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/concept for an hybrid hotel in Madrid
/a new proposal between city and nature, Helsinki
Barcelo house + studio
/single house for an artist and his family, Reajo del Roble
Sordio town hall
/a building as an urban link, Sordio
Twisted shelter box /disaster prevention pavillon, Istanbul
/a multipurpose event-space in Milan
A twisted tale in 5 acts /public space competition, Helsinki
Other Works /not only architecture
Concept for an hybrid hotel in Madrid
Corner building, Madrid
calle Santa Barbara Pedestrians / Commercial
€ Public space
existing wall Project’s site
facade facing Calle Santa Barbara
ARTIFICIAL H Y B R I DAT I O N
C I V I L I Z AT I O N HALL
N AT U R E
PA R K I N G
HALL PA R K I N G
GARDENS ROOMS GALLERIES PARKING
The different floors and spaces flow around some scattered points in the plans.
vertical galleries. Around them the spaces organize themselves in a flowing movement. The curves enhance this fluid rythm and provide different spatial
motorcycle and bycicle parking -2
solutions. Design is inspired by scenography, program reflects the complexity of an european capital.
Hotel Fuencarral is conceived as the result of a vertical interaction of themes and programs. Natural and Artificial are here represented by functions, elements
coffee shop â€œwateroomâ€?
hall exhibition space relax area
and design solution, and their Hybridation generates interior spaces and places. This undisclosed world is wrapped in a flowing perforated aluminium facade.
mediatheque exhbition area
promenade and suites
rooms floors 3-4
staff area loundry floor 5
coffee shop lookout
expo tubes gardens
A new proposal between city and nature, Helsinki
Analysis of the local space typologies
H E LS I N K I Interior landscape
I TA H E LS I N K I
Intimate dimension B A LT I C S E A
Gardens Shores Lottizzazione Bosco
visual connection with the city
dwell and contemplate
the rural path
280 cm layout 15 m2
specifications Ground attachment
Landscape and Intentions
Increase the use of the place, enhance the qualities of the landscape, understand the
values of the environment by introducing a new public and local dimension in tuyne
with the pre-existing intimacy. A system of open and closed spaces in physic and
programatic interaction, towards the city and the forest. The UNIT and the SHELL are the main linguistic elements, according to the small scale of the local cottages. The program follows the spirit of the place, and introduces a new dimension to improve the use and strenghten identity.
Maijan kahvila, cafĂŠ
* platforms structure Spaces are integrated with public space platforms, and become themselves accessible surfaces on different levels, towards the sea and the forest. They follow the same structural principles: wooden beams joined to form a twist of elemets resting on wood columns
Public slab /collective dimension Shell /intimate dimension
Program /urban dimension
OPEN AIR PUBLIC SPACES 815 m2 CLOSED SPACES 118 m2
SPARE TIME ROOM NURSERY LOOKOUT PIC-NIC AREA SOLARIUM
Spare time room 62 m2 1 living room 2 kitchen / mess 3 WC 4 storage room
Quay 1 solarium
2 picnic tables 3 barbecue
1 890 cm
3 2300 cm
Nursery 56 m2
activities space 1 playground 2 420 cm
WC 3 playground 4
* landscape progressive sections
lookout and quay
spare time room
* A shell into the landscape
A prototype for a minimum dwelling could be a key to undestand a landscape, a tool to read it and to be involved with it. An interior to comprehend the outside world. A house defines a limit in an otherwise undefined space, is a built space both open and closed, to reflect the landscape’s openness and to fix some certain limits. The proyect focuses on the relation between the concept of inner and outer space, openness and closure, contemplation and inhabit. Is a projection of the local landscape in an intimate and domestic scale.
plan and section scale 1_100
* public spaces platforms and facilities 24
* private_intimate space bathroom
* private_intimate space living room and kitchen
* public space sauna
* private space home interior_domestic space 28
* private space washroom_intimate space 29
Barcelo House + Studio
Single house for an artist and his family, Reayo del Roble
The Barcelo House is conceived as a synthesis and a paradigm of the surrounding landscape. Its organisation scheme is ispired by the harshness and horizontality of the local environment. The spaces are generated from two long stone-walls planted in the hilly ground. Some small cabins hang on to this walls, as spyglasses towards the wide valley and the lake below. This elements select views and bring the landscape inside, to find an harmonic relationship with site and archive a meaning.
This is a concept-house and a studio for an artist and his family. The project is located in the Madrid region, deep in the countryside landscape. The long horizontal walls and the boxes are the main organizers elements, connections are enclosed between the walls. On one side the common spaces, on the other side bedrooms and private spaces. The line represents the wide landscape, the box represents the living intimate space.
Sordio Town Hall
A building as an urban link, Sordio
Sordio is a small town close to the Milan urban area. The request was to design a new town hall. in an empty lot in the main square. The new building should host all the required funcion for the mayor and his/her staff and some public office and facilities for the citizens, such as library service, medical services, a police office, a stamp duty office and sone other municipalities services. The proposal fulfill all the requests, and due to its central role and location, tries to re-connect the surroundings creating a new public space to collect all the local energies and improve social life. The architectural language is inspired to the modern northerrn italian tradition, a longitudinal pure parallelepiped that occupies the long side of the square, with some voids that allow permeability and circulation. The cladding is made out of local stone panels that give massive appearence to the building.
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The building occupies longitudinally the lot, and divides the square in two stripes. It is disposed as a new central focus to attract fluxes and forces from the surrounding environment and to start a requalification of the public spaces, currently used mainly as parking lots. The new town hall is a symbol of the community and a new urban link to improve public life. Project has been developed from the concept untill the structural detail. Two concrete cores around the staircases bear a steel structure. A cantilever part faces the main street and permits the building to enhance its massivity.
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cantilever structure detail first floor
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IPE 160 beam
HEM 360 beam
HEB 400 beam
HEB 400 column
20 mm THICK steel plate
vapor control layer
mineral wool insulation
perforated metal liner sheet
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vertical connections toilet facilities offices for the municipality library service medical service
A1 reception A2 ambulatory A3 storage room
reception front office stamp duty office registry office
B1 B2 B3 B4
storage room multipurpose office local police office council room C hall + rest stop area B5 B6 B7 B8
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vertical connections toilet facilities offices for the municipality library service terrace
569,0 m² A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
mayor office rest area photocopy room secretariat office tax office
A6 A7 A8 A9 A10
accounts office city secretary office stamp duty office registry office municipality room
B1 B2 B3 B4
reception archive area internet point reading area
parquet ceppo di gré
groundfloor structural plan
cladding detail scale 1:10
verge flashing support angle riveted to wall sheets steel box 10 cm x 5 cm armaseam halter
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The courtyard of the building at the ground floor is an open-air hall. During the warm season people could enjoy the breeze and chill out on the boxes while waiting for their turn. Boxes are elements on a grid. By moving them is possible to compose different seatings or aggregations. At night time interior lights provide suggestive illumination and create a cozy public spot.
Twisted shelter box
Disaster prevention pavillon, Istanbul
This is a proposal for an Info Point out of a 40â€™ container. It is part of the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centreâ€™s program. It is open to the public and its purpose is to inform people about natural disasters topics, in an heartquakes risk area like Turkey. The shape, material, use of illumination aim to instill a sense of uncertainty to the visitors, in an emphatic way. Thanks to some screens people can interact with the exhibition and feel all the unpleasant sensation of instability due to a natural disaster and become aware of the risks. The pavillion can be placed in any suitable public space.
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floor means instability
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the twisted shape and the folded floor create a sense of constant instability and change
is equipped ractive tools nd screens the visitors
A new public space in Milano
This project has born as a result of a detailed study on the urban context. It is located on an empty plot in the heart of Milano, between the Central Railway Station and an important commercial street (corso Buenos Aires). This area is a longitudinal stripe (600mx60m), which is divided in tree main blocks: parking lot, public garden and an empty concrete slab. Every section is strictly characterized by funcion, form and spatial features. The new Urban Condenser wants to break this rigidity throught the insertion of three programatic and architectural stripes, aximilate the fluxes of the urban context and generate a new kind of multipurpose space. Here, the concept becomes architecture: the fluxes generate spaces, plans, section, and programs. The building can host a wide range of events, from dance performances to fashion show. It is a new urban core in Milan, an event-space, an intersection of energies, a condenser of activities, a renewal of a waste-space.
The Condenser wants to be a collector of urban forces, an infrastructure for events and a catalyst of fluxes.
central railway station
ndar y inn
exterior fluxes from square to square * inner permeability between the squares
Two corridors are generated by fluxes in the groundfloor, where also the floors textures and the nervous wall lines give a strong perception of the treble space and dynamism. Two squares at both endings create a void that reveals the bulding from the main streets crossing the lot. Due to the variation of his facades, the Urban Condenser is everchanging to the eye of the visitors, and reveals gradually its complexity through the broken lines of his exterior shell. In the basement the division in three stripes is even more enhanced. A central space runs all along the building, it constricts and enlarges the side galleries. Here, light, materials and walls create different situations, for various programs. The central stripe is a unique space that could host several activities, from fashion shows to exhibitions and concerts. The event-space is like an underground bridge connecting two squares to provide maximum permeability.
* trees like filters between spaces * transversal
section scale 1:500 * extrapolation of elements
* re-composition of elements
section scale 1:500 * simplification
* facade detail_concrete wall
paint on concrete
maquettes_basement & detail
cladding perforated wall
cladding exerior skin
cladding interior skin
Urban Condenser hosts a wide range of spatial typologies, different for sizes, proportions and light qualities. According to this variety, several programs can take part in the same area in different time lapses. This not-programmed space allows maximum flexibility and multipurpose uses.
A twisted tale in 5 acts
Public space competition, Helsinki
Project site is Hernesaari, located in the south coastline of Helsinki city centre. Nowadays the area is used by different business, harbour facilities, industries, boating enterprenours, and a cruise ship port. Is a gate to the city center for who arrives from the baltic sea. There are already plans for a future developement of the area, including residential buildings, job and business facilities, and recreational services. The task of the project is to create five spots of urban space for temporary use, suitable to the local environment. The proposal is developed as a path throught five public points that are links between the city and the terminal, to improve life experience in Hernesaari and to introduce the city to the newcomers. Every spot along the path focuses on one main funcion, but each one can host spontaneous activities. The result is a whole public system, susteinable, cheap, easy to dismantle but, at the same time, built to last and to be experienced.
An info point welcomens the visitors. A surface turns itself in a tower, to highlight its presence. The exterior surface is covered with a reflective film to homage the “art-wall” behind. the inner surface is like a whiteboard post-wall on which everyone who feels can write ideas and thoughts. waterproof markers are hung on the boards.
point * read
uses and program
elevation scale 1:100
* ACT I Meeting the city
plan scale 1:100
* ACT II On to the fold Here is a square as a folded wood surface that allows different uses and ways to experience it. It is a point to rest, to have a break, to relax, to sunbath and even to work. It is equipped with sockets and a waste collector and a tree to cast a pleasant shadow in hot days.
PLAY * steel
uses and program
structure hang OUT
elevations scale 1:100
plan scale 1:100
* ACT IV A breathtaking view A continuos path runs across three gates, from the ground to the lookout toward the open sea. The gates bear the pathway and offer a support for information panels
* promenade * infogate
uses and program
frame structure wood laths cladding * chipboard for infographic and exhibition * metal plate boardwalk * kebony
elevation towards the sea scale 1:200
plan scale 1:200
Not only architecture
During the last years Iâ€™ve fostered a personal interest in other fields such as graphics and furniture design. Iâ€™ve also taken part in several workshops and extra-academic activities related to the design world. All these different experiences have left a mark in my own formation, and they are still affecting my work and my attitude.
house at Sagapognac.
space in between.
BA thesis cover page illustration, “the bigness utopia”
Wine bottle labels for Grupo di Ovalle, Perú.
page House at Sagapognac by Shigeru Ban, spatial sequences, sketches
house at Sagapognac.
Catalogue for Fasem International.
Lazzaro, birch wood stool, 2011, (see next page)
Graphics for Driade s.p.a. pavillon, Milano Design Week 2009.
420 mm 30 mm
birch plywood unfinished
birch plywood painted white glossy
drawings scale 1:10 Lazzaro Lazzaro is a birch wood stool inspired by the neo-Plasticism movement. Vertical anfĂŹd Horizontal plans and lines cross each other and compose a figure that tends to the abstraction.
RECYCLE / REPLACE / REBUILD
why is better? TEMPORARY DWELLINGS 2
HERE LOW-INCOME PEOPLE CAN
itâ€™s not a top-down charity
WITH THEIR NEEDS AND BUDGET
stimulate people independence in tune with the squatter beliefs,
materials in the recycling center for a 1
bonus rate spendable to purchase
broken roof tiles... you can replace them with brand new ones!
legal squatting If you donâ€™t have a home, you can get your squatter house, a basic-minimum wood-structure unit that could be upgraded and expanded through time, according with your needs!
starting from the self-counter
...what about the newcomers?
attitude of people 1
If the rents are too high and the only possible
way seems to be to squat...
to strenghten community network, 3
you can go to the design point and ask for the
1.ROOM 2.WC 3.KITCHEN
prefab. 24house , a wooden quick-assemblage temporary house for
and improve dwellings quality
why not social housing apartments?
without feeding the informal market
4 1 1.LIVING ROOM 3.WC
Newcomers are usually people from the countryside that want to find their way in the values and social networks...migration process also means a process from rural to urban life,
with dwelling system evolution
squatter settlements are an extension of rural
from low-tech house to the
life styles which develop in urban areas and
We can also have a progressive replacement of the slums
city, they have always lived with their habits,
should proceed hand by hand
of rents and title deeds.
2.BED ROOM 4.KITCHEN
From rural life to hurban life
hurban multi-storey block!
or an old glass window, or your
behaviours and needs
new customized materials at the design
If you bring an old steel frame,
but a strategy that
They can exchange their waste or unused
point, to upgrade their house
BRICK by BRICK
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CUSTOMIZE THEIR HOUSE ACCORDING
with prefab. houses that are not
2.BED ROOM 3.WC
everlasting but temporary
change through time.
Adaptation from rural life to hurban life should proceed hand by hand with dwelling system evolution from low-tech house to the hurban multi-storey block
* Presentation in Istambul, Turkey, june 2011 A new strategy for the requalification of Armutlu, an informal settlement in Istanbul. The strategy aims to redevelop the area starting from the involvement of the local forces, both human and material, to pull the district out of illegality and uncontrolled sprawl.
* Milano International Architecture Workshop sept 2010 Design and construction of the RE-BOX pavillon, workshop led by Sami Rintala. A wood pavillion becomes a flea market for students to exchange clothes and books, but also a public place to relax and meet new people.
My workshop team, “illusion”.
Shadowplay, playing with scale, Suvilahti lanscape.
Bricks, playing with perspective and scale, Kalasatama.
/european assembly of students of architecture
street-art, unitè d’habitation on an electricity box. by Lydia Hoyem Anker and Michele Sordi
* Participation in Wastelands, EASA assembly, Helsinki, June 2012 About 400 young designers and architects representing every european country gathered in Helsinki for a two weeks event on summer 2012. EASA (European Architecture Students Assembly) takes part every year in a different host country, and its aim is to create a think-tank on contemporary architectural and urban issues. In the last edition the reflection has been about leftover spaces, Wastelands, and their meaning in our societies. Several workshops have been run, with different perspectives and methods.
* more at www.wastelands.fi and cargocollective.com/easa_illusion
Analogue Adventures, CREATIVE FILM PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, final exhibition.
My team and myself in the dark room.
Some of my exposures.
* Participation in Reaction, EASA assembly 2013, Žužemberk, Slovenia, July 2013 One year later, the assembly took part in an old castle in Slovenia. Here, several workshops have been run, to reflect on the concept of “REACTION”. How to properly react to the current situation with the world crisis and consumer society? What is actually the architect’s primary job and the job of architecture? How can we help the community when designing public space, even when the architect’s direct influence is not present? How to preserve the knowledge, skills and qualities of construction and design from the past? * more at www.easa013.si and www.facebook.com/analogueadventures
* Vector Landscape I : Lappi - inspired to Lapland, Finland
The Dump serie _photomerges/collages
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