We set up mb2 Architects in Marano di Valpolicella at the end of 2007, to work on building and research projects. We combine a pragmatic response to the brief with an artful and sensitive attitude to physical, cultural and historical context. Directors Mirko Ballarini and Matteo Benetti studied architecture together in IUAV (University of Architecture of Venice). We are working at a range of scales in Italy and abroad. We have designed and built houses, shops, apartment blocks. We are currently working on residential projects ranging from small feasibility studies and extensions to larger private houses and urban developments.