AGL architects, founded by Guido Lotti in December 2013, is currently working on many residential projects in Switzerland and Italy, Greece, and France.
The practice works internationally, providing full architectural and interior design, masterplanning, furniture design services for both public and private sectors. AGL diverse portfolio includes private villas, apartments, medical offices, retail, seaside promenades, port facilities, sport compounds and landscape interventions. AGL professional service covers the whole design cycle, from the concept to the realization of the opera, with demanding attention to details and materials.
From 1992 to 2001 Guido Lotti worked in Aldo Luigi Rizzo’s office of architecture for the realization of the new Genoa Business School in the old harbour and for the new Genoa Ferry Terminal, both completed in 2000.
In 1996 Guido Lotti was one of the founders of Studio 4 Architetti Associati, with whom he worked until 2013. From 2000 to 2004 Guido Lotti worked with David Chipperfield (DCA) participating to the international competition of Ponte Parodi wharf (Genoa 2000), realizing the new Dolce e Gabbana shop (Genoa
2002) and refurbishing the D&G’s new 5 luxury villas in Portofino (2001-2004). Thanks to this experience he improved his skills in international working methods and design concepts, collaborating not only with DCA but also with some of the best Italian architects of interior, furniture and lighting design like Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Castiglioni and Rodolfo Dordoni. Since 2001, Guido Lotti has been working for Stazioni Marittime Spa and for the Port Authority, realizing the S.I.T. (Integrated System for ferry Terminal) a network of small service buildings (elevators and staircases, toilettes, bar etc.) around the main ferry station (five already built).
Since 2011 AGL is working in Switzerland for several private houses and villas.
In 1997 Guido Lotti (with Studio4) won the national competition to realize the new waterfront promenade of Genova_Voltri, completed in 2008 (with Architettiriuniti, M.Zero).
In 2003 the office was awarded with “special mention” in the new Montecarlo harbour invited competition.
In 2003 the office was shortlisted by the Triennale di Milano for the “Gold Medal in Architecture” award with the realization of the “Genoa Lighthouse promenade” (A.Marenco team leader, Architettiriuniti).
In 2006 the office was shortlisted by the Triennale di Milano for the “Gold Medal in Architecture” award with the realization of the Genoa harbour “City boat station”.
In 2006 the office won ex-equo the international competition for the new waterfront promenade of Rapallo (Genoa) (with Ricci&Spaini, GAP, Land srl).
In 2006 the international architectural review “Casabella” published the “City boat station” on 2006 annual of emerging young architects.
In 2006 the Genoa harbour “City boat station” was one of the seven Italian projects shortlisted to represent Italy in the “Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2007”.
In 2008 the office designed F1 Italian Circuit and P.S.T. Technological Park to Verona and Bio ethanol Plant of Rivalta Scrivia.
In 2008 Guido Lotti (with Studio4) won the international competition to realize the new bridge between the Port of Savona and the MAERSK multipurpose wharf.
In 2008 the office was the only Italian office of architecture among 197 participants to be selected to the final restricted phase (29 groups) of the competition for the extension of WTO-W. Rappard Centre of Geneva.
In 2009 the international architectural review “Casabella” published the “Genova_Voltri promenade” on 2009 Annual of emerging architects.
In 2010 Chemtex Italia commissioned Guido Lotti (with Studio4) the design of the first Italian Second Generation Bio ethanol Plant.
In 2010 the Regional Authorities of Veneto approved Motor City project.
In 2011 Guido Lotti (with Studio4) won the competition for the new public park “Parco di Ponente” in Genova_Prà.
In 2018 Maria Rita Menicucci won the international competition fot the New Hub in Borgomaggiore, San Marino.
In 2022 AGLarchitects was awarded at the International Prize of Architecture Dedalo Minosse for the Villa in Rapallo for Elsa Milanesi.
2022 - Dedalo Minosse Award Exhibition, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza
2010 - Fronte del Porto Contemporary View, Galata Museo del Mare, Genova
2006 - Laboratorio Architettura Italia, Milano Triennale
2006 - 10° International Exhibition of Architecture
2006 - INU Conference, Genova
2006 - Golden Medal of Italian Architecture, Milano Triennale
2006 - Laboratorio Architettura Italia
2005 - Villa Bombrini Exhibition, Genova
2005 - Parma Architecture Festival
2005 - Exhibition for bioclimatic housing
2005 - "+ città" Exhibition
2004 - INU Exhibition