Andrea Ponsi is an Italian architect. Born in Viareggio, he graduated in architecture in Florence in 1974. He then obtained the AA Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association in London and, after being granted with the ITT International Fellowship, he completed a Master in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
He has taught architectural design and drawing in several universities worldwide. His research focuses on the role of analogical thinking in the design process.
In 2008, he co-founded with his son Luca the architectural firm Studio Ponsi – Architettura e Design based in Florence. The activity of the office aims to link the various design scales in a relationship of mutual correspondences, through urban design, architecture, interiors, furniture and objects.
Among the several designs of the office: the Umbria House in Tuoro (Italy, 2017), the Maremma House in Magliano (Italy, 2015), the Maison De l'Air in Geneva (Switzerland, 2012) and the Tiburon House in San Francisco (USA, 2008).
In 2013, Studio Ponsi's work was selected and exhibited at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
Ponsi, Andrea. Analogy and Design. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.
Ponsi, Andrea. L'architettura dell'analogia. Siracusa: LetteraVentidue Edizioni, 2013.
Martin, Jean-Marie. "Due padri e un suggeritore non ingombrante". Casabella 877 (2017): 14-19.