OUR TEAM

Noumena is a multidisciplinary practice developing innovative solutions in a wide range of fields such as architecture, robotics, advanced construction and wearable technology. Based in Spain, with nodes in Austria, India, and Italy, Noumena seeks for innovative projects, combining computational design, digital manufacturing, robotics, virtual reality and hardware development.
Founded in 2011 by Aldo Sollazzo, Noumena is led by an international team of partners including Efilena Baseta and Chirag Rangholia with past contributions of co-founding partner Matteo Di Sora.
Noumena operates in a multiscalar environment,  blending codes, biology, robotics and programmable materials into a data-informed workflow, revealing patterns to inform design solutions.
Noumena led several international events and activities exposing its internal agenda through competitions, exhibitions, and seminars, establishing a networking research methodology based on open-innovation. Besides that, Noumena provides external consultancy, offering its skills to Companies and Institutions in need of computational, robotics and fabrication services.

MEET OUR TEAM

ALDO SOLLAZZO
founder

Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication. Since 2011, he is the director of Noumena, leading a multidisciplinary team towards the definition of new design strategies informed by tech-driven applications. He is also the Director of Reshape – digital craft community, a distributed platform promoting cutting-edge ideas merging design and manufacturing. Since 2015 he is Director of IaaC Global Summer School and faculty at Design by Data master in Paris.  He is director of the IaaC Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction, focused on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems. Aldo has been part of the Fab Academy program as a mentor of Fab Academy Paris and Frosinone from 2015 to 2017.

CHIRAG RANGHOLIA
partner

Chirag is an architect with major in computational design and digital fabrication tools. After Studying architecture from CEPT University, India, he furthered his interest through researching and developing interdisciplinary skills of architectural and parametric design at IAAC (Institute for Advanced architecture of Catalonia), Barcelona, Spain. As well he excelled in digital fabrication tools and advanced manufacturing technologies by graduating Fab Academy (Course by MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms) from Fab lab Barcelona.  Meanwhile, He has also been involved in teaching at IAAC, Fab Academy and design workshops. Currently, he is setting up D3LAB | Digital Design Dimensions; an applied innovation design lab curated by Noumena in India.

EFILENA BASETA
partner

Efilena is an architect engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Her interest lies in exploring material behaviors, physically and digitally, in order to create real time responsive architectural structures. Efilena has led several workshops internationally and during 2014-2015 she collaborated with IAAC as the coordinator of the Visiting Programs. She is currently an InnoChain PhD student in the Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte) on the topic of Simulating Anisotropic Material”.

STARSK LARA
senior member

Starsky Lara product development Engineer, with experience in manufacturing, computer science, VR and IoT, Master of Advanced Architecture (M.Arch) at IaaC and Master in Product Engineering and Manufacturing Processes (M.ENG) at UPC. In 2013, he became part of Noumena by developing NERO Gh . Currently he is the software and hardware developer of Noumena. He lead the VR-Edge, which is a Virtual reality tool for Web, The Robotic implementation for data collecting and as well Is the project Manager of Wasp-Hup Barcelona.

COLLABORATORS

DJORDJE STANOJEVIC
senior architect – italy


EUGENIO BETTUCCHI
architect engineer – italy


DORI SADAN
senior architect – israel


FABIO CIOCCA
business advisor – italy


ECE TANKAL
senior architect – turkey


RODRIGO AGUIRRE
senior architect – nicaragua


FEDERICA CICCONE
architect – italy


LIDIA RATOI
architect – romania


ROBERT GARITA
senior architect – costa rica


IKER MUGARRA FLORES
senior architect – england


ALEJANDRA DIAZ LASTRAS
senior architect – mexico


STUART MAGGS
senior architect – england


LUCAS CANADA
senior architect – spain


MATTEO STRACCAMORE
intern – italy


EVA BLSAKOVA
intern – slovakia 


MATTEO LOMAGLIO
intern – italy 


MAURICIO VALENZUELA
senior architect – nicaragua


MARCO BIOZZI
architect – italy


ELENA PAPETTI
architect – italy


SOFOKLIS GIANNAKOPOULOS
senior architect – greece 


PAOLO SPADAFINA
senior architect – italy


SIMONA DE BELLIS
architect – italy


MATTEO DI SORA
senior architect – italy


ANDREA MELIS
architect – italy


ROBERTA SANTAMARIA
architect – italy


CRISTIAN FIORINI
architect – italy


ARTUR TUDELA
architect – spain


CURRO SANZ
senior architect – spain


MARIA VALESE
intern – italy


MARCO SANALITRO
architect – italy


LAURA CIVETTI
product designer – italy


FRANCESCA CONTE
architect – italy


 

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