Uncovering Scarpa with The St. Regis Venice

Carlo Scarpa was a radically inventive and multifaceted architect. Just like Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, Scarpa trained and practiced without actually ever having an architecture degree. Pushing the limits of architecture in a way that had never been done before, he reintroduced the high craftsmanship and centuries-old traditions of Venetian masters with elements of light, water and colour to create masterpieces in spaces that stand the test of time. An institution for architects and connoisseurs the world over, Venice is host to some of Carlo Scarpa’s most iconic works.

In response to the interiors of St Regis Venice paying homage to this groundbreaking architect, we have talked to six extraordinary experts to introduce us to Scarpa’s visionary magic in order to explore his iconic legacy and uncover his genius.

Scarpa masterpieces in and around Venice

A contemporary take on the Serenissima

The Interviews

Negozio Olivetti: a Kaleidoscope of Colours and Details

Read the expert’s voice: Elena Borghello, FAI representative of the Negozio Olivetti

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Aula Baratto in the Ca’ Foscari University: Wood and Water

Read the expert’s voice: Paolo Pellizzari, Professor of Mathematics for Economic and Social Sciences at the Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

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Fondazione Querini Stampalia: Gold and Green

Read the the expert’s voice: Marigusta Lazzari, Director of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia.

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Palazzina Masieri: Shapes and Straight Angles

Read the expert’s voice: Alberto Ferlenga, rector of the IUAV University in Venice and delegate of the Administrative Counsel of the Fondazione Masieri.

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Brion Memorial: Mosaics and Meditation

Read the expert’s voice: Guido Pietropoli, architect, founder of studiopietropoli and Scarpa collaborator.

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