WAR was founded in Rome in 2013. Its essence lies between the concept of a mannerist architecture studio and an independent space for research in contemporary practice. The Warehouse of Architecture and Research is extremely tied to Roman culture. Theory alongside practice, dialogue before design. In the warehouse, a collective hive-mind of documents, books, and drawings, the team elaborates architectures and books, exhibitions and furniture, schemes of urban development, and questionable ideas. WAR held lectures at La Sapienza in Rome, Politecnico in Milan, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute in New York. Their works have been exhibited in Rome, Venice, Milan, New York, at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, and published in international magazines such as Artribune, Corriere Della Sera, Domus, Summa+, The Architect’s Newspaper among others.
Gabriele Corbo studied in Italy and the Basque region of Spain. A founding member of Warehouse of Architecture and Research in Rome, he has participated in international architecture competitions and projects ranging in scale from museum exhibitions to renovations to urban design. He earned his Master of Architecture from La Sapienza University in Rome, where his thesis focused on how to regenerate old buildings within the stratified and complex system of Italian cities.
Jacopo Costanzo studied in Italy and Portugal. He conducted research in Germany, Iran, South Korea, and China. A founding member of Warehouse of Architecture and Research in Rome, he has participated in international architecture competitions and projects ranging in scale from museum exhibitions to renovations to urban design. He earned his Master in Architecture from La Sapienza University in Rome, where his thesis focused on the work of Aldo Rossi in New York. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Rome. He curated the Re-Constructivist Architecture and When In Rome: A Collective Reflection Upon The Eternal City exhibitions in Rome, New York, and London. He is the author of the book Aldo Rossi in New York.
Valeria Guerrisi studied in Italy and Portugal. She is part of the Warehouse of Architecture and Research since 2017. In 2013 earned a Master’s degree in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and a Master in strategic design and innovative management of the archaeological heritage in Rome. In 2014 she worked at Baukuh and the very same year won a post-degree scholarship at the Scuola Politecnica di Genova to design the new wing of the university library in Genoa. In 2015 she collaborated with Valter Scelsi on the renovation of the Theatre Carlo Felice Café by Aldo Rossi.
Angela Tanzola studied in Italy. In 2015 earned a Master’s degree in Architecture at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, where her thesis focused on the protection and enhancement of the archeological heritage. In Rome she worked with Baglivo Negrini Associati, participating in international architecture competitions. Since 2017 she collaborates with WAR.
Cristina Tascioni studied in Italy. In 2019 earned a Master’s degree in Architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome. Her thesis project focused on architectural composition was curated by Orazio Carpenzano. It is a renovation project for an industrial area in Rieti. Because of her interest in graphic design, she followed an advanced course with Atelier Crilo. Since 2020 she collaborates with WAR.
Arfa Khan, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), 2011-2016 from School of Art, Design, and Architecture, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Previous members, since 2013:
A. Acciarino, A. Agresta, F.M. Azzopardi, L. Marcacci Balestrazzi, F. Bour, M. Baldissara, I. Benincampi, G.I. Bianchi, F. Caporrella, G. Celano, C. Condemi, P. Chung, D. Cohen, C. Condemi, G. Cozzani, R. Durdun, L. Giannone, W. Hackl, E. Lagrasta, M.F. Ortolani, A. Papageorgiou, J. Periwal, C. Tersigni, M. Sicari, A. Slowik, C. Tersigni, S. Tocca, I. Zaccagnini.
Via Nomentana 331, 00162, Roma