“from the spoon to the city” (From the Spoon to the City is the slogan created by Ernesto Rogers in 1952 in the Charter of Athens, wanting to explain the approach of a typical Milanese architect that in the design of a spoon, a chair and a lamp, the same time he have to design a skyscraper.)

This phrase is the theme of the XIII Congress Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design). When Rogers formulated it did not mean a spoon particular, that best expressed his feelings domestic nor intended to allude to a particular city. The term spoon Rogers intended to indicate, through a very special object is defined, something much more general. And the same goes for the city. Maybe, he individuated spoon in a very elementary, with the implicit assumption that it was a scale that interacted with the man on the basis of defined functional match. In the city, however, a scale of high complexity, which is less simple identification of functional match.

AREA-PROGETTO urban (m.o.d.u.)

From January 2010, AREA-PROGETTO is an firm of architects and engineers. It was founded by arch. Maurizio Parolari and eng. Giovanni De Grandis. 

AREA-PROGETTO operates in the world of design (interior or furniture), and in the architecture and engineering world. At the present it is planning a research for two new Inter-Markets Business Center integrated with Center Gross and free Industrial Assembling processing Zone in North Africa and Middle East. At the same time, the office is planning new residential and sports houses in Rome.

AREA-PROGETTO since 2007 has partecipated at “Salone del Mobile” of Milan. From then on architect Maurizio Parolari has been invited at other exhibitions as “FuoriSalone Milano 2009” and 100%Design (London) 2010. Since 2002 to 2010 arch. Maurizio Parolari partecipated at the definitive and executive phase in different fields of the architectura. He worked with others professional offices (Sinergo Progetti Studio Associato and arch.Boris Podrecca).

Since 1999 to 2002 he has worked as architect for the executive phase of the new Airport Marco Polo – Venezia Tessera with architect GianPaolo Mar. He has worked with a team of architects, developing every detail of the new airport. Whorkshop Alvaro Siza: Between the September 1999 and the February 2000 the arch. Maurizio Parolari has been selected with others architects for a workshop with Alvaro Siza. Since 1998 at 2003 the eng. Giovanni De Grandis worked in three different companies wich operate in the concrete prefabricated structures field.

From 2003 he has developed the research of structural design of buildings by static, dynamic, linear and non-linear analisys. Major attention is focused on the seismic isolation. He uses the modern hardware and sophisticated software for the structural design of buildings (e.g. ETABS non-linear and SAFE, CSI-Berkley, USA).Winner of “Progetto Palestre” promoted by “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo”, 2001 (with Soligo Architetti Studio Associato) – 1th place at the national awards promoted by CONI (Italian national olympic committee).

From January 2014, arch. Maurizio Parolari and his office collaborate with “GDR Studio International Consulting & Associates” and Arkiplus International to offer services and consultancy to international clients. In order to handle the job through an integrated design, the group AREA-PROGETTO has invested in “BIM” for facing new opportunities, taking a significant step forward in its internationalization strategy.