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The architect Margherita Guccione is director of MAXXI’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Architecture (MAXXI Architettura). From 2000 she supervised on behalf of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities the design and realisation of the MAXXI building designed by Zaha Hadid and was the scientific head of the nascent Museum of Architecture. In [...]
Through the eye of Guido Guidi (Cesena, 1941) the visible aspect of reality is revealed through partial clues of only apparently little significance.
Among the masters of that renewal of the Italian photographic tradition that, from the early eighties, focussed attention on the landscape – stripping away all preconceived visions – Guidi developed a personal and [...]
Zaha studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Hadid has held the Kenzo [...]
Giulio Iacchetti is a designer and university lecturer. In 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he won the Compasso d’Oro for the multipurpose, biodegradable fork Moscardino, which that year was also added to the permanent design exhibition at MoMA in New York. He is currently working on art direction for important manufacturers and continues to devote [...]
IaN+ (Carmelo Baglivo, Luca Galofaro and Stefania Manna) was formed in 1997 and is based around a nucleus of three people with different educational and professional backgrounds. The objective of this multidisciplinary studio is to constitute a place where the theory and practise of architecture overlap and meet. The IaN+ studio’s areas of activity take [...]
Insula architettura e ingegneria was founded in 2002, by Eugenio Cipollone, Paolo Orsini and Roberto Lorenzotti. Insula works from the urban scale to public spaces, from the refurbishment of dismissed areas and buildings to exhibitions and product design. Insula won the first prize in the competitions for the Kindergarden for Tenuta Rubbia in Rome, for [...]
Toyo Ito was born in Seoul in Korea and he graduated in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 1965. Following a few years apprenticeship within the Kikutake architectural studio, he opened his own, which since 1979 has been called Toyo Ito&Associates, Architects. It is possible to notice his search for lightness, by means of [...]
Alfredo Jaar (Santiago de Chile, 1956) is an artist, architect and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), São Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Moscow (2009), [...]
James Irvine was born in London. Graduated in 1984 at The Royal College of Art. The same year he moved to Milan, Italy.
From 1984 to 1992 he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan designing industrial products under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1997 he worked for one [...]