This paper aims to review Dante Bini’s career, as well as his form-resistant Binishell and other pneumatic construction systems. The role of Mario Salvadori in Bini’s international success works as the introduction to a broader discussion about the relationship between innovation in design and innovation in construction for shell and...[More]
Exhibition and catalogue review, Architecture Australia (summary on hardcopy, full review online).
The cultural legacy of Pier Luigi Nervi, one of Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineers, was the subject of the Pier Luigi Nervi and Australia: Outback Modernism Exhibition (6–16 June 2017). Held at the Harry Seidler-designed QV1 Building in Perth, the exhibition demonstrated the breadth and complexity of Nervi’s international projects, his collaborative work with Seidler and his contribution to the wider Australian vernacular. Annette Condello, senior lecturer in architecture at Curtin University, curated and organized the exhibition in collaboration with Cristiana Chiorino from ComunicArch Associates, Turin, and the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels – a foundation committed to the preservation of Nervi’s legacy and the rehabilitation of his structures. A selection of Nervi’s projects were exhibited, including the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and the New Norcia Cathedral and Monastery in rural Western Australia.
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