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Enrico Iascone Architects

Enrico Iascone

There seem to be two promising avenues for Italian architecture nowadays. The first aims to humanize technology, taking its cue from Mario Cucinella who in turn developed it from his apprenticeship with Renzo Piano. The second is to play the specific qualities of materials for all they are worth, the artist’s rather than scientist’s approach; in this our country is greatly indebted to Herzog & de Meuron. How might one combine the two courses and mould them into one original whole? Such was the question Enrico Iascone set himself in his latest projects, one of which is a newly-finished house in a wood on the outskirts of Bologna. The salient features here are the choice of materials, constructional simplicity, the play of light and colour, and realism. The building stands in extensive grounds and was commissioned to turn a manor-house outbuilding into a guesthouse, somewhere to meet...

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