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Salvatore Re / Leonardo Progetti

Salvatore Re Leonardo Progetti

Salvatore Re won his spurs at Florence under Adolfo Natalini, probably the best teacher of architectural design at the faculty, though he had long stood back from cutting-edge ideas of architectural research. In the Seventies at the time of Superstudio Natalini took part in launching the movement but then retired from the fray and went in for a less intellectually demanding professional career which proved more rewarding in practice. Re absorbed Natalini’s pragmatism: the simple truth that one can’t talk about architecture, one has to do it and hence meet the needs of the customer in terms of performance and cost. But that is not to renege on the contemporary idiom altogether. Re saw contemporary as the best matrix for creating a sustainable and economically viable habitat. He graduated in the early Nineties and did the rounds of the architecture competitions, five of which he won,...

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