FRANCESCO CIANFARANI PIETRO COLONNA FILIPPO DE DOMINICIS MASSIMO DICECCA BRUNA DOMINICI KURMAK GIORGIOS PAPAEVANGELIOU MARGHERITA PASCUCCI LUCA PORQUEDDU TIZIANA PROIETTI MICHELA ROMANO e EMILIA ROSMINI STEFANO SCIULLO
ORIGINE | ARCHITECTS
Francesco Cianfarani (Sora, 1982) graduated in Architecture in Rome and in 2012 obtained a PhD. In 2008 he began working as an architect and since then he has been both researching and giving lectures on architectural design at the Valle Giulia Department of Architecture and at the Department of Building and Environmental Engineering of “Sapienza” University. His work as a researcher and lecturer is based on the connection between architecture and time. In particular, he has been researching the relationship between disciplinary codes and heritage.
Pietro Colonna (Napoli, 1986) graduated in 2014 in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Bari, writing a thesis on the protection and development of neglected minor historical centres. In particular, he wrote about the restoration of the medieval village of Craco (Matera). This thesis received an honourable mention at the 24th International Seminar and Award for Architecture and Urban Culture of Camerino (Macerata) and in 2015 received a prize at the Department of Architecture of “Sapienza” University during the contest “Arco Giovani” relating to the preservation of historical buildings. He has been collaborating with many professional studios in Italy and he has gained many prizes such as the third place for the Lighthouse project in Kaliningrad (Russia, 2015). He also won several international design contests such as the Waterpillar project in Mogodé (Cameroon, 2015). Since 2015, Pietro is a member of the Italian Association of Planning, Landscape and Conservative Architects based in Bari. He currently lives in Altamura (Bari) where he works.
Filippo De Dominicis (Roma, 1982) studied in Brussels and in Rome where he obtained a PhD in Architectural Composition. From 2012 to 2015 he worked as researcher at the IUAV University of Venice. He is currently working in Italy and is an Aga Khan Post-doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Furthermore, he has been doing research on architecture and Islamic cities , in particular concerning the desert areas of North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He also had professional experiences in Morocco, Mali, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia, collaborating with many international organizations in order to preserve modern and pre-modern buildings.
Massimo Dicecca (Bari, 1983) lives and works in Altamura . He obtained a PhD in Architecture and Construction – Space and Society at “Sapienza” University of Rome . For several years he has worked as a teaching assistant at the workshop of Architectural Design in the Master Degree Course in Science of Architecture in Rome. He is currently holding an architectural design seminar at the Department of Architecture of Matera . He has published several articles and essays and has participated in national and international competitions winning many prizes (one of the latest was a second place at the contest of “Europan 13” in Barreiro for the construction of the Museum of the Bauhaus in Dessau) and his projects have been shown at many expositions. In 2016 he founded “Colla”, a studio for a community of freelance workers in Altamura.
Bruna Dominici (Roma, 1984) graduated in Architecture at “Sapienza” University of Rome with Professor Franco Purini. She wrote a thesis on the double use of public space: on one hand , the temporary use during a particular event and, on the other hand, the common use of urban space in everyday situations. From 2010 to 2015 she gave lectures at the Departments of Engineering and Architecture at “La Sapienza”, in the architectural composition course of Professor Collenza. Since 2015 she has been teaching in the Architectural Design Workshop III collaborating with Professor Alessandro Cambi at the Department of Architecture of Ferrara. From 2011 to the beginning of 2016 she worked at the design studio of SCAPE where she researched and worked for national and international competitions and projects. Her approach is oriented towards the identifying of minimum elements that are able to create complex spaces, focusing mainly on the way space is perceived.
KURMAK is an architecture studio set in Rome. The studio plans part of cities, buildings, rooms and objects examining architecture’s ability of keeping together individual and collective rites. The resulting creation wants to be a summary of metric and geometric systems, and human beings.
KURMAK received recognitions and awards in national and international competitions.
KURMAK was founded in 2011 by Laura Fabriani, Sante Simone e Alessandro Zappaterreni.
Giorgios Papaevangeliou graduated in Architecture at “Sapienza” University of Rome, with Franco Purini. In 2014 he got a PhD in Architectonic and Urban Composition. The modality of perception and fruition of the space of architecture represents the main interest of his theoretical and planning activity. This consideration takes shape in an uninterrupted artistic activity expressed through different techniques, matched with lots of critical texts published on magazines and architecture books. His planned and realized works verify the same theoretical research. It is declined through projects that go from smaller to bigger works. Among his recent works, the set-up of the Antonio Valente exhibition “Archiscenotecnicopittorcinecostumistartista” is very important. It has been realized in the Province Palace in Frosinone in 2010 and then in 2011 in the Media Valle del Liri Museum in Sora. Other important works are the Rescue of the Sacrarium of the Fascist Martyrs and the permanent set-up of the Historical Archives of Frosinone, realized in the Province Palace. In 2015 this work was selected and exposed in the Ottava Biennale of the Young Ellenic Architects in the Benaki Museum in Athens. In 2015 he participated in the Architecture Exposition AUTO-nomie_Nomos in the Big Roman Cisterns of Fermo with one of his works. Now he is realizing one of his projects, traced back to 2013, for a residential complex in Castel di Leva, Rome.
Margherita Pascucci (Roma, 1990) graduated magna cum laude in Architecture at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in the Department of Architecture in Valle Giulia in 2014, achieving the Publication Mention with a thesis in Composition entitled “Introversions_Nine figures for the Patio house”. Since 2014 she is involved in her professional activity, participating in architecture competitions, for which she obtained rewards and mentions.
In 2015 she participated in the Architecture Exposition AUTO-nomie_Nomos in the Big Roman Cisterns of Fermo, with one of her works.
Her theoretical and planning research investigates the introverted condition of living in the contemporary city, exploring the potentialities subtended to the concept of limit.
Luca Porqueddu (Tivoli 1983) graduated in Architecture in Rome, where in 2012 he obtained a PhD. Since 2008 he is involved in the didactic activity in the Building-Architecture Department of Engineering and in the Department of Architecture of the University “Sapienza”.
From 2011 to 2012 he worked and researched in the National Academy of Saint Lucas. Now he is involved in research activities in the DiAP, Department of architecture and planning at the University “Sapienza”.
His theoretical and planning reflection is inclined towards the individuation of the essential architectonic configurations, which reflect on the principle of necessity. This composing aspect is analysed through both the publication of essays and critical texts and the guardianship of architecture expositions.
Tiziana Proietti (Roma, 1983) is architect and research Doctor in Architectonic and Urban Planning, title that she achieved in the Department DiAP in Rome. Her doctorate is in “Architecture. Theories and project”. She teaches History of Contemporary Architecture at the European Design Institute in Rome. From 2011 to 2013 she was “Visiting PhD Researcher” at the Architecture Department of the University of Technology TUDelft. Since 2013 she is a member of the Satyendra Pakhalé studio in Amsterdam and co-editor of the research platform Culture of Creation. She has written historical and critical architecture texts, and above all the monographs: Concinnitas. Aesthetic principles in Leon Battista Alberti’s work, New Culture, 2010; Order and Proportion. Dom Hans van der Laan and the expressiveness of the Architectural Space, Quodlibet 2015.
Michela Romano (Roma, 1983) graduated magna cum laude in 2006 in Interior Design and Interior Architecture. Six years later (2012) she graduated in Architecture at the Department of Architecture at “Sapienza” University in Rome. Since 2012 she is candidate for a PhD in DRACO in the Faculty of Architecture at “Sapienza” in Rome. Since 2013 she is one of the assistants of the “Architectural Planning course I” in the post grad degree course in Architecture at the Department of Architecture at the University “Sapienza” in Rome. Since 2014 she is member, together with Emanuela Ortolani and David Vecchi, of the ULTRA Architecture professional studio.
Emilia Rosmini (Roma, 1987) graduated magna cum laude in construction Engineering and Architecture at the Department of Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome in 2012. In 2013 at “Sapienza”she won a scholarship for a specialization course abroad as a visiting researcher at the Escuela Tecnica Superiór de Arquitectura della Universidad de Sevilla. Since November 2014 she’s a doctoral candidate in Architecture and City-planning Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome.
Her research, based on the analysis of new models of conversion of the industrial heritage for a new model of social living, has led her to participate in a number of conventions and seminars, and to publish on a national and international level. She frequently participates in international planning contests, for which she receives awards and mentions.
Stefano Sciullo (Roma, 1983) is an architect and wood craftsman. While at university he moved for one academic year at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany. This path was crucial for the development of a planning method and his methodical approach, through which he developed a strong interest in forms and volumes, experimenting and working on different materials at the Department for Sculptural Design directed by Prof. Michael Schulze. Back in Italy, he worked in Milan, at L’Officina Onirica artist / architect Giuseppe Amato, with whom, to this day, he continues to work. In 2012 he exhibited in Turin and Milan his project of urban furniture “Log Bench” at the event Paratissima.
In 2015 he moved in the Roman countryside, where he opened his own studio / workshop and started the project “Duilio According to” furniture and wooden architectures.
FILIPPO DE DOMINICIS
MICHELA ROMANO e EMILIA ROSMINI
StudioErrante Architectures is a working group founded by Sarah Becchio and Paul Borghino, based in Turin. StudioErrante Architectures deals with architectural projects at different scales with particular interest to the narrative aspect of their projects. Sarah and Paul Borghino Becchio, both graduates from the Polytechnic of Turin, have achieved academic experiences at the ETSAV – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and work experiences in Denmark (Mandrup Dorte Arkitekter), China (Standard Architecture), France (Ateliers Jean Nouvel), Spain (RCR Arquitectes), the Netherlands (Space & Matter) as well as Italy (Cliostraat). StudioErrante Architectures has received prestigious awards including the Maggia 2013 Prize, a mention at the Award for Young Talent of Italian architecture in 2013, the Bauwelt AWARD 2015, a special mention for Europan12 – Helsinki, Finland, and a special mention for Europan12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany ( with Andrea Tomasi and PLAC).
In 2015 StudioErrante Architecture is among the five finalists Italian studies at the YAP MAXXI 2015, it has displayed his work at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the 6th Landscape Architecture Ehxibition Belgrade, the MAXXI in Rome, at MoMA PS1 New York, the Constructo of Santiago de Chile, Istanbul Modern and the MMCA Seoul. StudioErrante has been invited to present their work at the Architekturgalerie München (Germany), the BAUHAUS-Universität Weimar (Germany), the RCR LAB • A Laboratorio de Arquitectura y Paisaje (ETSAB-UPC) Olot (Spain), the Faculty of Architecture Genoa and Turin Polytechnic.
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Gabriele Trövè (Lecce 1983) studied architecture at the Valle Giulia Architecture Department of “Sapienza” in Rome, graduating in 2011 in Design. He’s been living in Martignano (LE )since 2010, refining an almost intimate attempt of a project that combines the parallelism of the building and living to the autonomy of drawing as language. In 2011 he opened a blog where he published a series of quick sketches in the form of “unaddressed drawings”, before deciding to stop updating it. This allowed him to have a measure of an incommensurable space; He needs space to be able to think. In 2015 he founded Prehistoric (www.preistorica.com) paraconceptual website, term that tries to combine the concept and the expression of real objects. That same year he participated in the AUTO-nomie_Nomos exhibition for Fermo Stripe Festival proposing the installation “Stanza”, which appears in one of the model-sculptures of the series homothetic figures, six plaster and pigment models. He currently works on a project on drawings, “Costruzioni Mnemoniche”.