Born in Taurianova, Reggio Calabria (IT) on December 1966, the 7th. Graduated from the University of Genoa – School of Architecture in 1992.
Register of Architects of Genoa since 1994. Register of Architects of Île-de-France since 1995. Register of Architects of Switzerland since 2014.
Alfonso Femia has been teacher of Architectural Design Didactics at Kent State University in Florence and at Architecture University of Ferrara and Genoa.
In 2014 he presents at the Fenice di Venezia during the Venice Biennale “Project as a dialog tool. Dialog as a design tool” at the basis of the founding idea of 500×100 that he creates in the 2015 with 500x100Talk. He uses this SetTalk format in Milano and in the main european and mediterranean cities so that the city becomes a dialog tool, a place of meetings and exchanges on the theme of the city itself.
He has been invited to present his work at several editions of the Venice Biennale, at the ETH of Zurich, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, at the French Institute of Culture in Casablanca, at the Triennale di Milano and at the White Cross Gallery in London.
He won prestigious awards, the most recent during the MIPIM of Cannes 2016 where the Marseilles Docks won the Award for the best commercial building.
“The founders of Studio 5+1AA confront the contemporary in the way they address the relationship between territory, city and architecture, constructing this relationship as a representation of reality.
The perception and the transformation of reality are the keys to a conception of architecture as both body and idea, at once real and emotional, pragmatic and sensual, acceptable and yet also capable of engendering wonder as a catalyst of new understanding.”
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