Leone is an architect all around.


He does not “work” as an architect by profession. Designer and  project manager, he deals with interior design, new constructions, restoration, renovation, bioclimatic architecture, urban planning, occupational and fire security safety. Sole administrator of service company “Spazio Sud S.r.l.”, while his vehicle of humanity is “Spazio Sud o.n.l.u.s.” of which he is president.


In his private life he is something else. Being an architect is an identity trait that pervades him in an all-embracing way. He thinks, acts, dreams and lives as an architect, a profession that keeps his head in the clouds of ideas and his feet firmly planted on the ground of facts. He restlessly navigates between the humanistic and scientific polarities in the field of knowledge, that special place where ideas impregnate intentions, generating experience and giving poetry to technology and science to art. His family’s relationship with architecture (his grandfather, the progenitor, then two uncles, his father…) introduced him to the humanistic component, which is not only aesthetic but also literary-narrative, incorporated in the architectural text.

Giovanni Leone

Design, Architecture, Lifestyle, Life Critics….

A minor architect of increased architectures. Southern man, demanding, incisive, critic and hypercritical, son and father, amateur of food and wine, scholar of art and thought, reader and writer, wanderer of spirit paths, citizen of the world but Sicilian from Venice and Mestre.


He prefers the periphery to the centre, the realm of emptiness and a blank page ready to receive new writing. He explored the nature of emptiness in the four-year training course for yoga teachers and in the Master degree course in “Yoga studies. Mind and body in the traditions of Asia’. Thanks to his visits to India (where his Indian family and his guru B.V.Doshi introduced him to silence, meditation and yoga) he came to a vision of architecture as an experience, a vital and living space when fully experienced between spirit (of places and time) and body (individual and collective, social and environmental).

For ten years he collaborated with the Gambero Rosso restaurant guides, travelling through Italy in search of the vital link between man and nature in the territory. His pleasure brought him closer to the world of food and wine (which shares with architecture the restless mobility between poetics and technique), where he was nourished by the association with masters such as Gino Veronelli, Gualtiero Marchesi and Giacomo Tachis, who taught him the rigour of freedom.