Saturday, November 14, 2015

SALVATELLI APARTMENT HOUSE

PALAZZINA SALVATELLI

1939 Gio Ponti (1891/1979) and Antonio Fornaroli
An almost Spartan apartment block, simple and effective
Originally the external coatings were in stoneware (compact and waterproof ceramic paste) which remains only in the attic

All the fa├žades were plastered later
“Ponti pursues the specific intention of offering 'functional refinement' instead of the usual 'gaudy lordly attributes'. His sober and discreet architecture, defined by slight projections from the wall and rhythmic continuous scanning of the openings, is a sophisticated product of the 'Novecento' (Twentieth century) style” (Giorgio Muratore)

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