SAARI Associated Architects is an architecture practice that works within the field of architecture design, covering the scope from urban scale to interior design. .

After a long collaboration, Maria Rita Carella and Alessandro Cosmo founded 2003 the SAARI Associated Architects practice based in Venice, that throughout the years has created and strengthened its collaborations with expert consultants and professionals in every field and multidisciplinary aspect regarding design process, management, safety and work realization.

Since the first years, and over the years, SAARI practice has involved, listened to, and developped the custumer’s needs, in order to reach an exclusive and optimal result, thus combining formal and functional aspects.

The service we provide to the custumers is one of the strengths of our practice, which enables us to guarantee the best quality and the conformity between the project and the work, this thanks to the supervision of works that we directly take care of..

The research carried out by the SAARI practice follows an underlying theme that connects our works to one another, constantly studying tradition, getting inspiration from travelling and blending different techniques, making use of the resources and technologies of the new materials, thus respecting the environment.

Over the years our practice has built strong and permanent relations with the best cabinet-making craftsmen, the best smiths and the best glass-makers in Murano, and thanks to these working relations we provide high quality furnitures and design.

The SAARI practice worked all over the country. Among other things we have carried out some restoration works in Venice, some projects in Apulia (Bari, Lecce, Corato, Castel del Monte and in Trani’s harbor ) some projects in Rome,in Bologna and in many different towns in Friuli Venezia Giulia..

Maria Rita CARELLA

Born in Bari in 1964.
After getting the school-leaving certificate in figurative arts and history of art, she enrolled at the University I.U.A.V. in Venice.

After a long experience in the Escuela Técniqua Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid, she graduated with honours in Architecture Design, with the supervision of professors J. N. Baldeveg and L. Semerani.

During her long stay in Spain she awarded several scholarships from the Universidad Internacional Menendez y Pelayo of Santander and from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid for her participation in several seminars on architecture design.

Since 1996 she’s been a member of the Order of Architects, P.P.C., and has been working as self-employed architect.

From 1995 to 1998 she worked in association with the architect Annalisa Macina from Bari, with whom she carried out various projects in residential housing, and at the same time she pursued her artistic activity working on luminous sculptures, which enabled her to win several prizes and to be part of many personal and collective exhibitions.

Alessandro COSMO

Born in Udine in 1963.
He graduated summa cum laude in 1994 in Architecture Design at the University I.U.A.V. in Venice, with the supervision of professor Giovanni Fraziano.

He has been a member of the Order of Architects, P.P.C, since 1995.

After graduating he worked for the architecture office of professor Eleonora Mantese, with whom he worked as co-designer for the MURST research (on the reconstruction of the Souks in Beirout), he took part in the contest for the Arena in Pola (the project won the first place) and in the contest for the AEG Arena in Essen (Germany).

From 1995 to 1997 he collaborated with the municipal administration of Venice to modify the PRG, the general city plan, of the Venice mainland, coordinated by professor Leonardo Benevolo.

In 1996 he moved to the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid as holder of a scholarship from the Ministerio de los Asuntos Exteriores to do research into “architecture of Mediterranean towns”.

From 1996 to 1998 he collborated in the architecture design courses given by professor S. Mafioletti in I.U.A.V.

He partecipated in several national and international seminars of architecture design.

Since 1996 he has been working as self-employed architect in Venice for public and private jobs.