Co-founder of Archintorno, Architect and Photographer
Alessandra graduated from the Architecture program at University Federico II University of Naples. With Archintorno she has coordinated DesignBuild Studio projects in Mexico and Naples, investigated Roma housing conditions in Italy and Europe and has been involved in the cultural heritage promotion of Le Scalze. She is coordinator for the European DesignBuild Kowledge Network (EDBKN).
She has worked in Italy and abroad on integrated projects involving architecture and construction methods which utilize natural materials, low-tech building methods, reuse of waste materials and self-construction systems, and work with community involvement. As a Researcher she works with diverse topics related to architecture including the social impact of urban and rural transformation. Alessandra is also a Photographer.
Clara is a graduate of the Architecture program at the Federico II University of Naples. She joined Archintorno in 2010 after participating as a student in one of our DesignBuild Studio projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has been involved in the cultural heritage promotion of Le Scalze.
Her strengths are passion, enthusiasm and curiosity. Her greatest wish is to build networks of collaboration between diverse sectors.
Architecture Student and Photographer
Angela is currently studying architecture at Federico II University of Naples. Her interests are in low-impact environmental architecture, waste materials reuse and self-construction building methods. In 2010, she participated in one of Archintorno’s projects in Mexico. After this experience she decided to pursue an interest in photojournalism and to formalize and improve her competencies as a Photographer. She studies analog technologies including developing film and darkroom prints and has shown her work in several photography exhibitions.
Co-founder of Archintorno and Architect
Roberta is a graduate of the Architecture Program at Federico II University of Naples. She holds an International Master’s Degree in Spatial Planning for Sustainable Urban Systems and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. Her main areas of interest are urbanization and spatial planning in developing countries, with a specific focus on urban poor, urban informality and the role of local institutions within decision-making processes. She has coordinated Archintorno’s projects with Indigenous communities in Mexico and is currently the Coordinator for the European DesignBuild Kowledge Network (EDBKN). She has participated in slum-upgrading programs in Mexico City and collaborated with teams on the elaboration of spatial plans in the small towns of Caia District, Mozambique.
Co-founder of Archintorno, Architect
Simona graduated from the Architecture program at University Federico II University of Naples, and is currently a Phd Student conducting research into Living Labs and landscape assessments with the Department of Architecture at the University Federico II of Naples. She has experience with integrated environmental assessments and co-design processes. With Archintorno she has worked on projects both in Italy and in Mexico. She is involved in the cultural heritage promotion of Le Scalze.
Roberto is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Federico II University of Naples. At the Polytechnic of Turin he specializes in Habitat and Technology at the Centre for Documentation and Research in Developing Countries, and is working on his PhD in Innovation Technology for the Built Environment. Roberto has been the Project Manager and Worksite Director for Archintorno’s projects in Mexico, and has collaborated on investigations into Roma settlements in the Province of Naples. His research and professional activity is focussed on international cooperation and architectural technologies in developing countries, natural building materials and technologies, particularly rammed earth construction techniques and the Design Build Studio approach.
Co-founder of Archintorno and Architect
Giuliana is a graduate of the Architecture Program at Federico II University of Naples. Her thesis was on self-transformation strategies for small-scale urban action. She has a specialization in Participatory Local Action and Sustainable Urban Development at IUAV in Venice. Her professional activity revolves around architectural design, and participatory processes as applied to spatial transformation. She has coordinated international cooperation projects with Indigenous communities in Mexico and urban transformation projects around Naples and is involved in the cultural heritage promotion of Le Scalze. She is passionate about working with street kids and using dance theater as a tool for sharing, communication and participation.
Co-founder of Archintorno
Andrea gradueted from the Architecture program at the University Federico II in Naples. He holds a PhD in Environmental Technology. His research focussed specifically on rehabilitation strategies for semi-enclosed spaces in the “Compact City”. He participated in several of Archintorno’s projects in Mexico as Worksite Director and was responsible for construction design. He has developed both scientific and technical knowledge, and posesses the ability to combine low-cost technologies with efficient environmental design. Using his extensive studies on passive ventilation and solar design, he and a multidisciplinary team won an international competition for the implementation of low-cost housing prototypes for families affected by AIDS and tuberculosis in Haiti.