Founded in Milan in 2000 by architect Luca Cipelletti, Studio AR.CH.IT, in conjunction with researching, is focused on different themes: from urban, architectural and exhibit design to artistic direction.
AR.CH.IT has an adaptive and interdisciplinary approach: tuning its structure and tools to every project, according to the situation, needs, desires, opportunities and results to be met; in order to reach the uniqueness of a concept.
The office has been pursuing for years, an interdisciplinary research, a Conversation between art and architecture, a renewed work methodology capable of generating visions in addition to giving a significant contribution to the cultural quality of the project.
The studio has designed several pavilions, has a few ongoing projects such as the architectural redevelopment of the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan and constantly collaborates with cultural Institutions like Triennale di Milano.
The most recent projects include the Archive Museum of Bitossi Ceramiche in Montelupo Fiorentino (Florence), PART – Palazzi dell’Arte (Rimini), Le Cavallerizze (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci – Milan) and the Shit Museum in Castelbosco (Piacenza).
Luca Cipelletti (1973)
Graduated in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 2001, he started to work, during his students’ years, for Studio Albini Helg Piva in national and international competitions and several architectural projects. While studying at Politecnico, he worked with different institutions to develop other interests as well. From 1992 to 1998 he works with the Italian National Chamber of Fashion as press agent for 13 editions of Milano Collezioni Donna. From 1996 to 2001, with Teatro alla Scala, in the cultural promotion of the theatre, first as a member of the coordination of the Youth Group of Fondazione Milano per la Scala, then as a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee. From 1998 to 2001, with the Region Lombardy in a long-term survey of museums, followed by the monitoring of museum premises, design projects, publications and lectures on museography and exhibitions. In the year 2000 he founded Milan-based studio AR.CH.IT. In 2003, he also started an on-going cooperation with the United Nations – Millennium Campaign as consultant and art director lasted until 2013.