M+N Architecture

Our design approach

We are convinced that good design means increased value.
This value is not only economic but also aesthetic, social
and environmental and it affects the surrounding built
environment. This is why for every project we consider four
important key points.

Architecture increases the value of a site by interpreting
the “genius loci” through the realization of a building that
gratifies the eye with its artistic qualities while reaching
high standards of functionality. Attention is concentrated
on the functions and the relationships between the
building and its surroundings and between the building and
its users.
Architecture is the summation of formal, technological and
relational intentions that materialize into a specific tailored
study of every particular aspect of the project.

In both preliminary and detailed design, architectural choices
are constantly verified in terms of materials, technologies,
functions and costs. The relationships between the
building, its structure and its technical installations are
analyzed in depth in terms of their morphology, efficiency
and maintenance, in order to match the Eco-sustainable
philosophy that drives our design.

Sustainable design means first of all paying close attention
to the building life cycle, its functioning and its environmental
footprint. We are constantly seeking the highest reduction
of energy consumption and the optimization of bio-climatic
aspects (building external envelope, mass, insulation, sun
shading, natural lighting and ventilation).

Efficiency, reliability, and quality are necessary elements for
good architecture and contribute to the perfect control of
the project’s design, construction and maintenance costs.
Project control and management become the synthesis of
the relationships among the various professionals involved.