Architects from Via Saleri 18, Brescia, Italy
architetti botticini - de appolonia e associati

ABDA’s benchmark for its architectural projects is the complexity of a fragmented and versatile world. The interpretation of such world is always different and articulated; it varies in accordance to specific subjects and contextual conditions.

This architectural approach makes the preliminary conceptual content its foundation point. Moreover, it gives to the project a non-conventional interpretation because of the always-diverse requests of functionality and appearance, and because of the many stimuli coming from the landscape and the site.

A collaborative, transdisciplinary approach allows to involve different teams in the project planning. Thanks to a dense network of experts, it is possible to establish frequent collaborative links and solve every emerging problem in the most accurate and exhaustive way.

The atelier was born in 2008 from the fusion of two architectural firms, Camillo Botticini’s one, always located in Brescia (Italy), and Giulia De Appolonia’s located in Lisbon (Portugal), from 2000 to 2005, and in Pordenone (Italy), from 2005 to 2007.

The experience of Giulia De Appolonia in Portugal has consolidated her attitude to work at international projects. In Lisbon, Giulia collaborated with a renown architectural atelier, and she mainly focused on large scale public projects. Among her internationally acclaimed ones is CMIA, “Centro da Ciencia Viva” in Bragança (Portugal).

Thanks to the complexity of such projects, now she has the necessary experience to coordinate large work-groups on both a national and international scale.

By combining project-based research with academic research at the University of Milan (Politecnico), Camillo Botticini received many awards, mostly for public works. Such awards underline Botticini’s testing ground on concrete examples, in a synthesis between pragmatism and research design phases.
His large experience on small-scale public works, accomplished with detailed precision on the bresciano territory, created a vast network of relationships and experiences, which constitute a solid launch pad.

In 2008, ABDA firm was born from the union of these two professional profiles, which complement each other, in both training and experience. ABDA is acronym for architetti Botticini de Appolonia e associati. ABDA is a shared-research atelier, inside which all partners keep their individuality and professional identity, at the same time complementing one another with synergy.