The firm works on projects covering the whole range of architecture subjects – from pieces design to building finished structures. Practicing architecture doesn’t only mean purely to satisfy some individual’s needs, but it entails a statement of great value upon life itself.

On those lines, special care is given to the themes of cultural identity and territorial heritage without forgetting the will and need to testify our late post modernity, made of new affordances in the space living, new languages and new materials.

Leonardo Macheda

It is natural thus to think of him as an entreprenerial, creative mind, drawing whatever forms are possible to build He has got a sense for the constructiveness related to the utmost awareness in theory matters, so that Vitruvio himself would say he is a person devoted to such activities as «nascitur ex fabrica et ratiocinatione».

Architecture is a divine thing, since The One is the Great Architect, the very creator of the world constructive principle. And macheda is well aware of it. But if

We think that the verbs to enter, together with the related ones to go out and to walk might well be part of his language. The shift from the concepts of going out and coming in is embedded with poetic relevance into the architectural writing of Macheda. It also reveals a symbolic value connected to the experience of crossing a threshold and of the home living. Le Corbusier says we can walk architecture and he is right. Men, when walking realise the emptiness of the world around them, so they shape significant forms as a result of an aesthetic rule based on the alternation of full and empty spaces. Contemporary architecture has learned how to work with Mies van der Rohe’s less is more» practice

It is a constructive-subtractive operation the divine sculptor Michelangelo would define as It is also what Leonardo (Macheda, not the Da Vinci one) means by eputting full and empty holes in plans and spaces?. Macheda loves making his structure empty in order to give it richer content and meaning, establishing relationships with the outern landscape so that it becomes part of the whole architecture design Nevertheless, design and building also mean to enter into the idea and seize the inner sense of history also testified by objects and events that outlived it. It is about a poet who one day will find out in himself the tomorrow in our present.. (F. L. Wright)

Design is thus an aesthetic practice, a synthesis of different time lines in which past, present and future blend. It is about framing new realities then… so we imagine the architect with his elbow on his desk, his forefront n the other hand, looking around thoughtfully, a bit skeptic and a sly smile on his face. Maybe the designer Leonardo Macheda is wondering about what then will ever be the form in architecture. Shall he give to form a pecial style? A voice is heard saying: «Estilo…, geometria /sutil de lo inefable» from a name different only in two vowels from his own. It is the far away in time and space voice of Manuel Machado.

Maybe we shall seek the core of Macheda’s ristretto in the meaningful doing, or in the signs left behind in timeless time. But on this point Antonio Machado is there to remind us, often shy wanderers, about footprints on our paths are nothing but the essence of walking, even if we are fully aware that «The path does not exist, / It is created while walking it /(…) and looking back /a path is seen that we would never walk again».

Marco Jaccond