Hello, World !

Adrien Gesulfo, young architecture enthusiast from Belgium, currently working at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, UK. Deep into computational design and construction knowledge, I was previously collaborating with Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design (LEAD) in Hong Kong on the thrilling design of a 1 km-long parametric façade in Ningbo, China and in design competitions. Before this, I was following the complex façade construction of Morpheus Hotel Tower, Macau designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

email : adriengesulfo[at]gmail.com

Digital Modelling

  • Rhinoceros & Grasshopper
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Cinema4D
  • SketchUp Pro

Architectural Skills

  • Physical modelling including digital fabrication
  • Free-hand sketch
  • Photography
  • Collage

Communication Skills

  • InDesign
  • Premiere
  • Office Suite

Digital Drawing

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Rendering

  • Vray
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Lightroom

Others

  • Responsive mockups with Arduino in C/C++/GH/PY
  • Web designer: WordPress / Adobe Experience Design / Sketch

Master of Architecture M.A. (Arch)

LOCI Saint-Luc / Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium

Patrimonial Track // Thesis on Responsive Envelope in Architecture // Minor : Wood in Architecture

sep 2014 – jun 2016

Master of Architecture M.A. (Arch) – International student exchange

McGill Architecture School, Montreal, Canada

S1 2015

Bachelor of Architecture M.A. (Arch)

 LOCI Saint-Luc / Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium

sep 2011 – jun 2014

Solvay Business School – First Year

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

sep 2010 – jun 2011

English

90%

French

100%

Italian

100%

Dutch

50%

Kitesurfing

Sailing

Traveling

Running

Photography

Snowboarding

Portfolio

Experience

« Zaha Hadid Architects create landmarks projects for all types of functional programs. Their buildings are never bland or mundane, but moreover assertive statements of a particular view, that the world may indeed look different. Their efforts have resulted in a staggering almost one thousand projects throughout the globe, in every scale, from urban design schemes to objects and furniture design. »

« WilkinsonEyre is one of the world’s leading architectural practices with a portfolio of national and international award-winning projects. Their work is based on an informed use of technology and materials and combines a commitment to the spirit of the new with an awareness of context. »

During RIBA stage 3 and 4 (DD), I have developed the design for the new 64.000 m² headquarters office for Deutsche Bank in the City of London, UK.

The Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design (LEAD) is a young Hong Kong based architectural design and research practice. LEAD applies latest design and fabrication technologies in projects with scales ranging from installations, pavilions, interior design and buildings to large-scale architecture.

Joined LEAD’s dynamic team in Hong Kong to participate in the design development and drawing packages of a 1 km-long non-standard mixed-use building facade design and to develop competition projects.

Three significant projects:

  • K11 Art Mall – Façade systems, balconies, skylights and atria – Rhino & GH(Python) & Revit – 50.000m2
  • Seoul Creative Play –  Mixed-use professional & community building for theatre performances – 8.000m2
  • WKCD Pavilion – hyper light-weight temporary structure with unique architectural potentials, made from off-the-shelf objects – 243 m2

Joined the international team of the free-form façade’s contractor – Kyotec Group – on Morpheus Hotel Tower, the new premier landmark hotel of City of Dreams in Macau designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. From concrete aspects of big works through fine detailing of façade elements, this thrilling on-site experience threw me in, literally. It brought me a lot about construction know-how, design stages and the importance of fine detailing. Combining these assets makes me well-versed to take up amazing projects yet to come.

ArchArch

In September 2013, I founded ArchArch.be – the sharing platform for architecture students in Belgium. Six architecture faculties joined the movement with more than 250+ projects from first to last year. This online exhibition hall is the only one of its kind with more than 200k page views from 50k single users over 4 years. I see it as a booster of creativity in architecture school, as we can embrace what has been done before, we can imagine even smarter solutions.

lab-Istanbul

In August 2015, I have been asked to join the team of researchers at my university to design two online platforms becoming focal tools to the architecture workshops Lab-Istanbul & Youyang-Lab.

The expected production is wide as it goes beforeduring and after the visit in Istanbul.

Videos

During these years, I enjoyed keeping records of the model making process…