Buckminster Knows 072

Tomba Brion-Vega (1970-72) by Carlo Scarpa.

"I would like to explain the Tomba Brion...I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry....The place for the dead is a garden....I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life—other than these shoe-boxes."

Carlo Scarpa in Can Architecture Be Poetry from Peter Nover

Pics by Mario Gagliardi

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