Matia Bassi ArchitectHe was born in Faenza (Ravenna – Italy) in 1983, and has always been passionate about contemporary and sustainable architecture, as well as of its contextualization in the urban environment. He graduated with top marks in Architecture and Civil Engineering in July 2008 at the University of Ferrara (Italy), with a thesis entitled “CURITIBA, città per gli abitanti – progetto di rivitalizzazione del centro” (CURITIBA, a city for its inhabitants – Project for downtown revitalization). Thanks to this, he won the interest and a commendation from the President of the University panel on the quality of the analyses and solutions developed to improve the urban environment of Curitiba (Brazil), where he spent 6 months to carry out research and analysis, as well as gaining interest and support to his thesis project from the IPPUC (Instituto de Pesquisa planejamento Urbano de Curitiba) and the PUCPR (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana). In February 2009, he was later awarded the title of Architect passing the state exam and regularly enrolled in the Professional Association of Architects of Ravenna in April 2009.
After graduation, he worked for the architecture practice “Lelli e associati architettura” for a few years, continuing research on the connection between architecture and contemporary city, participating in several projects on different scales, from private housing to urban residences, coming into contact with other professionals such as architects Gabriele Lelli and Peter Zumthor. He has been freelancing for two years now as an architect, mainly dealing with residential renovations and aiming at the creation of “new habitat” where his knowledge matched the basic needs of the customer.
At the core of his work we can find the analysis of contemporary urban space and architecture design, through the study of its underlying principles, but also the attention to the basic elements that define in detail small spaces, which allow for the creation of habitats that meet human being needs.
With good sensitivity to architectural composition and interested in research of detailed functional elements that make private spaces as functional as public ones, he has always aimed at sustainable solutions for urban requalification.