Aurelio Galfetti

The Construction of Space

  • Series Mendrisio Academy Press
  • Edited by Franz Graf
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 128
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836648689
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Abstract

The volume contains three essays offering a specific reading of different moments in the work of Aurelio Galfetti (Lugano, 1936), a well-known Swiss architect who collaborated - between the sixties and eighties - with exponents of the so-called "Ticino school" and founder, together with Mario Botta, of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.
Starting from a single project - such as the new pavilion of the neuropsychiatric hospital in Mendrisio (New Villa Ortensia), representative of Galfetti's professional practice - it is shown how the idea of a territorial architecture has always linked the project in his work (on every scale) to the place, the landscape and the territory.

Contents

Introduction
Franz Graf

«How do I want this space to be perceived?»
New Villa Ortensia at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Mendrisio (1946-1976)
Franz Graf

The Mediterranean amid the Alps. A project and a work by Lio Galfetti
Nicola Navone

Aurelio Galfetti's Topography
Laurent Stalder

Passion, Enthusiasm and Hope. A Conversation with Aurelio Galfetti
Francesca Albani