Architectural play. A difficult game

Alberto Pratelli


The concept of play in various architectural forms. After a brief introduction discovering the existing relationship, even ironic, between ideas and realization, the paper studies some designs created by Bibiena (around 1709), where games and festivities were the real content of the designed buildings, and something like a gamemachine was the “incredible” way they worked in order to realize their unbelievable achievements.

Słowa kluczowe: Architectural drawings, Design and architecture, Francesco and Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Open festival and theatres (eighteenth century)