Living, Building, Place, Space

We architects design and construct buildings designed to live in. Looking for the meaning of the word “living” a few days ago, I happened to read an in-depth analysis of an essay by Heidegger (Building, living, thinking) published by Giuliano Antonello on his blog. I found it very interesting and current, and being an architect […]

How Covid-19 could change our cities

Post-covid cities

There is an ongoing process of dichotomizing the “dream concept” of the cities of the future (post-Covid cities). We have made cities grow dramatically to encourage the concentration of labour by bringing the worker ‘closer’ to the place of production. The main cities have still a medieval concentric organization of the territory where the city […]

Why to invest in East of Sicily.

Investments in Sicily

Sicily is a beautiful #island in South of #Italy with 12 months #tourism market, and a wonderful place where to spend #holidays. This article wants to explain why the Easter and South-Eastern part of Sicily represents a good option for property investment. This area has a high #potential in terms of profitability for the tourism business. The Eastern and South-Eastern part of the island […]

BAK

The land to develop has a mix of different constrains, strict planning policies and a complex brief. The requirements were to achieve planning for 2 town house, two / three storeys blocks, for a total of 12 flats.

The Shell

A design competition with the aim to reinvent the terrace house, with an innovative and visionary design. The project preserved the relationship between built volume and green space, and to maintain the environmental harmony typical of the terrace house developments. Taking account of all that the brief entailed, this proposal is based on a “module” […]

DGB Flat1

interior architect

Situated on the raised ground floor of a Listed Art Deco building built in 1912 and described as the grandest Edwardian commercial building in the borough, the flat is comprised of an open plan large reception room, West facing with a plenty of light, with a bespoke fully equipped kitchen, 6-seats wooden table, and bay […]

Duas

A Brazilian company, Duas Gastronomia, operating in the gourmet catering industry expressed the need to modify an existing and ongoing project. The program included the construction of a ground floor store, a reception area with dining table for tasting and a first-level industrial kitchen. During the project phase, it was also requested to build a […]

LBA

Commissioned by a leading Italian company in wood processing and bespoke furniture (LBA Srl), this project stems from a perfect synergy between design and craftsmanship. The brief required an operating and representative space capable of restoring the uniqueness of the company brand: a modern design linked to a concept of spatial versatility and high craftsmanship […]

Penthouse Sicily

The penthouse is on the second floor of an ancient residential building overlooking a Medieval castle in the historic centre of Catania. Before 1669 the south side of the castle was overlooking the sea. A large volcanic eruption destroyed the city, covering part of the sea and expanding the city towards the south.This building is […]

10D

An apartment with a standard layout: a corridor and rooms on both sides; a double exposure. The client was a young lady, professional. The main idea of the project was to minimize the masonry and have a very versatile, warm, and modern space. The wood is the main material: used in the natural color or painted. Glass […]

Bermondsey housing

The building is divided into two, creating a gap in between which becomes the focal point of the proposal. The relationship with the environment is key to the project. The use of wood and copper on the walls and the extensive use of vegetation, such as spacious balconies, reinforce the idea of the indoor-outdoor connection of the residences. The project is  in collaboration with  […]

Sacupui

Project for a conversion of a rail station (1894) into a Cultural center for technology.

Blue Box

New Build house

The project involved the joining of two small duplex units which were in extreme degradation. It involved the complete restoration of the first floor which had become a landfill of waste over the years; and the placement of waterproofing material and a ventilation system for the ground floor, due the presence of underlying water. This […]

Jesuits Church

In 1990 a terrible earthquake struck the “Val di Noto”, a wide sub-region on the south-east side of Sicily. Many historical buildings were extensively damaged. The Sicilian government, with financial help from the EU decided to fund the recovery works, restoration and anti-seismic adjustment of the listed buildings. I was commissioned to carry out the […]

ACIREALE

The church ‘Chiesa del Salvatore’ is a baroque listed building in a district of Acireale, a small town between the Ionian sea and the Etna volcano. The historic centre of Acireale is a UNESCO heritage site and represents the Baroque excellence in Sicily. The church had become insufficient to welcome all its followers over the […]

Las Villas Ipiranga

Italian Architect London

Residential low-rise complex in the heritage area of Ipiranga Museum, with hight limitation the units are distributed in four blocks having eight units per floor and leisure program on ground level. Leader architect – Caio FagginPractice – Konigsberger & Vannucchi Arch.

Sanchinarro

The church ‘Chiesa del Salvatore’ is a baroque listed building in a district of Acireale, a small town between the Ionian sea and the Etna volcano. The historic centre of Acireale is a UNESCO heritage site and represents the Baroque excellence in Sicily. The church had become insufficient to welcome all its followers over the […]

MALLES

The design of the new complex is set along an “L” on three levels above ground. In the porous basement, three separate connected volumes house the common areas: gyms, conference rooms, canteen. The overlying ‘pierced’ stereometric block houses two levels of accommodation for students and coaches. The basement is for covered parking, accessible from the […]

House Milo

The penthouse is on the second floor of an ancient residential building overlooking a Medieval castle in the historic centre of Catania. Before 1669 the south side of the castle was overlooking the sea. A large volcanic eruption destroyed the city, covering part of the sea and expanding the city towards the south. This building […]

Bureau69 at Archmarathon 2020

  ArchWeekMiami is a week-long international cultural initiative, conceived and organized by Platform, an Italian publisher based in Miami, specializing in art, architecture, and design. AWM was created to offer an evolved and profiled target composed of architects, interior designers, developers, and local and international buyers an opportunity to develop business contacts, meet customers, learn more […]

Our project in Carrara (IT)

Our awarded project hashtag#LBA (Best Italian Interior Design project 2018) continues to be exhibited all around Italy. From the 2nd to the 9th of June it will be in Carrara for the event Cararra Dawntown. Speakers at the event are: Massimiliano Fuksas, Luca Molinari, Mario Bellini, Claudio Silvestrin. Next destination , Miami in November. Have […]

Centre of technology in Sao Paulo

We are proud to announce that our project for the Centre of technology in Santa Rita do Sapucai, in the State of Sao Paulo (Brazil) was presented and has received a total appreciation from the local government. This new project in Sao Paulo confirm the strong relation between Bureau69 and Brasil. It would be a […]

A new project in Sao Paulo

Bureau69 has been appointed for a new project in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are excited and delighted for this opportunity to work together with the local government and a big team of investors.

Riba Winter Social 2018

Bureau69 believes in socialising. Attending RIBA’s events is always a great opportunity for having fun, meet new people, find new opportunities. The Winter social 2018 was rich in energy, vibe and a lot of interesting and nice people : architects, developers, surveyors. We want to keep in memory this evening with a nice picture. See […]

Interview on Londra Sera italian magazine

Bureau69 Architects is on Londra Sera n.21. The magazine of the Italian community in London asks some questions to Massimiliano Strano, Director of Bureau69 Architects Ltd  Download the article   

RIBA Chartered Practice

We are extremely pleased to announce that Bureau69 Architects Ltd are now a RIBA chartered practice. We are delighted to achieve this significant milestone in the company’s history. Find out more about why you should consider appointing an RIBA chartered architect to help you with your project at the links below RIBA Working with an […]

Paulista para todos – Competition

Claudio Inserra, a member architect of the collective Bureau69, participated with the offices Konisberger+Vannucchi and EKF at Brazilian competition for the design of a new outdoor furniture at Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo. The other invited offices are : Paulo Mendes da Rocha, FGMF, Nitsche Arquitetos. Watch the video interview to discover the project. Bare with us […]

New commission to guarantee new-builds are beautiful (Planning Portal)

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has launched a commission to promote better design and style of homes. It will develop practical measures to make sure that new developments meet the needs and expectations of communities so that they are more likely to be welcomed than resisted. The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes measures to […]

Bureau69’s project exhibited in Novara (IT)

Another important step for Bureau69 and for the project LBA. The project, selected for the book BEST ITALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN 2018, will be exhibited in Novara (IT) from the 26th of October until the 4th of November at Castello Sforzesco.  

Finalist at British home awards

The Sunday Times challenged architects to design a new prototype for the terrace houses. Bureau69 is a finalist with the project THE SHELL. See the project here      

New office in Italy

Bureau69 has a new office in Catania. Come to visit us in Via Francesco Cilea 51 We work close with a craft and bespoke furniture company and we can offer you customised services and projects   Bureau69 ha una nuova sede a Catania. Un ufficio progettato per una ditta locale, selezionato come Best Interior Design project […]

Bureau69 at Triennale Design Museum , Milan (IT)

We are proud to have being selected for the Best Italian Interior Design Selection 2018 with the project LBA. The book, edited by Platform, will be presented at the important Triennal Design Museum of Milan (IT). We are honored that our project will be exhibited from the 14th until the 22th of May. Read more

Best Italian Interior Design Projects 2018

Bureau69 and the project LBA is selected in May 2018 for the book Best Italian Interior Design Projects 2018, published and edited by Platform. The book will be presented at Triennale of Milan on 14th of May 2018. From 14th of May until the 22nd of May the project LBA will be exhibited at the Triennale […]

Max Strano, ARB Architect

Max Strano, former Director of Bureau69, is a registered architect in Italy since 2000. Now he is a register Architect ARB and RIBA member in London.

Bureau69 in London

After 15 years based in Catania (Italy), Massimiliano Strano , architect director of Bureau69, relocates in London. The aim is to expand the business and to increase the quality of design with more collaborations and networking.