Carlo Scarpa

Banco Popolare di Verona - 1974
windows of the Banco Popolare di Verona

Carlo Scarpa (* 2. June 1906 in Venice, Dorsoduro; † 28. November 1978 in Sendai, Japan) was an Italian architect, who belongs to the most important representatives of the modern trend. By its training activity, in addition, by its drafts and projects he coined/shaped the architecture 20. Century.

Scarpa locked its study at the academy of arts in Venice in the subject architectural representation. From 1926 on it held different Assistenzstellen to the only again created IUAV in Venice, where it was active as a professor finally starting from 1933 as a training representative and. It argued in the time of 1933 to 1947 intensively with the glass art and drafts for the company Venini from Murano. Starting from 1945 it continued its training activity within the ranges arts and crafts and industrial design. At approximately 1950 it began with the realization of larger tasks of building.

1955 got Scarpa the doctor title honoris causa lent, as well as different honors and prices (e.g. in-ARCH national Award). Nevertheless it was for many years exposed to attacks, since he was not due to its conclusion in the subject architectural representation a trained architect. Only in the year 1965 a court decision legitimized its building activity and the architect title. In the year 1966 it participated in the exhibition “museum architecture” museum of the OF modern kind in New York. A longer America stay followed, until he became a director of the architecture faculty in Venice. At the age of 72 years Scarpa at the consequences of a fall died.

Scarpa and architecture

Scarpas architecture understanding support themselves on the one hand by a planerisch conceptional beginning as well as on the other hand by a profound specialized knowledge relating to crafts. Handskizzen and designs are particularly important in the work Scarpas, its intensive efforts around sketches and work plans led again and again to tracing its building activities.

important buildings

  • change Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice - 1944-1949
  • change Palazzo Querini Stampalia in Venice - 1949-1956
  • Gipsoteca del Canova in Possagno - 1956-1957
  • Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona - 1958-1964
  • Olivetti business in Venice - 1959
  • Negozio Gavina in Bologna - 1961
  • cemetery extension and tomb Brion in San Vito d'Altivole - 1970-1973
  • Banca Popolare di Verona - 1974
  • Casa Ottolenghi in Bardolino - 1974-1978

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