The story of “Martini Studio Progetti di Architettura” began when Paolo Antonio Martini left Massa (Massa-Carrara) and moved to Florence to join the faculty of Architecture. In 1969 he graduated in Florence with the highest grades.

From 1969 to 1973 he worked as Leonardo Savioli’s assistant, who was the teacher of the course of “live drawing” at the faculty of architecture in Florence. In 1971 Paolo Antonio Martini won the 1st prize at the “Grand Prix International d’Urbanisme et d’architecture” about the main theme “The city and the free time”. He resulted between the sixteen groups selected by the jury of three hundred and fifty participants.

In the early seventies Paolo Antonio Martini was appointed as a graphic designer to illustrate magazines and textbooks for schools. Later he worked in the creation of graphic designs of cover pages, periodicals, posters and logos.

In the same period he began the design of residential complexes for the cooperative with a undivided property and integrated shopping centers. In 1975 he met Graziano Cantini and Pasquale Colafrancesco thus the founding core of the design team was born which would create “Martini Studio”..

In the early years of activity the newly formed team is engaged in the research and design of settlement models for residences and collective facilities. The three architects commissioned by prefabrication companies, took place in the research and experimentation to define manufacturing processes and to make catalogues of components for home and school building (housing: C.E.R. technical catalogue “Progetto sera”, school building: qualifications of the construction system of the ministry of education).

At the end of the seventies the group coordinated the demonstration program about the design and construction of 800 apartments aimed at energy savings through the use of passive devices for the capture of solar energy. It was the first two years of the ten-year plan for housing in Tuscany (1979-1980) and they worked with Consorzio Etruria, Agip S.p.A., Agi Petroli S.p.A. and Inso S.p.A..

In 1983 the professional association “Martini Studio” assumed its present legal status. In the same year began an important collaboration with Tomàs Maldonado for the drafting of the guide plan for the area of Castello in the north-wet of Florence. From 1988 to 1990 there was another important collaboration with Carlo Aymonimo for the drafting of the master plan of San Lorenzo a Greve in the south-west area of Florence.

From 1985 to 1995 Paolo Antonio Martini founded and edited with Gilberto Corretti the magazine “Professione Architetto” of the Ordine degli Architetti Toscani. Between 1983 and 1990 the activity of the architects is mostly focused on the recovery of wide industrial areas to reclaim and redevelop with new and more suitable multifunctional destinations. They also faced the study of residential and touristic settlements, with a particular attention to the definition of the public spaces, of the green spaces ande environmental impact assessment, on a territorial scave.

In 1990 the team moved from the apartment in Piazza Duomo n. 4 in Florence, to the current location, a county house in the south-west area of Florence, which was restored and propery adapted to the needs of the work in architecture. Here “Martini Studio” continues to plan and direct works on the construction of settlements, social infrastructures and school buildings, office buildings and multifunctional building complexes, tourist resorts and shopping malls, hotels resorts both in Italy and abroad. It’s also involved in several contests of ideas. “Martini Studio” in partnership with Gianfranco Lizzul, a member of the International Studio of architecture Chapman Taylor, built a large shopping complex in Florence.

In the most recent period  became part of the professional association Ferruccio Martini and other young architects, that make possible the extension and expansion of the area of the professional activity, especially abroad. They plan residential and tourist settlements in ancient complexes in the historical center of Prague, shopping malls, business centers and hotels in large areas near the ring road in St.Petersburg. In addition to the development of other appointments, such ad the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ceramics in Montelupo Fiorentino, in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Buffi, they have draw up the plans for the construction of a multipurpose tower with advanced technologies, placed near the gates of Florence.

  • Florence (1969) P.A. Martini in a protest march for the housing rights

  • Florence (1976) Palazzo dei congressi, exhibition with projects of architecture designed  by P.A. Martini

  • Florence (1980) Studio of architecture in Duomo square

  • Florence (1980) P.A. Martini with Cantini and Colafrancesco

  • Florence (1985) Tomàs Maldonado

  • Florence (1986) Carlo Aymonino

  • Florence (1987) P.A. Martini in Santa croce Square’s  with a team of architects

  • Florence (1988) P.A. Martini with Adolfo Natalini at “Doppio Corpo”, a residential building placed at the Piagge

  • Florence (1988) Palazzo Vecchio,  Norman Foster with P.A. Martini at the presentation   of the exhibition " Tre temi sei progetti "

  • Florence (1988)”la Fondiaria” team of architects, assigned to draw up the plan “castello direttrice nord-ovest”

  • Florence (1989) contruction site Parterre, P.A. Martini with Pasquale Colafrancesco on the crane

  • Florence (1989) P.A. Martini with a team of architects in the new location of the atelier

  • Florence (1990) Colafrancesco with Neil Shalat in the drawing room of the new atelier

  • Florence (2006)  P.A. Martini with S.Bianchi in the office Ceramic of SAGE in the Brunelleschi’s ceramic offices

  • Florence (2009)  interiors

  • Florence (2009)  interiors

  • Florence (2009)  interiors