Architecture Competition Iceland Cave Tower Honorable mention – Studio/C

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Iceland Cave Tower” competition – Giacomo Cozzi and Andrea Maltinti from Italy!

Architecture Competition Iceland Cave Tower Honorable mention – Giacomo Cozzi and Andrea Maltinti

Giacomo Cozzi and Andrea Maltinti from Italy

Studio/C architetti is an architecture and design studio in Florence, Italy, founded in 2018 by Giacomo Cozzi and Andrea Maltinti. The studio deals with graphic and architectural design on a large and small scale, from public, exhibition, and cultural spaces to restoration and interior design, translating their experience into an architectural language characterised by essential forms, clean lines, and the elimination of the superfluous; respecting the tradition of settings and materials.

Giacomo graduated from the University of Florence with top marks. He earned his professional experience mainly in Italy, working for various architectural firms and as a freelancer. He collaborates in the creation of exhibitions and video installations. In 2018, he founded studio/C architetti.

Andrea graduated from the University of Florence and took specialized courses at the Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul. He earned his professional experience at various architectural firms in Florence, and since 2015 has been a university assistant in Architecture at the University of Florence. In 2018, he founded studio/C architetti.

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

We work on projects ranging from large to small scale, from urban development, such as public squares or neighbourhood markets, to interior design, such as renovations in historical residences. In each case, whatever scale we are working on, we consider it essential to pay attention to the use of materials and the context in which they are placed. From the choice of a stone for paving a square, to marble for a kitchen worktop.

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

Architecture is a very complex art form that bears a great responsibility towards people, the environment, and construction. It must succeed in improving the quality of people’s lives, it has to respect the morphology and characteristics of the area where it is constructed, and it has a responsibility towards the historical context it finds itself in.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We think that competitions are a stimulating exercise for creativity, a way of responding to the needs of people and the environment in total freedom. To measure oneself with uncommon themes, in different environmental contexts where one can express one's own art.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide competitions?

Go for it! This is the best way to express your creativity.

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winners of the 1st prize of our
Pape Bird Observation Tower” competition:
Manuel Pareja Abascal and Berta Risueño Muzás from Spain!

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winners of the 1st prize of our “Pape Bird Observation Tower” competition - Manuel Pareja Abascal and Berta Risueño Muzás from Spain!

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