for an architecture of reality

FAREstudio is the result of over 25 years of experience in architectural design, technology, management and organization, an attempt to balance ethical commitment and professional sustainability pursued combining commercial/conventional commissions and more experimental opportunities.

“FARE” is an Italian verb derived from the Latin word facere. It can be translated as to do, to make or to produce. The English meaning of FARE – the price to be paid for a service or, extensively, a  trip – while unintentional, is inherently significant; “studio” derives from Latin studium [“study, eagerness”] and refers to a workroom but also to all those working together with a zeal for the production which occurs in a studio space, sharing a method and finalities.

FAREstudio is concentrated on appropriateness as integration of customary solutions and innovations, merged according to different contexts and circumstances. In general this approach is particularly significant in context of scarcity but it is increasingly becoming the [forced] paradigm of our times that applies to the whole globalized, no longer unlimited, planet.

the poorer the context, the more demanding the project: SCARCITY dictates APPROPRIATENESS.

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In a world where everything from finance to media tends to be [presented as] immaterial, iconic, ephemeral and virtual FAREstudio is focused on being practical, circumstantial, substantial, the antithesis of cosmetic, visual architecture. When design appears to oscillate dangerously between the virtualization of products and the narcissism of protagonists, FAREstudio pursues a realistic approach to architecture.
The confrontation with reality sought by FAREstudio  is not, however, the sign of an adhesion to a [presumed] neutrality of technique, be it economic, programmatic or constructive: the critical analysis of the premises of each project [context, objectives, and restrictions] constitutes the foundation of an approach in which the centrality of tectonic dimension, the relevance of typological and functional innovation, the implications of symbolic values are measured using the essential filter of social responsibility.
 

 


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AWARDS
PUBLICATIONS
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AWARDS

2014
Philippe Rotthier – European Prize for Architecture_Brussels, Belgium
Special Prize

CBF_Women’s Health Centre_Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


2010
Aga Khan Award for Architecture_Geneva, Switzerland
Shortlisted Project

CBF_Women’s Health Centre_Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


2008
World Architecture Festival_Barcelona, Spain
Health Category Winner

CBF_Women’s Health Centre_Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


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PUBLICATIONS

2014
Boundaries n.10_Architecture for Emergencies
No Country for Architects
Community approach vs.minimum quantitative standard
Shelter summerization, from shelter to box and back
Nyeel and Pariang Refugee Camps

2014
Boundaries n.9_Do it yourself Architecture
Capacity-building and crisis relief: FAREstudio in Mauritania: a castle of sand?

2008
Domus n.916
FARE in Africa. Contro la retorica ecologista, un centro per i diritti delle donne.


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EVENTS

2014_October-December

Triennale di Milano_Milan, Italy
AFRICA Big Change Big Chance


2014_September-October

Polis University_Tirana, Albania
Workshop SMALLbuildings/BIGchanges Tutors: Erika trabucco, Eljor Kerciku, Flavio Giaccone FAREstudio


2014_October

Polis University_Tirana, Albania
From mythology to reality, Riccardo Vannucci, FAREstudio


2013_September

Polis University_Tirana, Albania
For an Architecture of Reality, Riccardo Vannucci, FAREstudio


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Projects

space is a limited resource: it must be treated with sensitivity to make the world habitable, healthy, comfortable

FED
Enhancement of sustainability
of EU funded projects in Chad

ISM
60 sandbags schools
[Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania]

FMD
Pesticide Warehouse
[Tulear, Madagascar]

FRC
Training Centre
[Sassara, Central African Republic]

ISJ
Shelter summerization
[Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan]

CBF
Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes
[Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso]

PHC
Pediatric Health Clinic
[East Africa]


Insights

Camp planning and winterization systems in Afghanistan

  The refugee camp in Afghanistan [Khost] is at first sight a paradox; in reality a [further] demonstration of the intrinsic instability…

Hands over the City

The recent death of movie director Francesco Rosi and the relevance of his ”Le Mani sulla Città” [Hands over the City, 1963]…

Why a refugee camp

Architects/engineers are trying to extend their range of action so to include situation such as development cooperation and also emergency situations, a…

WASH?

WASH [Water, Sanitation and Hygiene] is a well established field of research and action, definitely a major concern not only for humanitarian…

 

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Team

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RICCARDO VANNUCCI r.vannucci@farestudio.it

Director
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ERIKA TRABUCCO e.trabucco@farestudio.it

Architect & Shelter expert
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GIOVANNA VICENTINI g.vicentini@farestudio.it

Landscaper
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JOAO SOBRAL j.sobral@farestudio.it

Architect & Project manager
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ELJOR KERCIKU e.kerciku@farestudio.it

Architect & Graphic designer
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FLAVIO GIACCONE f.giaccone@farestudio.it

Architect & Graphic designer

We are professionals who share a set of values, attitudes, finalities, an approach and a methodology