giorgio-grassi

‘The situation has reached the point now where even not being recognisable is an element of distinction: if everybody makes odd things, then even a normal house with two windows and a door is a signature. 

As for myself, I don’t even know whether my architecture is good quality, but certainly in places like Potsdamer Platz,  where anything goes, my line of normal houses offers a degree of stasis, of visual relief.’  

Giorgio Grassi 

Isometrics of two windows in the 'line of normal houses’ at Postdamer Platz, (Berlin, 1993) illustrating the slight variations in expression.

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Giulio Minoletti, Casa sul Lago di Como, Varenna (1941-1942)
[Archivio del Moderno, fondo Giulio Minoletti, courtesy Cristiana Minoletti)

Giorgio Grassi - Casa sul lago d’Iseo, Vello di Marone, 1962