The studio is established in Catania and focused on research, international design competitions and collaborations with international architecture offices. Bureau69 worked on a wide range of projects : building renovation and area regeneration, restoration of Listed Buildings, private houses, interior design, urban design.
Max Strano takes on the management of Bureau69. An intense phase of historical-architectural renovation and conversion projects and international competitions begins. The studio constantly grows and delivers successful projects. It also starts a strong collaboration with the architect Jacob Goldemberg of Rio de Janeiro. Max’s passion for design increases and the projects reached an high level of detail, highly appreciated for their stylistic research, pure and minimal forms, and the advanced use of autochthonous materials.
Following the economic crisis, Max decided to broaden the horizons and, whilst continuing with residual projects in Italy, started some projects in Brazil together with his colleague and friend Claudio Inserra in Sao Paulo. For two years he assiduously visited the city of Sao Paulo (Brazil) for the completion of the projects. The experience allowed him to breathe a more international air and to recognise the benefits of a professional experience in a multi-cultural environment and taking on new challenges.
Max moved to the U.K. He started working as a Freelance Architect with architecture practices in London area, as an in-house Architect for a high-end developer in South Kensinghton, and Site Architect / Construction Manager for complex residential and renovation projects in the South East area.
Bureau69 Architects was established and registered in England and Wales.