University of Florence
Department of Architecture (DiDA)



francesco.collotti@unifi.it

Francesco Collotti (Milano, 1960) is architect and full professor at DIDA Università degli Studi di Firenze, promoting not only the research on architectural identities, but also involved in the the international programmes of scientific and crosscultural fertilization. Coordinator Doctorate’s programme on architectural and urban composition. His activity is a link between research, professional work and teaching. Engaged for a sustainable, site specific and responsible contemporary architecture. Teacher at International Design Seminars “Naples, architecture and city” (Università degli Studi di Napoli, DOMUS, D.A.M. Frankfurt). Since 1997 member of the Scientific Committee of the swiss reviews Rivista tecnica and (1998) Archi. His articles and essays are published in the most important international architectural reviews (Werk bauen+wohnen, Domus, Casabella, Archi, FirenzeArchitettura).

Publications (selection)

1993 La prova di Salzburg

1994 DOMUS Dossier Musei – Anticipazioni veloci e gesti antichi?

1998 Pietro Lingeri – Flach-, Mittel-, oder Hochbau in Mailand?  – Essay in Milano – Architetture, Mailand – die Bauten

2001 Architekturtheoretische Notizen – Quart Verlag, Luzern  (2002, it. Appunti per una teoria dell’architettura)

2002 Le colonne di San Lorenzo – Universität Dortmund, Lehrstuhl Entwerfen und Städtebau Prof. Christoph Mäckler, Dortmund

2007 03D – Edizioni del Cenide, Reggio Calabria

2009 1. 2. 3. Architetture (F.Collotti, G.Piraz, A.Volpe) – Academia Universa Press, Città di Castello

2010 La pianta centrale – The central floor plan in L’Italia delle città – Italy of the Cities, for Expo Shanghai 2010, Milan-Geneve

2011 Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Una casa è una casa (editor S. Malcovati), Milano

2013 Il Paesaggio dei caduti. Dieter Oesterlen, il cimitero militare germanico, in “Casabella” n.825 5/2013

2013 Sette file di case. Il quartiere razionalista in IL RAZIONALISMO ITALIANO, Storia, città, ragione (editor F. Visconti), Aracne editrice, Roma

2015 Firenze – Beograd – Firenze, Beograd 2015

2017 Construction/Re-construction? Refunding Memory at Dom-Römer in Frankfurt in Memory of place, Ed.Selçuk Univ. Konya

2018 Idea civile di architettura – scritti scelti 1990-2017, Letteraventidue Siracusa

University courses and seminars

Architectural and urban composition (UNIFI courses and Workshops)

Architekturtheorie (ETHZ, Dortmund)

Architectural and urban design for the Mediterranean city (Naples, 2nd level master)

Atelier de projet I et II – projet et patrimoine (UEMF Euromed University of Fès / EMADU Ecole Euromed d’Architecture, de Design et d’Urbanisme)