Management and consulting
My passion and curiosity for all areas and facets of the construction industry have led me to want to gain experience in different roles and working in all regions of Switzerland. In addition to my university education in architecture, I have also studied construction law. I believe that alongside creativity and technical knowledge it is essential to have a thorough knowledge of all the laws governing construction so as not to make mistakes that could slow down the path towards the realisation of a project and to be able to foresee possible bureaucratic obstacles.
After years of activity as a manager of numerous projects, both as a general contractor and as a total contractor and general planner, I can say that I have achieved a high level of competence and that I am a complete architect and manager, recognised as a serious, competent professional who is able to collaborate and lead interdisciplinary teams. All this has helped me to have great creative flexibility and to learn how to organise and manage different types of projects, both small and large, with significant budgets (up to 120 million CHF).
Now I share these skills with Open Architects, which has several projects in the design and execution phase and in which we work together with passion and above all professionalism.
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Recreating order and balance in everything - from sand tracks for marbles, to the perfect shot during a water polo match, from the notes on architectural history to the drafting of the project - has been and still is my polar star for the achievement of full satisfaction and happiness.
I have been a professional for over twenty years in the field of architectural design and interior design, dividing my time between Italy and Switzerland and collaborating with important design studios to create projects in the residential, retail and business sectors. I always aim to generate concrete benefits and advantages for my clients, who are the people around whom a "responsible" project is built.
After years of activity as a manager of numerous projects, both as a general contractor and as a total contractor and general planner, I can say that I have achieved a high level of competence and that I am a complete architect and manager, recognised as a serious, competent professional who is able to collaborate and lead interdisciplinary teams.
I grew up professionally with this axiom, thanks to Prof. Arch. Bruno Zevi, well imprinted in my mind: knowledge is the pivotal concept of good design, be it architectural, rather than structural or environmental or design. I believe in sharing values and objectives, a conviction that I have instilled in my son and that allows us to combine our guiding principles to collaborate at different scales with other professionals and always to amaze our clients
Together in life and work, with my wife Claudia we form a complementary pair of architects. My characteristic is the instantaneous perception of space and the natural attention to detail that lead me to develop innovative and sophisticated architectural and technological solutions, but at the same time of great visual simplicity and linearity.
Together in life and work, with my husband Andrea we form a complementary pair of architects. My characteristic is the intuitive and communicative approach to design, which allows me to interpret the client's needs and translate them into drawings that express the project concept in terms of style, atmosphere, light and colour.
Architecture is in the detail. I am convinced that attention to detail is to be paid to every scale of architecture, from the interior to the design of the urban space. Introducing carefully studied elements and details is what can make a project recognizable, distinguishable and unique. This is what I try to apply both professionally and academically.
Giuseppe Joi Donati
The very essence of my work for me lies in the construction process. The construction site, the place of making, the place where details and drawings become reality. In this phase the "symphony" becomes concrete, what has been thought, designed and drawn takes shape. The direction of the work lies in coordinating the roles of the actors, just as a conductor must calibrate the performances and direct the operations to achieve a perfect performance.
I am a versatile, involved and punctual architect, who aims to respect the timing of the construction site and the synergies related to the relationship between companies and clients, succeeding in positioning myself as a point of reference for both thanks to my profound knowledge of the subject of the construction site.
The passion for architecture has accompanied me since I was a child, and the thesis for the completion of compulsory schooling already dealt with the architecture and urban planning of the neighbourhood where I lived. This passion, and the professional experience acquired over the years, now applies to my own projects and clients.
Pierluigi di Giacomo
Since 2011, I have successfully launched, together with my colleague Tommaso Raffa, my architecture and interior design studio, Wisp Architects, giving voice to all my passion for design and exploiting all my previous experiences on my own projects and clients.