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Our team is motivated to drive progression in the built environment not just through completed projects, but through research and discussion. Our process combines sketching, model making, photography and writing – all of which characterise an ongoing conversation about how architecture can contribute positively to our societies.

SKETCHING AS A STARTING POINT

SKETCHING AS A STARTING POINT

Sketching is a crucial tool for our team in visualing early design ideas; exploring the physicality of a building and its potential whilst allowing flexibility for development. Following a client’s brief, we often produce a series of sketches to suggest the initial...

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THREEPLUSONE FEATURED ON ARCHDAILY AND ARCHELLO

THREEPLUSONE FEATURED ON ARCHDAILY AND ARCHELLO

Threeplusone, Valentino Architects’ three-storey residential block, has been featured on Archdaily, one of the world’s most visited architecture and design blogs, and Archello, an international architecture and product platform. The project, which was completed in...

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REVISITING TOYKO: AN ARCHITECTURAL PILGRIMAGE

REVISITING TOYKO: AN ARCHITECTURAL PILGRIMAGE

Daniela Valentino joined Valentino Architects in 2016 and has worked on a number of the studio’s prominent projects including the Sayonara Guesthouse and Kalkara Residences. Daniela is also a photographer whose work is featured by ARTZID and Mutual Art. In 2016, she...

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THREEPLUSONE NOMINATED AT THE 2022 EU MIES AWARDS

THREEPLUSONE NOMINATED AT THE 2022 EU MIES AWARDS

A list of 449 works nominated for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has been released, including Valentino Architects’ residential project, Threeplusone. The project is one of four nominated buildings from Malta,...

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PERMEABLE THRESHOLD: FACADE DEVELOPMENT, ŻEBBUĠ

PERMEABLE THRESHOLD: FACADE DEVELOPMENT, ŻEBBUĠ

The facade development of a Żebbuġ corner house has been conceived with controlled transparency, activation, and rhythm in mind – enlisting the formal qualities of the Mediterranean ‘loggia’ as a means to temper an otherwise solid facade. A slatted stone screen unites...

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Building A Place We Want To Live In

Building A Place We Want To Live In

Published on times of maltaThe pressure of density and overdevelopment in Malta has been increasingly felt in recent years. The pandemic has only intensified the weight of its consequences, pulling our priorities for improved quality of space into sharper focus. Over...

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Defining a new and sustainable built paradigm

Defining a new and sustainable built paradigm

It goes without saying that we are living in the strangest of times. As the early weeks of this pandemic go by, we are already familiarising ourselves with a new normal. We have had to re-programme our understanding of comfort, security and routine, each doing our...

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Defending Real Dialogue

Defending Real Dialogue

Published on times of malta2019 was fraught with construction debacle – from controversial planning decisions, to building collapses and fast-track regulatory reform, to tragic and all too easily avoidable loss of life on building sites. Amidst it all, it feels as...

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Connected Autonomy – A Home for Two Families

Connected Autonomy – A Home for Two Families

A brother and sister share a corner plot – a site that will house their independent family homes within one development. Their joint brief outlined a desire to achieve parity in the property’s value, arrangement and experience, creating two equal households on one...

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ECABS NOMINATED AT THE 2018 EU MIES AWARDS

ECABS NOMINATED AT THE 2018 EU MIES AWARDS

Valentino Architects’ eCABS booking office has been nominated as one of five Maltese architecture projects in this year’s EU Mies Award. The award, organsied by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and European Commission, select 383 projects from 38 countries every two...

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Designing beyond the visual

Designing beyond the visual

Ann Dingli interviews Valentino Architects, an emerging Maltese architecture practice that’s winning awards and carving out an elegantly measured approach to creating enduring architecture on the islands."The whole island will be obliterated by buildings. And this...

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