Monday, April 30, 2012

Carlo Scarpa built La Tomba Brion in 1970-1972, an impressive work of concrete detail and layering, creating beautiful effect with light and shadow. It's a work that I think perfectly blends architecture with the natural environment, and apparently Scarpa agrees. "I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry...."