Marina Cons was born in 1960 in San Vito del Tagliamento. She graduated in Architecture at the Institute of Architecture in Venice in 1986. After a brief experience as a researcher at prof. Nicola Sinopoli’s Department of Technology, she worked in Trieste at Celli-Tognon studio until its closure in 1996, before becoming a freelancer. She died in 2012. 

Product, jewels, stand, interior, exhibition design; architecture, renovations, new buildings, and also fashion, art, philosophy, technology, writing: these were the areas in which Marina Cons has moved freely throughout her professional life.

The question that needs to be asked is whether or not this is a typically feminine approach to architecture. 


“Paradoxically design is beautiful when can be set free of its aesthetic value. Design is to establish a relationship between the object and its environment, the object and the urban space.”
Marina Cons

Zag Zig is the name of a group of projects including furniture, fabric decorations and small jewels, 2010. The piece was manufactured for the Solari's interiors.

(Ph. P. Sillani)



CRTrieste Foundation; Trieste, 2005 

Politeama Rossetti, renovation project and art direction, with L. Celli; Trieste, 2001.


Padiglione SAI, renovation project and art direction, with L. Celli; Trieste, 1999. (Ph. P. Sillani)

Presentazione alla Triennale del libro  Marina Cons, un architetto, una donna, Safarà editore,  2015


Book trailer: Un libro su una donna, un architetto: Marina Cons


Marina Cons, un'architettura al femminile