Davide Macullo Architects is an international design studio founded in 2000 and based in Lugano in southern Switzerland. The ethos of the studio has developed into one of‘cross-experiences’ and promotes an open and cultural exchange with architects and collaborators coming from different backgrounds. The diverse contributions promote a dialogue between the specificity of the project and the universality of the contexts through the theory and practice of specific design strategies, investigating and analysing different spatial scales, architectonics and technology. This encourages and helps sustain a local-meets-global, embracing approach to architecture, spanning from the theoretical to the practical and detail level, to territorial analysis, pedagogy and sustainability in construction.
The work of the studio has received awards, been published and exhibited widely both at home and abroad; in Switzerland, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Russia, China, Korea, Australia, Argentina, Ireland, UK and in the US and has just published SWISSMADEINITALY, which focuses on eight of its residential projects in Ticino. The work of the studio has also recently been featured on Case e Segreti and Case da Sogno for Sky Television Italia. Davide has also lectured on the work of the studio at the Architektursalon in Munich, CAFA Beijing, Seoul National University, IUAV Venice, Florence Kent University, the International Convention of Architecture in Budapest and at the China Building Decoration Association. He recently presented at the China Building Centre in Beijing and at the Shanghai Architects Fair.
They have been shortlisted for the Exposynergy A Prize, finalists for the Spark Space Awards, nominated in two categories at the World Architecture Awards in Barcelona; shortlisted for the WAN House of the Year Award; shortlisted for an Innovation and Excellence Award by Hise, Slovenia; shortlisted for the European Hotel Design Awards and the Copper in Architecture Awards in London. They have been awarded the Tecu Award for residential buildings, the international architecture DITEC award, the Luigi Cosenza European Architecture Award, named as one of the ‘world’s most exciting new architects’ by Wallpaper magazine, shortlisted for the Prix d'Architecture de Languedoc-Roussillon and winner at World Architecture Community 20+10+X Awards. They have exhibited at the Centro de Arte y Comunicación CAYC in La Plata, Argentina, selected as "Architect of the Month" by Archiworld, South Korea and in China the practice has recently been awarded the Building Industry Environmental Design Medal and the Shenzhen Top Ideas Award for residential design. They have also exhibited at the Hungarian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale.
Prior to founding his own studio, Davide was with Mario Botta Architects for 20 years as international project architect, with responsibility for over 200 projects worldwide.
- Interior Design
- product design
- Graphic Design
- Bacini di utenza
- International worldwide
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