PURPOSE PLACE DISCIPLINE.
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. Knowledge of purpose, of the function of what we are going to conceive; knowledge of the “genius loci”, of the place, meaning the identification of the socio-cultural, architectural, language, habits that characterize a place, an environment, a city; knowledge of the discipline, thus understanding the rules of architectural composition, building technique, technological aids and so forth.
I graduated with full marks from the University of Padua, the first student to have obtained a study plan oriented towards architectural design, leaving out plant and mechanical components.
For a couple of decades I worked in architecture, both in its compositional and structural components.
Then an orientation emerged that was evidently lingering inside me: I specialise in bioecological architecture and green building design, for the protection of the environment and the health of living spaces, with a particular specialization issued by ANAB (I) – Associazione Nazionale di Architettura Bioecologica, IBN (D) – Institut für Baubiologie + Oekologie di Neubeuern, SIB (CH) – Schweiz. Interessengemeinschaft für Baubiologie/Bauökologie.
Increasingly enthusiastic, I then attended the master’s degree “Specialist training course in Feng Shui Architecture” at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, sponsored by Feng Shui Architects of Sydney and Instituto Uruguayo de Feng Shui and recognized by the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG).
While bio-architecture focuses on the body of the building, Feng Shui focuses on the soul of the home, the effects of the environment, colours and furnishings on the human psyche, suggesting practical solutions to amplify the harmony experienced by those who live in the house, in the study or work environment.
Of all this I have made the guiding principle of my design: harmony, safeguard and discipline.
In the two decades that followed, and still today, my work is increasingly attentive and passionate, involved, or rather embraced by the enthusiasm, freshness and competence of my son, an architect, a graduate of the Politecnico of Milan, with extensive experience in international studies and solid success on Swiss soil, in Lugano.
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.