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SET is an architecture, urbanism and design studio based in Rome, led by Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno and Andrea Tanci.

 

SET believes in an essential architecture based on the study of proportions and the use of simple geometric shapes. Simplicity is the key theme of the entire creative process, from the abstract idea to the design solution as a response to the complexity of the functional program.

 

The firm believes in a non-generic architecture that is able to relate to the local context and culture through the coherent use of materials, a critical approach to environmental sustainability and new technologies. This architecture emerges as a cultural factor in the local context and preserves the uniqueness of places.

 

The design activity of our firm is based on constant theoretical research about public space and the modalities of interaction with those who live in it.

 

The Office has lectured at various Universities (Dida - University of Florence, Polytechnic School of Palermo, University of Roma Tre) and cultural events (Biennial of the Public Space, New Generations Festival).

Awards

 

Young Italian Architects - presS/Tletter

1st Place - 2018

 

Barbara Cappochin International Biennial Architecture Prize

Selection - 2017

 

BMIAA BigMat International Architecture Agenda 2017

Selection - Temporary Installation - 2017

 

Dedalo Minosse

Special Prize - Laboratorio Morseletto - 2017

 

Lazio Creativo

1st Place - Architecture and Design Category - 2017

 

New italian blood

2nd Place - Architecture Category - 2017

 

Archmarathon Awards

Selection - Religious Buildings category - 2017

 

Architizer A+ Awards

Selection - Religious Buildings category - 2017

 

Archdaily - Building of the Year

Selection - Religious Buildings category - 2017

 

Florim for Architects - Exhib-it! Competition

1°Classificato -  2016

 

Bologna Shoah Memorial Competition

1°Classificato -  2015

Lorenzo Catena

 

Architect, Co-founder of SET architects, in 2015. Originally from Rome he graduated at the Faculty of Architecture, Roma Tre University. Right after the graduation he starts working at King Roselli Architetti. During 2012 Lorenzo works at Cino Zucchi Architetti in Milan where he collaborates in a number of different projects.  He is teacher assistant at Roma Tre University faculty of Architecture for the "Parks and Open spaces" class led by Prof. Annalisa Metta.

Onorato di Manno

 

Architect, co-founder of SET architects in 2015. He graduated in Interior Design at the “Università Sapienza di Roma” and in Architecture at the “Università degli Studi Roma Tre”. Right after the graduation he starts working at Labics in Rome where he participates in a number of different international projects. During 2010 he collaborates as an assistant for the prof. Fulvio Leoni at the Faculty of Architecture at Roma Tre University.

Andrea Tanci

 

Architect, co-founder of SET architects in 2015. He graduated in Interior Design at the “Università Sapienza di Roma” and in Architecture at the “Università degli Studi Roma Tre”. He developed his international architectural research by studying at the “Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile" in Santiago and working with Studio Giovanni D'Ambrosio in Indonesia.

Team

2018

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno,  Andrea Tanci, Camille Innamorati, Clelia Nanni, Mariola Szumilas, Clara Tambasco, Marco Tropeano.

 

2017

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno,  Andrea Tanci, Andrea Di Renzo, Clara Tambasco, Marco Tropeano.

 

2016

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno,  Andrea Tanci, Chiara Cucina, Gildo Incitti.

 

2015

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci, Chiara Cucina, Gianluca Sist.

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