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1. Continuity, Obsession and Memory

Aldo Rossi is considered a key figure in the conceptual legacy’s construction of modern architecture. However, this works is difficult to interpret as its conceptual facet is quite stronger than his aesthetics.

Based on the modernist common-thought that there cannot be any creativity in the fields of the unknown, Rossi’s work is aimed at rediscovering figures after a thorough analysis and interpretation unveiling a vast intellectual work. This paper analyses Rossi’s work through his intellectual foundations and theories structuring them in six units, each one of them based on one of his paradigms: architecture in continuity, collage theory, architecture of the city, the city as a museum and architecture against function.