Buckminster Knows 020

The Gallaratese Housing Complex (1967-1973) by Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) was conceived as the second of several new communities planned in the Milan area to cover housing needs after WWII. This project was an instant success, the public and the critics embraced it and Aldo Rossi gained immediate worldwide fame thanks to a massive amount of publications. Gallaratese turned out to be a careful introduction to Post-Modernism, a return to an architecture heavily rooted in architectural history. 
Rossi's infamous writings critized the lack of understanding of the city in current architectural practices, and held that the city remembers our past through monuments, which give structure to the city. 
Aldo Rossi died in a car crash in Milan in 1997. 
Pictures found at housingprototypes.org

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