The name ATOMAA derives from the Ancient Greek word ἄτομος (átomos, “indivisible”) which comes from the words ἀ + τέμνω (“not” + “to cut”).
In ancient (and still in modern) Greek language ἄτομος (átomos) also means Person.
Born in Domodossola, Andrea studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University, and in Athens, at the National Technical University NTUA. He completed his degree in 2008. He is registered architect at Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM).
After graduating, he worked for architectural practices in Greece (Eleni Kostika Architecture, Athens) and in Italy (Studio Ravogli, Milan) until he joined David Chipperfield Architects in 2009, where he worked as a project architect until 2013.
Andrea moved to South America in 2013 and worked on several projects in Santiago de Chile.
Whilst in Chile, he also designed and constructed several country houses in association with the architectural practice Matias Zegers Arquitectos.
In August 2014 he founded in Santiago de Chile ANDEarchitettura. Since 2009 he has also been teaching assistant in the Architectural Design courses at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
In 2018 he co-founded with Cesare and Umberto the architectural firm ATOMAA.
Born in Milan, Cesare studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University and Facultade de Arqutectura do Porto. He completed his degree in 2008. He is registered architect at Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM) and Architects Registration Board in UK (ARB).
Between 2006 and 2008, during his studies, he participated in few projects in architectural offices like: Matteo Thun & Partners, Gianni Ottolini, Liverani&Molteni.
From 2008 to 2011 he works with Onsitestudio Srl, international architectural firm based in Milan, while collaborating as assistant teacher in Politecnico di Milano (arch. Fortis’s design course). In 2011 he starts his own firm “Planair”, focused on residential buldings and interior design. Between 2016 and 2019, he is project leader at Onsitestudio Srl, working on Public Building for Sport Facilities and Offices in Sassuolo.
In 2018 he co-founded with Andrea and Umberto the architectural firm ATOMAA.
Born in Varese, Umberto studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University, where he graduated in 2007. Since then he divides his time between practice and research, attending construction sites (with Claudio Sangiorgi) and participating in design competitions (with Andrea and Cesare). Since 2008 he has been involved in metropolitan architecture and environmental sustainability with Massimo Fortis as part of his PhD course and he is a member of the CTBUH (Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats). In 2012 he received a PhD in AUC (Architecture and Urban Planning and Conservation of Housing and Landscape) and he founded the studio ASABESI with Eleonora Salsa with whom he shares the passion for the intimate scale of living spaces, the scent of wood and reflected light. Craftmanship and Playfulness are two terms that are nice to him.
From 2018 he teaches Architectural Design with Orsina Simona Pierini at the Polytechnic University of Milan and with Andrea and Cesare co-founded ATOMAA.
The practice was founded in 2018 by Andrea Del Pedro Pera, Cesare Galligani and Umberto Maj. ATOMAA is formed from a fifteen-year friendship between the three partners and the union of their three architectural firms.
ATOMAA is Architecture and Interior Design. The studio takes care of the architectural design and the coordination of the key aspects of the project, in order to propose synthetic visions for unique inhabitable spaces.
ATOMAA aims to create a unique relationship between people and architecture.