Milano Moderna Full day tourSergio2017-07-07T23:33:47+00:00
The first work of Giovanni Muzio marks both the end and the beginning of an architectural style. It is configured as a block but is actually made up of distinct parts. The character of abstraction of his fronts, conceived as a collage of independent parts, shows the richness of the language and represents a taxonomy of different elements .Cà Brutta means “Ugly House”, so renamed in the twenties as if it wasn’t part of the city.
Projects by: Giovanni Muzio
The building designed in 1936 expresses the principles already set forth in the pages of the magazine Domus by Gio Ponti, who was the editor. “Architecture is a crystal”, a pure volume, evidenced by the coplanarity of walls and windows, in which the city is reflected. The modern shape of this building has its own disposition related to views and light but it is also able to establish clear relationships with the city fulfilling the front of Largo Donegani and the front on the main road. The headquarters of Montecatini is a real architectural revolution.
Projects by: Giò Ponti
The house designed by Giuseppe Terragni combines the principles of the rationalism with the specific character of Milan. The two parallel bodies, perpendicular to Corso Sempione, define the block thanks to suspended terraces between the two buildings. The side of the building, clad in white marble and plaster, shows its structural system. The building ends with an unique apartment, designed in order to have the living area on one body and the sleeping area on the other, with a garden on the roof.
Projects by: Giuseppe Terragni e Pietro Lingeri
Symbol of Milan and of the industrial rebirth of the city after the bombing of World War II, the Pirelli skyscraper, with its 127 meters, is the tallest building in Milan throughout the twentieth century. Built of reinforced concrete, a typical material of the Italian culture but unusual for a skyscraper, expresses the city that grows in height and the trasformation of Milan in a tertiary city.
Projects by: Giò Ponti e Pier Luigi Nervi
Arengario - Museo del ‘900
The building is the result of a competition held in 1937, and is covered with white marble of Candoglia which is the same materials used for the Duomo. It has been the last intervention of the renew of Piazza del Duomo. At the end of 2010 the renovations made by Italo Rota allows to use the Arengario as the Museum of XX century that collects the most important artist of this artistic period in Milan, including Boccioni, Balla, De Chirico and Fontana.
Built in 1958, is a manifesto of contemporary architecture. The Velasca Tower reflects the thoughts expressed by Rogers on the pages of Casabella, the idea of continuity of the architecture, the meaning of the character of a place, the renewal of the tradition through contemporary materials. Made of reinforced concrete it is 106 meters high, almost like the Duomo, with which it establishes a relationship through the structural elements of the facade.
Projects by: BBPR
Offices and Houses in Corso Italia
The desire to create a real modern building convinced Luigi Moretti to deny the rules of nineteenth-century, both in shape and language. The orthogonal arrangement of the large volume overhanging the road, the facade design as a solid surface in which the traditional windows are replaced by free cuts, the full body that dominates and distorts the basement made by glass, are some of the new architectural codes operated by Moretti for a new style in architecture.
Projects by: Luigi Moretti
XXI Aprile House
Designed in 1950, is a symbol of renewed Milanese style. The director Michelangelo Antonioni chose the building as part of the scenography in the movie “The Night”, to express the modernity of Milan. White marble and Klinker cover the two volumes that compose the building, while the large strip windows, flush with the wall, show the essential character of this city.
Projects by: Asnago e Vender
Caccia Dominioni House
This house built in 1947, replacing the one destroyed in the second world war in front of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, is based on the idea of expressing a new character for the architecture of Milan interpreting his typological and linguistic features. The balcony-gallery, the loggia, the ceiling windows, the use of stone, plaster, steel and wood, are reassembled in an orderly architecture, renewing the tradition of building in a modern vision.
Projects by: Luigi Caccia Dominioni
House In The Park
The building designed in 1947 by Ignazio Gardella ends, through two parallel snd straggered volumes, the large semicircle of the Foro Bonaparte looking for a new relationship with the Sempione Park. The first closed body, covered with marble and neatly composed, establishes a relationship with the compact city. The other body, that reveals his structural frame, allowed a freelier disposition of the shape of the appartments.
Projects by: Ignazio Gardella
House in Piazza Carbonari
Caccia Dominioni proposes a building that stands out the anonymous context that surrounds it, through a careful work of recomposition of façades using the elements of his linguistic repertory: the windows of variable size depending on the destination of the environments, the different sliding or roller shutters, black glasses to house them, the desire to compose the façade and hide the texture of the pillars. The four fronts, perceived from the outside as the house is located on an isolated lot, they are all different in form and composition, and it’s not easy to understand which is the main one.
Projects by: Luigi Caccia Dominoni
The complex Monte Amiata, also known as Gallaratese, is composed by two different expressions of the utopic thinking of this ages (1968). Both based on typological issues, the Aldo Rossi building is a poetical reinterpretation of the rationalist linear buildings, while the Aldo Aymonino one is a megastructural union of different typologies in one building. The common spaces anticipats the postmodern spirit.
Projects by: Aldo Rossi, Carlo Aymonino
The itinerary offers a visit to the most significant architectural works carried out in Milan in recent years.
GA Milano proposes a tour of 4 hours (Half-day Tour) and a tour of 8-hours (One-day Tour) Both routes are proposed by foot with stopover and visit to every building.