His research focuses on the constants in architecture through the changes from the Modern Movement to the trends of recent decades.
In this sense are to be understood his books Impronte Tracks (Milan, Electa 1999), Idee allo stato nascente (Milan, Electa 1995), Talking Architectures (Genoa, Il Melangolo 2013) and Parler avec les murs (Lausanne,L’Age d’Homme 2016).
Fulbright Scholar at Berkeley (California) in 1988; PhD in 1992; from 1994 to 2006 professor of building design and museography in Genoa; since 2009 lecturer of interior design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design and the Domus Academy in Milan.
He has lectured in Bologna, Milan, Torino, Savona, Siena, Urbino, Berlino, Brno, Berkeley, Bursa, Grenoble, Geneva, Tehran and New York.
Mariri Viardo lives and works in Genoa. In 1976 she graduated in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, and in 1986 she graduated in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa.
Together, they designed and built museums, cruise terminals, ships, hotels, sports facilities and residences, gaining recognition in national and international competitions and exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale in 2004 and the Milan Triennale 2005.
In 2003 they founded the Cultural Association (AMS Architecture, Modernity and Science) that deals with the relationship between space and psyche, gathering experience in Europe and America.
As architect, Carla Coccia has been part of the Pinna Viardo working group for about 25 years. Some of the most recent projects, she has worked on, include the renovation and restoration of Palazzo Grillo and the Cruise Terminals Ponte Andrea Doria in Genoa.
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