Carlos Scarpa’s Brion-Vega Cemetery

Carlos Scarpa’s Brion-Vega Cemetery (San Vito d’Altivole, Italy). The layering and manipulation of the ground plane in Scarpa’s cemetary is accentuated by the surrounding wall. The wall’s top is at eye level, and is reinforced by a band of colored tile that continues horizontally across the taller structures in the complex. Here, the cornfield beyond the wall establishes a new ground line, you feel as though the cemetery has sunk into the earth.

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