FARE is an architectural practice created in Rome in 2006 by Riccardo Vannucci and Giuseppina Forte, complemented by a team of young professionals. Given our current condition as an outsider, FARE intentionally presents itself as an anomalous, and perhaps unexpected reality within the Italian panorama and the rituals that characterise it, including the widespread rhetoric of sustainability, eco-compatibility and bio-climatic architecture. In an era when design appears to oscillate dangerously between the virtualisation of products and the narcissism of protagonists, FARE pursues a more concrete and material approach to architecture, an inherent objective rendered explicit in the name of the office. The confrontation with reality sought by FARE is not, however, the sign of an adhesion to a {presumed} neutrality of technique, be it economic, programmatic or constructive: a critical analysis of the presuppositions of each project {context, final objectives, restrictions} constitutes the foundation of a method by which the unavoidable tectonic dimension must confront typological and functional innovation, together with the even more essential theme of social responsibility. Of the projects developed by FARE in our first two years of activity, we mention the CBF_Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes, in Ouagadougou {Burkina Faso}, inaugurated in November 2007, the Dubai Municipality New Headquarters in Dubai {UAE} and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Visitor’s Centre, also in Dubai.

Office Members

  • riccardo vannucci

Projects by FAREstudio Office