double facing glass that rhythmically beats the prospects (coated in thin panels of smooth lightened concrete that are differentiated on Via Ponzio, through the dinamic bowed window which protrude with a lot of different overhangs while on the Roman pool side there is a rational facade made with regular modernist loggias.

Rendering of a kitchen

Rendering of a bedroom

Temporary pavilion Italy, Ancona 2017, Finalist Project “Habitable Community” | International Competition Award: Finalist project + Public Exhibition Organizer | Promoter: Mappe, Demanio Marittimo KM278, MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Arts XXI Century, Collaborator: Giovanni Cestari, Lorenzo Visentini, Eleonora Valle, Andrea Spadaro

Demanio Marittimo sprang from the desire to overlap for one night the voices of Marche’s creative and design culture with the most interesting and current themes of architecture and art. The location is a beach. It is a place that represents the contemporary conception of public space more than any other: temporary, flexible and inclusive, changing from day to night, generic and specific at the same time. A crucial element is the multidisciplinary approach of languages and cultures, inclined to foster dialogue across borders and disciplines and also to offer a space for emerging generations and innovative outlooks.

Axonometry of the Pavillion in Marzocca Beach

Main front view Planimetry of the project inside the context

Conceptual schemes

The subject of the internatonal contest is the design and the realization of the space that will host the 7th edition of Demanio Marittimo km - 278 . The event site is an assigned section (100m x 50m) of a beach in Marzocca di Senigallia. The common theme of the 2017 edition is: Rebuilding communities. It will be a wider project that envisages in-depth debates on the theme of reconstruction of villages, cities, and regions marked by natural events defining their criticalities and opportunities of regeneration. During the event there will be workshops and round View from the sea

table sessions, video projections, a seating device for an audience of at least 150 people, the MAPPE/ bookshop area, the tasting/DJ area, exhibition area for the five final projects selected. Our Pavilion is called “Habitable community� it takes the shape of a temporary housing community. The debate on the reconstruction of villages and towns marked by natural events begins between the emergency homes. These emergency tents assume the role of the first opportunity of regeneration. The layout of the emergency field is transfigured by opening

the boundaries of the tents and connecting all of them. All units are connected and structurally dependent on each other in order to create a solid community. The blue color of the emergency camp, the first shelter, is used for the structure which supports a single white and bright shelter. The pavilion is made of open spaces always in relation. This ductile and inclusive space becomes an area of involvement to dialogue and social connections. In this way, the temporary pavilion could be able to accommodate the design of new stable constructions.

Typological schemes + Structural joint

Counter Detail

Top view in the night

Residence for artist Germany, Berlin, Kreuzberg 2015, 3rd Prize, “Bonjour Bonheur� | International Competition, Berlin over the wall Award: 3rd Prize Organizer | Promoter: Start for Talent Collaborator: Eleonora Valle, Andrea Spadaro

The Kreuzberg is close to the previous iron curtain of which most of the remains are still visible. Over time it has become one of the most active cultural artistic avant-garde of Europe. The request was to imagine a new artist residency, an ideal hinge behind the wall, which could become an important pole of aggregation. It is here that artists from all over the world will gather to participate in the change that is leading the Berlin of the twentieth century to be a symbol of reconstruction.

Functional diagrams Duplex 2 people


2nd Floor

Simplex Duplex 4 people Duplex 2 people Stair

1st Floor

Exhibition Kaffeehaus Duplex 2 people

Creative Lab

Ground floor

Laundry Deposit


Farmers cooperative Italy, Levanto 2016, Honorable Mention, “The path of flavour” | Municipal competition: Design, built and treat Award: Honorable mention Organizer | Promoter: Levanto Municipality and Politecnico of Milan Supervisors: Andrea di Franco, Angelo Bianco, Laura Cipriani Collaborators: Marco Rizzo, Andrea Spadaro

This is an extract of a bigger urban project for the regeneration of Levanto city: the project regards the design of an agricultural cooperative, which lays in a state of degradation. After the presentation of this project I’ve reproduced some of the expositional panels of the complete work. This project is characterized by economical and sustainable choices that define a cheap project. I tried to maintain everything that could have been kept (from the original). We’ve also tried to think of a project that could allow the production of oil and wine to be continued also during the construction works. The terrible conditions of the external appearance and the strange composition of some of internal spaces are the real problems of the cooperative that we have to deal with. I decided to reorganize the fruition around and inside the building in the easiest way. The idea was to restyle the facade by opening two big showcases in which the citizen and tourist from the road can glimpse at the works of the cooperative and watch the production process of wine, jam and oil. We thought to create a wooden path to connect the road to the new parts of the building: the tasting and sales rooms. This path goes through the building with a sharp perspective cut that arouses curiosity in the people and incourages them to take a walk to find out where it leads. The path is strictly linked to a different pathway, that hikers always use to tread, and this connection makes it

Prospective views from the road, relationship between old and new

became a public space. The new element of the building is made in concrete and presents the same glass wall of the principal facade, that in this case is used so tourists can take a look at the natural landscape. This new space has a very simple shape and is orthogonal to the winery. In the point where they meet an opened window is located, so that people can drink wine while looking inside at the wine production. The sales Planimetry of project inside the context

space coexist with the old rooms in a continuous relation between full and empty double high spaces. All the working area needs to be rebuilt due to the presence of asbestos. Therefore we designed an empty space in which the natural light coming from above creates a particular game of lights in the working area.

Axonometry and photo of the model

Wine cellar 1 Space for bottling 2 Office 3 Oive oil mill 4 Oil Storage 5 Storage 6 Working space 7 Air-conditioned space wine 8

Plan of the first floor

Photo of the model, planimetry

Toilets 9 Honey space 10 Jams laboratory 11 Meeting room/workshop 12 Tasting area 13 Point of sale 14 Terrace 15 Parking 16

Plan of the second floor

View from the road, before the project

Photo of the model from the road

Photo of the model, North front

Part of exhibition panels

Postwar houses Syria, Kobane 2016, International Competition | “Archicultural Housing� Organizer | Promoter: Matter Better Collaborator: Andrea Spadaro

Editorial design Architecture of identity 2016, Strategy methods and processes of dwell reconstruction: the syrian case | Bachelor thesis Supervisor: Maria Pilar Vettori

The editing design of my bachelor thesis is focalized on the theme that is presented inside. I want the materiality of the printed books to be a way in which concept that is written inside can be expressed. Through this book I want to express the Syrian concept of living a home. In the Islamic culture everything is characterized by a sort of protection. The Syrian

house is like a woman: externally nobody can see her because in public she needs to be completely covered, but in private contexts discovers her beauty for her man. The same happens for the house: externally there is nothing particular to see, it’s a simple house with less windows as possible in order to maintain a certain privacy, on the inside instead we can find

the beauty of the Syrian courtyard, a marvelous explosion of colours and nature. That’s exactly what my book tries to represent: an external inaccessible and poor appearance, without a title, because I want that only by opening it is possible see the beauty which arouses from the richness of images, that like the courtyard, in the centre, become colored.

Editorial design You need a good character 2013, Shape, Context, Material, Function | Personal research Renzo Piano, Frank O. Gehry, L. Mies van der Rohe, Frank lloyd Wright

This cube represents the materiality of architecture. It’s like a physical box in which the different ways to identify the concept of architecture can be continuously put inside. I want to create a collection of little books, one for each architect, in which are collected the most important projects and the main ideas about shapes, materials, functions and relationships with the contexts. For each architect I write a little biography and a chronological collection of projects with the related images. In the end I’ve created another book in which is contained the comparison between the different thoughts.

I want to put inside the metal box all the architects that somehow have inspired me to the concept of beauty. I want to deepen the idea of beauty in architecture. Everyone can determine if something is functional, economical and correct, but how we can determine with certainty the beauty of a building? Is it relative or not? I don’t have an answer to this question but I need to compare the best architecture works to understand the right path to take. I personally think that it’s impossible to define the most beautiful architectural character in the world, but I’ve started to embrace a lot of new different ways

to interpret the concept of beauty. The beauty of architecture is defined by a number of factors that we must take into account and here are some examples: the use of materials, the way in which the lights and shadows can be controlled, the relationship between empty and solid spaces, the relationship with the context, the perception of proportions and other infinite subcategories in which is possible identify the beauty of architecture.

Artwork Heterotopias 2013, 1st Prize, “Uterus” | Arstistic Competition: Award_Lab Contemporary Boccioni Award: 1st Prize Supervisor: Marco Cirnigliaro, Alberto Maffeo, Matteo Negri 58 x 58 x 5 cm, Ink on paper, Neon, Plexiglas, Metal sheet

Uterus is a real place that doesn’t exist in any real location, it’s a place without coordinates, it’s a place of supreme creation, it’s a place where to live and from which life begins. It’s a place without culture or civilization. We cannot find any trace of it on the maps, for the fact that it’s a place that is located inside the human body. The mother’s womb is the heterotopia par excellence, it is a place of sincere and loving care.

Artwork Oil on canvas 2013, Three paintings 1°140 x 100 cm, Gaze 2°130 x 100 cm, Copy of: Fifty Cents by Nicola Verlato, 2003 3°100 x 45 cm, Maternity

Fireplace room Italy, Varese 2014, Basement of a villa | First building project Constructor: Impresa edile La Nuova Bassa Individual project

This project stems from the need to redefine the space of the basement of a single-family house. The centerpiece of this room is the fireplace, which was initially randomly located in a place unsuitable for its function and was also completely bare of a coating; it only exposed a steel structure of the typical prefabricated fireplace. Consequently, it was an operation of planned renovation that required the closure of the structural cage of the fireplace inside the masonry itself.The renovation takes place only working on two walls with the use of plasterboard and a slate plate positioned at the base of the chimney. This idea stems from the desire of the client not to use highquality and expensive materials, and to keep however the warmth and intimacy of the home, while still searching for a certain elegance. The idea of this project is based on the desire to give a new dynamism to the room, working with the alternation of simple volumes intersected with empty spaces, and we proceeded by inserting some pure shapes to draw shelves and furniture elements. It is a project designed by the minimal cost and based on a simple chromatic study of the architectural elements. The red elements take back the heat of the fire while the gaps arising from extrusions have a brown gray concrete that amplifies the depth of the room space.

Multipurpose space Italy, Milan 2016, “Plastic Fantastic” | MIAW Workshop Professors: Jesùs Donaire Tutors: Tommaso Campiotti, Carlo Turuani Collaborators: Francesca Venini, Lorenzo Visentini, Ezio Zupelli

This project is located on the East side of Milan, at the intersection between Via Golgi and Via Bassini. Currently the spot hosts a tens structure that includes a gym and a small dressing room, used by students of a nearby high school. The lotto is bordered on the east side by a two meters high wall and on the southern one by the locker room of the gym. The west side overlooking Via Golgi, and the north side towards Via Bassini, are delimited by a row of trees. The area in which the gym is situated is served by public transportation such as the metro line 2 (stops Piola and Lambrate), the tramlines 23-33 and the bus 93, as well as the nearby train station of Lambrate. This part of the city is affected by the presence of some primary schools (Leonardo da Vinci, Clericetti, Steiner), one high school (Pascal), as well as the University Campus of the Politecnico di Milano and Università Statale di Milano. For this reason, the rehabilitation of this area could have a positive effect not only on the liveability of the university campus itself, but also to a wider range of users such as children and high school students.

Conceptual model

Planimetry of the project inside the context

Another important aspect to note is the marked difference in the fruition of this area at different hours of the day: if during the day the area is crossed by students moving throughout the Campus, in the evening there’s no such a thing for the fact that this area does not offer particular attractions for young students. The idea is to offer a space of creativity which can accommodate activities such as sports, drawing and painting courses, spaces for contemporary theater, dancing, acting, singing and recording studio. This type of activity could attract altogether elementary schools, as well as groups of university students and families, encouraging the opportunities of interaction and exchange between the world of the university and the “external” city. I will value positively the

capacity of flexibility of the space, studying the different geometries, and the possibilities of construction made only in plastic. The workshop is focused on the use of physical models, and it will be mainly developed with this tool. I try to identify a structural system depending on plastic and its specific tectonics in particular. I analyzed the peculiarity of plastic that could be solid and structural or flexible and deformable. I used these two features to develop a public adaptable project, that despite its big dimensions maintains the best qualities of plastic: the lightness and the malleability of volumes. Morphologically this building is adapted to the context and I tried to create spaces and that only with can only be obtained by using this material.

Photo of the model, West front

Photo of the model, East front

Photo of the model, North front

Photo of the model from inside and Photo of a surface detail

Plan of the first level

Furthermore, the structure of the canopy can only be realized with plastic because the flexibility of this material allows the cover to lay down on the solid balloons. These two oval spaces that support the roof are filled with air, and in this way determine the height of the building. All this project is totally dismantled and reassembled with minimal effort, this is a positive thing for a public space because according to the events that need to take place, the entire building can change its shape to create a place that can accommodate the desired function. Furthermore, we must consider that this is a solution built entirely as a dry construction, Longitudinal section BB’

so it could be prefabricated and for this reason the project would cost less than a common construction with traditional materials. That’s why I’ve come to consider that plastic is fantastic and we must try to develop in the best possible way its skills in order to develop new concepts of spatiality, lighting and functionality of spaces.

Photo of the sectioned model

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Portfolio: Cover Letter + CV + Selected works

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Portfolio: Cover Letter + CV + Selected works