Aldo Giurgola Dead at Age 95
“He left an indelible, unforgettable legacy on the architecture of our times,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum.
Romaldo "Aldo" Giurgola (1920 – 2016) was an Italian academic, architect, professor, and author. He was born in Rome, in 1920. After service in the Italian armed forces during World War II, he was educated at the Sapienza University of Rome. He studied architecture at the University of Rome, completing the equivalent of a B.Arch. with honors in 1949.
Reporting from the front
By Christian Narkiewicz-Laine
The theme of this year’s 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, “Reporting from the Front,” has created a major international shakeup in the way architectural practitioners collectively view their approach to the work that they do, not just on the global front, but on the local level and to the world-wide communities that architects serve.
Good Design is a Human Right
An Essay that Commemorates the 65th Anniversary of Good Design
If human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior, which are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights "to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being," Good Design should be considered one of those integral universal rights.