Category Archives: Architecture

Genius Loci

Bear Run (Pennsylvania) was a mild waterfall, until Frank Lloyd Wright there built above the finest house in the world: Fallingwater. The Architecture is a tool to reveal the Beauty of a place. Advertisements

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Gott ist im Detail #1

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“ Gott ist im Detail ” that’s “God is in the Detail”, is a sentence attributed to the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The designer of the Seagram Building in New York, the Crown Hall at the IIT … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Visualization Tool – Part 3: Rendering

It’s often argued that the visualization by the traditional tecniques is obsolete, compared to digital, because it would be less immediate. Developing an idea, an image with a pencil definitely requires more time and the result is not so immediate. … Continue reading

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A Saint from Apulia in Liguria

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Pietra Ligure is a nice city in the Ligurian Riviera di Ponente (western coast), near to the town where I and my wife spend our summer vacation.  Its name comes from the ancient stone castle that rises on a rocky … Continue reading

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

References: Benevolo Leonardo, Storia dell’architettura moderna, Editori Laterza, 1993 The home of the most popular man in the world is in Palladian style. The White House was built following a competition launched in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson (then Secretary of … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Wisdom goes to University

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This is a sketch of the main facade of the “Politecnico di Milano”, the university where I studied and graduated in Architecture. In fact, this is the current seat of the Faculty of Engineering. The building was built in 1927, … Continue reading

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Ligurian Watercolour

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When I go in vacation, I always carry with me my watercolours box. If I find a good cue, a painting is an image and a memory stronger than any photography and video. Because in the painting we’re within: the … Continue reading

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