SET is an architecture, urbanism and design studio based in Rome, led by 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 (MAXXI - Obiettivo architettura, SPAM Rome Architecture Festival, Biennale di Pisa, Tallin Architecture Biennale, New Generations Festival).



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

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 with honors at the “Università degli Studi Roma Tre”. Right after the graduation he starts working at Studio 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


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 collaborating in hotels and resort projecs. He has been a partner of Studio Romoli Architetti. From 2018 he is professor at the IED - European Institute of Design.


Miguel Angel Alvarez Estepa, Benedetta Boserman, Lorenzo Catena (Co-founder), Martina Cesarini, Chiara Cucina, Alessandra Dionne, Stefano Di Biase, Andrea Di Renzo, Giulia Franco, Gildo Incitti, Camille Innamorati, Clelia Nanni, Davide Pellegrini, Justyna Profaska, Gianluca Sist, Romila Strub, Mariola Szumilas, Clara Tambasco, Marco Tropeano, Caterina Zazzara.

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