We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop" competition –Pietro Dardano from Italy!

Pietro Dardano from Italy

Freelance architect working both as a project designer and visual artist.

Born in 1991 in Milan, IT Graduated in 2017 from Politecnico di Milano. Collaborated in several offices in Lisbon and Milan, including: Pasquini Tranfa Architetti , Massimo Curzi Architetto, Studio Mabb, (Italy) Appleton Domingos Arquitectos, and Bak Gordon Arquitectos. (Portugal) Working independently since 2021.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

I work on many different scales, but I prefer the medium- small scale. I think that a greater control of the project and its details gives a quality difficult to obtain in very large projects.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Impossible question... In a superficial sentence: Contribute to imagining and building a better “world” than the existing one, or at least try not to make it worse.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

I don’t like giving advice.

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