The rise of Italian architecture in London

The rise of italian architecture in london
Perfect home: Mrs Tovi’s GAP studio gave Jo Mier’s house the ‘wow’ effect

From a chance encounter with a couple staying at her B&B in Italy, Elisabetta Tovo’s interior design talents have led to remarkable home transformations

Italian architecture is enjoying quite a renaissance in London, but we’re not talking Renzo Piano’s Shard – rather, it’s with spectacular home transformations, and one of the leading lights is Italian architect Elisabetta Tovo.

Though she’s based in Asti, in the north of Italy, Mrs Tovo has fallen in love with London – and in the past two years has done incredible home transformations in the city and beyond.
It began when clients at the tiny medieval B&B she also runs in the heart of Asti enquired about her work. That curiosity ended in a commission in San Francisco, leading to another in Britain. Soon Mrs Tovo’s dramatic Italian home restorations were in demand.

“I’d never considered working outside of Italy, but a lovely couple from San Francisco kept asking for advice on a house they wanted to restore and the wife eventually said, ‘Can we not just hire Elisabetta?,’” recalled Mrs Tovi. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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