Davide Macullo Architects is an international design studio founded in 2000 and based in Lugano in southern Switzerland.
The studio was founded in 2000 and since then has grown steadily. Current projects include a new commercial headquarters project in northern Switzerland, a residential complex on Lake Lugano, several houses in the Alps surrounding Lugano, three beachfront properties on the Greece, hotels in Nafplion and Lagonissi, Greece, a house and museum on Jeju island, South Korea and a dozen residential, commercial and masterplan projects in Milan. On site projects in China include a sales pavilion in Zhoushan and an exhibition centre in Tianjin. They have also recently begun a partnership in India.
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.
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 forthe 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 andin 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.
Davide Macullo, Partners: Ivo Redaelli (Italy), Han Man Won (South Korea), Makis Lahanas (Greece). Current staff Lugano: Aileen Forbes-Munnelly, Kim Ah Lom, Lorenza Tallarini, Michele Alberio, Viviana Salvade. Current staff Vimercate-Milano: Annabruna Vertemati, Arianna Redaelli, Pierfranco Cattaneo, Matteo Mochi, Orietta Besana, Valter Sala, Giovanni Crippa, Piaza Dario, Angela Crippa, Paolo Viscardi. Contributors: Marco Strozzi, Domenico Lungo, Mario Gemin, Giuditta Botta, Marino Cattaneo, Paola Trione, Marco Moro. Previous staff: Carlo Schwitter, Guido Medri, Karen Abernethy, Laura Perolini, Margherita Pusterla, Marina Ravelli, Melina Angeletti, Marta Tognella, Massimo Muscaritolo, Simona Macullo, Marco del Toso, Alex Romano, Samuela Pfund.
AWARDS + EXHIBITIONS
01.12 JANSEN CAMPUS LONGLISTED FOR WAN COMMERCIAL AWARD
20.11 JANSEN CAMPUS FINALIST FOR SPARK AWARDS
04.11 CUBESCAPE SCULPTURE EXHIBITED AT ART/ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN, FUORISALONE, MILAN
06.06 CUBESCAPE SCULPTURE EXHIBITED AT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FAIR, BERLIN
09.21 CUBESCAPE SCULPTURE EXHIBITED AT MARMOMAC, VERONA
10.20 CUBESCAPE SCULPTURE EXHIBITED AT STONE THEATRE, LONDON
10.27 CUBESCAPE SCULPTURE EXHIBITED AT LE 332 GALLERY, PARIS
SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL IDEA-TOPS AWARDFOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECT DESIGN
CONTEST HOUSING SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECT SELECTED BY CITY OF MILAN + AWARDED 4*
HOUSE IN LUMINO FINALIST FOR EXPOSYNERGIE A PRIZE MILAN
VIMERCATE, MILAN SELECTS DAVIDE MACULLO ARCHITECTS MASTERPLAN
DAVIDE MACULLO AT THE HUNGARIAN INSTALLATION FOR LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA26 AUG-21 NOV
HOUSE IN LUMINO WINS AT WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY 20+10+X AWARDS HOUSE IN LUMINO AND HOUSE IN TICINO SHORTLISTED FOR WA 6TH CYCLE AWARDS
HOUSE IN LUMINO SHORTLISTED FOR WAN HOUSE OF THE YEAR AWARD
HOUSE IN TICINO SELECTED AS HOUSE OF THE MONTH BY FASSA BORTOLO PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE
HOUSE IN LUMINO SELECTED AS BEST OF THE WEEK ON ARCHDAILY
HOUSE IN LUMINO SELECTED FOR HOUSES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
HOUSE IN LUMINO SELECTED FOR INNOVATIVE AND EXCELLENCE HISE AWARDS
DAVIDE MACULLO ARCHITECTS AWARDED TOP 100 CHINA BUILDING INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN MEDAL IN BEIJING
HOUSE IN LUMINO + YACHT CLUB VILLAS AT ELOUNDA BEACH SHORTLISTED FOR WORLD ARCHITECTURE AWARDSIN BARCELONA
HOUSE IN TICINO COMMENDED AT EUROPEAN COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE AWARDSIN LONDON
REFURBISHMENT OF A COUNTRY HOUSE IN UZÈS SHORTLISTED FOR PRIX D'ARCHITECTUREDE LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
SHORTLISTED FOR CALDERWOOD HOUSING COMPETITION, SCOTLAND
YACHT CLUB VILLAS AT ELOUNDA BEACH NAMED FINALIST FOR EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDSIN LONDON
EXHIBITED AT THE CENTRO DE ARTE Y COMUNICACIÓNCAYC IN LA PLATA, ARGENTINA
SELECTED AS "ARCHITECT OF THE MONTH" BY ARCHIWORLD - SOUTH KOREA
EXHIBITED AT THE BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA DE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
SHORTLISTED PROJECT FOR COMPETITION "URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN LUMINO"– SWITZERLAND
WALLPAPER MAGAZINE '101 OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING NEW ARCHITECTS, UK'
“HOUSE IN CARABBIA” PROJECT SHORTLISTED FOR “HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2007 WAN” (WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS) “HOUSE IN TICINO” WON TECU® 1ST PRIZE ARCHITECTUREAWARD FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
“HOUSE IN GORDUNO” SELECTED FOR THE BOOK “ARCHITECTURE IN SWITZERLAND” (TASCHEN) BY PHILIP JODIDIO
FIRST PRIZE FOR COMPETITION"ALZHEIMERS CLINIC AL RONCO" ITALY
AWARDED PROJECT FOR COMPETITION "URBAN PLANNING IN MUZZANO", SWITZERLAND
AWARDED PROJECT FOR COMPETITION “MUNICIPALITY IN BOXMEER”, NETHERLANDS
EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD “LUIGI COSENZA”, YOUNG EUROPEAN ARCHITECTS
AWARDED PROJECT FOR COMPETITION“POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS IN GIUBIASCO”, SWITZERLAND
“HOUSE IN MUZZANO” INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD “AUTOMATIC ARCHITECTURE” DITEC