Foundations

06 December 2019

Vico Magistretti - Tower in Parco Sempione

“I designed the skyscraper in the park in 1953, opposite the Triennale, with others who were older than me; I made it brown, the colour of a tree trunk” V.M.
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Foundations

27 November 2019

Achille Castiglioni - San Gabriele Arcangelo church

“Our project was inspired by a respect for the “sacred essence of the parish” when it came to the liturgical functionality of the various parts of the church, so that from the high altar to the baptistery, the shape, proportions and structures are all influenced by the liturgy, which have conferred a modestly composed yet, we believe, genuinely mystical appearance on the new building.” Piergiacomo Castiglioni
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Foundations

15 November 2019

Vico Magistretti - Department of Biology, University of Milan

“Simplicity does not mean a total lack of decoration but of superimposed decoration.” V.M.
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Foundations

25 September 2019

Achille Castiglioni - Rebuilding the Permanente

“One part of the complex extends horizontally over the entire area, earmarked for the exhibition galleries of Milan’s Società per le Belle Arti, while the other, destined for offices, extends upwards – thirteen storeys. The former was rebuilt after being destroyed in the war, preserving some of the pre-existing structures, while the latter was superimposed onto the old structure."
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