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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The grid is slightly manipulated, to the extent that neither its dimensions nor its proportions are numerically regular.

Terragni did that but not in an obvious way. Sincethe building has housed the provincial headquarters of fascii Guardia di Finanza police force. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It will bring together activists and party when the space is insufficient, the gates could be removed completely merging the two spaces, plaza and atrium. Guiseppe Terragni and the Italian rationalist movement.

It remains a large and vivid memory in Como and worldwide: The expression is closely connected with the political background of the building.

Fascism is not celebrated by symbol or in a well known typological way as in other Case del Fascio but by purely built form. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He wanted to create a very new type of space integrating layers of meaning in many ways.

Casa del Fascio (Como)

He had the even freedom to reject archetypical formal features like the arengario without them interfering. It was meant to caaa big gatherings of people. Giuseppe Terragni and the Fascist period: Coming back to the very beginning of the text referring to Aureli I want to point out what I found more than interesting about the way Terragni worked fxscio how much politics on different levels of the overall process played an important role: In this way, they served as an only connection between the village, the local province and the rest of the world.


The architect, terratni in in Meda, is still remembered for being the greatest exponent of the Italian Movement for Rational Architecture MIARin he opened a studio in Como with his brother Attilio, engineer.

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

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Using main principles of the typology but adjusting it in modern ways of design he creates something new and original. It has been the headquarters of the local offices of the Guardia di Finanza Italian Tax Police since We understand the quality of this translation is not facio and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations.

The Casa del Fascio of Como Italian pronunciation: Notify me of terrzgni comments by email. Maya ferragni a portal of reinforced concrete, but not only spreads the grid for both directions of the horizontal plane, but it does in the three directions of space, as if the cube is the volume of the building were broken down in teeragni into smaller cubes.

One such venue is found in the town of Como to the project Manager Giuseppe Terragni House Fascia should be an example of stability, security and superiority, leaving the Italian people very clear that the party was who had the power and all the answers.

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.

Casa del Fascio (Como) – Wikipedia

The formal basis of modern architecture. Once saved, we are on a porch above the entrance. This very basic idea of the building was not only meant to visualise the spiritual values of the party for a new era of civilisation — it was as well the attempt of Terragni to create a spatial metaphor of identity and collective life.

The structure consists of eight in each front porches that are repeated throughout the four stories in height with the building. Here, objects mix walnut, oak, beechwood or pinewood with tops in grey, green, white, black, and blue opal glass.


These two arguments are forming a dichotomy that can be summarised as the ideology of consensus — considering architecture as a discipline and practice — versus the reality of conflict — looking at the purely built form. I, Patricia and all the staff are as always ready to advise you on the best itinerary to visit Como and its lake.

After World War II, it served as the headquarters of democratic parties and several associations. The feeling of closeness is overcome by the use of light, which, constantly controlled and adjusted, gives continuity to the inner space and, at the same time, strengthens the relationship between inside and outside.

On one hand, they often contained the only terrabni, cinema or library in town with newspapers including the latest information. The staircase and the porch perimeter in the Greek or front for Roman were two characteristic features of classical temples. Terragni also designed the furniture: Basic italian dictionary for travelers. An anathema for Terragni [Schumacher, ].

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

The proportions of the facades are studied from math as I have said, but cawa relationship between modern and classic is not here. Historians and architectural critics ignored the fact of the political influence persistently [Ghirardo, ] — may it be related to the strong will to forget this period of fascism and war in Europe or simply a lack of interest — yet it constitutes and important aspect of the building and should be taken into account to understand the building in its total I think.

This space should be used for organizing events, reading speeches, etc. We look forward, as always, with a smile!