Historic Architects
> Gilles Ivain (Ivan Chtcheglov)

Gilles Ivain (Ivan Chtcheglov) è nato a Parigi nel 1933. Membro di breve durata dell’Internazionale Lettrista dal 1952 al ‘54. Una delle rare tracce dell'importante suo ruolo svolto tra il 1953-54 rimane il Formulario per un nuovo urbanismo. Ivain fu internato dagli anni ‘60 in una clinica psichiatrica dove morì il 21 aprile 1998.

Historic Architects
> Herman Sörgel

Herman Sörgel was born 2 April 1885 in Regensburg, Germany. Just after the turn of the century, Sörgel began studying architecture in Munich. He submitted his doctoral thesis in 1908, but it was rejected. Five years later he turned in a fantastically similar paper. This time it was accepted, and so well received that Sörgel successfully expanded it into a book. He was working as an architect and journalist in 1914 when World War I broke out across Europe. His country engaged in hostilities, but Sörgel professed himself a pacifist and did not participate. In 1927 Sörgel first published the plan he called Panropa. Two years later a more detailed version was unveiled was called Atlantropa.

Historic Architects
> Franz Di Salvo

Franz Di Salvo was born in Palermo in 1913. His parents are Giacomo Di Salvo and Maria Scholz, a German native from Wroclaw. He spent his childhood in the Sicilian capital and then moved
with his family to Venice, Genoa and finally Naples. In 1939 he graduated successfully from the Faculty of Architecture ‘Federico II’ in Naples. In 1940 he obtained his professional license and
opened the office together with his architect friend Giantristano Papale and the engineer Luciano Abenante. In the 1945-46’s he won the IACP competitions for social housing in the two neighbouhoods of Naples Barra (Rione Cavour) and Poggioreale (Rione Battisti in Via Stadera). He built the housing project at the Rione Mazzini at Calata di Capodichino. In 1951 he started his own entrepreneurial activity
in the construction industry. He founded the company I.Co. (Impresa di Costruzioni) through wich he will be engaged for several years in the Calabria and Basilicata regions, and also abroad.
In 1960 he moved his office to Via S. Luisa di Marillac, starting a new phase of professional activity that sees him involved in the most significant works: Vele di Scampia in Naples (1962-75), Politecnico di Bari (1963-71), building at Via Orazio in Naples (1968) and in many other designs never built but always defined by a strong architectural experimentation (development of Wroclaw 1968, Città Nolana 1969-70). During the elaboration of the Business Centre in Florence, he moved to Paris for a delicate surgical operation, where he died in June 1977.

Historic Architects
> Rudolf Steiner

Historic Architects
> Paul Rudolph

Paul Rudolph was born in Elkton, Kentucky in 1918. He earned his bachelor's degree from Auburn University (then known as  Alabama Polytechnic Institute) in 1940. Then he moved on to the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he studied with Gropius. Later on, he moved to Florida where he started his own practice in the 50th's and became one of the most influential champions of the Brutalist style. He died in New York in 1997.

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