Eolian Milazzo Hotel
Space to LiveSee entire work
Space to Live
Renounced as the City of Fountains and the Gateway to Jerusalem for the Crusaders, Messina has long history with Europe and the Arabic world and plagued with seismic heritage. This project is going to be the firs thigh rise building reaching 18 stories as the city is changing urban policies and building regulations to project a better future. We start the design reaching higher skylines with respects to the local neighbourhood and environments. The mix-use programme situated perfectly with the adjoining buildings and street activities with commercial ground floor and offices on the lower 5 levels. A communal terrace separates the upper residential units from below with an independent lobby. The project consists of two simple volumes. The outer south facing balconies with solid and articulated geometrical tiers provide contrast with the inner north facing inhabitable floors with smooth and rotating facades. The balconies are solar shading devices installed with photovoltaic panelling. The inner stair core serves as a solar chimney while the north glazing façade attempts to maximise non-invasive northern daylight. We propose to use self-cleansing glazing system with diagonal solar shades as rainwater guides to minimise maintenance with long-term intelligence in sustainability. The main structures are independent where flexibility and dynamic movement joints are critical.See entire work
Messina Waterfront and Polycenter
Space to Play
The proposal consists of a new concert venue for the emerging young culture and talents of the city with an aquarium in the lower building capitalizing the maritime expertise and research in the region. In the tower a new cinema and shopping facility enhance this unique experience; while a top floor observatory enables a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Messina Strait. The slow rotational façades and the in-between entrances emphasize the unique relationship from locality to the pivoting flowsof events and people through an intricate play of inside and outside with articulated porosity and visual connectivity towards the city in multiple aspects.See entire work
Sarajevo National Concert Hall, Sarajevo
Space to Play
The project extends the public surface of the city of Sarajevo into and under the ground, forming a continuous space. This surface is wrapping the public foyers, the auditoriums and the service areas as well as an outdoor landscape above. The surrounding surface of the park-scape dissolves into and continues underground in a whirlpool movement allowing access from several critical points of the city. The bifurcatedlandscaping creates openings for entrances and natural lighting. The surface also expands and contracts on its way down, accommodating different events through the building bringing all the people together in the vineyard main concert hall auditoria. The project uses the thermal mass of the ground to create an indoor microclimate insensitive to temperature and humidity variations. The ultimate purpose is to create an active public space that can be appropriated for different activities in front of the parliament building. The concert hall serves as a foyer to the civic activities on this shared urban room.See entire work
Conference Center, Hotel and apartments in Gustavsberg
Sketch proposal for conference center, hotel and apartments in Gustavsberg, Värmdö Kommun, east of Stockholm.
Timber structure with concrete elevator core.
Lemon factory, Messina
Space to Work
A 3-level folded ribbon forms the shell and structure to the Simone Gatto lemon factory and HQ for the operation. The initial design sketches a folding surface that envelopes and differentiates various programmatic volumes.Within the volume the wrapped surface bifurcates to accommodate a ramped circulation that connects the three floors.The project has been nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2010.See entire work
Casa Nicola, Messina
Space to Live
Casa Nicola is a new build villa on top of a high precipice, overlooking the sea towards the aeoilian Islands. the triple height volume of the interior is organised around a ramp that links the common ground living spaces with the bedrooms and the master bedroom terrace at the top of the house. View of Aeolian islands in the distance.See entire work
Westbourne Terrace, London W2
Space to Live
Top floor of the flat has a full size roof light with en-suite open shower and bathroom.See entire work
The Ufo’s Roma exhibition on RAI TG3 News, italian television.