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dedaLEGNO is a DESIGN COMPANY that focuses on the DESIGN AND RESEARCH OF TIMBER STRUCTURES at an international level.


The studio carries out the DESIGN of different timber systems utilized throughout the world, such as: Platform Frame, CLT, Log House and Post & Beam. Projects have been completed for both public and private clients, national and international, and with different building occupancies, in particular residential and educational.

At the same time the studio conducts RESEARCH, particularly on the static, seismic and fire-resistant behaviour of multi-storey timber buildings, in collaboration with universities and research institutes, national and international. We also work on CODE REGULATIONS at national and European level, EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES through technical training and university courses and writing of BOOKS for technical publications.



Eng. Maurizio Follesa
Follesa Maurizio graduated in civil engineering with a specialization in structural engineering from the University of Florence and took a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Cagliari. Co-founder in 2003 of Timber Engineering where he worked on the design of timber buildings and collaborator at the CNR-IVALSA where he conducted research on the structural, seismic and fire-resistant response of timber structures as also part of the team that directed the shaking table tests of the full-scale CLT buildings conducted in Japan. He collaborates with foreign research institutions (Canadian and Japanese) and is author of books and articles in magazines, and of about 40 scientific publications. He has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences, and an invited lecturer of promo_legno and Federlegno. He's also teaching "Timber Structures" at the Faculty of Architecture of the University Roma Tre. He’s currently member of the European Standardization Committee CEN/TC250/SC8/WG3 which is dealing with the revision of the chapter for the seismic design of timber buildings of Eurocode 8 and of the committee for the revision of the italian design code CNR DT 206.

Eng. Davide Vassallo  
Davide graduated with a Masters degree in civil engineering with a specialization in structural engineering from the University of Florence. During his studies he specialized in design of multi-storey timber buildings, focusing and on innovative applications of the CLT and Platform frame system, particularly demountable modular systems. After his studies he joined the design studio Timber Engineering before founding dedaLEGNO with Eng. Maurizio Follesa. He is the author of articles on books and magazines and and of many scientific publications, contributes in the dissemination of wood systems as a speaker at seminars and conferences. Davide gives lectures for universities and non-university courses and is supervisor of theses related to timber structure. Vassallo


dedaLEGNO is also collaborating with professionals specialized in the field of timber engineering.