Entries by Matteo Pericoli


My Own Little Window

The other day my friend Azzurra Muzzonigro asked me to contribute a short piece about how my work space and routine are overlapping with my family’s domestic life and space in our Turin (Italy) apartment during the lockdown for a feature on her blog called “Domestic space is the new public space”. Here’s what I […]



With so many people around the world being forced to stay at home, our windows have taken on a much more profound and metaphoric function than ever before. In essence, they have become our primary point of visual contact with the world — a contact that both protects and separates us, but at the same […]


Finestre sul mondo: 63 visioni sulla Grande Mela

È finalmente arrivato! Finestre su New York: 63 visioni sulla Grande Mela, un libro (e una copertina) da aprire. “63 visioni di New York. 63 sguardi dalle finestre di artisti, registi, scrittori, musicisti, filosofi, scienziati e persone comuni che Matteo Pericoli ha incontrato, per poi ritrarne gli scorci e realizzare una storia inedita della Grande […]

An Imagined Elsewhere: The City of Cities

An essay by Colum McCann published in World Unfurled by Matteo Pericoli (Chronicle Books, 2008) We leave: it’s inevitable. We sometimes come home: that’s our choice. In the process, we can bring our home country to another land, or we can cart that other, distant country back toward our own and sometimes make it new. And so, every building we have […]


LabLitArch News: Two Illuminating Workshops

From the LabLitArch News page  The first workshop was held in April, in collaboration with professor Marco Maggi of USI University of Lugano (CH), Institute of Italian Studies, and organized by the City of Lugano.An array of participants, including USI literary students, graduate design students, and two selfless local architects (Flora and Michela), attended. Professor Maggi’s […]


Architettura letteraria. Una conversazione con Matteo Pericoli

di Marco Maggi Arabeschi N. 12, Dicembre 2018 Con l’aria di disegnare architetture e profili di città, Matteo Pericoli conduce da vent’anni un’indagine profonda e affascinante sul senso dei luoghi e dell’abitare. L’autore stesso la definisce una «ricerca dello spazio attraverso il disegno del dettaglio». All’origine fu Manhattan Unfurled (2001), lo skyline della City di […]


The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City

It’s finally here and it is so exciting to see the Laboratory of Literary Architecture in a major academic publication! The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City, edited by Jonathan Charley, features a chapter on the LabLitArch, which includes a narrative on the genesis of the laboratory, images, project samples, the Literary Architecture […]