"2xm.studio is a Milan based practice of architecture, interior design and urban planning."
The space is the spiritual dimension of architecture. A space has a sublime role of transmitting emotional perceptions. Spaces composition can dramatically enlighten, cherish or aspire the user’s experience in a building. The projects we design has the mission of transforming the landscapes in which they are built, our design philosophy has a unique approach, driven by the specificities of context, program and site.
We believe that successful Architecture ,through the active engagement of its civic context, is embedded in a profound perception of the space. An architect’s work must flourish a general well-being anywhere they operate. In our designs, we research into contextual and site constraints and socio-cultural, economic and environmental issues. We test, evaluate and optimize our ideas against the conditions and demands of the brief, and the desires of the client.
Moataz Faissal Farid
Founding Partner - Design Lead
Architect with +15 years experience in architectural design, urban planning and building engineering and construction management. Currently a managing partner and design head at 2xm Studio since 2018 managing projects & construction sites in Italy, Iran and Egypt, including the construction of the Egyptian Consulate extension building in Milan recently completed. Managing specific projects as regional partner with Stefano Boeri Architetti after over 10 years of collaboration started in 2008 working on different scales and typologies of international projects varying from urban and architectural commissions from concept and feasibility studies, to preliminary and detailed drawings, among the projects the Milan central hospital currently under construction and the G8 Conference buildings in Sardinia, as well as many projects in the Middle East, China, Russia, France and Albania.
Exhibited his work in the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008 with the Egyptian Pavilion. Collaborated with dar al-handasah between 2005 & 2007 on complex scale projects in Mecca & Madinah in KSA.
Registered Architect in the Milan order of Architects & Planners since 2014 and the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate since 2005. Graduated in Architecture & Urban planning from the Politecnico di Milano in 2010 and in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University of Cairo in 2005 with letter of excellency in architectural design.
Founding Partner - Interior Design Lead
Architect and Interior Designer with +10 years of experience in architectural and interior design. Currently a managing partner and design head of interior department at 2xm Studio since 2018 managing projects in Italy and Iran including the recently built Viuna Cafè bar in Arak as well as supervising all the design proposals for private apartements and villas interiors in Milan and Cairo.
Collaborated as Architect and interior designer at A++ in Milan and Como offices between 2012 and 2019, working on high end projects including luxury apartements in Milan, Zurich, Panama, Dubai and Miami. Projects include; 2 penthouses in City life complex and a private apartement in Milan, luxury apartements in Fendi tower, Porsche tower and Onda in Miami, Febal showroom in Milan, a concept for sustainable villa in Jeddah, typological hotel room for a luxury hotel in Tehran. Previously collaborated with Spatium design studio in Milan working on luxury palace interios in Doha.
Graduated with a Master of Science degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano Italy in 2009 and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Eastern Mediterranean University of Cyprus in 2007.
Partner - Bim Manager - Architecture Lead
Architect graduated at Politecnico di Milano in 2017 after former experience in constructions as a quantity and site surveyor, currently a partner in 2xm Studio based in Milan following interior design, architectural and urban planning projects.
Previous collaboration with international architectural firms set the possibility to work on different scale project and location, in 2020 collaboration with Metrogramma Milano on a Coima competition working on building re-use in Milan, awarded 2nd prize.
In 2016 starts the collaboration with Stefano Boeri Architetti in several project in which among those, "tour de Cedres" Lausanne, and "Wonderwoods" Utrecht, both developed in BIM for preliminary and detailed phases, currently continuoing the collaboration as an external consultant.
During university studies exhibited his works in “Triennale di Milano” for the projects Ri-formare Milano and at ANCB, Berlin for the projects enabling edges.
Partner - Urban Planning Lead
Architect with experience in architectural design, urban planning and construction site. Currently partner at 2xm Studio based in Milan following interior design, architectural and urban planning projects after some years of collaboration with Metrogramma Milano, wherehe leaded the team for the international competition C-40, site Piazzale Loreto in Milano, winning the 1° prize.
He privately managed and designed a large area for a public competition, San Nicola area near Rome, winning the 1° prize and awarding of the commission.
He worked on projects in Italy, Russia, Qatar and United Kingdom on different scale, from urbanism to interior design and following different phases from concept and feasibility to preliminary, detail and construction phase. Guest and winner of 2° prize at the international forum “CAA forum for post-graduate 2018” at the University of Shanghai, China. Exhibited his work at la Triennale di Milano (2021), University of Shanghai (2019), Jewish Museum in Milan (2018), Polin Museum in Warsaw (2017), ANCB Berlin (2015), Politecnico di Milano (2014), La Biennale di Venezia (2014). Registered Architect in the Milan order of Architects & Planners since 2020. Graduated in 2019 with Msc degree in Architectural design and Urban Planning and a Bachelor degree in 2016 in the Science of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano.