The outer surfaces of the residential buildings designed by Giuseppe Terragni. Plasters, stone cladding and prefabricated elements to the test of time.

Marta Casanova

Abstract


Starting from the analysis of the archival and bibliographical documentation and from the direct observation of the buildings, the article analyses the finishing surfaces of the residential buildings designed by Giuseppe Terragni, in order to understand the structural and technological construction choices, the results on site and the changes that such finishes have undergone over time. From 1927 and 1943, Giuseppe Terragni designed and built, alone or in cooperation with other architects (Pietro Lingeri e Alberto Sartoris), nine buildings intended for multi-family dwellings and two single-family villas. For the outer finishes of his architecture works, he experimented different solutions: plaster finishes, stone cladding in large slabs and smaller elements, as well as cladding with prefabricated elements of cement grit. Despite Terragni’s declare wish to create durable finishes which could withstand the effects of the weather, most have undergone modifications and transformations.

 


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Giuseppe Terragni; outer cladding; modern architecture; stone cladding; restoration of the modern.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14633/AHR333

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ArcHistoR è una rivista open access e peer reviewed (double blind), di Storia dell’architettura e Restauro, pubblicata dall’Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria. La rivista ha cadenza semestrale. È una rivista di Classe A (ANVUR) per l’Area 08 - Ingegneria civile ed Architettura, settori C1, D1, E1, E2, F1.

Comitato scientifico internazionale

Maria Dolores Antigüedad del Castillo-Olivares (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia de España), Monica Butzek (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Jean-François Cabestan (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne), Alicia Cámara Muñoz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia de España), David Friedman (Massachussets Institute of Technology), Alexandre Gady (Université Paris-IV-Sorbonne), Jörg Garms (Universität Wien), Miles Glenndinning (Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, University of Edinburgh), Christopher Johns (Vanderbilt University, Nashville), Mark Wilson Jones (University of Bath), Loughlin Kealy (University College Dublin), Paulo Lourenço (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho), David Marshall (University of Melbourne), Werner Oechslin (ETH, Zurich, Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln), José Luis Sancho (Dirección de Conservación de Bienes Histórico-Artísticos, Palacio Real, Madrid), Dmitrij O. Švidkovskij (Moscow Architectural Institute, MARCHI)

Comitato direttivo

Tommaso Manfredi (direttore responsabile), Giuseppina Scamardì (direttore editoriale), Bruno Mussari, Annunziata Maria Oteri, Francesca Passalacqua, Nino Sulfaro

 

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Laboratorio Cross. Storia dell'architettura e restauro

    

      

 ISSN 2384-8898

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