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the triennale returns to the roots of its historic exhibitions, starting in 1933,
with prototype houses by architects built in 1:1 scale, presented in its garden.
the exhibition shows a group of projects for accommodation modules capable of providing
a possible solution to emergency housing problems in metropolitan areas and those
affected by sudden natural catastrophes.
 
casa per tutti   housing for all
kengo kuma /umbrella house

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casa per tutti   housing for all
left: massimiliano + doriana fuksas /deep purple
right: I-beam /pallet house

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though early 20th century architecture concentrated on collective housing, by the later
decades many leading architects had shifted their interests to materiality and cultural
consumption, with the aim of creating ‘icons’.
‘casa per tutti’ reintroduces the theme of ‘habitation’ and its recent resurgence
in the architectural realm.
the exhibition showcases constructive design reactions to social requirements
of communities and individuals who are deprived of the right to a home. the works
on show re-announce the theme of the house as a primary resource in critical
situations caused by urban and environmental emergencies.
 
casa per tutti   housing for all

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the theme fitted well into the milan tradition : ‘casa per tutti’ (housing for all) –
italian architect, designer and writer giò ponti used it in 1942 for the cover title of
the former magazine ‘stile’, and in 1948 he adopted it as concept for the VIII triennal world exhibition.

casa per tutti opens tomorrow 23 may – 14 september 08

coordinated by aldo bonomi and fulvio irace with matteo agnoletto, silvia berselli, teresa feraboli, federico ferrari, gabriele neri and jeffrey schnapp. exhibition design by cliostraat graphic design by GrafCo3 catalogue by triennale / electa