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During the 1950’s, Moretti wrote a series of articles about structure, space and form for the magazine Spazio. These articles reveal an architect preoccupied with “organic” building forms and ideas. It is likely this interest that results in the reoccurring theme of curving or irregular forms..

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Luigi Moretti

Rome, Italy
born 1907, Rome

Moretti was the son of the architect Luigi Rolland, whose most important work is the cinema-theater Adriano, and Maria Giuseppina Moretti. He studied at the Royal School of Architecture in Rome where he graduated in 1929.

In 1931 he won a three year scholarship for Roman Studies, established..

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Gino Pollini

Milan, Italy
born 1903, Rovereto

Pollini studied in Milan for a couple of years at the faculty of engineering and later architecture where he graduated in 1927. He was writing series of articles published in the journal "Italian Festival" in order to highlight the need for renewal of architectural practice then still tied to the..

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Luigi Figini

Milan, Italy
born 1903, Milan

Luigi Figini graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1920s and open his professional studio in 1926 in Milan. He was one of the founders of Group 7 and member of Miari. In 1934 he began a collaboration with Olivetti in Ivrea. Figini collaborated with Gino Pollini with whom were clear rationalist..

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The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, also known as the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro or simply the Colosseo Quadrato (Square Colosseum), is an icon of Fascist architecture. It lies in the district of Rome known as the Esposizione Universale Roma. It is particularly symbolic of this district,..

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Giovanni Guerini

Rome, Italy
born 1887, Imola

Giovanni Guerrini (1887 - 1972) was born in Imola on May 29, 1887. From 1902 to 1905 he attended the School of Design T.Minardi Faenza and in 1913 obtained the qualification to teach drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 1915 he was professor of Architecture and Decorative Painting..

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The Palace of Congresses and Receptions is one of the most interesting projects of the quarter designed to host the Universal Exhibition of Rome of 1942.

However, the start of the Second World War prevented the Exhibition from taking place, and delayed the completion of many of the structures..

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Angiolo Mazzoni

Rome, Italy
born 1894, Bologna

Angiolo Mazzoni was a prolific state architect and engineer of the Italian Fascist government of the 1920s and 1930s. He designed hundreds of public buildings, post offices and train stations during the Interwar period in Italy. He was born in Bologna, later moved to Rome with his parents and..

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Venezia Santa Lucia is a terminal railway station serving the city of Venice, Italy. It is also the only (heavy rail) railway station in the historic city of Venice. The station is one of Venice's two most important railway stations, the other one being Venezia Mestre. Venezia Santa Lucia is..

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Cesare Cattaneo

Como, Italy
born 1912, Como

Cesare Cattaneo was one of the brightest promises of Italian rationalist movement and, despite his short life, he produced many projects, some important writings and some exemplary buildings. Already during the study period came into contact with the group of architects and artists from Como,..

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House Cattaneo

Cernobbio, Italy
by Cesare Cattaneo

The building rental housing known as House Cattaneo is one of the few built and best - known works of Cesare Cattaneo. The ground floor is for commercial use. Through a covered corridor we find a staircase leading to other plants. This solution ensure cross ventilation.

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Franco Albini

Milano, Italy
born 1905, Como

Franco Albini was an Italian architect and designer. He graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute of Milan in 1929. At the beginning of his career is especially characterized by ephemeral works: startds, exhibitions and interior decoration. He was interested in what..

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The University of Trieste is a medium-sized university in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northwest Italy. The university was founded in 1924 and consists of 12 faculties with about 23,000 students and 1,000 professors.

Before World War I, when Trieste was still a part of the..

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Raffaello Fagnoni

Florence, Italy
born 1901, Florence

Raphael Fagnoni born in Florence in 1901. He graduated in Rome at the School of Architecture in 1924 and returned to his city, he founded the Florentine section of the Fascist Union of Architects; since 1926 is among the promoters of the Royal High School of Architecture in Florence , it became..

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The first political commitment to Nordio is the realization of the House of the fighter and the simultaneous arrangement of the shrine dedicated to Guglielmo Oberdan. The design and construction of the building have various difficulties, perfectly resolved, including the positioning of the cell..

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Aldo Cervi

Trieste, Italy
born 1901, Trieste

Aldo Cervi graduated from the Higher Industrial School of Trieste in 1920 and completed his architectural studies at the Academy and Institute of Fine Arts of Venice in 1926. In 1927 he began his professional activities in Trieste. From the early thirties he regularly engaged in the participation..

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A look at one of the most discussed rational project in Trieste. This building was originally a Casa del Fascio on 1938. It becomes after the II world war the quarter of Allied Military Government at today is the Headquarter of the Police in Trieste called also as Questura of Trieste. At the..

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Highway A11

Florence, Italy
by Giovanni Michelucci

San Giovanni Battista - Highway A11 is a church near Florence within a large motorway rest area shared between two roads. The church is formally named after John the Baptist but has also earned the name Church of the Freeway of the Sun for its location between Highway of the Sun and the A11..

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In the late 1940’s a trapezoidal lot in the then underdeveloped Appio-Latino quartier in Rome was destined to architects Calini and Montuori to design the buildings. The residual space between the houses allowed enough room for a theater, and its study was entrusted to aging architect Adalberto..

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The building is a part of a complex of works that the City of Milan planned at the end of the Second World War, starting with the reconstruction plan of the city devastated by bombing.

The hotel house of Luigi Moretti is located in Via Corridoni 22, in a central part of the city just beyond..

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