Mario Bellini loves Milanese urban culture, the city. His home, in a C19th building reworked 

by Piero Portaluppi, is designed around a large 9 metre tall library/staircase, which runs 

through and across it like a telescope. The books, artworks and objects make it reminiscent of 

Antonello da Messina’s painting of St. Jerome’s study. He is about to embark on a design for a 

white cube, his new home. That is his dream. Photo by Davide Pizzigoni.  Photo 6 of 10 in 7 Modern Architects at Home