Superstudio History

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THE BEGINNING-TECHNOMORPHIC ARCHITECTURE

This story will not be a classic account of architecture describing buildings, their uses and their formal appearances. It will be the story, or the visual chronicle, of a brief period ofRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1965
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SUPERARCHITECTURE 1966-1968

December 1966 witnessed the birth, from the mud of the Florence flood, of Superstudio, which I founded with Adolfo Natalini: The same year saw the first exhibition of Superarchitecture, for which theRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1966
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INVENTION DESIGN / EVASION DESIGN

Radical Architecture was the first to suggest complexity as a central category of change and to assume as a positive element the multiplicity of languages and behaviours. Superstudio worked out an earlyRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1967
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HISTOGRAMS OF ARCHITECTURE 1969-1971

At the end of the sixties, however, it appeared clear that any effort to update the system of objects, and any hope for critique and recovery of the system through product design,Read More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1969
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CONTINUOUS MONUMENT

In 1969-70 we developed a sweeping argument on the possibilities of architecture as a means of critique. Beginning to use the demonstratio per absurdum systematically, we produced a model of total urbanizationRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1970
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12 IDEAL CITIES

The city was no longer a fixed placed but a condition, and this condition-conveyed by merchandise, which had shattered all barriers-united and homogenized the whole territory, regardless of whether it was cityRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1971
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SUPERSURFACE

Meanwhile, after the demise of the model of man as rational machine studied by the ergonomic sciences for the design of military or domestic existenz minimum, which had in its turn replacedRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Gen 7, 1972
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FUNDAMENTAL ACTS 1971-1973

From 1971 to 1973 we worked on a series of inquiries into fundamental acts, centred on the relations between architecture as conscious formalization of the planet, and human life. The films weRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1972
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ARCHITETTURA RADICALE

In 1973 Casabella, under the new direction of Alessandro Mendini, came out with an issue with a Beringei Gorilla holding a sign saying, ”Architettura radicale” on the cover and articles inside focusingRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1974
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LOT’S WIFE AND ZENO’S CONSCIENCE

a Few years later we wrote: ”Architecture, design, art, communication … and also: behaviour, animation, criticism, philosophy and politics had been the various ways of being. The negation of the discipline andRead More...
By : cristianotoraldo | Mag 7, 1980

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L'utopia è morta viva l' utopia!

Il boom economico degli anni 50 dello scorso secolo aveva messo a nudo le contraddizioni implicite nella rinnovata fiducia nel primato della razionalità, del cognitivo, e quindi della riconferma di rapporti consequenziali quali quelli che conducevano dal piano all’architettura o più in generale dalla funzione alla forma…continue reading

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