Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is an international architectural practice with offices in Rome, Paris, Shenzhen.
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’. From 2000 to 2015 he was author of the architecture column – founded by Bruno Zevi – in the Italian news magazine ‘L’Espresso’ and from 2014 to 2015 he was, with his wife, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.
Doriana Mandrelli 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 has curated four ‘Special Projects’ at the ‘VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia’, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics in 2000. She has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas in 1985 and has been director in charge of ‘Fuksas Design’ since 1997. From 2014 to 2015 she was, with Massimiliano Fuksas, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper ‘La Repubblica’.