Massimo Magaldi, born in Milan in 1971, studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic. In the early years of his career he worked at the side of Prof. M.L. Trani in the same University, focusing on and practicing issues related to construction sites and their management. As a matter of fact he believes that the knowledge of the ways to build is essential for the education of the architect.
In the following years he practiced as independent architect, opening his own studio in 2006 in Milan, the world capital of design and fashion.
His projects range in residential, services, commercial and hospitality markets. His approach to architecture is inspired by the critical rationalist themes of the so-called School of Milan. It is inspired by principles of truth and constructive clarity, applying itself in the search for formal simplicity, attention to detail, and in the use of sustainable technologies and materials. His works emphasize the constant dialogue between materials, textures and light. It considers essential the presence of the sense of movement in space, obtained through the reduction of separations and the search for different views, without ever sacrificing the reasons of the project to pure formal research.
Among the latest prestigious works, published in specialized magazines and popular articles, appear the ampliation of TownHouse Galleria & Seven Stars Suites hotel, the Pavarotti Restaurant & Museum and Terrazza Duomo 21 restaurant & lounge, all completed in the more symbolic monuments of the center of Milan. Because of the design commitment in the field of luxury hospitality, he was invited for a debate at the 2015 edition of the TTG International Tourism Fair in Rimini, and for a speech at the 2017 edition of “Milan Identity” at the Urban Center in Milan.
Driven by a personal interest in sustainable constructions, since some years he is called to attend the development of an eco-friendly residential community in Latin America, engaging in the creation of value by applying the themes of use and conservation of local resources, energy self-sufficiency and sharing with local communities.
2018 Terrace Bar, Jesolo (VE), Italy
2018 J Restaurant, Jesolo (VE), Italy
2018 renovation of a private villa in via Allegranza, Milan, Italy
2018 Smart Design Hotel stand, Sia Hospitality Design, Rimini, Italy
2017 KC School’s new building in via Tenca, Milan, Italy
2017 Magville Hotel Milan, Italy
2016 Christmas temporary shop in piazza Cordusio, Milan, Italy
2016 Ottagono lounge & oyster bar, Milan, Italy
2016 penthouse in Porta Venezia, Milan, Italy
2016 apartment in Cuort Tschat 12, Schlarigna, Switzerland
2015/2016 TownHouse Galleria & Seven Stars Suites hotel, Milan, Italy
2015 apartment in via Savona, Milan, Italy
2015 Pavarotti Restaurant & Museum, Milan, Italy
2015 Terrazza Duomo 21 restaurant & lounge, Milan, Italy
2015 TownHouse Duomo hotel – reception/restaurant, Milan, Italy
2014/2015 TownHouse Duomo hotel – Suite 11, Milan, Italy
2014 apartment in via Orsenigo, Milan, Italy
2014 Supreme Burger Experience restaurant, Milan, Italy
2013/2015 apartment in Citylife district - Libeskind towers, Milan, Italy
2013 apartment in Chiavari (GE), Italy
2012/2013 apartment in via Sella, Milan, Italy
2012/2013 Delifrance Italia headquarter, Assago (MI), Italy
2011/2013 renovation of five lofts in via Vannucci, Milan, Italy
2009/2010 two apartments in via Tommaso da Cazzaniga, Milan, Italy
2007 apartment in via Washington, Milan, Italy
2006/2008 residential building in via Prinetti, Milan, Italy
2004 renovation of four lofts in via Pavia, Milan, Italy
2003/2006 residential buildings in via XX Settembre, Rovato (BS), Italy
2002 apartment in via Monteverdi, Milan, Italy
2001 renovation of six apartmentsin Porta Venezia, Milan, Italy
april 2017: Urban Center, Milan, Italy. Photo collective exhibition <Milan 2017 - Comfort on display - Designing, building, renovating Italian architecture>
march 2017: Urban Center, Milan, Italy. Meetings “Milan Identity”, conference <Building reinterpretation: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II>
october 2015: TTG/SIA Guest, Rimini Fair, Expo Center (RM), Italy. Debate SIA Trend <Hotels in the city: new solutions and concepts for hospitality. The case study of TownHouse Duomo>
2015: The Ceramic and the Project, commercial section – The architectural contest of the Italian ceramic industry – participation