Mino Caggiula


Light is the tempera with which to paint in architecture.

The firm Mino Caggiula Architects comes from a unique career developed over the last two decades which has always been divided among planning, design, construction, studies and theoretical research. Based in Lugano, Switzerland, the firm consists of a closeknit group of architects of different backgrounds and training. Mino Caggiula Architects’ team has realized many projects at different scales, from design objects to city plans. Simplicity, elegance, attention to sustainability of the projects as well as the environment and the territory are the main features that the architect Mino Caggiula demands from each project. Having previous experience as a bricklayer, the architect never starts from a sketch: trying not to split the inspirational phase from the technical one, he always establishes his creative process starting from the practice of building relative to the terrain.

The experience gained over the years has been enriched by collaborations with important architects and theorists such as Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl and Elia Zenghelis, allowing the architect to enter into the international scene. This knowledge base is crucial in the creative process, bridging the distance that often arises between theory and built architecture.


Between history and innovation

The issue of integration between the ancient and the new has been taken to new limits. The design concept of Mino Caggiula Architects for the Paguro Residence in Lugano was born from the manual modeling of the territory. Several models and [...]

Nizza Paradise Residence

The creation of a trilogy of public, semi-public and private spaces, the analysis of the soil, the translation of natural language in architecture: these are the basis of Nizza Paradise Residence (www. nizzaparadise.ch), winner of the first prize of a brainstorming [...]


Mino Caggiula Architects SA

Viale Cassarate 1 – 6900 Lugano – Switzerland (CH)
tel: +41 (0)91 922 56 37
fax: +41 (0)91 922 56 38
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