Sunday, March 25, 2007

Brion Cemetery: Carlo Scarpa

The Brion Vega Cemetery designed by Carlo Scarpa between 1970 and 1972 is the resting place for the Brion family and for Carlo Scarpa as well. The poetic use of concrete, iron, and plaster create a seemless division between landscape and architecture. The circulation of the cemetery reflects the visitor on the transition from life to death-an effect felt through the varying densities of the materials used. Also, the level of detailing is typical of any Carlo Scarpa project, particularly elegant is the pully based door that plummets the door into the water-registering the gears on the exterior to parallel the action occuring on the inside.
Robbie Eleazer

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