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I chose to do my culture project on Gae Aulenti who is an Italian women architect. I became interested in her because of what I read on WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE. She is from Italy first off and I am studying abroad in Italy in the fall, so I plan to learn as much about the culture before I go as possible. This will be a fantastic learning experience for me. Aulenti is an architect. She entered to win the chance to transform an abandoned hotel and train station (originally designed and built by Victor Laloux in 1900). It is now called the Musee d’Orsay. Here is a interview by the president of the Musee d’Orsay(Click Here), all other interviews that I have found so far are in Italian. Since I do not speak Italian, I am hoping to find the translations.
Gae Aulenti was born in 1927 in Palazzolo della Stella, Udine, Italy.
She designs many things, not just buildings – were talking table lamps, coffee tables and much more. You can check out some of her products and materials that are for sale at Architonic.
“Aulenti views architecture as a concrete, untouchable entity that uses the city as its form generator. She sees architecture in terms of its relationship to the urban environment. In her designs, she blends the private with the public to generate architectural forms and spatial relationships” Great Buildings.
I am excited to do this project!
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