Claudia Clemente & Francesco Isidori: Labics: The Project of Background

Cornell in Rome Fall 2008 Lecture Series

Founded in 2002 by Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, Labics is an international studio based in Rome, operating in the fields of architecture and urban design. The design practice of Labics is focused on the study and definition of complex and structured settlements that have the potential to establish new relations with the physical, social, and environmental context. Clemente and Isidori both hold teaching positions at the University of Rome’s Ludovico Quaroni faculty in architecture. Their executed design projects include the restoration project for the Via Biberatica within Trajan’s Forum and five restaurants for the Obika chain. Projects to be executed include the G.D. company campus in Bologna and the urban transformation project of a former industrial site in Rome. The projects of Labics have been widely published in Italy and abroad.