Carlo Scarpa's house in Cornaiano Photo: Matěj Činčera

Modern Residences

July 2014

Mid-century Italian architecture
A number of homes were built in Italy in the middle of the 20th century in a style that reflected an organic approach to modernism. Whether through a sculptural treatment of the façades or building components, and/or a genuine collaboration between architects and artists, this way of working tapped into an entirely new sensitivity and yielded structures that resonate with the natural environment. Here the writer takes us on a tour, presenting the very best of what remains of these buildings.