CARLO SCARPA

08/03/2010 § 2 Comments

Designer Feature vol. 3

Carlo Scarpa Portrait

(Venice 1906 – 1978 Japan) Carlo Scarpa is the architect that made me want to be an interior designer. The Italian master draws me in (every time) with his use of materials and a truly meticulous attention to detail. Every corner, every connection is resolved with the utmost sensibility. This of course means Scarpa did not leave behind an encyclopedia of projects. The ones he did however, are true jewels.

In his work he would blend brass with limestone and stucco and brick. He would play with precedents of geometry such as circular Chinese openings in garden walls and corbeled pyramids in a sanctuary’s ceiling. He was doing innovative conservation of historical buildings in his native Venice way before Herzog and de Meuron’s Caixa Forum in Madrid.

He would play with the historical through a sophisticated and poetic understanding of materials.

It was love at first sight.

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OLIVETTI SHOWROOM, VENICE

 

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FONDAZIONE QUIRINI-STAMPALIA, VENICE

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MUSEO DI CASTELVECCHIO, VERONA

 

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MUSEO CANOVIANO, POSSAGNO

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BANCO POPOLARE DI VERONA

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LA TOMBA BRION, SAN VITO

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Carlo Scarpa

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§ 2 Responses to CARLO SCARPA

  • Jan says:

    Well, I first saw the brilliant mind of Carlo Scarpa in some tessuto vases, had no idea who this man was until I understood that he was actually an architect, the rest came more like a shock. I have two trips in the future that I must do, first to California and watch buildings by John Lautner and then Italy to see Carlo Scarpa.

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    • rlbastos says:

      Hi Jan,

      I had a very similar experience with Scarpa. He just takes you by surprise because he does everything. And then the more you see the more you want to see of his work.

      Thank you for checking out trace!

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