Frigerio Design Group is an interdisciplinary workgroup lead by Enrico Frigerio. Its slow architecture is a progressive form of architecture, which endures over time and draws the resources that give it definition from the surrounding context. It is architecture to be experienced in terms of total quality, that is to say, socially and economically sustainable. The word ‘total’ suggests the desire to govern the entire construction process: the nature and history of the site, climate, light and the contribution of the seasons occupy a privileged place in this exploratory process. That does not mean the final product has cause to dress up or hide: it may in fact embody the results of symbiosis or contrast, of combination or opposition, without betraying the ideal of general harmony with the context. Then there is the other important connotation, that of progressiveness: a piece of architecture begins to live at the moment in which the construction is finished, when it starts being used.