CREATIVE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN WORKSâ€™ BOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Projects P01 Vernacular P02 Product P03 Faรงade P04 Technology
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Rosanna Leonardi Education & Achievements Present MA Interior Design University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury School of Architecture, United Kingdom 2016
Professional Development Certificate The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Ireland
Wearable Architecture Certificate Politecnico di Milano - School of Architecture Urban Planning and Construction Engineering & Teatro Arsenale, Italy
Qualified Architect, Score 78/100 Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy
Master’s Degree in Architecture, Grade 1st (110/110) University of Catania & University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy
Employment & Achievements 2016
Interior Designer Project Arts Center Dublin, Ireland
Graphic and Web Designer The Kemp Gallery, Ireland
Interior Architect OpenLab Company, Italy
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop; AutoCad; Hand Drawing; Model-making; Rhino; SketchUp.
P01 VERNACULAR Will digital craft along with innovative use of new materials become essential practices for the future of Architecture and Design?
A group work, a live build project of a Geodesic dome made of plywood and a personal design outcome, a responsive latex/chalk buoyant light. As leader of the CAD/CNC team I had the opportunity to develop attention to details and time management skills. In the CNC machine, cut depths and other vectorial parameters make the difference in the cleanness and excellence of the final outcome. After the process of fabrication and assembly of the installation, an extensive research shaped the responsive piece of furniture which followed the investigation of a climatic condition. https://humidsite.wordpress.com
The geometrical forms, triangle, circle and square, are made of poplar panels (single plyboard or with 45° joints fixed by thin elements in wood) vertically repeated four times. Each level is tied to its vertex with ropes fastened by knots, generating three-dimensional forms. These wearable structures like nineteenth -century skirts, dress the whole body or just the inferior part of it, from the waist on, creating performative sequences and several possibilities of use.
P02 P R O D U C T
An imaginary n-dimensional world, passing through “Pointland”, “Lineland”, “Flatland” and “Colourland”, is a rising path towards more intelligent human beings, where the more complex and articulated the shapes are, the better. The project follows a certain facade score along the rhythm of Ammaelis song from the album Seoul by Amiina. h t t p s : / / w w w. d r o p b o x . c o m / s h / r7kxqtnkrnaluhg/AACCa0HPhrz3DnNraL7xlbY5a?dl=0
How do light, colours and textures change the bodily and spatial perception of human beings interacting with the surrounded environment?
* Inspired by Flatland the most famous novel written by Edwin Abbott Abbott in 1884.
Does using draft plans to envision a refinished space translate the existing Architecture into InLand* Design, into a new path between Urbanism and Art Installations?
* Interior - Landscape
P03 F A ç A D E
Flexible interior façades define, reinterpret and modify existent hidden spaces not yet public. A severe urban scheme is cut and made penetrable becoming accessible by unusual additional itineraries. Three originally unconnected courtyards become linked thanks to a planning vision and to technical choices progressively shaped along their topography and a different altimetry (5.60, 3.70, 2.80 metres). Each newly open courtyard made the project more horizontally and fluently articulated using ramps and steps whereas lifts and stairs bring users up to the third floor. Every level is connected by a walkway. These “insider spaces” aspire primarily to regenerate the urban environment in a both creative and functional way diversifying each area not only aesthetically but also in terms of engineering solutions. Two of the three courtyards are in metallic framework and one or two layers of cladding, the first one is made of treated concrete. Despite different materials that have been applied, the courtyards express a design necessity for their further purpose. Focus on the courtyard in between.
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P04 TECHNOLOGY Could the importance of durability and strength of building materials, in terms of technical, artistic and aesthetic choices in the design process, affect in a different way human interactions?
Renovation of internal domestic spaces with the original shell remaining unchanged. In the inside/outside process carried out, the renovation wants to convey the new project starting from the inside to the outside so that the intervention could be seen even from the outside. The continuous exterior surface of a new wall placed in the living room is made of calcarenite stones which are connected up by two steel slabs upon and below of every brick, in this way a series horizontally developed is generated. These diamonds, empty in the middle let the sunlight go through their rhombus hole and enlighten the space.
View on top of Cugno Mola looking toward Cavagrande del Cassibile and the coastline
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Rosanna Leonardi +44 7733284529 LeonardiR@students.uca.ac.uk https://humidsite.wordpress.com https://it.linkedin.com/in/rosannaleonardi-egsr