NotToScale Architecture (NTS) is a design and consulting firm specialized in the field of architecture and urban planning. It was funded in 2014 by Valentina Mion, PhD Architect and Urban Planner based in Lugano (Switzerland). It is an operational and creative platform composed by a permanent staff working with a team of external collaborators experts in different fields. NTS proposes original planning strategies based on a specialized research work focused on contemporary city, informal settlements, social and economic urban dynamics, sustainability, resilience and climate change adaptation. NTS proposes innovative solutions based on urban data analysis, infographic mapping, participation processes and community engagement.
In the architectural design field, the firm develops specific solutions to fit the requirements of contemporary life, working on various aspects of the project including technical solutions and interior design proposals. NTS also creates innovative graphic design projects, custom illustrations and complex infographics for data representation. Thanks to the collaboration with professional graphic designers, it has been involved in the realization of international exhibitions, editorial projects and many other artistic-creative projects.
NotToScale Architecture’s work is characterized by a particular aptitude for experimentation: every project is developed following a specific process of research with the aim of providing personalized solutions that are never conventional. In addition to the work with public and private clients, NTS collaborates with international firms in Europe, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and United States. NotToScale Architecture establishes ongoing collaborations with architects and professionals all around the world to ensure the high quality of its services both at the global and local scale.
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