We visit Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi’s experimental housing project in the Gallaratese district of Milan, completed in Aymonino was involved in several city-centre planning schemes, including those at Bologna and Turin (both ), Reggio Emilia (with Constantino Dardi. Permalink: ; Title: Carlo Aymonino / Aldo Rossi: Housing complex at the Gallaratese Quarter Milan, Italy,

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Where the world is made Special. Yet in speaking of the forms in which human life is manifested, I ought to elaborate further on some of those structures with which this sense of life has been associated for me and which have impressed me from an archaeological and anthropological point of view ever since my early youth.

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Carlo Aymonino

Both architects belonged to the neo-rationalist school of thought, which held up historic architecture as an example to be followed. His most recent projects include: It is difficult to imagine other forms, other geometric representations, precisely because we do not already have examples of them.

Zymonino and the Welfare State. Carlo Aymonino has been a multi-faceted figure within Italian architecture, beginning his activities immediately following the end of WWII. I have mentioned the corrales of Seville, the courtyards of Milan, in particular the courtyard of the Hotel Sirena; and the balconies, arcades, corridors, as well as the literary and actual impressions made on me by convents, schools, barracks.

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It was one of the early examples of a typological approach to architecture and urbanism, which are central to the neo-Rationalist and New Aymonono movements. Over photographs to discover the creative journey and themes animating the quest of the photographer and ten-time winner of the World Press Photo Award. At Gallaratese, the architects designed covered and uncovered yellow walkways to connect the apartments to each other and the city outside, as well as public space — a central amphitheatre and two triangular shaped plazas to socially serve the community.

During the s and s, the designs of the courthouse in Ferrara, of the temporary housing and the secondary school complex in Pesaro marked the most significant milestones of his research studies, in which he associated typological complexity with geometrical rigour.


I do not believe that these designs are leading away from the rationalist position that I have always upheld; perhaps it is only that I see certain problems in a more comprehensive way now. Michel Foucault’s Surveiller et punir of under the rubric of which he would surely include – after Aaymonino Contrasts of – the school, the hospital and the prison. The year after his graduation, he opened his architectural practice in Rome. The language of post-modern architecture.

Aldo Rossi, [; ]: It catalogued and analyzed apartment plans from modernist developments in European and American cities, as well as older courtyard houses and linear houses. Completed in the mids, it was a time when both Italian architects would soar to prominence on the international architecture scene.

Serious critics and apologists for them, such as Manfredo Caroo, find themselves evading the obvious in their attempt to justify such buildings with elaborate, esoteric interpretation.

It is only yamonino to Freud to note that there may well be a sexual element in aumonino as well, since the long, taut shape of Rossi’s slab is clearly read as a body intruding into Aymonino’s brown, ebullient, L-shaped building. His majestic drawing of the hypostyle hall at Karnak – where the columns are neither structurally muscular nor sculpturally active but simply enormously there, modeling the light, taking up space – seems almost prototypical of Rossi’s colossal columns here.

Art collections The collections of the MAXXI art present themselves as a strong nucleus that witnesses the national and international artistic production. Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Designpp. Red window frames, glass blocks and balconies create a sense of rhythm unfolding across the facades aymonion the housing carloo.

The brief from the City of Milan to the architects was to design a low-income housing complex that integrated green space, public services and connections to the city within its plan. Views Read Edit View history. InAymonino published L’Abitazione Razionale: I understood on another occasion how I must have been conscious of that particular structure – and not only of the forms – of the gallery, or covered passage, without necessarily intending to express it in a work of architecture.

Carlo Aymonino – Wikipedia

At the time of atmonino, the cwrlo site at Gallatarese was owned by the Monte Amiata Mining Company. Architecture collections The MAXXI Architettura collections comprise all those artefacts and documents that, in various ways, represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Aymonjno a new agenda for architecture: L’architecture dans le boudoir: Princeton Architectural Press, First, squatters controversially occupied it.


Aymonino put into practice such concepts and theories in the competition proposals for the city centres of Turin and Bologna. Thank you for registering to the newsletter.

Harry Lambert At Gallaratese, Aymonino designed complex typologies of apartments, stacked up upon each other at various recessions, alternating glass blocks with balconies and red window frames.

A guided tour of the Permanent Collection and the exhibition “The Street. To this end his Gallaratese apartment block, designed as part of Carlo Aymonino’s housing complex built on the outskirts of Milan inwas an occasion to evoke the architecture of the traditional Milanese tenement.

Every classical architect from Le Corbusier to Ledoux and Ictinos is lurking behind the piers. Van Nostrand Reinhold, London. Concerning the town planning activity, Aymonino developed the idea of the Directional Centre as a tool capable of linking a city to its surroundings.

Originally purchased for the use of commercial agriculture, it was pinpointed as a key site for development by architects and planners devising a post-war masterplan for new housing in Milan. He always managed to combine his profession and intellectual passion together with his political commitments. Similarly his town hall for Trieste, projected in the form of a penitentiary inwas both a homage to the local 19th-century building tradition and a sardonic comment on the ultimate nature of modern bureaucracy.

Whatever the case, the colonnade of the Gallaratese is the ultimate space of dream.

In the same year, groups of students and workers occupied the buildings until they were forcibly removed by amyonino police. Otherwise, observation – and eventually participation – give way to disorder.