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Architettura Invisibile explores the historical role of architecture’s avant-gardes that led to the Metabolist movement in Japan and Radical Architecture in Italy during the course of the 1960s and 1970s.
Curated by Rita Elvira Adamo, who has been involved in a comparative research on this subject at London Metropolitan University, the exhibition highlights the similarities and differences between the Japanese and Italian scenes. A wide range of prominent authors, who starting from their innovative experimentations affirmed themselves as protagonists of contemporary architectural research, are part of the exhibition: Arata Isozaki, Archizoom (Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, Dario and Lucia Bartolini), Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, Otaka Masato, Superstudio (Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo Di Francia, Roberto Magris, Alessandro Magris, Gian Piero Frassinelli and Alessandro Poli), Kenzo Tange, UFO (Lapo Binazzi, Carlo Bachi, Patrizia Cammeo, Riccardo Foresi, Titti Maschietto, Sandro Gioli).
The central part of the exhibition, celebrates famous projects together with less renowned ones and is structured according to three themes: Environment, Technology, Inhabitation.
The final part of the exhibition, set out by a large inflatable element, specifically designed by Analogique, that will be placed on the terrace of the museum, will accommodate designs developed in the last years in both Japan and Italy, that use the same themes–Environment, Technology, Inhabitation– as a starting point. Works by 2A+P/A, AlphavilleArchitects, DAP Studio, Sou Fujimoto, Jun Igarashi, IAN+, Yamazaki Kentaro, Yuko Nagayama, O + H Architects, OFL Architecture, Orizzontale, Studio Wok, Tipi Studio are featured in this last segment of the exhibition.