about us


Meeting different people with different needs has allowed us to provide personalized answers, to understand and renew methods and forms of living, according to a perspective that conceive the house as a shelter and as a valuable meeting place, yet also the space of representation of interests and needs, of belonging to a world always more connected and complex. On the other hand, commercial and public spaces projects are characterized by their exhibition uniqueness. Behind each choice, a very complex marketing strategy and a strong focus on cost effectiveness hides behind. In particular, shops express the expertise and professionalism of industrial groups or enthusiasts about watchmaking, wine, food, coffee or sofa furniture producers and dealers. The dialogue around each functionality or finish, the selection of a color or material, the choice of a specific piece of furniture, have allowed us to ask ourselves about the true meaning of each individual project, and focus on how to leverage each space and offer different options as solutions.

Research and didactics

Professional activity has been followed by an intense institutional research and “free”: in the School of European Doctorate (Quality of Design) with international scholarships (Max Kelly, Australia), with research grants and partecipation to european projects (Parsjad, Insuale, Polydev, Cultema), in didactic programs in the Architecture and Planification department of IUAV, in the Construction Engineering department of Padova, at l’Istitute Superior de Architecture of Nancy, Strasbourg, at Bruxell-Louven La Nouve, at Tzingua University of Beijin, at Mijongi University in Seoul, in Future University of Karthoum (Sudan).


D.LONGHI, edited by, Venice LAB, IP tentative designs, Padova, 2016, ISBN 978-88-846648-6-0
D.LONGHI, Identità storica: valorizzazione e recupero, Padova, 2015
D.LONGHI, Novecento, architettura e città del Veneto, Regione Veneto, Padova, 2012, ISBN 978-88-7115-795-5
D.LONGHI, Architetture e territorio, Urban Press, Padova, 2012, ISBN 978-88-905973-5-0
D.LONGHI, Faste(a)st cities. Crescita delle città metropolitane asiatiche: il caso coreano, Urban Press, Padova, 2012, ISBN 978-88-905973-3-6
D.LONGHI, Progetti per la città: Camillo Bianchi, Urban Press, Padova, 2012, ISBN 978-88-905973-6-7
D.LONGHI, edited by, Progetto come esplorazione, porta ovest di Marostica, Venezia, 2006, ISBN 978-88-905973-8-1


Publications, exhibitions, partecipating in conferences and seminars have allowed us to distribute contents and projects on variuos themes with different schemes and original comunicative models. Our communication focused on environmental and landscaping themes, relating to urban and rural contexts, on cartography and mapping, with reference to semantics of legend. Plan projects (Netherlands, South Korea, etc.) and evalutions have offered specific communication opportunities.


Curator and designer of the Sudan Pavillion, Expo Milano, 2015
Exhibitions in Asiago, Padova, Verona, Legnago and publications of PTRC, Veneto’s Regional Masterplan, 2004-2009
Exibitions and publications of Luigi Piccinato Prize for Urban and Regional Planning (7 editions) for the Veneto Region, 2004-2013
Exposition of Geo-Oikos, Exibition of Planning and Urban practices; Verona Fair, 2009-2011
Exhibition at XIII Biennale of Architecture in Venice: Novecento. Architetture and cities of Veneto, sponsored by the Vice-President of the Veneto Region, 2012



Ceo / Founder / Phd Architect


massimiliano depieri

Lead design / Architect


andrea turato

Cofounder / Architect


domenico patassini

Lead design / Planner


daria marchi



zineb bouhadi



domenico d'orazio

Surveyor Topographer



In these 25 years of activity of the studio we have collaborated with many professionals, who have often become dear friends. We thank all of them for their important contribution. A special memory goes to the great Gianfranco Marabelli, who continues to enlighten our desire to always do better.

Thanks to:

Tommaso Agostini, Stefano Aiti, Salvatore Arena, Nicolo’ Ballarin, Alberto Barattucci, Andrea Barbierato, Enrico Bardin, Alessandro Benacchio, Konsuelo Bianchetto, Nicola Bianchi, Denis Bordignon, Massimo Boschi, Nicola Bottin, Alessandro Calafati, Antonio Candussio, Antonio Capalbo, Cecilia Carraro, Viviana Cattelan, Atanasio Chatzidimitriov, Giuseppe Cipollone, Federico D’Inca Levis, Carla de Angelis, Daniele De Bon, Carlo Di Lello, Caterina Dissera Bragadin, Vincenzo Farina, Carlo Ferrandi, Andrea Ferro, Andrea Ferronato, Nicola Festino, Laura Fuoco, Dayana Gallo, Mariana Geremia, Cristina Giacometti, Laura Giudicianni, Javier Gonzales Caballero, Nicole Grendele, Francesco Guidi Colombi, Young Dall Lee, Giovanni Longobardi, Lorenzo Malagutti, Marianna Mazzucco, Andrea Moretto, Giacomo Moro, Giulia Moschini, Katia Mucilli, Francesca Parolaro, Riccardo Pasquato, Francesca Peroni, Alessandra Piovene Porto Godi, Chiara Quaglia, Gianluca Ramo, Riccardo Rampazzo, Laura Rossit, Michele Sanavia, Sarah Sarti, Gionata Scapin, Gianantonio Scarpi, Simone Schiavon, Cristian Schiavon, Roberto Sforzini, Ennio Soldera, Riccardo Sparvieri, Elena Spolaore, Alberto Tomei, Francesca Torso, Fabiano Tranquillini, Federico Trapassi, Luca Vendrame, Francesco Zampiero, Maja Zoric. 

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Davide Longhi

Davide LONGHI was born in Vasto, Italy in 1969.
He graduated with honors in Architecture in Venice with an urban design thesis.
Winner of Max Kelly postgraduate scholarship to study Sydney Harbour’s Metropolitan
Strategies, promoted from the Australian Government of NSW .

He obtained a PHD in International Quality of Design with a thesis on urban
development in Asian cities.
He lives and works in Padua where he founded in 1999, PWSA, PatchWork Studio
Architects, a versatile container of studies, designs and projects.

The most important of his research themes is about the origin and transformations of
public spaces and wide-area planning; he won the national prize of Gubbio for the
squares of Pastrengo-Verona.
He has been following through the years, a lot of urban projects in Veneto Region,
working since 2006 on the PTRC, the Strategic Regional Plan of Veneto.

He has also worked on many residential projects around the world.
He loves a functional and creative home, at the same time. Fresh spaces but full of
life, and where the internal-external relationship is the key to interiors paths and
He is a lover of 1950s / 1970s design, especially Italian and American, and he loves to
include vintage pieces of modern design in his projects that he looks for with care.
Often the design of the stairs inside his own homes are coming a spatial landmark
and an interesting opportunity for a change of perspective within domestic spaces.
He loves designing the scenographic transitions of environments with light, which,
especially in the evening, light up with atmospheres.

He has followed numerous projects for shops and chains, and tries to respond with
innovative and functional spaces to the different types of merchandising.
Behind choices it often hides a very complex marketing strategy and a strong focus
on cost control. Above all the shops tell the expertise and professionalism of industrial
groups or enthusiasts about watchmaking, wine, food, coffee or producers of sofas
and furniture dealers.

He was the curator of the exhibition “Twentieth Century. Architectures and cities of
Veneto”, event of the XIII Biennale of Architecture in Venice and the author of the
eponymous volume.

He has held seminars, conferences and workshops In many universities: Sydney
(Sydney University and University of Technology, Sydney), Seoul (Myongji University),
Beijing (Tsinghua University), Brussels (Institut Supérieur ’’Architecture Saint-Luc),
Nancy (Ecole de Architecture), XXV and XXVI ILAUD (International Laboratory of
Architecture and Urban Design).

He has taught at:
2014-2015, University of Ferrara;
2014-16, Future University, Sudan;
2001-2013, IUAV University of Venice Faculty of Architecture;
2012-2013, University of Padua, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture;
2011-2013, Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP)
2004-2008, IUAV University of Venice, Faculty of Spatial Planning;
2005-2006, École National Supérieure d’Architecture in Strasbourg;
2003 École d’Architecture de Nancy;
2000 and 2001, I.L.A.U.D., International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design,
directed by Giancarlo De Carlo.