Architectural projects

Architectural projects

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  • Umberto Riva (archive creator)


Architectural projects

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 4442 drawings (including reprographic copies)
  • 15 textual records

Scope and Content

This series documents the architectural projects of Umberto Riva from the 1960s to the mid-2000s. Most of these projects were undertaken for sites in Italy, with the exception of Apartment Mieli (1994) in the United States and a project for a new settlement in the Oued Touil valley, Algeria (1980).

The series contains original drawings and some reprographic copies for various private residences, such as Casa Frea (1983) and Casa Insinga (1987) in Milan. Riva's projects for industrial buildings are also represented, for example his work for the thermoelectric power plant Centrale Edison in Torviscosa, Italy (2003). Also documented are Riva's designs for public spaces, such as his work for the Piazza San Nazaro (1989) in Milan and proposals for the redevelopment of historical neighbourhoods in Otranto (1987) and in Binago (1988), as well as designs for shops and private entreprises. Furthermore, this series contains materials related to redesigns for gallery spaces, such as redesigns for the Centro Palladio in Vicenza (1999) and the Palazzo dell'Arte in Milan (1995). Projects for exhibition installations by Riva are arranged in series AP180.S3.

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The series is arranged chronologically by project.


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