Firm Description

ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI - - the architects Alessandro and Leonardo Matassoni, have been graduated in Florence and are performing their activity from an architectural laboratory located in the Arezzo’s area, in Tuscany (Italy).
Until now the firm worked mainly for private commitments, especially in the residential architecture field, ranging in the related fields like refurbishments, interior design, garden design, furnishing design but also industrial design and urban planning.
Without ruling out any possible form of informatic support, their typical approach to the discipline could be defined as an "handcraft way", especially in the early phase, during which the job is made by building study models used as an essential tools to ensure the perfect control of the plastic solutions and volumes.
A bustling activity of architectural criticism, from presS/Tletter’s pages, the official site of the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (founded by the known architectural critic Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi), takes an important part through the writing of articles and partecipating in conferences, architects meetings and debates promoted by the association (A.I.A.C.).
Among these various activities ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI also showed its works during two personal architectural exhibitions in Rome in 2012 and in 2014, the first of which in the prestigious environment of "La Casa dell’Architettura" at Acquario Romano, curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and titled "progressioni spaziali" (spazial progressions).
The second exhibition titled “TORNARE AL FUTURO, abitare con la natura” (coming back to the future living with the nature) took place at “INTERNO 14”, the AIAC’s space in Rome, and was curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and Roberta Melasecca.

During the month of december 2015, the "Villa N" project has been classified at the third position in the ranking of the best building of the year realised by the italian architects around the world!
The ranking has been published on the pages of the most important italian economical newspaper; Il Sole 24 ore!
Recently the works and the activities of the firm were published in many specialized magazines like Architizer, Designboom, Dezeen, Archello, Architectural Record, inhabitat, architonic, A As Architecture, World Architecture News, World Interiors News, Architecture Lab, Domus web, Houseidea, Divisare – architettura italiana, Progetti e concorsi (Il sole 24 ore), Il Sole 24 Ore, Area, Arketipo, Arkitera, e-architect, Interiores Minimalistas, Design/Curial, Blueprint, presS/Tletter, IoArch, Italian Design Agency, Floornature, Design Raid, Design context, Archiscene, AecCafé.

OUR ATTITUDE - Technology advances almost with a seasonal rhythm and can't be considered anymore a reference enough stable for the evolution of architecture that has to put again in the center the human element.
Every architecture should be an artificial refuge capable to satisfy human needs, from those physical to spiritual needs, should be an opened artificial landscape without too rigid functional articulations to be nearer to freedom and naturality of life.
Every kind of space’s feeling is above all a psychological experience, and architecture should act to a deep level of perception, in an attempt to delineate the characters of a natural environment strongly linked to human spirituality.


  1. TLI house

    TLI house

    Montevarchi, Arezzo, Tuscany, ITALY

  2. Villa N

    Villa N

    Arezzo, Tuscany, ITALY

  3. Villa Manta, a mediterranean refuge

    Villa Manta, a mediterranean refuge

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