Paul Gauguin, Landscape with peacocks

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A fairly limited area located in an arid region such as a desert, where the presence of water makes possible the growth of vegetation, and therefore a human settlement. A place, environment, condition or moment, that offers more pleasant conditions compared to those of their context or surroundings: green spaces are like resting oasis in highly populated urban areas.

O A S I architects is an emerging architecture practice founded in 2009 and constantly devoted to answer the daily life needs for individuals and communities. The name does not designate a signature or it does not presume an attitude.

Projects are developed through a careful perception towards the context where each project is based, not only geographical (place) but also in regard of the complexity of its conditions (client, budget, timing). Each work responds to specific needs emerging from this double sided context, never giving away, even if with very light interventions, to subtle artistic twists.

Research and observation play a fundamental role in the process of ideas, which is particularly focused on absorbing the experiences and the atmosphere of the cities and the surrounding landscape. Oasi stands on these values to define places, environments, conditions and moments capable of offering the best features in their existing context. 

Each project therefore potentially becomes an oasis.

Partners

Pietro Ferrario, 1983 
architect – partner 

He studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, where he received his bachelor degree in 2008. After his first experience with Alberto Garutti (2005-2007) where he developed a strong sense of contemporary art, he started working for several architecture practices such as UNO-A (2008-2010), and Laboratorio Permanente (2010-2015) where he was awarded with the honourable mention for the Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana for the Architecture Project Future category in 2012. In 2009 he founded OASI architects. He taught as Assistant Professor of Interior Design in 2016 / 2017 and from 2018 he is Assistant Professor of Urban Design for Politecnico di Milano.

Francesco Enea Castellanza, 1982 
architect – partner 

He studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and at the Technischen Universitat in Berlin; He graduated in 2008. 
After a two years intense collaboration with the artist Bruno Vaerini, he started his independent career collaborating with several architecture practices and then founded OASI architects in 2009. 

Team

Anton Sagal, architect
Laura Cavelli, architect
Matteo Andrenelli, architect
Andrea Crespi, architect
Guglielmo Vitelli, intern


Since 2009: 
Giovanni Benetti, Filippo Della Lucia, Marta Saporiti, Emanuela Manto, Pietro Frapoli, Maddalena Mainini, Jacopo Luini, Camilla Mirone, Krenare Juniko, Mario Ventilato, Erica Zanella, Andrea Bigi, Cecilia Maria Boniolo, Chiara Pastorello, Sonia Zocchi, Salah Eddine Chemmami, Alessandro Ferrazzano, Riccardo Scarvaci, Valentin Graf, Federico Brebbia, Andria Charilaou, Michele Reggiori, Alice Tafuri, Celia Cardona Cava.

Main Consultants 

Gianluca Pulacini (Construction Supervisor)
Studio MPM (Urban, Structures & Mep)
Studio Jurina (Structures)
Studio Sammartini (Structures)
MP Next Como (Mep)
Sofia Meda (Landscape)
Vera Scaccabarozzi & Lorenzo Rebediani (Landscape)
Fabulism (Landscape)
Urban Solid (Art)

Waga (Web Agency)

Main Publications

Wallpaper Magazine / March 2019
Article: Art nouveau villa in northern Italy redesigned by Oasi architects into a family home
Author: Harriet Thorpe

Carnets Fanzine / March 2019
Authors: Carnets magazine

The contemporary house / Thames&Hudson / November 2018
Authors: Jonathan Bell, Ellie Stathaki

Bau Netz / October 2018
Article: Einfamilienhaus in Oberitalien von OASI Architects

Afasia Archzine / July 2018
Article: oasi

Elle Decor Italia / August 2018
Article: In Lombardia una villetta in cemento che ridefinisce il concetto di design urbano
Author: Rita Salerno

Domus Web / July 2018
Article: Lombardy. A house with a garden by OASI architects 
Author: Alessandro Benetti

Wallpaper Magazine / July 2018
Article: FGN House is an exercise in concrete subtlety
Author: Ellie Stathaki

Wallpaper Magazine / July 2016 
Article: Wallpaper Architects’ Directory 2016
Author: Jonathan Bell 

Residences décoration magazine / June 2016 
Article: Architetti italiani e portoghesi, giovani generazioni a confronto
Author: Céline de Almeida 

Piera magazine #2 
Article: Abitare oggi, spazi ritrovati
Author: Serena Guadagnini 

Arc Art Blog 
Article: Conversione di un capannone industriale in villa
Author: Daniele Drigo 

Journal du design 
Article: UV house
Author: Camille Caruana 

Lombardia Oggi 
Article: Gli architetti dell’OASI
Author: Veronica Deriu

Awards

Big See Award / 2019
FGN house is nominated for the best house in residential category

Archilovers Best Project / 2018
Comerio house is one of the best project of the year.

Auditorium Carugate / 2018
3rd prize, open competition for the new Auditorium of Carugate.

Wallpaper Architects’ Directory / 2016 
Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has included OASI in their 2016′ s Architects Directory. The list consists of 20 most interesting architecture firms from around the globe.

Biennale Interieur Space Award / 2016 
Honorable mention / “Watering” is a concept for a bar for the design fair of Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. 

Archilovers Best Project / 2015 
UV house is one of the best project of the year. 

Lectures, Conferences & Exhibition

La statua e il ninfeo 
Place: Genova / Time: 24/05/2019 / Type: public exhibition / Author: Caarpa

Open! Studi Aperti Varese 
Place: Varese / Time: 24/05/2019 / Type: public exhibition / Author: Ordine Architetti Varese

The city as a project 
Place: Stoà Busto Arsizio (VA) / Time: 02/03/2018 / Type: public conference / Author: OASI architects, Francesco Enea Castellanza.

The new square of Castronno 
Place: Castronno (VA) / Time: 06/11/2017 / Type: public conference / Author: OASI architects, Pietro Ferrario. 

On architects’ method: drawings, collages, models, text.
About the work of OASI architects. 
Place: Politecnico di Torino / Time: 14/11/2017 / Type: public 
conference, education / Author: OASI architects, Pietro Ferrario. 

Haiti, a new challange.
Place: Deamicis school / Time: 18/11/2017 / Type: public conference, education / Author: OASI architects, Francesco Enea Castellanza.