Category Archives: temi

Genius Loci

Today I will introduce to you a bizarre and mischievous genie: the genius loci. A friend of poets and storytellers, to the architect he may be the key to heaven or the lobby of hell. When architecture vibrates in its … Continue reading

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It is a myth that contemporary architecture has abandoned the need for symmetry, and has chosen the asymmetry as a dominant stylistic pattern. It is true that nowadays you will rarely find a new building whose main façade is perfectly … Continue reading

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Against Restoration

Some time ago I attended a play staged in Casale Cervelletta in Rome. The show was attractive, the format original, but what is interesting for me is the shelter: the house is not restored, partly ruined, not permanently used, and … Continue reading

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Designing at all scales

Episode 2 of the lessons of architectural design II held in 2012: Most designers work starting from small scales and proceeding progressively towards the large ones. At this stage – I’m talking to students of the second year of a … Continue reading

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Forma e (è) funzione (?)

Binomi ingombranti #1 Comincio qui la pubblicazione – nella categoria temi – di una serie di testi scritti in occasione di un corso di progettazione tenuto alla facoltà di Architettura Ludovico Quaroni nel 2012. Questo capitolo è tratto dalla prima … Continue reading

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