School of Architecture, CUHK

Stefano Milani: The Drawing of Architecture and The Architecture of Drawing

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18:00 - 19:30


Exhibition Zone F, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK


Lecture by Stefano Milani

This lecture investigates the role of drawing, and of the drawing, as the basis of a pure theoretical construction in architecture. Common sense regards drawing as a tool through which an idea is expressed and represented, therefore, as a conventional system of notation that succeeds the idea. Herein drawing is seen as a general concept capable of establishing the bases and the governing principles for a comprehensive idea of architecture. The drawing’s theoretical character will be contextualised through the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, De Stijl, and digital artist Manfred Mohr. In particular, this lecture will discuss in depth the work of A Hypothesis of Architecture by Italian architect and theorist Franco Purini.

Stefano Milani is an instructor, researcher and thesis advisor at the TU Delft and The Berlage in the Netherlands. He graduated cum laude from the IUAV of Venice with professional experience at Nio Architecten and UFO Architects in Rotterdam where he was a partner. He is currently Visiting Scholar at the CUHK School of Architecture where he is leading a MArch 1 studio reimagining the potentials of the former slaughterhouse in Rome.

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