Posts Tagged 'Architecture'

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

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


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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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

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.  

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.

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