Architect | PhD | Computational Designer | Environmental Designer

Chartered Architect

ART (Authorized Rhino Trainer)

Passion
Curiosity
Think out-of-the-box
Improvement

Me

I am an Architect* and a PhD in Sustainable Technologies, Recovery and Representation of Architecture and the Environment at the University of Naples “Federico II” – DiARC (Department of Architecture).
I was born in Naples, graduated as a surveyor with honours, I live a “short” academic parenthesis of 5 years as a student of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Having supported more than 20 exams I decide to change air-enrolling at the Faculty of Architecture in Naples, where I graduated with honours with a thesis in environmental design and parametric design and its publication.

I am focused on Computational Design and Environmental Design.
I have had the opportunity to face and solve, according to a computational thinking approach, some design aspects of the Apple iOS Developer Academy of Naples (my PhD case history).

Latest

Environmental Design Analyst for Foster + Partners

- Environmental Design Analyst
- R&D
- Tools, Scripting & Coding improvements

- Often friend of beers =)

Previously

Architect ,Computational Designer & Researcher for i-Mesh Architextile:

- Improve material performance management and simulation
- Workflow optimization from the design team to production
- Management of R&D activities with universities (POLIMI, Univ. Perugia, Univ. Camerino, ILEK Stuttgart, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin)
- Development of algorithms to calculate/analyze the material performance
- POLIMi algorithm management for structural optimization
- Digitization / Render Viz of i-Mesh patterns,
- Parametric Environmental Design

[2018-2021] Active member of the Digital Architect B.I.M. commission of the Naples Architects Order “Ordine APPC di Napoli” (National Architects Register)

What I like

Operate in the field of design and construction without forgetting Climate & Human/Natural Environment, I like using methodologies based on the computational approach to technological design and diving into information modelling. This path consolidates a profile of skills that qualify an Architect as a computational + environmental designer. I like solving challenges and developing new workflows/tools according to the team's requests/expertise.

I used a lot of different software such as Catia, AutoCAD, REVIT+Dynamo, Archicad, Rhino+Grasshopper (I am ART), 3D Studio Max, Cinema4D, V-Ray. About data Viz: Excel, Tableau Public, Power BI (Microsoft), Processing ..and many others… sometimes I like scripting and coding in C#/C++ and Python (GH).
Learning new methods/workflows and consequently new software tools as the work requires is a natural way of growing ourselves - I find it highly natural especially around the Rhino+Grasshopper environment (they are my natural habitat)

Anyway, soft skills make the difference

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I am not a Programmer but, as a “Digital” Architect,
I like “breaking and hacking” the code
to better perform/optimise
the Architectural project and its design.

Luciano Ambrosini
Arch | PhD | Computational designer