During the period of Christo’s installation, I’m in charge of monitoring the visitors, giving information and managing possibile emergency situations that can occur on the floating piers. In the opening and closing phases, I lay and set the fabric that composes the work.
ARCHMARATHON is an international interaction platform with a variety of global players active in the field of architecture and building. 42 international studios selected by the Jury were required to report about a specific project considered particularly interesting (Flagship Project) and with which each participated to the Awards. Each firm was assisted by an ArchAngel: an architecture student or graduate, pre-selected by the organization, who took care of the individual firm and assisted them in managing their agenda of meetings and logistical needs. The ArchAngel has thus been able to attend the event as protagonists, and cultivate the feasibility of establishing interesting relationships with international firms. The firms which I collaborated with were OBR (Open Building Research), Milan and Genova based, and NODE Architecture and Urbanism, based in Shenzen and Hong Kong.
My job consisted in assisting project managers during the different conceptualization phases of Store Planning. In particular: - Design of layouts for new projects or store renovations - Getting in contact with technical offices and landlords, to receive the technical information (technical drawings, design guidelines ecc.) necessary to start new projects - Elaborating graphic information to evaluate the potential of the proposed space: net and gross surface calculations, block diagrams broken down by merceological areas, zoning by categories etc. - Interface with suppliers and partner offices for the realization of the stores, dealing with the adaptation of the project during the construction phase - Sending to the suppliers technical detailed drawings and 3Ds for the realization of objects or prototypes - Design and development of visual tools (exhibition accessories used in the store, such as furniture, displays, freestandings etc.) - Selection of decoration inside the stores (fabrics, wallpapers, etc.) - Support in the company committees, preparing and carrying on presentations and realizing maquettes and mockups
Planning and design development of small scale architectural projects and renovations of existing buildings, both working from office and on the field, in private and public building sites. In particular, I realized the preliminary project and the final design of an office and showroom building, and I took care of the design process of the interiors and façades of a dental practice.
Partecipation to the planning and design process, both of interiors and external façades, and of public green spaces and paths; realization of presentations for the clients.