Studio

An architectural office founded in Brescia in 2017 and directed by the Italian — South African duo composed by Nicolò Galeazzi (Brescia, 1987) and Martina Salvaneschi (Johannesburg, 1989).

The office works in the field of architecture in multiple scales and currently has carried out projects in Italy, Mexico and Portugal. In 2017 the office was invited to give lectures in the main Italian Architecture Universities and was also invited, as visiting professor, by Casa Da Arquitectura in partnership with Porto Academy in Porto, Portugal, and by Goa College of Architecture in Goa, India. In 2018 and 2020 Associates received the prestigious nominations for the Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana – Premio T Young Claudio De Albertis at the Triennale di Milano, in 2018 for the Eu Mies van der Rohe Awards (the youngest of 17 selected Italian architectural firms) and for the Piranesi Award. In the same year the office won the Big See Wood Design Award, awarded in Ljubljana, in the City and Community section and in 2020 received a mention for the award In/Architettura (National Institute of Architecture of Italy). The office was also invited to participate to the 16th and 17th Venice Architectural Biennial in the Italian pavilions Arcipelago Italia and Comunità Resilienti, to the 12a São Paulo Architecture Biennial Todo dia/Everyday and to the 5th Lisbon Architecture Triennal in the exhibition Economy of Means. The work of the office is constantly published in the main journals and websites of the sector.

Profile 

The office is conceived as a laboratory where practice meets architecture and craftsmanship. We work with our collaborators through a process that we could define “archaeological” and that aims to investigate the primary and primitive idea of things, starting from understanding the place and the cultural context in which we are called to operate through the collection of visual, textual and material data. The process subsequently moves through a patient work in which these contributions intertwine with the first drawings and with the creation of multi-scale models through which we investigate the material, the spatial and formal possibilities of an architecture that we want to be the bearer of memory and identity of the places where we operate.

Collaborators

Pietro Alfano, Vladimir Boaghe, Leonardo Brancaleoni, Ludovica Brizio, Alessandro Capetti, Andrea Deponti, Ludovico Gandellini, Francesco Garbujo, Alessandro Martin, Leonardo Meanti, Giulia Perniola, Veronica Rossi, Andrea Sanguedolce, Janja Šušnjar, Carlo Tamai, Elisa Zanaglio. 

Associates Architecture – Nicolò Galeazzi Martina Salvaneschi