PARATELIER is an interdisciplinary architecture studio started by Leonardo Paiella and Monica Ravazzolo in 2008. The process of design are guided by curiosity, constant research, desire of knowledge and responsibility. Nothing is impossible! There will be always something: city, object, building, art work, trees, past, sky, highway, lake, poem, film etc.
PEOPLE and REALITY - to accomplishment we think in the expectations of the user. AUTHENTICITY - to design we search for the unique. CONTINUITY - to create we think on the existent. DIVERSITY- is our case-study.
Leonardo Paiella (Rome, 1973) graduated in architecture from the Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, in 2002, and did his thesis under Francisco Aires Mateus supervision, in Lisbon. He has continued to research about vernacular architecture and its methods and techniques of construction. From 2002 to 2006 worked at Massimiliano Fuksas (2002, Rome), Giulia de Appolonia (2003/2004, Lisbon), Jordi Fornells (2004/2005, Lisbon) and Pedro Pacheco (2006, Lisbon). He also has collaborated with Fernanda Fragateiro art studio (2005/2006, Lisbon). Currently lives and works in Lisbon.
Monica Ravazzolo (Rome, 1974) graduated in architecture from the Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, in 2002. She has been focused on landscape architecture since then. She finished her thesis under João Gomes da Silva supervision. From 2002/2003 she was professor assistant for Laboratorio di Progettazione3 di Rosalba Belibani all’Universitá La Sapienza di Roma – landscape specialisation. Did post-graduate studies in landscape architecture at Universidade Lusiada and her thesis discussed water recycling systems. Since 2003 she worked with Global Arquitectura Paisagista and João Gomes da Silva. Currently lives and works in Lisbon.