LMA | ABOUT


Lina Malfona (1980), an architect and a scholar with a Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban Design, teaches as a visiting critic at Cornell University AAP. She studied at Sapienza University of Rome under Franco Purini, with whom she worked from 2005 to 2012. Since 2008, she has been both teaching as a visiting professor in Architectural Design Core Studios and working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Sapienza University of Rome. She has been guest and visiting critic at Cornell AAP, Columbia GSAPP, ENSA Paris Belleville, Harvard GSD, NYU, NYIT, RISD, Politecnico di Milano, Syracuse University, University of Pisa, and The University of Queensland. In 2013, she was the youngest scholar to have obtained the national prequalification for tenure positions as Associate Professor in Italy. In December 2018, she has been appointed Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Design at the University of Pisa, where she directs the research lab Polit(t)ico.
Since 2007, she has been involved in drawing exhibitions and architectural competitions as team leader, receiving recognition and acclaim. She received an Honorable Mention for the competition “The Europe’s Become” (2013), and a Special Mention for the International Ideas Competition “Europan 12” (2014), she got the Second Prize for the Competition of Architectural Design “Lezioni di Campus” (2009), and she was among the 5 finalist in the competition “Meno è Più 3” (2006) for the design of collective facilities and public spaces in Rome. In 2015, she got the “Premio Giovani” National Award from the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca (Roma) for her built work.
In 2007 she founded her firm, Malfona Petrini Architetti, together with Fabio and Simone Petrini. Their work – a series of case study homes in the Roman countryside – was awarded the prize “RomArchitettura” in 2014 and was published on architectural journals, among which The Plan, Architectural Record, Paesaggio Urbano and Anfione e Zeto. Bringing the long-neglected idea of the single-family home back into play within Italian architectural culture, this work has been recently published as the core of the book Building the Landscape. Residential Pavilions in the Roman Countryside (Lettera Ventidue, 2018). In this latest publication, Malfona reflects on the role of authorship in contemporary design, offering new perspectives on constructing the Italian landscape.
Lina Malfona has pursued her research thanks to a number of prestigious post-doctoral research fellowships. In 2016, she was awarded the Fulbright Grant as a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she worked one year on her research project “Buiding Silicon Valley”, the topic of her forthcoming book. In 2017-18 she pursued her research thanks to a grant from The J. Paul Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. In 2015, she was awarded a grant as Visiting Fellow at the ATCH Center at the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, where she worked one semester. In 2018, she got the prestigious Visiting Scholarship at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal (CCA).
As a scholar, Malfona authored more than 100 publications, among which a number of essays and monographs on matters related to the history, theory and criticism of architecture, focusing on the relationship between architectural form and urban space. In particular, she critically reconsidered the legacy of some masters of Italian architecture, from Giambattista Piranesi, to Marcello Piacentini, Saverio Muratori, Aldo Rossi, and Manfredo Tafuri. Together with Franco Purini, she edited the book “Antonio Sant’Elia. Il Manifesto dell’Architettura Futurista”, which contains contributions by Jean-Louis Cohen, Joseph Rykwert and Kenneth Frampton, among others (Gangemi, 2015).
In her early works, she focused on the architecture of the city, as in her doctoral dissertation, where she investigated theories and practices of urban design during the 60s and 70s (Il tracciato urbano, Libria 2012). With intent to make operative her theoretical speculation, she started working on the city of Rome, at the center of her writing, exhibitions, and workshops, from her book Tra Roma e il mare (Libria, 2014) to her paper “Sleeping Beauty. Aesthetics of Ruins, Corruption and Rome” (SAHANZ, Canberra 2017), and her contribution to the exhibition “Roma 20-25” (MAXXI Museum, Roma, 2015).
Over time, she analyzed the form of the city as a critical and political device for social and architectural innovation, and recently she is working on the impact of the digital revolution on architectural and urban design, theory, and critique, the core of her forthcoming book Silicon Valley (2019). Her writings have been published through Il Poligrafo, Gangemi, Quodlibet, and in Ananke, Ardeth, The Avery Review, and Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica, among others.

LINKS

https://aap.cornell.edu/news-events/malfona-petrini-building-landscape
https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/60265/visiting-scholar-seminar-lina-malfona
https://cornell.academia.edu/LinaMalfona
https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/newsletters/55815
https://averyreview.com/issues/30/the-circle
https://www.letteraventidue.com/it/prodotto/242/building-the-landscape

AWARDS, GRANTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018
CCA Visiting Scholarship
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal
Research project: “Political Mind. Alvaro Siza’s urban projects from the SAAL Operation to affordable housing”

Library Research Grant
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Research project: “Reyner Banham's demise of Silicon Valley”

Sofia Architecture Triennial “Interarch 2018”. Sustainable Architecture For Sustainable World. Selected participant team: Malfona Petrini Architetti May 13 – 16, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017
Exhibition of drawings “1987-2017 Roma allo Specchio. L'immagine della Capitale tra Passato e Futuro”. Invited participant.
Title of drawing: “Castelfusano. Architecture in the Mirror”
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea "Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary", Trevi, September 30
Galleria Sinestetica, Roma, May 5

2016
Fulbright Research Fellowship
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2016–17)
Research project: “Building Silicon Valley. Architecture, Labor and Information Technology in the Digital Age”

2015
ATCH Visiting Fellowship (postdoc, competitive)
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Research project: “Aesthetic Forms of Ludic Futurism”

Award "Premio Giovani," from the National Academy of San Luca for the built work “Beyond The Frame. 7 Houses in the Roman Countryside”
Ceremony and exhibition at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Palazzo Carpegna, Roma, December 2015-March 2016

Exhibition “Roma 20-25. New Life Cycles for the Metropolis” (PhD students supervising)
Scientific committee: Pippo Ciorra, Francesco Garofalo, Piero Ostilio Rossi
Scientific direction: Piero Ostilio Rossi; team leader: Orazio Carpenzano
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Roma December 19-January 17

Exhibition of drawings “Memorabilia”. Selected participant
Scientific committee: Renato Bocchi, Pippo Ciorra, Nicola Emery, Francesco Garofalo, Sara Marini
Title of drawing: “Le Carceri di Piazza Navona” (Piazza Navona Jails)
Università della Svizzera Italiana, USI Mendrisio, May 9

Exhibition “OC International Summer School ‘Feeding the Landscape’” (invited curator)
Politecnico di Milano, scientific direction: Guya Bertelli, Carlos Garcìa Vàzquez
Piacenza Campus, September 7-25

2014
Award "RomArchitettura5," for the built work “Case Binate al Monte Lavatore| Twin Houses” designed by Malfona Petrini Architetti. Ordine degli Architetti di Roma, ANCE, INArch

Special mention, International Ideas Competition Europan 12, “The adaptable City”. Organization: Europan Europe. Team leader: Lina Malfona, with Charles Batach, Monica Manicone, Elena Mattia, Laura Zerella, Giada Domenici, Dario Polistena.
Exhibition at Villa Erizzo, Mestre, Venice, May 20

2013
Honorable mention, International Ideas Competition “The Europe’s Become”. Organization: Atelier Paema. Team leader: Lina Malfona, with Giuseppe Malfona

2012
Itinerant exhibition “La Città Autografica”. Invited participant
Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Title of drawings: “Racconti planimetrici” and “Paratassi di tracciati urbani”
Gangemi Publisher Gallery, Rome, April 5

Itinerant exhibition “Disegni Romani”. Invited participant
Organization: Franco Purini
Title of drawing: “Frames 03. Finestre sul fiume”.
Gangemi Publisher Gallery, Rome, September 14

2009
Second Prize, International Design Competition “Lezioni di Campus”. Organization: Università della Calabria. Team leader: Lina Malfona, with Matteo Benedetti, Francesco Forciniti, Valentina Leporace, Fabiola Monfreda

International Exhibition of young architects “Ventisettetrentasette”. Selected partecipant team: Malfona Petrini Architetti
Finnish Pavillion, Sevilla Expo – Casa dell’Architettura, Roma
Roma January 21-Sevilla, May 21

2007
Finalist, International Design Competition “Meno è più 3”. Organization: City of Rome (team leader)

BUILT WORK

2012-2017
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Finestre sul fiume|3 Houses for Drones. Formello, Roma
Exhibitions and awards: “Premio Giovani 2015”, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Palazzo Carpegna, Roma. Exhibition “Disegni Romani”, Galleria Gangemi, Roma
Reviews: Matteo Benedetti, “Sui padiglioni residenziali a Formello”, Il Progetto (forthcoming); Valerio Paolo Mosco, Considerazioni sull’astrattismo e le sue figure, in “Paesaggio Urbano”, no. 1/2017, 19-27.

2012-17
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Casa al Praticello|Slot House. Formello, Roma
Reviews: Valerio Paolo Mosco, “Slot House”, Anfione e Zeto, no. 1/2018, 246-251.

2011-2016
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Villa Rosa|Sketch House. Formello, Roma
Exhibitions and awards: “Premio Giovani 2015”, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Palazzo Carpegna, Roma.
Reviews: Franco Purini, “Esplicita e segreta”, The Plan, no. 104, March 2018, 77-82; “Villa Rosa | Sketch House”, Architectural Record, https://www.architecturalrecord.com

2016-
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Casa Acquedotto|Red Villa. Formello, Rome (building under construction)

2016-
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Blue Villa. Formello, Rome (building under construction)

2015-
Malfona Petrini Architetti, La casa nel bosco. Formello, Rome (building under construction)

2014
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Fossi Vecchi Social Housing. Formello, Rome

2013-
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Terre di Bettona Residential Complex. Formello, Rome

2010-11
Lina Malfona, Casa di Pietro, Rome
Exhibition: “Profili”, Giarch Italia Architects, Cosenza (Italy)

2011-
Lina Malfona and Fabio Petrini, La Villa. Formello, Roma (building under construction)

2009-12
Malfona Petrini Architetti, Case binate al Monte Lavatore|Twin houses. Formello, Roma
Exhibition and award: “Premio Giovani 2015”, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Palazzo Carpegna, Roma
Award “RomArchitettura5” (2014), INARCH, ANCE and Ordine degli Architetti di Roma.
Reviews: Di Francesco G., “Case binate, Formello (Roma) 2011-2012”. Il Progetto, 41, October-December 2015, 70-75; Greco, A. “L’essenzialità della forma”. Progetti, 7, Quid Edizioni, Pesaro 2013, 90-97; Giovannelli, G. “Irregolari geometrie”. Progetti Roma, n. 14, Quid Edizioni, Pesaro 2013, 60-71; Toso, G. “La voce giovane dell’architettura italiana”. Arte e Critica, n. 74/2013, 5; Lenci, R. “Case binate a Formello”. Anfione e Zeto, 25/2013, 202-205; Partenope, R. “Due case gemelle a Formello, Roma”. Paesaggio Urbano, 5-6/2013, 24-31.

2007-
Co-founder, Malfona Petrini Architetti, Rome

LECTURES, CURATING & CONFERENCES


2018
Lecture: “Malfona Petrini. Building the Landscape”, Cornell University AAP, Architecture Art and Planning, Stepped Auditorium, Milstein Hall, Ithaca (New York), October 22.

CCA Visiting Scholar Seminar: “Political Mind. Alvaro Siza’s urban projects from the SAAL Operation to affordable housing”, Study Room, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal, August 16.

Chairing the lecture by Carmody Groarke Architects (London)
University of Pisa Auditorium, May 18.

Lecture “Building the Landscape. Residential Pavilions in the Roman Countryside”
School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trento, June 6.

Invited speaker. Seminar “Pensiero tecnico e cultura del progetto”, organization: Università di Napoli “Federico II”, PhD Track in Architectural Theory. Lecture title: “Reyner Banham’s Columns”, Palazzo Gravina, Napoli, January 11-12.

2017
Selected speaker. Seminar “Recycle Theories”, organization: Politecnico di Milano, IUAV Venezia. Paper title: “Corruption”, Aula Rogers, Milano, October 17.

Selected speaker. International conference “Quotation, Quotation”, 34° conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), organization: University of Canberra. Paper title: “Sleeping Beauty. Aesthetics of Ruin, Corruption and Rome”. Australian Academy of Science, The Shine Dome, Canberra, June 5-8.

Selected speaker. International seminar “Collecting & Display”, organization: The Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Paper title: “A City as a Collection: the Urban Model of Villa Adriana”, Senate House, London, July 7.

Organization and introduction of the lecture: Jean-Louis Cohen, “L’invenzione di Frank O. Gehry”. School of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Aula Bruno Zevi, Roma, February 2.

2016
Invited speaker. International conference “Antonio Sant’Elia e l’Architettura del suo tempo”, organization: Dipartimento di Architettura, University of Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max Planck Institut. Paper title: “Back to the Future. Attualità del manifesto dell’architettura futurista di Antonio Sant’Elia”, Ex Palazzina Reale, Stazione di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, December, 2-3.

Invited guest lecturer, School of Architecture, Cornell University AAP. Lecture title: “The eye and the lens. Works of Lina Malfona”, W Sibley Dome, Cornell AAP, Ithaca (New York), April 25.

Selected speaker. International Conference “Collision, Collaboration and the Future of Artsci”, organization: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Paper title: “Apple Architecture. Technology, Networks, and Design”, Taiwan, November 14– 17.

Discussant. Masterclass Sergei Tchoban, MAXXI Museum of Roma, April 5.

Chairing the lecture “Engineering the idea. MGF Architekten”, School of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, invited speaker: MGF Architekten (University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart), Aula Bruno Zevi, Roma, January 19.

2015
Invited guest lecturer. Lecture title: “The eye and the lens. 7 houses in the Roman country”, ATCH Research Center, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, October 29.

Visiting Scholar Seminar: “Aequilibrium vs. Vertigo. Aesthetics of Ludic Futurism”, ATCH Research Center, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, November 25.

Selected speaker. 22nd ISUF International Conference “City as organism. New visions for urban life”, organization: School of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome. Paper title: “Learning from the Japanese City”, Aula Bruno Zevi, Roma, September 24-27.

Chairing the lecture “Thresholds”, School of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, invited speaker: James Russell (The University of Queensland), Roma, November 5.

Selected speaker. International conference “Urban Cultures at the Crossroads”, organization: University of Dubrovnik. Paper title: “Ancient and Recent Gateways to the Eternal City”, Dubrovnik, September 14-15.

Selected speaker. International Conference “Memorabilia. Nel paese delle ultime cose”, organization: USI Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, IUAV Venice. Paper title: “Poetics of corruption”, Mendrisio, May 9

Invited speaker. International Conference “Il ruolo delle vie d’acqua per la circolazione delle merci e degli uomini: Guadalquivir, Nilo, Rodano, Tevere”, organization: École Française de Rome, British School at Rome, Università di Roma Tre, Universidad de Cádiz. Paper title: “Attraverso il Tevere | Across the Tiber river”, École Française de Rome, May 13-16.

2014
Book launch. “Tra Roma e il mare | Between Rome and the sea” by Lina Malfona. Invited speakers: Orazio Carpenzano, Cherubino Gambardella, Franco Purini, Vieri Quilici, INARCH Rome, 27 October.

Selected speaker. Conference “Re-Cycle Oppositions”, organization: School of Architecture, IUAV Venice (national research: RE-CYCLE ITALY). Title of paper: “Bricolage and Re-cycle”, Venice, April 4

Invited guest lecturer. Event “Superelevata_Foot[Prints]”, organization: University of Genoa, Department of Sciences for Architecture (national PRIN research: RE-CYCLE ITALY). Paper title: “Rome Drosscapes Recycling”, Genoa, September 18-21

2013
Chairing the seminar by Rahul Mehrotra, after his conference “The Kinetic City”, organization: British School at Rome, MAXXI Museum of Rome, February 6.

2011
Selected speaker. International conference “L’architettura della città”, organization: School of Architecture, IUAV Venice, Paper title: “Attualità della città per parti | Modernity of the Aldo Rossi’s città per parti”, Venice, October 26-28.

Chairing and member of the Scientific Committee for the international Conference “Saverio Muratori Architetto” (Rome, Modena, Venice, Delft), organization: Sapienza University of Rome, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. Aula Bruno Zevi, Roma, June 8.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS


Monographs
- Building Silicon Valley. Architecture, Labor and Information Technology in the Digital Age, eng, forthcoming (2019).
- Building the Landscape. Residential Pavilions in the Roman Countryside, forward Franco Purini, eng/ita. Siracusa: Lettera Ventidue, 2018. ISBN 9788862423175.
- Tra Roma e il mare. Storia e futuro di un settore urbano | Between Rome and the sea, forward Piero Ostilio Rossi. Melfi: Edizioni Libria, 2014. ISBN 978-88-6764-031-7.
- Il tracciato urbano. Logiche insediative e implicazioni architettoniche | The Urban Trace, with contributions by Carlo Manzo, Franco Purini, and Giuseppe Strappa. Melfi: Edizioni Libria, 2012. ISBN 978-88-9606-779-6.
- Per una definizione del progetto. Roma: Edizioni Kappa, 2010. ISBN 978-88-6514-038-3.

Curatorships
- Lina Malfona, Monica Manicone, Franco Purini (eds.) Antonio Sant’Elia. Manifesto dell’Architettura Futurista. Considerazioni sul centenario (contributions by Carlo Lorenzetti, Franco Purini, Francesco Moschini, Ezio Godoli, Antonio Pizza, Claudia Salaris, Jean-Louis Cohen, Kenneth Frampton, Joseph Rykwert, Lina Malfona, and Monica Manicone). Roma: Gangemi 2015. ISBN 978884923199.
- Lina Malfona (ed.) L’ingegneria dell’idea | Engineering the idea. MGF Architekten, ita-eng. Melfi: Libria, 2015, 1-116. ISBN 978-88-6764-056-0.
- Franco Purini with Lina Malfona (eds.) Riti di passaggio dell’architettura italiana contemporanea, monographic issue of the journal Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica, n. 133, January 2011, 1-129. ISSN 0392-86085.
- Lina Malfona, AA.VV. (eds.) DBI Dizionario Biografico Illustrato, in La città nuova. Italia-y-2026. Invito a Vema (X Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion Catalogue). Bologna: Editrice Compositori, 2006, 433-497. ISBN 88-7794-524-9.

Papers in refereed conferences proceedings (selected)
- Sleeping Beauty. Aesthetics of Ruin, Corruption and Rome, in Hartoonian G. and Ting J. (eds.) QUOTATION: What does history have in store for architecture today? SAHANZ Publications, 2017, 353-366. ISBN: 978-0-646-98165-9.
- Learning from the Japanese city, in Giuseppe Strappa (ed.) City as an organism. New visions for urban life. Rome: U+D Edition, 2016, 1353-1360. ISBN 9788894118810.
- Poetics of corruption, in Sara Marini, Alberto Bertagna (eds.) Memorabilia. Nel paese delle ultime cose. Roma: Aracne Editrice, 2015, 172-9. ISBN 978-88-548-9007-7.
- Attualità della città per parti | Modernity of the Aldo Rossi’s città per parti, in Alberto Ferlenga, Fernanda De Maio, Patrizia Montini Zimolo (eds.) Aldo Rossi, La storia di un libro. L’architettura della città, dal 1966 ad oggi. Padova: Il Poligrafo 2015, 309-313. ISBN 978-88-7115-851-8
- Bricolage e progetto di riciclo | Bricolage and recycling project, in Renato Bocchi, Sara Marini (eds.) Re-cycle Op-positions, vol. 6. Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2014, 66-72. ISBN 978-88-548-7240-0.
- Istologia muratoriana | Saverio Muratori’s Histology, in Giancarlo Cataldi (ed.) Saverio Muratori Architetto 1910-1973. Firenze: AION 2013, 24-27. ISBN 978-88-98262-03-8.

Book chapters (selected)
- Il club operaio sovietico e il nuovo campus dell’era digitale (The Soviet Workers’ Club and the New Campus of the Digital Age), in Luca Lanini, Natalia Melikova (eds.) La Città d’Acciaio. Mosca Costruttivista 1917-2017. Pisa: Pisa University Press 2017, 48-69. ISBN 978-88-6741-836-7.
- Corruzione|Corruption, in Giovanni Corbellini, Sara Marini (eds.) Recycled Theory: Dizionario illustrato / Illustrated Dictionary. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2016, 131-141. ISBN 9788874628940.
- A city as a collection. Collection as a writing practice between art and architecture, in Guya Bertelli, Paola Bracchi, Pasquale Mei (eds.) OC - Open City International Summer School. FEEDING (the) LANDSCAPE. A new dynamic museum for agriculture. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli, 2016, 276-287. ISBN 978-88-916-1821-4.
- Verso un’estetica del transformer, in Alessandra Capanna, Dina Nencini (eds.) Progetti di riciclo. Roma: Aracne 2016, 76-87. ISBN 9788854890688.
- Direzioni evolutive del manifesto di Antonio Sant’Elia, in Lina Malfona, Monica Manicone, Franco Purini (eds.) Antonio Sant’Elia. Manifesto dell’Architettura Futurista. Considerazioni sul centenario. Roma: Gangemi, 2015, 121-129. ISBN 9788849231999.
- Il progetto di architettura tra testi archeologici e riscritture analogiche, in Andrea Bruschi (ed.) Portus, Ostia Antica, Via Severiana. Macerata: Quodlibet 2015, 12-19. ISBN 978-88-7462-718-9.
- EUR, Europarco, Eurosky, in Ruggero Lenci (ed.) L’enigma di Eurosky. Roma: Gangemi Editore, 2014, 22-25. ISBN 978-88-492-2928-8.

Essays and articles on journals (selected)
- “The Circle: Geographies of Network vs. Geometries of Disjunction”, The Avery Review, no. 30, March 2018.
- “Attraverso Tafuri. Lavoro intellettuale e disincanto”, Ananke, no. 81/2017, May 2017, 8-13. ISBN 9788894869057.
- “Utopia o Disinganno”, Viceversa, no. 6, July 2017, 165-173. ISBN 9788862422390.
- “Essere Andrea Palladio. Il teorema di Peter Eisenman” (Being Andrea Palladio. Peter Eisenman’s Theorem), Anfione e Zeto, no. 28/2018, 304-306. ISBN 9788893870467.
- “Italy is taking a position”, Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 15, no. 3, December 2016, London: SAGE Publications, 367-371. DOI 10.1177/1470412916665138.
- “Architecture of Network vs. Geography of Separation | Architecture de réseau vs géométrie de la séparation”, ESSE Arts + Opinions, no. 86/2016, issue: “Geopolitics”, January 2016, 6-13. ISBN 97829243450921.
- “D’istanze critiche”, Anfione e Zeto, 26/2016, 182-184. ISSN 0394-8021.
- “Contro Vitruvio. La città giapponese e il suo ordine urbano | Against Vitruvius. The Urban Order of the Japanese city”, FA Magazine, April-May-June 2015, 57-67. ISSN 2039-0491.
- “Critical Distances | Distances critiques”, ESSE Arts + Opinions, no. 85/2015, issue: “Taking a stance”, September 2015, 22-29. ISBN 9782924345085.
- “Un’architettura quasi europea. Waro Kishi, House in Yamanoi + A conversation with Waro Kishi”, Il Progetto, no. 40, October-December 2014, 92-104. ISSN 1590-7058.
- “Un parco archeologico-naturalistico per la via Severiana | An Archaeological Park for the Ancient Via Severiana in Rome”, Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica, no. 141, January-April 2014, 116-126. ISSN 0392-8608.
- “Immagine di Roma. La città ritratta da Giorgio Montefoschi”, L’Industria delle Costruzioni, no. 429, January- February 2013, 108-109. ISBN 9770579490007.
- “Segni, morfemi, icone: Italian Architecture for Chinese Cities”, Paesaggio Urbano, no. 3/2011, 78-95. ISSN 1120-354417.
- “La Critica in rete”, Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica, no. 133, January 2011, 94-107. ISSN 0392-8608 (quoted in Marco Biraghi, Silvia Micheli, Storia dell’Architettura Italiana 1985-2015. Torino: Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi, 2013)
- “Processualità di Marcello Piacentini”, Ananke, no. 62, January 2011, 160-163. ISSN 1129-8219.
- “Paolo Soleri, costruttore di sogni”, L’industria delle Costruzioni, no. 409, Sept-October 2009, 96-99. ISBN: 9770579490007-5002911.
- “Angelo Mangiarotti e la leggibilità del processo costruttivo”, L’industria delle Costruzioni, no. 408, July-August 2009, 92-96. ISBN 9770579490007-50028.
- “Rogelio Salmona: l’architettura come musica silenziosa”, L’industria delle Costruzioni, no. 398, November-December 2007, 110-112. ISBN 9770579490007-50018.
- “Le vedute di Piranesi, artista del ‘Rinnovo’”, L’industria delle Costruzioni, no. 393, January-February 2007, 100-103. ISBN: 9770579490007-50013.

Drawings and projects on exhibitions catalogues
- “L’utopia della casa volante | The Flying House Utopia” (drawing+manifesto), Viceversa, no. 6, July 2017, 144-145. ISBN 9788862422390.
- Lina Malfona, Carlos Dall’Asta, Marina Tornatora, ASA Section. Collecta Imprints, in Guya Bertelli, Paola Bracchi, Pasquale Mei (eds.) OC - Open City International Summer School. FEEDING (the) LANDSCAPE. A new dynamic museum for agriculture. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli, 2016, 312-357. ISBN 978-88-916-1821-4.
- Beyond the frame. La casa sulla collina (built work+drawings), in Francesco Moschini (ed.) Premio Giovani 2014-2015 (catalogue of the exhibition and award “Premio Giovani 2014-2015”, Palazzo Carpegna, Roma 2015 - 2016). Roma: Accademia Nazionale di San Luca Press, 2015, 80-89, 113-124. ISBN 978-8897610-18-2.
- Lina Malfona, AA. VV, Densificare, demolire, riconfigurare. Roma tra il fiume, il bosco e il mare | Densifying, demolishing, reconfiguring. Rome among river, bush and sea (essay+ drawing), in Pippo Ciorra, Francesco Garofalo, Piero O. Rossi (eds.) ROMA 20-25. New Life Cycles for the Metropolis (catalogue of the exhibition “Roma 20-25”, MAXXI Museum Rome, 2015). Macerata: Quodlibet 2015, 164-171. ISBN 9788874628032.
- Lina Malfona, Charles Batach, Monica Manicone, Elena Mattia, Laura Zerella, Room_Scapes Milano (honorable mention), in Rebois D. (ed.) The Adaptable City. Europan 12 Results. Paris: Europan Europe Publications, 2014, 3 and 262. ISBN 978-2-914296-27-4.
- Lina Malfona, Charles Batach, Monica Manicone, Elena Mattia, Laura Zerella, Room_scapes Milano, in AA. VV. Europan 12. La Città Adattabile. Rome: Europan Italia Publications, 2014. ISBN 978-88-90979507.
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