Founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco and Giovanni Casamonti Polazzi, Archea is a network of around 100 architects operating in Milan, Rome, Beijing, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Florence. In 1999 the founders partnered Silvia Fabi. The research activities of the study shifted from the countryside to the city, the building design, graphic design, publishing. Each member is also active in the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, where Laura Andreini is Associate Professor of Architecture Planning and Genoa, where Marco Casamonti is Professor of Architectural and Urban Design. The studio has won numerous competitions including the competition for a multifunctional tower in Tirana, currently under construction. Among the most most projects: the Municipal library of Nembro, the Cantina Antinori in San Casciano Val di Pesa, the CDD Seregno Disability Center, the UBPA 63-2 Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 and the Green Energy Laboratory both in Shanghai, the Ceramic Art in Liling City and the World Grape Expo in Yanqing in China.