Carla Di Francesco
Regional Director for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of Emilia Romagna, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
She has held analogous positions in the Lombardy region and as Superintendent for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage of Milan. She has many years of experience as an architect at the Superintendence of Ravenna and Ferrara, where she has carried through numerous restoration projects.
She is a contract lecturer at the faculty of architecture of the University of Bologna at Cesena and Ferrara.
Sandra Dei Svaldi
Engineer, senior researcher at ICIE, Institute for applied research and technology transfer. Since 1991 she has participated in the creation, design and management of complex projects., in collaboration with research institutions and companies operating in the construction industry.
On behalf of the European Commission has carried out studies on the diffusion of innovative energy technologies.
As the head of the national lines of research has followed the development and application of experimental building technologies and innovative plant designed to ensure comfort and well-being in confined spaces and sustainable energy in buildings.
She is responsible since 2006, within the ambit of two Laboratories of the High Technology Network of the Region of Emilia Romagna, Larco Icos and Lisea, for research lines that develop studies on new buildings envelope components and technologies, on new plants technologies and on integration of buildings envelope and equipments for the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.
She is currently responsible for coordinating and managing the program BIPV- Building Integrated Photovolaics, industrial research program co-financed by Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
Paolo Di Nardo
Paolo Di Nardo graduated in Florence in 1985 and achieved a Ph.D. in Architectural Design, at the same University.
He coordinates a team that, for more than fifteen years, has participated in numerous architectural competitions in Italy and abroad gaining recognition and awards (Michelucci Fondaution award; Biennale Produzioni Culturali Giovanili dell’Europa Mediterranea award; Under40 Comune di Firenze award; Around50 award) and is carryng out his professional activity in the field of architectural and urban planning, with particular focus on the themes of perception and visual communication in architecture.
In 2003 he founded the ARX studio with the aim of enabling the management of architectural ideation through a mutual exchange between research and achievement.
ARX originated as a synthesis of all that professional competence taking part to the realization of architectural organisms to its completion.
The planning involves interventions on various scales.
Some of these architectural complexes have been the subject of project financing proposal currently in progress.
ARX meets infrastructural, residential and architectural, and environmental requalification and sections of graphics and design themes.
In 2004 his plan of Requalification of the Pescaia (weir) di San Niccolò at Florence (passages of Water and Stone) was selected for the Venice La Biennale di Architettura. In 2006 he won the International competition for the Polo Universitario ex Guidotti at Pisa with Roger Diener, Obermayer and Heliopolis 21.
The extensive professional occupation of Paolo Di Nardo is further amplified by a strong university activity at the Florence Faculty of Architecture where he is lecturer of planning of the Laboratorio di Architettura II.
He is, furthermore, the editorial director of the four-monthly magazine AND “Magazine of architecture, city and architects” based in Florence and published by DNA.
Francesco Dal Co
Degree in architecture, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), 1970
Professor, History of Architecture, IUAV, 1980
Professor, History of Architecture, School of Architecture, Yale University (1982-1991)
Professor, History of Architecture, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera Italiana (1996-)
Director, Department of History of Architecture, IUAV (1995-2003)
Director, Architecture Section, Venice Biennale (1988-1991)
Editor of magazine Casabella (1996-)
Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Scholar, Center for Advanced Study, Getty Center, Los Angeles
Member of the Accademia di San Luca.
Hannes Meyer. Scritti, 1921-1942, Marsilio, Venice 1969 (translated into Spanish)
De la vanguardia a la metropoli (with M. Cacciari and M. Tafuri), Gili, Barcelona 1972
La città americana (with G. Ciucci, M. Manieri Elia, M. Tafuri), Laterza, Rome-Bari 1973 (translated into English)
Architettura contemporanea (with M. Tafuri), Electa, Milan 1976 (translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese)
Abitare nel moderno, Laterza, Rome-Bari 1982 (translated into Spanish)
Teorie del moderno, Laterza, Rome-Bari 1982 (translated into Spanish)
Carlo Scarpa. Opera completa (with G. Mazzariol), Electa, Milan 1984 (translated into Spanish, French and English)
Figures of Architecture and Thought, Rizzoli, New York 1991
I Musei di James Stirling (with T. Muirhead), Electa, Milan 1991
Architettura italiana del Novecento (with G. Ciucci), Electa, Milan 1992
Tadao Ando. Le opere, gli scritti, la critica, Electa, Milan 1994 (translated into English and Portuguese)
Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il secondo Novecento (editor), Electa, Milan 1997
Carlo Scarpa. Villa Ottolenghi, Monacelli Press, New York 1998
Giovan Battista Piranesi in G. Curcio and E. Kieven (editors), Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il Settecento, Electa, Milan 2000
He is or has been a member of the editorial committees of various specialist international magazines.
He founded the “Andrea Palladio” architecture award.
He has been on the jury of numerous national and international architecture competitions.
Since 1981 he has directed the architecture section of the Electa publishing house in Milan.