Past Present Future: video interview with Marco Casamonti (Archea)

Past Present Future is a series of interviews by Gianpiero Venturini from Itinerant Office. Marco Casamonti is the tenth of the architects to be interviewed.

Archea, Cantine Antinori

Founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti and Giovanni Polazzi, Archea is today a network of more than 80 architects operating in six different cities –  in Milan, Rome, Beijing, Dubai, São Paolo as well as in the headquarter office in Florence. The interests and research activities of the firm range from the landscape to the city, from buildings to design. The complementariness of the various activities focus on the design process with regard to different project scales open up a constant critical reflection on the issues of architectural construction.

The tenth instalment of the “Past Present Future” series is a conversation with Marco Casamonti, co-founder of Archea.

Intervista a Marco Casamonti


“Each time, in each age of your life, don't forget to learn. Because this is the secret to create something of difference... Never stop learning. This is important for me.”

“My opinion is to live in the present - to build for the present. But I can only find the present if I think 'future', and have the knowledge of the past.”

Intervista a Marco Casamonti


“Past, Present, Future: About being an architect yesterday, today and beyond” is a series of video interviews conducted by Itinerant Office. Eleven internationally renowned architects have been asked to talk about their own past, present and future, exploring the figure of the architect and his or her role in contemporary society.

Past, Present, Future: About being an architect yesterday, today and beyond
A project by:
Itinerant Office
Gianpiero Venturini
Filmed by:
Luca Chiaudano
With the support of:
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy and the Creative Industries Fund NL

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