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Rosanna Romano

architect

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Rosanna Romano

architect

+39 320 8494516 archrosannaromano@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/pub/rosanna-romano/1a/66b/96a rosannaromano.blogspot.com http://archinect.com/rosanna.romano http://issuu.com/rosanna.romano


I was born in Palermo in 1981, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo, Italy, in 2007. I’m an architect, I have worked as draftsman and I have collaborated with architect studio for design competitions. I have experience as graphic, product and interior designer as well. I moved to Milan in 2009 to complete master’s degree in product design at the Domus Academy, where I have worked with Francisco Gomez Paz, Philippe Bestenheider, Claudia Raimondi, Paolo Cesaretti and Philippe Casens. I did my internship at Giovanni Levanti studio in Milan, where I focused the aspects of design-related products, but also carrying out projects for exhibitions and interiors. I have worked in a partnership studio in sicily. Founded T&R studio, I focused on architectural design, interior and graphic design. I worked with Niels Peter Flint in Shanghai, Italy, France and Copenhagen. He is my mentor and from him I have learned a different and sustainable lifestyle, which it is not only a working approach, but, for sure, a different way of thinking and living, from the single daily habits to the large-scale issues. “Go green” means also have extremely cure and attention of the details, as Danish culture teaches. My knowledge of new forms, functions and materials can been seen prominently in my practices both through computer aided skills as well as communication. My understanding is based not just on learning but also sharing thoughts and providing essential inputs to create the best possibilities.


Graduation Thesis, a story on the river Faculty of Architecture, Palermo IT - 2007

The project is a path marked by walks, stops and squares. Visual installations, stable and ephemeral at the same time, almoust enchanting, relaxing and may eventually lead to the effect of sleep and dream. The estrangement as symptom of a state of wellness that landscape causing to the visitors, through the sensations produced by the installations. Changing prospective on everything around is possible through the game. So if the architecture as a game, could operate raising boundaries, opening access, anticipating possible action and movements. It might produce feelings of denial, loss and alienation. In that way the project reinterpreted and revisited the place in a metaphysic or “beyond physics� sense.


Twizere House Interior design - Gambloux, Wallonie, Belgium - 2008

The goal of the project was to create a space as much fluid as possible, searching the best relation between space and furnishing. From the structure to the interior and furnishing design, the purpose was to coinceve an organic and functional ambient, considering the habits and needs of the users, but maintaining a contemporary aspect.


A.Qua.S International contest “Parco della Cultura a Monreale Bortukal - 2008

The Culture Park is placed in particular area, where the connections between the different directions could be possible with simple expedient. It is connecting the monumental centre of Monreale, the ancient Conca d’Oro and Palermo. The project is an architectonic allegory, sometimes symbolic or recreational, but conceptual and materic as well. It tries to translate the idea of an orange in architectonic shape: an orange cut in half, giving a link and continuity with the environment, in the most and spontaneous way as possible. That was the target of the research and project.


A.Qua.S International contest “Parco della Cultura a Monreale Bortukal - 2008


Phoenix eco-friendly mobile phone in collaboration with Samsung - Milan - 2009

Since people have endless desires to pursue the latest fashion or the most advanced technology, mobile phone become a kind of periodical consumption and it is always discarded with a lot of workable functions. This Project quotes from the book “Cradle to Cradle”; there is no garbage produced in our natural environment, in this way, even wastes will have their second lives to nourish other creatures. “Phoenix” is a design project starts in consideration to the second life of mobile phone, so all of its usable performance can be exploited after a replacement period, through considerate life cycle. Those used gadgets will be extended their lives by transforming into children’s interactive story books containing environmental protection games. Next generation could be inculcated the eco-awareness by this imperceptible education in order to create an expectative and sustainable future.


Girotondo New millenium Domesticity, design of a new concept of interiors - Milan - 2009 GiroTondo is a new way of living the house. It is the design of a new concept of furnishings and interior design at the same time. Abolishing the classic household, made up of rooms linked together through the doors, passages and filters, we have designed an environment made of furniture, that become as microcosms autonomous and complementary to each other. In that sense there is a surprise, the estrangement caused by the upheaval of the concept of domesticity. Starting from the concept of a doll house, we achieve the idea of a house completely customizable, shapeable and never equal to itself. This is a particular declination of the Barbie house, whereby the furniture may actually contain more features and be different objects at the same time, as a medal with the different sides. GiroTondo is an amazing, ironic, innovative, futuristic but true project. It is a provocation, an alteration of reality, but with a real and concrete possibility of making efforts and use. Almost like a fairy tale, where the furniture is alive and changing shape. A house like a game or a toy, ready to become another one of it, coming probably from the hidden desire to return to childhood.

Kitchen and living room

Dining room and working area

Bedroom and toilet

Two sides of one swivel element

Bath tub and wardrobe


Energy Lifting Final Master project, Domus Academy - Milan - 2009

How will be the future? How will be our homes? We can imagine a futuristic scenarios, totally automatic house and absolutely new way to live. But if the problem is linked to the energy, we have to think about this technologies in term of energy saving. We know many great examples of new techno – automate house designs , but what about the many edifices that fill our cities? It is not possible to demolish all of them, it is necessary to find an easy way to transform them in order to improve the usage of renewable energy, to reduce the consumption, Co2 emissions and, at least, change, with simple actions, the aspect and the perception of the home and of the cities. Energy lifting is a future vision, a prospective way to modify the existing buildings of our cities, in terms of energy saving and eco-sustainable approach, by installing the future technologies. There is an important aspect about the Skin of the buildings, as a real and human skin, it works and lives keeping the optimal climatic conditions of the house. I imagine that it will be possible to add eco- elements on the buildings, as new skin on the facade, which is able to absorb, cumulate and convert the energy that comes naturally from the sun, air and water. “ Changing place, changing time, changing thoughts, changing Future.� Peggy Guggenheim


Beach

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Palermo - IT - 2010

The peculiarity of this area was a natural and rich vegetation. So the primary objective was to save it, integrating into the project. The numerous trees furnish themselves. Changing rooms and bar are made of wood, painted white and pastel colours.The rest areas are placed between the trees and furnished with armchairs, tables and giant pillows. Large traslucent vases light the enviroment during the night, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Kaos Club Interior design - Palermo - IT - 2011

This project was born for a club interior design, placed in the center of the city. The client asked that it could be club during the night, but able, during the day, to becomes a music school. For this reason there are two spaces inside that could become a unique large area. The goal was to make that place as much as possible comfortable, friendly, cointaining costs, but giving a warm ambience anyway. Inspired by street art, it is made of recycled wood on the floor, curtains and walls painted by local artists, simple but coloured furniture. A fractal glass wall separetes the areas, as broken by the sound, in the same way the ceiling is not linear but rough, nearly in motion.


ITU Telecom World 2011 and 2011 Asia Pacific interior design for elite Geneva - Shanghai 2011

“We live in a enchanted world… but the imprint of each of us is very huge.” “I want that everything changes.” F.Pearce One of the keys could be trying to find a balance or a compromise between technologies and old-fashion way to live, thinking in term of energy saving. Generally, just technologies are not enough to create an ‘intelligent’ space. But the union and match between “Architecture” and “Technology” can be the right solution, in order to combine natural and artificial expedients. And the examples in the past of using that system is the proof that it can really make the difference. Just thinking in a different way can make the difference, trying to save energy that could invest in something else. The project ia the rest area of ITU Telecom Fair 2001, Geneva, Swiss. Both functionally and spatially, it is the nucleus of entire place, so it plays a fundamental role in spatial composition as well as logistic. The idea was to recreate an open-air space inside that huge area, a green place in a existent construction, able to embellish it and enrich it. Green in color, in concept and in resources. The materials are almoust entirely recycled, reused and reinvented in form and function, with the exception of some furniture, all used materilas are completely naturals.


ITU International Telecom Office building project - Geneva 2012

Those are two overlapping bodies, two entities that support each other or become almoust a unique thing. Two office buildings linked to existent and current ITU offices. The idea was to break the traditional architectonic and spatial composition of which is based on context and insert a fracture that connects at the same time the existing spaces. Those two elements are linked as well, on the head , by vertical passages. Where the bodies are intertwined, they create a pubblic space, a square and path, an horizontal crossing, sometimes covered and sometimes on plain air.


Jewellery shop Interior design - Palermo - IT - 2012

Organic concept transleted into forms: one side made of corian modeled as caves, as stone wall, irregular but smooth at the same time. The exhibition spaces are obteined by subtractionof matter. The other side is coated by marble, a special kind of organic marble, very precious and elegant. Here the cases volumes are added, as extruded , made of glass and steel. On the floor a kind of resin that recalls the texture of natural marble or stone. The entrance is entirely made of glass and steel, with vertical green panels.


ITU Telecom World 2013 Geneva - Bangkok 2013 In honor of the host country, Thailand, the project has been inspired to the beautiful and typical orchids. The entire planimetric composition is the representation of a flower, and the central part of it is composed by relax, internet and bar area, work space and informel meeting. As a flower it is made of two hemisphere and a ring covered by a textile cloud. It is an ephemeral open space, easily usable and interpretable as needed. Simple pallet covered with pillows furnish the annular space. The project also includes a Leader and Media spaces.


ITU Telecom World 2014 Geneva - Doha 2014

The World 2014 Showfloor will span across halls 4 to 8 of the Qatar National Convention Centre. It was strategically and professionally designed to provide a harmonious and welcoming environment to facilitate encounters and exchanges by creating main aisles and user-friendly spaces. At the heart of the exhibition is the OpenSpace which will play the role of a central HUB, gathering participants and inviting them on a discovery by going to the connected satellites – namely the LeaderSpace, MediaSpace, InnovationSpace, the Lab and MeetingSpace. These key areas create many premium locations for exhibitors, and are seamlessly integrated through a network of “Connecting Links” to form a welcoming Showfloor which encourages movement and communication.


3D printing - 2014 www.arks3d.com

Design and technology, 3D printing and creativity. Arks is the idea of a new product design. It’s the idea of seven international designers who mix their cultures, their know-how, along with the extraordinary possibilities of production and realization that 3D printing allows today. Form and function are changed here and adapt to the limitlessness of the mens, material, and therefore the concept. The whole creative process is distorted because distorted is the traditional production process. The material is molded shaping thoughts and images of organic inspiration, from the intricate and insuete structures. The matter is “green,” because sustainable, recycled, recyclable and compostable. The result:INNOVATION AND REVOLUTION.


Rosanna Romano

architect

+39 320 8494516 archrosannaromano@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/pub/rosanna-romano/1a/66b/96a rosannaromano.blogspot.com http://archinect.com/rosanna.romano http://issuu.com/rosanna.romano


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