Text by Christopher Hall/Photography by Mark Darley,
Architectural Digest, DECEMBER 2002
In her nearly 50-year career, Milanese architect Gae Aulenti has designed a remarkably varied body of work–from private homes to industrial showrooms; household furniture to opera sets for La Scala. She is, however, best known to the public for converting older buildings into museum spaces and, in particular, for her 1980-86 transformation of a defunct Paris train station into the celebrated Musée d’Orsay.
For the past six years Aulenti has been exercising her transformative vision once again, this time in San Francisco. In what she describes as “one of the most challenging projects of my career,” the architect has … more >>