December 27, 2010

Thesis bachelor's degree 2008

These are some renderings of my thesis for my bachelor's degree that I took in 2008. The project was a library/mediateca in a degraded area of Rome. The initial idea was that of the messenger holding a script to be read. This was integrated with the idea of uniting two main shapes one which is solid and calm and the other that is dynamic. The curvature of the dynamic piece was created to optimize the use of natural ventilation. Also the double skin was used in order to reduce heating and cooling costs.
I was quite pleased with the result and so was the jury. Let me know what you think!

December 18, 2010

Finnish inspiration..

Finnish country style. Here are some inspirational photos of this cute finnish home that were found on this homepage. Check out the huge knitting needles further down and the lovely thick woolen yarn. I wonder where you can buy that? I just need to learn how to knit again! I have some other plans which I will be making in the next few days. I will post photos soon!

December 14, 2010


MASH studios is a firm based in L.A. and say that their goal is creating timeless design in wood.
It was founded in 2002 by Bernard Burscha and now includes a group of architects and engineers. Their design is simple with pure cut lines. Their low beds are inspired by the japanese futons: a style that I very much like. It literally gives a down-to-earth feel. Perhaps their design isn't revolutionary, but it works very well and is good for inspiration. To see more of their stuff visit the MASH studio homepage.