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Brutalism, Experimental

Birth date / place

March 17th 1914, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Architecture


Practice / Active in Change this

Rome, Italy

Linked to Change this

Uga De Plaisant
Raynaldo Perugini

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  • 1958 - l'Ordre de Léopold of Belgium for the Italian pavilion at Expo '58
  • 1967 - Inarch-Finsider Award for the innovations introduced in the design of steel housing structures
  • 1969 - Henry Bacon Medal for Memorial Architecture of the American Institute of Architects for the Monument of the Fosse Ardeatin
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February 23rd, 2018

Giuseppe Perugini Change this

Change thisRome, Italy
born 1914, Buenos Aires
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Giuseppe Perugini arrived in Rome in the early thirties and enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture. After graduating in 1941, he began an intense teaching and research activity at the Faculty of architecture as a professor of Architectural Composition. A further demonstration of his desire to experiment is the fact, that he was among the first scholars to propose, in the '60s, the use of computers as instrument authorizing modular elements. To this end, he presented a series of projects to international competitions, such as the circular bridge over the Strait of Messina, the Plateau Beaubourg tower-helix, born from the integration of particularly expressive signs and avant-garde technological choices. And others, such as the well-known "cybernetic hospital" or the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna, where the function is privileged through the decomposition and recomposition of cells aggregated electronically according to the actual needs, thus eliminating the conventional dispersions of the traditional architectural object. His first work, the Monument to the Fosse Ardeatine in Rome, at the same time architectural structure, symbol and memorial, appears as a unique tomb. While the buildings of the Judicial City were configured as a true citadel, inspired by the urban aspect of the justice of the Classical Age. Also belonging to the same ideology are the church-sacrarium of Piedimonte Sari Germano, the aforementioned bridge of Messina, the kinetic explosion of the project of an exhibition pole in the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the binomial matter-music of the Memorial Fermi prism in Chicago.

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