rēs[eco]architecturae is a new architectural practice founded by Flavia Restaldi while between Paris and Rome that looks for environmentally friendly solutions:
from the spoon to the town (Richard Roger) across the sea.
The very name rēs[eco]architecturae embodies the global vision of inhabiting today’s world complexity and finds its roots in the first European languages, the Latin and Greek:
res, rei |οἶκος oikos | architectura,-ae, meaning the things of ecological architecture.
The setting, an inhabited ecosystem, is like a harbour. It is the starting and the end point. It is a resource to develop and nurture both during and after the docking.
Each project is like a sailing trip. The discovery and the knowledge generate a precise and systematic analysis that reveals the genius loci, the memories of living and stratified matters as the main source of inspiration.
Every question, every situation, every story is by definition unique and as such requires a unique answer.
The sea inspires the architecture: rēs[eco]architecturae is like a sailing boat. It needs wind and sailors in order to advance. The wind is its force and the sailors are its mind-set. Sometimes the boat is against the winds that drift it away from the goal, the island, that is, the project’s potential outcome.
However, the crew knows tacking to get to its final destination.
1985: Born in Rome, Italy
2004: University of Architecture "La Sapienza" in Rome
2007: Erasmus program at ULPG in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2009: Thesis research at UBA in Buenos Aires
2010: Master in architecture at "La Sapienza" in Rome
2011: International Workshop "Inside City of Death", promoted by Live in Slum NGO in Cairo.
Moves in Paris to work on Paris Philarmony at Métra +Associés
in partnership with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2012: Recognized by Register of Architectes in Rome
Barrio 21.24, winner of Prix Alibrandi, published on different architectural reviews:
Boundaries, Plataforma Urbana, Progettare Architettura, Città e Territorio
2018: Founds rēs[eco]architecturae
Participates to Competition for selecting residents Villa Médicis 2019-2020 with Archipelago
2019: In collaboration with Réseau Friche Association
In collaboration with Semi di Rigenerazione Association
2019: In collaboration with On, an italian sustainable mobility start-up
She has worked at:
Métra et Associés, ANMA, Daquin et Ferriére Architecture, Studio Valle Progettazioni,
Pietri Architectes, Loci Anima, Reichen et Robert, SCAU, Andrew Todd and Ateliers/2/3/4/