Simeto Workshop, Sicily


Simeto Workshop_indoor presentationGreat to get out of the London studio and spend a week back in sunny Catania as one of the ‘local architects’ for an international student architectural workshop. Ideas for how to make the most of historical, geological and geomorphologic features in the valley of the Simeto, running down the north side of Mount Etna via the Norman town of Motta S. Anastasia to the orange groves of the plain of Catania.

Personal drive was to explore narrative led design and the use of icons to communicate ideas. An attempt to reconnect the creative mind to pen & paper rather than students leaping straight on to their Mac notebooks…




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