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AFSa is an architecture firm based in Florence, directed by Antonio Acocella and Pietro Seghi, founded with Alessandro Falaschi in 2017.
The studio deals with architectural, interior and landscape design, through a contemporary and essential architectural language, based on continuity with tradition and on its constant rewriting through formal and material abstraction.
Since 2017, AFSa completes a series of residential, commercial, cultural and office projects, from design to construction phase, through specific solutions which are result of constant dialogue with clients, builders and artisans. Some projects have been published on international magazines and websites.
In parallel, the studio participates in international architecture and urban planning competitions, receiving awards in the form of prizes and publications. Recurring themes are the dialogue between old and new, educational buildings, places of worship.
Since 2024, the studio partners run an Interior Design studio at IED Firenze, and since 2013 they have been collaborating with academic institutions (DIDA Unifi, DICAR UniCT, Kent State University Florence, Syracuse University Florence, California State University Florence) through lectures, seminars, teaching and research.

Antonio Acocella

Graduated in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Firenze in 2013, in 2011-2012 he attended courses at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
He gained professional experience mainly in UK, working for David Chipperfield Architects (2015-2017), Kengo Kuma Associates (2015) and Kollhoff Architekten (2012).
Since 2013 he is Teaching Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and since 2018 he is Tutor and Guest Juror at the Kent State University Florence and at the Syracuse University Florence, since 2023 he is Guest Juror at the Califronia State University Florence. Since 2018 he is PhD in Architectural and Urban Design. Since 2024 he is Professor in Interior Design at IED Firenze.
In 2017 he founds the architecture studio AFSa.

Pietro Seghi

Graduated in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Firenze in 2013, in 2011-2012 he attended courses at the Universitat Politècnica di València.
He gained professional experience mainly in Italy, working for D-Zone Architetti Associati (2014-2017) and Politecnica (2013). In 2015-2017 he designed a series of built residential and hospitality projects.
Since 2015 he is Teaching Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. Since 2024 he is Professor in Interior Design at IED Firenze.
In 2017 he founds the architecture studio AFSa.

Awards

2023
Third prize, New Technical Technological Institute Francavilla Fontana (Two stage competition)

Second prize, Adaptive reuse Agricultural Institute Villacidro (Two stage competition)

2022
Fourth prize, Conversion of former Discalced Carmelite Convent Lecce (Two stage competition)

2021
Second prize, Square and multi-storey car park Cles (Two stage competition)

2019
Fifth prize, Secondary school Pordenone (Single stage competition)

2018
Third prize, Palermo Scuola Sud (Two stage competition)

Publications and exhibitions

2024
Monogrid: biuro w dawnej fabryce materaców, “PLN design”, 14.06.2024, MONOGRID Digital Boutique Agency.

Nasce un nuovo spazio per i laboratori didattici di Pistoia Musei“Professione architetto”, 30.05.2024, Atelier Rooms Palazzo Buontalenti.

Atelier in Pistoia von Studio AFSa, “AIT magazine”, 28.05.2024, Atelier Rooms Palazzo Buontalenti.

Apartment in Florenz von Studio AFSa, , “AIT magazine”, 21.05.2024, PvS house.

PvS house di AFSa“Architonic”, 10.05.2024, PvS house.

PvS house in Firenze“Archisearch”, 09.05.2024, PvS house.

New Institute of Technology Francavilla Fontana, “Beta architecture”, 30.04.2024, New Institute of Technology Francavilla Fontana.

Sale Atelier Palazzo Buontalenti, “Divisare”, 29.04.2024, Atelier Rooms Palazzo Buontalenti.

PvS house, “Leibal”, 31.01.2024, PvS house.

PvS house, “Complesco”, 18.01.2024, PvS house.

220-metrowe mieszkanie we Florencji z widokiem na kościół Santo Spirito, “PLN Design”, 16.01.2024, PvS house.

2023
Experimental sensory Hub di MONOGRID by AFSa“Area”, 11.12.2023, MONOGRID Experimental Sensory Hub.

Casa PvS. Un appartamento nel cuore di Firenze a firma AFSa, “Area”, 06.12.2023, PvS house.

Monogrid Experimental Sensory Hub by Studio AFSa, “gooood”, 29.11.2023, MONOGRID Experimental Sensory Hub.

PvS house, “Divisare”, 29.11.2023, PvS house.

L’eleganza discreta di un appartamento a Firenze, “Living. Corriere della Sera”, 20.11.2023, PvS house.

Piazza del Tiratoio, “Attitude. Interior design magazine”, 16.11.2023, Piazza del Tiratoio.

Alla scoperta dello studio milanese di MONOGRID, “Engage”, 06.11.2023, MONOGRID Experimental Sensory Hub.

Casa Canaglia, “Complesco”, 23.08.2023, Casa Canaglia.

Piazza del Tiratoio we Florencji – bar w dawnym magazynie łodzi, “PLN Design”, 21.08.2023, Piazza Tiratoio.

Casa A, “Complesco”, 18.07.2023, House A.

Piazza del Tiratoio in Florence, Italy | AFSa, “Archisearch”, 18.07.2023, Piazza Tiratoio.

Retrobottega, “Complesco”, 10.07.2023, Retrobottega.

La Lastra apartment renovation in Florence, Italy | AFSa, “Archisearch”, 06.07.2023, La Lastra.

Retrobottega, “AIT magazine”, 25.06.2023, Retrobottega.

La Lastra, “Complesco”, 19.06.2023, La Lastra.

Retrobottega in Florence, Italy by AFSa, “Archisearch”, 17.06.2023, Retrobottega.

Piazza del Tiratoio, “Complesco”, 12.06.2023, Piazza del Tiratoio.

Retrobottega, “PLATFORM”, 07.06.2023, Retrobottega.

How to design commercial premises, “AN_Shopfitting Magazine”, 30.05.2023, Piazza del Tiratoio & Retrobottega.

Casa Canaglia, “nowoczesnastodola”, 27.05.2023, Casa Canaglia.

Retrobottega Cibarie e Mescita, “Area”, 24.05.2023, Retrobottega.

Terre colorate, “Bicolortile”, 08.04.2023, Piazza del Tiratoio.

Una casa tra le colline fiorentine arredata con un mix di arredi storici e icone del Novecento, “Casa Facile”, 03.04.2023, La Lastra.

Mostra “#Studenthousing. Idee e progetti prendono forma”, Lecce, dal 24.03.2023 al 31.03.2023, Recupero Ex Convento Carmelitani Scalzi Lecce.

2022
Conversion of former Discalced Carmelite Convent Lecce, “beta architecture”, 15.07.2022, Recupero Ex Convento Carmelitani Scalzi Lecce.

Mostra del Concorso di progettazione per il recupero dell’ex Priorato Saint-Bénin, da destinare a servizio del Convitto regionale “F. Chabod”, Aosta, dal 10.06.2022 al 10.07.2022, Ex Priorato Saint-Bénin Aosta.

2021
Antonio Acocella, La rovina come pretesto. Continuità e metamorfosi in tre musei ricostruiti, Quodilbet, Macerata.

2018
Palermo Scuola Sud di Aei Progetti, AFSa e M&E, “Area”, 26.07.2018, Palermo Scuola Sud.

List of works

Projects

2023 > Interior project for 75sqm pedagogical rooms in historic museum building in Pistoia (Ongoing).
2023 > Renovation project for a 90sqm house in Florence (Ongoing).
2023 > Interior project for 200sqm office space in Florence (Ongoing).
2023 > Interior project for 150sqm office space in Milan (Ongoing).
2023 > Renovation project for a 80sqm house in Florence (Ongoing).
2023 > Interior project for a 100sqm house in Florence (Built).
2022 > Interior project for a 90sqm house in Scandicci (FI) (Built).
2022 > Renovation project for 105sqm house in Florence (Built).
2022 > Renovation project for a 120sqm house in Florence (Built).
2021 > Interior project for a 50sqm bar in the historic centre of Florence (Built).
2021 > Interior project for a 150sqm cocktail bar in the historic centre of Florence (Built).
2021 > Renovation project for a 100sqm house in Florence (Built).
2021 > Renovation project for two houses of 180sqm and 120sqm in Florence (Built).
2021 > Interior project for a 70sqm house in Florence (Built).
2021 (from 2018) > Renovation project for a 200 sqm house in the historic centre of Florence (Built).
2021 (from 2020) > Renovation project for a 200 sqm house in Sambuca Val Di Pesa (Built).
2019 > Project for the recovery of the Ex Officine Lenzi in Lucca, with Cecchini Chiantelli Architetti & Partners (Completed).
2019 (since 2018) > Interior project for a 100sqm notary’s office in Borgo a Buggiano (PT) (Built).
2019 (since 2018) > Renovation project for a 45sqm house in Florence (Built).
2018 (since 2017) > Renovation project for a 90sqm house in Florence (Built).
2018 (since 2017) > Project for a 55sqm swimming pool in Santa Maria a Monte (PI) (Built).

Competitions

2023 > Second prize, Competition for the Agricultural Institute Redevelopment in Villacidro.
2023 > Competition for the Ex Chiesa di San Giuseppe in Amatrice (RI).
2022 > Fourth prize, Competition for the recovery of the Ex Convento Carmelitani Scalzi Lecce.
2022 > Competition for the recovery of the former Cassa Mutua Artigiani in Brindisi.
2022 > Competition for liturgical adaptation of Sessa Aurunca Cathedral.
2021 > Second prize, Competition for a square and multi-storey car park Cles.
2021 > Competition for the adaptation of the liturgical space of the chapel of the Centro Servizi CEI in Rome. Invited competition.
2021 > Competition for the liturgical adaptation of the Cathedral of Belluno-Feltre.
2021 > Competition for the renovation of the former Saint-Bénin priory in Aosta.
2021 > Competition for the redevelopment through demolition and reconstruction of the “Marco Martello” secondary school in Petriolo.
2020 > Competition for the new parish complex in Simeri Mare. Invited competition.
2020 > Competition for a new school complex, multi-storey car park and exhibition area in the Spuntone area in Montalcino.
2019 > Fifth prize, Competition for a secondary school Pordenone.
2019 > Competition for social housing in Lasarte-Oria, Spain.
2019 > Competition for a kindergarten and primary school in Neirivue, Switzerland.
2018 > Third prize, Competition for Palermo Scuola Sud.
2018 > Competition for a place for the memory of rescued Jewish children in Nonantola.
2018 > Competition for a new kindergarten in Modigliana.
2018 > Competition for a sports centre with three gyms in Davos, Switzerland.
2018 > Competition for the new middle school “Panzacchi” in Ozzano dell’Emilia.
2017 > Competition for a municipal theatre and public park in Albignasego.

Collaborators

2024
Stefano Caschetta, Alessia De Carolis, Lucrezia Lombardi.

2023
Francesco Martella, Margherita Serdino.
Matteo Batistini, Sara Biagini, Gianmarco Bizai, Alessandro Cardile, Chiara Casini, Fiamma Leoncini, Francesca Luppi, Eleonora Pisu, Marco Poggialini, Adriano Serra, Zoe Socratus, Giulio Troncarelli.

2022
Francesco Martella, Clemente Nativi, Margherita Serdino.
Sara Biagini, Chiara Casini, Arianna Colombo, Marco Petretti, Lorenzo Pizzo, Luigi Rastiello, Jurgen Rina, Elisa Salvi.

2021
Francesco Martella, Clemente Nativi.
Giulia Baccetti, Arianna Colombo, Elisa Diviziani, Greta Filiaci, Tommaso Fressoia, Giorgia Giovi, Fiamma Leoncini, Marco Petretti, Silvia Roseto, Giovanni Vaccaro.

2020
Isabella Grechi, Clemente Nativi, Tecla Nencini.
Martina Ancillotti, Andrea Dechamps, Margherita Di Nasso, Stefano Lacala, Fiamma Leoncini, Virginia Marini, Francesco Martella.

2019
Tecla Nencini, Emanuele Tucci.
Lorenzo Ciccalè, Isabella Grechi, Luca Lanchini, Virginia Marini, Clemente Nativi, Federico Quaranta.

2018
Federico Cadeddu.
Edoardo Cresci, Olivia Falsini, Tecla Nencini, Alexander Palagano.