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Giorgio Grassi one of Italy’s most important modern architects, and part of the so-called Italian rationalist school, also known as La Tendenza, Grassi’s architecture is the most severely rational of the group: his extremely formal work is predicated on absolute simplicity, clarity, and honesty without ingratiation, rhetoric, or spectacular shape-making; it refers to historical archetypes of form and space and has a strong concern with the making of urban space. For these reasons, Grassi is a non-conformist and a critic of conventional mainstream architecture.

Student Halls of Residence in Chieti- 1979

He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano university, where he graduated in 1960. He worked for the magazine Casabella-continuità for 3 years until 1964 and has been professor at the Politecnico di Milano and other universities since 1965

Regional Office Block in Trieste- 1974

Together with Aldo Rossi, Grassi argued that architecture had to look within itself to an autonomous methodology, separate from political, economic, social and technological events

Pavia Casa in via Azario-1966

Grassi’s architecture also incorporates a sensitivity to classical and neo-classical architecture

Potsdamerplatz, Area Ab-Roland Ernst A Berlino-1993

Grassi’s trademarks are his use of exposed brick in most of his buildings as well as square windows.

Scuola Elementare Di Bergoro A Fagnano Olona-1977

In his works of new plant emphasizes the rationalism of his compositions, sharp edges, bucket, simple forms, no doubt with many influences from the great French master Le Corbusier.

Pavia Casa in via Azario-1966

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