Carlo Scarpa

I first learnt about Carlo Scarpa when I studied abroad in Rome. My favorite building he designed is the Castelvecchio museum in Verona, Italy.

Scarpa was a master of creating spaces that blended new and old, history and new meanings. Often Scarpa's work mixed geometric shapes with natural materials forcing a conversation about the built environment and how architecture, what people build within the nature we are given, affects us.

He worked, as most architects do, for way too long. His projects range from the 1920s through to the late 1970s and show the array of his influence from residences, banks, museums, cemeteries, to furniture, never overlooking the specific materials used and details. He also taught drawing and interior design in his native Italy where most of his projects were completed.

For more on Scarpa and images of his work check out Carlo Scarpa: The complete works published by Rizzoli.