Quartier Schützenstrasse in Berlin. Click photo to go to a slideshow of Aldo Rossi's work. (Photo: Urlo Nero, …
"Each of Rossi's designs, whether an office complex, hotel, cemetery, a floating theatre, an exquisite coffee pot, or even toys, captures the essence of purpose.
"Rossi has been able to follow the lessons of classical architecture without copying them; his buildings carry echoes from the past in their use of forms that have a universal, haunting quality. His work is at once bold and ordinary, original without being novel, refreshingly simple in appearance but extremely complex in content and meaning. In a period of diverse styles and influences, Aldo Rossi has eschewed the fashionable and popular to create an architecture singularly his own."
Many of his products are still sold worldwide.
To learn more about Aldo Rossi, visit:
- Aldo Rossi