Manfredo di Robilant
Manfredo di Robilant is an architect and a scholar in history of modern architecture.
He has been research associate to the 14th Venice architecture Biennale, and in 2012 was Visiting Scholar at the CCA Montréal after completing a post-doc at the Polytechnic University of Turin from which he holds a Ph.D. in history of modern architecture.
He lectured at the Turin and the Milan Polytechnic Universities, the Samfox School in St. Louis, the Bremen University, the Harvard Studio in Rotterdam, the University of Thessaly. He has been assistant to the editor of the monthly “Il Giornale dell’Architettura” and published on “Domus”, “Log”, “Arch+”, “Baumeister”, “World Architecture”.
Among his recent publications, the books dedicated to ceiling and window (Marsilio and Rizzoli International, 2014) of the elements of architecture research project for the 14th Venice architecture Biennale (with Rem Koolhaas, AMO, Harvard GSD). Among his writings, Das Wohnhaus als Puppenhaus. Der Blick von oben in US-amerikanische Wohnarchitekturen, in Wohnen Zeigen (Transcript Verlag, 2014), Looking up. Nationalism and internationalism in ceilings 1850-2000, in Nationalism and Architecture (Ashgate, 2012), La memoria ricorrente. Bibliografia parziale di un termine sensibile, in L’architettura della memoria in Italia, 1750-1939, (Skira, 2007), La tecnica e il disincanto. Carlo Mollino docente 1949-1973, in Carlo Mollino Architetto, (Electa, 2006). He edited the Italian version of writings by Werner Oechslin, Le radici tedesche dell’architettura moderna, (Allemandi, 2008) and Rem Koolhaas, Singapore Songlines. Ritratto di una metropoli Potemkin (Quodlibet, 2010).
His recently completed “Urban house with big window” in Cambridge MA is published by “Architectural Record”, “The Architects Newspaper”, “Domus”, “Dezeen”.