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Giovanni  La Varra

Giovanni La Varra

Giovanni  La Varra

Giovanni La Varra

Milano, MI (MI)

Profilo di Giovanni La Varra

architect, born in milan (1967). in 1998 he earned a phd in environmental and territorial planning. he has taught composition and urban design at the faculty of architecture of polytechnic of milan and urban planning at the faculty of literature and philosophy of the university of milan. since 2014 he has been associate professor of architectural design at the university of udine, dica. his professional activity started in 1994 and in 1999 with gianandrea barreca and stefano boeri, he founded boeri studio. his activities at polytechnic of milan includes coordination of the research for the metrobosco project (sponsored by the province of milan), the research “milano. cronache dell’abitare” (bruno mondadori, 2007), the feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the sant’elia quarter of cagliari and the ongoing research “prison and territory”, on the recovering of abandoned italian villages as alternative detention spaces (with prap of milan). from 2009 to 2011 he was consultant of the planning office for the development of the masterplan for the expo 2015 area in milan. he was curator of the “post it city” exhibition, a study on the temporary and self-organizing forms of use of public space, promoted by the center of contemporary culture of barcelona (catalogue cccb 2008). working with the research agency multiplicity, he has promoted and realized research projects and installations on the contemporary urban condition, such as use-uncertain states of europe (a reconnaissance of the future of europe exhibited in bordeaux 2000, brussels 2001, tokyo 2002, milan 2002) and solid sea (a study on the mediterranean presented at documenta xi-kassel 2002 and exhibited in vienna, berlin and rotterdam). in january 2008, together with gianandrea barreca he founded the professional firm barreca & la varra, based in milan. in 2014 he won the “international highrise award” for the project vertical forest made in milan. many of his projects are published in numerous magazines of architecture and design. he has published articles, essays and reviews on casabella, domus, abitare, territorio, urbanistica, il sole 24 ore, urbanistica quaderni, paesaggio urbano e arch’it. in 2012 he published ‘barreca&la varra. questioni di facciata - a matter of façade’, skira publisher. also in 2012 he published a novel titled "case minime" (robin publisher). since 2013 has been the editor of a column on abitare online website “italian compilation” and since 2015 is deputy editor of the magazine "viceversa".

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