SET is a team of young architects based in Rome, specialized in designing at different scales, from interiors to urban planning. The design procedure is always supported by in-depth theoretical research based on an investigation of the essence of architectural elements and a denial of what is redundant for understanding the constructed space. The office’s objective is to realize an architectural practice that is in direct dialogue with the people. This is achieved through careful attention to context and local culture, through experimental and coherent use of materials, through a critical approach to sustainability, and finally, by regarding the architectural object as cultural factor.
SET Architects is led by Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, and Andrea Tanci.