MetroOffice Architetti was founded in Florence in 2006 by Fabio Barluzzi and Barbara Ponticelli after their previous collaboration, which had begun nine years before, in the office z-ax architetti.
Their main concern is architectural design on different scales, from analysis of a single residential unit to the development of city planning and all the various models deriving from that. Since the beginning of their activity, their research has been oriented towards the experimenting with new kinds of language, even inside already consolidated historical contexts.
Their work is trying to analyze all the interactions intervening, from time to time, betweeen the housing function and the social and urban ones. They intend to offer an original typologic solution, analyzing from time to time, shape, modes of expression, different languages, phenomena such as urban density and reduction, always trying to capture the driving impulse, as a real source of energy for the development of the project.
Fabio Barluzzi is an architect graduated with honours at the University of Florence in 1994. Before his degree he spent four months in Kevin Roche Office (New Haven, Massachusetts), analyzing Roche’s approach to office space design. After several yearst experience in residential and retail architecture, in 2009 he co-founded MetroOffice Architetti with Barbara Ponticelli. Fabio is Professor in the Interior Design course at the Kent State University in Florence.
Barbara Ponticelli is an architect graduated with full marks at the University of Florence in 1998. After degree she spent three years on Firenze Progetti Office. From 2001 to 2006 she worked in z-ax architetti office, where after nine years of collaboration with Fabio Barluzzi, decided to founded MetroOffice Architetti office.
Leonardo Masala, Serena Nenciarini, Alberto Becherini, Annelise Donati, Carlos Loggia, Cinzia Cossu, Cristina Razzanelli, Marco Aurelio Postacchini, Marco Franchini, Maria Chiara Fiordispino, Santo Curcio, Virginia Viti
Since 2017 we founded our new engineering company MetroOffice SRLS.