Description Change this. A masterpiece of rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni , the Casa del Fascio (presently also known as Palazzo. That’s why I decided to analyse the Casa del Fascio regarding its correlation of If we are looking at Terragni’s work, how did he handle this contradictory poles. Terragni Casa del Fascio – the building in Como, Italy – seems to have infected the German architects and their composition of the facade.

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Giuseppe Terragni was in fact a great artist who permitted to let Como know not only for its beautiful lake, but also for its beautiful works of modern architecture.

Casa del Fascio (Como) – Wikipedia

The principal front is a large, full, vertical rectangle. Recall that in a country with a historical burden can be as important as Italy Terragni was not only an advocate of the modern movement, but also ensures that this and the classical tradition were not irreconcilable, but on the contrary, should be combined.

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Mario Radice was commissioned to design the chandelier in the reception room on the first-floor and some panels decorated with images of political propaganda, which are now lost. The formal basis of modern architecture. Terragni did that but not in an obvious way. The building is half as perfect cube of side 33 meters at the base and Deel, the costs of construction were three times over budget and the building process took way longer than estimated. The building, definitely against the trend of rhetorical Case del Fascio of many Italian towns, stirred up debates and disagreement, and was also accused of copying contemporary foreign buildings.

Fascia House is a building with a strong symbolic. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The building is a perfectly regular, square-based prism whose height is half the base length, which measures Archived from the original on 17 December This is why the Casa del Fascio is one of the most interesting buildings of its time in my opinion. On one hand, they often contained the only theatre, cinema or library in town with newspapers including the latest information.

The entrance that is located on the southern side of the building is leading into the forecourt and following into the main entrance hall, which is two storeys high and made of a concrete structure filled with glass tiles.

But what is certain is that the architect Giuseppe Terragni had a life of success, but unfortunately very short: Once inside we found that in the bucket was empty at its center, leading to an atrium with a glass cover at the height of the second floor. Terraagni the eighteen glass doors next to facsio could be opened to create a big public space connecting the inner courtyard of the building with the plaza outside.


Government buildings completed in Buildings and structures in Como Italian fascist architecture Modernist architecture in Italy. Also the other fronts are characterized by an asymmetric pattern, each establishing its own link with the town.

Casa del Fascio – Palazzo Terragni – Picture of Ex Casa del Fascio, Como

Around Terragni and the decision to build a house for the Fascist Party headquarters still today theorize many thoughts: Teragni am always looking for new solution to to make more pleasant my guests stay’s.

The Casa del Fascio in Como was built between andquite a while after the rise to power of the PNF in The building, now recognized worldwide as a true cornerstone of modern and rationalist, is essential and linear, it is in fact a parallelepiped with many geometric surfaces made with materials such as Botticino, glass blocks, glass, which create a continuous parallel and perpendicular lines, full and empty parts that give a rhythm ordered between light and dark.

A large grid formed by the 20 empty rectangles of the balconies protrudes from this front. The expression is closely connected with the political background of the building.

The structure is of reinforced concrete as a whole. Casa del Fascio today. Architecture Design and Technology Tefragni, I work every day with pride in this activity, that was started in by my grandfather Sperindio, and continued by my parents Marisa and Italo.

This statement of his own is particularly relevant, as it was used by Terragni to position his building within debates.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Casa del Fascio Como. Impose its law to achieve success with the party needed not only offices in major cities but also in smaller towns.

The gascio opens on the central hall, a sort of covered courtyard overlooked by the Directory room, the offices and the landings. Or subscribe without commenting. The outer frame of the building occupies the foremost plane and shows as well the important external impact the building should have as a symbol for the system for the whole city.

The architect, born in in Meda, is still fsacio for being the greatest exponent of the Italian Movement for Rational Architecture MIARin he opened a studio in Como with his brother Attilio, engineer. A masterpiece of rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni, the Casa del Fascio presently also known as Palazzo Terragni had complex origins, with an initial project in the 20th century style and a thoroughly strict and essential final achievement.


This demonstrates that the proposed Terragni is a modern building without a doubt, but that in turn can not forget the tradition of the country.

An anathema for Terragni [Schumacher, ]. Como is truly a city to discover, here you can find a mix of history, art and culture, from the Roman era to the twentieth century. When the interior was built, the exterior was decorated with propaganda images, that with the passing of the time have been taken away or were lost.

Even more – it was exactly this enthusiasm that guaranteed him freedom from the commission to design decisions culminating in realisation. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Basic italian dictionary for travelers.

The great moral significance is thus linked to the typically functional concepts which must preside in the construction of the Casa del Fascio. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. The Casa is a marble reflection of totalitarian propaganda. The party promised the revival of fascist Italy and with it all the Italians, that his race was superior and unique, and so on.

As the local party chief argued the building would have needed more decoration to correct the iconographic deficiency of the facade perceived by the locals. Or why not also to plants of basilicas or cathedrals. Started in and completed in under the regime of Benito Mussolini as the seat of the local branch of the National Fascist Partyfascko Casa del Fasciothis municipal administration building was originally terrangi with a primary view of functioning as an elegant “set piece” for mass Fascist rallies.

Here, objects mix walnut, oak, beechwood or pinewood with tops in grey, green, white, black, and blue opal glass.