Casa Frea [Frea house], Milan, Italy (1983)
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  • Umberto Riva (archive creator)

Casa Frea [Frea house], Milan, Italy (1983)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 144 drawings (including 3 reprographic copies)
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Casa Frea, a built two-storey single-family house in Milan. The private house is situated in a renovated building "inserted into a block made up of rows of houses dating from the beginning of the century." [1] Riva worked on this project in 1983.
The project series contains early sketches of interior sections, interior elevations, and floor plans. It also contains design development drawings, including sections, floor plans, elevations, and furnishing details, including plans for an armchair.
[1] Album di disegni / Album of drawings, Electra, Milano, 1989, 131 p., page 124.
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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order.
Archivist's note:
  • A selection of drawings in this project series were shown in the exhibition "Rooms You May Have Missed: Bijoy Jain, Umberto Riva (2014)" at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Milan Italy


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