Felice Patacca

He lives and works in Rome. In 1974 he enrolled in Sapienza University, Rome, where he attended, for three years, the Faculty of Architecture, while at the same time obtaining a certificate as an Industrial Designer from the Region of Lazio. In 1977, he created the graphic design cooperative “Linea 10”, a services company for the architecture sector, providing detailed/engineering designs for professional firms, architecture mock-ups and prototypes, and also designing the exhibition on Industrial Archaeology at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 1978, after having attended the historical modelling workshop held by the renowned A. Valentini, he set up an “Architecture Workshop”, which highlights the importance of model-making in the architecture design stages, experimenting in new techniques and with a continuous search for new materials for consistently improving project quality. In the 1980s he started a longstanding collaboration with the architecture firm specialising in sanitary and hospital facilities managed by R. Angeletti, and with the architecture firm of G. Saraceno, while at the same time developing numerous architecture models, improving the execution and perception quality to the point of grasping and representing the essential ideas underlying the project. In 1996, he set up the architecture services company “Archdelta Servizi per l’Architettura”, combining a craft approach and professional skills with the new digital technologies. He is the President the Unione Modellisti Romani, established in 1998. Between 2003 and 2009, he was a member of ADI (Association for Industrial Design) and, in 2003, he started teaching an Architectural Model-Making course at RUFA. In 2005, he held two seminars, one in Rome and one in Piacenza, on the theme “Dall’idea al plastico” (From the Idea to the Mock-up). In 2010, he held a degree subject in Industrial Design – Prototypes Workshop 3 at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University in Rome. In his career of over thirty years he has developed many architecture models of international importance, including the “Messina Straits Bridge”, exhibited in the Italian Pavilion of the Shanghai Expo, the New Tiburtina Station in Rome, the new Florence Auditorium for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. In 2012, for his great experience in model-making and his constant search for quality, CNA of Rome included Archdelta in its “Repertory” of Excellences of Rome.