BeL – Bianchini & Lusiardi associati is a design practice based in Cremona, northern Italy. Founded in 1999 by architects Riccardo Bianchini and Federica Lusiardi, BeL has been awarded various prizes in design and architectural competition in Italy, United Kingdom, South Korea, and China, and widely covered in books, magazines, and exhibitions. BeL is registered as architect in Italy and the United Kingdom.
The practice’s activity encompasses different design fields and includes designs for public buildings, urban spaces, and residential building renovations, as well as integrated interior and exhibition design – including bespoke furniture, graphic and chromatic design.
Graduated in architecture (M. Arch) at the Genoa University in 1993, he is a registered architect in Italy since 1995 and in the United Kingdom since 2010.
Since 1994 he is combining professional work and academic career.
From 1994 to 2000 he collaborated with Achille Castiglioni at the Architecture Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1995 he is tutor at the Summer School of Industrial Design of the Polytechnic University of Milan. From 2001 to 2003 he is professor of Computer Aided Design at the Engineering Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Milan. Since 2007 he is Faculty member and visiting professor of interior and exhibition design at the Universus inter-university consortium at the University of Bari.
He is particularly committed to investigate the relationship between advanced technologies and architectural design.
In 2000 he co-founded the design practice Bianchini & Lusiardi associati. Since 2014 he is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the international architecture & design magazine Inexhibit (www.inexhibit.com). Riccardo is also a professional photographer.
Graduated in architecture (M. Arch) at the Milan University in 1992 with a specialization in industrial and interior design. After working in design studios in Milan, he collaborated with architect and professor Eugenio Bettinelli, working mainly of exhibitions and interior designs. In 1997 she is selected as team member of the City Center Lab, established by the Cremona City Council, where he develops urban space and public furniture design. In 1999 she collaborated with architect Barbara Croce to the detailed design of the Jesuit College in Alessandria designed by Giancarlo de Carlo.
In 2000 she co-founded the design practice Bianchini & Lusiardi associati.
Since 2014 she is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the international architecture & design magazine Inexhibit (www.inexhibit.com).
Bianchini e Lusiardi architetti associati – Via dei Burchielli 9 – 26100, Cremona – Italy
T. +39 (0)372 412296 – email: studio(at)bianchinielusiardi.com