Milan, Friday 26th of May, from 5 to 8 PM. Paolo Brescia, Tommaso Principi and the team of OBR invite you to Brera on a tour through the current projects of OBR.


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Maxxi interiors


“Interiors. Le stanze del quotidiano” will be inaugurated in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Matarella today at MAXXI in Rome. The exhibition traces the paths that have guided the design of interiors from the 20th century works of Aldo Rossi, Maurizio Sacripanti, Carlo Scarpa, through to the most recent research of OBR. Renderings, auteur photographs, films and video interviews along with models, prototypes and objects recount the domestic environment interpreted by ten Italian architects, presenting the complexity of contemporary society. Open to the public from 6th May to 29th October 2017.


OBR Prato


Monday 3rd October 2016. OBR and Michel Desvigne Paysagiste have been proclaimed winner of the design competition for the Parco Centrale di Prato. The combination of the park by Michel Desvigne and the pavilion by OBR aims to promote “Prato Città Contemporanea” as a new urban polarity for creative ideas, performative arts, a common ground for a multiethnic community.


OBR Archidiversity 01


Milan, Tuesday 7th June, Expo Gate at 6.30 pm. OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi meet with Davide Borsa (critic), Antonio Caracciolo (Fondazione Don Gnocchi), Giulio Ceppi (designer), Antonio Malafarina (journalist), Ivan Tresoldi (street artist) to present Archidiversity, architects towards Design for All: diversity as a value to overcome difference.


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Terrazza Triennale Milano


Milano. OBR wins the Award by Inarch for the Premio Internazionale di Architettura e Design 2015 with the project for the Terrazza Triennale Milano, which is the result of the design competition held by La Triennale di Milano. The ceremony was on 24th October with Adolfo Guzzini (President IN/ARCH), Paolo Cuccia (President Gambero Rosso), Massimiliano Tonelli (Director Artribune), Ferdinando Napoli (President Archilovers), Patrizia Di Costanzo (ADI) and Paolo Desideri (Facoltà di Architettura di Roma Tre).


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi LabQ Pisa


LabQ. Laboratorio per la Qualità Urbana” Exhibition at Bastione Sangallo in Pisa. The event investigates the topic of the urban regeneration. The OBR’s projects featured in the exhibition explore the idea that architectural research is no longer a solitary practice, but rather the outcome of a cooperative evolutionary process, which reveals the awareness of individual identities and cultural specificities.

OBR Terrazza Triennale 02


Terrazza Triennale Restaurant designed by OBR opens at La Triennale di Milano on the rooftop of Palazzo dell’Arte.
Conceived as a glass pavilion suspended above Parco Sempione and the skyline of Milano and Castello Sforzesco, the restaurant with a dining experience by the chef Stefano Cerveni‚Äč, in combination with the ongoing Arts & Foods exhibition curated by Germano Celant, is a significant initiative of La Triennale di Milano as a curtain raiser to Expo2015.


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Galleria Sabauda Torino


Turin, Thursday 4th December. Galleria Sabauda opens its new exhibition spaces entirely restored and redesigned by Albini, OBR, Rick Mather and Vittorio Grassi. Official opening Turin 4th December 4:30 pm.


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Africa Triennale Milano


"AFRICA. Big Change Big Chance" Exhibition at Triennale di Milano. The exhibition is devoted to Africa, a continent in which some of the most interesting phenomena of recent years are taking shape, ranging from great demographic to climate and social changes. A series of thematic sections examine the architecture and the great territorial changes affecting the African continent, including HOPE City by OBR.


OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Terrazza Triennale Milano


Milano, Tuesday 30th September. OBR has been proclaimed by Triennale di Milano winner of the design competition for the restaurant on the roof top of the Palazzo dell'Arte. The concept of OBR provides a linear glass pavilion overviewing the skyline, Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione. Embraced by an aromatic garden and protected by a floating tent, the pavilion acts as a bio-climatic greenhouses with different self-thermal regulation scenarios during night/day and summer/winter. From outside the tent is the only visible architectural and ephemeral feature, which becomes the dynamic media for the urban events held by Triennale and Expo 2015.

OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Atelier Castello Milano


Milan, Thursday 31st July. OBR Team with Antonio Perazzi, Maddalena D'Alfonso, Rossella Ferorelli, Rossella Menegazzo, Ingrid Paoletti, Giacomo Ardesio hold an open dialogue at the Expo Gate in Milan to share a vision for the future of Piazza Castello.
Piazza Castello has always been a point of reference for Milan and its residents. It is therefore essential to build a collective consciousness that defines a common ground on which to act.
A project by Triennale di Milano, Comune di Milano, Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici della Provincia di Milano, Expo Milano 2015.
OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Life Stripe Milano


Milan, Tuesday 22nd July at 7pm. OBR and Antonio Battaglia Gallery present Life Stripe by SPREAD, Hirokazu Kobayashi and Haruna Yamada. Some of the works exhibited in OBR were made during the session with students of Università degli Studi di Milano. We appreciate their research for the investigation on the sense of community through the individual identities. Private viewing in Via Ciovasso 4 at 7pm.

OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Buro Happold Emerging Architects London


London, Tuesday 8th July at 6pm. Buro Happold's Emerging Architects exhibition presents OBR with a selection of completed and ongoing projects by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi. Private viewing at 6pm in 17 Newman Street W1T 3EQ. Finissage on 22nd August.

OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Pitagora Venice Biennale


Venice, Friday 6th June. OBR featuring at 'Innesti / Grafting' at the Italian Pavilion of the 14th Venice Biennale.

OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Jameel Genova


Genova, Wednesday 7th May.
Paolo Brescia lecturing “Immaterial materials, persistence of memory” during the workshop organised by Franz Prati, Valeria Iberto and Davide Servente at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Genova.
OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Ospedale dei Bambini Parma Hong Kong


Hong Kong, Monday 18th November, Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK.
Tommaso Principi lecturing "Work in Process". An analysis on how Architecture can be more oriented in investigating a design process that could lead to different and unexpected formal results, rather than being chained to a linguistic and iconic self-referential attitude.
OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Ecoweek Istanbul


Istanbul, Monday 18th November at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Paolo Brescia lecturing at “Crossing the Bridge: between Tradition and Vision” during Ecoweek 2013. Does architecture have the power for a new social sustainability? Ecoweek is an international non-governmental non-profit organization initiated by Elias Messinas and organized by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

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OBR Piccole Utopie


Shanghai, “Small Utopias” exhibition from 30th October to 13th December 2013 at Tongji University. Italian architecture of the third millennium between history, research and innovation. The show is the exploration of the most vital “new” Italian architecture, developed through a process based on three parallel directions: the authors, the projects, the topics, catching a glimpse of the horizon of a world in rapid evolution. Designers: bam!, Matilde Cassani, Elasticospa, Grasso Cannizzo, Labics, Modus, OBR, Umberto Riva, stARTT, Cino Zucchi. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.