Luigi Moretti. From Rationalism to the Informal

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Archive of the Modern

Independent Research Institute, Mendrisio, Switzerland


Headquarters of the Archive, Building designed by Mario Botta, Mendrisio, Switzerland

As a trainee curatorial assistant at the Achivio del Moderno, Bruno de Almeida worked closely with architects, historians and curators in organizing archival collections, iconographic documents and architectural exhibitions. Bruno worked more actively in the planning and spatial layout of the exhibition “Luigi Moretti architetto. Dal rationalism all’informale”.

Curated by Bruno Reichlin and Annalisa Navone (in collaboration with the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland, the State Archive in Rome and the MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo), the exhibition “Luigi Moretti architetto” offers an exhaustive reading of Moretti’s (1906 – 1973, Rome) work as one of the main protagonists of the architectural culture of the twentieth century. The exhibition explores his oeuvre and theoretical activity through the reconstruction of his drawings, the study of his writings and the analysis of his buildings and projects through illustrations, models, and photographs of the time.

The Archivio del Moderno, constituted as a foundation in 2004, was created as an archive and research institute. It preserves documents from architects, engineers, urban planners and designers, who have played a significant role in the development of modernity. With this material it conducts studies on the significance of archival documents in sharpening the focus on the genesis of projects and analyses the changing face of the architectural profession. Thus forming a platform for new paradigms of critical interpretations in response to the contemporary debate.


Architect Luigi Moretti. From Rationalism to the Informal.

Luigi Moretti Architetto.  Dal razionalismo all’informale.

Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Canavee, Mendrisio, Switzerland

23 February – 8 April2012

Curated by:

Bruno Reichlin & Annalisa Viati Navone

Exhibition Design:

Arch. Stefania Murer

In collaboration with:

Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland

Archivio di Stato di Roma, Rome, Italy

MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy 


Enrico Cano


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