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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In the same year, groups of students and workers occupied the buildings until they were forcibly removed by the police. The street as a place of sharing and innovation, farlo principal laboratory for artists, architects and creatives.

The year after his graduation, he opened his architectural practice in Rome. At Gallaratese, the architects designed covered and uncovered yellow walkways to connect the apartments to each other and the city outside, as cralo as public space — a central amphitheatre and two triangular shaped plazas to socially serve the community.

It catalogued and analyzed apartment plans from modernist developments in European and American cities, as well as older courtyard houses and linear houses. His majestic drawing of the hypostyle hall at Karnak – where the columns are neither structurally car,o nor sculpturally active but simply enormously there, modeling the light, taking up space – seems almost prototypical of Rossi’s colossal columns here.

Made in Milan: inside Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi’s iconic Gallaratese housing project

It is difficult to imagine other forms, other geometric representations, precisely because we do not already have examples of them. The semantic overtones are again erratic, and focus on such oppressive meanings, because the building is oversimplified and monotonous.

In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. InAymonino published L’Abitazione Razionale: Concerning the town planning activity, Aymonino developed the idea of the Directional Centre as a tool capable of linking a city to its surroundings.


Both architects belonged to the neo-rationalist school of thought, which held up historic architecture as an example to be followed. We are doing our best to restore these services as soon as possibile. Carlo Aymonino has been a multi-faceted figure within Italian architecture, beginning his activities immediately following the end of WWII. Born in Romehe studied at the University of Romeobtaining his degree in Aymonuno 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 aymoinno a new, emerging city.

Through this architectural experience, he acquired the practical skills which will be visible in later housing projects. 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.

First, squatters controversially occupied it. The brief from the City of Milan to the architects was to aumonino a low-income housing complex that integrated green space, public services and connections to the city within its plan. A symbolic map of the practices that inhabit the ever-expanding independent national scene, with a selection of eight projects.

An exploration of the technological and surreal imaginary of the artists of today, from computer-generated dreams to creative algorithms and avatars that question the meaning of existence.

Red window frames, glass blocks and balconies create a sense of rhythm unfolding across the facades of the housing complex. Among the letter, remarkable were the ‘Spine Bianche’ complex, located in the city of Matera, and the ‘Tratturo dei Preti’ housing project, in the city of Foggia.

Carlo Aymonino

Yet they no more represent themes than functions; rather they are the forms in which life, and therefore death, are manifested. Where the world is made”. 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.


The most enigmatic, not to say hermetic, aspect of his thought resides in his unstated preoccupation with the Panopticon cf.

Carlo Aymonino – Wikipedia

Whatever the case, the colonnade of the Gallaratese is the ultimate space of dream. The complex as designed by Aymonino wishes to underscore every resolution, every joint, every formal artifice.

For the sixth edition of the Nature monographic exhibitions cycle, De Lucchi presents a site-specific installation charged with meanings and references. This appeared applicable in particular to recognizable urban typologies. I could speak in this sense of still other aymonink which I aymohino so far barely touched upon, projects like the housing block at San Rocco and that for the Gallaratese quarter in Milan.

A guided tour of the Permanent Collection and the exhibition “The Street. 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.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

OppositionsNova York, n. Art collections The collections of the MAXXI aynonino present themselves as a strong nucleus that witnesses the national and international artistic production. 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.