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Aldo Rossi

Mailand 1931 -
Mailand 1997

The Italian star architect and designer Aldo Rossi is one of the big names in Postmodernism. While studying architecture from 1949 until 1959 at Milan Polytechnic, Aldo Rossi was already writing for the architecture journal "Casabella Continuitą"; from 1960 until 1964 he was editor of it. Aldo Rossi also wrote for the journal "Il Contemporaneo".
In the 1960s Aldo Rossi embarked on his first building projects, which even then were notable for the reduced, clear formal language that would remain Aldo Rossi's hallmark. In 1966 a book of Aldo Rossi's was published to international acclaim: "L'architettura della cittą" (Urban Architecture).
In 1965 Aldo Rossi Dozent began to teach at Milan Polytechnic, became a professor there in 1966, and continued to teach there until 1971.
From 1972 until 1975 Aldo Rossi taught at the ETH in Zurich. In 1964 Aldo Rossi and Luca Meda co-organized the 13th Milan Triennale. In 1973 Aldo Rossi organized the 15th Triennale, where he made a controversial attempt at rehabilitating the rationalist architecture once favored by the Fascists. Aldo Rossi wanted to detach its formal language, materials, and structural approach from its tainted historical context and make them available to Postmodernism.
Aldo Rossi's most important architectural achievements include the Gallaterese residential settlement in Milan (1968-73) and the "Teatro del Mondo" in Venice (1979). In 1988 Aldo Rossi won the competition for designing the building of the History Museum in Berlin, which, however, has not been built. Between 1992 and 1995 Aldo Rossi built the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. In 1997 he planned several buildings for Leipziger Platz in Berlin, not all of which, however, have been built since he died unexpectedly.
In 1985 Aldo Rossi was head of the 3rd Architecture Biennale in Venice. As a designer, Aldo Rossi created numerous objects for Alessik including appliances such as the "La Conica" (1984) and "La Cupola" (1989) espresso machines. In 1988 Aldo Rossi 1988 designed the "Prometeo" table lamp, also for Alessi. He also designed the elegant, beautifully shaped "Milano" chair, that was made in both cherry and oak (1988). Another Aldo Rossi chair is the 1989 "Parigi", an armchair whose stringent geometry is softened by its backward inclination. In 1990 Aldo Rossi became the first Italian to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture.

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