giovedì 14 giugno 2018

Temp: An urban emergency pavilion

Design Team: Dimitra Chatziandreou, Gian Luca Petroselli, Giuseppe Vultaggio

Temp is an emergency pavilion, designed to meet the needs of a population after a natural disaster. Usually, when it comes to emergency situations, designers tend to focus on providing temporary housing solutions, neglecting the fact that a space which is able to host communal activities can actually contribute to the reconstruction of the social fabric. That kind of spaces enable people to meet, talk, play and carry out activities that will utterly contribute to sheltering one’s identity, thus to social cohesion. The pavilion consists of a three-dimensional framework of metal tubes (scaffold tubes) that forms an enclosing square, intended to host public events. The peripheral structure (0.90m wide) incorporates a variety of wooden modules of different functions: First aid, changing rooms–storage, education, meditation, playground and living. In-between these modules, there are removable elements, anchored to the framework, hosting secondary functions: Relaxation, gardening and memory...

venerdì 8 giugno 2018

Under the shield, Sedhiou, Senegal

Design team: Dimitra Chatziandreou, Natasa Ferentinou, Giuseppe Vultaggio

The Sedhiou cultural center consists of five volumes arranged around an interior court, imagined as fragments that were generated by the decomposition of an elliptical building. The original form is recomposed only in the canopy, taking the form of a large colored shield.
The five buildings will function respectively as one multifunctional hall for events and performances (220sqm), three rooms dedicated to education and training (132sqm), an exhibition center (110sqm), toilets (40sqm) and an office (48sq.m).
Pedestrian paths penetrate the elliptical form, creating secondary common yards attached to the main square and towards all directions. The purpose of these spaces is to attract the citizens of Sedhiou to the center of the building, so they can use the inner court as a public square.
The cultural center will be built using only local materials. The buildings will be constructed with clay bricks and wooden beams, coated with natural earth-based plaster afterwards.
The walls have a thickness of 45cm in order to preserve the internal temperature as cool as possible, without the use of mechanical air - conditioning.
The canopy is made by colored wooden logs and slats, built on site, according to local craft techniques, while the outdoor space is made of clay, using shells as inert. In order to identify the path towards the main space, there is a number of laterite bricks inserted as seen in the master plan.
The canopy protects the building from the sun by reflecting its rays, while at the same time it allows the rainwater to pass through the wooden slats and be collected. After the water passes through the canopy, it is collected on the flat roofs and directed to underground tanks for future use inside the buildings.

mercoledì 18 aprile 2018

Architetture oltre le Frontiere - Emergency Architecture Workshop

Let's design a space for social interaction that will become the scenography of any social group that struggles.
Registrations for the workshop are still open :

venerdì 13 aprile 2018


GVultaggio Creative Office selezionato per la Triennale di Architettura di Sofia, Bulgaria, 13/16.05.2018 


giovedì 29 marzo 2018

Architetture oltre le frontiere

Architetture oltre le Frontiere - Emergency Architecture Workshop Rome, 21/04/2018 - Crete, Summer 2018