Massimo Peota

Competition Project «CHEESE, TAKE A SIT!»




How long have you been doing architecture? How did you start?

I started working in the architectural field immediately after graduation, in 2008. I opened my own architectural firm in Italy in 2011 after several experiences in European studies in Austria and the Netherlands. I started working as a collaborator / draftsman in a studio in my town, Vicenza.

What architectural trends you think are important?

I do not think that talking about trends in architecture is correct. If I think about the trends, my thoughts go to fashion industry, a temporary trends related to the image.
The architecture is most of the times construction. So it remains. It can not be a transitory fashion.

What is your architectural credo?

As I said the architecture can not be a temporary fad. So my credo is that architecture is a social issue. It is related to the time and context. The architecture will always be an action that affects the society, the people who live in the place where the action is completed.

How often do you participate in architectural competitions?

Quite often. In Italy there are too many architects, so the contests are one of the most common ways to find projects to do.

What projects are you working on now?

I’m designing a suburban bike path, a renovation of an apartment and the realization of a new coworking space.

What do you think about architecture and design in Russia?

I am following with great interest the recent urban regeneration projects in cities such as Moscow. The recent competition for Zaryadye park, for example, I think that is a good thing for the city of Moscow. In any case, I’ve always been a fan of the geometries of deconstructionism Russian and Russian avant-garde in the visual arts such as El Lissitzky and al the suprematism current.

What is the inspiration of your project for the competition?

For my project I was inspired by trends in contemporary society. The spread of photography as a tool for expanding social connections through social networks. So I tried to design an element capable of combining photography with urban needs in a park, such as sit, rest, play.

What experience do you have received as a result of participation in the competition?

As in any project I studied the context and tried to understand the needs of people. So at the end of the competition, I definitely discovered a bit more about Russia and the city of Yaroslavl in particular.

Office BIO:
Anålogo is an office of architecture and landscape. Anålogo was founded in Rovereto in 2011 by Massimo Peota and Valeria Zamboni after various work experiences in Italy, Austria and Netherlands.
Anålogo ranges from architectural design to urban strategy and landscape. The office’s strategy starts from the analysis of the context to define the best solutions for the definition of spaces and to improve social and cultural dynamics.
Anålogo includes a multidisciplinary character in every project: from design communication to participation among various parties.
As defined by the name (anå-logo: against-image), our office wants that every architectural project have to go beyond the beauty of image, in order to offer an innovative, sustainable and human scale design.

Personal BIO:
Massimo Peota was born in Montecchio Maggiore in 1982. He graduated in Architecture in 2008 with the thesis «Infrastructure and Networks: study intersections: the case study of Vicenza». In 2009 he obtained a Master Degree in construction management, site management, project management in Ferrara. After various professional experiences in Italy and Austria, he moved in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Here until July 2011 he worked at Artgineering, an international studio that works in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. During this time he worked on projects on the border between urban and infrastructure planning, developed and implemented strategies for complex suburban areas, with particular attention to the role of infrastructure and traffic. In particular, he collaborated in the research “Van A naar F, highways for bicycles.» Through this fundamental work  he grew his experience in the field of sustainable mobility. In 2011 he decided to found Anålogo Architecture & Landscape studio, which focuses on the multidisciplinary project to improve urban strategy and landscape.
Since 2011 he has been a member of chambers of architects, planners, landscape architects and conservators of Trento, and member of planning and landscape commission, urban planning section.


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