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.
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.
Anton Sagal, architect
Laura Cavelli, architect
Celia Cardona Cava, architect
Andrea Crespi, architect
Guglielmo Vitelli, intern
Luca Comerio, intern
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.
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)
Urban Solid (Art)
Waga (Web Agency)
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
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
Article: Gli architetti dell’OASI
Author: Veronica Deriu
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
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.