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Icon: Villa Planchart by Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti designed the Villa Planchart, a private home built in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1956. Ponti designed the interiors in a remarkable fashion; he selected (and often designed) furnishings, decorative objects, and even articles of daily use. The modernist principle of integration of the arts with the architecture was naturally carried out in this building.
As well as carefully planning and executing the relationship between architecture and landscape, Ponti believed that “architecture is made to be looked at.” It is public landscape. “Facades are the wall of the street, and a city is made of streets; the facades are the visible part of the city, they are all of the city that appears.”

Villa Planchart, Caracas, Venezuela, 1956, by Gio Ponti.
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4 Responses to
“Icon: Villa Planchart by Gio Ponti”

  1. Randall Says:

    Gorgeous. I'm visiting Caracas soon and working on making the arrangements to visit this home – has anyone been and can share tips on how to secure the tour? Thank you

  2. tokyo777 Says:

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a tour of this building/grounds? thanks for anything!

  3. Ariadni Figueredo Says:

    I cant believe it. This house is the house of my aunts
    . Mz first trip was there. U nfortunately She died really early. I only saw her once in my life. Tia Anala. She gave me in her will a white muff which I gave to the museum. The owner is my half uncle.

  4. massimo Says:

    I am visiting Caracas in 3 days! Does anyone know how to arrange a visit of this house? massimo@lhi.is thank you!

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