P O R T F O L I O
With the aim of securing the Alps, by repopulating the most uninhabited areas, we individuated, following the principle of proximity, Valtellina as the sample regione where we should intervene. Valtellina is a valley located in Northern Italy, about 100km above Milan. In the last few years it has become more and more depopulated, bringing to a higher landslide risk the entire valley. Our main purpose was to attract new people from the cities, with the promise of a better living, while they, in exchange, would take care of the mountains. To reach this aim, we had to design various buildings, among which schools, where the new inhabitants would be taught on how to keep the valley safe. Our project focuses on this aspect of teaching, by creating a detached campus of Politecnico di Milano for Instrumental Mechanics, where new solutions for mountain related heavy machinery, such as tractors, would be designed and even produced. We decided to design a wide centrical layout building. The northern part is dedicated to four large laboratories, where the machinery can be built. In the southern one, we find an auditorium and a public library, that opens towards the city of Morbegno. On each side of the library we planned four classrooms. In the central circle there are department offices, public rooms and restrooms. A covered road links the city and the new train station directly to the ground level of the university building.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 1 PROFESSORS Riccardo Canella and Marco Valsecchi with Pellegrino Bonaretti, Marco Canesi and Davide Guido WORKMATES Clara Parnisari and Federica Pieri PERIOD October 2015 - June 2016 PROJECT SITE Morbegno (SO) - Valtellina - Italy
INTERIOR ROAD VIEW
COVERED ROAD VIEW
EXTERIOR LIBRARY VIEW
FIRST FLOOR PIANTA PIANO SECONDO PIANTA PIANO SECONDO
FIRST FLOOR PIANTA PIANO TERZO PIANTA PIANO TERZO
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 2 PROFESSORS Carlo Alberto Maggiore, Patrizia Buzzi and Giulia Fava with Riccardo Aronica, Fabio Crespi, Davide Fusari, Laura Longhi, Giacomo Martini, Bianca Miglietta and Matteo Squizzato WORKMATES Federica Pieri PERIOD October 2016 - June 2017 PROJECT SITE Via Pepe - Isola District - Milan (MI) - Italy
This studio focused on a lot situated in the Isola district, in the northern part of Milan. The Isola district in the last few years has gone through a massive change in construction: a huge ex-industrial area that separated Isola from the rest of the city has now been renewed with towers and tall glass buildings, designed by most renowned architects. In this point the old city, made of five/six stories buildings, with residencial function only, meets the new city, bigger buildings that contain shops and many corporate headquarters. The lot we insisted upon had to struggle among this weak relationship between the old and the new, trying to find a way to link them together. We decided to design the Isola Hub, which we then called Defrag, from the word defragmentation, to point out what our purpose was. Defrag is a multifunction construction, consisting of three buildings, where the three main functions find place: co-working spaces in the eastern building, a district library in the central one, and a hostel with a bar in closest building to Isola. We had to deal with the issue of different ground levels, in order to make our path towards the Cavalcavia Bussa, a pedestrian bridge that runs upon the railway. We realized three plazas at different levels, one for each building, to help pedestrians and cyclists to reach the bridge level and then cross the railway. In this way people are forced to enter the Defrag system, become curious about it and eventually use it. The three main buildings are linked together by service wings, each containing a reception, restrooms, stairs and lifts.
On the third architectural design studio we were asked to open our eyes to the city as a whole. We stopped focusing on just one building, while instead we tried to undertand by ourselves what the real problems of the student district in Milan really are, and to find a way to fix them best. Cittaâ€™ Studi is the school district of Milan, the most important universities of the city stand in this area, Politecnico included. We realized that the greatest issue was the block on the eastern side of our university. A very wide block almost empty, with only three buildings on the northern part and a huge rugby field laying in the southern side. We decided to move the sports complex to a more appropriate area, next to the railway, where other fields already laid. The previous buildings were removed and the functions were relocated inside our project. The block was then to be built from scratch. We chose to replicate the square block of Politecnico, but leaving the inside part void. The new square block overlooks a green square, same in dimensions as the historic Piazza Leonardo, which lays in front of Politecnico. The perfect square building is such only on the upper floors. The ground level, instead, finds a different incline and expands its area inside of the central void. A 70 meters tall tower, hidden from the outside, is discovered once into the complex, connecting it to the wider city scale.
DESIGN STUDIO 3 PROFESSORS Nikos Ktenas and Elena Fontanella with Davide Ferrari and Lorenzo Guzzini WORKMATES Stefano Mozzi PERIOD October 2017 - January 2018 PROJCT SITE Cittaâ€™ studi district- Milan (MI) - Italy
SECTION AA’ FIRST FLOOR
Aim of this studio was to design a complex of two-family houses, in the suburbs of Milan, facing a small artificial lake, made by the biggest canal that crosses the city: the Naviglio Grande. The studio focused mostly on the technological and constructive aspects of architecture, taking less care of composition. We were given exact measurements both for the plan and for the section, what we had to design was the technological side of this two-family house. We decided to have a living room on the ground floor, with access to the garden. The kitchen, the dining room and a small laundryroom are found on the first floor, with a view over the living room underneath. The second floor is dedicated to the master bedroom and a double bedroom, each served by a bathroom. On the rooftop there is a wide terrace, part of which is covered by a canopy, where we installed solar and photovoltaic panels. We used the Termolog software to make precise calculation, trying to reach the nZEB level, following the new European construction rules. Using new technologies for heating and refreshing and the best insulating products on the market, we were able to avoid thermal bridging and obtain an A4 class building, almost self-efficient.
ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY STUDIO PROFESSORS Laura Daglio and Claudio Del Pero with Alessandra Puigserver, Italo Stagno and Paola Terenghi WORKMATES Noemi Perina and Federica Pieri PERIOD March 2017 - June 2017 PROJECT SITE Pier on artificial lake- Alzaia Naviglio Grande - Milan (MI) - Italy
TOTALE: 155,3 mq
TOTALE: 155,3 mq
TOTALE: 155,3 mq
SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1.20
SECTION 1 1.20
SECTION 2 1.20
S-W FACADE 1.20
CONSTRUCTION DETAIL 1 - 1.5
CONSTRUCTION DETAIL 2 - 1.5
SOLAIO IN LATEROCEMENTO-20+4cm
1) NODO CHIUSURA ORIZZONTALE INFERIORE CHIUSURA VERTICALE TRASPARENTE PARTIZIONE INTERNA ORIZZONTALE
On this course we were asked to analyze different building typologies and which elements define their charachter. We chose, as our case study, the building for the faculty of architecture of Politecnico di Milano. Our aim was to understand a little better the brutalist building that Vittoriano Vigano’ designed for architecture students in the Eighties, and that is still used as the main building in our school. Going through books, magazines and journals we were able to find original drawings of plans and sections of the building. We then digitalized them, in order to create a 3D model that helped us understand the intricate use of space typical of Vigano’’s architecture. We made a detailed analysis of the elements that define the typology of this building and tried to go further, observing which elements defined the peculiar charachter of this building. We found out that many charachteristics of the Architecture building are present in any other project of the architect. The most common features are verticality, the lack of form, the alchemic use of color and the sculpting of the void.
ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURAL TYPOLOGY PROFESSORS Andrea Gritti with Marco Voltini WORKMATES Clara Parnisari and Federica Pieri PERIOD October 2016 - January 2017
Milan is the most international city in Italy and architecture always expresses this characteristic. The city in the last few years has undertaken an abnormous urban renewal. This project involves abandoned rail yards and railway and many young and renowned architects were and will be called to design these wide and empty spaces. The city wishes to turn them into parks and green lands, but the job of an architects includes making the customer understand what is best to be done. The city does not need eight huge parks where nobody would feel safe, this is instead an occasion to build new living districts in the suburbs, to attract people and have them work and have fun here. The Porta Romana rail yard is only a few steps away from the ancient roman arch and walls, very close to the center and for this reason one of the most important ones. We decided to design, in this 1000 by 200 meters area, numerous buildings with various functions, but all of them surrounded by a large urban park, with lawn fields, kids attractions and jogging tracks. The main oblique axis of the project is highlighted by the presence of two towers, while the railway intersects in length the whole area, but runs underground for the most of it, allowing free pedestrian crossing of the new built district.
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO PROFESSORS Francesco Vescovi and Laura Montedoro with Diego Astuto and Davide Bossi WORKMATES Noemi Perina and Giordana Petrucci PERIOD March 2016 - July 2016 PROJCT SITE Porta Romana ex railway yard - Milan (MI)- Italy
INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO PROFESSORS Enrico Attilio Scaramellini and Anna Ferrugiari with Francesco Conti WORKMATES Carolina Bundchen, Federica Pieri and Laura Piva PERIOD October 2017 - January 2018 PROJCT SITE Ex-Colonia Elioterapica Fluviale - Vercelli (VC)- Italy
In the fascist era, many colonias were built throughout Italy. A colonia was a building were young kids used to spend the summer, and later during the fascist period became the places where boys and girls were turned into fascist men and women. The Italian coasts and mountains are full of abandoned colonias and many cities are now trying to make something good out of these large buildings. The colonia in Vercelli, a small city in the Piedmont region, is peculiar for its location, since it was the only one built on a river shore. No walls, symmetrical structure, extensive use of reinforced concrete and the presence of a tall sighting tower are the main features of this 1935 building. Beginning from the seventies the building has been used as location by nonprofits and sports organizations. The city of Vercelli has now decided to renew the whole structure, asking for ideas from Politecnico students. Our proposal was based on the idea of denying the changes made in the seventies, bringing back the historical layout of the building, and its peculiar relationship between interior and exterior, reached through many new openings. The functions of the colonia were kept, but moved to different spaces, to allow the central body to reveal its public soul connecting two realities, the sports with the nonprofits. The circle characterizes the plan, becoming something different each time. Wood was chosen as unique material for the fixed furniture, while the floors are made of marble to reflect light, creating a luminous environment.
Published on Mar 13, 2018