Persons

Mario Arlati

Mario Arlati

Mario Arlati was born in Milan in 1947.His studies were irregular, but his artistic formation was completed at the School of Art at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan. His first works of art are in figurative style, but in the 1970’s he discovers a new meaning and inspiration in the island of Ibiza, one of the Balearic Islands. Since then, Mario Arlati lives and works in Ibiza for many months of the year and his work clearly testifies of the direction his artistic evolution has taken. From the figurative, Arlati in fact, has developed the use of informal material following the teaching of the Spanish school. His ‘walls’ are representative of Ibiza’s sunny landscape and of the mutual symbiosis created between man and nature. The continuous activity of the artist, inspired by the sun, the wind and the sea gives life to unique works of art.


Emanuele Bortolotti

Emanuele Bortolotti

Emanuele Bortolotti – agronomist and Garden designer, degree in Agricultural Sciences in Milan, specialized in Garden Architecture (ISAD 1983). Since 1984 he has been a member of AIAPP. Lecturer at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the Milan post-graduate specialization course: "Design of urban green spaces" and since 1998 lecturer at the Fondazione Minoprio Post Graduated Master organized by the Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano. In 1984 he founded the firm AG&P in Milan which deals with landscape design and external green arrangements at different scales. Specialized in garden and landscape design in technical supervision of works related to urban green areas and landscape. Consultant for many magazines among which Bravacasa (he deals with the Green Coupon), Gardenia, Architettura del Paesaggio, VilleGiardini, Case & Country. Author of the book “Il giardino inaspettato” (“Unexpected Garden”), published in 2011.


Alexandr Over

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Landscape architect Alexandr Over graduated Weihenstephan Institute of Technology in 1996. He had been working for several years in different companies for landscape architecture until he founded his company in Munich in 1998, which makes landscape design for residential and commercial projects and private gardens.


Rem Koolhaas

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Rem Koolhaas is a famous Dutch architect. He founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in "a novel about architecture." He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy and fashion. Koolhaas has won several international awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City.


Carlo Ratti

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Carlo Ratti is a civil engineer and architect who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the SENSEable City Laboratory, which explores the "real-time city" by studying the way sensors and electronics relate to the built environment. He's opening a research center in Singapore as part of an MIT-led initiative on the Future of Urban Mobility.Carlo is a regular contributor of articles on architecture to the magazines Domus and Casabella and the Italian newspapers Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa. Carlorattiassociati was established in the summer of 2002 in Turin, Italy.


Nader Tehrani

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Nader Tehrani is an American architect and educator. He was born in England; lived for several years in Pakistan, South Africa, Iran, Italy and USA. Tehrani received a B.F.A. and a B. Arch from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and 1986 respectively, and continued on to the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he received his M.A.U.D in 1991. He founded Office dA in 1986 and started own practice. He has been awarded Young Architects Award 1997 from the Architecture League of New York. Nader has taught at major American Schools of design, including Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is currently a professor and head of the Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2007) and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002).


Dante O. Benini

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Dante O. Benini is one of the most renowned Italian architects working on an international level. He is a pupil of Scarpa and Niemeyer, has designed and built all over the world and has collaborated on projects with Frank O. Ghery, Richard Meier, Arup and Daniel Libeskind. He is registered with the Board of Architects of Rome and is member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and the ARB (Architects Registration Board) in Great Britain and of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) in the USA. In 1997 he founded “Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects”, which he directs as Lead Partner and Chairman together with Luca Gonzo, Senior Partner and Managing Director. With offices in Milan, London and Istanbul the Studio has several departments in the field of architectural design, urban planning, interior architecture, design and nautical design, with a staff of about 60 people, designing projects for entire urban neighbourhoods and offices for large companies, industrial laboratories and shopping centres, as well as exclusive clubs, homes, yachts and designer objects the world over. The studio has received a number of awards and special mentions (most recently the Chicago Athenaeum 2011 Good Design Award.


Stefano Severi

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Stefano Severi graduated Florence Institute of Architecture in 1993 and in 1994 created his own office in Carpi. In 2008 Stefano Severi Architetto Sudio together with AEDl group created the A+S Partner, to deal mainly with master-plans and development town plans at an international level. The studio is now able to face complex themes of architecture, like building shaping and interior spaces projecting, with accuracy of shape and plan details. Among the company projects were private residences, shops, stores, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, discos, beauty centers, spas, gymnasium, hotels and offices. Stefano Severi Architetto Office gained several recognitions with national and international publications due to many realized projects.


Paul de Vroom

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Paul de Vroom has graduated with honours at the TU-Delft. After a close involvement in the first three years of OMA-Rotterdam he co-founded DKV. He is visiting professor at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam and also teached and lectured at the other universities and academies of Holland. Furthermore he gives lectures and is involved in workshops in many places abroad, from cities like Buenos Aires, Toronto to Madrid, Milan, Bucarest, Sofia, Moscow and Dushanbé. He has been jury member for several international workshops and awards. He has been guest-editor of British magazine Time-Based Architecture and member of the editorial staff of the Dutch architectural magazine Forum.


Ulrike Brandi

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Ulrike Brandi was born in Germany. She studied Industrial Design at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Founder and director of Ulrike Brandi Licht GmbH (1986), architectural company, specializing in lighting solutions. In 2008, Brandi opened another office in Munich for the design of a new satellite terminal at Munich Airport. Brandi’s lighting portfolio includes the lighting of buildings and public spaces such as the British Museum in London, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the town centre in Bremen, the lighting master-plan for Rotterdam, EXPO 2000 in Hanover and the International Airport Pudong, Phase II in Shanghai. Believing that modern education cannot provide full and comprehensive knowledge for future architects, Brandi is planning to set up a new lighting design institute in Hamburg.


Jan Gehl

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Jan Gehl is a Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen and whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. Gehl received a Masters of Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1960. He is a founding partner of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants. Author of several books on architecture, such as “Life between buildings”, “New city spaces”, “Public spaces – Public life” and “New city life”.


Olga Aleksakova

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Olga Aleksakova graduated from TU Delft in 1998, following her graduation from Moscow Architecture Institute earlier. From 1998 till 2004 she worked in OMA Rotterdam on Universal Headquarters in LA, Multiplex Almere, Oslo public library, led a number of projects, including Flick Museum in Zurich, General Staff Building in Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Quarter 75 in Moscow.