“Pictographs – Statements of Contemporary Architects” / Valerio Oligiati

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For the 2012 Venice Biennale, Swiss architect Valerio Oligiati curated a collection of images selected from well-known architects.  The concept of the collection – “Pictographs – Statement of Contemporary Architects” – were inspirational images that have guided the work of these architects.

These images portray a wide range of subjects that represent the basis of the architects’ work from inspiring images to diagrammatic interpretations of concepts to details and materials.  The collection will be assembled into a that will contain a total of 44 “musees imaginaires”.

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This collection serves to represent “autobiographical roots” of the work through “explanations, metaphors, foundations, memories and intentions”, “poetic and philosophical” that reveal a “personal perspective” of the conscious and unconscious processes of design.  According to Oligiati, the published collection can be read both as a microcosm and macrocosm of the world of design and architecture, presenting individual and personal perspectives in the context of each architect’s own colleagues.

“Pictographs—Statement of contemporary architects” – Edited by Valerio Oligiati; Video Still

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Cite: Vinnitskaya, Irina. "“Pictographs – Statements of Contemporary Architects” / Valerio Oligiati" 01 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=378816>

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