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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Concerning the town planning activity, Aymonino developed the idea of the Directional Centre carli a tool capable of linking a city to its surroundings. We are doing our best to restore these services as soon as possibile.

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The complex as designed by Aymonino wishes to underscore every resolution, every joint, every formal artifice. Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Designpp. But it was also quite clear that he wanted to design an icon that would go down in history. In a word, those forms of dwelling – together with that of the villa – are stored in the history of man to such a degree that they belong as much to anthropology as to architecture.

Once completed inMonte Amiata tried to sell it off to the municipality of Milan, and then in decided to sell the dwellings at a reduced price to enable lower income earners to become home owners.

After the thesis that Loos first set out in his essay Architektur ofRossi has recognized that most modern programmes are inappropriate vehicles for architecture and for him this has meant having recourse to a so-called analogical architecture whose referents and elements are to be abstracted from the vernacular, in the broadest possible sense. Please keep me up to date with special offers and news just by email from carefully selected companies.

It catalogued and analyzed apartment plans from modernist developments in European and American cities, as well as older courtyard houses and linear houses. A symbolic map of the practices that inhabit the ever-expanding independent national scene, with a selection of eight projects. And it is here that we find, facing the aggregation of Aymonino’s signs, the absolute sign of Rossi. However, another aspect of this design was made clear to me by Fabio Reinhart driving through the San Bernardino Pass, as we often did, in order to reach Zurich from the Ticino Valley; Reinhart noticed the repetitive element in the system of open-sided tunnels, and therefore the inherent pattern.


Carlo Aymonino has been a multi-faceted figure within Italian architecture, beginning his activities immediately following the end of WWII. As Italo-disco was mixing homegrown electronic beats alongside sampled sounds from across the Atlantic, Aymonino and Rossi similarly looked first to traditional Italian architecture, and then abroad to Bauhaus to construct their style. Through this architectural experience, he acquired the practical skills which will be visible in later housing projects.

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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The brief from the City of Milan to the architects was to design a low-income housing complex zymonino integrated green space, public services and connections to the city within its plan. Van Nostrand Reinhold, London. Retrieved from ” https: Architecture Archives Centre The Centro Archivi curates and manages the MAXXI’s architecture collections and provides the possibility, inside the Sala Studio, to directly consult the documents and database ayomnino its twentieth and twenty-first century collections.

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This was located in Rome, on Via Tiburtina, and is a remarkable example of Italian neo-realism. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Concerning the former I have mentioned only the superimposition of the Roman grid and the subsequent shifting of this grid, creating an effect like the accidental crack in a mirror.

The MIT Press, I could speak in this sense of still other projects which I have so far barely touched upon, projects like the housing block at San Rocco and that for the Gallaratese quarter in Milan. 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.

Matteotti Village and Gallaratese 2: Both architects belonged to the neo-rationalist school of thought, which held up historic architecture as an example to be followed. 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.


Aymonino put into practice such concepts and theories in the competition proposals for the city centres of Turin and Bologna. 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.

A guided tour of the Permanent Collection and the exhibition “The Street. Red window frames, glass blocks and balconies create a sense of rhythm unfolding across the facades of the housing complex. It was one of the early examples of a typological approach to architecture and urbanism, which are central to the neo-Rationalist and New Urbanist movements. The story of the Italian sound avant-garde through photographs, films, videos, historical posters, original LPs and audio contributions. Where the world is made Special.

In the same year, groups of students and workers occupied the buildings until they were forcibly removed by the police.

In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Whatever the reasons, and they are surely many, something deep is touched, some need of the soul for zymonino and grandeur, for glory, love, and connection, some generous wish not verbalized but carlk represented here. When architect Carlo Aymonino started working on the designs for an affordable housing complex commissioned by the City of Milan inhe wanted to reflect his neo-rationalist ideas and theories for a future urban community.

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Most of the commercial and public uses envisaged for some of the units failed, and after a few years, home owners decided to gate the housing complex, thwarting the idea of Gallaratese 2 as an active fragment of a new, emerging city.

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