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Leandro Martinez-Pesce

MA work

A Silo Movement

An architectural typology for a new type of foodbank; a space to destigmatise the processes of obtaining free food and a place that will re-distribute food surplus.

There is a change in society, one where there is a growing inequality, resulting in changes in the regulations for domestic spaces. This has led to a need of the reinvention of our democratic spaces, a blurring of the private and public sphere, to create communal spaces that are becoming our shared living room.

Following this development, under the topic of interior urbanism I have questioned if we can create new types of public urban facilities that might progress and then facilitate our increasingly nomadic urban lifestyles.

A Silo Movement is a proposal for a new meeting place that reduces the gap between the disparities between people, using the redistribution of food as its main theme. It answers this need with the design of an efficient logistic system, one that aims to popularise food exchange and consumption, in the process de-stigmatising food banks. It is a space of integrated care, suggesting that even when times are hard the basic needs should be met without judgment.


  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Interior Design, 2016

  • With curiosity and the will to pay attention to details, I pursue solutions that speak their own language. I take in consideration narrative and emotions in addition to the social, environmental and economical aspects that surrounds the given space and place. 

    By digging to the root of the given question, I explore how an architectural action has the power to shape, create and change the world we live in.  

  • Degrees

  • BA Interior Design, Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, 2012
  • Experience

  • Assistant Architectural Designer: NC Design & Architecture, Hong Kong, 2015 ; Assistant Designer: Lervik Design Studio, Stockholm, 2013-2014
  • Awards

  • Winning Prize: South Kensington Pedestrian Tunnel Competition, Royal College of Art, 2014; Prize of Excellence: A spasso per la casa, Istituto Europeo di Design, 2012