King Roselli Architetti, founded in 1997, is an architecture practice operating at various scales of project that extend from landscape to product design. Most of our work to date has been in the hospitality sector in the design of new-build hotels and holiday resorts.
An important exception is the Lateran University Library in San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome. For this project we received the ANCE-InArch national prize for best new building 2008 and a special mention in the The Gold Medal Prize for Architecture given by the MilanTriennale in 2009.
Each project has been taken as an opportunity to explore wider architectural themes outside the strict confines of programme, budget, building regulations and technology.
An open-ended working method has been developed which allows us to tackle a wide variety of programme and type of project. The design of a hotel building in a landscape or urban setting, or a refreshment kiosk or a mass-produced chair are all of equal interest to us. We have worked extensively on the interiors of existing hotels and the public spaces associated with them. Many of the product design projects, be they contract furniture, carpets or bathroom fittings, arose from interior design schemes we were developing.
All of our built work to date is in Italy, in Rome or Milan. The Club Med Holiday resort will go on site in Sicily. Outside Italy, we have completed the planning and landscaping of a new tropical resort on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia, with the design of several villa types, a hillside village, retail spaces, public spaces, integrated in an extensive landscape project running through the complex. More recently Qatar Foundation has commissioned us as concept architects for a large hotel in Education City, Doha due for completion in 2018.