Massimiliano Facciolo was born in Turin on 1970. After completing his post-secondary studies, he graduated with honours from the Turin Polytechnic in the field of “Protection and Recovery of the Historical and Environmental Heritage”. He received his professional certification in 1998.
After several years working in Barcelona with, among others, the Correa y Milà Architecture Studio, he returned to Italy, initially to Modena. There he collaborated with the architect Galavotti, moving subsequently to Turin where in 2003 he worked for the prestigious Studio Ingaramo as Project Manager and Project Developer.
In 2005 he founded his own Urban Planning and Design Architectural Studio in Turin. He has participated in seminars and workshops and many design competitions in Italy and Spain, and serves on competition juries and technical committees. The studio is involved in the testing of new environmental solutions for contemporary life through a “sensorial” approach in which space, light and material are the vehicles for the development of a design narrative in which individuals and their senses are the protagonists.
In its professional practice, the studio aims to combine the needs and objectives of the client, with whom it establishes continuous feedback, with respect for and exploitation of the existing framework. Particular attention is paid to those aspects related to the environment, energy conservation, residential health and well-being, within a contemporary planning and design perspective that favours the principle of “subtraction” . . . less is more.