The webinar explores the topics of architectural craftsmanship, art, and design. Together with his team of architects and designers at AMDL CIRCLE, architect Michele De Lucchi, multiple winner of the Compasso D’Oro award, shares his experience in the
field of architecture, marked by its strong emphasis on art. By closely examining the most important completed and future projects, such as Earth Stations, the course will provide useful guidance and important analytical tools developed out of the
successful professional activities of Michele De Lucchi and AMDL CIRCLE. Through reflections, anecdotes, and practical advice, De Lucchi will outline his design approach by analyzing his own architectural projects. This webinar will be an important
opportunity for discussion and learning for all architects who want to closely study a creative process that combines design and architecture in a creative, original way.
This webinar has been created to provide new practical tools and greater knowledge about the architectural design process via:
International architects’ professional experiences
The development of a design approach based on craftsmanship extended to the architectural scale
Strategies and solutions for implementing international projects involving major creative and innovative commitments to design and environmental sustainability
A vision of the architecture of tomorrow through conceptual development models based on forward-looking projects applied to the reality of today
User login identification using a user ID and password, sent to participants after registration
Monitoring the total connection time of each user and the percentage of the videos viewed using the SCORM system
Completion of final assessment questionnaire, with question sets of a suitable level to evaluate learning and listening comprehension of the topics covered, with a minimum passing grade of 70%
About the Architects
Michele De Lucchi - Founder of AMDL CIRCLE
One of the leading professionals of Alchimia and Memphis.
Designer of furniture for major Italian and European brands. Manager of Design Olivetti from 1988 to 2002. Architecture projects in Italy and around the world, including cultural, executive, industrial and residential buildings. He has designed work environments and corporate identities for Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit and other Italian and foreign institutions. He has worked on major hotel projects in Tbilisi (Georgia), Beijing (China), the Rokkò-san complex (Japan) and in various parts of Italy. He has designed buildings and exhibition systems for museums including the Triennale di Milano, the Exhibition Centre in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Galleria d’Italia in Milan.
In 2000 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi. In 2001 he was appointed Ordinary Professor at IUAV in Venice. In 2006 he received an Honorary Degree from Kingston University. Since 2008 he has been Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Design at Milan Polytechnic, and Professor at the San Luca National Academy in Rome. In 2018 he was Guest Editor of the journal “Domus”.
Michele De Lucchi is founder and partner of AMDL CIRCLE, a multidisciplinary design firm renowned for its humanistic approach to architecture, design and graphics. Since 2018, AMDL CIRCLE’s research focuses on Earth Stations, a new type of building using humanistic and technological knowledge to foster human relations.
Angelo Micheli - Director of AMDL CIRCLE
Angelo Micheli was born in 1959 and graduated in Architecture in 1986. That year, he founded the collective “Solid” and from 1987 to 1988 worked with the Memphis Group, coordinated by Ettore Sottsass. Partner of the firm De Lucchi from 1988 to 1998, he then became Director of AMDL CIRCLE, guiding the multidisciplinary group and coordinating the architecture projects. A firm believer in the value of pure research in architecture and design, he implements his own philosophy through personal projects linked to the symbolism of representation.
With AMDL he has designed for global clients including Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Hermes, Enel, Poste Italiane, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit and Alitalia. The main clients come from the hospitality sector in China, Georgia and Japan, as well as exhibition spaces and museums including the Triennale di Milano, the Cini Foundation in Venice, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Exhibition Centre in Rome.
Davide Angeli - Deputy Director & International Business Director, AMDL CIRCLE
Davide Angeli was born in Imola in 1982. After graduating from IED in Milan, Davide began his career in 2004 working with Michele De Lucchi on sculptural research projects. He joined AMDL CIRCLE, the multidisciplinary design group and think tank founded by Michele De Lucchi, where today he is Deputy Director.
With AMDL CIRCLE, he has worked on interior designs and installations for Poltrona Frau, Moschino, Kempinski, Artemide, Ferrari, Fiat, Azimut Yachts, Lavazza, etc. Products for Molteni, Guzzini, Produzione Privata, Unifor, Riva, Maruni, Enel, etc. Exhibition spaces for the Triennale di Milano, the Scuderie del Quirinale, Palace of Venaria, the Cini Foundation and Caixaforum. Graphics and brand identity for Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Popolare Italiana, Zambon spa. Winner of the "Top Young Italian Industrial Designer Award" promoted by the Italian Culture Institute of New York, and since 2008 has taught furniture design at the European Design Institute in Milan. In 2019 he co-founded Irving Place, a design production inspired by the new millennium.