From worth-noticing prize-winners to the youngest talents and collective studios, all searching for the right measure between progress and sustainability. Here’re the 10 emerging Italian architects you must follow in 2017.
Emanuele Fidone, between renovation ad modernity
This young architect from Siracusa is the winner of the Italian Heritage Award 2013, thanks to the renovation of the Basilica di San Pietro in Siracusa. His latest works has been exposed during the X^ Biennale Internazionale in Venice; in the exposition Emanuele Fidone, Vincenzo Latina, Bruno Messina_ Restauri iblei, during the XII^ Biennale di Venezia (2010); and during the exposition Piranesi Pix de Rome (Rome, 2011). His projects have been published worldwide on magazines or books like A10, Abitare, D’Architettura, Domus. Among his works, beside important renovations of history-worth buildings, we can notice examples of modernity. One is the boarding school of Malles, where the main concern of the architect was to integrate the building with the surrounding landscape by following the autochthonous approach of preexistent buildings.
Alberto Morell Sixto and the WOW effect
He has Spanish origins and from 2000 he’s a professor at the Politecnical Architect’s School of Madrid. One of his most acclaimed works is the Dalton House (Kenya). Built between 2013 and 2015, this transition house is on the border between the coast and the ocean. Morell Sixto wanted to emphasise its ambivalence by building a breathtaking staircase that leads the spectator’s eye form the land to the sea.
Tomas Ghisellini: young and talented
At 35, Tomas has already realised a considerable number of projects and won prizes like the IN/ARCH2014, recognition given by the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura for the category “best project realized and built by a young architect”, and the Renzo Piano’s foundation prize 2013, dedicated to the best Italian talents under 40.
Having opened his studio in Ferrara in 2009, Tomas has also started a smart in the United Statesi. His works have also been exposed at the MoMA in New York inside the international exhibit Cut ‘n Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City.
Nowadays Tomas is working on an experimental Guest House in Catania. He’s trying to build a village that emphasises the natural landscape and underlines the necessity of a tourism-awayness.
Jenny Sabin Studio, Architecture between Math and Biology
The Studio raises from the aim of young Jenny Sabin to research how an architect can follow and experiment in a new eco-way by using math and biology. Based in Ithaca, New York, the Studio has recently won the MoMA PS1 YAP young architects program 2017 prize with their project Lumen. This light net of tubes was made from recycled material and photoluminescence fabric. The coat can absorb and collect the daylight; during the night hours, the light will be re-emitted, creating a light signal.
Angelo Renna, already one of the Top10 architects under 36
He has studied Architecture in Florence and Porto. He has worked with different studios, like Stefano Boeri Architetti in Milan, Bureau in Geneve and Topotek in Berlin. In 2011, he’s been the 3rd classified in the contest d3 Housing Tomorrow. In 2013 he’s won the contest European Norway 12 in Oslo with the project 1.2.3. stella. He’s been one of the finalist of the YAP young architects program 2016. Recently he has won the NIB prize for the Top10 under 36 Italian architects in the category landscape. He’s currently realising with Cecile Diama a canteen for an elementary school in Ivory Coast, built only with the materials available in the village.
de Gayardon Bureau, complex simplicity
The Collective’s activity started in 2013, building on the different experiences of its components – Sara Angelinni, Dania Marzo, Alessio Valmori. The Bureau works on the border between project and research. Here, the union of different abilities wants to reach an easy result with a strict creative and rational process.
In occasion of the YAP MAXXI 2016 in Rome, the collective has presented Eraclito- everything flows, a fountain in the main square of the MAXXI. The project researched a contact point between the metropolitan city of Rome and a symbolic element such as water, trying to involve in an active way the spectator and to create a new vision of the square.
Deltastudio and the new discovery of the mill
The team is formed by Dario Pompei, Valerio Galeone and Saverio Massaro. It was born in 2009 in Ronciglione (VT, Italy) as an architecture studio of urban projects, temporary exhibitions and graphic design. Their research and activity mainly concerns projects for the urban development of public spaces. The aim of this projects is building a dynamic equilibrium between the DIY and digital-thought approaches.
This young collective has participated to the YAP MAXXI 2016 in Rome. Their project tried to improve the conditions of Tevere’s water in a new and eco sustainable way: through a giant mill built in the middle of the MAXXI Square, with people themselves contributing to its functioning.
Demogo Studio, taking care of the city
Founded in 2007 by Simone Gobbo, Alberto Mottola and Davie De Marchi, the Studio works on the border between contemporaneity and its contest, with an authorial approach to the different ways of works, and with an eye for the urban dimension of the project. Very interesting is their project SUPERCLASSICO, a modifiable structure that aims to represent past, present and future. Not only a pleasing sight, but also powerful enough to modify the space’s perception of the observer.
Jacopo Mascheroni, pure lines and technology
Founder of the JM Architecture in 2005, Jacopo has studied between Milan and Paris, moving his first steps in the architecture’s world in San Francisco. Nowadays he can count on a international portfolio of clients. He likes to think about his works as uniques single projects and he puts all his efforts and attention into realising every project the best he can.
His works are complex because they need to reflect his simply but curated aesthetic. Jacopo puts a lot of attention on details, finishes and materials. In all of his projects, he researches the perfect integration between architecture and the contest in which it’s collocated, between pure and timeless lines and advanced technology.
Barozzi Veiga Sudio and dual projects
Founded in 2004 by Fabio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, the Studio is based in Barcelona. This collective has already won some remarkable prizes like the Premio per i Giovani Talenti dell’Architettura Italiana 2013 and the Golden Medal for Architecture during the IV edition of the Triennale in Milan. Their latest project is the headquarter of the BFL Bank in Beirut, Lebanon. For this project they wanted to work on two different aspects and lines. The Tower, high and powerful, represents the Bank, while the Plink, with long and sinuous lines, represents the continuity with the city and the citizens.