Matteo Scagnol and Sandy Attia meet during their studies at Harvard University and shortly thereafter begin their professional endeavors together with the opening of their studio MoDusArchitects in 2000 in Bressanone, South Tyrol. Upon winning various architectural competitions, the studio has completed a substantial body of working with a broad spectrum of projects ranging from housing, schools, to infrastructural works. Their work hold in common a tenacious research into the expressive nature of architecture where function and poetry meet to produce exceptional architecture sensitive to the given cultural contex. The studio has received important accolades including an Honorable Mention for the Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana Prize in 2015 and 2012, the 2013 Piran Award for the Ring-road project and the Special Jury Prize for the Italian Architect of the Year, 2013. Their realized works have been included in the Italian Pavilion at the past three Venice Architecture Biennale exhibitions while two of their projects are part of the MAXXI’s permanent collection. In 2013 the studio was invited to ideate a project examining the relationship between energy and architecture for the 2013 MAXXI exhibition titled “Energy. Oil and post-oil architecture and grids” in Rome.