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I am a practicing architect, researcher and educator, working in the fields of architecture, interiors, public spaces, and installations. I joined the Portsmouth School of Architecture in 2017, where I teach design studios with a specific focus on the contemporary housing condition in high-density urban configurations.


Prior, I was Assistant Professor at Korea Tech (South Korea) for six years. As a practitioner, I worked for several local firms in Italy for five years and was involved in public and private projects of different scales – both in design and construction. In 2014, I founded PEDRABISSI STUDIO in South Korea, a young design practice which operates to expand the disciplinary boundary of architecture into the fields of visual arts, material exploration and historical research. The studio’s interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks.

I received my BSc in architecture from Florence University in Italy and my MSc in architecture and urbanism from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Research Interests

My areas of expertise relate to the theory and practice of contemporary architectural design. The architectural composition and the study of the domestic space are the main focus of my research interests, specifically, where the public nature of architecture is investigated in regards to urban life in high-density urban configurations. Other areas of expertise involve the study of the interior design, public art installations, spatial design, innovation and technology, and digital technology. The study of the urban morphology and building typology – with a concentration on European and East Asian case studies – complete the spectrum of my competencies.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • Module Coordinator, Design Studio, BA2 Interior Architecture & Design
  • Module Coordinator, Technology & Materials, BA2 Interior Architecture & Design
  • Tutor, MArch, History & Theory of Architecture
  • Tutor, BA3, Dissertation
  • Contributor, BA1 and BA2 History and Theory of Architecture
  • Contributor, MArch 



  • Course Leader for the CIHE Hong Kong: BA Interior Architecture & Design, UoP Joint Top-Up Degree Programme
  • Year Coordinator, BA Interior Architecture & Design, Year 2 (IAD2)
  • Associate member the Research Group: Computational and Analogue theory and practices in Architecture: Intersections.
  • Associate Researcher of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities
  • Associate of the Media Hub, the first opens media lab of the school of architecture. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science, Delft University of Technology

1 Sept 200828 Dec 2011

Award Date: 28 Jan 2011

BSc (Hons), Architecture, University of Florence

20 Sept 200231 Oct 2006

Award Date: 31 Oct 2006

External positions

Architect – Principal, Pedrabissi Studio

1 Feb 2014 → …

Assistant Professor, Korea University of Technology and Education

1 Sept 201130 Jun 2017

Project Architect, Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Professionisti

1 Nov 200630 Aug 2008

Junior Architect, Pierattelli Architettura

1 Feb 200530 Nov 2005

Construction Coordinator, Pedrabissi Srl. Società di Ingegneria

8 Jan 200230 Aug 2002

Construction Coordinator, Paolo Beltrami Costruzioni Spa

8 Jan 200130 Nov 2001

Mason – Carpenter, Ori s.r.l.

1 Jul 199820 Dec 1999


  • NA Architecture
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • East Asia
  • Urban Design
  • Technology
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Architectural Practice
  • Global Cities


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