my name is Leonardo Di Chiara and I am a 28-years-old Italian architect and engineer with the passion of temporary architecture and micro-living. You are visiting my personal website where I write about my newest projects, events and ideas.
I would like to start your tour into my works introducing the Tiny House aVOID: a nine-sqm tiny house on wheels designed and built by me in Italy during summer 2017. It was exhibited for one year at the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum of Design and now it is the protagonist of the aVOID on Tour: an itinerary event around Europe.
At the moment the Tiny House is my residency. It is placed in Pesaro (Italy) where it was built in summer 2017. This experiment allows me to test and get a real experience myself about living in a small space. If you are interested to know more about my tiny living experience, follow my Instagram profile.
Thinking on a bigger scale, the urban environment, I am developing a research about tiny houses and their integration into big cities. Right now I am writing a concept of a replicable model which envisions temporary settlements called Migratory Neighbourhoods. Migratory because the houses, like birds, constantly migrate from a location to another taking advantage of the unused spaces in the central areas of cities.
Scrolling down a little bit more you will also find some stories about my involvement as a member of the Board of Tinyhouse University and my work at the world renowned architectural office GRAFT as recipient of the prestigious Premio Berlino awarded to me in 2017 by Italian Ministry of Culture.
Currently I am working as a freelance architect. I am involved in two interesting project on wheels but unfortunately they are still confidential. Here you take a peek at my new projects.
If you have any question don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail.
Thank you for your time.