Hi, I'm Gaia!

I am from Italy and I completed my architecture undergraduate studies at Politecnico di Milano.
Afterwards, I started my master degree in building architecture and I am currently studying here at Manchester School of Architecture as an exchange student. I am in Continuity atelier, and I'm really excited to spend this semester here!

Skills: sketching, model making, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, Qgis, Twinmotion
Posted 10 Mar 2024 16:02

First group meeting on February 20th!
We met before the first tutorial to talk about our initials project ideas.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 16:21

Our site is the Merseway Car park, in Stockport and the client is the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.
The client's idea is to make the parking lot a flexible space for organizing different events for the community of Stockport and beyond.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 16:23

On February 21st we went to Stockport to meet the client and visit the project area.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 16:31

Second tutorial!
On the 6th of March, we met for the second tutorial.
We collected the information from the site visit and from the discussion with the client, and started to think about project ideas.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 16:34

We had a very informal introduction to the group and welcomed the undergraduate students to Group 35!
We had some fun conversations and got to know each other, which was really nice.
We also gave a brief overview of our project and site and discussed some ideas before we headed to Stockport for the site visit at Merseyway Carpark.

Posted 8 May 2024 11:56

We had a fun day at Stockport, visiting the site and exploring the surroundings. The students came up with very unique ideas for the space, which was very exciting.!!!

Posted 8 May 2024 12:04

We have planned an engaging two weeks with our group, which involves exciting activities like digital workshops, collage workshops and collaborative work to develop multiple options for our CarPark project in Stockport!
Posted 9 May 2024 12:02

We began the day with a collaborative discussion of ideas (which were a lottttt) and tried to select the best 3 that we could work on for the final presentation. This took up most of the morning and was a very productive session.
After lunch, we (M.Arch) students presented our previous works to the students to show our strengths in different softwares. We then encouraged them to do the same, so we all know what we are good at. The students were very excited to show off their skills as well. It was amazing to look at their work from the studio and beyond. Everyone has different talents, which is very inspiring because we are learning from each other.
After the presentations, we then conducted workshops on 3D software and a brief session on how to render. They had very interesting questions during the workshop!

Posted 9 May 2024 12:16

We started the day off with some creative mood board collages. The students were split into three different groups according to three different event spaces: music events & paintball, art & culture markets and a car exhibition space! The community of Stockport was considered throughout this process by the students and it was amazing to see the way in which the students engaged with each other and with the project brief. Everyone was seen to use this time to bond with each other, have fun and develop conceptual ideas about their topic of interest!

Posted 9 May 2024 15:18

Reflecting on the collage workshop and discussing each topic in detail with the students trying to develop concept for their leaflet.

Posted 13 May 2024 12:25

Starting second week with a leaflet design workshop!
Students are working groupwise on their design space, creating a folded leaflet to present the project to the client!

Posted 13 May 2024 12:25

Leaflets! Leaflets! Leaflets!
Each group is developing its own project with exciting design ideas! The aim is to present these leaflets to the client so that Stockport can host fantastic events in the Merseway Car Park!

Posted 14 May 2024 15:49

Today we got a visit from someone in the MMU Design Department and Stockport Creative Campus Project Manager!
We presented the ideas we came up with last week for the project, and the leaflet designs we are working on! It was great to have some interesting conversations about the project and see how excited she was!

Posted 15 May 2024 12:53

Students finalizing their leaflet design for the booklet!
These leaflet are then going to be printed off for the exhibition.
Excited to see the final outcome!!!

Posted 16 May 2024 13:06

Good job everyone!
The final leaflets are printed and ready to be shown to our client!
Our MSA Live experience is almost over, and everyone has done an excellent job with truly splendid results! It has been really exciting to get to know the bachelor students and work with them. We are very satisfied and hope we have been helpful and inspiring for their architecture journey!

Posted 17 May 2024 12:10