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We visit Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi’s experimental housing project in the Gallaratese district of Milan, completed in Stretching out over feet, the front façade of Aldo Rossi’s Gallaratese housing block stands as a challenge to all the apartment buildings around it: do it, do it. Located in the city of Milan, the Gallaratese II housing complex has the capacity to house inhabitants. Aldo Rossi designed the complex at the ‘Gallaratese.

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It had an amazing presence for its small scale, moored just near the huge dome of the basilica Santa Maria della Salute. But there galoaratese generosity and a public scale to the whole piece which brings a grandness to the everyday, a sort of palace occupied by the people.

His postmodern approach was known as neo-rationalism or neo-fascism by his contemporary critics. Years later people will walk past it in the sun and the rain and if it is done well they will appreciate its lasting quality, even if it has been modified or they are using it quite differently from how you intended.

Originally purchased for the use of commercial agriculture, it was pinpointed as a key site for development by architects and planners devising a rsosi masterplan for new housing in Milan. Gal,aratese origins of house. It can be defined as the metaphor that is the house. He was interested in the form of the city and how its monuments gave it identity.

Coming back to visit the Gallaratese again last month, the place feels more charming than before.

His architectural approach was based on his belief that architectural forms and ideas developed in the past should be pursued and multiplied within the landscape of the contemporary city to the point of standardisation. You are commenting using your WordPress.


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But it was also quite clear that he wanted to design an icon that would go down in history. 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.

The machines that service the building are represented by the various types of stairs that mediate between the various types of spaces. As an architect your feelings about architecture are formed when you are young.

It is not read as housing block anymore but as a series gallartese individual rooms, with separate machines and dreams. The order of dreams is the house itself, it consists of the sum of machines that serve the multitude of rooms. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please keep me up to date with special offers and news just by email from carefully selected companies.

This site uses cookies. You also think of aqueducts and amphitheatres, how their horizontality and scale gives definition to a topography, and what it might be like to live on a bridge with its open views.

Of course this was to continue. The whole building is relentlessly basic and singular in its concept. After visiting the Biennale, I went to Milan to see the Gallaratese project.

The order of machines acts as mediator between rooms, it is the servant system that defines the space as being a house. Rossi had the idea that buildings should ross the passage of time and these columns remind me of the famous picture of him standing between the columns of the Parthenon on the Acropolis.


Aldo Rossi May 3, — September 4, was an Italian architect and theoretician, well known for his very austere architecture and design.

Gallaratese housing in Milan by Aldo Rossi

You find themes and ideals then, and if you are persistent and fortunate you will realise them later in life. It is a non-descriptive building type, designed to later change its function. The theatre was a beautiful building, its singularity wonderfully judged in its situation and for the event.

The flats are arranged between parallel walls above the arcade rowsi two and three floors with deck access. He argued that these forms must be respected and implemented in order to keep the historical city in harmony. Everything was painted an ivory colour. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. The Gallaratese Housing block —is part of a larger residential quarter, located in the North West suburb of Milan, Italy.

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The order of dreams on the other hand is the housing block. The building is about m long and is raised up on tall legs.

At that time, the idea of looking at the history of architecture for models was new, and also completely different from the open-ended empiricism of my architectural education. Therefore, the problematic of house, place and space within the city is being dealt with at three main levels.