#IntDesignerChat Guest Host Max Campi @massicampi
Max Campi is Director of the Research Center Urban/Eco of University of Naples “Federico II” and since 2011 is Guest Professor at School of Design at Jiangnan University in China. Max is also a visiting professor at l’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris “La Villette” He lectures at conferences on architecture all around Europe and is the author of several scientific books. His work has been published nationally and internationally. The prestigious book “21st Century Apartment Living” elected a work by Massimiliano Campi, realized in Capri, for the cover.
Max Campi decided to become an architect for the very first time when he was just six. He was fascinated by the possibility to change the feelings of people, improving their wellness, by making a comfortable space. This dream , persisted until he had the possibility to go to university. Having an international view of architecture, he studied not only in Italy but also in Spain, moved to Barcelona to attend college there. Max Campi, graduated cum laude with a project that was considered worthy of publication.
After graduation he continued research activities as winner of several fellowship in Italy and abroad. During that period, he went to Turin for a Master in Management for Cultural Projects, organized by SAA (School of Marketing Administration of University of Turin). He travelled a lot around Europe visiting important architectures in France, Spain, England and Germany, collaborating with different architectural firms. Then CNR (the National Research Council), gave him a fellowship to make research for the National Committee for Architectural and Engineering Sciences about the Requalification Methodologies for Mediterranean Cities. In 1999 he obtained another fellowship and, after three years, he received the PhD title in Architecture. For his research, he analyzed themes about existing relationship between geometric and compositive rules of contemporary architecture, concentrating the attentions on works by Norman Foster. The results were published in a book titled “Norman Foster – the design for knowledge of complex structures and pure geometry”, Rome 2002.
Those were years of research and hard professional work: Max Campi started to collaborate with one of the most important firms of his hometown PCA-Int, concentrating on project that had the participation of Arup, from London. After working some years as Junior Architect, Campi founded with his wife Ludovica an architecture firm, gbc architects, starting to make several houses in the area of Naples, projecting interiors for his own clients. The firm collaborated with Woodhead Int. and Interplan2 to participate to East Darling Harbor Urban Competition in Sydney, Australia.
In interior and Industrial design, Campi has a long experience with architecture and furniture made in Italy. His work has been published from important editors national and international. In particular, some among his works were published in Australia, deserving covers of some prestigious books.
At the same time, he kept on working on his academic career, becoming Professor at University of Naples.
Recently his work is oriented towards the project of luxury yacht, also as research field: in fact, he was teacher of the course in “Design for yacht and luxury boats” in the specialist course Design and Interior Architecture, in University of Naples.
Max Campi @massicampi will Guest Host #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday March 12, 2013 live from Naples Italy at midnight Italian time, 6p EST, 5p CST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT . His Topic: 21st Century Design and Interior Architecture. Save the date for this educational hour and international Interior Designer Chat.