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“Learning From Venturi” - Private House

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Anyone passing through the village of Coltura in the municipality of Polcenigo near Pordenone in north-east Italy would have little trouble recognizing the typical architecture of the area: pitched roofs with curved tiles, plastered masonry, timber balconies and uniformly proportioned solids and voids. These recurrent features of this mountainous region in part testify to an ancient historic legacy, and in part are the result of more recent building in compliance with strictly enforced landscaping and construction regulations.

Designed to preserve an ingrained concept of the genius loci, local regulations have produced some bizarre results. Coltura is dotted with pastiche examples of Friuli’s vernacular architecture, which although proudly proclaiming their embeddedness, pay little more than lip service to local traditions. They stand as living proof that by...

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