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When Antonio was a young boy, back in the 90’s, he used to spend summers and weekends on vast building sites with his father’s construction company, erecting structures from private villas to large institutions in and around Naples. There Antonio’s love of engineering and architecture was born, along with his expert eye for structure and design. Years later, as a new generation architect known for combining in-depth research and experimentation, Antonio founded Studio LabARK, a novel “laboratory” with a dedication to design research and a strong focus on new technologies, innovative materials, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. Along with his handpicked team of architects, local artisans, and suppliers of fine materials, Antonio has developed and executed a number of projects that have been featured in the media from national tv reports and newspapers to the glossy pages of Italy’s Roma Where, Vogue, Vanity Fair, America’s and England’s Architectural Digest and Condé Nast Traveller, up to the sought after lists of Departures and The Financial Times’ How to Spend It. Antonio’s professional work comprises governmental facilities, corporate and public buildings, private homes and products of industrial design ranging from furniture to original lighting. The young Studio has built a name for themselves in Italy’s hospitality sector by recreating the same richly warm atmospheres of private residences, tailoring environments, and adapting materials, fabrics, and custom elements of design, as witnessed by a wide range of luxury suites, hotels, B&Bs and recently, the first acclaimed five star hotel. Antonio often shoulders the responsibilities of general contractor on many of his sites as well. Not only does he keep in mind the structural implications of a building when creating a project, he has the experience and know-how which allows him to quickly find and integrate solutions to technical issues.