Stefano Andreani

Architect and Engineer / Principal

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Principal of Oblyk Studio, Stefano Andreani is a registered architect and engineer interested in innovative methods and tools for the design of human-centered and transformative built environments.

Over the past fifteen years, Stefano has worked on multi-scale projects in Europe, Asia and mostly the United States as an Associate at the Boston-based design firm INVIVIA. In addition, he frequently collaborates with leading international architects including Rafael Moneo, Winy Maas of MVRDV and Cino Zucchi. 

Complementing his professional activities with academic work, Stefano is a Lecturer in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University. He has published almost fifty scientific articles and book chapters, and is a regular contributor of the leading architecture magazine Domus.

Stefano received a Master in Design Technology from Harvard GSD, focusing on computational design and robotic fabrication methods for novel building systems. He also holds a Master in Architectural Engineering and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Perugia, where he has thought for a couple of years before then moving to the United States. 

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Pursuing his research at the intersection of innovation-driven architecture and digitally-informed urban design, Stefano is a Research Associate and Project Manager at the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL) at Harvard GSD. At the GSD, he co-teaches with REAL director Allen Sayegh the course "Responsive Environments." 

Since 2013, he coordinates a research initiative between Harvard GSD and the University of Bergamo on the Future of Cities. Using the cities of Boston and Bergamo as urban prototypes, the project engages with students, researchers and stakeholders to develop forward-looking visions and innovative solutions—currently with a focus on urban mobility.

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Responsive Environments: An Interdisciplinary Manifesto on Design, Technology and the Human Experience, Sayegh, A., Andreani, S., Kalchschmidt, M., Actar, New York, 2021 [in press].

Reframing technologically enhanced urban scenarios: A design research model towards human centered smart cities, Andreani, S., Kalchschmidt, M., Pinto, R., and Sayegh, A., Technological Forecasting and Social Change 142, 2019.

TWENTY TESTS: LONDON SERPENTINE PAVILION, Andreani, S., Domus 1036, June 2019.

(IN)TANGIBLE IMPACT: MILAN DESIGN WEEK, Andreani, S., Domus 1034, April 2019.

INSTANT MEGALOPOLIS: THE KUMBH MELA, Mehrotra, R., Vera, F., and Andreani, S., Domus 1033, March 2019.

TEMPORARY CITY: SUPER BOWL LIII, ATLANTA, Andreani, S., and Elikrum, J-M., Domus 1032, February 2019.

GATHERING ECONOMY. WEF 19, DAVOS: A SPATIAL ANALYSIS, Andreani, S., Nada AlQallaf, Domus 1031, January 2019.

Sensory Urban Instruments: Designing responsive interactions through circular feedback systems, Sayegh, A., and Andreani, S., Responsive Cities: Disrupting Through Circular Design, IAAC, Barcelona, 2019.

Responsive Cities: Tecnologie digitali, spazi interattivi ed esperienze ed esperienze urbane aumentate, Andreani, S., Bianconi, F., Filippucci, M., and Sayegh, A., in La Prossima Città, G.F. Ferrari (ed.), Mimesis, Milan, 2018.

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MILANO DESIGN WEEK / Progetti Urbani Sostenibili, 2021

STRONCATURE / Roundtable seminar, Dalle Adaptive Cities agli Smart Villages. Scenari dell’ abitare Post Covid, 2021

RESPONSIVE CITIES / IAAC, BARCELONA, Sensory Urban Instruments, 2019

CONSCIOUS CITY FESTIVAL / PRATT INSTITUTE, NEW YORK, Urban Design for Mental Health, 2019

ATMOSPHERIC ANIMATIONS / UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE, Responsive Environments: Our mediated relationship with space, 2019

EXHIBIT AND PUBLIC DESIGN / UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA”, Augmented Urban Experiences, 2019

AHRA 2018 / TU EINDHOVEN, Session Chair / Quantifying Urban Experiences through ‘Smart’ Methods and Technologies

ACCADEMIA EDITORIALE DOMUS / MILAN, Architecture Meets Fashion: The Future of Shopping, 2018

XI’AN JIAOTONG - LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY, Responsive Environments and Augmented Experiences, 2018

BRERA DESIGN DAYS / MILAN, The Future of Cities: A New Paradigm

DEEP LEARNING AND SYSTEMIC DIGITIZATION / LAKE COMO, Future Scenarios for Digitally-Enhanced Urban Mobility, 2018

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