Mission 1 : Create
In the present consumerist society there are more people using than people creating. Men have the ability of "giving birth" . My influence is marginal but I try to give shape to my ideas and am dreaming of painting the world with all the colors that exist in nature.
Mission 2 : Connect
On the footprints of Marco Polo... and for the sake of cultural exchange I introduce products that people are looking for. I try hard to preserve tradition and make sure it is handed out to the next generation.
- デンマーク、Aarhus School of Architectureへ留学
- イギリス、Oxford Brooks University- Joint Center for Urban Design へ留学
- イタリア、University of Torinoで建築学士取得
- Silvana Giovannini – Studio UNO s.a.s.とのコラボレーション活動
- アメリカ、ニューヨークBerzak Gold Architecture 所属
- 神戸Team Zoo – いるか設計集団 所属
- 一級建築士事務所 スタジオ・ドディチ 一級建築士・デザインコーディネーターとして本格的活動
Iacopo's self introduction -Part1
Why I become an architect? Why I came to Japan? (Japanese only , about 13 minutes)
PS: I am often asked when part 2 will be ready... I am afraid it is not recorded yet!
promotion of hinoki products
With this video in dec. 2015 iacopo launched the "hinoki aroma cards".
Business projects can be successful or not, anyway the real point is that the real fun in life is: "outside of your comfort zone!"
Since 2003 the first grade architect registered office “studio dodici” is specialized in the design of new construction homes, weekend houses, and model rooms.
With reference to B2B projects, we have experience in hotel renovations, conversions, new construction of office buildings, showroom and investment properties.
We also work as consultants (branding, site development, marketing)
If your project is interesting we are looking forward to enter in your team!
Borrowing the concept from the “slow food” movement, Slow architecture aims at promoting buildings and cities which respect the local materials and culture. I do not think that old buildings are superior to contemporary construction. On the other hand, in an age where machines were not available builders were forced to “think more” and this often resulted in more intelligent buildings.
（site not updated since 2012)visit the slow architecture site
It all started when a facebook friend asked me to help selling or relocating her aunt`s beautiful teahouse. Traditional buildings should be preserved in their environment. Anyway when there is no choice, relocating buildings somewhere in the world where they can be appreciated can assure this heritage is not lost. iacopo can act as a bridge between fine japanese buildings and japanese lovers worldwide.
（currently in planning phase）
bartok design japan
since 2004 iacopo is designing and exporting japanese “ofuro” bathtubs worldwide.
Hinoki bathtubs are great for relaxing thanks to the subtle aroma and soft/warm feel of wood. Since I do not carry stock all the tubs are order made to match your sizes/needs. They can be rectangular, round, oval and with numberless options such as internal seats, overflow sockets, slanted backs etc.visit the bartokdesign site
Since 1999, torrini developed this original tiles with the collaboration of a traditional ceramics atelier in central Italy. After hearing your taste and requirements, we prepare a drawing and once approved we send it to Italy to be manufactured. Main products are nameplates, signs, murals. Related sites are : – dodici tile art：http://dodicitileart.com/ – girotondo：we connect with chefs who are able to create unforgettable culinary experiences and deliver your their secrets. Join the merry-go-round!→ http://dodicitileart.com/restaurant/visit the dodicitile site
It all started when a client asked iacopo if he could help importing furniture from italy. Conscius of his role as a “bridge” between japan and italy he started importing italian furniture under the formula “import proxy”. As there is no stock involved, the risk and cost is low.
On the other hand the client can fully customize their order choosing textiles, finishings etc. iacopo has a commercial relation with Silik, Asnaghi, Fratelli Origgi, Fratelli Radice, Mice, Aster Cucine and many others.
When I had troubles and distress at work I thought of finding a “mastermind group” to exchange ideas and find unbiased opinions.
The problem is that there was no such a group in kansai, so I decided to start one…!
We meet twice a month on thursday evenings. (in Kobe Club and Minami Horie)
The concept is: “we care for your success, not for your feelings”. It is a place for honest and blunt brainstrorming.
The Kobe Club
From spring 2017 I was appointed as a Trustee at the Kobe Club.
The Kobe Club was founded on may 1st 1869 by 13 Englishmen in the newly opened Kobe Port and is the oldest “gentlemen`s club” of western Japan.
From 2014 its social form was changed into a “general incorporated association” and promote social activities without prejudice of nationality or sex.
Kobe Club is a green oasis of 10,000 m2 located in the center of Kobe and it hosts a great variety of cultural and sportive events.
Many members come from diplomatic, political, business, educational backgrounds and are representative of some 30 countries.