This tension between the possible and the aspirational is at the heart of Mattia Santi’s cutting-edge work as Director of SASI Studio in London. “Our mission focuses on the integration of architecture and technology. In our vision, future buildings will be fully interactive and resilient spaces, built with digital fabrication technologies and integrated with the natural environment,” says Mattia.
Equal parts architect and entrepreneur, Mattia is passionate about challenging projects where design and business ideas are directly linked. Before launching SASI last year, he worked in several international practices including Zaha Hadid and Farshid Moussavi on award-winning projects including the Generali Tower in Milan and The Winton Gallery at London’s Science Museum. “Since I was a student I was passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. After several years working on complex buildings and algorithmic design, I decided with my wife, Francesca, to set up SASI to offer a new approach to architecture in which technology and sustainability play a fundamental role... I felt it was time for me to start my own company with my own design agenda; to develop a design approach that takes advantage of the latest technologies including data analysis, digital fabrication and modular construction.”