Maurice Nio describes his project for the extension of the Pecci Center for contemporary art in Prato.
Maurice Nio, principal and founder of Dutch architecture studio Nio Architecten, met our grad students today in Prato, at the opening of the Pecci Center for contemporary art that he designed. Here they are with Maurice Maurice Nio as he describes them his project for the extension of the Pecci Center.
Maurice Nio (1959) graduated in 1988 from the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft , his thesis project being a villa for Michael Jackson: the most peculiar thesis project that year. This project has been of vital importance to his hybrid approach. Through a mixture of mythological and pragmatic mental processes, cryptic and at the same time utterly transparent design strategies, he has realized projects at BDG Architekten Ingenieurs (1991-1996), such as the enormous waste incinerator aviTwente. Since 2000 he operates from his own design studio NIO architecten. His books You Have the Right to Remain Silent (1998) and Unseen I Slipped Away (2004), just as his exhibition “SNAKE SPACE”, were very successful. His new book SupraSensitivity in Architecture was released today, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Centro Pecci in Prato, Italy.