Design & Trend


I am Italian but I spent fifteenth years of my childhood growing up in Malaysia. I returned to Italy, to my origins, to study architecture for five years at Politecnico (Milano), with one year spent abroad in Beijing for an exchange. I have always been torn on which dress suits me best. Brought up by two very Italian parents, I have assimilated Western culture; while, having attended an extremely modern American school, a little refinement and a slight accent of American pragmatism has deeply influenced my attitude. However, my daily life in Asia has left a strong imprint and vibrant tint to my world’s vision.

I haven’t always been a writer, if not by passion, I often cross-pollinate between realms of visual communication.  My passion for visual expression has allowed me to indulge in my own obsession to identify myself with space, objects and people. Still today I feel this necessity, maybe for my too entangled roots. I am very interested in the perspectives that merge from different ways of thinking and behaving: this overflows my mind with ideas and, contaminated by the extraordinary mix of opportunities, I am enthusiastically drawn to explore, approach and capture personalities and situations. I relate with this thirsty spirit of inquiry, even with architecture, design and visual media. I like to work in projects able to express dynamism and my will is to offer a stage also to young. I understand that I am able to express my voice giving a voice to others.

During my year in the burning red nation, I began to view architecture under more optimistic sight: China’s extremely heterogeneous landscape and rapid blooming economy gave the possibilities of open experimentation on a fertile ground. This context has provoked me to feel more familiar in a foreign territory. 

After finishing my master, I began to work with a magazine, The Plan: Architectural & Technologies Details. The editorial environment was just the channel to conjugate my passion in cinema/film and creative/critical writing. I had the chance to approach with a real contact the variegated sectors rotating around architecture and I was entangled by the hybrid of this interdisciplinary field, offering endless opportunities of collaboration.

We live an era where everything slides fast and the only chance we have, I think, is to follow the dynamics of a world that continually reinvents itself, trying to identify and collect stimulating suggestions, visions, re-proposing their innovative freshness with equally inspirational positive energy. It is right to search, to nourish ourselves with new narratives, innovative ideas, different from ours:  a reciprocal influence can give rise to a concrete contribution to the reality in which we live and work.

“Niche of an Architect” represents a corner to share personal moods, considerations, notes about the architectural panorama, a place to encounter protagonists of this world and have a meaningful chat together.

Virginia

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GLOCAL

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GLOCAL

Architectural design has to deal with two strong, distinct realities: global and local, internationalism and nationalism and frequent consequences of this dichotomy are cross-contaminations and...

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