Pio Lorenzo Cocco is a 28-years-old architect based in Naples. He is the founder of Cocco Architettura, a design, training, and research studio, certified as Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC). In 2017 he graduated with highest mark in Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II, with a final dissertation about Computational Design applied to ancient technologies. In 2019 he achieved the II Level Master “BIM Manager” at Politecnico di Milano, deepening the field of Generative Design applied to BIM. Then he attained the qualification of Authorized Rhino Trainer Mcneel. During his professional carreer, he worked as a BIM Manager and Computational Designer, collaborating with other firms such as A>T Arturo Tedeschi and Studio Kami, reaching a design philosophy oriented towards a digital and interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture.
MAR 2021 / Present _ Founder of Cocco Architettura, Design Studio and Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC)
NOV 2019 / Present _ Computational Designer at A>T Arturo Tedeschi
APR 2019 / Present _ BIM Manager and Computational Designer at Studio Kami Architecture and Engineering, Rome, Italy
FEB 2020 / MAR 2021 _ Computational Designer and Site Editor at Poplab, Rovigo, Italy – Project T.E.A.M. (Time Enhanced Architectural Modeling)
JUN 2019 / FEB 2020 _ Architect Collaborator at Studio 2111, Naples, Italy
APR 2017 / APR 2019 _ Architect at Studio 7T, Scafati, Italy
APR 2016 / JUL 2016 _ Curricular Internship at Ufficio Tecnico, Scafati City Hall, Italy
JUN 2015 / AUG 2015 _ Internship at Arcosanti Planning Department, Mayer, Arizona, USA
OCT 2019 _ II Level Master “BIM Manager”, Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Master Fratelli Pesenti, 110/110, with the final dissertation “Generative Design applied to Building Information Modeling“, supervisor Ing. Alessandro Zichi
JUL 2019 _ Course Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer (ART), McNeel Europe, Rome, Italy
JUL 2018 _ Enrolment in the professional register of Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Salerno”, N°3342
MAR 2018 _ Architect Licence, University of Naples, Federico II
NOV 2017 _ Laurea Magistralis (Master Degree) in Architecture 5UE, University of Naples, Federico II, 110/100 cum lode (summa cum laude), with the final dissertation “Ancient Technologies for Computational Design“, supervisor Prof. Arch. Sergio Pone
MAY 2021 _ Workshop “Fluidity in Motion“, Tutors Mariana Cabugueira and Chantal Matar, Autodesk Maya + SideFX Houdini
APR 2021 _ Conference “Computational Design Next: 4.0“, Parametric Architecture
APR 2021 _ Webinar “Elaborate Sinuosity V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Nicolas Turchi, Autodesk Maya
APR 2021 _ Webinar “Fragmented Fictions V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Zeynep Topal, SideFX Houdini
MAR 2021 _ Webinar “Biomorphic Networks V2.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mădălin Gheorghe, Grasshopper + Nuclei
MAR 2021 _ Webinar “Generative Topologies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Zvonko Vugreshek, Autodesk Fusion360 + Grasshopper
MAR 2021 _ Webinar “Coding Nature”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Tutor Mazen Alali, Grasshopper + Mandelbulb 3D
FEB 2021 _ Webinar “Scripted Synergies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mateusz Zwierzycki, Grasshopper + C#
FEB 2021 _ Webinar “Kinetic Correlations V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Chantal Matar, SideFX Houdini
JAN 2021 _ Conference “Computational Design Next: 3.0“, Parametric Architecture
DEC 2020 _ Webinar “Biomorphic Networks V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mădălin Gheorghe, Grasshopper + Nuclei
DEC 2020 _ Webinar “Procedural Assemblies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Alejandra Rojas, Grasshopper + Wasp
DEC 2020 _ Webinar “Spatial Synthesis V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Alejandro García Gadea, Autodesk Maya + Grasshopper
DEC 2020 _ Webinar “Hyper Skins V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Aleksandar Bursać, Autodesk Maya
SEP 2020 _ Conference “Computational Design: Next 2.0”, Parametric Architecture
JUN 2020 _ Conference “Computational Design: Next 1.0”, Parametric Architecture
MAY 2020 _ Webinar “Zebra – Surface Continuity in Rhino”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy
JUN 2019 _ Workshop “Algorithms Aided Design – Form Finding Strategies”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy
MAY 2019 _ Workshop “Algorithms Aided Design – Ecologic Patterns”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy
APR 2019 _ Webinar “Grasshopper Python Introduction“, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy
JUN 2017 _ Workshop “Advanced Manufacturing”, LAB_MAED, University of Naples, Federico II
OCT 2016 / NOV 2016 _ Workshop “Construction Technologies for curved surfaces”, N:EA, San Potito Sannitico, Italy
AUG 2016 _ Workshop “Temporary Architecture for Performing Arts”, Villa Pennisi in Musica, Acireale, Italy
Italian _ Mother tongue
English _ C2 (BULATS)
French _ Scholastic
BIM & GIS _ Revit, Infraworks, Navisworks, Tekla Structures, QGIS
Computational Design _ Grasshopper, Rhino.Inside, Rhino.Compute, Dynamo, Refinery
3D Modeling_ Rhinoceros, Maya, Autocad, Blender, Houdini, Fusion 360
Virtual Reality_ Unreal Engine, Unity
Rendering _ Twinmotion, Keyshot
Scheduling & Analysis _ Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Ecotect, Microsoft Office
Graphics & editing _ Photoshop, Lightroom, Affinity Designer, InDesign, Premiere Pro, FreeFlight Pro, Photoscan
Programming & Digital Fabrication _ Python, Arduino, Cura, Visual Studio
Virtual reality for architecture using HTC Vive and Oculus Quest, augmented reality for architecture, professional use of digital reflex cameras, GoPro and analog cameras, 3D printing, laser cutting, professional use of drones for architecture and photography, configuration and management of Common Data Environments (CDE), computer programming using Python, practical skills of carpentry and masonry working, knowledge of the fundamentals of acoustic and lighting design, professional use of graphic tablets, professional use of 3D mouse devices, board Arduino programming, development and printing of photographic films, web sites programming and development
MAR 2021 _ Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC), McNeel
JAN 2021 _ Pilot APR (Aeromobili a Pilotaggio Remoto), ENAC
JUL 2019 _ Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART), McNeel
JUN 2019 _ Rhinoceros, Level II, McNeel
APR 2017 _ EIPASS 7 Moduli
APR 2017 _ Skill LIM
MAY 2021 _ The Osaka Experience V: Interview with Franco Purini – Italian version on Poplab T.E.A.M.
FEB 2021 _ The Osaka Experience IV: the Rebirth of the Pavilion in VR on Poplab T.E.A.M.
JAN 2021 _ The Osaka Experience III: a Conversation with Maurizio Dècina on Poplab T.E.A.M.
DEC 2020 _ The Osaka Experience II: the Competition on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ The Osaka Experience I: Maurizio Sacripanti on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Tips on feeding the Grasshopper on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Unfolding the Origami on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Behind the Folding Wall on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Light through the Sunshades on Poplab T.E.A.M.
JAN 2020 _ Generative Design and Building Information Modelling: a circular workflow on Researchgate
APR 2021 _ Dentro al padiglione di Osaka di Sacripanti mai realizzato, grazie alla realtà virtuale on Cielo Terra
APR 2021 _ Osaka’70. Il padiglione di Sacripanti per l’Expo giapponese rivive in realtà virtuale on Professione Architetto
JUL 2020 _ Passerella: lo storico tram milanese reinterpretato ai tempi del Covid-19 on Design Street
JUL 2020 _ Arturo Tedeschi redesigns historic Milan tram for a post-Covid world on Dezeen
JUL 2020 _ Passerella, lo storico tram milanese in versione post Covid-19 on Futuro Prossimo
JUN 2020 _ Mobility concepts for safer travel during the Covid-19 pandemic on Frame
JUN 2020 _ A designer created a new concept for Milan’s trams that seats separated by plexiglass and tells passengers which section to get in to social distance on Business Insider
JUN 2020 _ Il tram progettato in epoca COVID-19. “Passerella” rispetta il distanziamento sociale con eleganza on DDay
JUN 2020 _ Passerella by Arturo Tedeschi imagines a new socially-distanced tram for Milan on DesignBoom
JUL 2018 _ Teggiano. Successo internazionale per Bacas, tanti turisti in visita al Castello on Uno Tv Web
LECTURES AND CONFERENCES
OCT 2020 _ “Generative Design and Building Information Modeling: a circular workflow” at Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques (PACT) International Conference, Ierek Institute and University of East London
APR 2018 _ “Arcology. An overview of Paolo Soleri’s works”, invitation from Prof. Arch. Loreto Colombo at Urban Planning Laboratory, Master Degree in Architecture 5UE, Department of Architecture (DIARC), University of Naples Federico II
PRIZES AND AWARDS
JUN 2018 _ 1st place in the contest “Pattern your life” organised by VAHA (VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE HANDICRAFT ART) with the project “Evolutionary Octagon Pattern“