:March 2013

NEW ISSUE / 17 / LIGHT IN ARCHITECTURE

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There is no need for defining natural or artificial light, but we must be aware that both light sources help us perceive our surrounding. Change in the perception of surfaces directly affects the hierarchy of seeing the surfaces and spaces of an object. Architect Bruno Zevi has named one of his essays “Light as Architectural Form”. Le Corbusier went a little further, saying: “Architecture is the wise, correct and magnificent play of volumes gathered under light.”

La Ronde: A NEW PATH TO THE CASTELLO DI RIVOLION THE OUTSKIRTS OF TURIN

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The aim of the new circulation system at the Castello di Rivoli and the redesign of the southeast flank of the adjoining hillside is to create a closer link between the city and the castle. Rivoli, a small town on the western edge of Turin, is dominated by this monumental eighteenth-century Juvarra building, which was never completed.