MArch (Dist), MA Digital Arch (RIBA, ARB)
Paola Tuosto studied Architecture at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and graduated with distinction in 2004. She attended the Post Master in Interior Design (Salamanca University) and the Post Master in Digital Architecture (2005 INARCH, Rome). After graduating she worked in a variety of practices in Italy including Studio Fuksas in Rome, where she gained extensive experience on worldwide projects such as Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, the Giorgio Armani store and showroom in Tokyo and others in United Arab Emirates. She went on to work as Project Leader on international projects at Metrogramma in Milan. Paola joined Foster+ Partners in 2010 to work on Walbrook office building in London next to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
She has since focused on interior design and has worked on the design of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in the heart of the City of London. She was also involved in several large-scale mixed used schemes in France, Beijing, Cairo and Sao Paulo. More recently she had been working on a new headquarters building for Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Copenhagen and the Principal Place mixed-use scheme in the City of London. One of London’s largest planning permission applications. The masterplan includes a commercial tower and a residential tower with retail at the base. Paola is a guest critic at the University of Kent.
IUAV and AA MArch (RIBA, ARB)
Lorenzo Vianello graduated in architecture in Italy in 2005. From 2005 to 2009 he collaborated with several firms, including OMA, Studio Fuksas and UNStudio. From 2009 to 2011 he deepened his research, attending the Design Research Laboratory programme at the Architectural Association. Here he was guided by tutor Patrik Schumacher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects, during the development of his final thesis. The theme of the thesis was a proto-tower, a system of algorithms that generates projects of high-rises with optimized properties for different environments and functional programmes.
Lorenzo worked at Foster+Partners joining the Apple Stores Innovation Team and the in-house Workplace Consultancy Team.
At the latter, he specialized in office space planning from the analysis to the implementation of strategies. During this experience, he developed algorithmic tools for generating efficient floor layouts. Lorenzo had been lecturing at the Architectural Association, Oxford Brookes University, London South Bank University, Inchbald School of Design, University of Kent and Southeast University (China). Currently, he works as a Design Director at London-based practice T&V Architects and as a guest critic at the University of Kent.
T&V Architects delivers exclusive design solutions to our clients by creatively blending tangible and intangible components.
T&V Architects aims to be one of the leading architectural firms through the creation of avant-garde solutions and excellent service.
How We Work
T&V Architects is a London-based studio for architecture, interior design and art, founded by Paola Tuosto and Lorenzo Vianello. The office design approach is rooted in the 15-year experience of the directors, who had been collaborating with leading international practices, such as Foster+Partners, Studio Fuksas, UNStudio and OMA. Our firm is inspired by imagination and technical innovation to deliver solutions that respond to the needs of people.
Creativity and innovation are at the heart of our work. In each project, our design vision melts with our client’s culture, mission and values in order to meet its objectives. We develop bespoke solutions that arise from our continual research in materials and digital strategies. Building an inventive way requires a passion for the new technologies and a desire to humanize them.