Via Donizetti 1A
20122 Milan, Italy
VoA is an architecture studio based in Milan, founded by Valentina Occhini and Chiara Zaccagnini. The studio focuses its research on the dialogue between architectural heritage and contemporary needs, exploring a variety of projects across multiple disciplines on a national and international scale.
Valentina e Chiara work together since their first met in Heatherwick Studio, completing and renovating each other architectural awareness.
Valentina e Chiara collaborano su numerosi progetti insieme dal loro primo incontro presso Heatherwick Studio, unendo le proprie specifiche competenze e stimolando un dialogo creativo di progettazione innovativa e sostenibile
Founder of the creative studio VoA, Valentina is an architect and designer interested in Sustainable Architectural and Urban Renovation, based in Milan. She worked as an architectural professional for many years, working for international studios such as Studio Libeskind, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Heatherwick Studio. She participated in re-thinking cities with Sidewalk Labs in Toronto and Google’s new plans in San Jose, California projects that informed and inspired her practice and work. Her studio focuses on the engagement between architecture and organic matter, built heritage and interstitial nature, implementing all bits of biophilia in every project from small to large. Her passion for natural processes helps her to freely explore ideas and making, which inform and inspire her practice, communications and design. As an architect and designer her research focuses particularly on the cross boundaries between the fields of architecture and research, she believes in contamination and transformation processes of materials and evolution of the projects within history of the context. She believes in a fluid communication with the clients that blends together people and environmental needs. She uses BIM modeling, drawing, drafting, to work on projects fluidly with different tools from drafting to advanced digital data platforms.
Founder of the creative Lab ch2oLab, Chiara Zaccagnini is a Designer and Artist interested in Emergent technology Art and Architecture, based in London. She worked as an architecture professional for many years working for international studios such as Foster and Partners , Amanda Levete Architects and Heatherwick Studio. She completed the Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road project that informed and inspired her practice and work. Her studio focuses on the engagement between Architecture and technology implementing all bits of tech in every projects from small to large.Technology is a key interest in her practice that she uses to present her ideas to clients. Her passion for Art helps her to freely explore ideas and making , which inform and inspire her practice, communication and designs. As a designer and an abstract artist her research focuses particularly on the cross boundaries between the fields of art and architecture, she believed in the blurred perceptions of things, in particular the complex dialogue between digital and reality, realism versus abstraction. She believes in a fluid communication with the clients that blends together people inspiration and needs using technology as an inspiring tool to question and explore us and our surroundings. She uses coding , drawings, drafting, BIM modeling, interaction design, 3D scanning , data modeling , to work on projects fluidly with different tools from drafting to advance digital data platforms.
Lorenzo Clemente, Davide Hu
Index of projects:
eco green food
renovation, desenzano del garda
eco green food
state: primarily project
piper passive haus
andrea passive haus
renovation, san genesio ed uniti
state: primarly project
villa for 2
renovation and subdivision, rivolta d’adda
state: primarly project
new construction, chengdu