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Prof. Franco Purini

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Professor At Faculty

Architectura Valle Giulia

Employment History

  • Named Endowed Chair Professor
    La Sapienza
  • Architect, Professor of Architectural Composition and City Planning
    Sapienza University
  • Professor of Architectonic Composition and City Planning At the Valle Giulia Faculty of Architecture
    La Sapienza University
  • Italian Architects
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IPM/Gangemi - Franco Purini, 28 April 2011 [cached]
Franco Purini
FRANCO PURINI is an Italian architect, critic and essayist. He is a professor at Faculty of Architectura Valle Giulia, Sapienza University of Rome. Books by Franco Purini :
Edited by Franco Purini
IPM/Gangemi - Competition Ideas for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010: The Future of Cities is 'Made in Italy', 28 April 2011 [cached]
Edited by Franco Purini
FRANCO PURINI is an Italian architect, critic and essayist. He is a professor at Faculty of Architectura Valle Giulia, Sapienza University of Rome.
vmspase, 26 Mar 2006 [cached]
This book is a Korean translation of "Comporre l'architettura", collected lectures of Professor Franco Purini, an Italian architect and theorist, from 1994 to 1999 at IUAV (School of Architecture of Venice).In this book, he liberally discusses a series of issues which an architect who questions architecture, city and landscape is must come confront.In his unique elaborated style of discourse and complex expansion of logic, readers can meet this one of the last neo-rationalists' unique standpoint and logic.
Who is Franco PuriniFranco Purini is an architect born at the Liri island, Italy in 1941.While taking experimental steps of combining classical formal implication and logical components, he covers grounds of architectural language and city, running his studio with Laura Thermes.He is a named endowed chair professor at La Facolta' di Architettura Valle Giulia of La Sapienza in Rome and teaches urban and architectural design.Some of his plans are in the possession of several art museums in Europe including the depository at IUAV and Frankfurt museum of art.
Franco Purini, architect, ..., 17 April 2009 [cached]
Franco Purini, architect, professor of Architectural Composition and City Planning at the Sapienza University in Rome and curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 10th International Architecture Show of Venice commented: “Vema is a new virtual city situated between Verona and Mantova.
:: GT04 > Century > Calendar, 9 May 2005 [cached]
Franco Purini,
Born in 1941 in Isola del Liri (Frosinone), architect Franco Purini is Professor of Architectonic Composition and City Planning at the Valle Giulia Faculty of Architecture of the La Sapienza University in Rome.In 1966 he set up a studio with Laura Thermes.Together they have dealt with city planning problems and with issues of architectural language, following an experimental line characterized by a highly rational component but also based on figurative suggestions belonging to classical tradition.This research resulted in a consistent number of projects, including numerous national and international competitions, extensively documented on the most important Italian and foreign publications.As well as devoting his time to this sphere of activity, Franco Purini is also very interested in the so-called sketched architecture.Some of his plates are kept at the Projects Archive of the I.U.A.V., at the Museum of Architecture of Frankfurt, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, at the A.A.M. Archive in Rome and in some private collections, including the Della Costanza-Turner collection in Atlanta.Franco Purini has set forth his ideas on architecture during cycles of lectures and seminars and during workshops at many Italian and foreign universities.In 1983 he received the Silver Plaque from the U.I.D. (Unione Italiana per il Disegno, or Italian Union for Design) and in 1984 the Argentinian Art Critics Association Award.Since 1985 he has been Honorary Professor of the C.A.Y.C. (Centro de Arte y Comunicaci,n) of Buenos Aires and since 1989 he has been a member of the National Academy of San Luca.The Purini/Thermes studio took part in the following editions of the Biennial Exhibition of Venice: in 1978; in 1980, building one of the twenty facades of the "Strada Novissima"; in 1985, with the project for the Accademia Bridge, which won the "Leone di Pietra" International Award; in 1988; in 1990; in 1991 and in 2000, with an installation which was part of the "Less aesthetics, more ethics" exhibition, the theme of which was the city of the future.The projects of the studio also appeared at the Triennial Exhibition of Milan in 1979, in 1987 and in 1995.In 1998 Franco Purini's work was exhibited at the Centro de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Rio de Janeiro.
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