Guicciardini & Magni Architetti, studio associato di Architettura opera a Firenze, Poggibonsi e Istanbul

Si occupa principalmente di Beni Culturali nei campi dell’Architettura, del Restauro architettonico, dell’Allestimento museografico e dell’Interior design. Dal 1990 Guicciardini & Magni Architetti ha realizzato oltre 30 musei e 50 mostre temporanee in Italia e all’estero, confrontandosi con tutti i tipi di esposizione, dall’Archeologia all’Arte Contemporanea, dall’Industrial Design all’Arte Islamica, dall’Etnografia alla Moda.

Guicciardini & Magni Architects is an architectural practice mainly involved in cultural heritage projects at different scales, within the fields of Architecture, Architectural Restoration, Museum Exhibition Design and Interior Design.
Since 1990 Guicciardini & Magni Architects have realized more than forty museums and sixty temporary exhibitions in Italy and abroad, dealing with every kind of exposition ranging from Archeology to Contemporary Art, Industrial Design to Classical Art and Ethnography to Fashion.
They have been appointed to work with masterpieces from every era and aim to establish a dialogue able to offer new interpretations of the original works of art and their context.
The competence of the working team is dependent on the quality of individual skills and experiences beyond architecture and into the realms of the Arts, Theatre Scenography, Photography, Product Design and other interdisciplinary studies.
Their philosophy, specific skills and understanding of Museum Design and object conservation is evident in several realized works such as the exposition of The Gate Of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti, an iconic artwork from the Renaissance period in the new Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, Italy.
The studio has worked on over forty museums. Some are listed below.
  • "Bibliotèque, Galeries, Musée Richelieu" Paris, France
  • "The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design" Oslo, Norway
  • Pisa Cathedral Museum”, Pisa
  • Tekfur Palace”, Istanbul
  • Florence Cathedral Museum”, Florence
  • Gülhane Museum in Topkapı Palace”, Istanbul
  • New Egyptian Wing in “Naples Archeological Museum
  • Pretorio Palace Museum”, Prato
  • Civic Museums in Pio Palace”, Carpi, Modena
  • Galileo Museum”, Florence
  • Textile Museum”, Prato
Their work at the Galileo Museum in Florence included the renovation of the existing building, the design of the new interiors and the exposition of the museum artefacts and was awarded three major European Prizes: first Prize from the International Council Of Museums Italy in 2010, first Prize from the British Scientific Curators Society in 2010, the European Museum Academy Prize, Dortmund, Germany in 2011.
In the work of Guicciardini & Magni Architects a fundamental element is the design of significative multimedia installations in order to create synergy with the exhibited art works and the public.
Guicciardini & Magni Architects have acquired through the years a deep understanding of temporary exhibition design. Research being the guiding principle of their work, new projects are always influenced by their experience in other disciplines such as Scenography, Photography and the General Arts.
Over the past fifteen years the studio has worked on over sixty temporary exhibitions. Some are listed below.
  • Michelangelo’s Youth” at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
  • Giotto” at the Accademia Gallery in Florence (since 2002 the most visited temporary Art exhibition in Italy)
  • On Holy Ground” at the Royal Palace in Milan
  • The Living Marbles. Gian Lorenzo Bernini” at the Bargello National Museum in Florence
  • The Tsar style” at the Textile Museum in Prato
  • The Treasure of St. Gennaro” at the Sciarra Palace in Rome
In addition to their experience in Museum Design their portfolio includes many theatres, libraries and residential projects together with urban planning and outdoor public spaces. The studio has also realized several hotels and tourism related infrastructures in many historical Tuscan towns.
Of the above can be cited the following.
  • The new Politeama Theatre and Rosselli Square in Poggibonsi.
  • The restoration of the nineteenth century Theatre of Castelfiorentino and the renewal of Gramsci Square
  • The renovation of the Colle Val d’Elsa Theatre and of the adjacent Square
  • The Public Library in the History of Science Institute in Florence (awarded an honourable mention by the Italian Public Libraries Institute in 2006).
The meaning of the 'house’ is one of the most important areas in Guicciardini & Magni Architects’ research. They have developed their ideas through the construction of new buildings and restoration and renovation projects using a total design process from macro to micro encompassing landscape, structural design, environmental control and sustainability through to the definition of internal spaces, furniture and product design.
From 1990 to 1995 they collaborated with Adolfo Natalini on a number of civic buildings, urban design projects, residential and retail developments in Italy and Europe, in particular the new Civic Centre in the heart of the City of Groningen in Holland.
Currently Guicciardini & Magni Architects consists of five associated architects, ten senior architects alongside a young team of assistant architects and professional consultants for all aspects of the production of architecture for both public and private clients.
The studio is based in Florence with office in Poggibonsi (Siena)

They worked with us

Philippine Villedieu de Torcy|Sara Barletta|Gea Sommese|Ludovico Romboli|Laura Frongia|Niccolò Canulli|Marianna Staccioli|Francesca Nieddu|Camilla Tinti|Laura Figuccia|Mattia Gazzei|Siwar Braham|Bettina Balzano|Can Uygun|Martina Biliotti|Lorenzo Picardi|Margherita Paoletti|Edoardo Panerai|Eleonora Dascenzi|Alice Barsottini|Allegra Santini|Rebecca Gianni|Barbara Vanni|Stefano Galgani|Sandra Calosi|Loris Mazzina|Farzad Shojaei|Emanuela Guarnieri|Leticia Gonzales|Steven Santander|Avi Levi|Cuahutemoc Giancaterino|Paolo Mori|Leonardo Cenni|Tamara Migliorini|Fiammetta Giovetti|Alice Caporali|Katiuscia Ciulli|Alessandra Bandini|Mirko Montomoli

Publications

LA COSTRUZIONE DI UN MUSEO

ADOLFO NATALINI
GUICCIARDINI E MAGNI ARCHITETTI

Architettura Civile

Guicciardini e Magni architetti studio associato

9 Mostre + 9 Musei

Guicciardini & Magni architetti studio associato

Museo Galileo

Dispaying Scientific Instruments: From the Medici Wardrobe to the

Il Teatro Del Popolo di Castelfiorentino

IL TEATRO POLITEAMA

Museo Di Palazzo Pretorio

EX VASO

NUOVI CONTENITORI IN TERRACOTTA

LA TERRA DEI MUSEI

paesaggio arte e storia del territorio senese

QUATTRO PROGETTI

il nuovo museo dell’opera del duomo

BUONCONVENTO

museo della mezzadria senes

MUSEO DELLLA TERRACOTTA DI PETROIO

MUSEO D’ARTE SACRA DELLA VAL D’ARBIA

IL MUSEO DELL’OPIFICIO A FIRENZE

IL MUSEO DEL BOSCO