“It is often said, and it is it known, that to be a good architect, one must have the skills. But nobody has ever said what they are. With this dictionary, it will be easier to work out both the true and assumed meanings of the most used words not only by architects, but also by clients and those who inhabit the world of architecture.
The thousand-plus entries have been scientifically proven for the simple reason that there is no reference literature and they have therefore been drawn up solely on the basis of experience and the mood of the moment. They were all created extemporaneously.”
Michele De Lucchi, prominent figure in the Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis movements, was head of design at Olivetti from 1992 to 2002. He designed furniture for some of the most important international design firms and has designed buildings, interiors and furnishings all over the world. His work has always been accompanied by personal research on architecture, design, technology and craftwork.