The project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa for the refurbishing of an apartment of about 160 sqm in the center of Turin attempts to construct an identity in an interior that was completely lacking in character, in spite of the impressive 19th-century outer facade, since it had completely lost its distinctive features from the […]
MARCANTE–TESTA /UdA Architects
Andrea Marcante set up UdA architecture firm in 1992, where he was joined by Adelaide Testa in 2004. The interior architecture projects designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa aim to gain synergic control over the various aspects of interior design, ranging from architecture to furnishing accessories, without allowing either to take precedence over the other.
Keeping to this unifying thread over a period in time, lots of these projects have been awarded commendations and prizes, encouraging the firm to continue along the path of architecture that embraces both reason and emotion in a spirit of renewed human awareness.
In 2014 Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa set up COSE DA BOCIA, a firm focusing on experimentation into furniture design for children (and not only children), and in 2015 they establish “MARCANTE – TESTA /UdA Architects”, an interior architecture practice specialized in research-oriented projects.
Cose Da Bocia, the first kid’s collection of furniture designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa (UdA Architects) derives from a new way of envisaging space in relation to its inhabitants, proposing furniture that gradually adapts to different needs and places, capable of entertaining children while at the same time bringing out the most ironic […]
The project French Metal Rack, designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa, involves the restructuring of a 180 m² apartment in Paris for Isis Colombe Combréas, the managing director and editor-in-chief of the magazines MilK and MilK decoration, her husband the photographer Karel Balas, and two children Hiroko and Aliocha. The apartment is located in […]
Metaphysical Remix is the name of an interior design project completed by Turin-based UdA – Architetti Associati. Description by UdA: The project designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa to restructure an approximately 250 m² rented apartment in Via Roma in the centre of Turin attempts to meet the needs of three generations: a father, his […]