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Highly creative, Claudio Silvestrin was born in 1954, studied under A. G. Fronzoni in Milan and at the Architectural Association in London. His interest in philosophy, his vision, his integrity, clarity of mind, inventiveness and concern for details is reflected in his distinctive architecture: austere but not extreme, contemporary yet timeless, calming but not ascetic, strong but not intimidating, elegant but not ostentatious, simple but not soulless.Claudio Silvestrin has lectured extensively. In 2013 he was appointed as a Walton Critic and tutored at the Catholic University of America, School of Architecture in Washington DC. 


Practice profile

Claudio Silvestrin Architects was established in 1989 with offices in London, and since2006 in Milan also. The work of the practice encompasses real estate developments,newly built houses and resorts for private residence, art galleries and museums, restaurants, luxury retail stores and furniture design. Clients include Giorgio Armani, illycaffé, Anish Kapoor, Calvin Klein, Victoria Miro, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for whom he has designed the museum in Turin and the internationally acclaimed hip hop artist and producer Kanye West.Recently completed projects include: Sandy Island 18 Villas Development in Singapore, Oblix restaurant at the Shard in London and the Giada store in Milan Montenapoleone.


Books

2011 The non-materiality of the material, introduction by Franco Bertoni and postscriptum by Germano Celant,. Published by Allemandi, Italy
2008 Eye Claudio, introduction by Clare Farrow and postscriptum by Francesco Alberoni. Published by Viabizzuno, Italy.
2006 Interni magazine, monographic issue. December, Italy
1999 Claudio Silvestrin by Franco Bertoni. Published by Birkhäuser, Switzerland.

Awards

2014 Chicago Athenaeum International Architectural Award
Rocca Sinibalda Castle, Italy
2013 FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards
Sandy Island Housing Development, Sentosa, Singapore
2011 South East Asia Property Awards, Best Architectural Design Sandy Island Housing Development, Sentosa, Singapore
2011 South East Asia Property Awards, Best Housing Development Sandy Island Housing Development, Sentosa, Singapore
2009 Chicago Athenaeum International Architectural Award Victoria Miro Private Collection Space, Londra
2009 CNBC Asia-Pacific Property Awards, Best Development Sandy Island Housing Development, Sentosa, Singapore
2008 Archip – Domus, Russia
2008 Archip, Domus Russia Magazine Award P Penthouse, Montecarlo
2008 Best Communicator Award La Cava, a stone installation for Il Casone at Marmomacc, Verona
2005 Wallpaper Magazine Design Awards Terra Kitchen for Minotti Cucine
2005 Travel+Leisure Magazine Design Awards Princi Bakery XXV Aprile, Milan
2005 International Award Architecture in Stone Giorgio Armani Worldwide Image
2003 Gold Medal award for Italian Architecture at the Triennale in Milan Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
2003 Contract World Award and Atrib Award Giorgio Armani Worldwide Image