The studio’s activity combines professional works with a specific social engagement and a focus on public and community achievements. Projects have been often trying to underline the importance of the interrelation between human participation and architectural processes. Their jobs tend to combine in professional attention to a daily social commitment, as evidenced by the design experiences of marginality in geographical areas and social and public infrastructure projects in West Africa.
The study is among the founding members of Africabougou Ngo, a multi-disciplinary association that focuses its efforts on behalf of rural villages of Africa Sub-Saharan Africa, relying on the direct support of local employees and a network of contacts with private institutions, rural municipalities, associations and local authorities.
Among recent works will signal the physical rehabilitation center Jigiya So in Republic of Mali and in Italy, as a result of international competition, the building sites for the restructuring of a large public area in the historic center of Vercelli.
Emilio Caravatti is professor of architectural design at the Politecnico di Milano, and with the studio, is deepening in recent years the themes of space inside some prison’s realities in Italy, and working on projects that involve some realities of people seeking political asylum in the Italian territory.
For their public infrastructure projects in West Africa have been awarded, among others, the Gold medal at XIIth International Prize for Sustainable Architecture in Ferrara (2017), an honorable mention at the Piranesi Award 2016 in Piran (Slovenia), special award Dedalo Minosse in Vicenza (2014) and the Special Prize Brick Award in Vienna (2010). Finalists of Medaglia d'Oro of Italian architecture in 2009 (special mention) and in 2015 (Social work) the studio has a long series of awards in design competitions in Italy.
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Emilio and Matteo Caravatti share the activities of the studio in Monza within the working group caravatti_caravatti architects, in collaboration with Chiara Gugliotta and Elena Verri. The studio’s activity combines professional works with a specific social engagement and a focus on public and community achievements. Projects have been often trying to underline the importance of the interrelation between human participation and architectural processes. Their jobs tend to combine in...