School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Silvia Bodei

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Silvia Bodei

Senior Lecturer

Discipline Architecture

EmailBodeiS@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-1520

Campus Howard College Campus

Office Address Shepstone Building (Room 846)

Last Updated 6 months ago

Bio

Silvia Bodei is an architect (IUAV, Venice), doctor in Architecture (UPC, Barcelona), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cagliari (Italy). She is currently Senior Lecturer of Architecture at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (UKZN) where she teaches Design Studio and History of Architecture. She has authored several research papers and publications on the work of Le Corbusier, Modern architecture, industrial heritage and Italian, Spanish and South African architecture and urban design.

Teaching

  • Design Studio
  • History of Architecture

Research

  • History of Architecture
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Urban and Architectural Design
  • Adaptive Re-use architecture

Selected Publications

  • Bodei S. (2014), Le Corbusier e Olivetti. La Usine Verte per il Centro di Calcolo elettronico (Le Corbusier and Olivetti. The Green Factory for the Electronic Calculation Center), Macerata: Quodlibet. (Italian)
  • Bodei S. (2020), Teheran: Gio Ponti e il progetto di Villa Namazee(1957-64) [Gio Ponti and the Villa Nemazee project (1957-64)], Ananke, 88, pp. 129-133. (Italian, Abstract: English)
  • Bodei S.(2019), Hans Hallen, Collective Architecture in Durban, ARCHSA. Journal of the South African Institute of Architects, 96 (March-April), 2019, pp.18-26.
  • Bodei S. (2017), Ivrea: a great industrial heritage to be protected and promoted, Domus, 1016, p. 18-23.
  • Bodei S. (2017), Arzachena (Sassari), 1962-’64: due case di Marco Zanuso [Arzachena (Sassari), 1962-’64: two houses by Marco Zanuso], Ananke, 82, pp. 97-99. (Italian, Abstract: English)
  • Bodei S. (2017), Le Corbusier e i luoghi della produzione nella città industriale [Le Corbusier and the places of production in the industrial city], Territorio, 80, pp. 58-66. (Italian)
  • Bodei S. (2017), Gino Valle and Fantoni: a factory made up of architecture, design and industry, Domus, 1015, p. 20-25.
  • Bodei S. (2015), Nowe modele mies skania I wspólnoty w Barcelonie [New housing and community models in Barcelona], Autoportret, 5, pp.18-21. (Polish)
  • Bodei S. (2014), An architectural Promenade down via Jervis, Ivrea, Domus, 984, pp.27-31.
  • Bodei S. (2012), L’involucro puro tra il cielo e la cava. La Casa della musica di Algueña di Miguel Rodenas e Jesús Olivares [The pure casing between sky and quarry. The Music Hall and House of Algueña by Miguel Rodenas and Jesús Olivares], Il Giornale dell’Architettura, 104. (Italian)
  • Bodei S. (2009) Le Corbusier Biólogo (Le Corbusier biologist), Revista Dearquitectura 4, Sostenibilidad y Medioambiente, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, agosto 2009, pp.24-37 (Spanish).
  • Bodei S. (2020), Introduction. Hans Hallen’s ways of working. In: Bodei S. (edited by), Hans Hallen. Selected 1960s projects in Durban. Melfi: Libria, pp. 7-13.
  • Bodei S. (2020),The experience of the Modern in Hans Hallen’s buildings at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. In: Bodei S. (edited by), Hans Hallen. Selected 1960s projects in Durban. Melfi: Libria, pp. 15-47.
  • Bodei S. (2020), Interview with Hans Hallen. In: Bodei S. (edited by), Hans Hallen. Selected 1960s projects in Durban. Melfi: Libria pp. 117-145.
  • Bodei S. (2020), Biography of an architect. Hans Hallen’s education and work. In: Bodei S. (edited by), Hans Hallen. Selected 1960s projects in Durban. Melfi: Libria pp. 147-152.
  • Bodei S. (2015), Olivetti Center of Electronic Calculation. In: Catalogue exhibition Triennale Xtra, Le Corbusier tra noi. Le Corbusier, Milan and the architectural debate, 1934-1966, Ed. Rubettino, Milano 2015, pp.53-63.
  • Bodei S. (2014), Projects for the “city of man”: the experience of Architectural Design Laboratory in Cagliari. In: Ulisse A., Verazzo C. (edited by), Dai Luoghi dell’ex-produzione alla città. Melfi: Libria, pp.80-81.
  • Bodei S. (2014), The Olivetti “city of electronics”. In: Ulisse A., Verazzo C. (edited by), Dai Luoghi dell’ex-produzione alla città. Melfi: Libria, pp.110-111.
  • Bodei S. (2014), Graduate workshop in Architectural Design. The design for the area and The seven new population centers. In: Village Texture. Vienna: Pàlffy Edition, Schlebrügge Editor, pp.284-285.
  • Bodei S. (2013), Intorno alla genesi del progetto per il Centro di calcolo elettronico Olivetti (RHO OL LC) (On the genesis of the project for the Olivetti Electronic Calculation Center). In: Le Corbusier ultimes pensés/ derniers projets-1960/65. Paris: Massilia 2013, Fondation Le Corbusier et Editions Imbernon, pp.156-171. (Italian, Abstract: French)
  • Bodei S. (2008), Il progetto per il Centro di Calcolo elettronico Olivetti a Rho: il “bâtiment courbe” e alcune questioni intorno alla pubblicazione nell’Œuvre complète (The project for the Olivetti Electronic Calculation Center of Le Corbusier: the ‘curved building’ and some observations/matters about the publication of the ‘Œuvre complète”). In: Massilia 2008. Barcelona: Associació d’idees- Centre d’Investigacions Estètiques-UPC, pp.70-79 (Italian)
  • Bodei S. (2006), Il Padiglione svizzero di Le Corbusier: alcune osservazioni intorno allo schermo d’ingresso. (The Swiss pavilion of Le Corbusier: some observations about the entrance ‘screen’). In Massilia 2006. Barcelona: Annuaire d’études corbuséennes, Associació d’idees- Centre d’Investigacions Estètiques-UPC, pp.36-41. (Italian)
  • Bodei S. (2018), Walking Along Dr Ka Seme Pixley Street in Inner City Durban, South Africa, The IAFOR International Conference on the City Fearful Futures, Barcelona: University of Barcelona & NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, pp.39-45. (Language: English)
  • Bodei S. (2016), Forms of shared habitation in Barcelona, Ricerca in vetrina, Associazione Dottorandi e Dottori Italiani, Roma: Gangemi Editore, pp. (Language: English)
  • Bodei S. (2015) La Fábrica verde de la Ciudad lineal industrial: una propuesta de Le Corbusier para el trabajo del hombre en la ‘época maquinista[The Green Factory of the lineal industrial city: a proposal of Le Corbusier for the human work during the time of machine], International Congress, LC 50 years later, Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, pp.256-271. (Spanish, Abstract English)
  • Bodei S. (2020). Così il Sudafrica affronta l’emergenza sanitaria e urbana [Thus South Africa faces the health and urban emergency, Il Giornale dell’architettura. (Italian) https://inchieste.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com/cosi-il-sudafrica-affronta-lemergenza-sanitaria-e-urbana/
  • Bodei S. (2020). Ritratti di città. Durban e la sfida dell’inclusione sociale. [Portraits of cities. Durban and the challenge of social inclusion. ll Giornale dell’architettura. (Italian). https://ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com/web/2020/03/12/ritratti-di-citta-durban-e-la-sfida-dellinclusione-sociale/
  • S. Bodei (2019), Remembering Rodney Choromanski’s Architecture, Journal of the Kwazulu-Natal Institute for Architecture, 44, 2019, pp.2-7.
  • Bodei S (2011) La ‘Usine merveilleuse’ Olivetti: observaciones sobre ‘soleil, espace, verdure’ (The ‘Marvelous Factory’ Olivetti: observations on ‘sun, space, enviroment’). In: Cuadernos de extensión. Semana Le Corbusier- Volume 01, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile,pp.41-58 (Spanish)
  • Bodei S (2010) The Olivetti Electronic Calculation Center at Rho. In: Le Corbusier Plans 1959-1965 (DVD), Fondation Le Corbusier, Echelle-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 2010 (English/ French/Japanaise).