Progress or Distraught?
This is a lot of work; I am not complaining I am just stating my opinion. I have never been a strong researcher but this pretty much proves it and lays it out there for the world to see. I can’t seem to find anything on Gae Aulenti that makes any sense for this topic – most everything is about her furniture that she continues to make and her work on the Museums. I want some detail – some grub – that is interesting enough to make a whole site about. I mean don’t get me wrong, her furniture it super abstract, but I can’t find the back ground information. Why is she designing furniture the way that she is or how is she designing this furniture. When it came down to filling in the ‘technology section’ I could not find anything – except the Base Isolator from the Asian Art Museum. Which is pretty cool but I don’t know if that is the technology you were looking for. I keep seeing pictures of her office space and it is all white, super clean and organized, with what look like Apple computers. Maybe Apple has some kind of high tech program that helps her with her designs. I will not let these barriers get me down – I will continue to research and post my findings.
Hopefully what I got done was close to what you wanted.
Gae Aulenti, Architect
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!
Initial Reactions to Project
I am excited to learn about the background of the technology that I use everyday. Especially to see how much of it was actually invented by women, and possibly initially for women. The comment about if men had stolen the idea or taken credit for the idea from women caught my eye. I’m looking forward to learn more about that topic.