Living and working in one of these “Brutalist” buildings here in Italy, the “Condominio Zipser” by Marcello d’Olivo (1960-1964) has always been fascinating for us. For many years none of these buildings has been considered interesting or worth saving. Many of them have been destroyed and many of these buildings are abandoned or endangered. When… Read More Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
A couple of months ago, as part of this outstanding exhibition, we were very proud to provide images and information about Marcello d’Olivo‘s Condominio Zipser from 1964 and other buildings located in Grado, Italy. Recently the exhibition #SOSBrutalism was closed to the German public in Frankfurt and will open it’s doors to the Austrian public tomorrow, May… Read More SOS BRUTALISM goes #AzW!
When it comes to Brutalism, people think that the rough, rough beauty of the buildings would be cold and impersonal, but that’s not true! Often reduced to a minimum, this architecture is characterized by clear lines, great spatial effects and an optimal basis for interior design. A couple of years ago the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the… Read More Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
What a great day! After years of searching for an original, very rare book of Marcello D’Olivo, one of the most interesting, innovative but not well known architect from Italy we found a complete book at A+M Bookstore in Milan, Italy. Finally we are able to read the whole story behind his life as an architect and artist… Read More Catch of the Week: Marcello D’Olivo – Discorso per un altra architettura
After numerous travels to Palm Springs, California for the Modernism Week we were wandering if there’s some kind of Mid-Century architecture here in Italy too. By picking out a view buildings of the 1950’s and 1960’s often the term “Brutalism” comes up here in Europe. I’m pretty sure the there are more brutal buildings like Le… Read More Is it really that brutal?