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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Design unit – II year bachelor
Atelier Città e Territorio E – 2019/2020
Politecnico di Torino
architectural design (A.A. Dutto) + urban planning (I. Vassallo & S. Lenoci) + statistics (A. Cauli)
+ tutors (S. Dighero, E. Soy Llevat)
The design unit faced various design scales: from the territory towards the building. In addition to architectural design, other disciplines were involved: urban planning and statistical analysis. The case study was that of the territory of Cuneo, a town located on a plateau at the confluence of two rivers in south western Piedmont.
Cuneo offers the example of an 'intermediate' territory, namely a territory characterized by the balance between agriculture, industry and craftsmanship. The geographical shape of the place is particularly interesting for understanding the logic of urbanization. From the original historical core, located at the conjunction of two rivers, the city gradually expands towards south. The goal was to understand which variations occurred in building types overtime in view of future developments.
The public spaces of the town are characterized by a set of elements. In particular, arcades feature the main axis of the city and demonstrate how building typologies vary in relation to different modes of production.
The scale of the project offers interesting connections with several theories of the 1960s, joining urban and architectural design. These texts are useful theoretical references for learning to read the territory (and to interrogate it) from the perspective of architecture.
The site visit showed three key themes for the town development, namely: housing, production and mobility. The goal was to understand how these three functions can be newly joined by means of architectural design.
Here Stefano Dighero is dealing with the territorial model of Cuneo...
In order to understand the place it was reproduced with study models and maps. Each group of students then chose a line crossing the territory and designed three sites placed at different points along this line.
Each group chose a specific building typology and experimented with different distributional diagrams. Aim of the experimentation was to understand which elements make up a building typology: which are the 'weak' and 'strong' elements of a territorial and architectural type.