Interior Landscapes: A Visual Atlas

Images Publishing


Stefano Corbo

  • Contemporary architecture is often characterized by the total interpenetration of interior and exterior configurations: the differentiation between these two dialectical poles has become indistinguishable, boundaries blurry and the result of any design process is a hybrid product, based on the superposition of different and heterogeneous layers.

    The impossibility of separating interior and exterior permits a general re-organization of some topics internal to the territory of architecture, and also expresses the necessity of a systemic analysis of the most recent episodes. If at first glance this interest for a new kind of dialectics may appear as the most evident epiphenomenon of a wider and recent tendency, under careful examination one can observe that the tension between interior and exterior has always been present in architecture, differently articulated over the centuries, and expressed through several means of representation.

    Starting from the 18th century, Interior Landscapes describes the nature of such a relation, in order to unveil those invariant forms, principles or concepts that crossed the History of Architecture, laid hidden underneath the events flowing, and periodically re-emerged to shape contemporary episodes.

    Separation, inversion, interpenetration, dissolution—all of these categories periodically characterize the interior-exterior dialectics. By borrowing different interpretative elements— drawings, photographs, illustrations—Interior Landscapes is configured as a visual atlas, aimed to demonstrate how, through the contamination of interior and exterior, always-new architectural insights emerge.

  • ISBN: 9781864706147

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication: May 2016

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Stefano Corbo is an Italian architect, researcher, and educator. He received a M.Arch II in Advanced Architectural Design at ETSAM Madrid (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura) in 2010, and is currently a Ph.D Candidate at the same institute.

    Stefano has taught at several academic Institutions: LAU Beirut (Lebanese American University); the Faculty of Architecture in Alghero, Italy; ETSAM Madrid; and has been a guest lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, the University of Miami, MIT, and the University of Wisconsin. In December 2014 his first book was published, From Formalism to Weak Form. The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman.

    In 2012, after working as an architect at Mecanoo Architecten, he founded his own office SCSTUDIO Architecture and Design (, a multidisciplinary network practicing architecture and design, preoccupied with the intellectual, economical and cultural contexts.

Category: Interior Design

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