Our Mission

Nature & Memory are teachers and we’ve learnt from them to design with the lowest environmental impact. We offer a unique blend of Italian & European Architecture married with African style. Our love of traditional materials helps creates modern spaces with a unique and contemporary design – always respectful of Nature.

Our projects

Jackelberry Chobe Tented Camp – Kasane

COMPLETED 2019

 

COMPLETED 2017

 

COMPLETED 2017

 

COMPLETED 2018

 

ON GOING 

 

ON GOING

 

ON GOING

 

Our Services

ARC registered architects & council submissions
ERB registered engineers
Registered quantity surveyors
Residential design
Lodge design
Interior design
Renovations
Rendering
Project managing
Consulting

Who We Are

ELENA BELLAVITE | ARC Architect
Elena has a Master Degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.

She started ARCHIDEA-Architects in Lugano Switzerland in 2012 and followed several project in Switzerland as main Architect and Project Manager.

In Botswana, Elena started ARCHIDEA-Architects Africa with main base in Maun. Elena is currently found at the main office in Maun or on site in Kasane, Botswana.

ARIANNA FRANCIONI | Architect
Arianna has a Master Degree in Bioclimatic Architecture and Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Architecture of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy.

She worked in various architectural firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects, until she was offered the chance to travel to Africa in 2009 on a UN consultancy program. Arianna has travelled across many African countries, including Rwanda, Sudan, Cabo Verde, Malawi, Madagascar.

In Botswana, Arianna has project managed several construction projects. Arianna is currently found at the Gaborone office.

BAKANG MOSWEU | Interior Architect
LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY-GABORONE

Born and raised in Maun, Bakang developed his passion of art and design at an early age through his exposure to his families construction industry ties. This lead him to get his degree in Interior Architecture. Bakang feels that good interior design influences the building’s occupants in a positive manner.

 

 CHIARA AIROLDI | Architect

Chiara has a Master Degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polythecnic of Milan, Italy.

She worked in various architectural firms in Italy, and participates at Architects without borders’ project in Togo where she was active involved for 4 weeks.

She participates many workshops regarding natural and eco-friendly construction Technics as well as a 2 weeks workshop with Arco’  about the use of rammed earth in contemporary Architecture. 

Chiara lives in Milan, Italy where she is part of the European office.

Let’s Build Something

MAUN OFFICE
New Mall, Maun
PO Box 894, Maun, Botswana
elena@archidea-architects.com

 

GABORONE OFFICE
Fairground, Gaborone
arianna@archidea-architects.com

KASANE OFFICE

team@archidea-architects.com