Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BUILDING FOR APARTMENTS ON VIA S. BASILIO

EDIFICIO PER ABITAZIONI IN VIA S. BASILIO
1931/32 Adalberto Libera (1903/63)
Also known as CASA NICOLETTI (Nicoletti House)
Restructuring by the great architect from Trentino of a nineteenth-century building for homes, only a stone's throw from Piazza Barberini. It was his first project in Rome 
"Libera is certainly one of the most important figures in the scene of Roman architecture in the thirties and probably, with Mario Ridolfi, the only figure on international level that has operated in Rome in the period between the two wars. (...) He designed the new fa├žade of this building on Via S. Basilio to which he gave a peculiar elegance through the use of moldings in travertine quite projecting and light tubular metal railings painted. Sadly very degraded, the building is today occupied by a small hotel" (Piero Ostilio Rossi)

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