City Office Fit Out

Office fit-out is a frequent, material-intensive upgrading cycle. Interior finishes for commercial space are usually replaced every three to five years with significant waste of energy and resources. The absence of an integrated business model for material re-use and the… read more

Double bridge on the Italian Alps

In this competition entry for the new bridge and car park design for the town of Moena in Trentino our objective was to minimise the impact on wildlife and biodiversity. We achieved that by leaving the river banks untouched and,… read more

Lechelles, Switzerland. New Community Centre.

The municipality of Lechelles launched a design competition for the creation of a new community centre. Our competition entry, beyond the specific remit of building design, focused on the urban impact on the new public asset. The design of the… read more

Domestic Lifeboat 1

In South East London we designed the conversion of an existing garage into a small residential unit for a couple. More than a house squeezed into a flat, we tried to combine the efficiency of an emergency device, such as… read more

Paper Mill Conversion Masterplan

During 2009 we collaborated with CAIRE Urbanistica to design the conversion masterplan of a disused papermill factory in Ormea, Piemonte, Italy. The factory, dating back to the 1830s, is perceived as part of the landscape and our brief was to design a… read more

Out Team

Marcel Mauer Architecture is run by directors and founders Lorenzo Baldini and Antonio Pisanò with the overarching vision of Marcel Mauer. In 2012 Marcel Mauer Architecture established a strategic partnership with multidisciplinary Urban Planning consultancy CAIRE Urbanistica. The joint venture… read more

Weapons Decommissioning Plant – Education Facility Masterplan

In 2011 we were asked to produce a concept masterplan for the partial conversion of a military weapons decommissioning plant into a higher education masterplan for high level security logistics and health and safety. The base is located in a… read more

L’Architettura del Mondo at the Triennale in Milan

This article was written by Marcel Mauer for the exhibition L’architettura del Mondo. Infrastrutture, Mobilità, Nuovi Paesaggi at the Triennale Museum in Milan. We will update the English translation as soon as possible. Con 150 anni di storia, 270 stazioni e più… read more

World Expo 2015, students workshops @ Politecnico di Milano

In 2012 Marcel Mauer Architecture was invited by EXPO 2015, Ghigos Studio and Politecnico di Milano to run a series of workshops on the design of theme pavilions as part of the World Expo 2015 Masterplan.

St. Francis Convent

In 2012 Marcel Mauer Architecture was shortlisted for the conservation and conversion of use of the Saint Francis Convent in Bagnacavallo near Ravenna, Italy. As part of our proposal for the care and adaptation of the XXVI Century grade I listed structure… read more

With Joep Van Lieshout

This interview with Joep Van Lieshout was written by Marcel Mauer and originally published on ABITARE #523 Marcel Mauer: It always looked to me that you are getting ready for catastrophe. In your career you conceived, designed and built enough… read more

Solid wall

Small residential project in East London. We focused our design entirely on the design and construction of a new, solid, brick and a half, English bond, wall. Working with the client and discussing the subtle yet crucial difference between thinly layered… read more

This is Architecture

  In 2012 we produced an art installation which also allowed us to raise money for Shelter. The work focused on the notion of interior/exterior : private/public investigating the relationship between human body and construction labour. Performance specifications: A cube made out… read more

Let’s Talk About Money

              This article was written by Marcel Mauer and originally published on ABITARE #520. “Let’s talk about money.” Partially shielded by a concrete column from the flashes of the journalists, Rem Koolhaas – instead of… read more

Barn Conversion

Low carbon design for the conversion of a private barn in South Norfolk. The design focused on the internal insulation of the historical fabric and the use of off site manufactured concrete panels for the interior structures and partitions.  

East London Warehouse Conversion

Interior design based on off site manufactured concrete staircase, polished concrete floor and timber mezzanine construction.  

With Keith Clarke

                This article was orginally written by Marcel Mauer in 2011 for Building Magazine but got never published. MM: Equality in the construction industry is finally being addressed but we are still far… read more

Porto Apartment

The design focused on the use of local artisans and suppliers for the fabrication of the welded steel staircase and the supply of the decorative tiles.

Regeneration Ring, Urfa, Turkey

In 2011 we collaborated with Karaslaan Architects, Istanbul, for the regeneration master plan of the city of Urfa, UNESCO World Heritage, near the border with Siria. The city, despite the extraordinary value of its main places of interest, suffers from… read more

Lorenzo Baldini

Architect, co-founder and director of Marcel Mauer Architects in London; partner of Caire-Urbanistica in Italy. Lorenzo has a vast experience in urban regeneration, development feasibility studies, masterplanning, urban design and participatory processes. He gained professional experience with Walters & Cohen… read more

Antonio Pisanò

Architect, co-founder and director of Marcel Mauer Architects in London; partner of Caire-Urbanistica in Italy. Antonio has a vast experience in the UK and overseas markets with residential, hospitality, office and mixed-use projects designed and built in the UK, Italy… read more

From Marcel Mauer

                                            I have always been too interested in architecture to be able to bear the unimaginativeness of academic education… read more