alessandro villa

architectural and design studio

Independent practice that works with spaces and artifacts, ideas and significance.
Our activity covers interiors, architecture, research and design consulting.

Shell and skin - Alessandro Villa architect

Shell and skin

Skin is a word which has long insisted on the language of architecture and - more generally - in the world of design. Often in English, “skin” is the subject of theoretical reflection and research, perfect title for many architectural articles, a la page label of exhibitions and events. The term skin is often associated with another word with an universal meaning: design. In short, it seems that everything is skin and that designing the skin is synonymous with attention to design in the general sense of sensitivity to beauty. 

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