Simone Gheduzzi, Nicola Rimondi and Gabriele Sorichetti founded the architecture practice diverserighestudio in Bologna in 2003. In 2011 they were amongst the founding partners of lasantabarbara. Since 2011 they have been engaged as contract lecturers at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Ferrara.
The aim of their multidisciplinary research is to bring together different areas of knowledge and to forge a continuous dialogue between theory and architectural practice. They see composition as a dynamic relationship between theme and functional programme, a relational aesthetic that reveals hidden tools capable of generating concrete ideas. They follow a strict methodology in exploring the relationship with form, concentrating on aspects relating to the metaphor of composition. They approach an executive project as part of a process of research and development, striving towards an ideal of quality that incorporates the environment into a positive vision of reality.
They exhibited in the Italian Pavilions at the London Festival of Architecture 2008, at the World Expo in Shanghai and at the 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. They have also presented their work through a number of personal and collective lectures given in Italy and abroad. The works and projects carried out by the practice have been featured in architecture magazines and exhibition catalogues. In January 2013 they released a monograph entitled diverserighestudio – casalogica, published by Forma Edizioni in the ONE collection, edited by Laura Andreini and Andrea Mannocci and with a critique by Luca Molinari.
They have won a number of major awards, including the International Sustainable Architecture Award 2007, an Honourable Mention at the Arches Award 2008, the NIB Award 2012 for best Under 40 Architecture Practice, the Tiles of Italy Award 2014, and the Premio Urbanistica 2015. They were also finalists in the Renzo Piano Foundation award 2013 and were shortlisted for the Inarch III, IV and V Edition awards. In 2016 they received a Special Mention in the A+ Award.
Carlo Maria Drago has worked at IBM since 1985 where he currently covers the role of Business Development Executive for the Energy & Utilities sector, Italy.
In this position he is responsible for identifying the market trends and scenario and consequently gearing IBM's strategy in this sector, towards the development of solutions and services aimed at energy & utility companies.
Working side by side the most important Utilities companies both at home and abroad have allowed Carlo Maria to gain profound expertise in this sector. He also has a strong technological background which allows him to interact with companies at all managerial levels and within different project areas.
In the past ten years, Carlo Drago has been particularly involved in the topics of Smart Grids and the evolution of the market following the establishment of the electrical energy produced from renewable sources, starting in 2003 with the launch of the new solution of Advanced Meter Management, the installation of which in Italy has enabled a radical transformation for electric companies. Between 2005 and 2009 he extended his business activities at international level, meeting over 60 executive clients to discuss the topics of Smart Metering and Smart Grid, offering advisory services and training sessions on these topics and concluding an important project in Malta, which is now a considered a benchmark in this field.
He graduated in civil engineering at the University of Rome and obtained a Master in Project Management at the PMI (Project Management Institute), as well as the IBM internal certification.
He has lectured at numerous conventions and events in the Energy sector and takes part in various national and international research projects.
Born in 1931 in Potenza, Riccardo Dalisi has been professor in Design at the Facoltà di Architettura of the University of Naples “Federico II”. He has also been director of the Scuola di Specializzazione in Disegno Industriale at the same Faculty.
In the 70’s, together with Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi and others, he was co-founder of the Global Tools, an anti-school of Architecture and Design which was a frontier post for all those who were engaged in the avant-garde movement of the “Radical Architecture”.
Always engaged in social challenges (we remind the crucial initiatives in “neighbourhood participation” in Naples: with the children in the Rione Traiano quarter, with the elder people in the Ponticelli quarter, and, more recently, with young people in the Rione Sanità), RD has always kept research and education strictly linked in both fields of architecture and industrial design; in recent years, he has more and more taken art as the main path of his life.
In 1981 he won the Compasso d’oro for his research on the Neapolitan coffee maker.
In the latest 30 years he has been increasing his work of connecting the different fields of academic research, architecture, industrial design, sculpture, painting, art and articraft, always focussing on human development through dialogue and all the creative energy that comes from it.
In 2010, after a long time research he has promoted the first edition of the Premio Compasso di Latta, an award for a new research in industrial design based on human and environmental sustainability and on the decrease issues.
In 2012 his book Water dueO won the "Winner of Green Dot Awards" in Los Angeles for sustainability.
His work as an architect, designer, sculptor and painter has shown in many personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Among these we remind: the Biennale of Venice, the Triennale of Milan, the MoMa of New York, the Biennial of Chicago, the Design Museum of Denver, the Museum of Copenaghen, the Contemporary Art Museum of Saloniki, at the Palazzo Reale di Napoli, at the Galleria Lucio Amelio in Naples, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Decorative Arts Museum of Montreal, the Tabak Museum in Wien, the Zitadelle Spandau Museum in Berlin, at the Castel dell’Ovo in Naples.
In 2012 his book Water dueO won the "Winner of Green Dot Awards" for sustainability.
Degree in architecture, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), 1970.
Professor, History of Architecture, IUAV, 1981.
Professor, History of Architecture, School of Architecture, Yale University (1982-1991).
Professor, History of Architecture, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera Italiana (1996-2005).
Director, Department of History of Architecture, IUAV (1995-2003).
Director, Architecture Section, Venice Biennale (1988-1991).
Editor of magazine Casabella (1996-).
Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Scholar, Center for Advanced Study, Getty Center, Los Angeles.
Member of the Accademia di San Luca.
Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects.