deamicisarchitetti promotes the added value of the architectural project: culturally Italian, contemporary, different, contaminated by many cultural influences, specific
deamicisarchitetti creates new places that remain new over time
Architecture—even private architecture—is public.
Architecture is the ritual of the appropriation of places.
Architecture is a function of the city and of the landscape.
From the year 2005—when deamicisarchitetti was founded—our design approach has centred on making good use of our typically Italian ability to interpret, cross-pollinate and blend together ideas and lexicons from a variety of places, times and cultural contexts. Our aim is to realize projects that preserve a sense of time while providing new and original results in terms of performance and meaning: a synthesis of memory and the contemporary.
Fuelled by curiosity, research (academic and otherwise) and the constant study of the world around us, we pay particular attention to connections and to the value of the space between “things”, always aiming to increase the usability, diversity and the beauty of places, be they transport nodes or destinations.
Our individualized approach to the design of buildings and urban spaces, together with careful attention to details, allows us to consistently provide our clients and the community at large with economic value, usability and high aesthetic standards.
No matter what the budget, every project is made unique by special attention to the forms of the living spaces, the lighting that sets them off and the surfaces that delimit them.
In order to achieve a high degree of environmental comfort, we adhere to the most innovative energy sustainability criteria, going beyond the selection of technical and insulation systems to focus both on the well-being of users and the effectiveness of production systems.
To ensure high-quality design and construction at every step of the way, the firm's partners are directly involved in each phase of every project, supported by work teams organized on a case-by-case basis.
deamicisarchitetti’s approach to internal organization and expertise, together with its partnership with a network of specialized consultants (www.hubmilano.mi.it), allows the firm to maintain the highest standards of efficiency even in the case of particularly complex projects and construction works.
Areas of expertise
Architecture – small and large works
Preliminary design, final design, and construction documents
Preliminary cost studies
Projects for obtaining permits from municipalities and other authorities
Specifications and bills of quantities
Accounting and cost control
Coordination and integration of specialized design consultants
Safety plans under Italian Decree Law 81/2008
Calls for tender
Since 2005 Masaso srl has been working with deamicisarchitetti to provide a wide range of services backed by adequate operational facilities, offering consulting and management services that complement those of the architects.
In particular, Masaso srl provides:
- strategic consulting for the feasibility studies that accompany the preliminary stages of high-profile architectural and urban planning projects, consisting of in-depth analyses of all aspects that can make these projects achievable.
- project management, when the client requires a single point of reference to manage and coordinate relations between design professionals (the architects and design consultants) and between the design professionals and everyone else involved (contractors, client, public authorities).
- general contracting services, when the client requires a single point of reference and the provision of a turnkey project.
Giacomo De Amicis, Milan 1968
Giacomo De Amicis graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1993 and completed his doctorate in Architectural and Urban Design at the same university in 2005.
In 1994 he began working professionally and also began teaching, first at the Politecnico di Milano and then, from 1999, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, where he is an adjunct professor of the course in Architectural Composition.
In 2005 he founded deamicisarchitetti together Bruna Rivolta, and soon obtained commissions and recognition for the realization of both public and private projects, including schools, offices, housing, and exhibition design. Rossella Destefani and Luigi Bartoli joined the firm as partners in 2014.
The professional activities of the firm include experimental projects that contribute to an ongoing reflection on the transformation of the contemporary city, in particular as regards public spaces and density in suburban areas.
This main line of research is investigated in the book “Figure e connessioni per la trasformazione della città esistente. Dal progetto al concetto. Dalle parole alle cose”, published in 2015.