Founded in 2013, (X,Y,Z) is an architecture and design studio led by 3 partners: Daniel Camilleri, Janice Fiorentino & Daniel Micallef.
(X,Y,Z) is a multi-disciplinary team, offering a wide range of services thanks to the different areas of specializations of the team members. Together we offer the services required for a holistic design, tailor made for each client; starting from the overall architecture and spatial design, dealing with planning applications, followed by detailed structural drawings, and topped off with cutting-edge design for interiors including lighting design, and custom designed items. Using this approach, the clients visualize clearly the interiors of their spaces prior to the initial stages of construction or renovation.
(X,Y,Z) is working on a wide range of residential, office & commercial projects, some of which have already been featured in architectural & design magazines.
Partner & Architect
Outgoing and multi-tasking, Daniel manages to keep his cool as he handles the planning related work and applications within the office. Whilst listening to electronic music hidden behind the mountain paper stacks on his desk, he systematically chops the tasks off the long daily list and coordinates most of the team in the design and planning aspects. Daniel is up to the minute with local and international current affairs. He loves travelling to exotic destinations exploring different cultures, but if the slot is too short for that, he is reading newspapers at the beach, supporting AC Milan, fishing or grilling away for family and friends.
Partner, Architect & Structural Engineer
Immaculately organized and quick in action, he is constantly operating at the speed of light. Daniel, director and structural engineer, is the mastermind of all that relates to structure and construction, concrete and steel. Proactive, logical and practical, Daniel leads the structural team to creatively come up with solutions for the design team! When not at the office, you will find Daniel overhauling a vintage car, or otherwise you just won’t - he will be at one with nature, trekking in some remote location!
Partner & Architect
Colourful and bubbly, Janice takes care of the design and interiors within the office. Constantly up to date with the latest products, materials and design technology, she creates unique spaces by using traditional materials in a contemporary way. Janice coordinates the team to holistically design spaces to the minute of details, and creatively produce bespoke pieces. Although her desk resembles a scene from a car booth sale, she is constantly on the ball with tight deadlines and dealing closely with contractors and manufacturers to realize each piece to fit the design spaces at large. Relatively relaxed, Janice is always up for a good time, and is normally the person to come up with ideas for office events, always accompanied with some good wine and laughter.
Jean Paul Debono
Architect and Structural Engineer.
Soft-spoken, constantly brain-revving, and up to date with current affairs, Jean Paul is one of the key players when it comes to structural engineering and construction detailing. He is a senior architect and structural engineer and has been involved in various projects in the construction industry through which he gained valuable experience in effective architectural/structural design, construction/structural detailing and site supervision.
Maria Katrina Azzopardi
There's nothing quite like a long drink, mesmerizing sunset and good company. Maria Katrina is design architect going through life dropping pins on the travel map at every opportunity she gets. She is highly artistic and creative, and hence an invaluable asset to the design team within the office. Maria enjoys the little pleasures in life; always eager for her next adventure and on the lookout for a good adrenaline rush.
Cheeky, hardworking, energetic and slim in stature! Karl is a design architect, with a go-getter attitude. He has a flair for design and its detailing, and is a backbone for the design team within the office. In his free time, Karl is busy gardening, reading a good book or posting some worthy shots on Instagram!
Senior Interior Designer & Draughtsperson
A wanderer discovering the beauty of the world, whilst capturing moments in still images. A flair for design and a creative thinker, willing to learn new things and explore new avenues in her career. Mariella graduated in 3D Design & Interiors but over the past years has gained extensive experience in planning.
A minimalist at heart, Rachel incorporates her minimalist philosophy into every area of her day to day life, including her design approach. The newest addition to the design team, she is a quiet thinker who takes new challenges in her stride. In her free time, Rachel likes to read, try out new places to eat, relish in post-university life, and search for her next great bargain.
Senior Architect & Structural Engineer
An architect and civil engineer, he is ambitious and loves the constant challenges proposed by the design team. Manuel is a brain from our sister island of Gozo, a forward thinker and a lover of technology.
Architect & Structural Engineer
An architect and a structural engineer, Steve is very fun to be with, and always up with a good joke. He is hard working and spends most of his days driving around the island from site to site checking on construction and structural work. On his off days, you will probably find him sipping whisky, watching Chelsea or radically discussing anything related to international politics.
Maria Claudia Azzopardi
Good things come in small packages! A small-built, young woman who is ready to grab on any learning opportunity and persist further. She is always highly excited for a new challenge! She is a graduate in Construction Engineering and part of the planning team. Apart from being motivated, she is organized and a great team player expressing her perspective in the most direct manner! On her off days, you will find her somewhere reading a good book.
Kamy’s defining wild corkscrew curls are so befitting to her personality: springy, vibrant and energetic, with a positive attitude for work. A fine arts graduate with a flair for photography, Kamy is responsible for the administration of the office along with client relations.
Kim is an animal-lover and one of the youngest architects on the team. You will always find her calmly working at her desk, and with a smile on her face. Kim is a born designer, very creative and always up with innovative ideas – keeps herself top of the league!
Architect & Structural Engineer
Petite and soft-spoken. She is an animal lover, and religiously vegan. Michela is meticulous in all that she does, and always ready for her next challenge.
Creative, scrupulous, and somewhat of a perfectionist. Gerald is always looking to go the extra mile for the sake of organisation and detail, and is typically up for new adventures, projects, and inventions. His childhood fascination of the human brain has also amalgamated with his profession via an exploration of the relationship between psychiatry, neurology, and architecture. In his free time, Gerald is also an avid plant enthusiast, meticulous baker, and explorer.
Celebrating 'the everyday', is what keeps Clara thriving. The power which architecture, within the inherited landscape has on our daily life and emotions is one of the main motivations to practice as an architect. Going into architecture and conservation only strengthened her love for the old meeting the new. She enjoys taking notes from artists, beyond buildings. Particularly Jean-claude and Christo or Louise Bourgeois to name a few. Ones that explore tensions between the intimate and immense, the homely and alienating. Such contrasts translate to her personality as well. Clumsy and chaotic at most times, but also quiet and contemplative.
Junior Architect and Structural Engineer
Emma is one of the latest additions to the structural team. Punches and jabs are her way of unwinding, spending her time training boxing after a day at the office.