Friday, April 20, 2012

Today's archidose #578

Here are some detail photos of a couple Carlo Scarpa-designed showrooms in Italy. Photographs are by d.teil, whose captions follow each photo. Be sure to check out d.teil's Scarpa's world flickr set for more photos of these and other Scarpa projects.

Olivetti Showroom, Venice (1957-58):
carlo scarpa @ olivetti showroom - venice [1957 - 1958] #15
["The magical servant entrance door."]

carlo scarpa @ olivetti showroom - venice [1957 - 1958] #14
["The greatest stair on earth (or something like this)."]

carlo scarpa @ olivetti showroom - venice [1957 - 1958] #13
["d.teil [sic] of a small built-in closet on the first floor (for electricity?) inside a column."]

Gavina Showroom, Bologna (1961-63):
Carlo Scarpa @ Gavina Showroom - Bologna [1961-1963] #9
["d.teil of the facade."]

Carlo Scarpa @ Gavina Showroom - Bologna [1961-1963] #5
["d.teil of the column-like closet."]

Carlo Scarpa @ Gavina Showroom - Bologna [1961-1963] #7
["After making space in the toy shop i was able to see the full built in closet."]

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