Studio


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Statement

GICO studio is an architecture practice based in Rome, Italy. It focuses on international projects related  to the broad realm of architecture at various scales and through all phases of design and construction. The studio is the consolidation of the work of architect Giovanni Cozzani.

GICO’s work is driven by typological and theoretical research, with an unapologetic interest in modernity. A holistic approach is complemented by an economical use of  the available means, with the final aim to obtain a rational yet idiosyncratic architecture. The studio uses commissions and competitions as platforms for innovation in a frame that allows the design practice to be developed on the side of research and teaching.

GICO’s work began in the U.S., but has since grown internationally to include projects throughout Italy, Algeria and Luxembourg, spanning a variety of scales – from exhibition design to hospitality; from industrial buildings to administrative centers. The practice is currently constructing a growing experience in the complete development of singular buildings with a strong relevance from both formal and technical perspective.




Team

Giovanni Cozzani
(Rome, 1990) obtained his Master of Architecture from Sapienza University in Rome. He obtained a postgraduate Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. He worked as junior architect at Mario Cucinella Architects, in Bologna, Italy, as Architectural Designer at Selldorf Architects in New York, and was a member of the collective Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Giovanni taught as teaching assistant at Sapienza University and at Politecnico di Milano, and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. He has been a critic in reviews at Columbia, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Istituto Europeo di Design. He is a licensed architect, member of the Order of Architects of Rome. Giovanni is the reciepent of the Honor Award for Excellence in Design by Columbia University GSAPP (2017) and the Excellent Graduate of the Year award by Sapienza University (2015).



Elena Sofia Congiu
(Rome, 1990) obtained her Master of Architecture from Sapienza University in Rome with one year of studies at ENSAPL in Lille. She obtained a postgraduate Master in City & Housing from ETH of Zurich and UPM in Madrid with specialization in collective housing. Elena worked as junior architect at Auxau atelier d'architecture and at JNC Landscape and Urban Office in Brussels, and as Architectural Designer at Adamo Faiden in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is co-founder and member of the collective Eterotopia. She is a licensed architect, member of the Order of Architects of Rome. Elena is part of GICO studio since 2019. 



Flaminia Iacobini
(Rome, 1991) obtained her Master of Architecture from Sapienza University in Rome with one year of studies at ETSAV in Barcelona. She worked as junior architect at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and Mesura in Barcelona, at AMAA in Venice and at Supervoid Architects in Rome. She taught as teaching assistant at Sapienza University in Rome. She is a licensed architect, member of the Order of Architects of Rome. Flaminia is part of GICO studio since 2019.



Collaborators since 2019

Michele Di Maggio, Anastasia Barasheva




Applications

There is currently no open position at GICO studio. We, however, always consider spontaneous applications for internships. Please send your CV and digital portfolio (10 mb max) in pdf format to work@gico.studio.