In his Paris-based architecture studio, Stefano Sbarbati and his team develop an architecture not based on images, but around the human being who, seated or standing, looks outward.

The practice’s work is characterised by meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project and à relentless focuss on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally and intellectually coherent.

All projects respond clearly to a need and develop their concept of function beyond simple physical and ergonomic factors.

The ideas of specificity and identity take on an additional significance; the building is not simply a shell but an expressive entity that interacts with its context. Identity in relation to space must be understood as ‘place’, a specific ‘here’ that is closely related to the nature of the building, its structure, function and context.

Stefano Sbarbati conceives places that harness the emotional power of the space, in order to offer a qualitative environment to the occupants. To do this, he uses tools specific to architecture: proportion and relationship between spaces, light, paths, views, structure and materials.