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.