Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of its constructive purpose.
The ornament is a taboo concept of modern architecture and has been persecuted with real savagery throughout the 20th century, although indisputable modern masters worked with architectural elements that, without being decorative, exerted an analogous aesthetic function. Today, a deep reflection on the important role of the ornamental in architecture is absolutely necessary.
Consider Ornamento as a reference manual, a catalyst for ideas or design, a catalog of objects loaded with thought that undoubtedly encourage creativity or reflection. In this number 2 we go into some of Alvar Aalto’s works, in which his extraordinary sensibility towards the most human scale of architecture is manifested.