“Giancarlo De Carlo, A master of Iuav” triple exhibition in Venice

The Università Iuav di Venezia celebrates the 90th anniversary of its foundation with a series of exhibitions devoted to one of its masters; after the one dedicated to Carlo Scarpa, now it is the turn of Giancarlo De Carlo, scholar in this School from 1955 until 1983.


City Hall, Amsterdam, 1967  Model, photo coutesy by Umberto Ferro

Giancarlo de Carlo, City Hall, Amsterdam, 1967. Model, photo coutesy by Umberto Ferro


Giancarlo De Carlo has been on of the leading figure in the national and international architectural debates during the second half of the 20th century. De Carlo articulated and strongly engaged research activities aimed at rethink and make a deep revision to the teachings left to the Modern Movement, by bringing a continuous cultural renewal into the project praxis, thought out the participation and by sharing the decision making processes. (more…)

“Giancarlo De Carlo. Unpublished sketches” Siena celebrates the architect with an exhibition

Drawings, sketches, written notes and models by the urbanist from Siena will be exhibited at Santa Maria della Scala until next October 25, thanks to local Order of Architects.


Giancarlo De Carlo, Schizzi inediti © Ordine degli Architetti di Siena

Giancarlo De Carlo, Schizzi inediti © Ordine degli Architetti di Siena


Inaugurated in the museum complex of the hall of St. Pius at the Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, the exhibition “Giancarlo De Carlo. Unpublished sketches”, sponsored by the Order of Architects of the province of Siena celebrates the urbanist and architect who died ten years ago – who had, during his professional life, close relationship with the city of the Palio. The sketches on display until October 25 are largely unpublished and were born as a personal research of the author as suggestions, ideas or simple amusement for him. (more…)

The narrative lines of Giancarlo De Carlo: last week for the exhibition in Venice

Comprising the architect’s work over the course of 20 years (1949-1969), the exhibition serves as a critique to the dogmatic principles of ‘the Modern’, which can be found in De Carlo’s production well before it became part of the international debate of culture.


Matera competition entry "Giancarlo De Carlo, molteplicare la narrazione"  © Iuav Venezia

Matera competition entry “Giancarlo De Carlo, molteplicare la narrazione” © Iuav Venezia


The IUAV in Venice is holding an exhibition on the work of Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo, focusing on his early critique to the Modern Movement as well as his personal approach to arcitecture design and architecture itself. “Giancarlo De Carlo, multiplying narration”  is now reaching its end, as it will close its doors on July 17, after three weeks of display in the main gallery of Iuav’s headquarters.

Giancarlo de Carlo (1919-2005) spent his career working on the theme of ‘living’ – from private dwellings to shared residencies, extending across a recognizable linear progression of research which began with his professional debut, a set of projects carried out for the INA-Casa Plan in the 1950s.


Giancarlo De Carlo’s unpublished sketches at Triennale di Milano

A sentimental exhibition of architecture and a small tribute to a lesser-known, more private side of Giancarlo De Carlo.


Giancarlo De Carlo’s controversial, critical and political approach to architecture is probably one the most international, famous and critically-acclaimed face of Italy’s twentieth-century architectural practice. However, there is another side to De Carlo’s practice: a lesser known, more private design process. Through different-scale drawings and sketches and multimedia installations, Triennale di Milano is offering a new view on the Italian architect’s relationship with landscape, territory, the city, private life and the public eye  -offering an interesting insight on De Carlo’s thoughts and actions.


Giancarlo De Carlo "Schizzi inediti" Ⓒ Triennale di Milano

Giancarlo De Carlo “Schizzi inediti” Ⓒ Triennale di Milano


Lasting from December 19 to January 11, 2015, the exhibition will be open to the public at the Triennale’s main building in Viale Alemagna  in Milan.