Well-known for his distinctive use of materials, landscape and history, Scarpa approaches architecture through the experience of building materials and their sensory properties. Scarpa's work merits careful attention, for he more than any other modernist architect celebrated ornament and decoration.
In his renovation of a 14th century castle, The Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy, Scarpa retains the original Gothic character of the castle and yet juxtaposes and reconnects spaces with distinctly modern elements. Scarpa's sensitive consideration of materials and details is an example of how tradition can inform modern design.
@neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week for more of Carlos Scarpa's work. A sampling is also below:
Check out next week's blog featuring the work of architect Lilly Bunn.