The name ”ALO” comes from the Greek “àllos”, which means “another” of a different quality, but of the same kind: from large-scale architectural projects to interior interventions or bespoke product design, we chase a refreshing contemporary production addressing each project as a new opportunity to investigate alternative and original material, structural and spatial qualities.
Our work stems at the intersection of biomimetics, computation, the design of material systems and robotics with a special focus on the subtle
To develop our agenda, we learn from nature the criteria that govern the formation of complex systems, while we investigate the physical behaviour of materials as well as their manufacturability.
From this, we study how to organize space through a morphogenetic design approach. Our goal is to enhance its perception through non-homogeneous formations, through systems that integrate multiple functions and generating novel architectures which qualities emerge from the procedural design approach.
Hence, we transform material behaviours in digital systems, we weave crafts with industrial processes and we digitally fabricate accurate corroborative prototypes.
As part of this process, research becomes our primary design instrument for blurring the traditional boundaries between architecture, engineering, and manufacturing.