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AT HOME – Designs for contemporary living at the MAXXI museum in Rome

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The celebrated ‘Villa Malaparte’ at Capri establishing a dialogue with the lodge in the Dolomites by the young DEMOGO architects; the university colleges in Urbino by Giancarlo De Carlo with the ‘Sugar Hill’ development by David Adjaye in Harlem ; ‘Casa Baldi’ by Paolo Portoghesi in Rome with the ‘space age’ house by Zaha Hadid in Russia; the ‘Bosco Verticale’ by Stefano Boeri in Milan with the ‘Moryama House’ in Tokyo; the house by Francesco Berarducci in Rome (in the Elio Petri’s film “Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto’) with a building designed in Johannesburg by Jo Noero.

cover image: Francesco Berarducci, Villa in via dei Colli della Farnesina, Roma, 1969
From the film “Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto”, with Gian Maria Volonté, directed by Elio Petri. Production: Marina Cicogna and Daniele Senatore

These are just a few of the duets in “AT HOME. Designs for contemporary living”, the new presentation of the museum’s architecture collection that recounts the evolution of the concept of habitation from the post-war years to the present day, analysed through the works of the great 20th century masters and those of the new figures emerging on the international architectural scene, at MAXXI from 17 April to April 2020.
Curated by Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architettura and Pippo Ciorra, Senior curator of MAXXI Architettura, the exhibition offers diverse and intersecting interpretative keys: from the individual to the collective through the duets, the site specific pavilions and a visual survey of auteur photographs.
Between past and present – says Margherita Guccione – this reflection on habitation is an opportunity to highlight the centrality if the theme in both the works of the masters of the past and the latest projects by contemporary Italian and international architects that enrich the museum with extraordinary designs by the likes of Demogo,Adjae, Noero and Pezo Von Elkrichshausen among others. Today, as in the past, what emerges is the capacity of design to look forwards and prefigure the new models of contemporary housing.”

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DEMOGO, Bivacco Fanton, (shelter) Dolomiti (BL), 2015. Photo Pietro Savorelli

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Adalberto Libera, Casa Malaparte, Capri, 1938-40. Photo Andrea Jemolo

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Carlo Scarpa, Casa Veritti, Udine, 1955-63. Courtesy CISA Fototeca Carlo Scarpa
Photo credit: Aldo Ballo, Gianantonio Battistella.

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Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, ANM 2018 / Intervento sull’ordinario, Modica.
Photo Giulia Bruno.

 

AT HOME – Designs for contemporary living
MAXXI, via Guido Reni 4A, Rome
17 April 2019 / April 2020

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