ADA Edita, Tokyo : 2010.
71 p. : il.
Colección: Residential Masterpieces ; 8.
Texto en inglés y japonés.
Arquitectura -- Siglo XX -- Italia.
Casa Ottolenghi (Bardolino, Italia)
Casa Veritti (Udine, Italia)
Scarpa, Carlo, 1906-1978.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72(082) *RES/8
The two houses introduced here are masterpieces with the highest quality not only within Italy but also in the history of 20th century residential architecture. Despite the presence of a grap of twenty years between the periods of their creation and a difference in their respective styles, these two houses are important milestones that illuminate this architect’s life as an artist. Their glorious figure and spatial experience provide there never cease to appeal to our generation today in terms of the depth of creation that es innate to architecture.
Carlo Scarpa, master of 20th –century Italian architecture, was born in Venice in 1906. He graduated the architectural department of the Academy of Fine Arts at the age af 20 and became assistant professor at the Academy. Subsequently, his teaching at the Academy became a part of his lifework along his creative practice as architect. He has been called by his title “Professor” as well as “Maestro”.
Prior to WWII, his earlier works consisted mainly of glassware design, a traditional craft of Murano, Venice, instead of architectural projects. They were the product of collaborationbetween the poetic sensitivity of an extraordinary designer and the high level of traditional technology of craftsmen, that represent Scarpa’s own world of beauty, and gained him fame as a top crafts designer. He was eager to incorporate the craftsmen’s high level of technology and quality realized through various methods and materials old and new to his architecture and came to develop an architectural world of his own. In the course of time, his art worked its way up to become a presence that transcends segmentalized creatives genres such as architecture, crafts and industrial design.