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Decaux Warner Bros proposal for JC Decaux realized with Il Prisma Milano and Wilford Schupp Stuttgart BBRAUN germany BBRAUN germany realized with Il Prisma Milano and Wilford Schupp, Stuttgart Laghetto showroom Faliva Photographers Exhibition hotel parma italy Ame los angeles new york

realized with D&sign srl and studio BK, Tel Aviv, Israel
pujiang shanghai china

realized with Gregotti Associati International, Milano
Azimut headquarter Milan Innichen square, competition


The brace position is the resistance of an architecture, or a philosophy for its time and
place, understood as a possible immovable position or as an indispensable form of thinking.

We do: concept design, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, architectural surveys, disruptive technological mechanisms and softwares, project management worldwide. 

Alberto Faliva is born in Cremona (1972). Architect, cats lover, interior designer, pm, 3D visualizer and researcher (collaboration with Architects P.L. Faloci in Paris, G.Canali, and 6 years with Gregotti Associati International, Milan) degree with prof.Howard Burns (Harvard, Scuola Normale Pisa) and Monique Chatenet (chef du Patrimoine), IUAV-Venezia, PhD in Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours -France-, Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Leicester, UK. Project manager with D&SIGN srl for the MiaMoon jewelry store in Bahrein , for the Midas jewelry store in Sydney, for the AME jewelry stores in Los Angeles and New York, for the Windeshausen store in Luxembourg, for Gemma store in Wien. Senior Architect for the new BBraun offices in Melsungen/Germany with Wilford Schupp architects (James Stirling) and Prisma Milan. Author of the interior design -Prisma- for corporation offices in Milan (Azimut, Prelios, Lidl, Accenture, Fujitsu, Fastweb). Author of the design for a Luxury hotel in Parma and of several retail design (3d viz.for Giorgio Armani). Coordinator of a series of conferences (with Oscar winners like Dante Ferretti, emeritus professors like Joseph Rykwert, Mina Gregori, Vittorio Gregotti) about the ephemeral world of scenography and contemporary – architecture. Coordinator of an exhibition about the Renaissance villa, in New York -NYU-, in Paris (with prof. Alain E. Brandenburg for the Musee National de la Renaissance, and prof. R.J.Knecht for the Hotel de Galliffet Paris) and Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, palazzo Roncadelli Manna in Cremona with prof. Richard Ingersoll from Syracuse University (Catalogue Electa). Coordinator of a third exhibition step in London (Westminster Univ., London Festival of Architecture, 2015), with wooden models built by Ivan Simonato, colleague of Centro Studi Andrea Palladio, Vicenza. Author -with M. Tonon- of the first software (6 degrees of freedom for any OS), which allows interactions (without glasses or helmets) with webcam, for the user in front of a render (Photorealistic) in real-time: the user moves the head and the image shows the depth of the space.

Researches: the subject of my studies explains, for the first time, the architecture of the Cremonese authors called Francesco and Giuseppe Dattaro. Given the total absence of information on the subject, the study is organized around the only possible ordering of the arguments, that which provides for an analysis of the attributions of the main construction sites of the city of Cremona in the Sixteenth Century: from these analyzes, for each site, we question the possibilities of a relationship between the Cremonese architects and the artistic, cultural, political and military entourage of the court of the King of France. We consider the manner of the Dattaro in each site, to better understand the reasons for the evocation of the Parisian castle called Boulogne in Marmirolo, a work of Giuseppe Dattaro (to do this, we are obliged to consider, at the beginning, the role of the other craftsmen of the city in relation to the Dattaro , and that of their possible colleagues in France). We finally consider a possible attribution of the Parisian castle to the members of the team of Cremonese artists documented (and not) in France, such as Antonio Melone and Evangelista Sacca. By doing this, after Centuries we answer a famous question asked by Viollet le Duc..trouver un seul palais italien qui ait avec Boulogne une apparence de parenté… and perhaps we discover the authors of the first castle that marks the arrival of the Renaissance in the land of France.

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Over the centuries the figure of the architect has undergone a series of important modifications.

If we look at the etymological root of the word, i.e. the Greek term which describes his function as an “organizer of builders,” we see just how much things have changed nowadays.

We can also say that at a geographical level, in the world, there are different nuances (more or less accentuated) with regard to the new role that this figure ought to play.

It seems clear that the extreme specialization of the various supply chains of the building industry in the American (and in general Anglo-Saxon) world is not matched by a similar specialization in the construction sector in the Mediterranean region (including Italy).

It is as if there was a tendency, in this part of the world, to see the activity of the architect as a direct legacy of the workshops of the master’s active at the dawn of Modernity, i.e. in the Renaissance.

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