Ludovica Medori portfolio
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Ludovica Medori 17/09/1992, Ancona (Italy)
Dream up your oﬃce”
“Demanio marittimo - km 278”
ideas contest, investigation of the concept of “Small Oﬃce Home Oﬃce” (Vitra Design House)
design for a temporary beach-installation (Mappelab)
Master Degree in Architecture Department of Architecture “Biagio Rossetti”, University of Ferrara (Italy)
“Dubai Energy Forum”
“Erasmus+” exchange student at HFT
“Curator for a day”
design for sustainable energy forum in Dubai (ArchMedium)
“Hochschule für Technik”, Stuttgart (Germany)
video ideas competition, reinterpretation of art masterpieces (Intesa San Paolo)
language skills Italian: native language English: advanced (C1) German: intermediate (B2) Russian: basic (A2)
open-call for videos (Italian Pavillion, 14th Biennale Venezia)
“Mapping Architectural Barriers” Fondazione Graphitec, Ferrara (Italy)
“Light Interior Design” Prof. Peter Krebs, HFT, Kloster Bronnbach (Germany) “Ricuci Fermo” Stripes Festival, Fermo (Italy)
rhinocheros allplan nemetschek vectorworks nemetschek
(Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
design for a university mixed residence in Kreuzberg, Berlin (ArchMedium)
“120 Hours International Student Competition” “Berlin University Residence”
“Consorzio Futuro Ricerca”, “Unife Sostenibile”, “Gruppo Marche”
“Beyond Our Research” Prof. Andreas Lobos, University of Ferrara, Ferrara (Italy)
maxon cinema 4d
“Terra Incognita” European Architecture Students’ Assembly, Minsk (Belarus)
“Deep Brera” Prof. Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Politecnico Milano & Accademia di Brera, Milan (Italy)
“It is through wonder that men now begin and originally began to philosophize; wondering in the ﬁrst place at obvious perplexities, and then by gradual progression raising questions about the greater matters too, e.g. about the changes of the moon and of the sun, about the stars and about the origin of the universe.” Aristotle, Methaphysics
I ﬁrmly believe that the most precious quality of the human species is the capability of wondering. Wonder represents the ﬁrst reason of human development and personal enrichment: it makes people act, in order to discover new territories and to pursuit happiness. Furthermore wonder is the most spontaneous feeling that belongs to the human species, but that starts to be smothered when people start to grow up. I have tryied not to behave like all adults do and I have transformed wonder a principle of my architectural research. In this way, every single “life episode” became an important occasion, from which to learn, since it is only through a carefull observation of the reality that architects become able to provide positive solutions.
park-topia 02 academical project
academical project (technology)
academical project (urban planning)
competition “Demanio Marittimo KM 278”
common ground 06 workshop “DEEP Brera”
alternative ways 07
academical project (climate design)
academical project (technology)
public space 09
academical project (urban planning)
ideas contest “Vitra House”
open-call “XIV Biennale Architettura Venezia”
workshop “Terra Incognita”
01 / hybrid
academical project, building design, mixed functions, urban processes 44° 30'1 8" N | 11° 22' 18" E Bologne, Italy urban context
public square (section)
Bologne is one of the most dynamic Italian cities, know mainly because of its academic soul. In such a multiform city it is fundamental to provide the right space conﬁguration, shaped depending on its mixed population. A very relevant aspect of Bologne urban needs is the short-term fruition of residences. The project consists in a mixed-use building, that can be deﬁned “hybrid building”, since it oﬀers diﬀerent kinds of residence spaces. It has been designed in order to ensure a spirit of community among its users.
02 / park-topia music
45° 24' 36" N | 11° 55 '42" E Padova, Italy
functional program per stripe
academical project, Parc de La Villette lesson, urban regeneration
An economical crisis drives the attention of the architectural debate into issues such as the regeneration of industrial abandoned spaces. This project transforms three diveded industrial blocks into a single “in-between stripes park”, that brightens the faded sorroundings through a lively urban area. The park conﬁguration has been inspired by the “La Villette lesson” of Rem Koolhaas, who tried to deﬁne architectural rules in designing a wide urban surface.
03 / ﬂexibility
academical project, prof. Sebastian Jehle, steel technology, Mies
52° 32' 58" N | 13°2 9' 27" E Berlin, Germany
The project task consists in the enlargement of the “Lemke Haus Art Gallery”, that has been requested by the gallery director, in order to satisfy an increasing visitors’ ﬂow.
roof technology detail (section)
ventilation system detail (section)
The new volume, that has been designed with Mies aesthetic and dimensional proportions, contains a central wide room, that transforms itself depending on the needs of the building. For this reason the new visitors’ center accomplishes every free-time activity and adapts itself to the changing needs.
04 / regeneration
academical project, urban design, regeneration of an abandoned industrial district 44Â° 50' 31" N | 11Â° 35' 30" E Ferrara, Italy One of the contemporary urban challenges consists in the regeneration of abandoned areas. In this case the project concerns for bringing back to life an abandoned chemistry industrial area and connecting it with the historical core. historical core
regenerated area 24 min
10 min urban structures comparison
mobility plan: connections with the historical core
This urban intervention provides space for the development of cultural and scientiďŹ c research, in order to transform this place in a lively district. Therefore urban planning provides a solution for an economical crisis.
05 / common ground
worksho “DEEP Brera” promoted by “Politecnico Milano” & “Accademia di Brera”, art in the city
current urban development of Milan
P-1 academy public space
45°28'19" N | 9°11'17" E Milan, Italy
The Brera Academy, that has been founded by the enlightened Austrian sovereign Maria Theresa , represents one of the ancientest art istitutions of the European panorama. Althought its historical prestige, nowadays the academy does not provide the right spatial conditions for contemporary art students. Therefore this workshop contributes to develop the urban debate about the future of the academy. The project investigates the potentials of a new academy building, where artists and citizens meet eachother, in order to generate a renovated cultural exchange.
06 / temporaneity
ideas competition promoted by “Mappe Lab”, temporary beach installation 43° 40' 55" N | 13° 16' 49" E Senigallia, Italy
“Demanio Marittimo KM 278” is a “one-night event”, located along the Italian Adriatic Coast. Every year the organization “Mappe Lab” looks for a space installation, where to host lectures, video projections, art exhibitions and food areas. . The proposed structure resembles the contemporary network of reality, that is made of a wide panorama of sensorial impulses. Furthermore it involves the maritime setting, without hiding it, thanks to a ﬂoating platform, that is connected through corridors to the whole spatial system.
07 / tension
academical project, prof. Sigmund Gaß (Institute for Leightweight Structures), tensile structure technology 48° 16' 25"N | 9° 12' 39" E Mariaberg, Germany
The project investigates the possibilities oﬀered by the “lightweight tensile structures” technology, considering the extraordinary heritage left by Frei Otto. A nine-peaks tent becomes an “outdoor roof” for an important public space in Germany. It represents the connection between a cafè and a hospital, that are usually considered by the local population, as two separated elements. The structure makes them be perceived as integrated volumes and creates a breathtaking view toward the sorrounding landscape, that is characterized by the “Black Forest” (Schwarzwald).
08 / alternative ways
academical project, climate design through straw technology 44° 41' 54" N | 10°3 7' 42" E Reggio Emilia, Italy
The aim of this project is to ﬁnd out a way to build a house with a 100% natural and recycled material: straw. energy-active courteyard
Psat Ppar straw-wall (section)
Glaser diagram (veriﬁcation of the condensate)
Straw technology makes possible the realization of a high life-quiliﬁed house: it provides inner breathability and, at the same time, thermal insulation. Moreover the project examines carefully the project location, in order to gain the maximum energetic beneﬁt from the context. The house can be deﬁned a passive house, that helps to pursue sustainability in an architectural process.
09 / public space
master thesis project, urban planning, infrastructure
48° 12' 41" N | 16° 22' 42" E Vienna, Austria
The thesis project ﬁnds out a solution for an important Viennese urban issue: “Schwedenplatz-Morzinplatz”. The project area is crossed by approximately 150.000 people everyday, data that could generate problematic situations. On the contrary, the project transforms this heavy pedestrain ﬂow in a positive strength point. The “architectural consequence” is an infrastructure that connects urban fragments of the city, in order to amplify the oﬀer of public space and encourage “social collision”. https://issuu.com/ludovica.me dori/docs/medori__pierleoni_b ook_11_novembre_
10 / vision
ideas contest “Small Oﬃce Home Oﬃce” sponsored by “Vitra House”
This photographical project investigates the deﬁnition of a new space typology, called “small oﬃce home oﬃce”, also know with the acronym S.O.H.O. The “dematerialisation” of the work place, due to the developement of new technologies, generates a strong contamination between domestic and working spheres. Heavy equipments are replaced by light instruments, such as computers, and immaterial ﬂows. This phenomenon could create paradoxical habits, like the one shown in the photo of a woman working while she is having a bath.
11 / synthesis
video installation “Paesaggi Abitati”, Italian Pavillion “Innesti Grafting”, XIV Biennale Venezia 45° 26' 0"N | 12° 21' 0" E Venice, Italy
video installation “Paesaggi Abitati”
The video has been selected for the open call “Paesaggi Abitati”, whose aim was to record a relevant Italian urban scene, where the recorded object was a contemporary building. The object, that I have chosen for my video, is a fascist youth house (”Casa del Balilla”) in Civitanova Marche, designed by Adalberto Libera in 1935. The charming beauty of the building goes beyond its political inﬂuences: nowadays it is still a meeting place for young generations. https://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=EYn03RB55gY
12 / exploration
Bulding situation in the past (80’s)
workshop “Terra Incognita”, summer school Minsk, European Architecture Students Sssembly 53°54'23" N | 27°33'33" E Minsk, Belarus Time transition past-present
“Chagallage”: Chagall’s silohuette ﬁlled with iconic symbols of Belarusian culture
“Terra incognita” has been the topic of the 2016 EASA, that took place in Minsk. The aim was to discover a territory, Belarus, that is frequently considered as a “black hole” in geographical maps, in order to ﬁnd out its archetypal features. After a primary selection of candidates , the workshop has been held in Minsk, where laboratories had been organized as urban explorations. My focus was on a sovietic building, “the ship”, and the ﬁnal work consists in a video that shows its current unexploited situation.
credits drawings, photos and ideas that appear in this portfolio are personal original inventions.
photo 1 | Scan of a linden bract, Ferrara, 2016 photo 2 | XIV Architecture Biennale, Venice, 2014 photo 3 | Castle prisons, Ferrara, 2015 photo 4 | Contemporary Art Pavillion, Milan, 2016 photo 5 | View from the â€œStadtsbibliothekâ€?, Stuttgart, 2015