Who's IDEA was this???
Architecture results from listening to the culture within.
Venezuelan born, Italian & New Zealand citizen; Belfiore Bologna obtained his Architecture degree from the Central University of Venezuela in 1997 followed by a Postgraduate Specialization in Architecture and City Technologies for Urban Areas in Developing Countries from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy (1999). His architectural work comprises projects of different scales and uses (residential, commercial , industrial & renewable energy systems) in Italy, Venezuela, P.R. China and recently in New Zealand.
Belfiore is an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Local Chapter), he also keeps his registration as an Architect in Venezuela under the local Board of Engineers (CIV, Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela) as well as his membership in the local institute of Architects (CAV, Colegio de Arquitectos de Venezuela). In New Zealand, he practices as LBP-D2 and is a provisional member of the NZIA as well as a member of the ADNZ and NZGBC. His company; Design Factum Limited began operations in Christchurch since April 2010.
His approach to architecture portrays a high consideration to achieving deep understanding of the way of life and cultural background of the buildings' final users as well as the specific functional requirements, local conditions, site-specificity and building performance. Formulating strong concepts based on deep insight regarding peoples' way of life, habits, specific cultural requirements and customs as also by coherently and innovatively solving functional and site requirements are a key component of his work.
Energy efficiency and alternative systems for applying renewables in buildings is directly related to the approach above mentioned; being these technologies site and project-specific; their application (single or combined) is always analyzed according to their true feasibility. Prior to starting Design Factum; Belfiore was involved in renewable energy projects of up to 25Mw, developing a sound understanding of this industry and therefore its' true case-by-case possibilities when being considered .
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