IDC’s CEO is co-author of book on protecting contemporary architecture
Architect Romolo Nati, Chairman and CEO of listed company Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), is co-author of a book entitled Time Frames, published by Italian editors Ugo Carughi and Massimo Visone.
The new publication, according to Visone, focuses on current conservation and protection rules and strategies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The book presents an overview of critical issues and actions undertaken by different countries related to architectural listings. Time Frames includes topics on identities, heritage, conservation, memories and the economy.
Visone mentioned that IDC’s contribution is a perfect synthesis on various architectural topics on the Philippines, particularly about the time rule of protecting contemporary architecture.
Aside from Architect Nati, Time Frames has 142 co-authors, many of whom are leading architects, scholars and experts representing all continents. “The making of the book lasted for almost a year due to the high number of authors,” Visone explains.
Architect Nati, an expert in green architecture, is pleased with the publication and IDC’s part in it. “It has been a pleasure for myself to be able to contribute to Time Frames in behalf of IDC. The company believes that it is very important for the Philippines to understand the value of its architectural heritage. Preservation and protection of past architecture is the best way to inspire new generations of architects, planners and developers to build better buildings, better public and better cities”.
Arch. Romolo V. Nati graduated Summa Sum Laude in Architecture from the La Sapienza University in Rome. He also completed his Masters degree in Urban Landscape and Layers from the University of Tallinn in Estonia. His exceptional talent in design earned him first prize for innovative and sustainable design of a multifunctional commercial complex in 2006 held in Estonia. He was also awarded for car design in two international competitions by Mitsubishi Motors in 1999 and BMW in 2000.
As an architect, Arch. Nati was also in charge of the conceptualization and design of IDC’s real estate ventures such as Primavera City, Miramonti and the company’s first breakthrough project, Primavera Residences, located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
Italpinas Development Corporation is a design driven company focused on development in emerging cities in the Philippines. Aside from being a key member of IDC, Arch. Nati is also the current Vice Chairman of renewable energy company Constellation Energy Corporation, an IDC sister company that is into development, financing and acquisition of small to medium-scale renewable energy projects in the country.
By Kim Namocatcat/IDC.