We are thrilled to announce that our new building CVC is opening today! The building designed with PoplyHouse system hosts E. Vigolungo S.p.A.’s new Offices & Showroom in Canale, Italy.
Through this project, laa explores the potential of the poplar plywood on the construction of prefabricated portal structures.
The whole process, resulting in designing of a new construction joint named – PoplyHouse – intends to apport considerable advantages in drywall construction. A project which combines technological innovation with sustainable architecture, develops a building that is sustainable during all phases of its life cycle: from production to assembling phases.


PoplyHouse Press

Discovering PoplyHouse. A project combining Italian poplar industry and Japanese woodwork tradition. Today we are on Corriere Torino – Corriere della Sera (p.9)


PoplyHouse Press

Made almost entirely of poplar, PoplyHouse is an experimental project immersed in the natural context between the hills of Roero and rows of poplars. Designed by laa – Lorena Alessio Architetti in cooperation with E. Vigolungo S.p.A. – on Comunità Montagna, UNCEM Piemonte (p.8-9)



Vivere, Lavorare, Muoversi: Nuove sfide della progettazione in Architettura e nel Design – Seminar moderated by Lorena Alessio and organized by The Plan, with the partecipation of Giuseppe Tortato – Giuseppe Tortato Architetti and Susanna Tradati – Studio Nemesi.

Public open space design in Tokyo urban environment: a historical overview.

Public open space design in Tokyo urban environment: a historical overview.


Japan from A to Z

Preface, illustrations, and photographs by Lorena Alessio, in the new small book published by disegnodiverso and written by Guido Montanari, “Japan from A to Z”, talks about Japan as perceived during a stay of two months.


Canale Vigolungo

The construction site of our CVC work in Canale has started. The project for the realization of a prefabricated building with modules in plywood marks our first collaboration with the company E.Vigolungo S.p.A. The building will host offices and showroom spaces and it is expected to open at the end of the year.



Retreat for Silence

A new project for the community of Montiglio and surroundings. The new project by laa combines prefabricated plywood elements with zero net energy buildings.



You can find our project for Atlas Peintures on CASA NATURALE magazine (XVI n. 108 – September/October 2020 – pp 108)

Accupoli - Accumoli, Italy

On the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that hit Central Italy, we propose Accupoli, a temporary Community Centre designed by Lorena Alessio with the Politecnico di Torino. A project exploring plywood structural potential

A+U n.586

Transit Oriented “Development and Management” article by Lorena Alessio 



Accupoli at the 16th Venice Biennale

In 2018 Accupoli was one of the projects selected for the Arcipelago Italia pavilion. In the same year the project received a mention from The Plan awards 2018.

26.05 – 25.11.2018