Marco Giovinazzo was born in 1984 in the province of Lecce on October 7th.
He earned a master degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic “Leonardo Da Vinci” in Milan in October 2009, where he met and worked together with strong figures of the Milan architectural scenario.
In 2010, he achieved the qualification to practice as an architect, and became a licensed architect in Architect’s registration Board of Provincia di Lecce.
He started, since teenage years, to grow a taste in Architecture and Interior Design while learning technical and aesthetical features of material also thanks to the experience obtained in family company, which is been operating in construction industry area since more than 50 years.
After obtaining his educational qualification, he started design experience in many architecture studios in Milan and, in collaboration with Architesi 42 in Milan, he participated in the international contest “Accendi le tue idee”, winning with a project of a design fireplace made with pietra leccese and Corten metal.
Meanwhile, he completed his education participating in many architecture, landscape and design workshops, travelling through many European and national places.
Then, in 2011, he moved to London, where he was busy working as an Architect and Interior Designer in an studio/show room connected with Interior design and supplying. Human and professional experience that will influence his style and creative spirit in a crucial way.
After coming back to Italy for personal reasons, in 2013, he initially worked with Leo Constructions company, an important organization for the territory and later he established his Architecture and Interior Design studio that also included a wide paving, covering and bathroom furnishings show room located in the province of Lecce.
Private and public customers engaged him both in city scale and architectural projects, such as residences, commercial areas, swimming pools, gardens and old dwellings in Salento.
Well-established in Salento local network, made of manpower and artisans, he got back to his experience in construction sites, learning the enthusiasm in a properly done job that requires time and effort, and in the sensibility in choosing materials.
Connection with nature and environment, a not irrelevant factor in this era, developed a sort of devotion for planning background that led him to a meeting- point – not a conflict one – between man and nature.
In 2015, after creating many works on territory, he had the opportunity to work for an Italian customer in NYC in the center of Manhattan, with the position of Site –manager; this experience added an international influence to the style of the architect, regarding the space management and the speed of execution at building sites. A well-defined and clear method of confronting with interlocutors and the will to introduce this culture/attitude in the national territory too.
His stylistic analysis is built on the incessant research of new figures and more and more innovative materials that, combined with the customers’ needs aims to investigate and offer the best planning solution.
A various, unstable style just like spaces and settings surrounding it. Even if contemporary, every creation of him is related to the elegance of Italian tradition, making chromatic variety and the purity of the lines coexist in the same spaces and creating a combination between technology and re-analysis of Mediterranean and international architectural style.
His intense passion for product design led him to experiment and integrate in this industry, creating collaborations through the years with several national Brands (Barba Design, Cipì Italy).
It’s exactly the experience had with the collaboration with Barba design collection led him to debut in 2014 at Salone Satellite with the Urban “madia”; through the years he experimented new solutions and products until he obtained the opportunity to draw the “Aquateak” collection for Cipì Italy presented in September 2016 at Cersaie in Bologna, an international fair for bathroom furnishings and architecture products.
Included in Young Designers – Emerging Architects for Elle Decor, in 2014, his works have been published on architecture magazine such as AD Italy, Elle Décor, Divisare and Piscine Oggi. Still in 2016, a new professional satisfaction in architecture sector arrived. In fact, thanks to a project of a private swimming pool that had the taste of tradition but at the same time strong industrial plants and technological elements, he won the Social award at the Italian Pool Award 2016.
Ranging from Architecture to Design, he fully operates in creativity area also carving out time for introducing contemporary art works, using instruments connected to building sites style.
Traveler and observer, any external incentive source it’s an inspiration for his job as Architect and Designer.
Collaborazione nella progettazione del primo edificio in classe energetica A+, Milano; progetto per una Pajara a Salve (Le).
Termo-arredo di Design “Modern Feeling”
Mobili da bagno, committente privato, prodotto da Barba Arredi
2012 – 2013
Collaboratore e site manager per Residence “Il Patio”, Lecce; Residence “In Parco”, Lecce;
progetto per una ristrutturazione con giardino privato, Lecce per il gruppo Leo Constructions.
Vasca da Bagno “Cocoon”, Tavolo in Legno e corten “Cocò”, Madia “Urban”, esposta al Salone internazionale del Mobile
2013 – 2015
La Perla, NYC (Site Manager), Ristrutturazione Hairdresser Salon, J.Hair & Beauty Parrucchieri, Corigliano d’Otranto (Le), Piscina con Solarium per un B&B, Ristrutturazione Villa in Campagna, Giardino in Città, Lecce, Sea House, Otranto (Le), progetto preliminare per una Piattaforma Polifunzionale, Marina di Pescoluse (Le).
2015 – 2016
Ristrutturazione di un’antica dimora “Mediterranean House“, Negozio di abbigliamento alta moda, Salerno centro storico (SA), Progettazione di un giardino con Piscina (Le), collaborazione con Barba Design Collection e collezione “Aquateak” per Cipì Italy.
Collezione da Bagno “Aquateak” in teak e Hi-macs, Cipì Italy, Bound Bench, panca componibile.
Vincitore del premio speciale per la grafica al “Piranesi Prix de Rome”, workshop a Villa Adriana, Tivoli, progetto di un museo contemporaneo.
Vincitore del contest internazionale “Accendi le idee” con un camino di Design in pietra Leccese e metallo.
Pubblicazione su AD Italia nel mese di luglio 2014, pubblicazione su Elle Decor web magazine
Inserimento di Marco Giovinazzo nella lista dei giovani designer-architetti emergenti per Elle Decor al Salone Satellite.
Pubblicazione su Divisare, architectural website con i progetti: “Hairdresser renovation J.Hair & Beauty” e “Swimming pool”
Vincitore del premio Social all’Italian Pool Award con il progetto di una piscina privata inserita in un contesto paesaggistico sensibile, pubblicato sulla rivista PISCINE OGGI. Debutto al Cersaie di Bologna, con la collezione disegnata per Cipì denominata “Aquateak“. Pubblicazione sul quotidiano Piazza Salento.