The architecture studio LANZA Atelier was founded in 2015 by Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo.
LANZA has been nominated for the 2016 Ibero-American Architecture Biennial Award and the Mies Crown Hall Award for Emerging Architects, IIT Chicago 2016. The study also received an Honorable Mention in the Competition for the El Eco Museum Pavilion 2016 and is one of the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2017.
LANZA’s first solo show took place at SFMOMA from March until July 29, 2018 where they presented the 'Steps Table' which ATRA is now exhibiting in the San Francisco Gallery.
The 3-Steps-Table being created at the ATRA studio is a part of a series of furniture that investigates and questions the relationships we take for granted between our body and different objects. The design of the table that formally refers to the staircase of a modernist house, situates horizontal surfaces of slightly reflecting black granite, at 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches above the ground. These three platforms offer the user three heights, three shadows, three moments, three spaces.