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 in 2005 by the international duo Rosario Distaso and Katrin Wichelhaus who, influenced by their studies and work across Europe and Australia, developed their unconventional cosmopolitan 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
3D Visualisation
Prototyping & Sourcing
Branding & Signage
Corporate design manual
Visual merchandising consulting


Store valuation & Site measuring
Feasibility study & Remodel consulting
Store layout & Interior design
Council submissions and approvals
Cost calculation
Time schedule
Construction documentation & Detailing
Window design
Lighting design
Tender process
Custom furnishings & Production management
Construction management (Interface between brand, store operator and shop fitter)
Supervision and coordination on site


Store conversion & Rebuilding
Facelift & Recycling
Upgrade & Restyling