Andrea Branzi

Andrea Branzi is an architect, designer, and professor of industrial design, working in the fields of urban planning and cultural promotion. In 1966 Branzi founded the Archizoom Association with partners Paolo Deganello, Gilberto Corretti and Massimo Morozzi. The firm, named after the British group of architects known as Archigram and the journal “Zoom,” was one of the first avant-garde groups associated with the Postmodernist movement in Italy. From its founding until 1974, the team produced work in design, architecture and urban planning that aimed reconciliation between design and the challenges of contemporary society. Branzi and its members developed plans such as No-Stop City (1970), a radical design vision projecting the city of the future as a “fluid metropolis,” where the individual can creatively and freely achieve his own housing conditions. Archizoom also invented “Superarchitecture,” endorsing unconventional and eclectic design along the lines of Pop Art. In 1983 Branzi cofounded Domus Academy, the first international post-graduate school for design. He is the author of many books and essays on the theory and history of design, and has collaborated with magazines such as Domus, Interni and Casabella. His work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and Milan Triennale, and is in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

Works associated with this person or group

  • Drawing, Drawing for Tree D3, 2011

    Design of a bookcase containing three trees flanked by four wooden structures holding shelves as tall as the trees.

  • Drawing, Drawing for Trees 9, D10, and D11, 2011

    Three designs depicted. Upper right: a tree against a large rectangular banner with stripes; lower right: a tree with several disks growing out the side contained within a frame; left…

  • Drawing, Design for Tree D11, 2011

    Design of four orange trees of various heights, all of which have black disks growing from them. The image is framed with a white border and shading.

  • Drawing, Designs for Tree D3 and D11, 2011

    Four different designs depicted. Upper left: a rectangular structure containing three trees flanked by four ladders; left center: a structure containing four trees with disks growing from the sides of…

  • Drawing, Designs for Shelving, 2011

    Six designs depicted. Upper left: a post and lintel structure with three posts or trees and a lintel across two of them, containing three large rectangular forms or boxes, an…