Maurizio

Maurizio Signorini

About Maurizio Signorini

Anthroposophical architect and pays special attention to the colours and the environment. Writes about bio-architecture and biodynamic agriculture.

On the Trail of Alvar Aalto : Nature, Snow, Light, Dark Part 2

“Finland, a land rooted in its history and its fairy tales.”

Iittala is a small village in Nuunajärvi where, on the hill, is the oldest glass factory in Finland. The glass has legendary shapes. The Savoy vase created in Iittala, won the competition in 1936. Critics attribute the inspiration of this collection to the Finnish

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On the Trail of Alvar Aalto : Nature, Snow, Light, Dark Part 1

To a journalist who asked him what features should a city have? Alvar Aalto said, “You should not go from home to work without having to cross a forest.” In the collective Finnish, forest has a strong presence.

According to Alvar Aalto, architecture should replace neither the forest nor the farm, but rather act as a

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Ronchamp: the architecture of wonder of Chapel of Notre-Dame

Until 1950, Ronchamp was a place as many others. Now, the profile that rises on the summit of the hill, the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut, surprises and fascinates. 

The Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut, designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier in the 50s, is the prototype of the modern church: one of the

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The unknown and the forgotten: Paolo Soleri, a visionary

Paolo Soleri: enlightenment architect , visionary , creator of ‘important urban experiments of our time’. His motif: Less aesthetics, more ethics.

 
Near Tucson, Arizona, there is a city/community founded by Paolo Soleri in the ’70s, an architect who challenged the whole world on sustainability and the relationship between man and environment.
Paolo Soleri was born in

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The fabulous world of Friedensreich Stowasser – Hundertwasser

In Austria, in a small town in Styria, Bad Blumau, one can encounter an embodiment of architecture of Hundertwasser where the style of Gaudi, the colours of Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky are merged into one form that its creator defined as “vegetative architecture”. These are the same colours that can be found in Darmstadt,

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The architecture of the vegetable by Giuliano Mauri

Giuliano Mauri is a ‘poet of the branches’ ​​and generator of the “plant buildings”, defined as “natural architecture“ that lives temporarily and then, inevitably, returns to nature.”

 
Working with branches and trunks of wood he constructed fantastically real buildings. The assumption, related to the natural transience of the material used, is that nature will fill

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Unknown and forgotten architects – a smile by Giovanni Michelucci

Giovanni Michelucci: the Architect of Happiness
In our first meeting in 1986, when I asked what it was to be an architect, he replied that all we want to hear is: “The architect must work for the happiness of mankind. I will build the church there, but first I have to be with you, see

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