PROF. LINO BIANCO

Lino Bianco (born December 31, 1965 in Malta), completed his undergraduate education in architecture at the University of Malta and later moved to The Bartlett, University College London to complete his postgraduate studies. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Sofia, Bulgaria. He also holds a first degree in philosophy and humanistic studies and, from the University of Leicester, a postgraduate degree majoring in the geology of building materials. During the duration of his lengthy tertiary education spanning nearly fifteen years, his academic supervisors and mentors were leading professors in their respective disciplines: Richard England (architecture), Adrian Forty (architectural history), Veselina Troeva (urban design and planning), Miloslav Tochacek (Structural Engineering), (late) Rev. Peter Serracino Inglott (philosophy) and (late) Anselm Dunham (geology).

In 1997 he founded Lino Bianco and Associates, an architectural studio that utilizes technology, construction material, art, environment, space, tone and function to create unique spatial experiences. Underlying his work is a philosophy which integrates the tangible and intangible dimensions of a space within a given place. His multi-disciplinary interests are evident not only in the interdisciplinary projects which he directed, but also in his architectural consultancy on urban design and planning and in his publications.

  From 1997-8, he was Chairman of the Planning Council Malta and, from 1997 until 2000, a member of the Planning Appeals Board (Malta). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Geological Society, a member of the Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers of Malta, and a member of the Chamber of Architects of Bulgaria. He holds Eur. Ing. from the Fédération Internationale d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs. He held various teaching posts. He currently lectures, tutors and directs research at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Malta, and is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

A home for an architect, Zabbar, Malta (1998-2001)

Redesigning accesses to Second World War shelter, Zabbar, Malta (2005-2006)

A place of the soul: restoration and extension to dilapted room into corner dwelling unit, Nadur, Gozo (2006-to-date)

Washroom to apartment block, Hamrun, Malta (2008-2011)

Re-development of Place Lalla Yeddouna, Fez. Morocco (Competition entry, 2010)

 

Re-development of Place Lalla Yeddouna, Fez. Morocco (Competition entry, 2010)

 

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