‘What is architecture? Shall I define it, like Vitruvius, the art of building? Vitruvius mistakes the effect for the cause. The conception - I say the idea - of the work precedes its execution. '... the image of the primordial hut, which precedes its construction in the mind of man ...' represents' ... a production of the spirit ... 'and it is what' ... constitutes architecture and which we can consequently define as the art of producing and bringing any building to perfection '(E.L. Boullée). Such perfection cannot and must not be an objective perfection, but each building must hold in itself the functional and aesthetic features that characterise its function and, above all, its users. In the case of an apartment, the visitor must clearly recognise the personality of who inhabits it and shapes it in their image. This does not mean for the architect to renounce to a style, nor to articulate spaces according to his own taste, trained over time.
In that sense, Studio Rocca considers the architectural project as the creation of an space, from its constructive elements to the interior decor, because one implies the other at the very moment of its conception.
Graduated from Politecnico di Milano with the thesis "Relationships and visual paths in the architectural project", he understands architecture as the modeling of spaces in continuous relationship with each other and with their surroundings, which cannot be ignored at any scale, from décor elements to urban development planning. A member of the Lombardy Journalists Professional Association, and driven by a long-standing passion for boating, he collaborates as a freelance journalist and photographer with yachting magazines. The great attention to both the fluidity and maximum exploitation of space, essential for life aboard, influence his work as an architect. The effects of light, which he learned to appreciate through the lens of his camera, structure his projects.
Graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1970, he created and managed a construction company for four years – an experience that left him with a great love for the most concrete part of the job, life on the building site, contact with the materials and great skills in coordinating workers. Over the years he experimented the most disparate aspects of architecture, from designing sports facilities to interior decoration, renovating historical buildings as well as designing the outer shell of the first-ever capsule coffee machine produced by Unoper and marketed by Lavazza. His architecture is based on the maximum usability of spaces, practicality of use and the essentiality of lines. A strong sense of aesthetics accompanies the client , going hand-in-hand with careful management of the economic aspects of the work.
Born in 1991, graduated with honours in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, he brings a new and very technical vision to the design philosophy of the firm, thanks to his experiences at VdA Project and Studio Future. Working in the Aosta Valley, he learns to deal with and intervene on traditional architectures with utmost respect for history and great technological research. He sees architecture as a continuous search for the project’s customisation, based on the client’s specific needs. Quality is never overlooked, but rather guides choices and fosters creativity.
While studying philosophy she attended the Interior Architecture course at the Academy of Applied Arts in Milan, which fascinated her to the point of decideing to permanently follow this path. After ten years of collaboration with Architect Paolo Favole in the beginning and Architect Stefano Lo Bianco then, she felt ready for “taking the leap" towards freelance profession together with her husband Enrico. From her long-standing passion for philosophy and psychology, she derives her will to understand the true desires, and even dormant and unconscious taste of her clients, so as to achieve a result that fully reflects their personality.