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Design approach.

We are skilled in the ideation, management and communication of our designs in complex urban realities both in the public and private sector. We are an award-winning architectural practice with an international reputation for design quality, for pioneering environmental expertise and a progressive architectural approach. In the past twenty years we have designed urban buildings both residential and commercial and several award winning landscape projects. Our building and landscaping designs have gained international recognition. Several projects have been nominated for the ‘Aga Khan Award’ and recently we were the winners of ‘The Plan Award 2016’ for the Akasya Central Park in Istanbul, a ‘green lung’ in an urban regeneration area. The dialogue with history, with the place and with the client is a fundamental characteristic of our approach to read the context and the constructed space. This constant dialogue allows us to intervene in sensitive places and architectures with a radical respect for the conditions of context and its margins.

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and research in the field of architecture, landscape and low impact technologies with clients both public and private. We work with material and immaterial resources for an architecture that respects the general environment and the demands of the inhabitants.

demonstrating the highest level of expertise in structural and mechanical engineering, lighting and landscape design. It enjoys long-standing working rapports evolved over many years of practice. The Studio is proud of its prestigious client list, which ranges from the private to the multinational. Our success is not solely the result of the quality of our design work, or our ceaseless attention to both design image and detail. We are equally committed to providing our clients with the most consistent care and attention, ranging from the evolution of a corporate identity to the particularly personal needs of a private clientele.

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Silvia Calatroni

Alessandro Trivelli

Giancarlo Alhadeff

Silvia ( MArch, MSc) graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1993. From 1994 to 1997 she continued her career in France working with Alain Marguerit where she found herself getting closer to Landscape Architecture. After her French experience she obtained her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Art School of Castello Sforzesco in Milan. In 2004 she joined SdARCH Trivelli&Associati where she has worked on numerous national & international projects.

Alessandro (MArch, MSc, PhD) graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1990. In 2000 he received a PhD in Building Engineering with a thesis on Sustainable Architec¬ture. In 2005 he was appointed Invited Professor at the Laboratory of Architecture and Technology 2. He has continued in that capacity since then and as of 2013 he is at the School of Architecture, Urban Design and Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. As a Partner and Founder, in 1997, of SdARCH Trivelli&Associati, he has worked in design and research of Sustainable Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Technology with a low en¬vironmental impact. He has participated in research activities of various European Com¬munity Research Programs as a stakeholder. Alessandro is also the author of several books and publications and essays in architectural magazines.

Giancarlo (FAIA, RIBA) established Studio Alhadeff Architects in 1991, dedicated to design with an international point of view. From its inception, the Studio has carried out design projects in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and the Far and Middle East. It has realized projects in a variety of architectural sectors, true to the multifaceted nature of its founder. These include new buildings such as hotels and fitness centers; restoration of existing structures including those recognized for their artistic and historic value; commercial and private interior design, inc l u d i n g  h i g h  v i s i b i l i t y ,  h i g h  f a s h ion boutiques, offices, showrooms, shopping cen ters, restaurants as well as private residences. St.Mary’s International School, Tokyo. St. George’s School, Newport R.I. Diploma,1968. Harvard College A.B., 1972. Columbia University School of Architecture, Master of Architecture 1975. American Institute of Architects (AIA), since 1977. Fellow, 2008. Italian Architecture Licensing Board, since 1983. President of AIA Continental Europe Chapter,1999. AIA liaison to ACE, Architects Council of Europe, 2005-2008. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), since 2014.

Sunstar Global Headquarters

Etoy, Switzerland Workspace 2015

Settled into the gentle side of a valley surrounded by a Swiss alpine ridge, this Japanese multinational has commissioned its corporate headquarters with the intention to convey a very precise message. As one of the largest manufacturers of health related products (oral care, hair care, personal care) worldwide, their presence in this setting joins Swiss manufacturing precision and the country’s healthy life style and environment with a design that harnesses all of these principles. The design of this three story, sky-lit courtyard building demonstrates a strong commitment to quality of life in the workplace. It is day-lit, and naturally ventilated, casting its offices against a bright and panoramic perimeter, and larger open work spaces within the courtyard. Break out spaces for natural, informal conversation are an intermittent part of the general circulation. Corporate meeting rooms share the same interaction with light and view, as well as views of the activities across the courtyard itself promising a strong sense of visual corporate identity throughout. The feel of the building is warm and yet precise: concrete exterior paneling matches beautifully with the use of gneiss, a local Swiss stone for the full expanse of the ground floor. The rhythmic pattern of the glass and wood louver façade trips up the static concrete and stone palette, making for an undulating visual impact. Whether approaching the building from its entrance or driving by it on the main highway on the opposite side the structure has an upbeat effect on the landscape. It is dynamic, reflective, well lit, and light-handed. The interchange of exterior and interior materials lightens the structure, makes it feel inextricable from the valley it inhabits.

CAP New Headquarter

Milan, Italy Workspace 2016

The CAP Group, the main water management company of the city of Milan, in the spring of 2016 organized a design competition for its new Headquarter. The competition proposals had to consolidate in one single place all the functions that were scattered around the city. Our response was a contemporary and sustainable architecture that takes in consideration the urban complexity of the location and the demands imposed by typology of the workspaces. The project encompased many objectives: coherence with the city and its transformation; the architectural identity; the efficiency of the layout; internal and external flexibility; architectural sustainability in the energy-saving function and well-being; phases optimizing demolition and new construction. The key point of the project was the possibility to split the works to different phases, allowing to existing functions to be used during the construction period. Vertical development and a clear layout allow complete autonomy and maximum variety in the organization and the distribution of different functions. Maximum flexibility of the activities along the perimeter of the facade, natural illumination, the alternating of an open plan and enclosed individual offices, with several intermediate solutions (meeting room, meeting point, space team, etc.) are the elements that improve quality of life in the workplace. Furthermore, the proposal incorporated LEED strategies going beyond a technological interpretation of sustainability. International Design Competition

The continuity of landscape.

Landscape is a collective space. If we look at landscape design from this point of view there are many aspects in common with architectural design which always has a significant role in describing the culture of a place, its evolution and continuity with the physical and artistic representation, the processing of ideas. The two disciplines, architecture and landscape design, are always in a strong relationship and are merged in Urban Design. Any intervention in a public space is a small piece of the story. If we read this story with the stages of the timeline of history, in some chapters we will find both, positive and negative chapters, happy and sad ones, as in the life of every person. Being a collective representation of space, space itself is used with shared rules but also, by individual activities. Landscape does not have a front or a back in the mental images of those that traverse it. Crossing the space brings with it images of the previous steps and at every moment those images are modified and back in front of us in a continuous shot reverse shot. The landscape brings together elements that are designed or processed with items not designed, unexpected points of view. In the continuos variation between expected and unexpected spaces, it captures the next space and memory space. Any action or approach that involves an elaboration of the space, first produces an image, which can be defined by contours more or less precise depending on the scale of intervention, the objectives of the project, strictly connected with an existing set of urban images. The continuity of the landscape contains congruous and incongruous elements that have the same value. Both are part of the landscape and both constitute the memory of the same. We cannot think of a public space, a landscape, without thinking of a three-dimensional space which will be crossed by the user in constant visual and physical relationship with itself. But we cannot design a landscape without taking into account the fourth dimension: time is an essential aspect of the whole. Designing a collective green space means to relate living elements to the architecture of the buildings. Volumetric objects that change, changing the proportions, appearance, sometimes also by changing the relationship with the context, ‘objects’ participating actively in the ecology of the planet.

Akasya Acibadem Entrance

Istanbul, Turkey Landscape 2016

The Entrance Square is the link between the park and the shopping mall of Akasya Acibadem. With our project this in-between space became not only an area to pass through but also an inviting space of well-being with its own distinct qualities. Each singular element is dimensioned by detailed analysis of the proportional relations between plans and elevations in order to produce people-oriented space. It is the place that creates identities and relationships, links different activities, but in the same time it is active space that increases the accessibility and visibility of the singular shops. The urban furniture is thoughtfully designed paying attention to aesthetics, functionality and especially climate control. In this area there are strong wind gusts. Previously, staying outdoor was almost impossible. The green plantars with trees and shrubs of different sizes block the wind and allow visitors to use the space continously. The position and size of the green planters were studied by using wind simulation software. It verified the actual benefit given by the introduction of the plant elements in the square. The study of urban furniture and the use of green planters together with the correct lighting makes the square a pleasant place to stay in.

Faith Park with X-plan Studio, Adrian Paci, Emanuel Samaraj

Tirana, Albania Landscape 2015

The Faith Park was an international design competition, inspired by the harmony and coexistence of different religions typical for Albanians and almost unique in the world. It focused on the Boulevard “Martyrs of the Nation” and the open spaces along this, Tirana’s main axis. Currently the boulevard is without its own identity, the existing architecture and open spaces have no recognizable presence. Our proposal foresaw the transformation of the boulevard into a pedestrian zone and introduction of natural elements such as water (also a symbol of purification and faith), rows of trees and a pattern in the green vegetation. As a consequence the urban space is no longer fragmented and disconnected and singular areas become part of a single system - the Faith Park system. The identity of the public space derives from its memory, from its preexistence and development during a time devoid of history and meaning. The historical accretions are perfectly readable in this context expressing the identity of place. The overall design is flexible, adaptable to different areas of the landscape alternating furnishings and greenery to different situations. 2° prize at the International Design Competition

Peksun Apartment

Istanbul, Turkey Living Spaces 2016

We designed the exterior faรงades and interior public spaces of the Peksun Apartments, a multi-story apartment building in Kadikoy, Istanbul. We have created an innovative and currently appealing image. In the original design, the ground floor and the entrance level were not studied carefully. As a consequence, the building had un undefined connection to the ground, an unattractive entrance level and was completely exposed to the adjecent and busy road. At the same time repetition of the floors and the sharp division of the north elevation were producing an image of a static building where each apartment units was more evident than the building as a whole.

Tverskaya Streetscape

Moscow, Russia Landscape 2016

An urban landscape is a continous space where every user is a part of it. People pass from scene to scene in a repeated shot and reverse shot, having urban space as the background and the memorised image as the foreground. Our proposal is putting in evidence the high value of the collective memory in urban space as an extension of individual life, as a collector of a single identity merged in the collective identity. Nature and the “live� landscape, shrubs and trees, are not part of the urban realm only in a decorative way. They contribute to improving the quality of the urban space. They set the geometric rules in the open space. The anthropized landscape gives rhythm and dimension in this wide and long street like a dynamic isothropic container. Inside this new space, the leading actor of the urban tale is the narrative of the people with their experiences, objects and contemporary way of life. To be in the landscape, to be the landscape. International Design Competition

Apartment for photographer

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni Milan, Italy Living Spaces 2008

Domus Thermae

Villa Francisci

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni with Emilio Pizzi Pregnana Milanese, Italy Living Spaces 2008 Premio Eurosolar

Villa in Menaggio Giancarlo Alhadeff Como, Italy Living Spaces 2007-2008

Giancarlo Alhadeff with Jean Pierre Tortil [interior design] Todi, Italy Living Spaces 1997-2003

Krizia New York Giancarlo Alhadeff New York, USA Commercial 2009-

The renovation of structures comprising the Villa Francisci complex in Todi aimed at maintaining the historic characteristics of the two principal forms of the complex while at the same time safeguarding its original qualities to the greatest degree possible. The restoration was also intent upon providing the modern conveniences and technology to which urban dwellers are accustomed. The complex is composed of a villa enlarged on numerous occasions and an oil mill. A tower dating back several hundred years was uncovered in the renovation of the main structure, and its exterior restored to the original stone, giving visual and structural ballast to the complex. The second structure, an oil press typical to the umbrian landscape, was totally gutted and restored, resulting in the re-opening of a dramatic double-height space visible from the entrance, and commanding dramatic views throughout.

Shiba-Koen Office Giancarlo Alhadeff Tokyo, Japan Commercial 2003


Giancarlo Alhadeff Milan, Italy Commercial 2003

Private Garden in Menaggio

Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Como, Italy Landscape 2010

Evolution urbaine du perimetre Viesseux-Villars Alessandro Trivellli, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Silvia Calatroni Geneve, Switzerland Design Competition Living Spaces 2013

Piazza Greppi MM1 Pero

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni Pero, Italy Landscape 2002

Private Residence in Paradiso Giancarlo Alhadeff Lugano, Switzerland Living Spaces 2011

Villa in Rublovka Giancarlo Alhadeff Moscow, Russia living Space 2008

Rublovka is at the heart of Moscow’s luxury boom, a quiet suburb with a very conspicuous population. The passion for residential exploit has made for a kind of second Italian Renaissance abroad, and here, Italian design has reached its apotheosis in the private domains of the world’s super discerning clientele. When approached by this client, we were presented with a desire to live in a hexagon-planned residence in the middle of a forest. Starting from there, the plan evolved to accommodate not only the private but the public spheres of this young family, all in one compound. What evolved was a continuous flow of pavilion spaces, and where they intersect, nooks and exchange points that guarantee privacy as well as gracious living. Rich views into the forest are contrasted with those that traverse a sort of forest clearing, and the visual dialogue is continuous.

San Pietro Resort with Ardit Jonuzi

Ishem, Albania Living Spaces 2016

TYPE_ography is a project that has as its starting point the topography of the narrow strip of land between the Adriatic sea and the low hills of Albania. The project proposal examined different possibilities using a variety of the design solutions. The first one is developed through a single organic design. It connects the seaside to the hill, as a form engraved in the sand. The form of the houses is used to create continous space. The second variant is an alternating of different building types that are connected and combined in order to create a unique system.

Supreme Court with X-plan Studio, Florian Nepravista

Tirana, Albania Workspace | Public Bildings 2015

This project is located in the southern part Tirana in the park “Parku i Madh Kodrat and Liqenit”. It has a main access from the street “Rruga General Nikolos” which is mainly a pedestrian street with limited car traffic. The curvilinear rationalist building designed by Valle, an Italian architect active between the wars, cannot now be considered a monumental building, having lost its monumentality due to the many uncontrolled additions and alterations. In our proposal we excluded adding new extensions which would only confirm this contradiction. Characterization and use of this historic building has assigned the same precise connotation: a building for education. We took the opportunity to confirm the intended use of the building completely redefining the functional diagram, confirming the historical memory of what was delivered to us. The project proposes a significant degree of conservation, not only towards the type of building but also towards the historical memory of the building’s use. The memory of the user, and of the citizens; thus defining an intervention strategy: keep the school in the current building for education while renovating it; design a new building that has new contemporary features to accommodate the Supreme Court. The two structures form a new node of the network city-park. 3° prize at the International Design Competition

Sustainability. the point of balance between the past and future human needs... We work with the material and immaterial resources for an architecture that respects the general environment, the culture and the demands of the inhabitants. Sustainable architecture is the space of equilibrium between the actual and future human needs. In this way we try to understand what will be the future of our design and our built and non-built architecture. The immaterial and perceptive elements influence the inhabited space and our approach to sustainable architecture. We want to bring these to realization in our projects. Natural light, energy, the relationship with the site and with the memory of the landscape and its inhabitants, become subject and form. We effect environmental simulations to bring great quality of design to our projects and great comfort to those that will live there. With architecture we create a space of integrated materials and immaterial relationships within the context of human activities, with the architecture of the landscape, with the environment of life where people and nature can be balanced. “…We can be ethical only in relation to something we can see, feel, understand, love, or otherwise have faith in.…” Aldo Leopold (1949, The Land Ethic) The concept of environmental sustainability is a dynamic concept. The effective relationships seek balance with the environmental ecosystem but also with the complex system of human relations. At the center of this system of actions in balance there is the overall environment, not man but the synergistic set of both participating in processing resources. Environmental sustainability has no single definition (R. Goodland, 2002) and involves all aspects of human activity, social and economic subsystems that are themselves an overall environment subsystem that constantly seeks balance, a subsystem gain is a loss for the other; “..what use is a sawmill without a forest? ...” (Daly, 1989). The goal of our actions can therefore only be observant, with a holistic approach in which there is a global view of the complexity and consequence of our actions, the dynamics of a global society. To achieve the objectives of sustainability, well-being, we have defined strategies and actions, evaluated and measured, real and working. Strategies that take into account the economic issue, Life Cycle Cost, as a goal in time, when the economic resource working today, can already return value and wellbeing in the short term. Strategies for proper use of renewable resources are available with the maximum reduction of non-renewable resources in order to reduce environmental impacts on the local and global context. For us, it is important to build a place where users can choose to live, where to share their lifetime and where the social and cultural realities can recognize their own roots but also where people can face the challenges of the contemporary world. Sustainability in architecture must be innovative, real and understandable.

Civic Center Isola - Garibaldi

Milan, Italy Public Buildings 2015

The project of the Civic Center establishes a mediation between the open system of the park and the boundary of the historical buildings of the Isola district. The margins of this boundary are strongly influenced by the urban faceting of the neighborhood towards the park, by the consistency of pre-existing and new buildings planned for the Garibald Isola district. The project area is not totally occupied by the building which defines, with its net margins, new open spaces in synergy with the existing one. The new empty spaces trace the relationship between the size of the park and the consolidated city area. These spaces of mediation, to be characterized as places, need defined spaces in order to enable an open dialogue towards the city and the park. The building with its compact shape is compressed on the edges of the area and there are areas that create the system of spatial transition between the built and the green of the park system . The exterior facade is composed of recycled materials, which are a reference to traditional Milanese materials. The facade becomes the story and memory of the city. The selected building systems allow for maximum environmental sustainability and a lower energy consumption due also to the choice of materials used. 2° prize at the International Design Competition held by the Municipality of Milan.

Telecom Headquarter with SCAPE Architects (architecture)

Rome, Italy Workspaces 2015

The design for the new Headquarter of Telecom was an invited competition of Alfiere S.p.A., a mixed company with Telecom and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, a public company. The object of the competition was a large office building in EUR area in Rome, built in 1960 in a classic modern international style, designed by architect C. Ligini. The brief of the competition was to keep the historical meaning of this important project for Rome but to renew the faรงades, the layout and the technology of the building to meet the needs of the future Headquarter of the telecom company. Invited Design Competition

Piazza Della Scala

Milan, Italy Public Buildings 2015

The design proposal responds to the changing urban needs while at the same time taking into account the existing historical stratification. The current fragmentation of the space is a consequence of the continuous modifications of the square over time. The square changed from the “shared space� in the nineteenth century in which people and vehicles were mixed, to a pedestrian square and finally to the car space in the nineties. In our proposal we are expanding the area perceived as Piazza Scala and of integrating adjecent areas. These additional border zones have never been included in the design of the square, and usually have been perceived as leftover space. Largo Ghiringhelli - exterior expansion of the Theater, Largo Mattioli - link between San Fedele and Piazza Meda, Piazza Paolo Ferrari-Street Filodrammatici/Theatre - introduction to the square completes the Piazza Scala giving it a high-quality urban design. In our proposal the public spaces and the paths are organized with a main goal to provide a safe space for the pedestrian and a more recognizable urban system. The project strategies are summarized in the following actions: to reinforce, rebuild, reduce, enhance, balance, expand, organize, sort, integrate, unify and engage. Idea Competition

Eaton Place with Charles Humphries

London, United Kingdom Living Space 2015

This complete renovation of the piano nobile and second floor of a Grade II Listed apartment was designed for a young art collector and his wife. We restored the original proportions of the rooms and added a carefully detailed spiral staircase. The mouldings and other period details such as the fireplace were renovated to their authentic state. We used very wide french oak planks for the floors. Calacatta marble thresholds and door frames offset the wood floors. Stucco walls exalt the artworks on display. The lighting is discreet throughout. A few signature pieces of modern furniture such as the Le Corbusier armchairs and the Charlotte Perriand bookcase act as counterpoint to the overall feel of tranquillity.

Sheraton Baku

Azal Vip Offices

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff with AK Design ( interior design ) Baku, Azerbaijian Hotels 2013

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff with AK Design( interior design), Baku, Azerbaijian Workspaces 2015

Una comunitĂ per crescere

Alessandro Trivelli, Angus Fiori, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Silvia Calatroni Milan, Italy Living Space 2009 In this project we created a small center for the neighborhood and its inhabitants by designing a complex of dwellings that overlook a system of common spaces in relation to each other at multiple levels, where the pedestrian paths, the plazas, the crossings, combine to form a “continuous network of connections. We used X-LAM panels, an eco-sustainable dry building technology characterized by hardwood plywood panels which allow a high level of prefabrication, reducing time, the cost of building and overal structure. In addition this system produces a carefully controlled process with its structural weight reduction and excellent static and seismic behavior. This technology minimizes the impact of construction on the environment, using materials certified PFEC that enable total recycling and eco-compatibility of the production process.

Intercontinental Moscow

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff with AK Design (interior design) Moscow, Russia Hotels 2015

Design Competition

Continentale Italiana Hq

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni Lacchiarella, Italy Workspaces 2005

Pantheon of the Religions

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Astana, Kazakhstan Public Buildings 2014 Honorable Mention Design Competition

Kindergarten & Primary School Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni Lavis, Italy Educational Buildings 2011 The Design development of the New Nursery and Crèche in Lavis was born from the redevelopment of the existing building plan with new and high standards of energy efficient goals and strategies. The project proposes technical and architectural solutions to make interior spaces more articulated in terms of heights and therefore more exciting for children. The simple horizontal scrolling breaks down the continuity of the facade and the two blocks of the Creche and the Nursery. The fragmentation of the façades of the external volumes and the apparent trend of discontinuity of the roof, give the impression of a building cluster composed of different urban pieces, like an urban environment, a part of the city, of the village, of the daily local life of children, with a strong relationship with the surrounding environment.

Tomba Jannarone

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni Lisanza, Italy Exhibition and Pavilion 2005

Specchio del Parma Alessandro Trivelli Parma, Italy Exhibition and Pavilion 2003

Tender Competition

Belgorod City Center

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Belgorod, Russia Living Spaces 2013 Idea Competition

Primary School Cazzago San Martino

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni Cazzago San Martino, Italy Educational Buildings 2009 Idea Competition

warp and weft_concept for the faith park_tirana

perspective view_civic center_milan

Constitution Kuwait Garden

Kuwait City, Kuwait Landscape 2012

The Constitution Garden is located in Kuwait City, the first step of the future Museum cluster named the Martyr’s Park, The garden placed at the center of Al Shaheed Park is divided in two areas, one represents the ‘old era’ the second ‘the new era’. The monument marks a passage from the old era that represents pre constitution time, to a new era that is the post constitution period of the State of Kuwait. The garden of the old era, is untidy, scattered and rough due to the lack of a Constitution. Plants in this old area are less diverse and lack clear cut pathways which are separated by sand and bricks. Advancing from this ancient time to the new era, there are more and different plants with adequate water, coming from (a reverse osmosis source) straight and clear cut pathways, forming a planned oasis with 183 trees, the number of the “living articles” of the Constitution and shrubs with many colors and in various sizes, symbolizing the plurality of the society with all its components and social classes and cultural levels. The central fountain represents a treasure to be protected. It is a garden of meanings, reflecting the clear sky of Kuwait. 2016 - Aga Kahn Award_Nomination

Akasya Acibadem Central Park

Istanbul, Turkey Landscape 2013

The Akasya Central Park is located in the Acibadem district, on the Asian side of Istanbul, an area of recent highquality housing developments. In recent years, a new road network and new residential buildings have been built. The Park is the green centre or the “green lung” of this new urban development and is the focus of the new Akasya Shopping Mall. It is the connection for the whole site. The landscape design of the Central Park encompasses a public area in front of the north entrance of the mall. This area is located at the center of the new buildings, and is surrounded by roads. We designed a space where the people can go and relax, as city users or shoppers, to share leisure time with others in a public space. The park provides a gradual transition between residential areas and the mall. The landscape design, using elliptical shapes, reflects the same geometry as the entire project, creating a unifying whole. Once the connections within the park were designed, we added green circles as green ‘rooms’. These green rooms suggest activities, providing different relationships within the site. The design concept is for a space where visitors can relax after shopping or share their free time with other visitors. The area around the pond fosters a private, intimate atmosphere while that around the fountain, in front of the mall, provides a more social and entertaining focus. The open-air theatre provides amphitheatre seating and a place to enjoy performances such as concerts and cultural activities. Children provide the most entertainment and energy to the space. Small hills with slides and rubber hooks for climbing, keep them entertained. Mazes and boulders form a dynamic playground, a piece of heaven for kids. 2016 - The Plan Award_Winner in the Landscape Category 2016 - Aga Kahn Award_Nomination

A House in Luanda

Barsi Mountain Resort

Alessandro Trivellli, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Silvia Calatroni Luanda, Africa Living Spaces 2009

SdARCH Trivelli&Associati with Studio di Architettura Combi Barzio, Italy Hotels 2011

Think Local Act Global: The project, along with its site plan schemes creates a harmonious urban sector, and variable structure is designed to configure a SMART complex, eco-friendly and sustainable, able to sustain high levels of environmental quality and welfare of the inhabitants. Idea Competition

Yotsubashi Land

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Yotsubashi, Japan Landscape 2010

Overpass Bussa

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Urban Design 2014 Design Competition

Akmerkez Dehor

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Istanbul, Turkey Landscape 2015

The Edge Hotel

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff Aydin, Turkey Hotels 2012

The National Automobile Museum Alessandro Trivelli, Enrico Dodi, Dodi Moss, Riccardo Pezzola Turin, Italy Living Spaces 2005 3° prize at the International Design Competition

Open Source House

Alessandro Trivellli, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Silvia Calatroni Ghana, Africa Living Spaces 2010 Idea Competition

Private Residence Knightsbridge Giancarlo Alhadeff London, United Kingdom Living Spaces 2013

Jannarone House

Al-Salam Palace

Riqualificazione di via Tellini

Yotsubashi Green Tower

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni Lisanza, Italy Living Space 2008

Alessandro Trivellli, Silvia Calatroni Milan, Italy Living Spaces 2009 Design Competition

Alessandro Trivelli, Silvia Calatroni, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Angus Fiori Kuwait City, Kuwait Hotel 2011

Alessandro Trivellli, Giancarlo Alhadeff, Silvia Calatroni Osaka , Japan Living Spaces 2010

Baia del Re with Guido Lavelli, Giovanni Battista Menzani, Arianna Tessarin

Piacenza, Italy Living Space 2008-2014

The ‘Baia del Re’ housing complex in the Parco Nuovo introduces new ways to sustainable living. It follows the new guidelines for efficiency and energy saving, but also pays attention to the broader theme of ‘Sustainable Housing’. The urban layout respects the instructions of the Masterplan Baia del Re but at the same time goes beyond the imposed rigidity by introducing some variations. This renunciation of the repetitive design creates a place where residents are able to identify themself while expressing their own individuality in a wider social context. The project layout provides that simple natural elements; Air, Light and Sun, recently often considered as exclusive, are available in all areas of the apartments. Living in the Parco Nuovo does not mean only to live in a healthy and safe place but also to live in a peaceful place that provides for its inhabitants a higher level of comfort and satisfaction.

Olivium Villas

Bodrum, Turkey Living Spaces 1999-2004

Olivium Villas present the blending of a modern Mediterranean style with an international flare. It is a marriage of mimimalist dimensions and warm Mediterranean materials. Olivium Villas applies a unique design sensibility to the highly evolved definition of an exclusive Turkish vacation development. Individual houses complement the natural environment, accentuating the dramatic play of mountain, sea and sky. They have been positioned to make optimum use of existing mature olive trees and other flora as well as the unique opportunities provided by challenges of gradient. No two houses are alike and no two vistas are the same. Five distinct housing typologies create a coherent interplay of stucco and stone, transparency and sky, hillside and waterscape. Terraced living spaces inspire the unusual positioning of pools and courtyards, indoor and outdoor living areas that challenge the normal layout of living on different levels. 2006 2005-2006 2007

Aga Khan Prize for Architecture, Nomination for Olivium Villas Premio Internazionale Dedalo Minosse, Honorable Mention, Olivium Villas, Bodrum, Turkey. Premio International Torsanlorenzo, Second Prize for Landscaping. Olivium Villas.

Villa in Hampstead with Munkenbeck + Marshall

London, United Kingdom Living Spaces 2002-2006

This is a very unique project in Great Britain - a new build, modern stately home. From the outset the project posed some tough design challenges - a four storey, state-of-the-art residence that adhered to stringent planning requirements. The design is based on giant stone monoliths, linked with wooden infills and covered with a continuous sheltering roof. The innovative design allows for continuous visual interaction between the interior spaces and the carefully landscaped surrounding garden. An Atlantic Cedar is accommodated between the main building and the pool house and a huge Cypress has its own courtyard in the midst of the pool complex. The indoor pool reaches to the glass perimeter of the house, then extends out into the lawn, spilling over a waterfall of natural stone before disappearing beneath a hedgerow. Whilst the front of the house presents a protective barrier to the outside, once within, the connection tends to disappear: indoor and outdoor spaces have a ready visual and logistic exchange. The occupants experience the transparancy between garden and living spaces without sacrificing privacy and closure. The garden is a constant backdrop to a very sophisticated architectural experience. The house is built on concrete piles which facilitate a basement car park. (8 cars) The low pitched roof is clad in pre-patinated zinc. The interior of the house has a lime- stone ground floor, oak upper floors and Italian plaster work. A rolling inflatable central roof covers the pool house and a large guillotine window raises to allow swimming from indoors to out. There is a large Finnish sauna with a fully triple glazed window overlooking the pool deck, garden and summer house.

Olivium Villas Landscaping

Bodrum, Turkey Landscape 2003

Our landscape design for Hebil Bay is formed on a dual scale: globally for the whole development and individually as the private gardens of the single villas. The project uniforms the landscape through the choice of vegetation, the pathways and the restoration of existing environmental & natural conditions. The landscape design also characterizes every single villa lot as a different variant that creates personalised garden spaces which act in harmony with the rest of the landscape design. 2007

Vivai Torsanlorenzo International Prize

Private Garden

Bodrum, Turkey Landscape 2005

This Private Garden is an oasis of Turkish delight with more than 200 varieties of plants and trees. Indoors and outdoors spaces are inextricable. Most meals are taken outside, and dining terraces, shaded by sailcloth, feature a large table,broad benches and banana wood settees with Ottoman motif pillows. The olive trees are individual art pieces by nature and the large rocks, original to the land, seem totem sculptures. There are two swimming pools, one for children and one for grandfathers. Teak is the material for the outside paths near the swimming pools and the relax zones. A teak deck constructed around a centuries-old olive tree at the edge of the propriety, is reached by steps fashioned from the wood of old railway ties.

Eco Houses

Pavlovskaya Sloboda, Russia Living Spaces 2008

The synergy that animates this unique project for six weekend ‘dacha’ houses outside Moscow starts with the dialogue between nature and design. Green Development is the underlying key to the commissioning client’s ambition to be the first Russian developer to ‘reinterpret’ the dacha, providing luxurious housing that could raise the public’s awareness of sustainability in design. Renewable materials and a sensitivity to the power of design to improve our lives inspired this project, which brought together a Finnish construction team and Italian design sensitivity. The natural beauty of this virgin landscape resounds in the rich visual palette: double height spaces and generous window glazing invite the landscape at every turn. A tactile, sensual quality pervades from the moment one enters the central living spaces: natural, native larch is used everywhere possible, leather door handles, complemented by river stones in the bathrooms , coexist beautifully with state of the art Italian and German designed fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens. Together they invite luxurious and intelligent country living for urban weekenders.

Vila in Southport

Connecticut, U.S.A. Living Spaces 2004-2007

This renovation of a hundred year old grand shingle style house on the Long Island Sound bends the rules to accommodate a polyglot world. The clients’ passion for a country style Japanese Inn led them to travel far and wide, before deciding to bring the best of that world, home. This, though, is not a minimal Japanese sensibility pasted on to a traditional American home, but rather a confidence in the free forms of nature which are found in artisanry when freely harnessed to that idea. The rich intarsia of the natural wooden floors, depicting fallen cherry blossoms, koi carp, lily pads and the stepping stones meander throughout the house, and is echoed in many of the finishings. All the fittings recall Japanese traditional cabinetry, from the ceilings to the floors, to the site specifically designed furniture. This floating garden interior is warm, and complements the original layout of the structure. There is a journey to be found in every room: Italian craftsmanship (wood finishes, flooring), Japanese detailing (hammered ironmongery, shoji cabinets, ceiling and wall treatments), hewn stone and vintage American and French icons of furniture design. The house was expanded to provide a separate apartment in the gabled attic, completely fitted with marine barrel vaulted ceilings, and a giant porthole overlooking the sound. Throughout, the most avant-garde technology making for ‘green’ energy use, and computerized living systems. Never did staying home at the seaside feel like so magical a journey.

Sunstar Landscaping Phase I

Etoy, Switzerland Landscape 2009

The project covers the area around the European headquarters of Sunstar Corporate SA. In addition to accommodation of the main entrance of the building, through the creation of raised beds along the short sides and the resurfacing of streets paved with stones that reflect the Japanese style. The landscape design maximizes any amount of green. The west area was recovered with a good garden for a relaxing break for employees, while on the north and south movements land planted with trees protect and disguise from neighboring buildings.

Sunstar Landscaping Phase II

Etoy, Switzerland Landscape 2015

The new Sunstar Headquarter is built on an area of one hectare. The landscape project had two objectives: one is to give the image of a strong company involved with oral health care and one that is concerned with the well-being of their employees. On the one hand the need to include the new headquarters in a green system that comes off not only visually, but also physically by the road system (highways and municipal roads) and other adjacent buildings; second, the connection system from the main road and access to the three inputs, main and service, led the project. In addition to the arrangement of the areas to external green, the project also includes three different gardens located within the new building at different levels: an oriental garden on the ground floor on the west facade continuity of this green area; and two roof gardens on the terraces on the second floor.

Sunstar Hall

Etoy, Switzerland Public Buildings 2013

The Sunstar Hall is a new building located on Route de Pallatex, Etoy in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The complete group of buildings that will be the Sunstar World Headquarters will consist of two office buildings and the new Hall. The first and more elongated building is currently in use while the second is operational from June 2015. The Hall relates to the two office buildings so that the open space between them is strongly characterized. Access to all buildings is from this central open space, a kind of ‘piazza’ in the middle of the Sunstar campus.

Bauhaus Museum

Dessau, Germany Public Buildings 2015

In 2019, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with the opening of the Dessau Bauhaus Museum. This proposal for the new Museum creates a compromise between the open system of the city and the park, through the exhibition of the works. This urban building, strongly relates to the city, which can represent the Bauhaus culture as urban culture in continuity with history and the context in which it appears. Its simple and compact structure, made up of open volumes towards the park and the city, gives the building a solid yet permeable appearance creating a spatial transition between the building and the green of the park. On the ground floor, the view of the park and the city creates a continuity between inside and outside, between the organized activities and the free activities of the green space; the park becomes a spatial extension of the museum. The internal spatial organization is fluid and flexible. The installation of the permanent exhibitions continues on two floor together with the temporary exhibitions, allowing for multiple installations. The exhibition facilities are designed with large structural elements. The permanent exposition is in the diagonal bridge housed in the large volume diagonal bridge that supports the roof, while the temporary exhibits are suspended above the entrance. This arrangement has allowed to have an open plan free from partitions. The horizontal distribution volume is a space that acts not only as a link but also intended to accommodate activities. Design Competition

New Provincial Heaquarter with Angus Fiori, Feilden Clegg Bradley

Parma, Italy Workspaces 2009

The new Headquarters for the Provincia of Parma will be perceived as an integrated element in the landscape, as a container of technological innovation, but also as a building can communicate its internal values to the public. The building concept is tied to the creation of renewable resources that are fragmented and produce a relationship between the exterior and interior of the building. This ‘extension’ of the envelope produces an in-between space that also corresponds to the expansion of spaces between the individual and the collective or public use. The fragmentation of resources and energy is represented in the south facade as a brise soleil that regulates the internal environment to external variations and is brightly colored. In this project we tried to find solutions that are compatible to and do not conflict with the built environment; that ensure a healthy place but also preseve the ecosystem. All chemicals and polymers pose a problem for reuse and, potentially, offer a significant risk to the environment and human health. Design Competition_Honorable Mention

Viale Certosa Office Complex

Milan, Italy Workspace 2009

The project proposal for the office building of the future is based on the environmental improvements for the typological category of the workspaces. Energy saving is planned by both the thermal and electrical point of view. The natural light and the control of solar radiation are obtained thanks to a dynamic system control on the envelope, with the transport of natural light, the adjustment of the natural ventilation and chimneys of ventilation.

Ukraina Hotel

Moscow, Russia Hotels 2013

Molise Regional Headquarter

Campobasso, Italy Workspace 2014

The new entrance, with its transparency, maintains a dialogue with the context of the existing architecture. The design outlines of the existing building inspired this simple addition giving scale to the Ukraina Hotel. With simplicity and quality of design, with integration without mimicry, this entrance uses technology to achieve functionality and confirms the relationship with the architectural heritage. The materials used are mirrored steel and e-glass (a special transparent glass heated by an electrical connection). The shape and the height of the glazed roof permits to cover all the surface of the entryway including the recessed entrance doors to the building. The drainage of rain water is accommodated by a series of heated drain channels, hidden inside the beams, placed between the sheets of glass. The new entryway is a shelter but also a visible door through the history of one of the most well-known architectural symbols of the soviet era. It is a connective volume, a translator of space from the contemporary architecture of Moscow to a part of its heritage.

This new building creates a relationship of continuity between the neighbourhood and the park, putting itself at the center. The different volumes that constitute the building facilitate the transition from the city to the park. The building remains an institutional building, part of the city, but also permeable to the park. It is organized on different floors and in multiple layers containing homogeneous activities on each floor. The spaces that can be adapted to different configurations and uses. The pathway fluxes are planned so that visitors can pass easily from the entrance to the various rooms at each floor. The design of the park takes into account the character of landscape of the Molise region: a landscape with a high agricultural concentration, where farming is one of the main resources. The different farm products that characterise the agricultural landscape have defined the form and content to the new urban park which has been divided as if fields of different crops; orchards (almond, olive), oak forests, the cultivation of aromatic plants (lavender, rosemary, myrtle), the laying of flowering plants that can be found in the Molise region: rock roses, orchids. Human activities in the landscape become a garden.

Idea Competition

Idea Competition



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Photo Credits. Nelson Garrido NG Photography Andrew Twort & Yavuz Draman Studio Tre Stefano Canziani Charles Humphries

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