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Upping the grade: Fermi Secondary School in Turin, Italy by BDR BureauSubscription

By Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Shortlisted for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2020: the transformation of a ’60s school in Turin by Simona Della Rocca of BDR Bureau is a textbook example of how to renovate, regenerate and reanimate a tired structure

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Outrage: ‘The disposal of the EUR is a squandering of Rome’s civic heritage’Subscription

By Leon Krier

The financial black hole caused by Fuksas’s Nuvola in Rome has maimed the EUR’s future

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Interview: Elisa Burnazzi VideoSubscription

‘Feminine values are very important’: Co–founder of Burnazzi Feltrin Architects who fell in love with architecture as a girl scout

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‘Poltronieri has made the museum’s fittings into objects that are beautiful in their own right’Subscription

By Jonathan Glancey

Carlo Scarpa’s pupil Adolfo Poltronieri’s exhibition gallery in the garrets of Palazzo del Te in Mantua


Archigram's Cook on Superstudio's NataliniSubscription


Adolfo Natalini was a founder member of Superstudio, one of the dynamic coteries of architects formed to shake professional complacency in the heady late ’60s. Peter Cook, leading member of another such group, the London-based Archigram, described the excitement of the period and discusses Natalini’s work, past and present. 

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Italian architects

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    Gio Ponti (1891-1979)

    Italian architect and founder and director of Domus, Gio Ponti will be remembered for his attention to surface and urge towards simplicity in the relation of structure to form

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    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

    The last of the Ancients and the first of the moderns, Piranesi’s legacy can be felt from the work of Lebbeus Woods and Alexander Brodsky to PoMo and Brutalism

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    Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

    Heralded as the next Michaelangelo by the age of eight, Bernini was a man around whom a powerful mythology has been sculpted

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    Carlo Mollino (1905-1973)

    The ‘dangerous erotomaniac’ Carlo Mollino’s architecture formed the backdrop to his increasingly bizarre photographic fantasies

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    Manfredo Tafuri (1935-1994)

    A key architectural historian of the second half of the 20th century, Manfredo Tafuri stirred up controversy by criticising modern architecture’s alliance with capitalism

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    Giancarlo de Carlo (1919-2005)

    Britt Eversole looks back at a key figure in the discourse on participation in architecture and founder of Team X

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    Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446)

    One of the first great modern architects – perhaps most famous for the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore – Brunelleschi’s fresh understanding of the laws of perspective revolutionised painting too