JOSEPH GIAMPIETRO

BUILDINGS

OBJECTS

PHOTOGRAPHS

SOUNDS

WRITINGS

INFORMATION

REAL FICTIONS :

REALIST ESTATES

 

CAIRO, EGYPT

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

CRITIC. FERDA KOLATAN

HOUSES MODELED BY KOLATAN STUDIO

2016

 

EXHIBITED IN 2016 VENICE BIENNALE . EGYPTIAN PAVILION

SUCKERPUNCHDAILY

Within the boundaries of the informal city, new and exclusive apartment buildings have begun to emerge. What was formerly known as an undesirable and dangerous residential neighborhood, has reinvented itself through a focused rebranding of its existing housing stock. Acting as their own real estate developers and agents, a group of homeowners have formed a collective, and started to renovate and rebuild select buildings to demonstrate the specific architectural qualities resulting from the dynamic circumstances of informal building manufacturing.

 

The outcome is a variety of unprecedented housing typologies with features and properties, which are both common to the neighborhood yet strange if viewed outside their presumptive context. By highlighting these typologies through prototypes, the collective was able to slowly trigger a rise in the popularity of these buildings, even attracting outside investors and clientele who hope to partake in what many predict to be a new real estate boom in Cairo. To further these efforts, the collective created a “Realist Estate” catalog advertising their most successful models such as the The Terrace, The Lofts, The Modern Villa, and more.

 

As a consequence of the unexpected success of the Realist Estates, larger building complexes have developed into what can only be described as the informal response to the affluent gated communities outside the inner city limits of Cairo. These complexes, also known as “Conglomerate Urbanism”, combine various individual building prototypes into often spectacular vertical environments, exaggerating the already complex organization of the informal city into a conglomerate object, and challenge in the process many conventional notions of urbanism, both formal and informal.

 

ABOUT

 

 

JOSEPH GIAMPIETRO IS A DESIGNER LIVING AND WORKING IN NEW YORK CITY

 

JOSEPH IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF DESIGN WITH A MASTER DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE

 

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER /

SOUND DESIGNER / AUDIO ENGINEER

HISTORY

 

 

HIRSUTA

COMPETITION TEAM

2017

 

PRATT INSTITUTE

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - BRUCE MAU

2017 - PRESENT

 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

LECTURER - ROBERT STUART-SMITH

LECTURER - GEORGINA HULJICH

2014 - PRESENT

 

DAVID JAY WEINER ARCHITECTS

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

2016 - PRESENT

 

IBANEZKIM

PHOTOGRAPHER / SOUND DESIGNER

2016

 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

EMERGING DESIGN + RESEARCH CERTIFICATE

2013-2016

 

SU11 ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

COMPETITION TEAM

2015

 

STOKES ARCHITECTURE

INTERN

2014

 

OLSAVSKY JAMINET ARCHITECTS

INTERN

2013

 

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

2008-2012

CONTACT

 

 

JOSEPH.M.GIAMPIETRO@GMAIL.COM

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© 2017 JOSEPH GIAMPIETRO

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