Ruggero Lenci

Social Housing Europan 1, Favaro Veneto (Venice). Latitude 45°30'25.85"; longitude 12°17'18.01"

Ruggero Lenci (born Rome, January 7, 1955) is an Italian architect and Professor of Architectural Design at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome.[1]

Author and director of the Editorial Series "Enigmatic Architecture",[2] Gangemi, has collaborated in the writing of entries for the Italian Enciclopedia Treccani: John M. Johansen,[3] I.M. Pei,[4] Paolo Soleri,[5] Bruno Zevi.[6] His theoretical contribution on "Evolution and architecture between science and design"[7] makes a parallel of scientific disciplines and design ones, from which is derived the following: "The morphogenesis of the project summarizes the history of architecture." Among his major contributions: the design of an experimental housing unit built in Favaro Veneto (Venice) following the award at the "Europan 1" competition (1989); four researches on the "Roman Architectural School" that have produced as many monographs on "Studio Passarelli"[8] (2006), "Pietro Barucci"[9] (2009), the "Casa del Girasole" by Luigi Moretti[10] (2012 ), the Torre Eurosky[11] by Franco Purini and Laura Thermes (2014); designs on the “housing unit” that produced projects (developed in 1989) in Rome, Bergamo, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Bo island - Sweden; the school projects collected in the book "Mutations Laurentino 38 - ontogeny and phylogeny of a Roman neighborhood"[12] (2011); the essay "The linguistic acquisitions of contemporary architecture between content and expression" (1989).

Main publications


Critical essays and reviews

Mario Antonio Arnaboldi, Pietro Barucci, Massimo Bilò, Tullio Bucciarelli, Cesare Burdese, Enzo Cartapati, Paolo Cavallari, Paolo Colarossi, Claudia Conforti, Roberto De Rubertis, Alessandra Muntoni, Lucio Passarelli, I.M. Pei, Elio Piroddi, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Giuseppe Pullara, Franco Purini, Marcello Rebecchini, Sara Rossi, Adele Naudé Santos, Franco Storelli, Alfonso Testa, Bruno Zevi.

Nicoletta Agostini, Giovanni Faccenda, Giancarlo Galdi, Guido Moretti, Elisabetta Nardiello, Giorgio Palumbi, I.M. Pei, Maria Claudia Simotti, Franco Purini, Maurizio Vitta, Bruno Zevi.


Ruggero Lenci appears in the List of Italian inventors to have patented the industrial invention known as the Parking sensors. The application was submitted in Rome, Italy, at the Ministry of Industry on December 13, 1984 by Massimo Ciccarello and Ruggero Lenci, and the patent n. 1196650, was released on November 16, 1988.[28]


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