Atelier Remoto  
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Is an architectural office, founded by Valentina Merz and Lara Monacelli Bani.
Remoto refers to something that is somewhere else, coming out from another time, somehow detached from nowness and from space, from a central matter. Something we might not grab but that remains as a tense thought that directs our making. The noun refers to something forgotten, vague, almost undoable, but in itself, in re moto, a movement starts again and a project or a research, with ethereous and ancient roots, stick out and becomes something else.

Atelier Remoto has collaborated through years with:
Carla Juaçaba, Martino Pedrozzi, Davide Pagliarini, Elias Kuhri, Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine, Francis Kéré, Garcés - de Seta - Bonet arquitectes, Fondazione Sella, Laboratorio Potenziale, O’Cypher Company, collettivo Paesaggi Migranti, Petrarubra Festival, Lucia Amaddeo, Matthew Bailey, Valeria Cobianchi, Michele Zanuso, Theresa Bader, Natanael Guzman, Vittoria Leonardelli, Marta Tonelli, Cornelia Mattiacci.
Since December 2021 is cowriter of the column Officina for Ark Magazine and RadioARK, a podcast about architecture and landscape.
In 2022 we received the Prize Miglior giovane progettista 2022 for Dandalò pavilion in L’Aquila.


Lara Monacelli Bani
(Bergamo, 16.11.1990)
studied in Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and in Paris Marne la Vallee, école de la ville et de territoires. She worked at CN10 Architetti, at Architeckturburo Peter Zumthor & Partner, at AS architecture studio in Shanghai and at Pezo Von Ellrichsausen in Chile. She collaborated with Domus Magazine, Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine and she has been personal assistant of Viabizzuno lighting design director. She is currently working at New Landscapes in Bergamo and is teaching assistant at Carla Juaçaba’s studio, at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland.
Valentina Merz
(Trento, 26.06.1990)
studied in Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, in Escuela Politecnica de Madrid and in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Quito in Ecuador.
She collaborated with Elemental Chile, Alejandro Aravena in Santiago de Chile, with Taller de arquitectura Frida Escobedo in Mexico city and with Architettura e Paesaggio in Milan.
She is currently teaching assistant at Carla Juaçaba’s studio, at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland.