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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 that looks at archetypal forms to imagine future scenarios. 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 is enriched by the didactic one and by a constant theoretical research based on the investigation of public spaces, new forms of living and the relationship between natural and artificial environment.

 

SET has won important prizes and awards including “Young Italian Architects 2018”, “Dedalo Minosse - Premio Morseletto” and “NIB New Italian Blood”. In addition, the office has been selected for  the “BigMat17”, “Architizer A +”, “Barbara Cappocchin”, “Archdaily - Building of the Year”, “Archmaraton Award” as well as being present in a major international publications (Detail, Azure, Domus, C3, Arquitectura Viva)

 

The Office has lectured at various Universities (Dida - University of Florence, Polytechnic School of Palermo, University of Roma Tre) and cultural events (Tallin Architecture Biennale, 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. He graduated at the Faculty of Architecture, Roma Tre University. Right after the graduation he starts working at King Roselli Architetti collaborating in airports, receptive and hotels projects. During 2012 Lorenzo works at Cino Zucchi Architetti in Milan. He is now teacher assistant at Roma Tre University faculty of Architecture for the “Parks and Open spaces” class led by Prof. Annalisa Metta. From 2018 he is professor at the IED - European Institute of Design.

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 “cum laude” 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. He collaborates with Prof. Carlo Prati in the course of Architectural and Urban Design at the University of Roma Tre. From 2018 he is professor at the IED - European Institute of Design.

Andrea Tanci

 

Architect, co-founder of SET architects in 2015. He graduated in Architecture at the “Università degli Studi Roma Tre” and in Interior Design at the “Università Sapienza di Roma”. 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. From 2018 he is professor at the IED - European Institute of Design.

Actual team

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci, Martina Cesarini, Andrea Di Renzo, Alessandra Dionne,

Miguel Angel Alvarez Estepa, Giulia Franco, Justyna Profaska.

Team since 2015

Chiara Cucina, Andrea Di Renzo, Alessandra Dionne, Giulia Franco, Gildo Incitti, Camille Innamorati, Clelia Nanni, Gianluca Sist, Mariola Szumilas, Clara Tambasco, Marco Tropeano.

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