Valerio Franzone is the Managing Editor at KoozArch.
His projects and research investigate architecture’s potential in terms of program, structure, and shape to generate new typologies and processes. They focus on the intersections between architecture, humanity, and nature to increase the project’s relational and sustainable character.
In a time of social, economic, and environmental crisis, to achieve a reparative and world-making action, we need to rethink the status quo to keep architecture updated with the current urgencies and meanings of society and the planet.
He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the “Villard d’Honnecourt” International Doctorate in Architecture coordinated by the Università IUAV di Venezia and a Master’s in Architecture from the Facoltà di Architettura Valle Giulia - Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”.
He co-founded the group 2A+P, the collective nicole_fvr, and the firm 2A+P Architettura. He has been a co-founder and co-editor in chief of the magazine 2A+P rivista di progettazione, and he co-curated the book GR - la generazione della rete. He worked as Director of Competitions for 3C+T Capolei Cavalli, and at Grimshaw Architects in New York.
His projects have won awards in various international architecture competitions, including Sand City - 1st prize, Città: Third Millennium - International Competition of Ideas for the 7th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia; Round Blur - 1st prize, 6th Prize Artegiovane; Lugar Específico - 1st prize, Idensitat Calaf / Manresa - 05 public call for project; Santa Chiara Park - 1st prize, RFP for the Water and Sports Park Santa Chiara and Works for a Sustainable Mobility.
He has also developed several participatory design processes, such as Urban Allotment Gardens for Immaginare Corviale and Urban Allotment Gardens DIY Fencing Kit for Torino Geodesign 2008.
His projects have also been shown in several exhibitions, including the 7th, 11th, and 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.
His projects and writings have been published in several magazines such as Domus, A10, Abitare, Detail, AD Architectural Design, Public Design, Landscape World, A+U, il Giornale dell’Architettura.com, Volume, and KoozArch.
Valerio Franzone has participated in many conferences and lectured at various universities and institutions, including the TU Delft, NABA in Milan, Università di Genova, Syracuse University in Florence, GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin, Università IUAV di Venezia, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, and the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona.
He has tutored in many workshops at architecture universities and has been an Adjunct Professor at the Facoltà di Architettura di Ascoli Piceno - Università degli Studi di Camerino.
His collaborations include a.titolo, Architensions, Marco Brizzi, Capolei Cavalli A.A., Domus, Yona Friedman, GICO studio, IDLab, Labics, ma0, Osservatorio Nomade/Stalker, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd., Studio A&P, and Laura Villa Baroncelli & Manuele Geromini Photographers.