Architecture told by Studio Marceca

Building Permit. Is it important to have it?

Strasbourg Gallery 31 May 2018

FUORI RE ITALY 5 giugno 2018

What is an architect and what is architecture for Studio Marceca Architectural Firm Milan

Studio Architectural firm Milan

Some people, when thinking of an architect, tend to downplay his creative abilities, considering him an expensive and annoying bureaucrat, rather than a valid help to enhance their home and live better.
In my opinion, an architect is the mediator between beauty and practicality. He is the one who is able to transfer and reconcile technical and aesthetic solutions within the environments that he builds or restructures.
The profession of an architect is often, especially in Italy, underestimated or criticized. An architect is often perceived as a “bureaucrat” in charge of dealing almost exclusively with regulatory and security issues related to a project. This is because there is some confusion about skills and roles within the building world and often an architect is equated, by skills, with an engineer or surveyor.
In reality, the figure of an architect is creative, someone who generates ideas, but with professional skills on the applicable regulations. His role is essential to the harmonious development of the entire construction or restructuring process. His task is to configure the project from start to end, from the concept phase to the interior design. You can almost define him as a “conductor”, able to coordinate professional technical figures such as engineers, specialists, surveyors, consultants, arriving at the end of the project.
An architect, especially today, must keep up with the times. Houses are in strong evolution, as well as the materials used to build them, and the furnishing accessories have become more and more technological. Architecture is basically made of materials.
It is important, even in the simplicity of an environment, to ensure harmony, durability, together with a performance of the materials used; this may be obtained through a careful analysis and research phase, thereby understanding how to use them, according to the objectives one wants to obtain.

Italian Architecture in Buenos Aires

From the Barrio de La Boca to the residential heritage of the Federal Capital

On the occasion of the publication of the volume of M.P. Iarossi, La Boca Laboratory.
Traces of Italy in Buenos Aires, with an introductory essay by G. D’Arnia (Florence 2017) and the forthcoming publication of the results of the workshop on residential architecture of Italian origin in Buenos Aires of February-March 2016.



  • Silvana Basile

  • Valentina Colombo

  • Maria Pompeiana Iarossi

  • Pier Paolo Marceca

  • Matilde Rossini

  • Federica Valneri

    From 15.15 to 5.15
    Via Bonardi, 3 – Milan