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Through the rooms into a diorama. Alternative domestic model to inhabit the territory

The thesis inquires into how tourism is able to rewrite a territory within the framework of new global geographies. Forms of temporary mobility provide an opportunity to experiment with infrastructures capable of providing adequate support for an alternative habitat. The project strategy, configured on the occasion of Europan 15 in Croatia, is realized starting from a reflection on the articulation of the tourist’s domestic space, in its possibility of expansion and contraction in a continuous landscape and in relation to seasonal rhythms. Read more

“Making a world”. Un’esplorazione progettuale sul territorio della Dora

The Dora river has been for the city of Turin an important infrastructure, both from an economic-productive and a morphological-urban point of view. Retracing the long history of the relationship between the city and the river, after the 1980s, following the industrial divestment processes that affected it, this territory has undergone transformations which, in a reductionist way, have overwritten it, by the means of superimposed functions. Read more

The design of Relation

Human relations are part of our everyday. They manifest in a plurality of forms, movements, insitutitions and spaces. Thus if they have a reality, they can be studied as such. This thesis explores the so-called “design of relation”, arguing that in certain contexts – such as that of metropolitan cities in countries with evolved economies – the most intense forms of social interaction are exchanged within opaque contexts, where different social categories can find their own niches or insides to gather. Read more

Palermo 40 anni dopo. Dal Piano Programma di De Carlo e Samonà a due possibili visioni progettuali

Palermo’s Detailed Plan of De Carlo and Samonà is the starting point of the reflection carried on in this work, introduced by the information of the “foggy superstructure” that in the last forty years replaces the spatial project of the city with the imaginary. Read more

Fuori dai margini. L’abitare formale e informale nell’area di via Germagnano a Torino

«Via Germagnano Rom camp is the symbol of a degradation that cannot be tolerated further, neither for the occupant, nor for the residents». Thus Chiara Appendino, Torino city mayor, at the beginning of January 2017, after circa six months till her installation, announced the opening of a clean up action of the camp in the north of Torino.
This research, that comes after two years from mayor declarations, explores that part of the city, hardly coerced between infrastructural boundaries, big industrial complexes and an invisible but impending river. A part of the city that has been recurrently described in texts, documentaries, invectives, public debates, administrative acts, since, for sure, one of the most difficult and problematic of the city. The research has been built around some cartographic explorations, a large photographic investigation and several interviews to the resident of the camp, trying to understand the ways in which people is living there. Asking the question of where the city begins and where it ends. Understanding it nor with an administrative or bureaucratic meaning nor only as physically settled, but in a more tangible sense: where does the right to live in a decorous way begins and ends? What is there when we go beyond the hard boundaries of the city, almost impenetrable for the many infrastructures, fences, industrial presence,
landfill sites, wooded areas? Read more

Produzione/Protezione. Un differente sguardo ai territori distrettuali tra imprese e associazionismo


La Val de Sambre et ses friches. Un’indagine progettuale su un territtorio produttivo europeo

This thesis investigates the relationship between territory and spaces of production in Val de Sambre, a region of Belgium which has been dramatically shaped by heavy industrialization since the Second Industrial Revolution, and it is facing a progressive abandon of its industrial spaces since the 1970s. The thesis aims at critically understanding the role of those abandoned spaces – the so-called Friches industrielles – both as byproducts of old modes of production and as opportunities for being part of new territorial design scenarios. Read more

Esondazione rallentata. Uno studio sullo spazio pubblico a San’ya, Tokyo

“Tokyo is now for many years the capital of the third Grand Tour. The first had as the center Rome […]; the second was located in the unlimited spaces of the United States where the center was New York […]. Today is the enormous japanese metropoly the destination of the new imaginary and knowledge itinerary grown by the global dimension […]. In Japan […] it seems that everything that is identified as the newest is born directly from the tradition, in
a sort of mystical cohabitation of every temporality” Read more

Transizioni. Il Villaggio Artigiano di Modena ovest

Really well-defined relationships and roles characterize the history of the Villaggio Artigiano Modena ovest.

A well-meaning administration conceived an urban space where people could live and work at the same time: as a providential project, the main idea was based on a clear integration of two distinct dimensions of daily life. This model village stands out as one of the most important part of the city and anticipates many contemporary urban rhetoric: in fact, different ways of living and various spaces of production intertwine the same way Labour and Politics do. Read more

Densificazione e ridefinizione degli spazi abitativi a Berlino. La decostruzione del modello della Townhouse

This research comes from a certain interest and curiosity developed during these years and through two university experiences in Germany, at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, during the bachelor years, the second at TU Berlin during the master. The purpose of this study is to investigate contemporary city housing spaces, in particular in Berlin that has been one of the most interesting experimental areas for architecture and urbanism. Read more