DEGREE THESIS To finish my architecture studies in Rome I chose a project thesis. The theme proposed by my rapporteur intrigued and interested me a lot, I studied it, using all the tools acquired in these years, both in my university and private career. The project contains three different use destinations, which in turn are intended for different people: FabLab space, Co.Working space and CESMA- laboratories for the students of my faculty where they can prepare models, pieces of design and everything that allows them to experiment manually and create. The theme touched me closely as a student so I simply tried to elaborate spaces where I myself, with my classmates, would like to stay. So I have divided all three environments distinctly, positioning all machines,printer, plotters in the center and creating to the same machines with whe a suitable, modular space, considering their maintenance. In this project I experimented with different structures, materials and shapes, creating an innovative space where everyone can share their ideas and can be helped to express them.
SITE ANALYSIS- SITE PLAN- CONCEPT
I have not only designed the building, I have also created parking for students and professors, created a square where students can relax and converse, I also did an urban intervention reopening a dead end street and I created a very comfortable circular passage, evacuating and throwing down all the pre-existing illegal buildings. So I created a creative and recreational center for the students of my faculty that doesnâ€™t exist untill now.
CONCRETE STRUCTURE DETAILS GREEN ROOF STRUCTURE
REINFORCED LIGHTENED FLOOR
FACADE DETAIL - Parallelepiped window
WOODEN STRUCTURE DETAILS ROOF ROOF
1 Laminated wood beam 30 x 40 cm 2 Wood joist 16x20 cm 3 Soundprofing panels in wood wool 4 Renforced layer 5 Wood fiber with waterprof case 6 Ventilation strip with breathable sheath 7 Renforcing wood layer 8. Anti-condensation sheath 9. Fixative for roofs 10. Copper coating 11. Aeration system 12. False ceiling
1. Plaster fiber sheet 2. Wood fiber flexible insulation Pavaflex 3. Bracing sheet 4. Fiber insulation in chassis 5. Sheet to plastering 6. Lime plastering 7. Double insulating holder 8. Copper sheet
GROUND FLOOR On the ground floor there are the FabLab and CESMA spaces divided by the entrance, and the machines space placed in the center, in front of the workers room that can thus control the entry and the progress of the equipment being always ready to help and advise those who work there. The large side openings allow natural light to enter while the South side is almost without windows like the North side, which was a design constraint to be respected.
KARE DESIGN shelves INdustrial ceiling lamps KARE DESIGN decoration
View on the corridor containing the machinery. They are enclosed in special spaces, containing a particular acoustic soundproofing and air conduction. Designed after performing studies concerning their operation. Some partitions are mobile to accommodate different machines.
MULTIPURPOSE CENTER FOR MUSICIANS The site project is located in front of the auditorium of Renzo Piano in Rome,Italy has the task to function as a multi-purpose center for musicians who perform at the auditorium and work together with it. The center is divided into two volumes: in the front there is a building totally dedicated to music and its users, contains rooms of all kinds that can help artists to learn, perform tests, but that can also be used by the music community. The volume behind serves to accommodate musicians as a hotel. It is joined to the front with a walkway on the first floor so you can control who enters the floor above. In o order to design this project I have carried out specific studies concerning the relationship between music and architecture, elaborating my own idea of this subject. I was inspired by the rhythm within music, proportions, musical forms and sensations trying to synthesize them and translate them into architectural language. In addition to the design of the buildings, I created the urban plan of the musical park around the center, creating spaces for outdoor performances, a small open-air amphitheater and using forms synthesized from the study of the shapes of the surrounding neighborhood. I used the concept of piano to elaborate the supporting concept and I synthesized it using the attached drawing. su
SITE ANALYSIS - SITEPLAN - CONCEPT PARKâ€™S CONCEPT
1 Floor 2 Flor 3 Floor 4 Floor
STRUCTURE DETAIL AND TECNOLOGIES
ROOF LAYERS DETAIL
DOME Ceiling Lamp
MIES VAN DER ROHE Barcelona bench
Eames Office chair
CASSINA Table BLOOMMING wall divider
The furniture chosen for this volume is simple, with an artistic touch, neutral colors, white, black, steel and wood. The touch of elegance and monumentality is maintained both inside and outside the building. FLOS Table lamp
The central volume is totally dedicated to music. On the second and third floors it contains the recording studios, classrooms for all types of music: electronic, classical, rock, pop, orchestra and singing. There are also two dance halls with their changing rooms and showers. The ground floor instead is dedicated to the exchange of ideas between musicians, their education, relax and fun. We can notice the library with reading room,bar snack bar, rooms to play the and sn piano, many places for entertainment and cavea: a huge interior patio that, in addition to creating the open space but shielded by the sun, brings light into the corridors and halls. This design choice was specifically designed to have fewer windows to the outside both because of the cli mate and to be able to afford cl ean facades and give the volume an almost monumental character.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING UNITS FOR SINGLES UNITS FOR COUPLES UNITS FOR FAMILIES
UNIT FOR SINGLES The residential volume is totally dedicated to hosting the musicians who arrive to perform at the Renzo Piano Auditorium, to try or record music or dance. The accommodations are divided over three floors, on each floor there is a common area for cooking and having meals, relax, have conversations or exchange musical ideas. Downstairs there is a big laundry. On the sides you can see the living rooms with large windows. The distrubution is given by a long corridor opened by large windows shielded by the central front volume. Accommodations for couples and families have kitchenettes for their bigger intimacy. All the rooms have a double aopening, the windows placed high above the entrance doors allow the entrance of filtered light from the front corridor. The capacity of the accommodation is 80 people. The calculation of the quantity of types of housing is based on a study concerning the musicians and artists conducted with prof. Alessandra Capnna, architect specialized in relationships between music and architecture.
UNIT FOR COUPLES
UNIT FOR FAMILIES
THE HOUSE FOR A COUPLE The project is part of a complex of modular residential houses that can easily be multiplied to form a small neighborhood or set of terraced houses. It was designed to accommodate a young couple, with two floors and an entry to the first floor for greater privacy. On the lower floor we can find the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom. The work table for the kitchen was designed entirely by me, set in the stairs and has a retractable dining table, this to safeguard every centimeter of space, if and when it is necessary. Upstairs there is the master bedroom containing an open bathroom area, dressing table, wardrobe and study. All strictly open-plan. The upper part contains a greater height with large windows. The living room window contains a surprise because it can easily become a balcony,. For this project I was inspired by my travels in England and the Netherlands where often the houses are developed in height, with sloping roofs, optimizing the spaces, and large openings.
PLAN - SECTION - CONCEPT- INTERIOR
P R O S P E C T
Zig Zag Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Canguro & Pippo Sofa Design by Terri Pecora
Design Commode Retro van Petite AmÃ©lie
SINGLE- FAMILY HOUSE IN FONDI This single-family house is located in Fondi, in the province of Latina, in central Italy and has been designed for three people. It is a low-cost project with simple lines, essential and in harmony with the surrounding nature. The sender's request was to have an interior patio, a perfect solution for a house with few external openings due to the Mediterranean climate. The project revolves around the internal patio, on which all the rooms of the house overlook. The part used during the day has an open L- plan shape and on both the short sides there are the main entrance door and the door to the back garden. The use of poor materials but above all, a lot of wood, makes the house natural to all intents and purposes in the same way. Simplicity and a touch of elegance make it versatile in many parts.
PLAN- INTERIOR DESIGN
The choice of colors and materials has been suggested directly from the natural context in which the unit is located. The site is rural so refers to the neutral and warm colors like those of the earth to which I have combined the white and the black giving to the whole a touch of modernity with some industrial furniture. Everything fits perfectly with the green color surrounding the house. The walls refer to the same context being treated with the only raw plaster while the floor is timber. Natural light is channeled from the interior patio and illuminates all the environments in the house. Inside the patio a small garden has been recreated illumin that refers vaguely to the Japanese gardens, given the small size I opted for a few local plants. In the living room, the sofa has been lowered to create a more intimate setting that might otherwise seem to be just a passing area.
FLOS Arco Lamp Gal Tevet Leaf Large Bookshelf Display Unit
OAK KNUCKLE PENDANT Black leather sofa
LED1 Lamp Designed By Tunto
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY My passion for photography has grown over the years, hand in hand with my passion for the architecture. Through the lens of the camera I learned at best the concept of proportions, color matching and how some space makes me feel.. Acording to me, a good feeling about a created space is the most important thing that an architect should be able to do in his work.
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