Mario Romano is an artist specializing in design, digital fabrication and the built environment.

He is committed to manifesting complex and beautiful geometries into the physical world. "That's architecture," he says, "from poetry to reality."

With an affinity for nature's forms, Mario has pioneered his own design-build systems incorporating customized digital tools, CNC machining technology with hassle-free construction techniques.

Having designed and built over 50 million dollars worth of high-end residential projects from the ground up, Mario's vision and expertise is pushing the envelope of built environment. With building facades that undulate like ocean waves and interior carved walls that blur into floors he is realizing what he calls, "a second nature".

"There is something authoritarian about a box-like structure. I'm driven to create a structure that is sensitive to the neighborhood, as if it were a form you would discover in nature."

In one instance, he composed a facade to emulate the intricate weave of bird feathers. "Feathers aren't just for flying, they keep the bird dry." In another building envelope, he wrapped a home with monolithic white-metal ribbons. Mario is rocketing into the future, while returning to the organic.