Rudy Ricciotti

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Rudy Ricciotti (born 1952) is an Algerian-born French architect and publisher.[1][2][3][4]


Early life[edit]

He was born in Kouba, Algeria of Italian origin on August 22, 1952 and moved to France at the age of three.[1][3][4] He studied engineering in Switzerland and he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille in 1980.[1]


He has designed the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles, Le Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence, Villa Navarra in Le Muy, the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, Les Arts Gstaad in Gstaad the International Center of Art and Culture in Liège, Belgium.[1][2][3][4] He worked on an exhibition in The Louvre with Mario Bellini in 2012.[1][2] He abhors minimalism.[1] He supports the "demuseumification of museums."[1]

He also runs a small publishing house, Al Dante, which publishes photography, essays on architecture, and poetry, including a French translation of John Ashbery.[1]

He is a recipient of the Legion of Honor, the Order of Arts and Letters and the National Order of Merit.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Cassis and has an office in Bandol.[1][3] He collects rare books.[1]


  • Blitzkrieg : De la culture comme arme fatale (with Salvatore Lombardo, Transbordeurs, 2005).
  • HQE (Le Gac Press, 2013).
  • L'architecture est un sport de combat (with David d'Equainville, Editions Textuel, 2013, 112 pages).[5]
  • Point ultime - Rudy RICCIOTTI les interviews al vitriol dun sudiste [1]


  • L'Orchidoclaste (dir. Laetitia Masson, 2013, 52 minutes).[6]