The Architect on Chasing The Tree: Aldo Rossi 01 January 2020
As Yıldız Entegre, we’re happy to begin the new year with a new concept. Throughout 2020, we aim to focus on “Architects on Chasing the Tree”. Every month we offer an abstract about an architect works and personal life who’s chasing the tree.
For our first guest at “Architects on Chasing the Tree” we travel to Italy. January’s subject is Aldo Rossi.
Born on 3 May 1931, Aldo Rossi has grown up in Milan, a city in Northern Italy known as one of the capital’s of fashion and design. In 1959, he graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a degree in architecture.
Gaining a fast pace popularity across the globe with his designs and ideas, he is known for his contributions to architectural theory and projects as well as his drawings and industrial designs. In his early period of his career he is influenced by modernist architects and artists. In the following years, famous critique Charles Jencks identifies Rossi as a postmodernist architect.
Among Rossi’s famous works is the floating theatre Il Teatro del Mondo which he designed for Venice Biennale. The structure has an octagonal turret and is covered in wood panelling. According to Rossi, this structure affected the city’s collective architectural memory.
Rossi was awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize with Bonnefanten Museum. His work on this design is considered to be a significant postmodernist example. Located in Maastricht, Netherlands, the museum of fine and contemporary art is made up of traditional construction materials such as bricks, stones, and wood. Located in Maastricht, Netherlands, the museum of fine and contemporary art is made up of traditional construction materials such as bricks, stones, and wood.
Through his career well known architect Aldo Rossi was interested furniture design along with his architectural works. Aldo Rossi preferred wooden based materials in his furniture designs. He is giving an inspiration by clean, simple and functional furniture designs.
The Paris armchair, the Cartesio modular bookcase and the Consiglio table define the ideal office according to well known architect Aldo Rossi. Armchair with exposed frame in extruded aluminum, painted black, self-supporting seat and back in polyurethane foam, red enamel finish. Table with a simple form, built entirely in solid wood.
Rossi’s another important work is Quartier Schützenstrasse in Berlin. His last ever project, Quartier Schützenstrasse was completed in 1997 and inaugurated just a day after Aldo Rossi’s death. Standing out among other buildings with its colorful exterior, the structure includes various different buildings.
A prominent name in postmodernist architecture, Aldo Rossi’s has left behind a variety of treasures!