| Italian|| Romolo Nati|
| February 14, 1968 (age 47) (1968-02-14) Rome, Italy|
Executive Chairman and CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation
Vice Chairman of Constellation Energy Corporation
Executive Chairman and CEO of Primavera Residences
Best Mixed-use Development in the Philippines, Asia Pacific Property Awards
One of the Philippines’ New Business Leaders
One of the Best Condo Development in the Philippines, “Primavera Residences”
Sapienza University of Rome
Angela Gusella, Giuseppe Nati
Romolo Nati Wikipedia
Romolo Valentino Benedetto Nati, (born February 14, 1968) known as Romolo Nati or RVN, is a multi-awarded Italian architect and businessman with interest in sustainable development (energy and real estate). He is the current Executive Chairman and CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), an Italian-Filipino real estate development firm which held its initial public offering (IPO) on Monday, December 7, 2015 that specializes in the design and development of sustainable buildings. He is the Vice Chairman of the Philippine renewable energy company Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC). Nati is also the Chairman of IDC’s official leasing company Damiani Property Management and Services, Inc.
In 2007, he visited the Philippines to introduce green architecture as a realistic approach to development that could be applied in the South East Asian setting. He was then introduced to Atty. Jojo D. Leviste, III, a Sydney-based Filipino lawyer and in 2009, the two teamed up and founded Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), later on renamed Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), with him as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Leviste as President.
The company’s first project is Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines which consists of a twin tower mixed-use condominium development situated inside Pueblo de Oro Business Park.
Also founded in 2009, Romolo is Vice Chairman of Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC), a renewable energy company that focuses in acquiring, financing and developing small to medium-scale renewable energy projects across the Philippines.
Romolo V. Nati is also the Chairman of Damiani Property Management and Services, Inc. (DPMSi), a company engaged in asset and property management of real estate projects.
Inspired by natural living structures, Nati based his designs on Biomimicry. He also took an interest in sustainable development, citing a strong need for building cities and creating shelters without harming nature.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Since living organisms, through natural selection, is a result of millions of years of evolution, by imitating natural living structures, biomimicry can help solve complex human problems such as creating effective human structures capable to optimize their performance and the use of natural resources.
One early example of the use of biomimicry is Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) who studied birds to enable human flight and create a “flying machine”. The Wright Brothers in 1903 also derived inspiration for their aircraft invention by studying pigeons in flight.
In architecture, biomimicry has evolved into a contemporary philosophy (see also Biomimietic Architecture).
Nati’s designs are characterized by fully integrating renewable energy features – passive for saving, and active for generating power – with architecture. This integration begins during the conceptualization process and extends to design up to construction and building maintenance. The process is created using performance-based design strategies that make use of parametric and generative architectural software.
At the onset of the design process is a detailed analysis of the existing data of natural weather conditions of the site location, optimizing the use of natural elements to shape the design of the building—the same “thinking model” used by nature. In the same manner that a sailboat is designed to take advantage of the wind and waves, Nati espouses the idea that a building should adhere to the same concept, by optimizing the natural elements to create an efficient and high performing building design.
At 16 years old, Nati's interest in architecture grew when he flew to Hong Kong, New York City, Chicago, Singapore and other major cities following his father who used to work in ALITALIA (Italian Airlines). His early travels developed his interest in modern architecture, instilling a great admiration for skyscrapers. Influenced by Leonardo da Vinci and biomimicry, he also continued developing his architectural style from his appreciation of the elegant and highly-effective function of nature. He also gained insights from Japanese architecture, North-European architecture, Organic architecture and Italian rationalism.
His designs are greatly influenced by distinguished architects such as Lebbeus Woods, Renzo Piano, Kazuyo Sejima, Frank Lloyd and Luigi Moretti.
In Philippine architecture, he is partial to the natural designs of the Bahay Kubo, Nipa huts, and the spontaneous architecture of informal settlers in Tondo, Manila.Miramonti, IDC, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, 2014
Primavera City, IDC, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, 2013
BUS (Block Utility System), Milan, Italy, 2012
Coral City, Asian Development Bank and ITPI Corp, Quezon City, Philippines, 2012
Payatas Project, My Shelter Foundation, Manila, Philippines, 2012
Concept Design for a Headquarter of a Telecoumminication Company Metro Manila, Philippines, 2012
Concept for a Private Hangar Pasay City, 2012
Commercial and Office Center, Oxford Management, Juuru, Estonia, 2010
Primavera Residences, IDC, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, 2009
Combined Heat and Power Energy Plant, Oxford Management, Juuru, Estonia, 2009
Administrative Building of the Tallinn City Government, Tallinn City Government, Tallinn, Estonia, 2009
Residential & Parking Building, Oxford Management, Parnu, Estonia, 2008
Spatial Planning of Tamula Lakeside Area, Iõru Town Government/Union of Estonian Architects, Estonia, 2008
Residential and multifunction Eco-village development, Oxford Management, Romania, 2008
Single Family House, Silang, Philippines, 2007
Apartments’ renovation, Manila, Philippines, 2007
Residential and multifunction Eco-village development, Oxford Management, Juuru, Estonia, 2007
Multi-storey Building, Oxford Management, Parnu, Estonia, 2007
Parnu Riverside Centre: Concept Plan, Parnu, Estonia, 2006
Resort, Commercial and Residential Complex, Telese, Italy, 2006
Interior design for an apartment, Vitorchiano, Italy, 2006
Interior design of 150sq/m apartment, Rome, Italy, 2006
Restoration of a historic building, Vitorchiano, Italy, 2006
Arab Cultural Center, The Mosaic Foundation/Competition, Washington DC, USA, 2005
2016, Leadership in Green Building Award 2016, Philippine Green Building Council, “Primavera Residences” ; Taguig City, Philippines
2015, EDGE ( Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), ”Primavera Residences”, IFC World Bank
2014, Best Mixed-use Development in the Philippines, Asia Pacific Property Awards; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2014, One of the Philippines’ New Business Leaders, National Geographic Magazine (Feb 2014)
2013, One of the Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunity, “Primavera Residences, CTI-PFAN
2011, The Special Energy Award, “Coral City Concept”; Design Against the Elements (DAtE) International Design Competition
2011, One of the Best Condo Development in the Philippines, “Primavera Residences”; South East Asia Property Awards, Singapore
2010, The Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunities, “Primavera Residences”; CTI-PFAN
2006, First Prize, “A Concept Plan of the Pärnu Riverside Center”; Pärnu, Estonia
2003, Second Prize, “Una Sede Rinnovata per un Glorioso Circolo Nautico”; Naples, Italy.
Project exhibited in the Seventh International Architecture Exhibition; Venice, Italy
Project exhibited in the Triennial International Industrial Design Exhibition; University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey
2000, Honorable Mention, BMW’s international design competition; Milan, Italy
1999, Honorable Mention, Mitsubishi Motors’ international design competition; Tokyo, Japan