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, computational design, material systems and robotic fabrication processes with a special focus on
To develop our agenda, we learn from nature the criteria that govern the formation of complex systems while we investigate the physical behaviour of the materials as well as their inherent ability to generate form.
Starting from this, we investigate how to organize and augment space through a morphogenetic design approach. Our goal is to enhance the perception of space through non-homogeneous formations, building systems that integrate multiple functions and, in general, with proposals which qualities
Along with this process, digital prototyping becomes a critical design instrument. Hence, we transform material behaviours in digital systems, we weave crafts with industrial processes and we digitally fabricate accurate corroborative prototypes and mockups.
At ALO, every project unfolds into individual proposals while research becomes the main
Finally, our agenda leads us far from a purely utilitarian approach as much as from a formalist or technocratic attitude.