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Architect: Carlo Scarpa

Posted: July 18, 2012 in Architect

Carlo Scarpa (June 2, 1906–1978), was an Italian architect, influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan. Scarpa was also a glass and furniture designer of note.

I studied a little bit of this great architect, he was known for his architectural craftmanship and immaculate attention to details. He is a true prodigy of details, reflecting intrinsic beauty of joints and connections. He is an artisan of materiality, revealing concrete and stone with perfect chamfers.His architecture is deeply sensitive to the changes of time, from seasons to history, rooted in a sensuous material imagination.

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This week of Italian design research topic is about the Architect: Giovanni Michelucci.
Giovanni Michelucci (January 2, 1891 – December 31, 1990) was an Italian architect , urban planner and
engraver . He was one of the major Italian architects of the 20th century, known for notable projects
Such as the Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station and the St. John the Baptist church on the
Autostrada del Sole. I am focused on discuss the two main features of his architecture contribution to
the world, they are shown in the slides.

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Watch videos of some of Giovanni Michelucci’s work here