PORTUGAL

Giacomo Mezzadri and Joana Oliveira are Mezzo Atelier, a young practice working both as a studio and as a practical laboratory. Since 2013, the two architects, with different professional backgrounds, run a multidisciplinary atelier developing architectural projects; interior design; temporary structures and self-produced objects and furniture.
Inspired by Bauhaus’ concept of global art, their goal is to design spaces and objects as a hole, achieving a complete customisation for each project. The control of each step of the design process is fundamental, working from the concept until the production and realisation of the pieces on their workshop, whenever the project’s scale makes it possible. Fascinated by craftsmanship, they bring to life traditions trough their contemporary pieces and associate ancient methods with new technologies.

Pink House, one of their latest projects received the Architectural Prize “Paulo Gouveia” in the Azores.
The atelier has exhibited its work during “Fuori Salone” – Milano Design Week several years and has been invited to tutor self-construction workshops like Insitu in Trafaria, Portugal; Walk&Talk festival in Azores and for ONG organisation Save the Children for Expo Milano in Italy.

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