Rudy Ricciotti

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Rudy Ricciotti
Born 1952
Kouba, Algeria
Residence Cassis
Nationality French
Education École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille
Occupation Architect, book publisher

Rudy Ricciotti (born 1952) is an French architect and publisher.[1][2][3][4]


Early life

He was born in Kouba, Algeria of Italian origin on 22 August 1952 and moved to France at the age of three.[1][3][4] He studied engineering in Switzerland and he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille in 1980.[1]


He has designed the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles, Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence, Villa Navarra in Le Muy, the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, Les Arts Gstaad in Gstaad the International Center of Art and Culture in Liège, Belgium.[1][2][3][4] He worked on an exhibition in The Louvre with Mario Bellini in 2012.[1][2] In 2015, he designed the 'Man and the Sea' museum on the Antoine 1er dock in Monaco.[5]

He abhors minimalism.[1] He supports the "demuseumification of museums."[1]

He runs a small publishing house, Al Dante, which publishes photography, essays on architecture, and poetry, including a French translation of John Ashbery.[1]

He is a recipient of the Legion of Honor, the Order of Arts and Letters and the National Order of Merit.[1]

Personal life

He lives in Cassis and has an office in Bandol.[1][3] He collects rare books.[1]


  • Blitzkrieg : De la culture comme arme fatale (with Salvatore Lombardo, Transbordeurs, 2005).
  • HQE (Le Gac Press, 2013).
  • L'architecture est un sport de combat (with David d'Equainville, Editions Textuel, 2013, 112 pages).[6]
  • Point ultime - Rudy RICCIOTTI les interviews al vitriol dun sudiste [1]


  • Le projet Navarra (dir. Joël Yvon, 2007, 26 minutes).
  • L'Orchidoclaste (dir. Laetitia Masson, 2013, 52 minutes).[7]