Toledo Gridshell | Andrea Fiore - architecture & design
I’m an architect & maker designer, totally curious and multidisciplinary lover. Two years teaching assitant in architecture technology at University of Naples Federico II. Interior & graphics designer from 2009. Home is Napoli (Italy) the harmony of the contraries. Bicycle religious, wannabe biblioholic and passionate for all-scale design. I'm specialized in bicylce design, lightweight timber structures and parametric structural design.
gridshell, lightweight timber structures, wood structure
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Toledo Gridshell

Pavillion built for Naples School of Architecture courtyard, University of Naples”Federico II”


Project team
Project date

July – September 2012

Building date

October 2012


Summer school Selinunte 2012: “Let’s Build!”

My Role

Architectural designer

Workshop tutor


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The structure is the final outcome of the master’s degree thesis:“Digital Form-Finding of Timber Post-formed Gridshell”
Authors: Andrea Fiore, Daniele Lancia
Advisors: Prof.Sergio Pone with PhD. Sofia ColabellaPhD. Bianca Parenti, Arch. Bernardino D’amico, Prof. Francesco Portioli

The main topic of the thesis is the development of a design tool for digital form-finding gridshell, by a real time materials simulation system’s behavior as well as the kinematic construction process, which consists in the bending of an initial flat grid to reach the final resistent shape.


Arch. Andrea Fiore, Arch. Daniele Lancia, Prof. Arch. Sergio PoneProf. Arch. Sofia ColabellaArch. Bianca Parenti


Arch. Bernardino D’Amico, Prof. Ing. Francesco Portioli


Andrea Fiore, Daniele Lancia, Sergio Pone, Sofia Colabella, Bianca Parenti, Bernardino D’Amico, Davide Ercolano, Ileana Lupica, Lucia Del Giudice, Simona Forte, Ludovica La Rocca, Andrea Mazza, Gabriele Mirra, Eduardo Pignatelli, David Romano, Isabel Albertini, Mariano Cigliano

with the assistance of: Luisa Califano, Arianna Restucci, Sergio Villari, Else Caggiano, Umberto Colabella, Gabriele Parenti, Giovanni Colabella, Vincenzo Angelino

Parametric structural design

Timber lightweight structures design



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