Valter Scelsi is an architect and researcher who teaches architectural design at the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2011 his activity was linked to Sp10, the architectural office he co-founded. He took part in the 13th and 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Author of several essays and critical writings on architecture, he has published articles in a large number of international magazines. Since 2013 he is member of ADI Design Permanent Observatory/Compasso d’Oro Prize, and director of the University of Genoa Summer School. In 2013 he founded (with Baukuh and Space Caviar) Asinello Press, an open publishing platform based in Genoa. He is co-curator of “Supersuperstudio”, retrospective exhibition on Superstudio (october 2015, PAC, Milano).
baukuh produces architecture.Designs are independent of personal taste. No member of baukuh is ever individually responsible for any single project, each of which s the product of the office as a whole. Working without a hierarchical structure or a stylistic dogma, baukuh produces architecture out of a rational and explicit design process. This process is based on a critical understanding of the architecture of the past. The knowledge encoded in the architecture of the past is public, and starting from this public knowledge, any architectural problem can be solved.
baukuh was founded in 2004 and is now composed by Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Vittorio Pizzigoni Giacomo Summa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli and Andrea Zanderigo. baukuh is based in Milan and Genoa. baukuh won international competitions (Amsterdam 2003, Budapest 2003, Pavia 2006, Genoa 2009, Torino 2010, Hoogstraten 2013 and Tirana 2015), produced masterplans (Amsterdam 2004-07, Venice 2007), built public and mixed-use buldings (Brugnato 2007, Tirana 2007- 09, Milan 2011-15), restored public buildings (Zandobbio 2014) and curated exhibition design (Padova 2006). baukuh took part in the Rotterdam Biennale (2007 and 2011), in the Istanbul Biennial (2012) in the Venice Biennale (2008 and 2012) and was part of the research group for the Dutch National History Museum (2011).