Born in Venice in 1965, he graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milano. In 1996, in London, he won the second prize at the “Marsham Street Urban Design Competition” international competition. In 2004 he organized a conference in Parma, “The forms of tradition”, with papers published by Franco Angeli. In 2006 he exhibited a project on Punta Perotti, an urban park and ex-building complex on the seaside of Bari, at the Biennale of Venice. In 2008, in Boston, he won the Palladio Award, an international award for classic and traditional architecture. In 2010, in Washington D.C. he won the second prize “A living presence” on Sacred Architecture by the Catholic University of America for a Vatican project.
Today he works and lives in Parma, where he deals with architectural projects, restoration and renovation works, theoretical work, feasibility studies, urban planning, interior design and design. He also works internationally in countries like France, Belgium, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kenya, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia. From his point of view, based on the twenty-year experience in architectural projects, it’s necessary to design with compositional and technological criteria handed down by tradition. The intention to build “old time houses” with all the comforts of modern homes, give to his projects the value of permanence, of things that last forever, which know how to age and which can be passed on to future generations.
The architect is also passionate about oriental carpets that he collects and exhibits next to his studio, at “Ushak-Atelier of Wonders”. USHAK is a workshop where you can find a new and wonderful production of objects from the past, disappeared from our houses and rarely preserved in museums.
SLS 3D printed. Sintered Polyamide Hand painted.
In the seventeenth century the collected items for the formal and material pleasure that could satisfy the aesthetic sense and possession. The ornamental turnings of ivory could be found in all major courts of Europe between the objects of the desires and wunder-kammer of the royal families. Timeless shapes, proportions and harmonies from the age of the exaltation of the form, thanks to relive by Ushak workshop of wonders. Although elephant ivory, rose engine lathes and technical skills are no longer available to date, the new contemporary craftsmanship can bring into a faithful and accurate production these objects, with unchanged taste, to adorn homes of the twenty-first century.