ESSAY: on COVID lazarette. Published in BAUWELT 226. Written with Carolin Stapenhorst. See more
ESSAY: on innovation. Published in ARDETH #05. An interview with Sara Dean, Seiche, and Nicholas Korody. See more
JURY: Invited to the final jury of Experimental unit 9 directed by Maria Fedorchenko and Bozar Ben-Zeev @ AA School of Architecture. See more
REPOSITORY: just started a new collection about 'What is living and what is dead in architecture'. See more
ESSAY: on tension. A hypothetical dialogue between Galileo Galilei and Teofilo Gallacini about architecture and Architecture with capital A. Published in Trans 36 'Spannung'. See more
BOOK/ESSAY: on scheme. Edited book: Schema. Verso un dizionario filosofico-architettonico. Torino: Philosophy Kitchen, EXTRA #3 | 2019. See more
NEWS: adjunct professor in architectural design, politecnico di torino, 2019. Andrea A. Dutto will be teaching Architectural Design (Composizione architettonica e urbana) in first semester II year Bachelor course: Atelier Città e Territorio E | Politecnico di Torino. See more
ESSAY: on Buzzinda. Essay published on Horizonte (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar ) No 13 | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on the Maginot Line. I will be lecturing about the Maginot Line together with Giancarlo Motta on july 4th at the V LABORATORIO INTERNAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA E PAESAGGIO PAESAGGI MINERARI in Iglesias - Monteponi (CA) | 2019. See more
NEWS: summer school, politecnico di torino, 2019. See more
REVIEW: on the architecture of the city. Review of "L'architettura della città" published on Philosophy Kitchen | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on handbooks. Lecturing about the legacy of handbooks at the 9th Symposium Entwerfen und Forschunen in Architektur und Landschaft | Hannover | 11-13 April | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on mapping theory. Invited to participate at the "Border Encyclopedia" expert meeting organized by Deer Hunter | Maastricht | 8 May | 2019
ESSAY : on countryside planning. Essay published on Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of Architectural Theory, Vol. 24 | 2019. See more
ON SPATIAL RITUALS
A.A. Dutto graduated in Architecture in 2010. He followed master courses both at the Politecnico di Torino and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Marseille.
He got Ph.D. in Architecture in 2017 with a cotutelle agreement netween RWTH Aachen University and the Politecnico di Torino.
He likes tools, maps and technical devices of all kind employed in the making of architecture. Even guns if needed.
He finds particular pleasure reading handbooks and other publications for practitioners.
This website is thankful to Otto Neurath.
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About a pontoon bridge in the Strait of Hormuz
Location: Strait of Hormuz
Competition: Gulf Architecture Biennale
Hormuz Bridge International Competition
Awards: Publication mention
This project proposes a continuation of the "Exodus, or the voluntary prisoners of architecture" conceived by Rem Koolhaas, Madelon Vriesendorp, Elia Zenghelis, Zoe Zenghelis, in 1972. The new Exodus is set in the Strait of Hormuz, at the time of the oil crisis.
Foreseeing the divestment of a large number of oil tankers, due to the oil crisis, these are used for the construction of a pontoon bridge. Their specific function as oil tankers is transformed into the generic one of surface. For this reason, the shape of oil tankers is replaced by a pure wrapping.
The construction of the pontoon bridge evolves over time. As oil consumption decreases, decommissioned oil tankers increase and, consequently, the length of the bridge increases until it reaches the opposite bank of the strait.
The generic surface of the bridge turns into a space ready to be colonized. Inside there are plastic waste and other derivatives of oil processing. The space of the bridge is therefore stratified: each layer expresses the ultimate state of transformation of matter.
The images are metaphors of the transformation from raw material to waste. From natural object to its simulacrum. The exodus is the narration of this transfiguration.