Tuesday, November 10, 2015

COOPERATIVA ASTREA APARTMENT HOUSE

PALAZZINA PER LA COOPERATIVA ASTREA


1947/49 Luigi Moretti (1907/73)

Experiment of an apartment block with diversified locations for the rooms

“The classical derivation of Luigi Moretti's language, just filtered a little through the rationalist ideas, shone in a clear manner by a well-calibrated monumentality, by the use of very elegant 'concluded' volumetric solutions and by a great attention to light and its spatial effects” (Piero Ostilio Rossi)


“It represents one of the first projects by Moretti after the war and already has the formal solutions of high strength plastic that would characterize the success of his later production. The novel volumetric articulation solves the difficulty of lot with a bad northern exposure. So the areas of services, along with the stairwells, is grouped in a completely new way, on the main front, while the living rooms and bedrooms are developed along the front facing back toward the south. The street fa├žade features a series of plastic episodes, always motivated by the need to ensure a functional order for environmental well-being” (Giorgio Muratore)

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