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«A mistake, in itself, is a departure from what is commonly considered a rule or a habit. It means a detachment that disorients creating a place in which questions and possibilities multiply endlessly. An uncertain margin that often gives the opportunity to open new horizons and the freedom to change trajectory.» 

UNO8A is an architecture team founded in Genova (Italy) in 2014 by architects Beatrice Moretti and Fabrizio Polimone. UNO8A researches and investigates each project with a non-continuous and adaptable approach, where architecture is the end result of an endless sequence of iterations, attempts and sometimes mistakes. A mistake, in itself, is a departure from what is commonly considered a rule or a habit. It means a detachment that disorients creating a place in which questions and possibilities multiply endlessly. An uncertain margin that often gives the opportunity to open new horizons and the freedom to change trajectory.

So far, UNO8A’s personal research path in the field of the project and the representation of architecture aims to outline a practice: that is not particularly interested in defining a recognizable or immutable code of expression and telling, but instead it is very passionate in shaping a process as much as possible adaptive, formative and voluntary.

UNO8A is author of the DIVISARE BOOK 116 ‘MAKE MISTAKES’ (September 2017). The book is part of the new box set “NEW ARCHITECTS 1” that collects the outstanding experience of five young architectural firms from Genoa and present five visual narratives built on a miscellaneous set of projects drawn by each firm and frequent collaborations between them.
UNO8A explores this creative process by frequently taking part in national and international competitions, and also within the academic activities at the Polytechnic School of Genoa. In 2014, UNO8A won the First Prize in Architectural Competition for the requalification of Piazza Martiri in Novara (IT) with pia, arch. Gianluca Motto and arch. Alessandro Parodi. In 2017 UNO8A organized the event Aeschyli within the national exhibition ‘Open!’ with False Mirror Office, gosplan, LINEARAMA and pia.

In recent years, UNO8A collaborated with Davide Badaracco, Marìa Eugenia Beizo, Boano Prišmontas, Marta Carraro, CIRCOLO AFalse Mirror Office, Chiara Fedele, Francesco Forni, gosplan, LINEARAMA, Gianluca Motto, Chiara Olivastri, pia, Federico Pacella, Alessandro Parodi, Francesco Sette.