PROJECT: Apartment Renovation

AREA: 130 m2

LOCATION: Rome - Italy

CLIENT: Confidential

TYPE: Commission

STATUS:  Realized 

YEAR: 2014

TEAM : Schiavello Architects Office 



PROJECT: Recreational activities 500,000 sqm - residences and services for 10.000 inhabitants - Public space

AREA: 500.000 m2


CLIENT: C:CA / Center of Contemporary Architecture 

TYPE: International competition

STATUS: Settled 2011

YEAR: 2011

TEAM : Schiavello Architects Office 

DESCRIPTION: The platform of “Russia-Organic city” symbolizes the cultural and historical origins of Russia in a way that shows the relationship between the future and the past, between the sacred and the profane. Towers have always been a much loved feature of Russian architecture skyscrapers such as Kremlin, Lomonosov University and hotel Ucrainia where built with pointed tops, or inflated vertical turrets which gave an exotic air to the buildings associated with the Russian upper middle classes (the “Litejnij prospekt” or the “Petrogradskaja Storona”). These turrets had different uses they could house private chapels or simply be used as additional rooms in houses of the well-to-do. Starting from this analysis, is born the concept of a new city which is a fusion of historical and futuristic vision of Russia. The Organic-city will be an ecological city with residences and services for 10.000 inhabitants with an area of 400,000 square meters and 500,000 square meters for recreational activities which can be positioned anywhere. In this futuristic, fluid and dynamic city, the inhabitants can move in different themed areas(residences, private and public green spaces) as if they were passing through an urban “landscape” with many different situation. The structure is built with a double eco compatible skin with transparent diamond- cut exterior shell which allows the snow to slide easily and which on sunny days gathers energy thanks to organic photovoltaic cells positioned outside of the building.



AREA: 300 m2

LOCATION: Grimisuat - Switzerland

CLIENT: Confidential

TYPE: Commission


YEAR: 2009

TEAM : Schiavello Architects Office 

DESCRIPTION:House M is a villa located in Grimisuat, a small town within the beautiful Swiss mountains. The developer’s request was to have a house with “minimal” design elements. We tried to imagine the facade design like the mountain skyline.



PROJECT: Living box

AREA:  unknown

LOCATION: In the world

CLIENT:  Seoul Design Olympiad 2009

TYPE: International competition  SECOND PHASE SELECTED 

STATUS: Settled 2009

YEAR: 2009

TEAM : Francesco Schiavello + Ilja Burchard

DESCRIPTION: llife is growing. Statistically we will have more then 9 billion human beings on our planet earth in 2050! all these people will need room to live and will use energy in an massive and extraordinary scale. it is time to think out of scale, it is time to develop ideas, to develop concepts to solve these problems and to find a solution for everyone and not at least for the whole planet. in the first phase we will introduce our concept in an abstraction of signs symbols with the aim of reality. in addition it will bring all needs together which are useful for every situation in every circumstance. this is the fusion and interflow that we are proposing and which takes consilience with the goals in futuretime. it can be used in the cities as parasites on top of the roofs, in open places, in demolished structures. on the countryside to complete existing structures or to develop a new colonisation with eco-friendliness.