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Building organic architecture in Italy: the history of the construction of the Solimene Ceramics Factory by Paolo Soleri in Vietri sul mare (1952-1956)

Cardellicchio, Luciano (2017) Building organic architecture in Italy: the history of the construction of the Solimene Ceramics Factory by Paolo Soleri in Vietri sul mare (1952-1956). Construction History, 32 (1). pp. 83-104. ISSN 0267-7768. (KAR id:60914)

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Abstract

Abstract

For several reasons, the building we appreciate today is only partly the result of the original scheme and this paper aims to reconstruct the sequence of changes and alterations that occurred in order to help define guidelines for its future restoration. The building is reported in few bibliographic resources and without full details of its method of construction. The account in this paper has not been previously published: while the construction photographs are from the archive of the architect in Arizona, the construction details of the façade were drawn by the author following a direct survey of the building and after consulting the archive of the factory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Paolo Soleri, organic architecture; terracotta façade; conservation; ceramics; factory; craft; building process;
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Luciano Cardellicchio
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 10:25 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60914 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cardellicchio, Luciano: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1998-7584
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