About

I am a 30-years-old licensed Italian Architect and Engineer working as a freelance and specialized in housing and micro architecture. I am currently based in Pesaro (Italy) but I work everywhere in the world.

I graduated with Honors in Architecture and Building Engineering at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna under the supervision of Professor Riccardo Gulli. Following some first professional experiences, starting in 2011 at Community Tectonics Architect in the United States, I joined the Tinyhouse University in Berlin as a board member working aside with its founder Architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel. In this context have taken part of the “Bauhaus Campus” exhibition at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum of Design participating with the “aVOID”, a 9-sqm tiny house which I designed and built myself with the support of more than forty Italian and German companies. Following this experience I started touring with my Tiny House through several design institutions such as Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, MAXXI in Rome, Milano Design Week, ZHdK Zurich, Interzum Köln, etc.

I was awarded for the year 2017 with the “Berlin Prize” by Italian Ministry of Culture (MiBACT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI), Istituto Italiano di Cultura Berlino (IIC Berlin) and AEDES Berlin. In this context between October 2017 and April 2018 I had the opportunity to work as a guest-architect at GRAFT Architekten in Berlin to develop a personal research in the field of urban temporary architecture.

In October/November 2019 I was engaged by some companies in the fields of design and housing for a research trip to Japan which I named Housing Tour Japan.

Currently I am involved in several projects for private clients which include particularly  special trailer design and home design. You can read more in the “more projects” menu.

Thanks to the support of many companies, since April 2017 I am traveling and living around Europe in my tiny house “aVOID” to promote a more sustainable and simple way of living. You can follow my adventures on my Instagram profile.

My skills are in the following fields: architecture, design, urban planning, building engineering, marketing, communication, event planning, sponsoring

Me presenting to the public for the first time my aVOID tiny house. (Pesaro, 9th August 2017) © Giacomo Terracciano
Me presenting to the public for the first time my aVOID tiny house. (Pesaro, 9th August 2017) © Giacomo Terracciano

2010 | Scientific Secondary School Diploma at G. Marconi High School (Pesaro, Italy) – Final Grade: 100/100;

2010/2016 | Masterly Doctor in Architecture and Building Engineering at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy) – Final grade: 110/110 with Honors. My final dissertation was focused on Refurbishment and Conservation of Buildings titled with “Structural form and architectural figuration in the sicilian baroque typologies” (advisor: Prof. Riccardo Gulli, co-advisor: Dr. Giovanni Cangi);

2011 | Intern at “Community Tectnonics Architect” (USA) as part of the New Generation Exchange Programme of the Rotary International. The exchange was sponsored by the scholarship offered by Rotary Bologna Nord and I was hosted by Rotary Ferragut (Knoxville, Tennessee).

2015 | Intern at “Ricerca e Progetto” (Bologna, Italy);

2016 – … | Architect and Board Member of the Tinyhouse University (Berlin);

2016 – 2018 | Selected with my project aVOID to participate at the “Bauhaus Campus Exhibition” from August 2017 until March 2018 at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum of Design in Berlin.

2017 – 2018 | Architect at GRAFT Architekten working on a new experiment with their SOLARKIOSK.

2018 – … | Freelance licensed Architect and Engineer based in Pesaro (Italy)

[Iscritto all’Ordine degli Architetti e all’Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Pesaro-Urbino]

My first meeting with the Tinyhouse University team. The Bauhaus Campus project was presented for the first time by the artistic curator and founder Van Bo Le-Mentzel.