After studying at the Sapienza University of Rome, the three founding members of the IaN+ firm continued their education, each one specializing in a different discipline linked to architecture. Thus, Carmelo Baglivo (born in 1964) entered the Master of Space Sciences at the National Space Science and Technology Center (UAH) in Huntsville, Alabama; Luca Galofaro (born in 1965) continued to pursue his studies in architecture, graduating in 1993 and Stefania Manna (born in 1969) earned a degree in construction engineering in 1996. In 1997, they founded the IaN+ firm with the aim of sharing the diversity of their training and experience. They have taught at the European Institute of Design in Rome, the Polytechnic School in Milan, and directed a studio at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. International awareness of the firm gradually increased thanks to critically acclaimed projects such as the new headquarters for the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona (1998), the House of Goethe in Tokyo (1999) and more recently the Tittot Glass Art Museum in Taipei (2004) and the Polo Theater in Teramo (Italy, 2007).
The three partners in the firm have been developing an approach in which their theory and practice of architecture converge in a concept involving territory and space. The architecture of IaN+, in perpetual dialog with the contemporary urban environment, is defined as a territorial continuity. Their buildings are not designed to be static, but rather as thought out systems of relations and exchanges, accompanying and guiding visitors in their rapport with spatiality.
this video :
Luca Galofaro speech video
Thursday, 1st October 2009
at Centre Pompidou
In pictures :
1. Ré-investir le centre historique – Re-living the historic center, 2008
2. Ré-investir le centre historique – Re-living the historic center, 2008
© Luca Galofaro