Carlo Scarpa: The Architect at Work

20 marzo - 21 aprile 2012, New York
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union presents the first Carlo Scarpa exhibition in New York City entitled Carlo Scarpa: The Architect at Work. The drawings on view create a window into the private intellectual space of the architect, uniquely illustrating the power of the eye, mind and hand working in unison to create an unparalleled architectural vision. The exhibition intimately depicts Scarpa’s thought process through the architectural designs for Villa Ottolenghi, one of his most well known completed works (Bardolino, Verona 1974-79) and Il Palazzetto, a series of architectural interventions that re-imagined the grounds of a 17th century villa (Monselice Padua, 1969-1978). Although the two projects represent radically different architectural conditions, the design of Ottolenghi and Palazzetto are tied together in how they demonstrate the importance of an architect’s approach in developing spatial ideas. As hand drawing has all but vanished from contemporary architectural practice, having been replaced by computer-generated images, Carlo Scarpa: The Architect at Work provides a rare opportunity to see the thought process of this prolific architect through his exquisitely personal drawings. Info: