Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Dario Pedrabissi

  • Qualifications: MSc TU Delft (NL), BSc UniFi (IT)
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2093
  • Email: dario.pedrabissi@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I am a practising architect, researcher and educator, working in the fields of architecture, interiors, public spaces, and installations. I joined the Portsmouth School of Architecture in 2017, where I teach design studios with a specific focus on the contemporary housing condition in high-density urban configurations.

Prior, I was Assistant Professor at Korea Tech (South Korea) for six years, and I worked for several local practices in Italy – both in design and construction – and was involved in public and private projects of different scales. Since 2014, I founded PEDRABISSI STUDIO, a young design practice based in Italy and South Korea. The studio’s interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks.

I received my BSc in architecture from Florence University in Italy and my Master of Science in architecture and urbanism from the University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Tutor, BA1 Interior Architecture Studio
  • Tutor, BA2 Interior Architecture Studio
  • Lecturer, BA2 Technology, unit 240
  • Contributor, BA1 History and Theory
  • Tutor for undergraduate dissertations


  • Architectural composition and design methodology
  • Re-use and adaptation
  • High-density East Asian cities
  • Urban morphology and building typology

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Pedrabissi, Dario. “Modern Housing Complexes in South Korea. Typological Evolution and Urban Adaptations”. In AMPS Extended Proceedings: Future Housing: Global Cities and Regional Problems. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, June 9-10, 2016. http://architecturemps.com/melbourne/
  • Pedrabissi, Dario. “Public Art on University Campuses. How Art Engages with the Public Space”. In KSDS and ADADA with Cumulus Proceedings: 2015 International Design Congress. Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea, October 17-23, 2015. http://www.icsid.org/events/events/calendar1419.htm

  • Pedrabissi, Dario. “Contemporary Architectural Education and the Radical Experiments in 1960s in Florence”. Advance Material Research, Vols. 671-674 (2013), pp. 2180-2184. Hong Kong Industrial Technology Research Centre - Scopus Journal. http://www.scienti c.net/AMR.671-674.2180

  • Pedrabissi, Dario. “Cultural Districts, Tourist Booster and Local Mingle. A Focus on Seoul”. Advance Material Research, Vols. 671-674 (2013), pp. 2365-2370. Hong Kong Industrial Technology Research Centre - Scopus Journal. http://www.scienti c.net/AMR.671-674.2365