This is a project realized during the first year of master in architecture and innovation at IUAV.
The project is focused on the renovation of the entire industrial area of a little city near Venice, in order to find a new realty for this problematic place. The project consist to create a new urban front reusing existing industry and changing their functions and adding a pair of new buildings to complete the compact front. The other buildings are demolished for give back to the nature the precious area stolen by industrialization and creating a pedestrian/bicycle path that approaches the front and the fields in order to connect and valorize also the little river and the nearest natural place. In addition, the front will block the sprawl of the city preserving the typical rural landscape.
First of all I think about a new urban plan for the area; i give a special importance to the external arrangement with special flooring and with different uses of the green, dividing the fields from the front thanks to an embankment having also parking feature.
The buildings restored are thinker like new kind of work such as start-up, business center and so. The Laboratory spaces are flexible in order to satisfy the requirements of the users.
This project made during the master in architecture at IUAV, is located in Negrar (Italy) and it was think like an organic element in harmony with the landscape but maintaining a very modern line and material.
This project was made in collaboration with:
- Federica Giuriati
- Alessio Nadal
- Davide Saramin
The project considered the environment colors thanks to a color analysis based on the NCS color system.
Urban project for Marghera (Italy) in order to resolve social problem and the environment pollution. The project consist of a "new head" with skyscraper for tourists arriving to visit Venice, and the restoration of a long strip characterized of a lot abandoned areas and industrial building that will be demolish in order to create a green band with new eco-quartier and a herbs park with many colored plants and flower. There are mechanisms for traffic calming such as woonerf, tanks for phytoremediation along the strip, and public space to favorite the social mix.
Project for temporary tourist residence in the Venetian Lagoon, during 1st year of master in architecture. The residences are located in a campaign area not far from Venice and the purpose is to attract a new kind of tourism interested about the food, the nature and the culture.
The projects are made in collaboration with:
- Debora Billo
- Alessio Nadal
- Sofia Zanetti
Rendering made by Alex Cogo, forniture and post production made by Debora Billo.
COMPETITION FOR THE PALACE OF THE SOVIETS, PROJECT BY WALTER GROPIUS: GEOMETRICAL ANALYSIS AND DIGITAL COMPOSITION
This thesis is aimed to the digital reconstruction of one of the most interesting projects, both from the design and functionality point of view, presented during the competition for the Palace of the Soviets held in Moscow between 1931 and 1934.
The project presented by the german architect Walter Gropius, which hadn't convinced the council for the construction of the Palace, was designed to represent a building like a monument to the soviet socialistic ideals, based on a unified architectural organization, circumscribing inside to a circle the different functions of the organism; a circle which symbolize the aggregation of the popular masses.
Within this project, Gropius proposes again his "Totaltheater" idea, or rather, a modern theater which must be a "community theater," a unity factor for the people, "an architecture of human unity," where it needs to be abolished the separation of the actors world and the world of spectator, dragging it into the scene; to make this possible he designs a system of movable stages, sets and screens, to show images on space and not on a plane, in order to extend the scene until reaching the viewer.
It was considered interesting to give "life" to this iconic building of Gropius' rationality, as simple in form as complex as a whole, trying to respect to the maximum the original drawings.
Finally, I wanted to pay tribute to one of the founding fathers of modern architecture, rebuilding digitally, one of his most elaborate and ingenious works, perhaps not fully understood in the past due to the absolute political ideals which affected so heavily even in architectural choices of the time.
Thanks to supervisor Prof. Arch. Alberto Sdegno
Thanks to second supervisor Arch. Dmitry Smirnov
Special thanks to Harvard Art Museum for the photos of the original draws necessary to rebuild digitally the Gropius' project.
Arch. Alex Cogo
Here a virtual tour from outside to inside of the Palace (watch on youtube for better quality):