The principles of the studio are based on the movement as the element of transformation, realized through the visual research of the new technologies, on the study of the renewable yet not polluting resources and, on the relation of humankind-nature, inserted in our projects in different scales.
In the development of the spaces created by the team, the principle of the movement is expressed through out a holonomic universe and the complexity of the joints in the space with the form of a fractal vision, attributable to a single principle.
The projects developed by OFFICINALEONARDO begin with the study ofthe living unit and the spaces related to the human activity, even if the running projects are more complex, such as: the realization of a big hypogeal sanctuary dedicated to Pope Wojtyla, the cultural-living complex related to the project of an Indian chief in Peru, some houses in Romania and other places, social spaces and a building in Addis Abeba. Rather than the series of the “moving houses”, that includes a cloudy flying house and a submarine one.
Typical element of the villas and interiors of OFFICINALEONARDO is the study of the space, where various aspects of daily life take part with their mutual vision and create fluid movements, called in the studio “micro-urban”, by means of the electric or manual handling of the walls, panels and sliding doors gives the users the choice of living in every single section in a separate and confided way. It is a reappearing theme in other projects (like as light and transparency) as well to have a full and rational use of the space.
From all, between the transparency and the reflection which embrace the most beautiful views of the city, carved in an environment which suggests more the methods and the weather of suburban living, through the diffusion of the plants, the presence of the stonewalls, the creation of bioclimatic micro greenhouses, the presence of water pools and waterfalls, like in the oriental culture and the Japanese Zen gardens as if it is immersed in the countryside or the nature you enter.
Returning home from a suffocating life in the Eternal City, one finds the traditions and rituals of the ancient times through the sounds and smells of the nature. In the bathroom the presence of stonewalls, the remembrance of the sea made by the resin stretched out by an artist, and the memory of the sand suggested by specific tiling, all in all immerse us in a dreamy atmosphere while you are soaking in a big bath tub.
The horizons of a world immersed in the nature and the rhythm of the ancient times are achieved in the OFFICINALEONARDO’s projects, where nothing is left by accident.
The studio was established in 2008 officially – even though it has been active before then – located in the ancient heart of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, inside an iridescent shell, composed of Leonardo Pascoletti, chief designer, and a talented crew of employees, trainees, consultants specialized in rendering, in applied engineering and in robotic and automation, in paintings and sculpting and making architectural models, in the field of legislative and accounting, from different countries of the world, as well as a excellent team of craftsmen specialized in different techniques.