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LUCA SCACCHETTI, '75 '90 WALKING IN DIFFERENT WAYS

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WALKING IN DIFFERENT WAYS


Although he is 37 years old, Luca Scacchetti is described as a " y o u n g " architect, since architects do not generally reach their prime until they are in their fifties. Even so, Scacchetti has completed a considerable number of buildings, interiors and furniture designs enough to present a convincing criticai résumé of his work. Scacchetti sees each project as a vehicle for testing out his theories — an approach which creates a coherent thread running through ali his work. His architecture is based on a clear set of rules yet only finds its true identity when it is developed through the actuai process of building and when it is reacting to the environment around it. Each stage in the design process, drawing, detailing and use of materials is seen as a clearly defined investigation. Although Scacchetti describes his work as conformist, a study of his latest works reveals a marked progression of ideas. His early work owes much to Aldo Rossi — using basic geometrie elements to build up the whole. This also has its roots in the 18th century manner of using classical ianguage in new and originai arrangements. The second phase of his work shows a move towards a simpler, less decorated form of modem classicism, as in his fagade for a building in Corso Garibaldi and for several apartments in Milan, and for the Schòner Wohnen shop in Zurich. The elegant exteriors are reminiscent of the work of Loos but are recognizably Milanese, related to the neoclassica! blocks which present a simple exterior but disguise luxuriant courtyards and gardens within. Paolo Portoghesi describes a house restored by Scacchetti as being of a "typical conventional Milanese" style, which is "enlightened, neoclassica! and European". Inside, the buildings are more complex. The Ianguage of the exterior is repeated and is part of a consistent approach which embraces architecture, interior and product design. Scacchetti creates settings that suggest the sublime, dreams and mystery within a rational order that is both emotional and intellectual.

The most recent phase of Scacchetti's work includes a number of major projeets where he broadens his architectural vocabulary to embrace practically the entire history of architecture. Even modem architecture becomes a part of his repertoire of forms, as does the industriai architecture of 19th century Chicago. Stronger emphasis is placed on context, establishing a complex and varied urban narrative in contrast to the homogeneous Ianguage of the Classical city. Scacchetti continues to develop his architectural Ianguage building designs from a range of repeatable elements that form the "dictionary" for his work. Despite this rational approach Scacchetti places great importance on the concept of mystery, of the unexplainable, which in the 18th century was thought to be the essence of architecture. Vanni Pasca


DESIGN FOR A VILLA AT INTROBIO, VALSASSINA (Como), 1988 with V. Artusi

Exploded axonometric. Water colour on cardboard and pencils drawings.


DESIGN OF TWO OFFICE BUILDINGS IN BRUSSELS, 1986.

Staircase well in the courtyard. Detail of model.


DESIGN FOR A HOUSE FOR THREE FAMILIES AT BAIEDO, VALSASSINA (Como), 1983 with V. Artusi

North elevation. Pendi drawings.

Roof pian, ground and first floor. Pendi drawings.


Side views. PericiI drawings.

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DESIGN FOR A VILLA AT BAI EDO, VALSASSINA (Como), 1983 with V. Artusi.

Side views. Pendi drawings.


North and South elevation. Pendi drawings.


DESIGN FOR A VILLA AT INTROBIO, VALSASSINA (Como), 1983.

South elevation. Pendi drawings.


DESIGN FOR A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN CORSO GARIBALDI, MILAN, 1 9 8 4 / 8 5 with M. Buaron.

Photograph of the front elevation and details.


DESIGN FOR AN INDUSTRIA!. WAREHOUSE AT UNTERSTRINGEN, ZURICH, 1986.

Photograph of model.


DESIGN FOR THE TOWN-PLANNING ARRANGEMENT OF THE FORMER SNIA AREA AT VAREDO (Milan),

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DESIGN FOR A TOURIST VILLAGE AT MAUI, HAWAII, 1987.

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Various views of centrai part. Pene il drawings.


Layout and details. Pendi drawings.


DESIGN FOR A VILLA AT CEFALONIA, GREECE, 1988.

Seaward elevation. Ink on tracing-paper.

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DESIGN FOR TWO FLAT BUILDINGS IN VIALE MAJNO AND VIALE PIAVE, MILAN, 1989 with A. Ferrari.

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Ground floor pian. Ink on tracing-paper.


Front facing Viale Majno. Ink on tracing-paper.


Front facing the inner court. Ink on tracing-paper.


Front facing Viale Piave. Ink on tracing-paper.

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DESIGN FOR A VILLA AT MEDOLE (Mantua), 1987 with M. Cazzani, L.G. Bottoglia.

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DESIGN FOR A COMMERCIAL COMPLEX AND OFFICES IN BRUSSELS, 1986.

Front elevation to the main Street. Pendi drawings.


Front elevation to the inner courtyard. Pendi drawings.


Fronts facing the Street. Photograph of model.


Fronts facing the inner courtyard. Photograph of model.


DESIGN FOR THE PORTICO BETWEEN TWO PARISH BUILDINGS AT INTROBIO,

VALSASSINA (Como), 1983 with V. Artusi, A. Ferlenga.

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DESIGN FOR A HOUSE IN VIA MANCINI IN MILAN, 1989.

Plans of the basement, the ground floor and the first and second flaor. PericiI drawings.

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Front facing the Street. Pendi drawings.


Front facing the inner garden. PericiI drawings.


DESIGN FOR A SMALL OFFICE BUILDING AT CORSICO (Milan), 1989 with G. Rossi.

Back and front. PericiI drawings.

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DESIGN FOR RESTRUCTURING THE INTERNATIONAL "LEONARDO DA VINCI" AIRPORT,

FIUMICINO (Roma) 1987/1990 with P. Cercato, E. Tonca, D. Zedda.

Different architectural elements. Pendi drawings.


International departure lounge, prospective. PericiI drawings.


INTERIORS

Interior of the pavillon Schòner Wohnen Haus at Zurich. 1986.


Boxroom with octagonal skylight. Floor in oak and other woods, Milan, 1982.


Bookcase of cherry wood, Marostica (Vicenza), 1988. View.


Circular boxroom, walls in stucco, floor in walnut and maple, Milan, 1988. View.


Boxroom with bookcase in alder and painting trompe l'oeil of P. Marzoli, floor in various kinds of wood, Geneva, 1988.


Views of different rooms in the house. Geneva, 1988.


FURNITURE

Bookcase in walnut, Milan, 1980. Ink ori tracing-paper.


Aviary in copper, iron, bronze, pewter, brass. 1982. Front sides and pian. Prod. Bottega Gadda. Ink on tracing-paper.

Studies for the aviary. Mixed media.


Bookcases in lacquered wood. 1983/84. Ink on tracing-paper.

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Bookcase in ash and bookcases in lacquered wood, 1976/1978/1984. Ink on tracing-paper.

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Secretaire in birch. Toledo 1984. Marktex production. Ink on tracing-paper.

Studies for the collection. Mixed media.


"Imperiai Toledana" bookcase in walnut and iron. Toledo 1984. Marktex production. Ink on tracing-paper.

Studies for the collection. Mixed media.


Drawings of furniture in various materials, 1985. Ink on tracing-paper and pendi drawings.

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"Il Piccolo Architetto" collection in cherry and various other kinds of wood, 1989. Sellano production. A few forms and a composition.


Writing-desk of the " l a n u s " series, in stained mahogany and leather, 1989. Teono production.

Note-book pages with preparatory sketches for the " l a n u s " series.


Drawings of objects in different materials, 1989. Ink on tracing-paper.


WALKING IN DIFFERENT WAYS is one of a series of books published by Edizioni Tecno with the aim of promoting excellence in architecture and design. Photography: Studio Azzurro, P. Carrieri, M. Masera, G. Molteni e R. Motta, M. Strina e G. Adami. Text: Vanni Pasca Graphics: Centro Progetti Tecno Printing: Grafiche Mariano Edizioni Tecno 1990 Selected from the book AA.VV. - Luca Scacchetti. Architetture Edizioni Idea Book srl - 1990


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LUCA SCACCHETTI '75 '90. Walking in different ways.  
LUCA SCACCHETTI '75 '90. Walking in different ways.