LANZA is an architectural practice founded in 2015 in Mexico City by Alessandro Arienzo and Isabel Abascal. Their work is characterized by a drive to contribute to the beauty of the world from a critical and engaged perspective.
LANZA’s projects foreground local materials and vernacular construction techniques. Their object design and furniture projects are approached as architectural projects and seek to establish close links with the space in which they live and with the people who handle it.
LANZA is a winner of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects 2017 and the Emerging Voices Award 2023 of the Architectural League of New York, which described their multimodal work as one that “expresses an inventiveness, a sensitivity to context, and a compositional refinement that spans scales and forms.”
LANZA’s first solo show took place at SFMOMA in 2018. They also participated in the 12 São Paulo Architecture Biennale in 2019, the VDL House II Residency Program in 2022, and the Latin American Architecture Biennial 2023.