Massimo Arena Architecture Portfolio
Hi, I’m Massimo Arena, a young architect graduated in Architectural Design. From the beginning of my studies I’m particularly interested in lighting design. I have developed personal researches and lighting projects, working both with natural and artificial light. Between 2013 and 2014 I studied in Spain at the ETS Architecture school of Granada where I took part in very interesting architectural design classes and I had also the chance to discover the 3D printing world, and how to use it for architectural models. In 2016 I spent 3 months in Uruguay doing my master’s thesis working on the project of refurbishment of an old palace situated in the historical center of Montevideo. After graduation I worked 6 months at the “Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka” in Vienna, developing several projects for competitions. Since september 2017 I’m licensed to practice in Italy and throughout the European Union, and I spent the last year in Italy working on several projects for private users.
CURRICULUM VITAE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
F reelance Architect, Naples, Italy (2018) Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka, Vienna, Austria (2017) Manuarino Architettura+Design, Naples, Italy (2016)
Lighting Design Consultant, Naples, Italy IN3D: 3D Printing
(2016) (2015 - on going)
Autocad, Sketchup, Revit, Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, InDesign, Dialux
Italian: mother tongue Spanish: advanced (DELE C1) English: advanced
REFERENCES Elsa Prochazka
National Exames (license to practice in Italy and throughout the European Union)
Master’s Degree in Architectural design
DIARC, Naples, Italy
International Thesis FADU, Montevideo, Uruguay
Erasmus Programme ETS de Arquitectura, Granada, Spain
(2013 - 2014)
Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka Schönbrunner Allee 42, Vienna, Austria email@example.com
Deparment of Architecture of the UdelaR, School of Architecture, University of Montevideo, Uruguay firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Campos Sanchez,
Deparment of Regional Planning and Urban Design, School of Architecture, University of Granada, Spain email@example.com
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, DIARC, Naples, Italy (2012)
PROJECTS La Sartoria - Drink bar, Pozzuoli, Italy Interior design with Metroquadro Architettura, Bacoli, Italy
The Former Sani Barracks, Bologna, Italy Competition with Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka, Vienna, Austria
Panoramica School, Riccione, Italy
with Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka, Vienna, Austria
Music School in Tétouan, Morocco Erasmus programme ETS de Arquitectura, Granada, Spain
Co-housing in Montevideo, Uruguay Master’s Degree - International thesis programme FADU, Montevideo, Uruguay
Dynamic lighting design, Bacoli, Italia DIARC, Naples, Italy
EXTRAS IN3D: 3D printed works
LA SARTORIA Bevi su misura
Drink bar in Pozzuoli (NA) This is an interior design project developed inside an historical building of Pozzuoli (NA). The idea was to join the drink bar culture to a tailoring mood. “La Sartoria”, an unusual kind name for a drink bar, was the main reference for the interior design project. In the groundfloor a continuous black line links the different spaces and it is used as lights support. On the bar counter there is the bottle shelf suopported by 3 laser cutted steel elements, drowed as an old sewing machine. From the gorund floor it’s possible to accede the exterior area, or into the basement. The basement offer 3 different kind of rooms: into the first one are located the “fitting rooms” for coupls who needs more privacy; the second room with tables and comfy chairs, is a place where it’s possible to have a dinner with friends. The last one room it’s the living room, a perfect place for private parties or business meeteings.
Interior design project developed in team with the firm “Studio metroquadro”
6 8 2 3
1. Sewing machine Bar 2. Snack area 3. Kitchen 4. Connection area 5. Exterior space 6. Toilettes 7. Acces to the basement 8. Emergency exit connection
1. Fitting rooms tables 2. Restaurant area 3. Living room
HIDING THE STORAGE ROOM THE SECRET ENTRANCE TWEED TEXTURE
A SMALL CONSOL ROOM WARDROBE THE STEEL THREAD PATH SEWING MACHINE BAR
PIED DE POULE TEXTURE
PIED DE POULE WALL TEXTURED WALLPAPERS
BASEMENT GOING INTO THE CAVE COUTURE EXPOSITION FITTING ROOMS
BAR COUNTER EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC BOTTLES SHELF
LASERCUTTED STEEL ELEMENTS
BAR COUNTER REAR PANEL
STEEL STRUCTURE WOOD SHELVES
ASSEMBLY IN PROGRESS
CHOSEN PROFILES 20x20 25x25 25x25 25
ASSEMBLY SCHEME 2,5 ,3
5, 2 03
5, 2 01
BOOTH FITTING ROOMS
BOOTH ASSEMBLY SCHEME
STEEL C-PROFILES 25x25
TWO JOINED WOOD PANELS SERVICE AREA FITTING ROOMS TABLE CUSTOMIZED BOOTHS
THE “CONTINUOUS BLACK LINE”
STEEL SQUARED PROFILES STEEL L-PROFILES WOOD SHELVES
DISCOVERING THE BASEMENT
THE FORMER SANI BARRACKS
Urban design competition for the city of Bologna, Italy
The Former Sani Barracks is a decommissioned military Property situated in the Navile neighborhood, in the area known as the Bolognina, between Via Stalingrado and Via Ferrarese, to the north of the historic center of Bologna, approximately one kilometer outside the ancient Galliera Gate. The barracks once produced foodstuffs for the army. After the Second World War it was used largely as a storage depot. The site has been declared of historic-artistic interest. The proposal aims to transform the former-military site in a big public park linked to the already existing public garden around the area. The area is crossed by only one carriage path connecting “Via Ferrarese” with “Via Stalingrado”, and it is served by underground parkings. The two streets are also connected by many bicycles and pedestrians paths. The interruptions of the old boundary wall along the perimeter represent the new access gate. The new buildings will be like “point buildings”, designed to be adaptable as possible to the needs of the inhabitants, with many common spaces. The old buildings are used for public uses: for example the building number 10, connected to a two floors new building, is the primary School; the buildings number 8 and 13 are intended to be used for the market area, while the building number 16 is the main building of the sports area. In order to hide the new carriage path we suggest to have a public platform, that also connects the first floor of the adjacent buildings.
Design competition developed in colaboration with: Architekturbüro Elsa Prochazka, Vienna, Austria
1. Pre-existing buildings
3. New bicycles paths between “Via Ferrarese” and “Via Stalingrado”
2. Landscape with the new “point buildings”
4. New one-way street connection
PRE-EXISTING BUILDINGS NEW BUILDINGS 1ST FLOOR PUBLIC PLATFORM
THE NEW POINT-BUILDINGS
TERRACE FOR SHARED USE
Boundary wall preserved New accesses
APARTMENTS Connection to the motorway Connection to the city center
GROUND FLOOR FOR COLLECTIVE USES Collective spaces, commercial areas, playgrounds, bicycle parking, garbage rooms...
New bicycles paths
Pre-existing bicycle paths
The new Sani Square is in continuity with the “Guido Rossa” public garden, becoming an important point of connection for the Bolognina.
The pre-existing building No.10 will be the new secondary school, contains the gym, the canteen and the library, while the classrooms will be placed in a new two floors building, linked to the pre-existing building No.10.
MARKET AREA The pre-existing buildings No.8 and No.13 will be part of the market area: these buildings are very flexible and can be converted easily to new functions.
For the refurbishment of building No.16 it’s proposed a “Climbing building”, exploiting the internal volume, without altering the characteristic facade without windows. Part of the bulding and the external area will form the new “sport center”.
Here there is the space dedicated to the resident and non-resident community, with different places of aggregation and recreation, such as urban gardens, a public sport field, squares, all in continuity with the adjacent public park.
The platform has the function to hide the carriageway and the car parks, increasing the permeable public space. At the same time the first floor of the central buildings are connected thanks to the platform.
Competition for the city of Riccione, Italy
The project of the new Panoramica School for the city of Riccione gives a new order to the project area. From the outside the new school appears as an uniform volume thanks to the regular shape of the external box-fence. The defense is formed by colorful wooden pieces and represents a filter between the school area and the sorrounding spaces. Inside the boundary the building is characterized by the connection of volumes that designs also the outer pertinence spaces of the school. The classrooms, alternated with open spaces, offer the opportunity to extend the didactic activity even outside. The inner gym is located partially in the basement, in order to obtain an outdoor gym accessible from the first floor. The gym has also an independent entrance, ensuring the opportunity to use it out of school time. Outside the border of the school we have decided to preserve the adjacent garden for public use.
Design competition developed in colaboration with: ArchitekturbĂźro Elsa Prochazka
1. A parallelepiped as starting volume
2. Indoor/Outdoor spaces alternation to identify the classrooms
3. The facade recesses to identify the main entrance
4. Lowering of the gym and canteen roofs to get open spaces available also on the first floor
CANTEEN OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS
BORDER INDOOR GYM
Public garden 1
1. Main entrance 2. Canteen 3. Collective activities 4. Indoor gym 5. Special classrooms 6. Classrooms 7. Teacherâ€™s library 8. Parking 9. Indipendent gym entrance
1. Corridor 2. Classrooms 3. Terrace 4. Outdoor gym
SPACE FOR COLLECTIVE ACTIVITIES
MUSIC SCHOOL IN TÉTOUAN, MOROCCO New school of Arab Andalusí Music The project area is placed in Tétouan, Morocco, in an empty space between the historical area (the “Medina”) and the new expansion of the city (the “Ensanchez”). This area divides the houses of the Medina from the historical boundary wall. The main goal is to give new life to the square, which now it’s just an huge sunny parking area. The new school building represents a new gate for the “Medina”. The building consists of two volumes: the long one, with the school classrooms, and the short one, with the concert room. The connection point of these volumes will be the main entrance to the “Medina”, with a small square that connects the historical center with the new building. Also the new gardens, putted in continuity with the concert room, represent a kind of division between the private spaces and the public space. The building from the outside is very introverted, characterized by some wood elements, in order to avoid the direct sunlight in the interiors. The school is characterized by many kinds of classrooms, which are divided in two main categories: classrooms for theory lessons and classrooms for practical lessons. Under the square there is a two floors underground parking, with the car entrance from the main street. Thanks to this solution no cars will cross the square.
Erasmus studies in “ETS de Granada - Taller de proyectos 6” Tutor: Prof. Arch. Francisco Martinez Manso
1. Two volumes: THE CONCERT HALL and THE SCHOOL BUILDING
3. A Small inclination of the roof to ensure the best sound diffusion during the acoustic concerts
2. A new pass for the MEDINA
4. ENSANCHEZ - PLAZA - MEDINA
Public acces to the MEDINA
Original door entrance
1 ANDALUSĂ? PLAZA 3 3
GR OUND FLOOR 1. School entrance 2. Concert room entrance 3. Classrooms 4. Bar 5. Pratice Room 6. Pedestrian Parking entrance 7. Parking entrance/exit
Plaz main e a ntranc e
INDIVIDUAL P R AT I C E R O O M CLASSROOMS FOR P R AT I C E L E S S O N S ACCESS TO THE MEDINA
OFFICES BAR S E C R E TA R Y
CLASSROOMS FOR THEORICAL LESSONS
REFLECTING POOL P R AT I C E R O O M PLAZA
Classrooms for theorical lessons 48 m2
Orchestra pratice room 110 m2
Classrooms for pratice lessons 20 m2
Individual pratice rooms 8 m2
CO-HOUSING IN MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY Refurbishment of the former Amézaga Palace
Montevideo was established in 1724 and was built respecting the directives contained in the “Laws of the Indies”. The historical center is characterized by perpendicular ways forming square blocks, each one divided in small rectangular lots. The former Amézaga Building (also known as the “former English Club”) is located at the corner between “Calle Buenos Aires” and “Calle Trenta y Trés”, in a rectangular lot opened on two sides. It was built in the 1920, and between 1943 and 1947 it served as residence for the President Amézaga. Now it’s unused and abandoned. The project proposes a commercial area with a bar at the ground floor, while the upper floors host co-housing apartments. Two patios ensure natural light inside the building, ground floor included. On the first floor there are small apartments with mezzanines and a living room for the community. On the second floor there are “one-room flats”, placed around the common dining room. The facade of the building is protected by the authority of Montevideo, so the only new element is the glass box on the roof, which contains the stairs. The project includes the natural light analysis with the new patios and the atificial light design and analysis of the common spaces.
Master Thesis in Architectural Design Italian tutor: Prof. Arch. Laura Bellia Uruguayan tutor: Prof. Ach. Francesco Comerci
1. Original building
3. Public ground floor
2. New patios
4. Glass box containing the staircase
THE CONTEXT AREA
F O R M E R A M É Z A G A PA L A C E
CALLE BUENOS AIRES
C A L L E T R E N TA Y T R É S
T H E S PA N I S H M O N U M E N T
H I S TO R I C A L B O U N D A R Y WA L L
WAT E R F R O N T
THE GLASS BOX
COMMON DINING ROOM COMMON LAUNDRY AND TOILET AT T I C R O O M F L AT S
COMMON LIVING ROOM
A PA R T M E N T S W I T H M E Z Z A N I N E S CO-WORKING ROOM N E W PAT I O S
S TA I R C A S E A N D E L E V E T O R SHOPPING AREA
BAR CO-HOUSING ENTRANCE
FIRST FLOOR - ORIGINAL STATE OF THE ROOMS ACCESS
FIRST FLOOR - ORIGINAL STATE OF THE COMMON LIVING ROOM
Calle Trenta y trĂŠs
2 2 2
GROUND FLOOR 1. Co-housing entrance 2. Commercial area 3. Bar 4. Bicycle parking area 5. Patio
Calle Buenos Aires
FIRST FLOOR 1. Noble floor 2. Apartment with mezzanine 3. Co-working room 4. Co-Living room
1 4 3 1
FIRST FLOOR / MEZZANINE FLOOR
1. Mezzanine floor
1. Kitchen /common space 2. Laundry and toilet facilities 3. Terrace for public uses 4. One-room flats - 30mq
CALLE BUENOS AIRES
E A S T E L E VAT I O N
KITCHEN / COMMON SPACE
COMMON TERRACE LIVING ROOM
NOBLE FLOOR CO-HOUSING APARTMENTS
NATURAL LIGHTING RENDER - 10:00am / 21 of March
Physically based rendering and lighting analysis The physically based renderings are different from the common ones because they ensure both graphic coherence and phisic coherence, to ensure a picture very close to the final result. Furthermore with this kind of render itâ€™s possible to make lighting analysis too, so it represents a very intersting tool for the lighting design. Thanks to 3Ds Max it is possible to produce physically based rendering, with both artificial and natural light. All renders related to this project are physically based renderings. For example, the two pictures on the right represent the shopping area, with natural and artificial light. There is no photoshop editing in these renders, in order to not distort the lighting simulation produced. On the left side there is a render produced with the Pseudo Color Exposure Control, where itâ€™s possible to understand the illuminance value of the artificial light rendering. ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING RENDER - 05:00pm / 21 of Dicember
DYNAMIC LIGHTING DESIGN
New lighting system for the public library of Bacoli, Italy
This lighting project started with a research phase, in which I have analyzed the relationship between the lighting and the human’s circadian rhythms. During this phase I was working with the Lighting Department of the University of Naples Federico II, making some tests with artificial and natural light. To develop the lighting project I have chosen the public library of the city of Bacoli, because it is located partially in the basement, so the natural light isn’t enough to ensure a good illumination of the room. To ensure the best lighting for the human’s circadian rhythms the environment must be subjected to continuous slow variations, in terms of intensity and color, as it happens with the daylight. So in this case I have proposed an indirect dynamic lighting system, with a DALI controller, and light spots for the tables, which intensity can be decided by the library users. This project has been developed with the aim to improve visual comfort, reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs and minimize the implementation costs.
Bachelor thesis in Lighting Design Turor: Prof. Arch. Laura Bellia
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF BACOLI
EXISTING LIGHTING SUPPORT
TABLES LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM
ROOM PARTIALLY LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT
CURRENT LIGHTING SITUATION
Lighting for the tables - Shadow projection on the tables
Lighting for the bookshelves - Shadows projection on the bookshelves
NEW LIGHTING CRITERIA
1. Central source for the light on the table
3. Dinamic light projection on the ceiling
2.Lateral source for the bookshelves
4. NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM CRITERIA
FORMULA FOR THE CIRCADIAN LIGHT AND MELATONIN SUPPRESION
ARTIFICIAL LIGHT INFLUENCE 10:00
ARIFICIAL LIGHT SIMULATION IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF BACOLI
DYNAMIC LIGHTING SIMULATION RENDER
09:00 During the early hours of the morning, the room has an ambient lighting with a tendency to cool color temperature.
13:00 After about 4 hours the ambient illumination will have a neutral color temperature.
19:00 At the end of the day, the environmental lighting system emits light with warm color temperature.
Open Source 3D Printers/3D Printing service
During my Erasmus experience I had the opportunity to lern how to build an open source 3D printer, how to set the printing parameters, and how to draw 3D model for 3D printers. This experience was so interesting that when I came back to Italy at the end of 2014, I have decided to buy a Prusa 3D printer in collaboration with the engineer Danilo Corini. We had the chance to collaborate with some architecture students, working on architecture models, but not just that. We collaborated also with artists and we even designed elements to fix everyday objects. We are still experiencing new kind of materials, new kind of softwares, and so on, with the goal to be always updated in this field.
Open source 3D printing in colaboration with Danilo Corini
BORNEO SPORENBURG - AMSTERDAM Architecture model - 1:500 This was my first work with a 3D printer and it was in collaboration with a very big group of students (almost 30 people). The goal was to prepare a model of the Borneo Sporenburg, in Amsterdam. During the first part of the semester we were working in small groups, making the virtual 3D models. Then, in collaboration with the “Createc 3D” we started printing the 3D models learning a lot about the 3D printers settings. The wood-base of the model was made in another company, with a laser cut machine. When the model was ready it was sent to the Official College of Architects of Málaga.
ARCHITECTURE MODELS From 2015 we started preparing many architecture models: we had the chance to work with different materials, with different models scales but, above all, we learned how to work with customers. The majority of architecture models we print are urban scale models between 1:1000 and 1:500, but very often we print also in 1:100, 1:50 or 1:20. In some case we print just some elements for architecture models made with different materials. One of the most interesting urban models was the 3D model of the historical center of the city of Montevideo: the virtual 3D model was drawn by the LabFabmvd of Montevideo, thanks to videos taken by a drone.
LITTLE GARDEN Artistic collaboration â€œLITTLE GARDENâ€? was designed and printed in collaboration with an artist from the city of Pozzuoli, close to Naples. This is a very small pot for a very small garden to put on a desk. During the meetings with the artist we prepared virtual models of this object and some prototypes. PROTOTYPES
After 2 years this object is still required.
L’architettura è l’arte di costruire spazi per l’uomo, emozionandolo.
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