Roberto Gargiani has taught the History of Architecture in Florence, Rouen, Paris, Venice and Rome. He is currently a professor of History of Architecture and Construction at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is also the author of Rem Koolhaas/OMA: The Construction of Merveilles; Le Corbusier, Béton Brut and Ineffable Space,1940-1965: Surface Materials and Psychophysiology of Vision (with A. Rosellini); Concrete: From Archaeology to Invention, 1700-1769; and Louis I. Kahn, Exposed Concrete and Hollow Stones, 1949-1959.
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> Positioning a new outlook on philosopher Hannah Arendt’s ideas, OASE #106 reveils how her writings very well can help us rethink architecture as a phenomenon and practice
> Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s remarkably spatial view on ‘the world and its inhabitants’
> Insight into the work of both historical and contemporary architects
> With a focus on beautiful architectural drawings over the past five centuries to grasp their role in design practice
> With drawings by George Aitchison, Heinrich Tessenow, El Lissitzky, Lina Bo Bardi and Tony Fretton
OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture
> Unique OASE issue on locations of metabolism that kept communities urban households in order.
> With contributions by: Burkay Pasin & Gul Kacmaz Erk; Ben Vandenput; Koenraad Danneels; Julia von Mende; Dagmar Pelger & Emily Kelling; Ludo Groen; Nitin Bathla; Andrea Bortolotti, Andrea Aragone & Marco Ranzato; Diana Soeiro; Ciel Grommen, Dieter Leyssen & Maximiliaan Royakkers; Nadia Casabella & Jan Denoo; Riccardo M. Villa en Hans Vandermaelen.
> Internationally renowned architectural historian Kenneth Frampton received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2018. Critical Regionalism is his most known theory
> Today, architects are searching for new ways to design and conceive built space. Critical Regionalism might just be the concept that we need to revisit.