Mario Cucinella is an Italian architect who has a huge concern in adapting his designs to climate and sustainability issues: constraints that guide their projects in form and function to a global reality, minimizing the impact of new works.

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects

 

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Mario Cucinella was born in Italy in 1960. At 27, he left the University of Genoa with a degree in architecture. Five years later, in 1992, he founded the MCA in Paris and in 1999, Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna. Early on the office had great success in international competitions, research and industrial design. But the highlight has always been special interest in sustainability and climate drawings. In 1994, Elizabeth Francis joined the MCA, and three years later became a partner and is now the vice president. She has a particular interest in architectural research, leading the department.

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
Ex Casa di Bianco, Cremona, Italy. photo ã mcarchitects.it

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
Ex Casa di Bianco, Cremona, Italy. photo ã mcarchitects.it

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
Ex Casa di Bianco, Cremona, Italy. photo ã mcarchitects.it

   

After having worked for five years between Genoa and Paris with Renzo Piano, Mario Cucinella is a visiting professor at Nottingham University and teaches regularly at schools of architecture in Europe. What draws the most attention in his work are not the various awards, but the intense search for sustainability in their designs, something that is no longer a novelty so much as it is a necessity. In all his projects it is possible to note studies, surveys and design intent in accordance with the climate and terrain which guide their projects both in form and function, making their projects a kind of extension.

 

Eco Centre Building no.8, Ispra, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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IGuzzini Headquarters building, Recanati, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Ferry Terminal, Otranto, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Mixed-use Building Bergognone 53, Milan, Italy

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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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SIEEB Energy Efficient Building - Sino-Italian Ecological And Energy Efficient Building, Milan, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Centro Direzionale Forum, Rimini, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Focchi Head Office building, Rimini, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Capitoline 2 – Rome Civic Offices, Rome, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Civic Offices, Bologna, Italy

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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Ningbo, China

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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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3M Headquarters building, Milan, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Shantex teaching complex, Shangai, China

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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 100,000 Home, Italy

Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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Architect Day: Mario Cucinella Architects
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About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.