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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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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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. The order of rooms deals with the sum of spaces that make up the house, both within the house boundaries and without. Our gallery in Walsall for example, with its tower of clay tiles and windows, makes a monumental form as a point of focus for the future extension of the town, but also acts as a mirror, a way of looking out and seeing the melancholy industrial landscape around the site as something magnificent.

He based his work and theory on a very limited use of building types, but carefully articulated within the right landscape and context. The order of machines acts as mediator between rooms, it is the servant system that defines the space as being a house. Shapes and sizes are being assigned, to define the role or activity for each room: Please keep me up to date with special offers and news just by email from carefully selected companies.

Notify me of new comments via email. Therefore, the realm of machines incorporate both static furniture, stairs and ramps and active systems, such as ducts, pipes, vents, fridges and so on. After completion, init was met with negative criticism from both future inhabitants and architectural critics, as a neo-fascist political agenda. The tactical level looks at problematics of infrastructure space and the strategical level deals with the broad aspect of landscape and house.


The order of dreams on the other hand is the housing block. 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.

This site uses cookies. It was moving that such concrete simplicity could hold such allusions. He argued that buildings should be general in their form and non-specific about their function, because if they last their use will change over time. Often now we are working with existing buildings, fragments or historic interiors requiring change, in which we are looking for some continuity in the design that can ease the distinction between the old and the new.

The building is about m long and is raised up on tall legs. The whole building is relentlessly basic and singular in its concept.

It had an amazing presence for its small scale, moored just near the huge dome of the basilica Rosi Maria della Salute. Email required Address never made public. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The two blocks are organized in a simple, repetitive pattern rssi connected at two distinct levels via a public staircase framed by two sets of oversized cylindrical columns. The Gallaratese Housing block —is part of a larger residential quarter, located in the North West suburb of Milan, Italy.

At the mid-point, there was a sort of gallafatese of shapes in the light, a massive rise of steps and some big round columns. After visiting the Biennale, I went to Milan to see the Gallaratese project.

I was at the end of my degree at the Bartlett in and about to enter the AA for my Diploma.

The origins of house. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The atmosphere was heightened like on a stage and it was dramatic, but not in a rhetorical way as it was somehow also tender to the figures. You can unsubscribe at any time. But it was also quite clear that he wanted to design an roswi that would go down in history.

Inspiration; Aldo Rossi’s Gallaratese Housing

But it still has this melancholic, monumental quality that made such an impression on me thirty years ago. It was Rossi who said that his basic principle was to persistently hold to only one theme. There was an echo of steps. Aldo Rossi May 3, — September 4, was an Italian architect and theoretician, well known for his very austere architecture and design. 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.


At the time of commission, the hectare site at Gallatarese was owned by the Monte Amiata Mining Company. Coming back to visit the Gallaratese again last month, the place feels more charming than before. The flats are arranged between parallel walls above the arcade on two and three floors with deck access. The choice of fragmenting a continuous block through collage shows the flexibility of the housing scheme.

Underneath it is an arcade that starts at the street and extends into the centre of the estate, leading to other buildings. At operational level, understanding house typology from history helps formulating conclusions and achieve critical thinking. Therefore, the problematic of house, place and space within the city is being dealt with at three main levels. There is often an interest in the monumental scale, but also in the background of the city and its ordinary buildings, which Rossi writes about, and which were an anathema to modernist architects, who wanted everything to be new and different.

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Everything was painted an ivory colour. 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.

I had been given a travel scholarship to visit some buildings by Terragni, which had been written about at that time by Peter Eisenman, with a formal analysis that now seems fetishistic. It felt as if all Italy was there, its grandeur and its poverty, its monuments and its ruins.