Wednesday, February 19, 2014


1929/31 Giovanni Michelucci (1891/1990) who was later architect of the railway station of Florence S. Maria Novella 
Five apartments, one for each of the five brothers of the Valiani family, with common areas. Now the building has been engulfed by illegally built structures and it is no longer recognizable 
The architect from Pistoia partially reused an existing farmhouse known as Villa Ciocca 
"Perhaps it is the number of common areas to be the most interesting part of the building - which is also known for non-traditional volumetric articulation - including the entrance stairway that projects in the façade very light glass windows which seem to anticipate, in some ways, one of the themes of the Station of Florence" (Piero Ostilio Rossi)

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