The architectural office Area Architetti Associati was established in 2002 by a group of architects who brought together their professional skills, bringing together in the new studio different experiences and competences acquired during decades of practice in the field of freelance and employed work.
The professionals collaborate constantly through a dialectic exchange on all design ideas; for years a comparative method has been successfully applied, based on constructive dialogue and mutual esteem. From this comparison, projects emerge enriched, deepened, the result of clear objectives and never of compromises. Projects are often oriented towards research and experimentation, rejecting expressive falsehoods.
“From every era we have tried to discover the fundamental principles that lead to the formation of living space. Our architecture, born from the historical experience of rationalist modernism, has turned to the search for new experimentation and contemporary expressions, without however excluding references to a more remote historical past. It is therefore deliberately non-categorizable and stylistically indefinable: we operate in the conviction, drawn from experience, that following a stylistic guideline is not a strength but rather the sign of a limitation. Each project represents a specific universe because both, the conditions that require it and the architectural response must be specific.”
“We consider the provision of technical and functional solutions in accordance with the tasks set for us to be a necessary but not sufficient prerequisite. The main objective of the studio is to provide opportunities for transcendence and awareness even in the apparent banality of everyday life. Our main aim is to express the ‘truth’ of things. The lives of people, their movement, relationships, the social significance of places, the hierarchy of values and the relationship with nature become the expression of a critical consciousness that lies beyond the becoming of things.”
Roberto Pauro was born in Italy, in Chiavenna, in the province of Sondrio in 1966. He received his degree in architecture from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia in 2000. From 1988 to 1999 he held positions as technical manager in the public administrations of the provinces of Venice and Bolzano. He is senior partner and founder of Area architetti Associati since 2002.
Andrea Fregoni was born in Italy, in Merano, in the province of Bolzano, in 1967. He received his degree in architecture from the Technical University of Innsbruck in Austria in 1992 and his Master of Art degree from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom in 1994. He is senior partner and founder of Area architetti Associati since 2002.