TECHNE 18 (2019): Detailed Design
Essays and Viewpoint

Eduardo Vittoria. The design thinking of an olivetti architect

Massimo Perriccioli
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italia
Pietro Nunziante
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italia
Published November 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Technology,
  • Detail,
  • Material culture,
  • Industry,
  • Design
How to Cite
Perriccioli, M., & Nunziante, P. (2019). Eduardo Vittoria. The design thinking of an olivetti architect. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (18), 128-137. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7519

Abstract

The essay aims to outline Eduardo Vittoria’s contribution to the definition of the characteristics of the contemporary technological and environmental culture of architectural design, starting from the analysis of three industrial buildings designed and realized between 1952 and 1970 for Olivetti of Ivrea, considered exemplary for the research of a new approach in the development of the design process, from the concept of design to technological experimentation. Vittoria’s “designing thinking”, always suspended between the reasons for making and the speculative tension, has evolved over half a century, starting from conditions based on the knowledge of practical terms and operational issues with which he had to deal in the course of his design and professional experiences.

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