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
||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.
||Via Testona,10127 Turin, Italy
||1959 to 1961
| Construction System
||concrete, steel, reinforced curtain wall
||Palace of Labor. Internally supported on radial branches from huge central columns. Italia’61 Exhibition.