Bureau69 Architects | Max Strano architetto

Studio di Architettura Catania

architecture studio

A flexible team to reassure the right resources to any type of project

Our work mainly focuses on crafted new houses, residential buildings, hospitality projects, interior design, and bespoke furniture.

PROFILE

Architecture studio in Sicily

bureau69 architects is an award-winning architecture studio in Sicily founded in 2003 by Max Strano, a fully registered architect in Italy (Ordine degli Architetti di Catania) and a RIBA Architect in United Kingdom (Royal Institue British Architects). 

Max acts mainly as a freelance also operating as architect, designer, consultant and project manager. Bureau69 represents a “virtual” studio: a network of professionals based in different countries with a focus on contemporary architecture, modern crafted interiors, and furniture design.

The studio specialises in high-end residential and hospitality projects where we bring an authentic and unique design for new buildings, renovations, and refurbishment projects. We also have considerable experience in renovation and reuse of historical buildings and in urban design projects. Some of our projects have been awarded and exhibited in different countries.

Studio di architettura Catania: New terrace house concept

 AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Best Bespoke Furniture Design 2019

Innovation and Excellence Design 2019

Best Italian Interior Design Project 2018

British Home Awards 2018, Shortlisted

 

 PUBLICATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

Innovative and excellence, 2020 

ArchMarathon Miami, 2020

Carrara Dawntawn, Italy, 2019

Best Bespoke Workplace, 2019

Platform 2018, Best Italian Interior Design Project

Sunday times 2018, British Home Awards 

Triennale Milan, 2018 

Novara, Italy, Castello Sforzesco, 2018

 

 ACCREDITATIONS

RIBA – Royal Institute British Architects (U.K.)

ARB – Architects Registration Board (U.K.)

CNA – Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti  (Italy) 

Architecture studios are creative spaces where architects come together to design and build beautiful and functional buildings. They are a vital part of the architectural community, and they play a key role in shaping the built environment.

FOUNDER

DIRECTOR

The architect’s job is to give a client not what he wants but what he never dreamed that he wanted

Max (Massimiliano) Strano graduated in Architecture and Planning (MArch), and he is a fully qualified architect registered in Italy (OAPPCCT) and in the U.K. at ARB (Architects Registration Board). He is also a Chartered RIBA Architect and a Passivhaus designer.

Max has built his professional career in different countries: Spain, Italy, Brazil, United Kingdom. He has acquired much experience in high-end residential projects working mainly as a freelance and self-employed Architect (see projects). The wide range of diverse experiences gave him a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of architectural and construction systems. Max is committed to high results and he is constantly updating in architecture and other areas of interest. He is interested in a totally sustainable and responsible approach to architecture and supports Passivhaus projects.

Max is a polyhedral and creative designer: in his career he has successfully participated, as a lead architect, in several international design competitions, achieving awards and honorable mentions.

 

collaborations

NETWORK

At bureau69 architects we love working with a holistic approach considering the design and feasibility of the project at each phase. Since the early stages, we have worked in close collaboration with planners, engineers, craftspeople, and contractors in order to deliver perfectly detailed projects, with the objective of complying with the highest standards in terms of quality (highest efficiency and performance) and durability (low maintenance costs). 

STEVE BROWN RIBA Architect - London

Steve is an architect with over thirty years of experience in Europe and Asia.  He has led the design of numerous projects, many won in international design competitions, whilst holding senior design positions at leading architecture firms Farrells, Gensler and Aukett Swanke. An international body of work includes residential, commercial, educational and transport buildings as well as urban masterplans. Steve has worked in UK and Asia with completed projects in UK, Hong Kong, Russia and Turkey.

PAUL TIERNEY RIBA Architect - London

Paul Tierney has over 15 years experience specialising in private housing, residential developments and educational work. He has designed some of West London’s most creative homes, and was the project architect on Notting Hill Prep Westway – the first school ever to be built under a motorway. Paul combines simple, elegant design with strong technical know-how. He is an expert in contract, planning and project-management. Paul is a member of the RIBA and ARB, and delighted to be an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme.

SAFBUILD Ltd Contractor / Supplier

Safbuild Ltd is a distributor in the UK for high-end bespoke made-in-Italy products for fit-out (bespoke joinery, marble and natural stones, ceramic tiles, glass doors, sanitary ware, etc.), extremely innovative single room mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and many other outstanding products for indoor air quality and energy saving. Safbuild is based in London and trades in all the UK. The added value is our project management capability, the full customer assistance and the expertise in managing new projects and new challenges. All the materials are checked by us as soon as they are delivered on site in order to verify their full integrity and compliance.

ROSAMARIA TOMASELLO Architect- Sicily

Architect graduated in Italy and registered to practice the profession with the Order of Architects of the Province of Catania. You have been working professionally in the field of architectural design for over twenty years, dealing with new residential buildings, interior design and commercial spaces. She practices with particular attention to eco-sustainability, with a strong belief in land recovery in urban areas and in the containment of overbuilding in agricultural areas.

Architect in Sicily: Contacts

STEVE BROWN RIBA

Steve is an architect with over thirty years of experience in Europe and Asia.  He has led the design of numerous projects, many won in international design competitions, whilst holding senior design positions at leading architecture firms Farrells, Gensler and Aukett Swanke. An international body of work includes residential, commercial, educational and transport buildings as well as urban masterplans. Steve has worked in UK and Asia with completed projects in UK, Hong Kong, Russia and Turkey.

PAUL TIERNEY RIBA

Paul Tierney has over 15 years experience specialising in private housing, residential developments and educational work. He has designed some of West London’s most creative homes, and was the project architect on Notting Hill Prep Westway – the first school ever to be built under a motorway. Paul combines simple, elegant design with strong technical know-how. He is an expert in contract, planning and project-management. Paul is a member of the RIBA and ARB, and delighted to be an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme.

SAFBUILD Ltd  Contractor / Supplier

Safbuild Ltd is a distributor in the UK for high-end bespoke made-in-Italy products for fit-out (bespoke joinery, marble and natural stones, ceramic tiles, glass doors, sanitary ware, etc.), extremely innovative single room mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and many other outstanding products for indoor air quality and energy saving. Safbuild is based in London and trades in all the UK. The added value is our project management capability, the full customer assistance and the expertise in managing new projects and new challenges. All the materials are checked by us as soon as they are delivered on site in order to verify their full integrity and compliance.

ROSAMARIA TOMASELLO Architect

Architect graduated in Italy and registered to practice the profession with the Order of Architects of the Province of Catania. You have been working professionally in the field of architectural design for over twenty years, dealing with new residential buildings, interior design and commercial spaces. She practices with particular attention to eco-sustainability, with a strong belief in land recovery in urban areas and in the containment of overbuilding in agricultural areas.

RAFFAELE BOVO Structural Engineer

Architecture studios are the beating heart of the architectural community. They are where ideas are born, projects are developed, and dreams are realized.