This issue features two themes: Art and Architecture, showing the temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor in close collaboration with Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and Jean Nouvel's Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom with a ceiling made of furtive images designed by Pippilotti Rist. The other theme in this issue is the work of Carlo Scarpa realized in Verona: the Castelvecchio Museum, the Banca Popolare and the Ottolenghi House.
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Pavilion Hermès Maison at Milano Salone 2011
International Architectural Education Summit 2011
Art and Architecture
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Henning Larsen Architects
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center
Carlo Scarpa in Verona
This issue features three significant works by Carlo Scarpa in Verona, Italy: Castelvecchio Museum (1958–1975), The Banca Popolare di Verona (1973–1981) and Casa Ottolenghi (1974–1978). We had the opportunity to photograph these three works of Scarpa in 2009. These detailed photographs of Scarpa’s treatment of stucco, concrete, stone, wood and iron illustrate the challenges he set and solved in his search for new ways to work with materials.
In her essay, Alba Di Lieto explains the importance of close attention to Scarpa’s drawings. Scarpa regarded drawing as a device for the graphic transfer of his thinking. He was fond of the sayings ‘draw to see’ and ‘no day without a line’, reflecting his conviction that daily exercise is necessary for every artist, as advocated by tradition. Together with a selection of new photographs, this issue reproduces many of the original drawings for these three works.
We would like to express our special thanks to the owners who kindly allowed their buildings to be photographed. We are also indebted to Alba Di Lieto, manager of the Carlo Scarpa Archive, which houses Scarpa’s original drawings. (a+u)
Carlo Scarpa in Verona
Alba Di Lieto
Castelvecchio Museum, 1958–1975
Banca Popolare in Verona, 1973–1981
Ottolenghi House, 1974–1978