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Ludovica Medori portfolio Via Tiziano 24, 63812 Montegranaro, Italy

curriculum vitae

Ludovica Medori 17/09/1992, Ancona (Italy)


competitions 2013

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)


in 2015

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)

“Paesaggi abitati”

language skills Italian: native language English: advanced (C1) German: intermediate (B2) Russian: basic (A2)

open-call for videos (Italian Pavillion, 14th Biennale Venezia)


graphic competitions



adobe photoshop

adobe premiere


“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)

autocad 2d

adobe indesign

“120 Hours International Student Competition” “Berlin University Residence”

digital skills

adobe illustrator

“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)

microsoft office

“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.

selected projects

hybrid 01

academical project

park-topia 02 academical project

flexibility 03

academical project (technology)

regeneration 04

academical project (urban planning)

temporaneity 05

competition “Demanio Marittimo KM 278”

common ground 06 workshop “DEEP Brera”

alternative ways 07

academical project (climate design)

tension 08

academical project (technology)

public space 09

academical project (urban planning)

vision 10

ideas contest “Vitra House”

synthesis 11

open-call “XIV Biennale Architettura Venezia”

exploration 12

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

project strategy

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


spa spa


urban context


45° 24' 36" N | 11° 55 '42" E Padova, Italy


functional program per stripe

academical project, Parc de La Villette lesson, urban regeneration

“stripe behaviours”

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 44° 50' 31" N | 11° 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

34 min

12 min

17 min

10 min urban structures comparison

1.9 km

17 min

mobility plan: connections with the historical core

2.8 km

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

urban context


worksho “DEEP Brera” promoted by “Politecnico Milano” & “Accademia di Brera”, art in the city

current urban development of Milan


“Brera grid”

P-1 academy public space

historical academy

new academy

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


functions program

“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

view 1

academical project, prof. Sigmund Gaß (Institute for Leightweight Structures), tensile structure technology 48° 16' 25"N | 9° 12' 39" E Mariaberg, Germany

view 2



tent plan



view 3

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

straw damping

wood structure

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

urban localization

48° 12' 41" N | 16° 22' 42" E Vienna, Austria

accessibility diagram

altimetry diagram

project zoom

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”. 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”

video frames

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. tch?v=EYn03RB55gY

video frames

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

Future situation

“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.

Future 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 “Stadtsbibliothek�, Stuttgart, 2015

Ludovica Medori architecture portfolio