AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INFORMAL
//Masterplan for the City of the Dead














*Infrastructures are flexible and anticipatory. They work with time and they are open to transformation. By establishing what must be fixed and what is subject to change, they can be precise and intermediate at the same time. They do not progress toward predetermined state, but are always evolving within a loose envelope of constraints. Infrastructures manage and organize complex systems of flow, movement and exchange. Infrastructures prepare the ground for future building and create the conditions for future events.
The project investigates the role of infrastructure in the city as the tool able to bring a first state of order to informal settlements. Infrastructures give direction to future work in the city, not by establishing rules or codes, but by fixing points of service, access and structure.
This approach is applied to the City of the Dead, the Muslim necropolis in Cairo. The cemetery is located on the west side of the city and has an area of 7sqkm.
The city of Cairo, as other megalopolis in developing countries, is undergoing a period of transformation: three new metro lines are planned for the year 2030 and two of them will run close to the cemetery.
Vision 2050, promoted by the Egyptian Government, plans to entirely demolish the area of the cemetery, in order to provide space for high-rise building developments.
The project aims at proposing an alternative strategy for this area based upon a gradual restructuring of single parts of the cemetery. The strategy implies that the infrastructure is the fixed element appointed to organize several specific interventions.
All the existing elements within the cemetery are graphically synthesized to points and an area of influence is associated to every single one of them. Hence, a map has been generated: the area is described as a field in which its global behaviour is determined by the internal relationship of parts. The resulting image of the city is a virtual landscape related to abstract indicators like the activity and attraction between the single points.
Based on these maps, a phase-oriented strategy is proposed. Each action produces a deformation on the map, allowing to observe the consequences of the intervention within the city.
The first phase of the project provides to intervene at a local level, starting from the existing systems and using the potential embedded in the informal areas. Close to the main mosques and the craftsman activities, projects with a strong cultural characterization are proposed. 
The second phase utilizes the introduction of the subway as the structure for the intervention. New functions and more dense areas are located close to the new subway stops.
Finally the new subway stops and the connection that they allow with the buildings are designed. The architecture is reduced to its vertical distribution. The infrastructural junctions have a decreasing grade of definition from the point of insertion of the infrastructure out. Indeterminate areas are generated. They allow the transition from the points that are fixed and designed to the informal areas.

AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INFORMAL

//Masterplan for the City of the Dead


*Infrastructures are flexible and anticipatory. They work with time and they are open to transformation. By establishing what must be fixed and what is subject to change, they can be precise and intermediate at the same time. They do not progress toward predetermined state, but are always evolving within a loose envelope of constraints. Infrastructures manage and organize complex systems of flow, movement and exchange. Infrastructures prepare the ground for future building and create the conditions for future events.

The project investigates the role of infrastructure in the city as the tool able to bring a first state of order to informal settlements. Infrastructures give direction to future work in the city, not by establishing rules or codes, but by fixing points of service, access and structure.

This approach is applied to the City of the Dead, the Muslim necropolis in Cairo. The cemetery is located on the west side of the city and has an area of 7sqkm.

The city of Cairo, as other megalopolis in developing countries, is undergoing a period of transformation: three new metro lines are planned for the year 2030 and two of them will run close to the cemetery.

Vision 2050, promoted by the Egyptian Government, plans to entirely demolish the area of the cemetery, in order to provide space for high-rise building developments.

The project aims at proposing an alternative strategy for this area based upon a gradual restructuring of single parts of the cemetery. The strategy implies that the infrastructure is the fixed element appointed to organize several specific interventions.

All the existing elements within the cemetery are graphically synthesized to points and an area of influence is associated to every single one of them. Hence, a map has been generated: the area is described as a field in which its global behaviour is determined by the internal relationship of parts. The resulting image of the city is a virtual landscape related to abstract indicators like the activity and attraction between the single points.

Based on these maps, a phase-oriented strategy is proposed. Each action produces a deformation on the map, allowing to observe the consequences of the intervention within the city.

The first phase of the project provides to intervene at a local level, starting from the existing systems and using the potential embedded in the informal areas. Close to the main mosques and the craftsman activities, projects with a strong cultural characterization are proposed. 

The second phase utilizes the introduction of the subway as the structure for the intervention. New functions and more dense areas are located close to the new subway stops.

Finally the new subway stops and the connection that they allow with the buildings are designed. The architecture is reduced to its vertical distribution. The infrastructural junctions have a decreasing grade of definition from the point of insertion of the infrastructure out. Indeterminate areas are generated. They allow the transition from the points that are fixed and designed to the informal areas.

SPANISH PAVILION
//Expo Shangai 2010//Miralles Tagliabue 







At Miralles Tagliabue EMBT  I was involved in the project of the interiors for the Spanish Pavilion at the Expo in Shanghai. 
The elements that compose this piece of furniture are curved streams of laminated bamboo that intersecting and overlapping form curved surfaces. Vertical bended streams of laminated bamboo support these elements and wrap the horizontal surfaces of the desk. Changing the high and the curvature of the streams, this system allowed us to design pieces of furniture well integrated with the different spaces of the building.
A counter bar and a movable panel have been designed for the restaurant. The panel separates the restaurant from the foyer of the auditorium during the exhibition daytime; during the evening for special events in the auditorium, the panel can rotate and open up the space of the foyer joining it together with the restaurant. In this position the counter bar and the panel become one single piece that shape the interior space of the restaurant.

 
Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue  (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)
Competition:
Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Arch, Salvador Gilabert, Arch                       
Project:
Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch
Construction :
Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch
Project Director on site: Igor Peraza, Arch
Collaboradors (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT):
Makoto Fukuda. Arch., Mattia Cappelletti, Arch., Vaiva Simoliunaite, Arch, Arch., Jack O’kelly, Arch., Qiwei Hu , Arch., Gabriele Rotelli, Arch.  Guile Amadeu.
Ailyn Alfaro, Alessandra Deidda, Alessandro Balbi, Alice Puleo, Armando Arteaga, Barbara Asnaghi, Carles Pastor, Carolina Carvalho, Cesar Trujillo, Christian Pamies, Clara Nubiola, Cristina Salvi, Daniela Bortz, Diego Parra, Ermanno Marota, Ewa Pic, Fernanda Riotto Fernandes, Francesca Ciprini, Françoise Lempereur, Gian Mario Tonossi, Giorgia Cetto, Giovanni Cetto, Gitte Kjaer, Giuseppe Maria Fanara, Gordon Tannhauser, Guillermo Marcondes Zambrano, Guto Santos, Jan Kokol, Johane Ronsholt, Jose Andrés Cantor, Jose Antonio Pavon, Judith Plas, Kazuya Morita, Kirsti Øygarden, Lee Shun Chieh, Lin Chia Ping, Logan Yuen, Luciana Cardoso, Luis Alejandro Vivas, Manuel Rearte, Marco Quagliatini, Maria Francesca Origa, Maria Loucaidou, Marta Martinez, Michael González , Michelangelo Pinto, Michele Buizza, Mireia Soriano, Natalia Leone, Noelia Pickard, Olivia Kostika, Paola Lodi, Paul Andrew Brogna, Phuoc Tan Huynh, Roberto Stefano Naboni, Sara Cuccu, Simona Covello, Stefan Geenen, Susana Oses, Travis McCarra, Verena Vogler, Virginia Chiappa Nunez, Xavier Ferrús, Rafael Loschiavo Miranda

SPANISH PAVILION

//Expo Shangai 2010//Miralles Tagliabue 

At Miralles Tagliabue EMBT  I was involved in the project of the interiors for the Spanish Pavilion at the Expo in Shanghai. 

The elements that compose this piece of furniture are curved streams of laminated bamboo that intersecting and overlapping form curved surfaces. Vertical bended streams of laminated bamboo support these elements and wrap the horizontal surfaces of the desk. Changing the high and the curvature of the streams, this system allowed us to design pieces of furniture well integrated with the different spaces of the building.

A counter bar and a movable panel have been designed for the restaurant. The panel separates the restaurant from the foyer of the auditorium during the exhibition daytime; during the evening for special events in the auditorium, the panel can rotate and open up the space of the foyer joining it together with the restaurant. In this position the counter bar and the panel become one single piece that shape the interior space of the restaurant.


 

Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue  (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)

Competition:

Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Arch, Salvador Gilabert, Arch                       

Project:

Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch

Construction :

Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch

Project Director on site: Igor Peraza, Arch

Collaboradors (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT):

Makoto Fukuda. Arch., Mattia Cappelletti, Arch., Vaiva Simoliunaite, Arch, Arch., Jack O’kelly, Arch., Qiwei Hu , Arch., Gabriele Rotelli, Arch.  Guile Amadeu.

Ailyn Alfaro, Alessandra Deidda, Alessandro Balbi, Alice Puleo, Armando Arteaga, Barbara Asnaghi, Carles Pastor, Carolina Carvalho, Cesar Trujillo, Christian Pamies, Clara Nubiola, Cristina Salvi, Daniela Bortz, Diego Parra, Ermanno Marota, Ewa Pic, Fernanda Riotto Fernandes, Francesca Ciprini, Françoise Lempereur, Gian Mario Tonossi, Giorgia Cetto, Giovanni Cetto, Gitte Kjaer, Giuseppe Maria Fanara, Gordon Tannhauser, Guillermo Marcondes Zambrano, Guto Santos, Jan Kokol, Johane Ronsholt, Jose Andrés Cantor, Jose Antonio Pavon, Judith Plas, Kazuya Morita, Kirsti Øygarden, Lee Shun Chieh, Lin Chia Ping, Logan Yuen, Luciana Cardoso, Luis Alejandro Vivas, Manuel Rearte, Marco Quagliatini, Maria Francesca Origa, Maria Loucaidou, Marta Martinez, Michael González , Michelangelo Pinto, Michele Buizza, Mireia Soriano, Natalia Leone, Noelia Pickard, Olivia Kostika, Paola Lodi, Paul Andrew Brogna, Phuoc Tan Huynh, Roberto Stefano Naboni, Sara Cuccu, Simona Covello, Stefan Geenen, Susana Oses, Travis McCarra, Verena Vogler, Virginia Chiappa Nunez, Xavier Ferrús, Rafael Loschiavo Miranda


PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOP
// HTWK Leipzig, Germany


PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOP

// HTWK Leipzig, Germany

GOOD 50x70//Graphic design competition
Z magazine is the streetpaper of Amsterdam and is issued by the Z Foundation. The aim is to help the homeless help themselves. By selling the paper, homeless people can acquire for themselves a modest income and (once more) build a basis of regularity, social contacts and self-esteem. 

http://good50x70.org/local/amsterdam/2009/
http://www.zmagazine.nl/

GOOD 50x70//Graphic design competition

Z magazine is the streetpaper of Amsterdam and is issued by the Z Foundation. The aim is to help the homeless help themselves. By selling the paper, homeless people can acquire for themselves a modest income and (once more) build a basis of regularity, social contacts and self-esteem. 

http://good50x70.org/local/amsterdam/2009/

http://www.zmagazine.nl/

EME3 COMPETITION
//Installation at CCCB in Barcelona

“The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the world as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment.” (Paul Virilio)
The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be:
*de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information. 
*in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement.
*self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system. 
*un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the “sociodiversity” of art and culture.
*un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.





(with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 

EME3 COMPETITION

//Installation at CCCB in Barcelona

The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the word as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment. (Paul Virilio) The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be: *de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information.  *in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement. *self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system.  *un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the sociodiversity of art and culture. *un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.    EME3 COMPETITION Installation at the CCB in Barcelona (with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 

“The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the world as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment.” (Paul Virilio)

The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be:

*de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information. 

*in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement.

*self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system. 

*un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the “sociodiversity” of art and culture.

*un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.


(with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 



 


Leaving Tokyo// narita airport








 




Asian powers of ten// expo shanghai 2010




 



 



 


 
 At work// Cairo city of the dead




 






 

Leaving Tokyo// narita airport



Asian powers of ten// expo shanghai 2010

 


 

 At work// Cairo city of the dead

 


 


FINAL PROJECT PUBLICATION
An infrastructure for the informal: a masterplan for the city of the dead
www.abitare.it/lt26abitare/politecnico-di-milano-07-2010-virginia-chiappa-nunez-–-formalizzare-con-l’infrastruttura-un-masterplan-per-citta-dei-morti/
The Hotel Costel is a housing form designed to lodge two street children from Bucharest
http://www.abitare.it/highlights/bucarest-hotel-costel/langswitch_lang/en/

FINAL PROJECT PUBLICATION

An infrastructure for the informal: a masterplan for the city of the dead

www.abitare.it/lt26abitare/politecnico-di-milano-07-2010-virginia-chiappa-nunez-–-formalizzare-con-l’infrastruttura-un-masterplan-per-citta-dei-morti/

The Hotel Costel is a housing form designed to lodge two street children from Bucharest

http://www.abitare.it/highlights/bucarest-hotel-costel/langswitch_lang/en/

AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INFORMAL
//Masterplan for the City of the Dead














*Infrastructures are flexible and anticipatory. They work with time and they are open to transformation. By establishing what must be fixed and what is subject to change, they can be precise and intermediate at the same time. They do not progress toward predetermined state, but are always evolving within a loose envelope of constraints. Infrastructures manage and organize complex systems of flow, movement and exchange. Infrastructures prepare the ground for future building and create the conditions for future events.
The project investigates the role of infrastructure in the city as the tool able to bring a first state of order to informal settlements. Infrastructures give direction to future work in the city, not by establishing rules or codes, but by fixing points of service, access and structure.
This approach is applied to the City of the Dead, the Muslim necropolis in Cairo. The cemetery is located on the west side of the city and has an area of 7sqkm.
The city of Cairo, as other megalopolis in developing countries, is undergoing a period of transformation: three new metro lines are planned for the year 2030 and two of them will run close to the cemetery.
Vision 2050, promoted by the Egyptian Government, plans to entirely demolish the area of the cemetery, in order to provide space for high-rise building developments.
The project aims at proposing an alternative strategy for this area based upon a gradual restructuring of single parts of the cemetery. The strategy implies that the infrastructure is the fixed element appointed to organize several specific interventions.
All the existing elements within the cemetery are graphically synthesized to points and an area of influence is associated to every single one of them. Hence, a map has been generated: the area is described as a field in which its global behaviour is determined by the internal relationship of parts. The resulting image of the city is a virtual landscape related to abstract indicators like the activity and attraction between the single points.
Based on these maps, a phase-oriented strategy is proposed. Each action produces a deformation on the map, allowing to observe the consequences of the intervention within the city.
The first phase of the project provides to intervene at a local level, starting from the existing systems and using the potential embedded in the informal areas. Close to the main mosques and the craftsman activities, projects with a strong cultural characterization are proposed. 
The second phase utilizes the introduction of the subway as the structure for the intervention. New functions and more dense areas are located close to the new subway stops.
Finally the new subway stops and the connection that they allow with the buildings are designed. The architecture is reduced to its vertical distribution. The infrastructural junctions have a decreasing grade of definition from the point of insertion of the infrastructure out. Indeterminate areas are generated. They allow the transition from the points that are fixed and designed to the informal areas.

AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INFORMAL

//Masterplan for the City of the Dead


*Infrastructures are flexible and anticipatory. They work with time and they are open to transformation. By establishing what must be fixed and what is subject to change, they can be precise and intermediate at the same time. They do not progress toward predetermined state, but are always evolving within a loose envelope of constraints. Infrastructures manage and organize complex systems of flow, movement and exchange. Infrastructures prepare the ground for future building and create the conditions for future events.

The project investigates the role of infrastructure in the city as the tool able to bring a first state of order to informal settlements. Infrastructures give direction to future work in the city, not by establishing rules or codes, but by fixing points of service, access and structure.

This approach is applied to the City of the Dead, the Muslim necropolis in Cairo. The cemetery is located on the west side of the city and has an area of 7sqkm.

The city of Cairo, as other megalopolis in developing countries, is undergoing a period of transformation: three new metro lines are planned for the year 2030 and two of them will run close to the cemetery.

Vision 2050, promoted by the Egyptian Government, plans to entirely demolish the area of the cemetery, in order to provide space for high-rise building developments.

The project aims at proposing an alternative strategy for this area based upon a gradual restructuring of single parts of the cemetery. The strategy implies that the infrastructure is the fixed element appointed to organize several specific interventions.

All the existing elements within the cemetery are graphically synthesized to points and an area of influence is associated to every single one of them. Hence, a map has been generated: the area is described as a field in which its global behaviour is determined by the internal relationship of parts. The resulting image of the city is a virtual landscape related to abstract indicators like the activity and attraction between the single points.

Based on these maps, a phase-oriented strategy is proposed. Each action produces a deformation on the map, allowing to observe the consequences of the intervention within the city.

The first phase of the project provides to intervene at a local level, starting from the existing systems and using the potential embedded in the informal areas. Close to the main mosques and the craftsman activities, projects with a strong cultural characterization are proposed. 

The second phase utilizes the introduction of the subway as the structure for the intervention. New functions and more dense areas are located close to the new subway stops.

Finally the new subway stops and the connection that they allow with the buildings are designed. The architecture is reduced to its vertical distribution. The infrastructural junctions have a decreasing grade of definition from the point of insertion of the infrastructure out. Indeterminate areas are generated. They allow the transition from the points that are fixed and designed to the informal areas.

SPANISH PAVILION
//Expo Shangai 2010//Miralles Tagliabue 







At Miralles Tagliabue EMBT  I was involved in the project of the interiors for the Spanish Pavilion at the Expo in Shanghai. 
The elements that compose this piece of furniture are curved streams of laminated bamboo that intersecting and overlapping form curved surfaces. Vertical bended streams of laminated bamboo support these elements and wrap the horizontal surfaces of the desk. Changing the high and the curvature of the streams, this system allowed us to design pieces of furniture well integrated with the different spaces of the building.
A counter bar and a movable panel have been designed for the restaurant. The panel separates the restaurant from the foyer of the auditorium during the exhibition daytime; during the evening for special events in the auditorium, the panel can rotate and open up the space of the foyer joining it together with the restaurant. In this position the counter bar and the panel become one single piece that shape the interior space of the restaurant.

 
Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue  (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)
Competition:
Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Arch, Salvador Gilabert, Arch                       
Project:
Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch
Construction :
Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch
Project Director on site: Igor Peraza, Arch
Collaboradors (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT):
Makoto Fukuda. Arch., Mattia Cappelletti, Arch., Vaiva Simoliunaite, Arch, Arch., Jack O’kelly, Arch., Qiwei Hu , Arch., Gabriele Rotelli, Arch.  Guile Amadeu.
Ailyn Alfaro, Alessandra Deidda, Alessandro Balbi, Alice Puleo, Armando Arteaga, Barbara Asnaghi, Carles Pastor, Carolina Carvalho, Cesar Trujillo, Christian Pamies, Clara Nubiola, Cristina Salvi, Daniela Bortz, Diego Parra, Ermanno Marota, Ewa Pic, Fernanda Riotto Fernandes, Francesca Ciprini, Françoise Lempereur, Gian Mario Tonossi, Giorgia Cetto, Giovanni Cetto, Gitte Kjaer, Giuseppe Maria Fanara, Gordon Tannhauser, Guillermo Marcondes Zambrano, Guto Santos, Jan Kokol, Johane Ronsholt, Jose Andrés Cantor, Jose Antonio Pavon, Judith Plas, Kazuya Morita, Kirsti Øygarden, Lee Shun Chieh, Lin Chia Ping, Logan Yuen, Luciana Cardoso, Luis Alejandro Vivas, Manuel Rearte, Marco Quagliatini, Maria Francesca Origa, Maria Loucaidou, Marta Martinez, Michael González , Michelangelo Pinto, Michele Buizza, Mireia Soriano, Natalia Leone, Noelia Pickard, Olivia Kostika, Paola Lodi, Paul Andrew Brogna, Phuoc Tan Huynh, Roberto Stefano Naboni, Sara Cuccu, Simona Covello, Stefan Geenen, Susana Oses, Travis McCarra, Verena Vogler, Virginia Chiappa Nunez, Xavier Ferrús, Rafael Loschiavo Miranda

SPANISH PAVILION

//Expo Shangai 2010//Miralles Tagliabue 

At Miralles Tagliabue EMBT  I was involved in the project of the interiors for the Spanish Pavilion at the Expo in Shanghai. 

The elements that compose this piece of furniture are curved streams of laminated bamboo that intersecting and overlapping form curved surfaces. Vertical bended streams of laminated bamboo support these elements and wrap the horizontal surfaces of the desk. Changing the high and the curvature of the streams, this system allowed us to design pieces of furniture well integrated with the different spaces of the building.

A counter bar and a movable panel have been designed for the restaurant. The panel separates the restaurant from the foyer of the auditorium during the exhibition daytime; during the evening for special events in the auditorium, the panel can rotate and open up the space of the foyer joining it together with the restaurant. In this position the counter bar and the panel become one single piece that shape the interior space of the restaurant.


 

Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue  (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)

Competition:

Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Arch, Salvador Gilabert, Arch                       

Project:

Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch

Construction :

Project Director: Salvador Gilabert , Arch

Project Director on site: Igor Peraza, Arch

Collaboradors (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT):

Makoto Fukuda. Arch., Mattia Cappelletti, Arch., Vaiva Simoliunaite, Arch, Arch., Jack O’kelly, Arch., Qiwei Hu , Arch., Gabriele Rotelli, Arch.  Guile Amadeu.

Ailyn Alfaro, Alessandra Deidda, Alessandro Balbi, Alice Puleo, Armando Arteaga, Barbara Asnaghi, Carles Pastor, Carolina Carvalho, Cesar Trujillo, Christian Pamies, Clara Nubiola, Cristina Salvi, Daniela Bortz, Diego Parra, Ermanno Marota, Ewa Pic, Fernanda Riotto Fernandes, Francesca Ciprini, Françoise Lempereur, Gian Mario Tonossi, Giorgia Cetto, Giovanni Cetto, Gitte Kjaer, Giuseppe Maria Fanara, Gordon Tannhauser, Guillermo Marcondes Zambrano, Guto Santos, Jan Kokol, Johane Ronsholt, Jose Andrés Cantor, Jose Antonio Pavon, Judith Plas, Kazuya Morita, Kirsti Øygarden, Lee Shun Chieh, Lin Chia Ping, Logan Yuen, Luciana Cardoso, Luis Alejandro Vivas, Manuel Rearte, Marco Quagliatini, Maria Francesca Origa, Maria Loucaidou, Marta Martinez, Michael González , Michelangelo Pinto, Michele Buizza, Mireia Soriano, Natalia Leone, Noelia Pickard, Olivia Kostika, Paola Lodi, Paul Andrew Brogna, Phuoc Tan Huynh, Roberto Stefano Naboni, Sara Cuccu, Simona Covello, Stefan Geenen, Susana Oses, Travis McCarra, Verena Vogler, Virginia Chiappa Nunez, Xavier Ferrús, Rafael Loschiavo Miranda


PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOP
// HTWK Leipzig, Germany


PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOP

// HTWK Leipzig, Germany

GOOD 50x70//Graphic design competition
Z magazine is the streetpaper of Amsterdam and is issued by the Z Foundation. The aim is to help the homeless help themselves. By selling the paper, homeless people can acquire for themselves a modest income and (once more) build a basis of regularity, social contacts and self-esteem. 

http://good50x70.org/local/amsterdam/2009/
http://www.zmagazine.nl/

GOOD 50x70//Graphic design competition

Z magazine is the streetpaper of Amsterdam and is issued by the Z Foundation. The aim is to help the homeless help themselves. By selling the paper, homeless people can acquire for themselves a modest income and (once more) build a basis of regularity, social contacts and self-esteem. 

http://good50x70.org/local/amsterdam/2009/

http://www.zmagazine.nl/

EME3 COMPETITION
//Installation at CCCB in Barcelona

“The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the world as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment.” (Paul Virilio)
The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be:
*de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information. 
*in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement.
*self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system. 
*un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the “sociodiversity” of art and culture.
*un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.





(with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 

EME3 COMPETITION

//Installation at CCCB in Barcelona

The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the word as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment. (Paul Virilio) The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be: *de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information.  *in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement. *self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system.  *un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the sociodiversity of art and culture. *un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.    EME3 COMPETITION Installation at the CCB in Barcelona (with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 

“The new vulnerability of contemporary space is the result of processes that reveals the finitude of the world as a planet that now has to defend its extreme external limit. The space to be fortified became the thermosphere. Fullness and finitude are limits for the natural human environment.” (Paul Virilio)

The work is a manifesto of key words/attributes projecting a desirable future scenario for contemporary space. It should be:

*de-compressed //less dense of events, rules and information. 

*in-complete //that allows discoveries and that has space for improvement.

*self-organized //spontaneous that allows solution of adaptation, according to variables in the system. 

*un-homogeneous //various, to increase the biodiversity of animal and vegetal species and the “sociodiversity” of art and culture.

*un-sticky //immune to consumerism inputs, that avoid the expansion of space produced by the consumerist society.


(with Valentina Chiappa Nunez and Roberta Pagani) 



 


Leaving Tokyo// narita airport








 




Asian powers of ten// expo shanghai 2010




 



 



 


 
 At work// Cairo city of the dead




 






 

Leaving Tokyo// narita airport



Asian powers of ten// expo shanghai 2010

 


 

 At work// Cairo city of the dead

 


 


FINAL PROJECT PUBLICATION
An infrastructure for the informal: a masterplan for the city of the dead
www.abitare.it/lt26abitare/politecnico-di-milano-07-2010-virginia-chiappa-nunez-–-formalizzare-con-l’infrastruttura-un-masterplan-per-citta-dei-morti/
The Hotel Costel is a housing form designed to lodge two street children from Bucharest
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An infrastructure for the informal: a masterplan for the city of the dead

www.abitare.it/lt26abitare/politecnico-di-milano-07-2010-virginia-chiappa-nunez-–-formalizzare-con-l’infrastruttura-un-masterplan-per-citta-dei-morti/

The Hotel Costel is a housing form designed to lodge two street children from Bucharest

http://www.abitare.it/highlights/bucarest-hotel-costel/langswitch_lang/en/

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Via Pacini, 15
20131 Milan
Italy

virginia.cnunez@gmail.com

www.virginia-cn.tumblr.com

www.vv-vv.eu

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