Meet the architects

Massimo Gnocchi
Born in March 1986 in Piacenza, attends master degree in Architectural Design in Polytechnic University of Milan. Works 5 years as designer and visualizer for an architecture office in Milan, then starts his own architectural firm at the beginning of 2020 along with developing other projects.

Paolo Danesi
Paolo was born in Brescia in 1985 in a craftsman family. While studying at Polytechnic of Milan he met Massimo and they started a fruitful collaboration in both fields, studying and working. After university, he begins working in Italy and moves to Tokyo after a few years, where he worked in international companies such as Nikken Sekkei and Kengo Kuma.

Massimo and Paolo meet during their studies, sharing the same passion and philosophy that will lead in collaborating together on several projects including co-founding The Mountain Refuge, the production of which kicks off in 2021 in Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.