San Rocco #11: Bramante. Matteo Ghidoni (ed.). San Rocco

Posted in architecture, distribution, magazines on January 4th, 2016
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Bramante is the most important architect in the history of Western architecture.
This fact alone would be a sufficient reason for this issue, but the additional fact that Bramante died 500 years ago merits its own celebration.

Most of all, now that globalization has come full circle and we live in an entirely unified market, we must address Bramante’s work as the foundation of universalism in Western architecture.



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San Rocco #3: Mistakes

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, magazines, writing on March 7th, 2012
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San Rocco #3: Mistakes

SAN ROCCO is a magazine about architecture.
SAN ROCCO does not solve problems. It is not a useful magazine.
SAN ROCCO is neither serious nor friendly.
SAN ROCCO is written by architects. As such, SAN ROCCO is not particularly intelligent, or philologically accurate.
In SAN ROCCO, pictures are more important than texts.
SAN ROCCO is serious. It takes the risk of appearing naive.
SAN ROCCO will not last for ever. There will be no more than 20 SAN ROCCOs for the single five-year plan.
San Rocco is the name of a place in Monza, not a nice place. Giorgio Grassi and Aldo Rossi engaged in a design competition for this place in 1971. The project was not built; ordinary housing blocks were built instead.


The wrong pyramid – Pier Paolo Tamburelli

Perfectly Fine for Mies – Kersten Geers

Data Center on Lexington Avenue – Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Beauty and Mistakes in the Early Work of Peter Markli – Andrea Zanderigo

Modernistic Neanderthalism – Matteo Poli

Scamozzi versus Sansovino – Paolo Carpi

The Displacement of the Grande Arche: The Story of a Surreal Monument – Wulf Boer

Santa Maria Annunziata in Roccaverano: The misinterpretation of a project by Bramante – Manuela M.Morresi

La Bombonera – Giacomo Summa

Hagia Sophia versus Hagia Sophia – Ioanna Volaki

Solomon, I have outdone thee! – Asli Cicek

Systematic Mistakes:Notes on Leon Battista Alberti’s Design strategies – Angelo Del Vecchio

Review of the exhibition emergency in favour of twice at the institute of contemporary art – Aaron Moulton

The wrong program – BARarchitekten

The four books of mistakes – Matteo Ghidoni

Deliberate mistakes: Stories of the Winchester house – Cèdric Boulet

Phantoms of monuments – Mathieu Mercuriali

Freud and Méliès – Alexander Hilton Wood

An “aesthetics of Mistakes” in the discourse of the “Collective actions” group – Sergei Sitar interviews Andrei Monastyrski

The Nightmare of participation, or considering the value of failure as a proactive catalyst for change
– Markus Miessen

Architecture, dynamite and the political establishment – Giovanni La Varra

Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.On the potential of what goes wrong in relation to modernism and art – Filipa Ramos

Mitologia Ferrari – Stefano Graziani

Instant paradise: A story of failure and accidental beauty – Steven Bosmans and Michael Langeder

A lake and swimming pool:Two water stories from USSR – Saverio Pesapane

A mistakes of principles: The principles of architecture are eleven and immutable – 2A+P/A

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