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Valeria Erasmo Architecture Portfolio


Profile

Personal information

Education

Valeria Erasmo Italian 19.06.1986 Cagliari, Italy valeriaerasmo@gmail.com +41(0)765015817 Kolbenacker 30, 8052 Zurich

9/2012-8/2013

MAS Urban Design

ETH Zurich Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 8052 Zurich Switzerland 9/2005-4/2012

Five years professional degree in Architecture

Languages

University of Cagliari, Faculty of Architecture Via Corte d’Appello 87 09124 Cagliari, Italy 110/110 cum laude

Italian: Mother tongue C2 English: Advanced C1 French: Intermediate B1 German: Elementary A2 in progress Spanish: Elementary A1 Portuguese: Elementary A1

09/2000 - 07/2005

High school diploma

Competences and Hobbies

Liceo Scientifico Leon Battista Alberti Viale Cristoforo Colombo 37 09100 Cagliari, Italy 100/100

Developed attitude to work in group. Self organization of the work respecting the deadlines and the goals fixed.

Work experience

Capacity to make model with different materials and equipment as laser cutter.

12/2012-now

Car driving licence B

National and international architectural competitions

Reading, traveling, going to museum and conferences.

Collective of young architects Member

08/2011 -11/2011

Marpillero&Pollak architects Trainee

Computer skills Autodesk Autocad 2D and 3D Google SketchUp Rhinoceros Blender V-ray Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Word Power Point Excel

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132 Duane Street, New York NY 10013, United States Design proposal, 2D drawings, 3D modeling, layout, model making 02/2011 -05/2011

Arriola&Fiol arquitectes Trainee

Carrer Mallorca 289 08037 Barcelona, Spain 2D drawings, layout, model making, competitions


Academic projects 2005-2013


MAS Urban Design

New urban development, Rio de Janeiro (BR) Urban planning

Academic year 2012-2013 Team with Fani Kostourou, Apostolis Tsikas and Gerhard Ungersbรถck The project is based on the idea of rethinking dichotomies such as urbanity - nature, generic - specific, public - private, new - existing. The Masterplan proposal redefines the relationship between city and nature in the local context. In terms of quality and quantity these two elements are ranging from existing preserved areas to small clusters. The relationship between public and private is clearly defined, complemented by an intermediate space, which is the collective. This space is programmed and maintained by the community. The masterplan operates as a framework with a set of rules through which specific living qualities should be guaranteed during the whole development process, from the formal initial phase until the possible informal extensions. The new settlement is envisioned as a highly heterogeneous environment, integrated in and connected with the existing urban fabric to create a surplus value for the entire area. Built and green, public and private, new and existing can grow together in mutual dependence.

Preserved green area

Green pathways

Plots

Asphalt streets


Stage 1 40,5m² Basic house: living room+kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, terraces, parking

Stage 1 98,6 m² Basic structure

Stage 2 58,5m² Additional: office/commerce/ workshop/bedroom

Stage 2 98,6 m²

Stage 3 80,0m²

kitchen, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, terrace

Additional: bathroom, bedroom/ living room, terraces

Stage 4 98,0m² Additional: office/ workshop/ bedroom/ living room

Stage 3 98,6 m² Additional: workshop/ commerce, living room, bedrooms, terrace Stage 5 111.3 m² Additional: bedroom and external stair


Dissertation

Requalification of the residential complex of via Cornalias, Cagliari (IT) Public space and restoration of residential building Academic year 2010-2011

The project is developed on two different scales. The first is the urban with its connection with the city and the reappropriation of the public space. The second is the residential scale that foresee the inclusion of new types of housing in the existing buildings to meet the needs of contemporary society. Reconnections at the urban level are established by creating a new mesh of paths that connects the existing paths through a continuous public space formed by smal squares and green areas. Inserted within this system of paths there are new microvolumes that constitutes spaces accessories to the residences and that can be used for activities related to the leisure time or as storage spaces. Where they are inserted in the ground they are exploited in two heights becoming on the the top street furniture such as chairs and railings. The microvolumes can be totally open to the outside through a panel that serves as a roof and

are constituted by an opaque part and by a translucent part that at night acts as illumination. In the plan pilotis have also been introduced a room directly connected to the residences but with an independent access and therefore fit to accomodate small working activities. At the scale of the dwelling it has been chosen to adopt a type that starting from a standard configuration could be changed according to different degrees. The degree of maximum flexibility consists in the possibility to open or to close a hybrid space among inside and outside through sliding glass doors, to be part of the room or a balcony. The first degree of flexibility consists in the possibility to separate the dweling in two diferent units closing the central wall and adding the second kitchen. The zero degree provides the opportunity to duplicate the bathroom so that each room has its own private one.

Matrix axis

Repetition of matrix axis

Cross paths

Diagonal paths

New pattern

Squares

Green areas


Grade 2 Opening and closing of lodges

Grade 1 Separation in two units

Grade 0 Toilet duplication


Design studio IV

Requalification of a block of urban suburb, Cagliari (IT) Residential building, cultural center and audovisual library Academic year 2009-2010 Team with Alessio Lecca, Mauro PisĂ The project area is situated at the end of the city close to the seafront, in an area charcaterized for the presence of boatyards, building of the navy and banks. The project starts from the choice of maintaining some existing buildings to which are joined and overlapping the new buildings which form nearly a single body more compact towards the city and with more open public spaces towards the sea. The new volumes are distinguishable from the existing for the use of a skin as a cover. The volume of the residences consists of sliding panels in the openings that when are closed constitute a compact volume. The core of the system is the former factory that became a cultural centre. A new block is palced next to the factory and turning around it creates a closure with the ex residential building at the opposite pole, where they will be made, on the upper floors, studio classrooms and a cafeteria on the ground floor that will look on the inner court thus formed. The same block separates the court from the square in which is placed the block of the audiovisual library, equipped with an auditorium, multimedia and reading rooms.

principal veicular fluxes secondary veicular fluxes pedestrian fluxes pedestrian acess veicular access

private spaces semipublic spaces public spaces


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Commercial space Offices Hall Court Exhibitions spaces

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Classroom Storage Reading room Multimedia rooms Magazine area


Workshop

The project at a big scale

Residential complex for 3000 inhabitants February 2010

Martino Tattara The project involved a choice of a tipology between the the tower, with a vertical development and the plate, with an orizontal development. In the same complex a half of the space is for residential use and the other half for working use. In this case it has been chosen the orizontal development generated by the repetition of square units 21x21 m, that create a modular mesch of 20x20 units. A unit could be entirely for residential use, entirely for working use, like for big offices and schols, or mixed use with the integration of small commercial activities or facilities for the residents. The public

buildings are more concentrated along the external perimeter where they have a closer relationship with the open space. A similar distribution discourse has been made also within individual units, meaning that in the corners are concentrated the services like stairs, bathrooms and kitchens. The external perimetral aisle distridutes the rooms that face towards the inner court. In the residential and mixed use buildings the court is an open space, while in the public building is covered of common use. In both cases it is the fulcrum around which are didtributed the rooms.

Public building+ housing

Housing+ working space

Housing


Workshop

The presence of the absence

Open air cinema and swimming pool November 2009

Stefano Milani The project starts from the union of two different themes of research, that of separation between image and object and the one of the rotunda on the sea. The separation between object and image is obtained considering the nature purely functional of the object and the research of the image will not be based on the formal aspect of the object, but the object itself will become image, enhancing one of its dimension than the other two. The rotunda on the sea involves placing an element in the middle of the sea, linked to the beach with a footbridge. In this sense the project is developed coherently, although in two diferent ways and directions; on the one hand, in the case of the rotunda, the enhancement of the orizontal dimension generates an image on the sea, while on the other hand the image is opened toward the horizon with the enhancement of the vertical di-

mension. In both cases something is subtracted, in the case of the rotunda it is subtracted a stretch of sea through a swimming pool, while in the case of the footbridge it is subtracted a stretch of horizon through a screen placed on a portal that frames a part. The project is mainly developed along the orizontal direction: from the projection room starts a long footbridge that reaches the portal, joining the pool. Inside the pool, that is empty, you have an underwater vision and you lose the perception of the horizon because you are under the sea level. The pool is formed by a very thick glas (30 cm) to reach the necessary weight to be totally immersed. The screen is made with water jets on which the image is projected.


Design studio III

Requalification of a former military area, Santo Stefano (IT) Touristic, research and sport center

Academic year 2008-2009 Team with Silvia Floris,Emanuele Fois, Alessio Secchi The project of the complex intended to a youth hostel highlights a precise choice born from the island’s military past and from the archipelago. The intervention consists of a set of internal and external places that develop the idea born from the choice of keep, readjusting them, some buildings and plants for the generation of electricity from the former American base. The orthogonal grid, found in the former arsenal and in the island of Stagnali, becomes the compositional rule generating the main axis of distribution and an orthogonal axis of access. Along the main axis are distributed the buildings, with a higher density, in the central part, and with a major dispersion in the marginal parts of the intervention. It is in these areas that are located the collective residences and the area dedicated to sport, the latter usable even by those who do not reside in the island. Access to various parts of the complex

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are organized through a system of secondary paths branching off from the main axis with regula modules. In the middle are placemd areas for collective functions, obtained by the interpenetration of multiple volumes, existing and of new construction. The latter are characterized by a casing that allows them to be naturally lit during the day and to manifest their presence during the night thanks to the Interior light, visible from afar. The entire complex relates to existing paths on the island, and found in the archipelago and in the sea, the only access, a close visual relationship, with the exception of the area dedicated to study and research, which has, however, a close relationship with the mountains and interior of the island. The military base past is maintained, but finds a new way of development related to accessibility so far denied.

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General plan 1 Bike parking 2 Camping area 3 Common area, research, study 4 Play area 5 Sport area 6 Nautical sport pier 7 Arrival platform 8 Square shows 9 Restaurant 10 Observatory 11 Swimming pool 12 Residences

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Design studio II

Urban void in the historic district of Villanova, Cagliari (IT) Residential building

Academic year 2007-2008 Team with Simone Demurtas,Giulia Farci, Valeria Piras The historic neighborhood it is characterized by a compact urban fabric with insufficient open space, both public and private, and modern multi-storey housing. Moreover the excessive closeness of the building due to the presence of very narrow streets determines a lack of privacy. The project area is located on the block that face via Ozieri and has different problems concerning lighting and ventilation. The project proposed aims to combine the advantages of the indipendent single-family dwelling and of the urban development model, in the respect of the existing settlement type. The street front is maintened by different multystorey building created by the combination of detached houses with courtyard. The openings are minimimized on the street front and maximized towards the inner courts. The choice is to separate the new housing from the existing ones to ensure better lighting, the more shaded areas

are occupied by different stairwells, that are connected to the dwelling through a system of private footbridges. Each dwelling has a private garden that is arranged on the different levels of the three housing blocks created. The problem of the privacy has been resolved, as well as in the footbridges, through grid or glass structures. This system of bridges creates a virtual path inside the dwellings that emerges from the main elevation with bay-windows that are directed towards sights or specific monuments such as the Church of S. Domenico or the Cathedral. A new pedestrian path is created inside the block through the creation of a shelter that connects via Ozieri with via San Giovanni. The shelter is supported by a tree system equipped with photovoltaic panels that make the system self-sufficient from an energy standpoint. Below it there are two small shops whose steel structure becomes the load-bearing structure of the shelter.

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Analysis of the shadows 1 Existing building 2 New blocks adiacent the existing building 3 Creation of courtyards to improve lighting and the ventilation 4 Separation of the blocks from the existing and lifting of block 3 and 4


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L-shaped type on two levels ba be l l=living room

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3D of the bridge

Tube-schaped steel Stainless steel sheet Steel flashing Gutter

Screed forming slope Vapour barrier Polystyrene board insulation Geotextile separation layer Waterproofing membrane Protective geotextile felt Drenage Draining felt Concrete

Floating floor Prefabricated concrete panel Polystyrene plate


Stainless steel sheet Gutter Alloy steel junction Alloy steel pole

Box-shaped steel Stainless steel fabric Descendant

Stainless steel flat Expanded metal L-shaped steel Box-shaped steel

3D of the structure of the stairwell

L-shaped steel Explosion of the facade

Box-shaped steel Stainless steel plate Steel rod L-shaped steel

Box-shaped steel Detail of the stair structure

Fix aluminium frame Movable aluminium frame

Stainless steel fabric Movable aluminium frame

Scaffold


Professional projects

2011


Competition

CEIP Bailen, Barcelona (SP)

Kindergarden, Creche, Elementary school and parking space April 2011

Arriola&Fiol arquitectes The school faces two very different street, Carrer de Bailèn part of the Eixample grid with six storey building and Carrer Quevedo part of Gracia, more quiet and peaceful with lower buildings. The first connection is created through a pedestrian passage that directly connects Carrer de Bailèn with Plaça de John Lennon, and where the access to the school are placed. The second is created throught the use of different heights and scale to adapt to the context. Towards Carrer de Bailèn it is placed the six storeys block with the elementary school, the administarion offices and the mensa, while on the other side it is placed the terraced building with the kindergarden and the creche. Each part of the school is equipped with an open and a covered space where the children can play, through the use of the shifted terraces and lifting the elementary school of one floor creating a covered porch connected with the roof of the creche, in order to have a larger playground. The external wall of the prevoius building is mainteined towards the square and the kindergarten is backwarded in order to create a garden with Jacarandas. On the ground floor there are the common services (gym, locker rooms, mensa, kitchen, library). The parking area is underground and dotated of an independent access, serving the school and the whole neighborhood.

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1 Classroom 2 Kitchen 3 Mensa 4 Laundry 5 Managment 6 Stroller room 7 Storage 8 Changing room 9 Teachers room 10 Polyfunctional room 11 Workshop

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Installation room Library Secretariat Staff changing room Trash room Locker room Gymnasium Stage Psycomotion class Tutor room Parents Association room

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Teachers toilet Office Director room Special classroom Computer classroom Complementary room Courtyard kindergarden Porch creche Creche playground

View from Carrer de Bailèn

elementary school playground playground creche

porch administration

kindergarden Carrer Quevedo

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parking

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parking

Carrer de Bailèn


Project

Studio Residence, Bolton Landing (USA)

Renovation of existing one-story concrete masonry unit structure August-November 2011

Marpillero Pollak Architects cut hole for skylight

remove skylights

remove wall remove railing edge of 1958 terrace

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The building was constructed in stages, first (1941-2) and subsequently (1958, 1961) as a sculpture studio by the artist David Smith. Beginning in 1974, the structure has been renovated several times, to repurpose it as living space, including adding some insulation, and repairing/replacing portions of roof and windows. The scope of work of the current project includes alteration of existing interior spaces including relocation of mezzanine and adding a mechanical room under the existing concrete balcony.

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remove stucco to reveal cmu pattern

remove window remove window and wall

remove windows and walls 1 Main entrance 2 Kitchen 3 Living

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remove door

7 Laundry 8 Bedroom/library 9 Media space

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Personal projects

2013


Competition

4th place and Mention of Honor

Former meat factory, Casinalbo (IT)

Museum, social facilities, sport facilities, green areas and parking space February 2013 Team with S. Cinus, F. Cocchiara, S. Demurtas, E. Fois, D. Lampis, A. Palmas, V. Piras, C. Sirigu Interpreting the city as a meeting place, the project proposes a development of the urban space based in the community, offering a range of activities to ensure the diversity and the interaction between citizens. The basic intention is to give to the city an open and permeable space, with different places of cultural interest and social functions . Because of its location the area is inserted into a succession of public spaces, including the nearby shopping areas and the historic center, the parish square and the sports fields, creating a system of squares and becoming the new centrality of Casinalbo. The new park is designed creating a gradient between the urban and the agricultural landscape.

In terms of sustainability, the project propose the partial reuse of the buildings and the demolition of some of them releases a large public open space suitable to host markets, events, fairs and festivals . A unifying element that incorporates the existing pavilions joining them, generating the paths between them and a series of open spaces for meeting is created. The road network is reorganized in order to make the urban environment more hospitable and at a human scale. Extending from the park, the green element contaminates the urban fabric, with a constant presence that highlights the intention to place the new project within the perspective of a network of public spaces different for character and scale.

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1 Archeological area 2 Didactic vegetable garden 3 Green parking area 4 New landscape between soil and water 5 Playground and minor sport area 6 Events square 7 Promenade along the railway 8 Access to the park from via S.Ambrogio 9 New access from via Palazzi 10 Access to the park from via Radici in Piano 11 Forest 12 Access to the underground parking

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Principal vehicular viability Cycle lanes Railway Principal pedestrian paths Polarities Sports facilities Parking space


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Geothermal probe for cooling/heating

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Renewable energy: photovoltaic and geothermal 10

Microclimate: outdoor patios and natural ventilation SOUTH-EAST

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1 Offices 2 Museum 3 Entry cultural area 4 Open bar 5 Magazine area 6 Audiovisual library 7 Atelier 8 Trattoria 9 Chimney stack square 10 Multi-purpose room 11 Events square 12 Market square


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