Studio Fuksas
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Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is an international architectural practice with offices in Rome (since 1967), Paris (since 1989), Shenzhen (since 2008). Of Lithuanian descent, Massimiliano Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the eighties he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene. He has been Visiting Professor at a number of universities such as: Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”. Since 2000 he has been the author of the architecture column - founded by Bruno Zevi - in the Italian news magazine "L'Espresso". He works and lives in Rome and in Paris. Awards: 2014 “Architizer A+ Award” and “Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award”, “Transportation – Airports” category, New York, USA 2013 “Idea-Tops Awards”, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport – T3, Shenzhen, China, awarded “Best Transportation Space”, Shenzhen, China 2012 “Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012”, EUR New Congress Centre, Rome, Italy awarded “Best Building Site”, London, United Kingdom 2012 "Global Lithuanian Award 2012", Art and Culture category, Vilnius, Lithuania 2012 "Medal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers", Italy 2011 International award “Ignazio Silone for culture”, Rome, Italy 2009 "Gold Medal Award" to Zenith Music Hall in Strasbourg, France, "Honorable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures" to St. Paolo parish complex in Foligno, Italy, Triennale di Milano, Italy 2007 “International Architecture Awards 2007”, New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, awarded “Best New Global Design”, Chicago, USA 2007 “Cubo D'Oro” Award (Scientific Committee of the Annals on Architecture and the city of Naples), Italy 2007 “European Shopping Centre Awards”, first prize awarded to Europark 2 in Salzburg, Austria, (Refurbishments/Extensions) 2006 “Awards for Excellence Europe”, ULI (Urban Land Institute), first prize awarded to New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, Washington D. C., USA. 2005 “National Award for Architecture In/Arch – Ance” to Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Italy 1999 “Grand Prix National d'Architecture Française”, Paris, France 1998 “Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria” award for his professional career, Buenos Aires, Argentina Recognitions and Memberships: 2010 decorated with “Légion d’ Honneur” by the French President 2006 Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects -, London, UK 2006 Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana 2005 member of the Académie d'Architecture in Paris, France 2003 member of the International Academy of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria 2002 Honorary Fellowship of the AIA -American Institute of Architects -, Washington D. C., USA 2000 academic of San Luca, Italy 2000 decorated “Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française” 1997 member of the Board Commission of the IFA -Institut Français d’Architecture- in Paris, France from 1994 to ‘97 member of the Planning Commission in Berlin, Germany from 1989 to ‘93 member of Board Commission at the France Academy-Villa Medici in Rome, Italy Doriana Fuksas was born in Rome where she graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1979. She has also earned a degree in Architecture from ESA, École Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris. She has done didactic activities at the Institute of History of Art at the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at Industrial Design Department ITACA at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. She curated four “Special Projects” at the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics” in 2000: Jean Prouve’, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavilion and Architecture of Spaces, and the contemporary art section. She has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas since 1985 and has been director in charge of “Fuksas Design” since 1997. She works and lives in Rome and in Paris. Awards: 2013 “Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2013”, Impronta wash-basin for Catalano awarded Gold Winner in the “Innovation in Design – Bathroom Products” section, London, United Kingdom 2013 “Idea-Tops Awards”, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport – T3, Shenzhen, China awarded “Best Transportation Space”, Shenzhen, China 2012 “Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012”, EUR New Congress Centre, Rome, Italy awarded “Best Building Site”, London, United Kingdom 2011 “International Design Awards 2009-2010” to the handle Carmen for Manital, Los Angeles, USA 2009 “Gold Medal Award” to Zenith Music Hall in Strasbourg, France, “Honorable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures” to St. Paolo parish complex in Foligno, Italy, Triennale di Milano, Italy 2007 “European Shopping Centre Awards”, first prize awarded to Europark in Salzburg, Austria, (Refurbishments/Extensions) 2006 “Awards for Excellence Europe”, ULI (Urban Land Institute), first prize awarded to New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, Washington D. C., USA 2005 “National Award for Architecture In/Arch – Ance” to Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Italy Recognitions: 2013 decorated “Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française” 2002 decorated “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française”