Davide Macullo Architects is an international design studio founded in 2000 and based in Lugano in southern Switzerland and in Vimercate, Milan, Italy.
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, a beachfront property on the island of Crete in 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. They have also recently been invited to participate in competitions in China, Italy and Germany.
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 CAFA Beijing, Seoul National University, IUAV Venice, Florence Kent University, the International Convention of Architecture in Budapest and at the China Building Decoration Association.
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.