Is an architectural office born in 2014, founded by Valentina Merz and Lara Monacelli Bani, with undefined domicile.
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 collaborates as studio assistant with Carla Juacaba at AAM in Switzerland and is glad to announce the beginning of a research with Laboratorio Potenziale about Potential Architecture.
We are currently working with the dance company O’Chipher on a competition for a public park to renovate together with the community and the performers.
In 2019 we received a special mention at Premio Maggia and the third price for a pavilion in the park of Levico Terme in Trentino. In 2016 we won the first price for the construction of a camera obscura in Pennabilli, Italy.
We worked on Immediate Landscape with Studio Mumbai for the 16th Venice Biennale Reporting from the front, with filmakers Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine of Living Architectures for a short movie on Monte Carasso in Ticino, with Francis Kéré for the project Learning by doing on the construction of a visitors center in Gando in Burkina Faso and with Martino Pedrozzi in Marvaglia valley, moving gently alpine old rocks.

Atelier Remoto has collaborated through years with:
architect Lucia Amaddeo, Matthew Bailey, Valeria Cobianchi, photographer Natanael Guzman, carpenter Nicola Tonini, collettivo Paesaggi Migranti, Laboratorio Potenziale.




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 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 CN10 architects in Bergamo and is teaching assistant at AAM 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 and with Taller de arquitectura Frida Escobedo in Mexico city.
She is currently working at Architettura e Paesaggio in Milan and is teaching assistant at AAM in Switzerland.