Alessandro Porotto

PhD ・ Academic Researcher ・ Architect

Alessandro Porotto, PhD is postdoctoral fellow at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His mobility postdoctoral project 21st Century Urban Block: Hybridization and Sustainability, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, focuses on new forms of urban housing and hybrid urban blocks in Amsterdam. He is member of the research group Architecture and the City.

From August 2020 to January 2022 he was postdoctoral research associate and member of the research group Uses&Spaces in the LAB Institute at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His postdoctoral research European Cities: Referential Housing Type focused on the typological evolution of urban housing in Brussels.

In the Spring 2020 semester, he was visiting postdoctoral researcher in the Art History Department at the Emory University in Atlanta, USA. The Scientific Exchange project Collective Housing Atlanta-Vienna: Mapping Interwar Connections, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, studied the first social housing initiative realized in Atlanta.

In July 2018, he holds his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His dissertation focused on Interwar housing accomplishments in Vienna and Frankfurt through a comparative methodology. 

He is the author of the book L’intelligence des formes: Le projet de logements collectifs à Vienne et Francfort (Mētispresses, 2019). 

Alongside the research, he has regularly carried out teaching activities at the design studio as a teaching assistant.