Brutal Set

Brutalia

Build Your Own Brutalist Italy

Author: Zupagrafika

ISBN: 9788396326843

Publisher: Zupagrafika

Hardcover

72 Pages

Size: 24 x 30 cm

Language: English

Released: 2023

#Brutalism #Italy #Architecture

Breaking free from twenty years of fascist rule, post-war Italy became fertile ground for brutalist architecture. Stark new concrete forms reshaped Italian urban landscapes with bold landmarks, from the iconic Torre Velasca in the centre of Milan to the controversial Vele di Scampia housing complex on the periphery of Naples. 

This playful and engaging book guides readers around these examples of Italian brutalist architecture, informing curious explorers about their features, failures, and successes, with a special focus on public housing estates such as “Lavatrici” in Genoa, Nuovo Corviale in Rome, Vele di Scampia in Naples, and Rozzol Melara in Trieste. The first half of Brutalia opens with a foreword by Italian architect and writer Alessandro Benetti; it includes photographs of the featured buildings and details on their histories. The second section contains five pre-cut and pre-folded models to press out and assemble. All you need is glue!

Press-out cardboard models to assemble:
Genoa > 'Le Lavatrici'
Milan > Torre Velasca 
Naples > Vele di Scampia
Rome > Nuovo Corviale
Trieste > Rozzol Melara


Author, photographer: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2023. All rights reserved

Brutalia by Zupagrafika
Le Lavatrici Genoa brutalist architecture
Torre Velasca and Torri bianche del Gratosoglio in Milan by BBPR
Torre Velasca in Milan by BBPR
Brutalist Italy: the paper model of Le Lavatrici in Genova
Vele di Scampia paper model
The brutalist Rozzol Melara housing estate in Trieste
Rozzol Melara brutalist paper model
Nuovo Corviale in Rome press-out model
Il Corviale housing estate in Rome
Nuovo Corviale, or 'Il Serpentone', in Rome paper model
Casa Sperimentale by Guiseppe Perugini and Il Corviale brutalist estate in Rome
Le Lavatrici in Genoa Italian brutalist paper model
Vele di Scambia in Naples as featured in Brutalia: Build Your Own Brutalist Italy
Vele di Scampia cardboard model
Brutalia, Build Your Own Brutalist Italy by Zupagrafika

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