Bureau69 Architettura e Design

A flexible size to reassure the right resources and a wide international vision.

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


Bureau69 Architects is an architecture and design studio founded in 2003 in Italy by Max Strano, then established in the U.K. in 2018 until 2022. The office collaborates and operates in different countries with a focus on contemporary architecture, modern crafted interiors, and bespoke furniture.

We specialise in high-end residential projects where we bring an authentic and clear design for new buildings, home renovations, and refurbishments. 

We also have considerable experience in historical buildings and urban design. We are proud to have coordinated complex surveys and restoration projects for ancient churches and palazzos from XVII, XVIII, and XIX centuries.

New terrace house concept

Since its first establishment, Bureau69 Architects have been awarded for innovative design, and our projects have been published and exhibited in different countries.


Best Bespoke Furniture Design 2019

Innovation and Excellence Design 2019

Best Italian Interior Design Project 2018

British Home Awards 2018, Shortlisted


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


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

ARB – Architects Registration Board (U.K.)

CNA – Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti  (Italy) 



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

Italian architect max strano

Max Strano graduated in Italy in Architecture and Planning (MArch), and he is a fully qualified architect registered in the U.K. at ARB (Architects Registration Board) and in Italy (OAPPCCT). 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. 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.




At Bureau69, we prefer working with an holistic approach considering the design and feasibility of the project at each phase. Since the early stages, we work in close collaboration with planners, engineers, craftspeople, contractors in order to deliver perfectly detailed projects, with the objective of complying with the highest standards in terms of quality (performance) and durability (low maintenance).