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2 CV 4 Operação Urbana Minhocão Acima das Telhas de São Paulo 14 CRAB Centre and retreat for artists in Bangkok 20 Luminária Bujacã Design of a lamp 24 High Rise - Collective Visions Photography course, exhibition, book publication 28 Objets Trouvés Aldo Rossi’s ground level 34 Laboratoriobrindisi Industrial/Natural park in Brindisi 38 AR Arquitetos, São Paulo 2015 4 months 42 Studio Odile Decq, Paris 2012 6 months

STEFANO MARONGIU Mail | I’m born in Cagliari, Sardinia, and I’m 26 years old.

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december 2015 Master of Architecture with honours, English-speaking courses, Scuola di Architettura, Urbanistica, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, Politecnico di Milano

april 2016 / april 2014 Reporter for Domus Magazine, journalism and divulgation Milano Design Week 2014/2016. Here, here and here.

august 2014 – may 2015 Escola da Cidade, São Paulo, Brazil International Exchange Program february 2012 Bachelor of Architecture with honours Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Cagliari october 2010 – september 2011 Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany Erasmus LLP

july 2008 Classical Studies High School G. Siotto Pintor, Cagliari

february 2016 Matteo Fantoni Studio, architecture and design Milano, Italy december 2014 – march 2015 4 months AR Arquitetos, architecture and design São Paulo, Brazil march 2013 Yellow Office, landscape design Milano,Italy march 2012 – august 2012 6 months Studio Odile Decq, architecture and design Paris, France january 2012 Agenzia Conservatoria delle Coste della Sardegna Cagliari, Italy

- English (TOEFL IBT 80)

- Autocad, Archicad

- Photoshop

- Drive license B

- Portuguese

- Rhino 5.0

- Illustrator

- Photographer

- French

- Sketch-Up

- Indesign

- Drum player

- German

- V-ray

- Lightroom

- Microsoft Office - Open Office



2016 Re-Drawing the Theory / Re-Drawing the House. Premio Bice Bugatti - Giovanni Segantini.

2015 “Desenho do Objeto” design course. Escola da Cidade, São Paulo, Brazil. Published in: A. Benoit, “Designing objects, projects and architecture”, Domusweb, 2015.

Honourable mention. Artists residence in Bangkok, Thailand. Teamwork. 2015 Third prize. Student housing for Federal University of São Paulo. In collaboration with AR Arquitetos, São Paulo, Brazil. 2014 YAC - Space to Culture in Bologna, Italy. Teamwork. 2011 Second prize. Renovation of a food market in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Teamwork.

2014 Curator of “High Rise – Collective Visions” exhibition. With Andrea Ferreri. Politecnico di Milano. Published in: A. Ferreri, S. Marongiu, “High Rise – Collective Visions”, Ed. Polidesign, Milano 2014. Book editing “Abandoned Welfare Spaces. Milano”. With proff. Massimo Bricocoli and Giovanni Hänninen Urban Ethnography course. Politecnico di Milano. Collaborator for “Riformare Milano” exhibition. With proff. Massimo Bricocoli and Giovanni Hänninen. Politecnico di Milano. Collaborator for “MixCity - Progetti Urbani” exhibition. With proff. Massimo Bricocoli and Giovanni Hänninen. Urban Center, Milano. 2013 Curator of “35 mm of Architecture” photography course. With Andrea Ferreri, Politecnico di Milano. Collaborator for “Rivista!” exhibition. Presentation of sept. 2013 issue of Domus Magazine. With Unicabookshop cultural association, Facoltà di Architettura di Cagliari. Published in: A. Pirri, “Letter to a 20-year-old”, in Domus n. 997, december 2015, pp. 16-19. Collaborator for “Miniature Parks Potteries” exhibition. With Yellow Office landscape design. Spazio Clorofilla, Milano Design Week 2013.


Operação Urbana Minhocão Acima das Telhas de São Paulo Graduation thesis with honours Year: December 2015, Politecnico di Milano Professor: Maria Chiara Pastore Program: mixed use Location: São Paulo, Brazil Keywords: urban regeneration - public space - infrastructure My work focuses on the urban regeneration of a central area in São Paulo. Here it settles the historical memory of a city in constant evolution and it’s possible to easily recognize that melting-pot of cultures that has always characterized São Paulo since its origins. Nevertheless, the poor quality of urban spaces, the danger and unsafe streets, the social disparities, the wild verticalization, the continuous break-ups and renovations of the building fabric and the gradual depopulation of historical center made it a inhospitable place, at certain day hours practically uninhabited. In addition, the promotion of private land use at the expense of public policies, has always put aside the creation of public spaces for the community, unless they were characterized by poor quality and sometimes neglected. The project takes form in Vila Buarque district: it consists of a regular grid of city blocks (“quadras”) crossed by an impressive viaduct 3.5 km long, called Elevado Presidente Costa e Silva and renamed by the population Minhocão which is an important connection between the East and the West parts of the city. It is closed to traffic at night/holidays so becoming an interesting elevated public space for pedestrians. Assuming its final closure to traffic and reflecting on its social and functional implications both positive and negative, it will be more appropriate to demolish or redesign Minhocão? The project gives a possible scenario based on an urban plan regulating the interventions at neighborhood scale: it branches over the quadras and is articulated into different public and semi-private spaces, increasing the functional mixture, the urban permeability and defining a new inhabitable landscape, a “roof-scape” parallel to and in dialogue with Minhocão.

On the right: view from Minhocão to quadra


Roof - collective space Roof - implants Upstairs addition New construction with free plan at same height of Minhocão (5.50 m) Ground floor access to the “New Urban Surface” Roof - only restoration Roof - existing buildings > 8 m


Vila Buarque - applied guidelines



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Top view of the quadra chosen for the project



Collective space Co-working DIY bicycle center


Collective space / sport center Control implants area

Section West-East 1/200

10 - Public spaces: . sports area . elevated square . green area

- New Urban Surface access



1. Application of Operação Urbana Minhocão guidelines 2. Model 1/500

- Implants: . rainwater collection . photovoltaic system

- Free floor at same height of Minhocão (5.50 m)


Axonometry of MinhocĂŁo situation in 2030


View from quadra to MinhocĂŁo


View from MinhocĂŁo to quadra


CRAB Centre and Retreat for Artists in Bangkok

Competition honorable mention Year: March 2016, Milano Team: with Maria Beccaria Balduzzi, Carlotta Pichler Program: artists residence Location: Bangkok, Thailand Keywords: landmark - renewal - education - art hub CRAB is a new art institution in Bangkok, aiming to engage with the city’s existing cultural tissue through an attractive morphology and a clear and diverse program. It takes place inside the abandoned Nightingale Olympic shopping mall in the Old Town and it’s surrounded by ancient temples, universities, institutional buildings, where history and culture merge together. CRAB seeks to gather the artists and the visitors in a both local both international community. Considering the importance of the Nightingale Olympic shopping mall as a tourist attraction and its outstanding brutalist architecture, we envisioned CRAB as a new landmark in the rising Bangkok art scenario. We designed CRAB not only as an artist retreat but also as an inspiring environment for discovering, learning and exhibit art, being able to revitalize the pre-existent building and the neighborhood. At the ground level, the foyer and café welcomes artists and visitors and the particular facade attracts the looks of passersby. Gold colored perforated aluminium composite panels with solar shading function wrap the main staircase which distributes the library, the workshop and the ateliers (while the rooms are accessible only by the artists), ending in the rooftop where the exhibition hall is located. CRAB strives to be a “temple for art”: a place to inspire, to share and to exhibit.

On the right: street view of CRAB

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6 Exhibition hall

5 Artists rooms

4 Artists rooms

Glazing Gold coloured aluminium panels

3 Private ateliers

Glazing Existing facade 2 Workshop

1 Library/Admin


0 Foyer/CafĂŠ

-1 Lecture hall


1. General axonometry of the eight levels 2. Construction diagram


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Perspective section



View of the art library


View of the artist’s ateliers


Luminária Bujacã

Year: 5th, 2014, Escola da Cidade Professors: Guilherme Mendes da Rocha, Alexandre Benoit, Danilo Zamboni Location: São Paulo, Brazil Keywords: design - light - concrete - construction

Product design course aiming to design and construct a real scale prototype of a lamp. “If we see design as a form of language then its poor communication produces confused ideas and the end project will be badly formulated. It is hard for architecture students to grasp this because everything works on paper and errors remain hidden because people rarely construct anything in a lecture hall. The key issue was to show students the difficulties of design, which is only possible when you see a project actually constructed. We suggested a course during which students would draw up a project and then construct it right away. There is no intention to produce industrial prototypes behind this process but it offers an opportunity to think outside the box and stimulates conceptual appropriations of raw material, and the production of ready-mades. The small scale means there is always a perception of the project as a whole and it is easy to return to the drawing board.” (Alexandre Benoit, 2014) The student’s works have been published on Domusweb and is available here.

On the right: prototypes of lamps


Handmade collage showing BujacĂŁ birth




















1. Bujacã assembly instructions 2. Bujacã prototype



Photographic research project Year: 2013/2014, with the contribution of Politecnico di Milano Team: curated with Andrea Ferreri Program: analog photography course, exhibition, book publication Location: Politecnico di Milano, “Spazio Tunnel”, Milano, Italy Keywords: photography - Milano - skyscraper High Rise - Collective Visions is the name of a book and a photography exhibition held at Politecnico di Milano in May 2014. This was the last stage of a annual project began with a photography course called “35mm of Architecture”, coordinated by a group of interested students which aim was to refocus attention on the architecture of the skyscraper and the recent changes that have altered the surface and the altitude of the city of Milano. With analog photography as investigation tool, the encounters were motivated by the need to restore the value of photography within the research of town planning and architecture, where it is conceived not as an end but as a tool to study and understand the dynamics of the city’s changes. The course was attended by invited professionals and experts such us photographers Saverio Lombardi Vallauri, Angelo Desole, Cosimo Di Giacomo, Marco Menghi, Giovanni Hänninen and professor Marco Biraghi. The collective experience of research, study and work in the field has thus resulted in an exhibition and book publication that compares the photographic works of thirteen selected students revealing different perspectives, personal and sincere looks on the urban facts of the “rising city”, contribuing to the formation of a critical judgment. A. Ferreri, S. Marongiu (editors), “High Rise – Collective Visions”, Milano, Ed. Polidesign, 2014, ISBN 978-88-95651-09-5 A complete version of the book is readable here. The book’s introduction was published on La Balena Bianca and is available here.

On the right: entrance of Pirelli skyscraper


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1 - Photos 2 - Spotlights 3 - Curtains 4 - Informative panel 5 - Videoprojection with Milano skyline 6 - Boudoir with a view



1. Exhibition plan 2. Exhibition view and the book


Some photos from exhibition


OBJETS TROUVéS Aldo Rossi’s ground level

Year: 4th, 2013, Politecnico di Milano Professors: Matteo Poli, Alessandro Rocca, Riccardo Mazzoni Team: with Mattia Ceschini, Delphine Roque Program: kindergarten, greenhouse, café, public square Location: Milano, Italy Keywords: heritage - ground level - context - privacy gradients The ground level of Aldo Rossi’s low rise building is a corridor. This organization promotes a single route: from A to B, from one’s home to the outside. This project is a generalization of the existing situation through the creations of other spots. The adjacent site, a garden for the housing complex, is empowered by three different landscapes: an enclosed space with a kindergarten, an open greensward and an artificial hill with a greenhouse on top. Each of them affects the Gallaratese complex through various qualities and different privacy gradients. A range of objects and programs are staging the three landscapes. Finally, Aldo Rossi’s building is still a corridor in an suburban context but it serves the various programs. The generator of spatial poverty becomes an asset: by serving more programs, the hub effect of Gallaratese is strengthened, and its urban condition more clear.

On the right: model 1/500





Ground level






The Kindergarten 1. Axonometry, section 2.View from the Kindergarten







The Greenhouse 1. Axonometry, section 2.View to the Greenhouse


Laboratoriobrindisi Industrial/Natural park in Brindisi

Year: 4th, 2012, Politecnico di Milano Professors: Pierpaolo Tamburelli, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Isabella Inti Team: joint work of students and professors Program: industrial and natural park Location: Brindisi, Italy Keywords: landscape - SIN - industrial history - event - remediation This course has been part of a broader investigation project on Italian industrial realities, characterized by a highly compromised environment and declared by the government as S.I.N. - Sites of National Interest. Laboratoriobrindisi constitutes the second step of a deeper investigation on the SIN reality in Italy and afterwards concretize the research in the proposal of a future scenario for the SIN area of Brindisi, in the Apulia region. Within the borders of the project area three main themes and consequent strategies are defined. A first strategy is an industrial park, which starting from the town’s border passes through the brownfield areas of the petrochemical plant settled near the harbor and the coast. Here multiple functions are established to attract different targets of actors. A second one concerns the settlement of a natural park that highlights and protects the existing environmental peculiarities of the area. A third theme is then about the realization of a remediation park. In fact, within the area different natural means – such as phytoremediation – are used to reclaim soil, water and air. By testing the use of these different techniques, a set of effective methods to be used in different polluted areas could be established. The joint work of students and professors is collected in a book which aims to constitute an useful tool for the actors who might be involved in the future of the area. A stop-motion video of the model is available here.

On the right: 1/1000 model


Axonometry extract of Federico II ENEL factory 1/1000




1. Overhang pathways above the wetlands 2. Events: Solar Baloons electric music festival


AR arquitetos, São Paulo 2015

Year: 2014/2015, 4 months Position: intern - National competition for a student housing in Osasco campus Third prize Client: UNIFESP - Federal University of São Paulo

AR Arquitetos is a internationally recognized practice of young architects founded in 2008 in São Paulo by Juan Pablo Rosenberg and Marina Acayaba. Here, I have collaborated at a national competition organized by the IAB São Paulo (Institute of Architects of Brazil) asking for the design of a student housing for the UNIFESP campus in the city of Osasco, near São Paulo. The masterplan is organized into two residential building: collective housing and family dwellings, linked to each other through a program of communal use. The students residence is designed as a large courtyard building and hosts individual and shared apartments. Another parallel building facing the East side, hosts students with families, guaranteeing the necessary privacy among the inhabitants. Two large squares, one public and another semi-public, complete the collective spaces and provide access to all the functions. The project has been published on ArchDaily Brazil and is available here.

On the right: the entrance of the housing complex








Structural masonry wall

Intermediate rib slab


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Metal structure



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1. Axonometry 2. Section West-East and detail of structural system




Studio odile decq, paris 2012

Year: 2012, 6 months Position: intern - New Bocconi University Urban Campus international competition Client: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi - Milano - The Cargo: start-up incubator building Client: SEMAVIP / Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris At Studio Odile Decq I have collaborated at an international competition for the new Bocconi University Campus and worked on the executive project phase of the Cargo, a start-up incubator building. Our proposal for the new Bocconi Urban Campus configures the university as a strongly inter-relational and diversified organization which takes form as an heterogeneous aggregation of clusters. These clusters designate the collaborative organisational system of elements which consist in the School of Management, a recreational center and sport facilities, the Bocconi shop and cafeteria, the Bocconi dorms tower. The Cargo, situated in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, is dedicated to support the start-up digital and creative industry. On an area of 16000 m², it intends to offer the best services with 12 meeting rooms, including a large conference room, as well as coworking spaces promoting inter-firm trade. With round openings, a central patio, the outdoor terraces and the red bubble-shaped meeting rooms visible from the street, the Cargo intend to create a break with the traditional office. The Cargo was inaugurated in March 2016.

On the right: inside Odile Decq office


New Bocconi Urban Campus Model 1/500

45 Ceramic Ceramic tiles tiles 6mm 6mm

Glass Glass wool wool insulation insulation

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ceramic ceramic tiles tiles fixing fixing

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Brise Brise soleil soleil aluminium aluminium

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+66.470 +66.470 NVP NVP

Ceramic Ceramic tiles 6mm tiles 6mm

220 220

Glass Glass wool wool insulation insulation

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Black painted dropped ceiling

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+5 214 First floor Light Linealuce iGuzzini

Acoustical plaster type Sonophone 1 Acoustical plaster

Glass barrier


Bureau VIP


Black carpet on raised floor


Baudroie fluorescent light


Radiator Stainless steel cladding Underfloor heating and concrete black quartz screed

+4 542 Ground floor 66.3






The Cargo: start-up incubator building 1. Facade detail 2. Waiting room and bureau vip




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Stefano Marongiu Selected Works 2012 / 2016 Edited with Titillium font by Accademia di Belle Arti Urbino

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