Curriculum Vitae (IT – aggiornato il 05/03/24)

I am a 33-years-old Architect and building Engineer from Italy. I am currently working as a “digital nomad” freelancer. My major fields of interests are innovative housing systems, micro architecture and moving livable structures, such as Tiny House, food trailers and many others special vehicles. 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 Berlin Collective Tinyhouse University to became a board member working aside with its founder Architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel. The main focus of the Collective was to experiment new ways to live in the urban environment, taking inspiration by the American Tiny House Movement. In this context have taken part of the “Bauhaus Campus”, a one-year exhibition curated by the Collective at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum of Design in Berlin. The idea of the exhibition was to experiment a new temporary neighboorhood inside of the garden of the Museum: fifteen tiny houses were installed and lived by the designer for the one-year duration of the performance. I actively participated exhibiting and living inside “aVOID”, a 9-sqm home on wheels which I designed and built myself gathering together more than forty Italian and German companies as technical sponsors. Among this group there are some of the most influential companies in my field. Following this experience I started touring with my Tiny House and I was invited by several design institutions such as Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, MAXXI in Rome, Milano Design Week, ZHdK Zurich, Interzum Köln, etc. All these experiences became the basic knowledge to carry on an independent research, currently supported by private companies, on the topic of micro-architecture.

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 related to my Tiny House experiment in the field of urban regeneration through temporary architecture.

While carrying on my independent research on mobile architecture, I have been involved as architect or consultant in several projects commissioned by private clients and companies. All these projects were focused on: special trailers, small villas and apartments, housing models and industrial interior design.

In October/November 2019 I partnered with some companies in the fields of interior design and housing to carry on a research trip to Japan, which I named Housing Tour Japan. The aim was to explore and report to the public via social media the most innovative Japanese homes, looking at the ancient ones too. The project was very successful and it was reported on many medias. I am already planning for 2024 the Housing Tour China.

Since 2021 I have been starting a new fascinating independent project, which unfortunately it is still confidential. I hope I can talk about it very soon. In the meanwhile, if you don’t want to miss any news, you can follow my adventures on my Instagram profile.

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 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.