FAREstudio is eclectic by choice and by circumstances and operates between social and conventional jobs.
This is not related to a vague idea of social commitment, no matter how respectable, rather to the intention to investigate and define the limits of our social, cultural, economical role in a market that seems to be increasingly fragmented and demanding.
The work on buildings of different scales, including residential, commercial, institutional is supported by a constant attention to organization of production and quality control. Such experience in a truly professional environment endows the office witha pragmatic attitude, and with the ability to deal with a large number of aspects of the design and construction process.
Areas of professional expertise
Architecture, urban planning, interior design.
The office is widely involved with social design, particularly in the field of international cooperation, for both development and emergency.
- concept, preliminary and final design
- tender preparation and management
- work implementation and construction supervision | quality control
- site survey | due diligence | feasibility studies
- monitoring and assessment | critical appraisal | guidelines/tools/manuals
FAREstudio’s approach is inspired by some basic assumptions:
- the fragmentation of the design process is a relatively recent phenomenon that negatively affects the value of the products: the re-integration of competences is a way to counteract current fascination for visual and cosmetic
- program scrutiny is regularly underestimated or simply removed from designers’ scope: ‘what’ to do is as important as ‘how’ to do
- design should be embedded in the local context [cultural, social, economic, environmental] but not necessarily as compliance to the context: opposition can be a strategy as effective as mimic, it depends on circumstances
- the rhetoric of self-attributed qualification such as green, ecologic, sustainable and the like is a form of marketing that obscure the complexity of design
- social design , on the other hand, has to do with the finality of the project and not necessarily with the status of the promoters
- innovation is not an absolute entity, it always refers to a background, either typological, technological, formal; it is quite distant from mere novelty
- architecture cannot be detached from construction: a simple fact that too often is affecting role, meaning, relevance of architecture as social activity
Architects always travelled around following opportunities.
When the borders of economy have vanished making the whole planet a global market, this tendency has become even more relevant and design has definitely changed its nature of site-specific activity.
Relocated by chance or by strategy, projects are not [any longer] related to the place where the designer lives. All that does not imply that the place is not relevant: it is up to the sensitiveness of the architect to establish meaningful relationship with the specific place.
FAREstudio has been involved with projects in various areas of the world, and has experienced also the symmetrical situation to act as local partner for projects conceived abroad.
FAREstudio key staff members include:
- Riccardo Vannucci, 1958, architect, 30 year professional experience, architectural design and project management_ Phd at Sapienza University of Roma_experiencesin Arabic Countries, Africa and Australia _Italian, English, French
- Erika Trabucco, architect, 1977, architectural design_experiences in Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Madagascar_Italian, French, English, Spanish
- Giovanna Vicentini, architect, 1964, project management, interior design, landscape_Italian, French, English
- Joao Sobral, architect, 1979, architectural design_experiences in Burkina Faso, Spain, USA, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Afganistan, Mauritania_Portuguese, Italian, French, English, Spanish
- Eljor Kerciku, architect/engineer, 1986, architectural design, communication_Italian, French, English, Albanian
- Flavio Giaccone, architect, 1986, architectural design, communication_Italian, English, German, Spanish