Buildings and Projects
Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart, 2008
Ivano Gianola is one of the most important exponents of the so-called Ticino School. This developed in the early 1970s as a loose association of architects who thought in related ways. At the time, their ambition was to set radical alternatives of a powerfully symbolic nature against the increasing destruction of the environment by new building in Ticino. What made Gianola’s buildings different from others of the Ticino School from the outset was the subtle way they were bound into their context, and their precise craftsmanship.