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2A+P/A is an architectural office established by Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo and based in Rome. The office works on architectural, urban and landscape design with a particular interest in the nature and condition of the contemporary city. It engages in a broad range of activities including public and private buildings, housing complexes, urban spaces, event pavilions, temporary installations and interior design.
Designing projects the office investigates other designs, drawing from the rich and complex historical and contemporary heritage. It carries out a non-philological sampling that explores the potential of architectural work, which showed different and possible paths. The design thus becomes an instrument of research intended to investigate reality and at the same time construct alternative destinies, narratives and subjectivities. Architecture can give form and space to knowledge exchanges and collective rituals that escape the productive compulsion of our age.
The work of the office has been awarded in a number design competitions, presented in conferences and symposia worldwide and published in a variety of international books and magazines, such as A10, Abitare, a+t, A+U, Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Architectural Review, Domus and Volume.
They also forward their research through publishing initiatives like the architecture magazine San Rocco. Recently they founded CAMPO, a space to debate, study and celebrate architecture in Rome.
The architects of 2A+P/A have publicly presented their projects at and realized site-specific installations for several international exhibitions, such as the NAI in Rotterdam, the 14th, 13th and 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, the 5th Brasilia Biennal of Architecture and Shanghai Expo 2010 inside the Italian Pavilion. Their work was also showcased in a solo exhibition in Rome entitled The Pop Out Show.
The directors studied together at Sapienza University. During their studies they started working together cofounding, in 1998, 2A+P magazine and, in 2000, the workgroup nicole_fvr. Since graduating, they have been partners of the firm 2A+P architettura until 2008, when they founded 2A+P/A. They have been visiting critics and they have run workshops in many schools around Europe.
Gianfranco Bombaci studied at KU University in Leuven and is PhD Architect in Environmental Design. He taught at the Faculty of Architecture of Ferrara and at the master In/Arch in Rome. Actually he is teaching at School of Architecture, University of Miami in Rome, and he coordinates the Interior Design BA Course at IED Rome.
Matteo Costanzo studied at the “Brooks” University in Oxford. He had collaborated with magazine Domus and wrote several texts and essays for international magazines and books. He taught at IED and at the master In/Arch in Rome, at Naba and Domus Academy in Milan, Syracuse University in London. Actually he is teaching at the Cornell University in Rome and at School of Architecture, University of Miami in Rome.
2A+P/A si occupa di architettura, urbanistica e paesaggio, sviluppando progetti di edifici pubblici, abitazioni e spazi urbani.
Lo studio svolge attività di ricerca e sperimentazione, che ha avuto l’occasione di esporre in mostre e pubblicazioni internazionali.