Claw House in Cremignane by Botticini + Facchinelli ARW

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Botticini + Facchinelli ARW srl stp (architects Camillo Botticini and Matteo Facchinelli).
Design team
Architects Erica Beluffi, Lucia Fanetti, Anna Ghirardi, Andrea Plebani.
Structural engineering.- Progetto strutture. MEP.- Ing. Gianluigi Zanetti, Mario Cossandi. Supervisor of construction.- WoodBeton spa + Botticini + Facchinelli ARW srl stp. Furniture.- Turra Arredamenti. Painter.- Alberto Goglio.
WoodBeton spa.
Project.- 2015-2016. Costruction.- 2017-2018.
147 m². Outdoor space.- 1790 m².

Camillo Botticini

Camillo Botticini was born in Brescia on March 11th, 1965. He graduates in architecture at Milan Polytechnic University – Facoltà di Architettura, Politecnico di Milano – in 1990, under the tutoring of professor Sergio Crotti with whom he collaborates as an assistant for ten years.

He is currently visiting professor of architectural design in Pamplona (Universidad de Navarra) and in Milan Polytechnic, where in 2003 he obtained his PhD. in Architectural and Urban Design. His dissertation is published by Clup Milano, entitled RELAZIONI, Progetto ed Identità dell’Architettura Contemporanea (RELATIONS, Project and Contemporary Architecture Identity).

He began to teach in 2004 and developed the research about relations seen as the attitude of the project to transform the contexts starting from their structural comprehension. With his group of assistants, he has developed a precise design strategy about urban and architectural problems at the different scales of the design process. In the last years they focused, working with a NGO, in a research on the slum problems organizing conventions and specific publications.

With his studio, he won international competitions and designed many different types of architecture in Italy, Europe and Asia, to highlight an ability to joint theoretical research and a significant operational capability. He received several awards in architecture, (Italian Gold Medal 2012 special prize, First prize of the Italian institute of architecture (In Arch) in 2007, selected in the Mies van der Rohe prize 2007,and shortlisted in international architectural prize like Wan Award, A prize, Copper Prize Batimat, Hauser, Rivolta. Furthermore, he was also selected in the Venice biennial of architecture in 2000, 2010 and 2014.

His works have been published in various magazines, such as Casabella, Domus, A10, Mark, A.D. Metalocus, Detail, Hauser and the e Phaidon Atlas of XXI Century architecture. A complete survey of his work and research can be found on the website:

Matteo Facchinelli

Matteo Facchinelli is an architect and designer, born in Brescia in 1977. He is Member of the Brescia district architects and landscape designers order since July 2005, professor at L.A.B.A., Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia since 2011 and assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano since 2012.

In 1999 he has been awarded with a scholarship to attend the Erasmus program in Bruxelles. Thus, he attended his third year of university at the Victor Horta Institute, with Dominique Perrault as visiting professor. He obtained the degree in Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano in 2003, with a final dissertation titled: “A new Hub at Ghedi Montichiari: Airportual Infrastructure”, supervisor: Prof. Arq. Remo Dorigati.

From 2003 to 2006, Matteo has been living in Paris, where he had the great opportunity to work at world-famous ateliers, such as Massimilano Fuksas’ and Francis Soler’s. Thanks to these experiences he has gained through the years the capability to manage complex projects, and to date he is able to coordinate and lead teams of architects to bring to completion any architectural project at different scales.



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