Borgh dël Fum Projects – Simone Callea

Gradenigo Hospital

Simone Callea thesis is an attempt at bringing a mixed use program to renew the “Borgh dël Fum Projects” in Turin.  Turin is a city that has been left with vast complexes from the 2006 Winter Olympics to the old FIAT Factory, and pushing to modernize and revitalize parts of the city.  While studying at the Polytechnic University of Turin myself, we played with designing the new train station based on the master plan by Arch. Massimiliano Fuksas. Simone project pushes the live, play, and work model into large spanning urban renewal plan and integrating sustainable design.  The programs are not clearly defined as public and private spaces blend together creating smaller neighborhoods within the structure.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Simone Callea
Polytecnhnic University of Turin
PROFESSOR: Paolo Mellano and Alessandro Fubini
COURSE:  Thesis / Floornature International Architecture Contest

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La Metamorfosi Turin Spina4 – Roccella, Capello, Carignano, Vignolo

Today we’re bringing you a thesis project from a group of students at Italy’s Politecnico di Torino.  Paolo Carignano, Simona Della Rocca, Fabio Vignolo, Alessandro Capello are all recent graduates of the Politecnico di Torino.  There thesis proposal was to increase the density in the cityscape through an understanding and playing of an intricate fabric creating a multi-leveled system throughout the area.  The group used their award winning thesis as a springboard, and started a studio together, BAM! Studio, and continue to create great work.

SCHOOL: Polytechnic University of Turin
Paolo CarignanoSimona Della Rocca, Fabio VignoloAlessandro Capello
COURSE: Thesis and THE METAMORPHOSIS Ideas Contest
YEAR: 2010

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BUILDSMART 2011 – R.P.I./Politecnico Di Torino

Today we’re gonna do something a little different, and a little light in terms of content, but we think you’ll like it. Here’s a series of videos from the currently in progress studio from RPI and Politecnico di Torino students, in Italy.  Creating architectural components, and using arduino controllers, the students create pieces that react to given variables.  See some of the process videos next!

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & Politecnico Di Torino
PROFESSORS: Lonn Combs (RPI) and Cesare Griffa (Polito)
COURSE:  BUILDSMART 2011 joint workshop
STUDENTS: Dorothy Underwood (RPI), Davide Scialo’ (Polito), Kira Wong (RPI), Chiara Bertetti (Polito), Caitlin Toczko (RPI), Diana Carolina González del Castillo (Polito), Carrie Ann Drexel (RPI), Rebecca Exley (RPI), Mauricio Pieschacon (Polito), Monika Gribergs (RPI), Marco Pedrazzo (Polito). Massimiliano Manno (Polito), Kathryn Brust (RPI), Mart Rose Basile (RPI), Shivanthi Narendran (RPI), Alice Birolo (Polito), Julia Emilanta Martoccia Grabazs (RPI), Enrico Arese (Polito), Denise Giordana (Polito), Aviel Rappoport (RPI),Ray Coello (Polito), Hyatt Tortorella (RPI), Kati Siu (RPI), Laura Moreno (Polito), Susan Bivone (RPI), Marcello Chiado’ Rana (Polito), Federico Borello (Polito),Nicole Courville (RPI), Anthony Hackmayer (Polito),Emily Mastropiero (RPI), Alex Rohr (RPI), Parker Bunce (RPI),Maria Alejandra Suarez (Polito)

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