The Shell

A design competition with the aim to reinvent the terrace house, with an innovative and visionary design. The project preserved the relationship between built volume and green space, and to maintain the environmental harmony typical of the terrace house developments. Taking account of all that the brief entailed, this proposal is based on a “module” […]


The church ‘Chiesa del Salvatore’ is a baroque listed building in a district of Acireale, a small town between the Ionian sea and the Etna volcano. The historic centre of Acireale is a UNESCO heritage site and represents the Baroque excellence in Sicily. The church had become insufficient to welcome all its followers over the […]


The design of the new complex is set along an “L” on three levels above ground. In the porous basement, three separate connected volumes house the common areas: gyms, conference rooms, canteen. The overlying ‘pierced’ stereometric block houses two levels of accommodation for students and coaches. The basement is for covered parking, accessible from the […]