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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.

ARCHITECTURE’S SUPPORTING ROLE

ARCHITECTURE’S SUPPORTING ROLE

In 2021, a year after the outbreak of Covid-19, restrictions still dictated society’s spatial and communal activity. The architecture of the home became a backdrop to events traditionally taken up elsewhere, stretching its conventional function of shelter and respite...

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Reclaiming Public Space

Reclaiming Public Space

PUBLISHED ON TIMES OF MALTAIn 2015, Renzo Piano’s Parliament building was completed as one of the major components to the wider City Gate Project. After months, even years, of contentious dialogue around what the project would mean for Valletta, Parliament House...

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LA SERENISSIMA FEATURED ON DEZEEN

LA SERENISSIMA FEATURED ON DEZEEN

La Serenissima, Valentino Architects’ retrofit project converting a former artist’s studio into a contemporary living space, has been featured on Dezeen. The project revives the self-made sanctuary of one of Malta’s most compelling modern artists – Frank Portelli...

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LOST VOCABULARY: BEAUTY, UGLINESS, TASTE

LOST VOCABULARY: BEAUTY, UGLINESS, TASTE

Jean Ebejer, Architect at Valentino Architects, questions whether we have lost our vocabulary around the description of buildings and environments. Positioning architecture as the most honest and transparent product of society, he explores its capacity to define...

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Times of Malta Two-Part Interview

Times of Malta Two-Part Interview

with Stephanie FsadniPART 1 Malta is ‘not overdeveloped, it’s overbuilt’ – Published in Times of Malta 14.10.2021 Valletta architecture firm honoured at Iconic Awards Valentino Architects, a design-led architecture practice based in Valletta, have recently been...

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Modelling Kalkara

Modelling Kalkara

Built as a presentation tool, the Kalkara Residences model highlights the project’s position within a town cul-de-sac, giving dimension to its narrow site between a pedestrian alley and wider road. The model was cut, built and assembled by hand by Rob Colvin,...

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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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