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Vittorio Gregotti, 1927-2020

Architecture Territory

Richard Ingersoll 

Among the illustrious victims of Covid-19 will be remembered one of Italy’s most influential architects, Vittorio Gregotti, who had been seriously ill for several months. His studio, Gregotti Associati, produced the largest output of any office in Italy, with innumerable master plans and projects on a grand scale, while Gregotti commanded a key position in the culture of architecture as editor, author, and professor. His most lasting contribution remains his first book, Il territorio dell’architettura (1966), which conditioned most of his professional contributions. His book promoted a geographical vision for architecture, arguing that form and type should correspond to the morphologies of landscape and the semantic order of cities... [+]

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