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Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi
Aldo Rossi

(ca. 1986-87) Born May 3, 1931 Milan, Italy September 4, 1997 (aged66) Milan, Italy Italian Politecnico di Milano Pritzker Prize (1990) Teatro Carlo Felice


Nationality Alma mater Awards Buildings

Aldo Rossi (May 3, 1931 September 4, 1997) was an Italian architect and designer who accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design.[1]

Aldo Rossi

Early life
Rossi was born in Milan, Italy. In 1949 he started studying architecture at the Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in 1959. Already in 1955 he started writing for the Casabella magazine, where he became editor between 19591964.

His earliest works of the 1960s were mostly theoretical and displayed a simultaneous influence of 1920s Italian modernism (see Giuseppe Terragni), classicist influences of Viennese architect Adolf Loos, and the reflections of the painter Giorgio De Chirico. A trip to the Soviet Union to study Stalinist architecture also left a marked impression. In his writings Rossi criticized the lack of understanding of the city in current architectural practice. He argued that a city must be studied and valued as something constructed over time; of particular interest Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. are urban artifacts that withstand the passage of time. Rossi held that the city remembers its past (our "collective memory"), and that we use that memory through monuments; that is, monuments give structure to the city. He became extremely influential in the late 1970s and 1980s as his body of built work expanded and for his theories promoted in his books The Architecture of the City (L'architettura della citt, 1966) and A Scientific Autobiography (Autobiografia scientifica, 1981).

Aldo Rossi

Main works
For the Venice Biennale in 1979 he designed a floating Teatro del Mondo[2] that seated 250 people. For the Venice Biennale in 1984, he designed a triumphal arch at the entrance to the exhibition site.

Stainless steel kettle "Il Conico", 1986. Such products have been designed for Alessi, Pirelli, and others.

Monte Amiata complex in the Gallaratese district of Milan, Italy (19681974) with Carlo Aymonino[3] San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena, Italy (1971)[4] Teatro del Mondo, Biennale di Venezia (1979) Disegni e foto [5] Apartments Sdliche Friedrichstadt for the IBA 84 exhibition at Berlin (1979) Broni elementary school, with Arduino Cantafora Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy (1981). Centro direzionale, Perugia, Italy (198288). Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan (198689). Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (199094). Quartier Schtzenstrasse in Berlin, Germany (199498) Photos[6] Ca' di Cozzi in Verona, Italy, his last project[7] Mojiko Hotel, KitaKyushu, Japan (1996-1998)
The Quarter Schzenstrasse, in Berlin.

Aldo Rossi

He won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture in 1990. Ada Louise Huxtable, architectural critic and Pritzker juror, has described Rossi as "a poet who happens to be an architect."

Aldo Rossi died in a car accident in September 1997 in Milan.

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] Celant, Germano & Ghirardo, Diane (2008). Aldo Rossi: Drawings. Milan: Skira. ISBN978-88-6130-143-6. http:/ / www. archidose. org/ Feb99/ 020899. htm http:/ / carbon. cudenver. edu/ %7Earc67015/ aal-fara/ Synopsis. html http:/ / www. significantcemeteries. net/ significant/ modena/ Intro. html http:/ / www. designboom. com/ history/ teatromondo. html http:/ / www. arcspace. com/ architects/ Rossi/ schutzenstrasse. html http:/ / www. designboom. com/ eng/ exhibition/ rossi1. html

Further reading
Arnell, Peter & Bickford, Ted (1985). Aldo Rossi. Buildings and Projects. New York: Rizzoli. ISBN0-8478-0499-2. Berlucchi, Nicola (2000). "Aldo Rossi: ricostruzione del teatro La Fenice[[Category:Articles containing non-English language text (]"]. Area 51. (Italian) Ferlenga, Alberto (1996). Aldo Rossi. Opera completa (19931996). Milan: Electa. ISBN88-435-5543-X.

Leoni, G. (a cura di) (1997). "Costruire sul costruito, intervista a Aldo Rossi[[Category:Articles containing non-English language text (]"]. Area 32: 4447. (Italian) Pngalos, Panayotis Mario (2008). The significance of time in contemporary architecture. Technical and poetic time: the case of Aldo Rossi. Phd dissertation. University of Patras, Greece. Polazzi, Giovanni (1999). "Aldo Rossi Associati - Area ex mattatoio[[Category:Articles containing non-English language text (]"]. Area 46: 106110. (Italian)

External links
Pritzker Prize ( web page on Rossi. Bonnefanten Museum ( on Aldo Rossi Aldo Rossi archive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture ( 541-aldo-rossi-archive) Aldo Rossi Foundation (

Article Sources and Contributors

Article Sources and Contributors

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Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors

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