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.

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> Comitè Invisible

Comitè Invisible (The Invisible Committee) is an anonymous author or authors who have written anarchist literature. French police believe one of the authors to possibly be Julien Coupat. Coupat switched to social sciences at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) but did not complete his doctorate. In 1999, he co-founded a radical philosophy magazine called Tiqqun.

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> Pezo von Ellrichshausen

PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN ARCHITECTS was founded in Buenos Aires in 2001 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They currently work in Concepcion, Southern Chile, in a cross-production between Art and Architecture. Mauricio Pezo completed a Masters in Architecture in the Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, 1998) and graduated from the Bio-Bio University with a Degree in Architecture (Concepcion, 1999). He teaches at the School of Architecture of the Bio-Bio University, at Talca University and has been invited as Visiting Critic at AAP Cornell University during spring semester 2009. He has been awarded the CA Prize by the UBB (Concepcion, 1999) and the Best Young Chilean Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association (Santiago, 2006). Sofia von Ellrichshausen holds a Degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2002). She teaches at the School of Architecture of Talca University and has been invited as Visiting Critic at AAP Cornell University during spring semester 2009. She was awarded the Honors Diploma by the FADU UBA (Buenos Aires, 2002). They have lectured in different venues, among others: GSD Harvard University (Cambridge), Bauhaus-Universitat (Weimar), Arquine Congress (Mexico), Cip Talks (Zagreb), Oslo Association of Architects (Oslo), Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Alvar Aalto Symposium (Jyvaskyla). They have also been the curators of the Chilean Exhibition at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2008). The office has been awarded the Best Work of Young Architects Prize at the V Iberoamerican Biennial (Montevideo, 2006), the Architectural Quality Prize at the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial (Santiago, 2006) and the Commended Prize at the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture (London, 2005).

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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.

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> Vector Architects

Vector Architects was founded by Gong Dong in 2008, Beijing. During seven years practice, we have always believed that design needs to confront problems, and it should be the attitude an architect ought to possess. Instead of enforcing architect's self-conscious or following icons and superficial forms, a good design has to respect the existing environment with support of logic and reasons. The contemporary Chinese design industry today is rather blundering that the rapid production and pursuit of a landmark in height, size and form have become the mainstream. Architects no longer devote their effort to the fundamental and substantial truth of architecture. In this environment, the persistence of confronting problems remains essential and crucial.
Gong Dong has become one of the most active young architects in China. He received Bachelor & Master of Architecture from Tsinghua University, followed by a diploma at University of Illinois where he received the Master of Architecture. He also had an exchange experience at Technical University of Munich. Prior to establishing his own practice, he worked for Soloman Cordwell Buenz & Associates in Chicago, then at Richard Meier & Partners and Steven Holl Architects in New York.

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