Davide Marchetti received his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 2001 and joined the Massimiliano Fuksas Office in Rome upon graduation.
The following year he became a member of the Italian Architects Registry, Chapter of Rome.
In 2004, he began his own practice.
The office is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, not a predetermined style.
The work is orientated towards designing and realizing buildings, developing scenarios and doing research. The projects run a gamut of scales: from buildings to interior design, from landscape to process and ecology design. They all can be identified by strong concepts, based on wide research translated into clear spatial designs.
We explore and develop new ways of thinking about architecture and the surrounding contextual environment in order to create models for change and innovation.
He believes that the education of an architect manifests through a process; both the understanding and the application of the curriculum and studio discipline, as well as in the personal exploration of influences from multiple environments.
These come from many sources, such as art and literature, science and medicine, history and economy. These conditions then consequently influence the scope of multidisciplinary practice that now permeates contemporary architecture.
He is interested in fostering this environment, and adeptly responding to each own individual strengths, passions, and interests.
He also feels that being an architect means also understanding the fact that not everything around us exists because of a process of structured “designing”. With that, it is important to embrace influences from many sources: designed and unscripted , familiar and unknown.
Davide Marchetti has taught at Cornell University continuously from 2011, as a Visiting Critic in advanced design studios. He has been several times an invited critic at Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Catholic University, University of Miami as well as at University of Rome La Sapienza and University of Pisa School of Engineering.
He won numerous awards and international architecture competitions including the 1st Prize in the “Redesigning Detroit: a new vision for an iconic site” project in 2013, the 1st Prize for the New Australian Pavilion at the Venice “Giardini” Biennale in 2008, the 1st Prize for the renewal of “1° Ottobre” Square in Santa Maria Capua Vetere in 2006 (completed in 2009) and the 1st Prize for the “Attilio Pecile” square and mixed use sustainable building in Rome in 2006.
His works have been widely published in architectural & design magazines and online reviews such as Domus web, Detail, Frame Magazine, Mexico Design, Vogue Living Australia, RUM Sweden, Ktirio Greece, Arqfuture Spain, B1 Magazine Thailand, I a&b India, Insideout Dubai.
In addition, his projects have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale twice and in Heide Museum in Melbourne.