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DADO: BUILT AND INHABITED BY RUDOLF OLGIATI AND VALERIO OLGIATI
Selina Walder ed.

Birkhauser, 2010
Softcover
100 pages
40 in colour, 30 drawings
ISBN: 9783034604307

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The Olgiati's family estate is located in the historical town center of Flims. Rudolf Olgiati (1910 - 1995) purchased the property, known as Dado, in 1930 and throughout his life used it to realize his architectural thoughts and ideas. Today, Valerio Olgiati is living in his father's house, and in 2008 he set up his much-admired architectural firm on the former site of the barn.

This publication portrays the life and work of both architects using the example of the house and studio that is, through the transformations they have undergone at the hands of their residents over a period of nearly eighty years. It shows personal furniture and objects, the individual layout and design of the spaces, and hence the penchants and attitudes of the two architects. At the same time this unusual portrait documents not only the relationship between father and son but also the characters of two generations and their understanding of architecture and aesthetics.

 

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