MoDusArchitects is an architectural practice founded in 2000 by Matteo Scagnol (Trieste, 1968) and Sandy Attia (Cairo, 1974). The studio is distinguished by a heterogeneous approach to the field of architecture that combines the founding partners’ two different cultural and formative backgrounds into one platform for bold architectural design. Completed projects range in scale from infrastructure, to buildings, to objects within the buildings, and include public, institutional and private commissions.
The office has received numerous awards including the Honorable Mention for the Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana in 2015 and 2012, the Oderzo first prize in 2014, first prize in the International Piranesi Award in 2014, and the special jury prize in the 2013 edition of the Italian Architect of the Year award. MoDusArchitects’ work has been included in four editions of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and was highlighted in the Triennale di Milano exhibition on Infrastructure in 2012. In 2013, the studio was invited to present a project for the Energy exhibiton at Rome’s MAXXI museum and in 2015 MoDusArchitects was one of the ten offices invited by the Ministry of Culture to put together a curatorial proposal for the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2016 edition.
In recent years the practice has gone on to complete a number of critically acclaimed projects, including the high altitude Mountain Lodge in Lappago, the Psychiatric Center in Bolzano, the Bressanone-Varna Ring road, the Scholastic Complex in Bolzano, the Kostner House and Studio in Castelrotto, and the Office Headquarters of Damiani Holz&Ko in Bressanone—projects all located in the South Tyrol region of Italy. Subsequent to a series of national and international accolades, several new projects with a wider geographic reach are currently underway, marking a shift in their scope of work.