ARCHITECTURE TOUR_Italia 2019, Tradizione e innovazione in architettura, in Bari

ARCHITECTURE TOUR_Italia 2019, the touring seminar dedicated to architects, reached Bari last September 19th

Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

On September 19th, 2019, Bari hosted the fourth meeting of the Architecture Tour_Italia 2019 – Tradizione e innovazione in architettura. An initiative promoted by Design Diffusion World, curated by architect Arianna Callocchia and organized in the capital of Puglia in collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della Provincia di Bari (the professional association gathering architects from Bari and province).

Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

A contest and a training workshop

This initiative, consisting in a contest and a training workshop, offered “under 50” architects who are members of the Ordine della Provincia di Bari the opportunity to present the most significant projects they carried out over the last two years in the field of restoration, requalification, renovation and interior design of both private and public buildings. Moreover, the architects had the occasion to show their talent thanks to the Editorial Group Design Diffusion World and its media channels.

Presentation Gruppo Saviola. Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

The seminar and the awards ceremony were held in the conference room of the headquarters of Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della Provincia di Bari with the support of three internationally renowned companies – Saviola Holding srl, Cordivari srl, RES srl.


Presentation Cordivari Srl. Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

Following the welcome speech by Paolo A.M. Maffiola, architect and president of the Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della Provincia di Bari, the conference continued with an introductory presentation by Arianna Callocchia, architect and curator of Architecture Tour_Italia 2019, and a speech by Paolo Simonetti, partner of Ottavio DI BLASI & Partners di Milano.

Speech by architect Paolo Simonetti, partner of Milan-based practice Ottavio DI BLASI & Partners. Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

The winning projects on DDWORLD magazines and website

At the end of the meeting, the winners of the contest were announced. They will have the opportunity to be featured in the magazines DDN, OFARCH, DHD and on the website

Left to right, Arianna Callocchia, architect and curator of Architecture Tour_Italia 2019; Paolo A.M. Maffiola, architect and president Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della Provincia di Bari, architect Paolo Simonetti. Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

Special mentions were given to architect David Monopoli and architect Davide Tarricone, while architects Luigi Dragone and Hilde Romanazzi, from studio Red architetti, won the contest with the restoration, energy requalification and extension of a rural complex in Putignano, in the province of Bari.

Left to right, Paolo A.M. Maffiola; Andrea Montemurro, Marketing Manager for Puglia, Treccani; the winners of the contest Hilde Romanazzi and Luigi Dragone, from studio ReD architetti; Francesca Russo, Editorial Group Design Diffusion. Ph: Mario Loconte – Bari

The winners received the two volumes Leonardo – Il codice sul Volo and Leonardo – Disegni e Pitture published by Istituto Treccani to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death and the importance of the Italian genius in the creation of the small and big works that Italy needs so much.

Winning project of the competition, by studio ReD architetti


Project by architect David Monopoli


Appartamento Principe Amedeo, Bari, by architect Davide Tarricone. Ph: Pierangelo Laterza

The volumes published by Treccani pay a tribute to the great genius

The volumes Leonardo – Il codice sul Volo e Leonardo – Disegni e Pitture offered by Istituto Treccani to the winners

Leonardo – Il codice sul Volo

A collection without order, as the master defined it, whose common thread is ingenuity, which becomes prophetic in the parts about the great bird that would allow man to fly. Eighteen sheets of yellowed paper (212 x 152 mm), with a cover in yellowed rustic cardboard, make up this manuscript with drawings and texts dating from 1503 to 1506, where Leonardo took notes of his reflections upon direct observation of the flight of birds, their anatomy – compared to human –, the movements of the air in relation to the movements of birds that he observed from Monte Ceceri.

Il codice sul volo degli uccelli, kept at Turin Royal Library, was reproduced by Treccani directly from Leonardo da Vinci’s original manuscript, respecting every detail with absolute fidelity – from format to colors, from the different cut of each page to the quality of the materials. The manuscript was reproduced after the restoration carried out in 2018 at the Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario in Rome. Il codice sul volo degli uccelli looks like an ancient notebook, accompanied by a 90-page text containing the diplomatic transcription by Prof. Augusto Marinoni. Each volume is numbered by hand.

Leonardo – Disegni e Pitture

Leonardo – Disegni e Pitture is a dynamic volume that reinterprets Leonardo in the light of any available knowledge. The opening essay by Edoardo Villata, a leading expert on Leonardo, provides the historical context and highlights his importance for universal art.

This 380-page volume traces his artistic path through 300 pictures, illustrating his masterpieces, his biography and the updated catalogue of the works, with details and technical information.


The conspicuous body of texts, almost always fragmentary, and the countless sketches and drawings scattered in Leonardo’s manuscripts, make these evocative codes unique works. The manuscripts are the most important legacy left by Leonardo to help us understand the attitude of the genius in all his intellectual and expressive actions.




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