A monograph in which Roberto Masiero retraces the "architectural matrix" that guides the formal thinking, in both design and architecture, of Afra and Tobia Scarpa.
[Afra & Tobia Scarpa. Architecture] Afra and Tobia Scarpa are known above all for their activity as designers, leading to many innovative, refined objects whose value has not faded through time and passing fashions. In recent years their architecture has also become familiar beyond the narrow circles of experts, but their great success as designers has overshadowed this aspect of their work. Roberto Masiero attempts to correct this situation, demonstrating in his thorough introduction that it is not possible to isolate the various single experiences of Afra and Tobia Scarpa, arguing that what they have achieved on the small scale of useful objects is the result of an “architectural” approach to thinking about form. The text reviews, from the beginning, the works constructed by the two architects, illustrating how architectural experimentation can be a decisive factor for an understanding of the various passages in their career.