Peter W. Ferretto

Peter Winston Ferretto is an Architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at CUHK, specializing in Design and Practice. He was born in the UK, and educated in Italy. He studied Architecture both at Liverpool and Cambridge University in the UK and since 1999 is a registered ARB, RIBA Part III Architect in the UK.

He has taught Architectural Design both at the Architectural Association (AA) in London as Unit Master and Seoul National University in Korea as Associate Professor. Since 2009 he has opened his own architectural practice: PWFERRETTO based in Seoul and London.

As well as frequently lecturing and publishing articles on architecture, his research strategically focuses on two fields: City and Design.

City Research
The city has always been a constant source of inspiration and since he moved to Asia he has been able to crystallise his views into a series of research projects that analyse and speculate about the notion of “Background” city, i.e. the city that we don’t talk about but everyday stares at us in the face.
Several articles and papers on the matter have been published in: Domus, Space Magazine, Docomomo Journal and in July 2015 a new publication published by Propaganda Press is coming out Entitled: “Place/Seoul”.

Design
The design process and the methodology behind how buildings are conceived and more specifically how human inhabitation are generated is a core research agenda that he has been investigating for the last five years. In 2014 he published “Architectural Notes” a book which translates his positions into a specific methodology.

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