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Il Girasole

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Luigi Moretti
 
location Rome
function apartment, private house
contributed by Maarten_Scheurwater

Nicknamed the sunflower, probably derived from the plan organization and the petal-like extensions which open -sunflower-like- to one side of the building, 2 large apartments per floor, spread outward from an interior courtyard. The street façade is remarkable as an abstract surface turned, like a sunflower, to face the south sun. The façade contains contradictory illusions. The vertical cleft which reveals the depth of the courtyard within, with right and left sides misaligned at the top, would seem to invite the absolution of planer surface but does just the opposite. Built in a district of apartment blocks, it had to respond to the same zoning limitations. Moretti's reputation was established by 1936 when, at the age of 29, he designed the fencing hall at Mussolini's heroic new sports centre for Rome, the Foro Italico, an exercise in rationalist design during the Fascist period. Later work reveal an architect preoccupied with "organic" building forms and ideas.

 

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buiptenidedge says:
I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting!
10-Dec-07
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Il Girasole
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Viale Brunno Buozzi 64
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Project is not public!
How to get there? From Termini: bus line 910 (MANCINI) to 12 fermate, get out at ANTONELLI/MERCALLI, walk 350 m to viale bruno buozzi, number 64.
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Completion 1950
ArchitectLuigi Moretti
Client Private
 
Project ID 633
Latitude/Longitude 41°55'18N 12°28'55E
Contributed by Maarten_Scheurwater
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