Prà d’ Mill

We drove up the hill behind the house to visit the impossibly remote Cistercian monastery designed by Aimaro d’Isola in the late 1980s.   We’re beginning to recognise the hallmarks of his style:  good use of materials;  an exaggerated adherence to the vernacular;  a mixture of Aldo Rossi and Ted Cullinan.

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One looks out of the side of the church to the hillside beyond:

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I particularly liked what looked like the Abbot’s lodging:

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And the good detailing:

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