20th Century Buildings with Columns in Torino




 Casa dell’Obelisco

Piazza Crimea ,2

Luzi Jaretti, apartment building, 1950s

The shape is inspired by an organic morphological aesthetic, and the style is new Art Nouveau, like a neo-Gaudí. The entrance (right and left ) is wonderful. The architects are totally unknown, I couldn’t find anything about them. In the ’50s this was a luxury building, but now it has a patina.


                     Palazzo del Lavoro


Architect Pier Luigi Nervi It has 85,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Like Mies van der Rohe’s buildings, there is a subtle fusion of structure and space in Nervi’s buildings. But whereas Mies searched for free internal space, Nervi’s aesthetic is dependent on an energetic exhibition of the structural parts of a building.

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Date 1959 to 1961
Building Type exhibition Hall
 Construction System concrete, steel, reinforced curtain wall
Climate mediterranean
Context exposition site
Style Modern
Notes Palace of Labor. Internally supported on radial branches from huge central columns. Italia’61 Exhibition.





Orders of Turin

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The Basilica of Superga was built from 1717 to 1731 for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy,[1] designed by Filippo Juvarra, at the top of the hill of Superga. The architect alluded to earlier styles while adding a baroque touch. This church is considered late Baroque-Classicism.
The dimensions of the church are impressive: the length is 51 m. while the dome is 75 m high. These features combined height of the hill (672 m) makes it visible even from great distances, and first from Turin. Similarly from the hill you have a sweeping view of the city and the Alps.
The basilica itself is an “architectural structure” that is built around a church with a circular plan, topped by a large dome of the Baroque style, preceded by a portico supported by eight Corinthian columns of classical inspiration.