a+u 2011:09 Art and Architecture + Carlo Scarpa in Verona
Cover: The central garden of Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor. Photo: Walter Herfst.
b>Feature 1: Art and ArchitectureFeature 2: Carlo Scarpa in Verona
Currents: Herzog and de Meuron wins the competition for the new stadium of Bordeaux / OMA has won the competition to design the new Parc des Expositions / De Architekten Cie. wins competition for Kaohsiung Port Station Urban DesignReport: Pavilion Hermès Maison at Milano Salone 2011Report: International Architectural Education Summit 2011Feature 1:
Art and Architecture
Peter ZumthorSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011Jean NouvelSofitel Vienna StephansdomHenning Larsen ArchitectsHarpa Concert Hall and Conference CenterFeature 2:
Carlo Scarpa in Verona This issue features three significant works by Carlo Scarpa in Verona, Italy: Castelvecchio Museum (1958–1975), The Banca Popolare di Verona (1973–1981) and Casa Ottolenghi (1974–1978). We had the opportunity to photograph these three works of Scarpa in 2009. These detailed photographs of Scarpa’s treatment of stucco, concrete, stone, wood and iron illustrate the challenges he set and solved in his search for new ways to work with materials.In her essay, Alba Di Lieto explains the importance of close attention to Scarpa’s drawings. Scarpa regarded drawing as a device for the graphic transfer of his thinking. He was fond of the sayings ‘draw to see’ and ‘no day without a line’, reflecting his conviction that daily exercise is necessary for every artist, as advocated by tradition. Together with a selection of new photographs, this issue reproduces many of the original drawings for these three works.We would like to express our special thanks to the owners who kindly allowed their buildings to be photographed. We are also indebted to Alba Di Lieto, manager of the Carlo Scarpa Archive, which houses Scarpa’s original drawings.
Essay: Carlo Scarpa in VeronaAlba Di LietoCastelvecchio Museum, 1958–1975Banca Popolare in Verona, 1973–1981Ottolenghi House, 1974–1978