Before receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture at the Venice School of Architecture (IUAV), Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone had the opportunity to study at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM). In 2014, he received a master’s degree at the Aarhus school of Architecture with a thesis on Haitian rural architecture.
In 2016, he finished his first project, “Ti kay là”, a housing complex for 30 Haitian kids in Anse-à-Pitres, a small town in the south of Haiti. With this project, in 2016 Visconti di Modrone won Azure magazine’s People’s Choice AZ Award in the “Social Good Award” category.
In 2017, he founded his own architecture studio, ABVM, an architecture practice based in Milan and Zurich focused on humanitarian and sustainable architecture.
The first project done by the studio was the Maidan Tent project, a community space tent in the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece that was published in a variety of Italian and international architectural magazines.
Since 2018, he has been working on different projects in Niger funded by the Italian cooperation agency and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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