About Us

WE ARE A GROUP OF ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS AND DIFFERENT SPECIALISATIONS. OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS, IN COLLABORATION WITH HIGHLY SKILLED ITALIAN ARTISANS, WE HAVE BUILT UP A PORTFOLIO OF ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS, INTERIOR DESIGN AND THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF BESPOKE FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND FITTINGS.

IDEA, PROJECT, COMPLETION

Ensuring the quality of the work requires following up each phase:

 

  • IDEA: the creative phase of invention of a form which will express a particular aesthetic vision in relation to functional necessities. This starts with sketches. Drawing freehand allows one to perceive and interpret the space, remodel it, and give form to an idea on paper.
  • PROJECT: the phase in which the original idea is developed in all its details: proportionality of exteriors and interiors, the choice of materials and technologies, and the artisans required to carry out the project. At this stage technical drawings and computer rendering allow one to put in and take out walls, make columns transparent, in order to produce detailed plans which retain the freshness of the original sketches.
  • COMPLETION: Articulation of the successive stages of the work on site, and coordination of the work of the various artisans (from workshop to site).

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Eco-compatibility and energy saving are fundamental criteria in the elaboration of each project, but this must not be at the price of aesthetics. Finding solutions that serve possibly contrasting needs is a priority for us. These have included: lining pools (surrounded with orange groves) with underwater solar panels (avoiding putting them on traditional terracotta rooves); transparent or reflecting panels integrated into walls of modern structures; cooling systems based on the principle of the wind tower, to achieve natural ventilation. As structural features they must be designed in (and not stuck on).

CULTURAL CONTEXT

Every new building changes the landscape or cityscape in which it is placed, and it is vital to take account of this at the planning stage.

The insertion of a new building into an existing environment can be an almost painless imitation/adaptation of what is there; or alternatively, can make a statement of change or requalification, or can serve to stitch together elements of the existing panorama. The appropriate strategy needs to be clarified from the outset with clients, and possibly with the relevant authorities.

SAVOIR-FAIRE

This refers to a philosophy of respect for ancestral know-how and achievement in the light of a culture of innovative technology and materials.

There are highly skilled artisans attached to traditional methods, and others passionate about new technologies and materials.

Our long experience of working with the traditional and the innovative ensures sound decisions about the type of craft work and materials required for each project.

Through supervision and coordination, fidelity to the project and optimal efficiency can be guaranteed.