Carlo De Carli, Continuita, 1943

Carlo De Carli, Continuita, 1943

Carlo De Carli, Continuita, 1943

“De Carli was a “global” architect, like all those whose reach extends beyond the confines of their own professional practices, carrying on university-level educational activities thus maintaining contact with its attendant framework for elaborating ideas about theory, methodology, historical criticism and design in order to promote architecture down to the very core of its construction and usability.” (Reference 1)

This project was one of Carlo De Carli first architectural works as he graduated in 1934 in architecture. Unfortunately it’s location is unknown, therefore it’s impossible to know if it have ever been built.

This project consists in a house that valorizes the communication between the exterior and the interior spaces, as the garden area covers one important part of the construction area. The structure of the projet is based in both concrete and bricks, this last one also has an interesting decorative effect around the house. De Carli also used big windows in his project in order to benefit from the natural sun light.

This project follows De Carli’s concepts of continuous spaces – “houses are not simply objects placed on the ground, but everything around it is the continuation” (1944) – as the use of inclined surfaces gives a visual impression of continuity as well as the interaction with the area around it, such as the trees positioned around the house.


  • G. Ponti, Le forme di De Carli in «Domus», n. 266, pp. 15-24, gennaio 1952
  • G. Ponti, De Carli nell’architettura in «Domus», n. 268, pp. 6-10, marzo 1952
  • A. Pica, Architettura nuova in un giardino antico in «Spazio»,n. 1, pp. 47-49, luglio 1950
  • A. D., Sedie e poltrone di Carlo De Carli in «Spazio», n. 3, pp. 70-7, ottobre 1950
  • S. Villa, Interno con tema e variazioni in «Spazio»,n. 4, p. 93, gennaio-febbraio 1951

Reviewed March 2017 by:

Sofiane Décombas-Deschamps

Darija Malesevic

Valentijn Veragten

Lode Borghs