CARLO LOCOCO was born in Maropati (Reggio Calabria), in 1958. He holds a degree in Architecture from “Valle Giulia” (University La Sapienza). He collaborated with his thesis advisor, architect Dario Passi on a number of projects including the bid for the Paris Opera and the Accademia Bridge (1985 Venice Architecture Bienniale).
After his degree, Mr Lococo focused on the study of architectural drawing and worked for the Peter Eisenman Architect Studio.
He established his architectural practice in 1986, turning his attention to construction practices and architectural detail.
During the 90s, Mr. Lococo focused mainly on architectural design in the historical contexts and settings. He worked on the restoration of historical buildings, both public and private residences, always demonstrating great awareness for the value and beauty of antique materials and fixtures.
In the late 90s he devoted himself to the design and restoration of hotels including, in 2004, the renovation and extension (40 rooms and hall) of the Hotel Beaurivage designed by Giò Ponti.
The link between architecture and art became even more prevalent with the growing involvement of the studio in the museum environment. The collaboration with Antonio Romano (Inarea) was formalized in 2006. Also in 2006, the studio led the project for the restyling of the Manzoni metro station in Rome, a pilot project that helped define the guidelines for the restoration of all metro stations. The professional relationship with Inarea also led to the development of a restyling-branding activity for major Italian brands.