Aurelio Galfetti: The Construction of Space
Franz Graf (Ed.)
Mendrisio Academy Press & SilvanaEditoriale, 2021
The volume contains three essays offering a specific reading of different moments in the work of Aurelio Galfetti (Lugano, 1936), a well-known Swiss architect who collaborated – between the sixties and eighties – with exponents of the so-called “Ticino school” and founder, together with Mario Botta, of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.
Starting from a single project – such as the new pavilion of the neuropsychiatric hospital in Mendrisio (New Villa Ortensia), representative of Galfetti’s professional practice – it is shown how the idea of a territorial architecture has always linked the project in his work (on every scale) to the place, the landscape and the territory.