Neo Rationalism (1950-Today)

Neo Rationalism fuses historical forms with rationality, and began in Italy under the name “Tendenza.”

Giorgio Grassi, ABB Roland Ernst headquarters, Berlin
ABB Roland Ernst headquarters (1993) by Giorgio Grassi

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Aldo Rossi

Professor and architect Aldo Rossi designed San Cataldo Cemetery located in Modena.

Comotero di San Cataldo, Modena.-Buildings with steel blue roofs enclose the cemetery.
Cimitero di San Cataldo, Modena

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Built in 1972, the square building meant to resemble a number of abstract concepts Rossi had written about. The large orange cube start the cemetery layouts and turns into the the utilitarian building of the San Cataldo grave. The building lies on rows of concrete stilts. Moreover, the center of the structure is opened, and anyone can see the tight grid of empty burial niches in the floors overhead.

Comotero di San Cataldo, Modena.
Cimitero di San Cataldo, Modena.

 

Giorgio Grassi

Giorgio Grassi was an Italian architect, born in Milan during 1935. He worked for the magazine “Casabella-Continuità.” Later, he worked as Professor in the architecture schools of Milan and Pescara. Also, he wrote many books throughout his life. With his design, he distanced himself from tradition and expressed its intention to turn the place into something different through functional and historically oriented in lines. His rationalism is potent in projects such as the residential unit, and in restorations such as that of the Roman Theatre of Sagunto.

Roman Theatre in Sagunto, Spain
Roman Theatre (1985-1993) in Sagunto, Spain

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Carlo Aymonino

Through his architectural works, Carlo Aymonino, he showcased his ability in housing project designs. Most Notably, his designs for “Spine Bianche” complex and the “Tratturo dei Preti,” in Foggia his skill is on display. Some years later, Aymonino, cooperated with Aldo Rossi on the Monte Amiata housing buildings in the Gallaratese district of Milan.

Monte Amiata Housing
Monte Amiata Housing

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Info source:

https://www.hisour.com/neo-rationalism-33603/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationalism_(architecture)#Neo-rationalism

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