The techniques employed in liberating architecture involved its rejection as a discipline, its isolation, and the destruction of its specific character, as a codified language.
Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Memories of Superstudio, 2003

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia dies aged 78.
He co-founded the radical architecture group Superstudio.

The Frac Centre-Val de Loire paid tribute to him.

Founded in 1966 in Florence by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, who were later joined by Gian Piero Frassinelli (in 1968), Roberto and Alessandro Magris, as well as Andrea Poli (between 1970 and 1972), Superstudio was one of the most influential architectural groups of the global avant-gardist scene in the 1960-1970s. The group has profoundly renewed the language and imagination of architecture, by its ability to formalize a globalized urban consciousness. The group was the first to make architecture a "Story".

Find out more: exhibition "Superstudio. Life after architecture"

Find out more: Superstudio in the Frac Centre-Val de Loire collection