The work experience of over fifty years of Studio Albini includes projects and works management of museums, installations, exhibitions, restoration, renovation, recovery of historical complexes and design of new buildings, in which architectural research and the comparison between tradition and modernity are the basis of the working method.
The Milanese studio, founded in 1930 by Franco Albini and in which Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Marco Albini have collaborated over the years, is characterized by an approach to architecture understood as “rationalized craftsmanship”, that is, as an artisan tradition rationally mediated by industrial production . In 2004 the “Studio Albini Associati” of Arch. Marco Albini and Arch. Francesco Albini, respectively son and grandson of Franco Albini, who continues in line and method by pursuing the values of modernity and innovation: patient research; the aesthetics of lightness and transparency; the meticulous planning piece by piece both in architecture and in the Design object.
The most important works include: the recovery of the Manica Nuova of the Royal Palace of Turin and the transfer of the Sabauda Gallery, the recovery of the former Albertina Palace in Pollenzo to the Slow Food headquarters, the recovery of the Palazzo del Broletto of Pavia to the IUSS headquarters, the recovery of Palazzo Carmagnola at the CONSOB headquarters in Milan, the recovery of the former Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta in Cairate as an exhibition site, library, offices, the recovery of the complex of S.Agostino in Genoa as a museum, the recovery and expansion of the headquarters of the S. Pietro Martire Seminary in Seveso.