It all began in 1980 when Isabella Invernizzi, after graduating in architecture at Milan University (Politecnico di Milano), and following a collaboration with Marco Zanuso, set up IIAW, Isabella Invernizzi Architecture Workshop. The office, based in Milano, began to specialize in prestigious renovation jobs and, over the years, completed a large number of projects, both in Italy and abroad.
In 2009 Beatrice Bonzanigo, freshly graduated from the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (CH), began her collaboration with the studio. She brought to the firm a humanistic design culture, inspired by the teachings of minimalist architects such as Peter Zumthor, Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus and Valerio Olgiati.
In 2014, the first monography on the work of IB Studio was published: “Dieci case in Italia” ("Ten houses in Italy"), a selection of some of the most significative projects realized by the Studio in the last years.
From luxury apartments in the city, to charming farmhouses in the Italian countryside and houses in the mountains and by the sea, IBstudio expresses a design language that is not limited to a mere philological recovery. Rather, it communicates an interpretation of the original buildings, aimed at enhancing their core characteristics through innovative solutions and materials, in accordance with the genius loci and the living needs, both functional and aesthetic, of the clients.
In the Studio portfolio however, there is no shortage of different typologies of interventions, such as an hotel in Umbria, a restaurant chain in Japan, a mansion in Australia, or a winery in Tuscany that has been also awarded by a prestigious prize from American Architecture Prize 2016.