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Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa

He was born in Venice (1906), Carlo Scarpa was an Italian architect Graduated from the Accademia in Venice, with the title of Professor of Architecture, he works with the architect Francesco Rinaldo. Influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan. Scarpa translated his interests in history, regionalism, invention, and the techniques of the artist and craftsman into ingenious glass and furniture design. His architecture is deeply sensitive to the changes of time, from seasons to history, rooted in a sensuous material imagination. He was Mario Botta’s thesis adviser along with Giuseppe Mazzariol; the latter was the Director of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia when Carlo Scarpa completed his renovation and garden for that institution.
He taught drawing and Interior Decoration at the “Istituto universitario di architettura di Venezia” from the late 1940s until his death.