is founded in Florence with five architects. Its members - David Benedetti,
Jan De Clercq, Angelo Ferrari, Giorgio Furter and Nicola Lariccia
- bring together their varied professional experiences from France,
Holland, Belgium and Italy, ensuring a multi-faceted approach
based on a continuous and direct dialogue for each project. The
firm concentrates mainly on architecture and urban design, both
public and private.
Our research focuses on the ability of architecture
to establish emotional and interactive relationships with its
users, and explores the concept of 'flexibility' in terms of the
ability of an object or process to permit rapid and continuous
changes. The objective is the creation of spaces that inspire
users, encouraging the uninhibited interpretation and expression
of the public. The direct environment is examined as a potential
starting point for considering various possible developments.
Our working method is organised around continuous
discussions and meetings between both nuvolaB's members and its
collaborators, which results in both a wide variety of viewpoints
on issues and the potential to explore design approaches with
the assistance of multiple interpretations. Each project begins
with interactive processes that cover social, aesthetic, economic
and technical aspects, thus building a complete set of data from
which, through synthesis and simplification, initial concepts
and guidelines are then determined.
Our other activities are centred on organising
and participating in seminars, publications and workshops. In
conjunction with the Ottoperotto network, founded in 2005, nuvolaB
develops awareness initiatives that use recognisable languages
to suggest new meanings, with the goal of involving also - and
especially - those not working in the field of architecture.
specially Piernicola Assetta with whom everything started (1971-2004).