Studio Ossidiana

Studio Ossidiana is an award-winning practice in architecture, design, and research led by Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti. Founded in 2015, Studio Ossidiana is always searching for new material expressions to translate visions into engaging spaces and objects. Playfulness, tactility, and inclusivity play a significant role in the studio’s projects. Stories are told, and objects are brought to life through materials and spaces that call for action, discovery, and wonder. Working across multiple scales, Studio Ossidiana blurs the boundary between architecture, design, art, landscape, and urban strategies. Studio Ossidiana is based in Rotterdam, working with an international team of architects, designers and researchers, and is actively involved locally and globally with projects across the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, and the US. Alessandra Covini studied in Milan and Lisbon and received her master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Technology in Delft (NL). Alessandra is the winner of the Prix de Rome Architecture 2018, the oldest and most prestigious award for architects under the age of 35 in the Netherlands. Alessandra has taught and lectured at TU Delft, Rotterdam Academie van Bouwkunst, Piet Zwart Institute, KABK Den Haag, Rietveld Academy. Giovanni Bellotti studied in Venice and Delft, and received his master’s degree in Architecture from IUAV University of Venice (IT), and a postgraduate degree from MIT (US) in Architecture and Urbanism. Giovanni is a Fulbright fellow and Miguel Vinciguerra award recipient. He worked as a researcher for TU Delft’s The Why Factory and MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism. Giovanni teaches at Rotterdam’s Piet Zwart Institute and regularly lectures in the Netherlands and abroad.
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Past Works

Paper Gardens

Variations on a Birdcage