Robin Monotti Architects is an award-winning RIBA Chartered architectural practice based in Notting Hill and founded by Robin Monotti, an Italian-born architect in 2007. Since then the practice has worked on a number of projects ranging from residential to product design. Their projects have featured on BBC One, The Guardian, Vogue, Country Life, International Property & Travel, Architecture Today, Architectural Design, Architect’s Journal, A10 New European Architecture, Salon magazine and Dezeen. Robin's background goes back to when he studied architecture at the University of Bath and London Metropolitan University where he taught in postgraduate Diploma with Rik Nys between 2001-2007, UCL and the Architectural Association where he gained a Masters with distinction in the History and Theory of Architecture in 2000. Robin has been a visiting critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture and at the Architectural Association. He has previously worked on the Italian Embassy in Berlin with Vittorio De Feo (1992), and on the Nuovo Portello urban-regeneration scheme in Milan with Gino Valle (2001). In 2010 the practice won the RIBA Drinking Fountain Design Competition in association with the Royal Parks Foundation. The competition aimed to find the ultimate drinking fountain and Robin Monotti’s winning design ‘Watering Holes’ was installed in Green Park, London in 2012. The design incorporates circular holes which relate to the drinking heights of its users – adults, children, wheelchair users and animals. Robin has also translated into English a classic Italian book called ‘Woman Like me’ by Curzio Malaparte. The stories were written while the author was building his own villa, Casa Malaparte, now one of Italy’s most architecturally treasured houses. It is perched on a cliff with windows and a rooftop terrace directly overlooking the sea. In the book Malaparte writes lyrically about dreamlike situations within the natural world surrounding him. The book and Casa Malaparte were important inspirations for Yacht House, pictured.