Saturday, February 19, 2022

Il Palazzo Fukuoka

 


Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka was built in 1989 and designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi.


Palazzo means "palace" but it also refers to an architectural style of the 19th and 20th centuries based on renaissance palaces


It is built out of brick and the windowless facade is faced in Iranian travertine with exposed steel beams.


The contrast of the green steel and salmon pink stone works well.


The proportions are also quite pleasing.


However, being windowless it does tend to look like a love hotel, of which there are many nearby.


I must admit to not knowing Rossi's work, although he was the first Italian architect to win the Pritzker Prize.


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