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  • Highlighted Entry – Common Tectonics

    Highlighted Entry – Common Tectonics

    For Immediate Release: Architensions Proposal For A Building That Opens Towards The City Fabric Has Been Highlighted By A Jury Among 235 Proposal From 47 Countries. Architecture must relate to urbanism. Under this premises the […]

  • Architensions Completes a Writing Pavilion

    Architensions Completes a Writing Pavilion

    For Immediate Release: Writing and drawing are activities that contribute to the creation of a parallel imaginative world and to producing infinite options whenever a condition of isolation or immersive solitude is needed. The small […]

  • Van Alen Institute – Escape Route: New Itineraries

    Van Alen Institute – Escape Route: New Itineraries

    Alessandro Orsini, Architensions founding principal has been invited by the Van Alen Institute to present the most recent urban research of the office focused on escapes routes within and outside the city. From the press […]

  • Blurring Boxes Breaks Ground

    Blurring Boxes Breaks Ground

    Our project in landmark Greenpoint district of Brooklyn broke  ground and is officially under construction. Foundations excavation started in August. Check our Instagram for  Blurring Boxes construction updates.

  • Cultural Center in Italy

    Cultural Center in Italy

    InfinityScape was submitted by Architensions for the Space to Culture Architectural Competition. The project was a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. […]

Architensions is an innovative architecture and urban design office operating globally from our New York office. The firm is dedicated to exploring the relationship between architecture and the social developments of contemporary cities through new ways of integrating and organizing ideas with the programmatic and functional essence of a building within the urban fabric. The firm design approach is a collaborative effort between all the people in our office without hierarchy. The design progresses through a series of pin-ups where multidisciplinary professionals contribute to the projects. We also collaborate with a number of corporations and fabricators dedicating their time and expertise to the projects, aiming to make new and innovative design. Regardless of budget and size the office take new works as a challenging opportunity to grow and experiment. Projects are always undertaken as a form of research. Instead of imposing a style we try to anchor the design to the place, the “genius loci” acquiring a special sensibility in integrating new projects into context with particular cultural and historic importance. This leads us to experiment with different materials, linked to the tradition and specificity of the site. Architensions emphasizes sustainable building and site development as fundamental to innovative and imaginative design, incorporating green roofs, double walls and advanced mechanical systems. The firm expertise varies from urban design, architecture, interior design and product design, with extensive international experience on residential and cultural building.

Architensions is an architecture and urban design office