‘The Representation of Architecture, 1967-2012’
For Italian architect Massimo Scolari, “architecture is a way of knowing the world and exploring the world in the most poetic way.” Speaking with the architect, it became clear that his practice was both a way of seeing as much as it is a mode of representation. Just as architects of today use rendering as a tool to explore imaginative ideas and represent unbuilt projects, Scolari uses painting as his chosen medium to understand and further represent architecture. Through his visionary drawings and utopian paintings, the architect reconsiders and ultimately redefines notions of architectural autonomy and ideas about urbanism throughout his impressive forty-year career and oeuvre. The story was published as an architecture report from New York on November 2, 2012.