Noumena applies data to inform spatial planning.


Since 2011, Noumena has developed practice integrating cutting-edge technologies to study and analyze spatial dynamics. Founded by Aldo Sollazzo, Efilena Baseta, and Chirag Rangholia, Noumena’s mission is to develop metrics and instruments to empower decision-makers towards more efficient, resilient, and sustainable spatial solutions. 

Noumena have been involved in multiple initiatives, operating in the built and environmental scale to define design protocols driven by data and machine learning. 


Spatial data analysis can be defined as an extension of conventional statistics designed to support analysts to spatiality describe how elements appear, finding clusters, patterns, and correlations. Spatial analytics is the process of extracting or creating new information about a set of geographic features to perform routine examination, assessment, evaluation, analysis, or modeling of data in a geographic area.

In Noumena, we implement spatial metrics and advanced visualizations to better understand complex spatial dynamics. 


Today data is produced at an unprecedented rate. Nonetheless, the increasing capacity of data storage is not balanced by an equal ability to analyze its contents

In this age of data expansion, novel extraction techniques must be introduced to describe spatial configurations. In Noumena, we use new forms of data in combination with computational approaches and robotic perception to offer a clearer insight into urban habitats, farming, and manufacturing operations. 


Emerging technologies offer tools to inform spatial strategies, unveiling dependencies, common patterns, and associations through a data-based protocol of observation and analysis. Remote sensing, a data collection technique used by satellites, paired with computer vision and predictive modeling, represents a valid operational approach to establish the criteria to study, observe, and analyze habitats, producing maps to enhance advanced planning strategies

we drive


Aldo Sollazzo

Founder & CEO

Aldo Sollazzo is the CEO of Noumena, leading the team towards new data-driven solutions for spatial analytics. At IAAC, he is directing the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction. In 2019, he received the recognition of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Swinburne University on Machine Sensing.

Chirag Rangholia

Co-Founding Partner

Chirag focuses on computational design and emergent technologies, with expertise in digital design tools and advanced manufacturing by graduating Fab Academy. He is also founder of D3LAB x Noumena; an applied innovation design lab for advanced architecture practice in India.

Pau Bruguera

Business Advisor

Pau performed his career over the last 25 years in leading fast fashion retail companies. Currently, as an entrepreneur, he is known and considered in the European industry as expert in trends identification, product development, market analytics and fast fashion omni channel business models.

Efilena Baseta

Computation Design Expert

Efilena is an Architect Engineer with a Doctorate on the topic of transformable structures. Having collaborated with renowned architectural offices and institutions, she combines academic and professional experience in the fields of computation, new materials and digital fabrication.

Júlia Borges

Office Manager

Júlia is an architect with a Master’s Degree in Urban Design at the UPC – Barcelona. Her background transitions between architecture, urban design, and administrative roles. She is now working as Office Manager at Noumena.

Eugenio Bettucchi

Civil Engineer

Eugenio is a civil engineer, expert in computational design and additive manufacturing. Involved in the ROMI project contributing to the development of autonomous mapping solutions. He is the project manager at La Máquina by Noumena.

Yuliya Galycheva

Communication Manager

Yuliya is a creative strategist and digital communication expert, specialised in cultivating multimedia narratives and harvesting dynamic online presence. She’s a Communication Manager of Noumena and its partner companies.

Mauro Jannone

Sustainable Processes Expert

He is a Fab Lab Manager and consultant in Digital Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing. Expert in Sustainable Processes with experience Recycling. Graduated at Fab Academy in 2014 in Barcelona he is a trainer in Fusion 360.

Francesco Polvi

Architect and Researcher

Francesco is an architect, expert in computational design and 3D printing at Noumena. He holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Trieste, a Master in Advanced Architecture, and a Postgraduate in OTF-3DPA from IAAC.

Helena Homsi

Researcher and Roboticist

Helena is an architect with a master in robotics, testing the conventional boundaries of the field through digital fabrication and computational design. She is now working as a researcher and roboticist at La Máquina by Noumena.

Ana Correa

Product Designer
Ana is a Product Designer focused on digital fabrication for wearables, textiles and fashion. Graduated from Fabricademy the Textile and Technology academy. Works at Reshape as Fashion Tech Designer.

Fabio Ciocca

Chartered Accountant and Auditor

Fabio is a Chartered Accountant and Auditor in Italy, with a specialization in Corporate Finance. He has been helping Noumena in business planning since 2015 and has been CFO since September 2021.

Oriol Arroyo

Electronic Engineer

Oriol is an electronics engineer. Before working as an intern, now he is a Computer Scientist at Noumena, where he is motivated to undertake and contribute to new projects in the fields of computer vision, AI, and robotics.

Maria Espina

Telecommunications Engineer

Maria is a telecommunications engineer interested in computer vision and artificial intelligence technologies. She is currently taking a Deep Learning for Multimedia Processing Master. She is working in Noumena as an intern.

Anna Taglia

Graphic Designer

Anna is a Graphic Designer looking for beauty through and for different purposes. Fascinated by (ir)rational reasons moving humans toward change. Communication department at Noumena.  

Salvador Calgua

Architect and Researcher

Salvador is an architect with an interest in the accessibility of information and computer vision for design applications. Currently, he is working as a researcher at Noumena.


our companies

La Máquina by Noumena is a cutting edge advanced manufacturing center, working to scale up novel solutions for the 3D printing industry. Developing projects that utilize a wide range of materials and innovative printing techniques; challenging the capability of additive manufacturing to deliver new protocols of construction; Reshaping tradition and innovation.

Reshape is a platform promoting research, design, and production of digital ideas, exploring the generation of new sustainable solutions driven by the applications of technology in our society. Representing an international community of designers, makers, and industries inspired by innovation, Reshape intends to establish new creative design protocols towards a future industrial model of production and consumption.

WEARPURE.TECH is an advanced polymer integrating CO2pure, a 100% natural mineral compound, with the property to mineralize primary greenhouse gases polluting the air we breathe. Can adsorb and neutralize CO2, NOx, and VOCs converting them into environmentally friendly minerals. It has several phases of action, by catalysis, photocatalysis, carbonation and nitrification.

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