bloomscape is a creative team of young architects with diverse, yet complementary skills and experiences, fluent in English, Italian and German for slim communication and proficient with CAD application, graphics & image editing software and 3D visualisation.

The practice was set up by Katrin Wichelhaus and Rosario Distaso, an international couple that constantly pursues the idea of an independent design office. Influenced by their studies and work across Europe and Australia, the duo developed their authentic design style.

bloomscape stands for the idea that outstanding design solutions arise from the successful interplay of different disciplines and cross-inspirational design collaborations.

More brains, better design.

(bloom = a state of beauty, freshness and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as the best time of youth, the period of greatest prosperity or productivity)

Rosario Distaso

Profession/ Co-Founder & Architect , Lecturer @ IED, Milano
Date and place of birth/ 13.10.1973, Milano, Italy
Where he lives/ Bergamo, Italy
Studies/ Erasmus @ Arkitekthogskolen, Oslo, Norway - Socrates @ Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia - Degree in Architecture @ Politecnico di Milano (1999)

Katrin Wichelhaus

Profession/ Co-Founder & Architect
Date and place of birth/ 07.05.1976, Münster, Germany
Where she lives/ Wuppertal, Germany & Bergamo, Italy
Studies/ Erasmus @ Politecnico di Milano - Degree in Architecture @ Universität-GH Wuppertal (2000) - Master of Philosophy @ University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on DAAD research scholarship (2003)



Briefing & Product analysis
Brainstorming & References
Material research & Mood board
Selling strategy
Furniture design & Shop fitting
Prototyping & Sourcing
Branding & Signage
Corporate design manual


Due diligence
Site survey
Design sketch & Store layout
Window design
Construction documentation & Detailing
Time schedule
Site supervision
Custom furnishings & Production management
Cost management
Snagging survey
As built