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Gae Aulenti

Milano, Italy
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Gaetana Aulenti was an Italian architect. In 1954 she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and began working as an architect and industrial designer. Aulenti conducted extensive cooperation in drafting the magazine Casabella under the direction of Ernesto Nathan Rogers from 1955 to 1965.

Throughout nearly 60-year career, Aulenti worked independently in architectural projects, industrial design, interior design and even theatrical scenery. After obtaining a doctorate degree, she taught at the School of Architecture of Venice from 1960 to 1962 and the School of Architecture of Milan from 1964 to 1967.

In 1972 participates in the exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape organized by Emilio Ambasz at MoMA along with numerous other designers and emerging architects, including Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Gaetano Pesce, Archizoom, Superstudio, Gruppo Strum and 9999. Among other activities was a member of the Steering Committee of the magazine Lotus International from 1974 to 1979. Aulenti is known for several museum projects of a large scale in the 1980s In 1981 he was chosen to reform the train station 1900 Beaux Arts Gare d'Orsay, a spectacular landmark originally designed by Victor Laloux, the Orsay Museum, a museum of mainly French art from 1848 to 1915. Her work at the Museum d'Orsay took commissions to create a space for the National Museum of Modern art at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Palazzo Grassi restoration as a museum art in Venice (1985); the conversion of an old Italian embassy in Berlin in an Academy of Sciences and the restoration of an exhibition hall in Barcelona 1929 National Art Museum of Catalonia (1985).

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Milano, Italy
bostjan, December 27th, 2019
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