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Andrea Branzi (born 30 November 1938) is an Italian architect and designer.
His work and interests relate to industrial design, architecture, urban planning, and cultural promotion. He also works as a professor of industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano University.
He founded with Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi and Gilberto Coretti the Archizoom associates. He is a promoter of the Italian Radical Architecture movement. From the Radical Period, came the very famous Superarchitettura theoretical framework, which brought to Anti-Design. In his career, Branzi wrote many books, among which are Learning from Milan, The Hot House and Domestic Animals (published by MIT press), 'Nouvelles de la Metropole Froide' (Centre Georges Pompidou) and Introduzione al Design Italiano. Branzi has collaborated with many Italian architectural magazines such as 'Interni', 'Domus', 'Casabella'. He has also been the editor of MODO (1983–1987).
His enormous work Vase is on permanent display in the courtyard of the Design Museum in Gent. In 2008 he installed his work Open Enclosures at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.
In 2008 Andrea Branzi was named an Honorary Royal Designer in the United Kingdom.
- Official website
- Biography at Ketterer Kunst Retrieved 11 September 2010
- Interview at Design Boom Retrieved 11 September 2010