Which is why we feel we are to some extent the inhabitants of places in the world, where, in addition to designing and realizing architectural buildings, we have had the privilege to find new friends.
Over the years our profession has changed because some important projects have given us the opportunity to broaden our knowledge and share human and professional experiences which both enrich and develop our own.
We have found ourselves inside realities which, owing to their location, history and culture, are really rather unusual compared to our everyday opportunities for design and creation. Genuine challenges where the responsibility of moving in different cultural environments is matched by our enthusiasm in proposing our own very personal way of seeing things.
IDxEA was established to play a leading role in this new dimension, where the Italian approach – that Italian design which is the essence of our thousand-year history of creativity and know-how – is able to inspire international concepts with unexpected forms. And in this way, IDxEA gives rise to new architecture, the requalification of disused buildings, thus guaranteeing a future for the monumental and historical heritage of each country’s past.
We want to listen to people and places, understand their soul and experience them with the curiosity of someone who wants to understand their true nature: taking inspiration from a sign, a material, a form, a concept and developing a proposal where the spaces are the result of the genius loci and our experience. We let the project stem from the place and the environment suggest the construction.
In this way interpretation becomes the alphabet of a new design language, where the concept meets the functional and representative needs and becomes a space for life, work and living.
We have discovered that what fascinates the world about Italy is our way of being, our way of designing, our looking for beauty in function and always seeking and finding the way to resolve a problem with passion. Italian culture is the labour of every day, technical ability, inventiveness, our history which distinguishes us and an openness towards other cultures: all characteristics that we want to express in the architectural design which is born of our experience, enthusiasm and creativity.
After studying art in high school, he graduated in architecture at the University of Venice in 1977. He taught drawing and history of architecture for fifteen years.
In 1978 he co-founded the firm mz with architect Zampiero. Subsequently, a collaboration arose with Cangialosi, who joined the firm mzc+.
Marchetti’s main interests are interior design, the restoration and restyling of Italy’s wealth of historic buildings and new projects in Italy and abroad.
After obtaining his degree, he began to work with arch. Mario Marchetti while also working on and designing buildings and infrastructure for a public administration. In the early 90s he devoted himself full-time to the architectural firm along with its new partner Cangialosi. Zampiero designs and supervises the construction of new buildings as well as restyling mainly protected buildings of historic value.
He graduated in architecture at the University of Venice in 1995, where he worked as assistant professor to Marino Narpozzi in the architectural design programme.
Along with archtects Marchetti and Zampiero, he is a partner in the firm mzc+, where he designs new buildings, restores and restyles older buildings, particularly protected property of historic interest.