Can someone talk about Livio Vacchini, where does he fit in and so forth. I came across this site earlier today and what he does just floors me (as a spectator).
All these labels being bandied about are just that. They are attempts to "define" (esp. by journalists/critics/curators) a variety of work by some perceived or prescribed association, and by lumping various work under some kind of over-arching rhetoric. These attempts are often just not true, or are at best a surface definition, and are often refuted by the practitioners themselves.
The "definitions" of Post-Modernism and Deconstructivism posted here are examples: fairly superficial, fairly exclusionary, and quite general. I realize those are distillations, but nonetheless.... These things get messy, and to try to make them clean is not really the point nor is it necessary. These definitions will doubtless all be revised 100 years from now, and again. Hence I agree more with mordecai's statements here, which I find less prescriptive.
Livio Vacchini is an extremely talented Swiss architect.
(Who will then be labelled as a "Post-War Neo-Rationalist Critical Regionalist of the Ticino School", if that helps clarify his work any. )