Inspired By

Carlo Scarpa
by Arianna Lago

Arianna Lago is an Italian photographer currently based in London. Her work has been featured in magazines and blogs such as The Quarterly, PERDIZ and Wandering Bears. Her work can be found at

“I have always been a fan of Carlo Scarpa’s work – his hand manages to balance cement, metal, marble, water and nature with ease. Brion-Vega Cemetery, located in San Vito d’Altivole Italy, is a great example of his work. Completed in 1972, Scarpa described the memorial as, "A garden for the dead; a sacred temple that gains a sense of poetry over time. It's a place where beauty has the power to redeem man from his limitations". The Italian Sculpture Garden for the Venice Biennale is another favourite – combining ivy-covered curves with water features. These are places that I enjoy visiting at least once a year. Whilst their character changes across the seasons, I prefer seeing them in summer - the grass is luxuriant, ponds are bursting with water lilies and cement is covered with green climbing plants.”

Text Arianna Lago/The Garden Edit
Photography Arianna Lago