Gambardella Architetti

POPULAR HOUSING

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Photos courtesy of Cherubino Gambardella, Francesco Jodice

POPULAR HOUSING

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Riviera di Chiaia, 215 - 80121 Naples, Italy
www.gambardellarchitetti.com
Category:
Mixed Tenure Housing and Buildings
Project selected:
POPULAR HOUSING
Location:
Piscinola, Naples, Italy
Year:
2012

In North Naples in one of the toughest parts of the suburbs, we won an international competition to replace the temporary houses built after the 1980 earthquake with permanent housing.
The blue square.
This is a residential area consisting of a square defined by houses with gardens on the ground floor and four upper levels of accommodation, spanning the space and thus defining a true extended urban plaza. This is an architecture built from multiple blocks that contain two simplex apartments per floor. The external image is marked by a huge blue wall sliced up into loggias, balconies and overhangs to capture the powerful shadows of Neapolitan light. Particular attention defines these multiple cuts in the same way as sheets of origami, in the definition of a statement by the various forms, ready to be integrated with those self-built additions (satellite dishes, porches, railings, etc.) that in Naples complement the architectural space, giving it a sensitive variety.
The random unit.
A residential unit constructed through diverse cantilevered forms, integrating the remains of the building sizes with the substance of a design that is never the same. The density is inspired by the Mediterranean houses of the Campania coast thus, creating a vertical Procida that restores a picturesque dimension to an otherwise gloomy place.


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Cherubino Gambardella was born in Naples in 1962. He is an architect, was professor of architectural design at the University of Camerino in 2000 and since 2003 has taught at the Seconda Università in Naples. He has taught at several Italian universities (Rome, Naples, Ascoli Piceno, Venice) and has lectured and held conferences at Cornell University, the Eth in Zurich and the Catholic University of Washington. He has established himself through winning several awards and international competitions.
He has participated on several occasions in the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and his projects have been exhibited in numerous museums and foundations as well as published in the most authoritative international architecture journals such as The Architectural Review, Mark magazine, Metropolis, Domus, A+U architecture and urbanism, Arquitectura Viva, World Architecture, Frame, A10, Detail, Lotus, Abitare, Area, Materia, Casabella and Future.
Five monographs have been devoted to his work.
In 2012 he coordinated the winning group of the competition to design the Padiglioni dei Paesi Mediterranei at EXPO Milan 2015 and in 2013 he was one of twenty international architects invited to the MOMA in New York to exhibit two architectural drawings in the CUT’n Paste exhibition on design and collage among the new players in contemporary architecture.
In 2015 he is presenting Supernapoli at the Milan Triennale.

Main projects:
Biomediterranean Cluster Expo – Milan, Italy – 2015
Social housing in Naples – Piscinola, Italy – 2014
Covered Parking – Bonea, Italy – 2014
Villa Due Pini – Itri, Latina, Italy – 2011
Shopping Mall – Benevento, Italy – 2010
Social Housing – Ancona, Italy – 2009
Subway station – Milan, Italy – 2009
Restauration of Ziro Tower – Amalfi, Italy – 2009
Column hall – Bonea Benevento, Italy – 2003
Golden Boy Building – Montesarchio, Italy – 2002
Kunsthal – Naples, Italy – 2000
Golden Cube – Naples, Italy – 1997

Project work in progress:
University library – Naples, Italy
Villa Capri – Itri, Latina, Italy
Clinica Mediterranea – Naples, Italy

 

Project selected for Archmarathon: POPULAR HOUSING