By Anne Leader
Italian architect Carlo Aymonino died on 3 July 2010 in his native city of Rome, just two weeks shy of his 84th birthday. After graduating from the University of Rome in 1950, Aymonino established an architectural practice; his first major project was forming part of the team lead by Mario Ridolfi and Ludovico Quaroni to build a housing project on Rome’s Via Tiburtina known as INA-Casa, where he gained experience that he would draw upon in later housing project designs various Italian cities including Matera, Foggia, and Milan. He founded Studio AYDE with his brother Maurizio and the brothers Baldo and Alessandro De Rossi.
He is best known for his Gallaratese Housing Project, built in the Monte Amiata suburb of Milan. Aymonino served as project director, and collaborators included his brother and Aldo Rossi.
Exterior views, Gallaratese Housing, 1967-73, Copyright: © Courtauld Institute of Art
Gallaratese early site plan and sketch, Milan, 1967-73
Palazzo di Giustizia, exterior and interior, Ferrara, 1977
Tre piazze, Terni, 1985
Project for covered marked and piazza, ex caserma Massa, Lecce, 1985