Architecture of collage

We are going to participate in the international symposium Architecture of Collage, conceived and moderated by Berlin-based curator Lukas Feireiss, to investigate the idea of collage as an artistic strategy and an inspiration for architectural exploration. With this in mind, the symposium re-evaluates spatial production modes beyond disciplinary boundaries and protocol, together with prolific international architects, researchers, urbanists and editors, such as Gian Piero Frassinelli, founder of Superstudio, the artist and co-founder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) Madelon Vriesendorp or architect and urbanist Winy Maas of MVRDV. The symposium Architecture of Collage thereby aims to further investigate the epistemological surplus of the collage in architecture as a cultural narrative that extends and reinterprets preceding narratives.

International Symposium
Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin Germany
17th November 2017
10:00 – 16:00

Savage Architecture at StudioLo Berlin

Friday 17th of November 2017 the project Savage Architecture – previously showcased at Architectural Association of London and in various schools and institutions in Florence, Milan, Bruxelles and Rome – will be exhibited at the StudioLO space in Berlin.

On Thursday the 16th of November the exhibition and the book – Black Square, 2016 – will be presented at the Italian Institute of Culture of Berlin in a roundtable with Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio), Gianfranco Bombaci e Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A), Davide Sacconi and Lukas Freireiss.
The event will be an opportunity to examine the important role that Frassinelli played within Superstudio, to discuss the trans-disciplinary influence that the Florentine collective has had in the last fifty years and speculate about its operative potential today.

Opening: Friday, November 17, 7-10 pm
Opening  Hours: Saturday, November 18, 10-3 pm
StudioLo Berlin | Aufbau Haus
Prinzenstrasse 85C, 10969 Berlin

Roundtable: Thursday, November 16, 4:30 pm
Italian Institute of Culture
Hildebrandstrasse 2, 10785 Berlin
(in Italian with German simultaneous translation)

Savage Architecture at Temple University Rome

SavageArchitecture is traveling again. The 24th of October it finally reaches Rome at the Temple University.
The exhibition, featuring the work of Gian Piero Frassinelli and 2A+P/A, is a journey at the very reason of Architecture in four projects.

Temple University Rome
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15 – Rome

24th October – 3rd November
Opening: 24th of October h. 19:00
Exhibitions openings:
Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00

Design Studio at RCA

We will be visiting lecturers in the School of Architecture MA program of the Royal College of Art for the year 2017/18.
Our ADS10 will depart on a journey toward the very reason of architecture, guided by an anthropological gaze in questioning the relationship between architecture and man.

More info at: ADS10-RCA

Biennale in Orléans

The first Biennale d’Architecture in Orleans, organized by FRAC Centre, will open the 13th October. Our participation consists on a Cabinet of Curiosity of ‘A House from a drawing of Ettore Sottsass’. The pavilion will be temporary installed in front of the Mediatheque of Orléans and in January it will be moved in Parc Floral as a permanent architecture.

Waterloo and Temple University lecture

On Friday 29th Matteo Costanzo and Luca Galofaro will duet in a lecture about Collage City, Memory and Architecture.

H. 18:00 – Temple University, Lungotevere Arnaldo Da Brescia 15, Roma

Towards a Vertical Architecture

Towards a Vertical Architecture revisits the apartment building with a selection of projects from the first summer school Real Estate Architecture where Matteo Costanzo was tutor last year. Inside the exhibition also drawings by Sofie Van Der Linden, photographs by Maxence Dedry and Julien Ferir, and a refined selection of archive materials tracing the evolution of this ubiquitous typology in Liège. The exhibition is a collaboration between Real Estate Architecture, GAR ASBL and Société libre d’ Emulation.

Towards a vertical architecture
Cercle Royal des Beaux Arts de Liège
June 29th – September 1st 2017

Savage Architecture in Brussels

Wednesday 24th of May, Savage Architecture will move to Brussels at Foundation Civa together with Freeport by Love Di Marco.
A double exhibition that will present two research projects which question the idea of the archive as the main museum device.

Savage Architecture + Freeport – the archive as urban catalyst
Opening 24.05 | 18:30
Symposium  24.05 | 16.00>18:00

Exhibition opens:
24.05 > 16.09.2017
Opening hours
Tuesday > Sunday | 10:30 > 18:00

Fondation CIVA
Rue de l’Ermitage 55
1050 Bruxelles – Belgique

Architettura e immagine

The 28th of April, Matteo Costanzo will give a lecture at University of Camerino with Luca Galofaro and Gabriele Mastrigli.
The lecture will present our research about the role of interior spaces in the transformation of contemporary cities.

University of Camerino
Sede Sant’Angelo Magno
h. 10.00-17.00
Aula C225

Firenze Interrotta


On thursday 20th of April Matteo Costanzo will participate to the final reviews in the Spring Studio at Syracuse Architecture in Florence

Spring Week in Ghent



The Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas is working each year on an annual project ‘Spring week’ where all the students of architecture and interior architecture from the Bachelor degree are working together in groups of 4 to 5 students creating an inspiring project. This year this workshop week is starting on Monday the 27th of March and will end on Thursday the 30th of March. A total of 800 students will be joining this challenging exercise working day and night to achieve a satisfying result.

We are guest tutors together with Liene Jakobsone / Sampling, Florian Beigel / Philip Christou, Paolo Carpi / baukuh, Marie Jose van Hee, Paul Robbrecht, Konstantinos Pantazis / Point Supreme, Sara Noel Costa de Araujo / sncda

The end result of this week will be a 120m long scale model (scale 1:10) that will be standing in the hallway of the abbey. This model will show the variation and richness of connecting different ideas in one ‘endless street’.

Pieces and Parts


On Monday the 27th of March, Matteo Costanzo will give a lecture at Syracuse University in London,

Faraday House
48, Old Gloucester Street
London, UK

Past, Present, Future



The 23rd of March we’ll be part of the collateral event of the exhibition Invisible Architecture on show at Museo Carlo Bilotti. We’ll present our works that deal with Radicals, contributing to a conversation between Italian and Japanese designers with Luca Galofaro, Orizzonatale, Analogique, Alphaville Architects and o+h architects.

Sala del Tempio di Adriano
Piazza di Pietra
h. 16.30

Present Tense exhibition


Present Tense is an exhibition curated by Kyle Miller that highlights recent unbuilt building projects from emerging architectural design offices across Europe and North America. The exhibition includes work from 2A+P/A (Rome), Baukuh (Milan), Design With Company (Chicago), Fala Atelier (Porto), LAMAS (Toronto), NEMESTUDIO (San Francisco), Norell/Rodhe (Stockholm), OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels), Point Supreme (Athens), SO-IL (Brooklyn), T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor), and UNULAUNU (Bucharest).


Syracuse University in Florence
Piazzale Donatello, 25

16th of February – 18.30



Savage Architecture in Milan


The 8th of February 2017 the project Savage Architecture will be presented in the Exhibition Space Guido Nardi of the Polytechnic of Milan. In the form of an exhibition and a book, curated by Davide Sacconi, the project portraits the research developed by Gian Piero Frassinelli – former member of Superstudio – and his recent collaboration with 2A+P/A which explore the intersection between architecture and anthropology.


Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A
8 – 27 February 2017
Polytechnic of Milan
School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Exhibition Space Guido Nardi
Via Ampère 2, Milano

Invisible Architecture


We are part of the exhibition “INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE – Blurring Boundaries and Extension of Limits in Architecture.” that will open on 18th of January at Museo Carlo Bilotti.


Curated by Rita Elvira Adamo the exhibition presents a comparison between the Italian radicals and the Japanese metabolists avant-garde. A second part of the exhibition collects a group of ideal successors.

On show projects by: Arata Isozaki, Archizoom, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, Otaka Masato, Superstudio, Kenzo Tange, UFO; and 2A+P/A, AlphavilleArchitects, DAP Studio, Sou Fujimoto, IAN+, Yamazaki Kentaro, Yuko Nagayama, O+H Architects, OFL Architecture, Orizzontale, Studio Wok, Tipi Studio.

Museo Carlo Bilotti
opening 18 January 2017
from 19 January till 26 March 2017
Wednesday till Friday 10.00 – 16.00
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 19.00
Closed on Mondays

Info at:

Verso il Mediterraneo exhibition

Verso il mediterraneo

On Wednesday 14th the exhibition “Verso il Mediterraneo” will open at Palazzo Poli in Rome, curated by Emilia Giorgi and Antonio Ottomanelli.

2A+P/A is proud to curate the exhibition design.

Istituto centrale per la grafica
Roma, Palazzo Poli, via Poli 54 (Fontana di Trevi)

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, from  14.00 till 19.00
Closed on Monday, 25 December, 1 January

Free entrance

Savage Architecture in Florence


The 29th of November 2016 the project Savage Architecture — an exhibition first hosted at Architectural Association of London and a book published by Black Square both curated by Davide Sacconi — will be presented in a symposium at Kent State University in Florence.
During the event Frassinelli and 2A+P/A (Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo) will discuss the project together with Kyle Miller (Syracuse University of Florence), Gabriele Mastrigli (curator of the Superstudio 50 exhibition at MAXXI), Marco Brizzii and Paola Giaconia (KSU Florence).

Kent State University Florence
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Palazzo Vettori, via Cavour 26
Firenze, Italy

Festa Architettura Forlì 2016


On sunday 18th of September, Gianfranco Bombaci will present the work of the office in the framework of the seminar “Project and Contemporaneity: strategies of urban renovation”, which is part of the program of the Festa dell’architettura 2016 in Forlì.
Following, the award ceremony of the FA2016 Prize.

Salone Comunale,
P.zza Saffi – Forlì
h. 14.30 – 18.30