Casa Tabarelli 1968 – 2008

A house in the midst of vineyards at Girlan, built in 1968-69, both inside and outside displaying architectural evidence of unusual design. Four personalities have left their mark there: The Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, who created the layout, his assistant Sergio Los, who was responsible for its elaboration and the client Gianni Tabarelli de Fatis and his wife Laura, a collector couple with entrepreneurial backgrounds. Roberto Gigliotti tells the fascinating story of this project in his book Casa Tabarelli 1968 – 2008, published by Bozen-Bolzano University Press with the graphic design by Lupo Burtscher.

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The font on the cover of the book is based on the striking design pattern of the central element of the house, the black and white mobile wall unit. Highlighted quotes, ideas and memories in light rust-brown float in the lower third of the pages below the texts. The bilingual book is an attempt to approach the material, in terms of content and visuals, in a poetic way, without losing sight of the historical facts. Sketches and plans, historical photographs, interviews, in-depth reflections and quotes from those involved, provide a multifaceted impression of this extraordinary endeavour. This is complemented by a substantial series of photos of interior and exterior views of the house in the centre of the book.

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Client

Faculty of Design and Art – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Year

2008

Author

Roberto Gigliotti

Photoessay

Davide Franceschini (outdoor), Curzio Castellan (indoor)

Publisher

Bozen-Bolzano University Press

Photo documentation

Luca Meneghel