MM ZeroC02 Roof Extension wins Planning Approval

  Marcel Mauer’s zero carbon roof extension and interior refurbishment of a light industrial warehouse in Dalston, London won planning permission in February 2018. The news has arrived after a long planning negotiation. In the words of Antonio Pisano, director… read more

The Open Data Monastery

The noisy swarm of tourists suddenly seems to evaporate as one leaves Ponte Vecchio and turns left into the narrow Costa San Giorgio, a steep uphill incline unsurprisingly  unpopular among the 48.6 million tourists who visit Florence every year. Perhaps, if tourists knew what hides… read more

Marazzi Showroom Paris Boulevard Saint Germain

Repetita iuvant / Repeating does good. Following on from our success in Clerkenwell, Marazzi Group invited us to bring to completion their showroom at 63 Boulevard Saint Germain, located at walking distance from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Among other tendering contractors we invited ISG, who… read more

Collaboration, Design and Opening Parties

During the last Clerkenwell Design Week, Marazzi have officially opened their first London showroom at 90-92 St. John’s Street designed and managed by Marcel Mauer Architecture and delivered by ISG – Realys. The opening party gathered almost 500 people among… read more

Marazzi Showroom in Clerkenwell

In the first London showroom of one of the world-leading manufacturer in ceramic tiles, we deliberatively chose not to display the material as a found object, but rather to use the material to build a small architecture to be inserted… read more

La Polveriera, Building A.

Project Conversion of two 1940s Military hangars in a multi purpose social hub with Disabled People Care Home, Daily Walk In Centre, Offices for NGOs and Cooperatives, Meeting Space, Restaurant and Cafe, Charity Shop. Site Reggio Emilia, Italy Client La… read more

Incremental Densification 4 Urban Regeneration.

The environmental and housing crises require new approaches to urban growth.  One of the most complex aspects to increasing housing supply, commercial opportunities and community services is the problem of convincing local residents to accept new levels of density in their… read more

An Internet of Narrative, Making Sense of the IoT

Presentation by Marcel Mauer at the Vision Olympia Conference in London on the Internet of Things and the future of the Built Environment. First question, where is the IoT coming from? The IoT is the result of the combined development… read more

Take It or Leave it. Or Change It.

More or less predictably, the jab-cross combination of Economic Recession and Skills Gap has landed a significant blow to the business-as-usual mentality of the UK Construction Industry. After three long years of ducking and diving along the line of zero… read more

Re(de)fine Market

Camden Town Rockabilly after work pint. Discussing with my former colleagues at Sheppard Robson how to secure higher fees and better recognition for our profession. Why do architects’ salaries double when working for a contractor? Why is the architect’s fee seen as… read more

You may say I am an Open Data dreamer

  Open data has been described by Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the www protocol) as the new frontier of the Internet. We find ourselves today in respect to open data in a similar situation to the one we faced… read more

An Internet of Things for the Built Environment

  This article was originally created for the RIBA + ARUP research project Digitising the Planning System. To know more click here.   At once fascinating and terrifying, the emergence of the Internet of Things seems an unstoppable drift that digital technology will… read more

Data to the People

Sometimes it is useful to believe that history is a progression towards common good. Although many may argue that the idea of that a scientific, modernist continuous progress is substantially flawed, a linear narrative of social achievement is not entirely irrelevant should one wish… read more

Live from Site: Conversion of Industrial Heritage and Mixed Use Regeneration

It took us four years, infinite passion and a visionary client but finally works are entering in their final stage for the conversion and change of use of two former military warehouses in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy. The architectural… read more


To change the architectural profession to lead evidence driven sustainable growth.  My name is Antonio Pisano. Architect. Founder of UK based Marcel Mauer Architecture, partner and head of smart city at CAIRE Urbanistica in Italy and Co Chair of G4C Constructing Excellence, a… read more

An intro to Open Data

  During the first episode of our video interview series we asked Prof Tim Stonor, director at Space Syntax and Dr Stuart Chalmers, Data Scientist at BRE, about their opinion regarding the use of open data in the construction industry…. read more

Why do we do this? MM Lecture at Oxford Brookes University

Where is the epic quest in working in construction? Kindly invited by the Constructing Excellence Oxford Club, we gave a short lecture to  project management and architecture students on why entering a career in the construction sector. Special thanks to Prof…. read more

BRE Trust, G4C and Marcel Mauer on Open Data in Construction

The construction industry has got a tricky job to do. Whilst other industries can rely on the accuracy of computers, laboratories or factories to deliver their products, we produce outdoors. Our products have roots but, unlike agriculture, we cannot let… read more

Self Developing Communities

Everyone is talking about the housing crisis. Someone blames the planning system, others blame the property market. Almost everyone agrees that the housing market needs re thinking.  We seek value in the wrong place.  We cannot measure all aspects of value… read more

Marcel Mauer on Siah Armajani published on INVENTARIO Bookzine

In early April 2015, with the collaboration of Parasol Unit Art Gallery in London, Marcel Mauer publishes on Inventario Bookzine an extensive article on the life and work of Sirian born American artist. Extract below, to read more get your… read more

The Grand Budapest Museum

With the digital art community growing rapidly and the knowledge transfer offered by cloud based technology, the brief for a modern and contemporary art museum in Budapest initially left us somewhat sceptical. Far from being against building museums, our criticism was specifically based… read more

Rebranding Construction Campaign

Constructing Excellence G4C, RIBA and CIC 2050Group have joined forces to kick-start a cross industry campaign to improve the public perception of the construction sector.   A panel debate was hosted by the RIBA on the 17th June and chaired… read more

With Sir Donald Insall

  Marcel Mauer (MM): Heritage plays a crucial role in informing, limiting or catalysing urban regeneration. Through conservation and listed building regulations the Local Authority gains leverage to pursue the public agenda as much as private developers can rely on a… read more

Post Earthquake School Campus Masterplan

In May 2012, two major earthquakes occurred in Northern Italy, causing 26 deaths and widespread damage. Straight after the event, temporary prefabricated buildings were rapidly built to provide shelter and public services. The town of Camposanto, near Modena, was heavily affected by… read more

Former Military Area Regeneration – Ex Polveriera

Just outside the historical exagonal perimeter of the old city of Reggio Emilia, in Northern Italy, a former military area is being converted into a mix use civic centre. The area was originally chosen as the practice field for the cavalry… read more

Green Masterplan and Design of a Public Square

During 2013, we collaborated with CAIRE Urbanistica on the master plan for green areas and retail strategy for the historical centre of the city of Schio in Italy. Our first analysis focused on the historical traces of waterways and open… read more

The Gissing Hall Project

Bringing back to life historical buildings often involves understanding the risks and opportunities related to the conversion of architecture’s functions. Working with listed buildings both in the United Kingdom and Italy we appreciate how fine the border bewteen conservation and building design sometimes can be…. read more

Back to the Park

    In partnership with CAIRE Urbanistica, Marcel Mauer Architecture developed the New Urban Plan for the town of Nichelino in the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Our on going collaboration with a leading European urban planning firm has given us… read more

Sustainable School Design

This design entry for two public schools in the town of Merano, in Trentino Italy focused on social, urban and symbolic relevance of the school within its community. The asymmetry of the site has been used to our advantage to… read more

School in Switzerland

Design competition entry for a new school campus in Granges-Paccot, Switzerland.