A Comparison Between Renzo Piano and Franco Albini

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A Comparison Between Renzo Piano and Franco Albini
Although
Renzo
Piano and Franco
Albini
are of the same architectural school of thought, they came of age in decidedly different eras. Piano is of the post-World War Two period, when Europe was a continent utterly transformed by that great conflict, as if it had awoken from a long nightmare.
Albini
came of age in the decades that led to that nightmare – in a Fascist Italy that embraced Benito Mussolini and his acolytes even though their absurdities as national leaders were plainly manifest.
While Piano has focused his illustrious career on playful yet ambitious buildings such as the Pompidou Center in Paris, and
Albini
focused primarily on the more intimate arenas of furniture and room...
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