Simone Bove, Laurea Arch.


nbboveLaurea Architecture, University of Roma Tre, 2003


Simone has been with Pantheon Institute since: 2013 


n!studio. In 2004 Simone joined n!studio – Ferrini & Stella Associated Architects in Rome, being responsible for many projects of cultural buildings, museums, heritage conservation, archaeology, dwellings, high-rises, and landscape.

Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia. Jury Member of the IX Edition of the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2011 for students, in collaboration with the Pantheon Institute in Rome,  2011

Awards, recognition and honors

Participation with n!studio at the IX Edition of the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2011 for professionals with the project of the Archaeological Museum de La Breche et de La Noye.

In 2008, with n!studio Simone took part to the 11th Venice Architecture Biennial with the project “Residentity” and to 3rd Beijing Architecture Biennial with a project for the sustainable reconversion of the industrial D-Park in Beijing.

Since 2004, when Simone joined n!studio, projects of n!studio have been presented in numerous architectural exhibits, including: Italy now at Cornell University in New York (2005); the RIBA in London (2006); Sustainable. Italy at London Festival of Architecture (2008); Archilab 2008; XI International Venice Biennale of Architecture (2008); “Pensare la Materia-n!studio-projects” at Come Se Gallery in Rome (2008); “Le città del futuro” at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (2008) etc.


Publications and presentations

Publication of article in the scientific journal DO.CO.MO.MO Italia. 2012

Collaboration with the WA-World Architecture magazine published by Tsinghua University in Beijing for the preparation of special issues of the magazine. 2006-2007

Collaboration with the publishing house Hust Press and AADCU Program in Beijing for the realization of international architectural monographs, 2007.

The projects Simone has developed with n!studio have been published in top architecture magazines, including: Casabella, Domus, Costruire, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, L’Industria delle costruzioni, Paesaggio Urbano, Edilizia Popolare, Il Sole 24 Ore, d’Architettura, World Architecture, Architecture Crèe, Bauwelt, TC Quadernos, Architectural Review and the catalogues of the Venice Biennale and the Milan Triennale.

In 2008, Simone coordinated the publication of a monograph entitled “n!studio.The Sense of Matter” including the most recent projects of the office, published by AADCU Program + Hust Press Beijing and distributed worldwide by Idea Books.

Courses Taught at the Pantheon Institute:

ARCH 499A Architecture + Urban Design Studio

Previous Teaching Positions:

Design Studio IV held by Prof. Maurizio Ranzi at the School of Architecture, University of Roma Tre, 2003-2006

Design Studio IV held by Prof. Pino Milani at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of PennState University, Rome, 2006-2007

Professional Practice Design Activity:

In the last years Simone has working in the field of promotion of cultural heritage and development of sustainable projects. The architectural research he has carried out together with n!studio has been primarily focused on museum buildings such as Dom Robert Museum in Soréze, France (2012-), Luo Zhongli and Sichuan Fine Art Museum in Chongqing, China (2010-), Museum of Lime Production inside the dismissed Lime Factory in Beffes, France (2013-), Archaeological Museum and Laboratory in Breteuil, France (2011), West Market Silk Road Museum in Xi’an (2008), Casa Artusi Museum and Cultural Centre in Forlimpopoli (2007).

The design activity with n!studioalso includes many projects in the archaeological field such as the international competitions for the Archaeological Park of the Baoensi Temple in Nanjing, China (2012), the Archaeological Park of Yangshan Tablet Stone and Nanjing Homo Erectus Fossil in Tangshan, China (2012), the Museum in the future Archaeological Park of Sarcapos, Cagliari (2011), the Epang Palace Archaeological in Xi’an, China (2002), and several cultural buildings such as Cultural Center F. Rude in Paris, France (2011-), Ss. Quattro Library in Rome (2007), Exhibition Centre in Pitigliano (2007) etc.

In 2006-2007 Simon collaborated with professor Bulian and n!studio in the design of two important exhibitions at World Art Museum in Beijing, promoted by Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage: “Mirroring the age” and “Great Civilizations”, opening events of Italian year in China


Speaker at the conference “Landscapes of XIX Century ”, DO.CO.MO.MO Italia inside MAXXI, Rome. 2013

Lecturer on the topic “Architecture and Archaeology” at Iowa State University, Rome,  2013

Research on the concept of widespread museum and preservation and promotion of artistic, cultural and landscape Heritage of Asian culture, through numerous field trips and meetings with local institutions in China, in the municipality of Beijing and the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Shaanxii, Sichuan and in Vietnam, in the capital Hanoi. 2005-2014

Participation to the International Forum of Museums Directors at the World Art Museum in Beijing. 2006

Participation in the conference “Rescuing the Past: Challenges and Opportunities in Cultural Heritage Preservation and Development” at the Museum of History in Hanoi, Vietnam, sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam, the Foundation “Lerici”, Politecnico di Milano, Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information on the occasion of the Italian Rainbow in Vietnam. 2007

Participation in the “Symposium Living the Environment: City and Territory between growth and sustainability”, promoted by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Marche, Politecnico di Milano, Hanoi University of Architecture, on the occasion of the Italian Rainbow in Vietnam, 2007

Participation in “The International Academic Symposium of Conservation and Sustainable Development of Village Cultural Landscape” in the province of Guizhou, China, organized by the Guizhou Provincial Department of Culture, Peking University and Tongji University,  2008

Design consultancy for the creation of the new science center and museum of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China,  2007

Participation in the workshop for the sustainable conversion of former industrial complex 751 D-Park in Beijing on the occasion of the 3rd Beijing Architecture Biennale, China,  2008

Teaching Philosophy:

Notions are important but process is essential. Searching for the sense of things informs each aspect of architectural research – especially in its everlasting relationship with historical, cultural and geographical context.

What Students Need to Bring to the Study Abroad Experience:

Might sound strange but their “unfamiliarity” with the eternal city will be their best companion throughout their stay in Rome – helping them observe the city with the proper and necessary distance of a scholar and a professional, searching for respectful and yet innovative solutions to architectural and urban dilemmas of one of the most ancient cities in the world. By the way, since you are coming, don’t forget to bring your unquestionable passion for architecture and urban design.

Favorite Teaching Moment(s):

desk crits…obviously, and “out of the record” debates.

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