Friday, 23 January 2015

Guiseppe Perugini House near Rome

We just found some photos of an amazing house by an Italian architect, Guiseppe Perugini. The house was built for himself and is now abandoned. It is in a small town outside of Rome.

Here a Google translated document:
Giuseppe Perugini
(Buenos Aires, March 17, 1914 - Rome, September 19, 1995)

Giuseppe Perugini arrived in Rome in the early thirties with the intent to deepen the true his interest in art and architecture is in contact with the still vital Vanguards and rationalist ideas then almost clandestine. He enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture so that it would no longer abandoned, contributing later, as Professor of Architectural Design, to the formation of most of the current members of the Roman architectural world. In these years of study he was able to attend the Masters of the Roman School, as Adalberto Libera. He graduated in 1941, immediately began an intense teaching and research, direct expression of a belief architecture, based on the respect of a formal rigor and dimensional nature of classic design combined with a rationalist, who are constantly reaffirmed in all its production. Tangible result of the activity in the field of architecture and architectural research. are the recognition of which has been awarded over the years; among them: the title of Officier (the Ordre de LĂ©opold of the Belgium (for the Italian pavilion at Expo '58), the 1969 Henry Bacon Memorial Medalfor American Institute of Architecture Arcchtects (for the Monument of the Fosse Ardeatine) and Award-Inarch Finsider 1967 for innovations in the design of steel structures housing. For Further demonstration of his desire to experiment, was among the first scholars to propose, in the 60s, the use of the computer as instrument authorizing officer of modular elements. To this end, presented in international competitions a number of projects, such as the circular bridge over the Strait of Messina, the tower-propeller Plateau Beaubourg, born from the integration of signs particularly expressive and advanced technological choices. and others, such as the well-known "hospital cybernetic" or head of UNIDO in Vienna, where the function is privileged through the decomposition and recomposition of elementary cells aggregated electronically according to the actual needs, thus eliminating the conventional dispersions of the architectural traditional .in all projects, however, is readable willingness to express the message that each work must contain the more overt making possible its symbolic and psychological, but also the desire to deepen the dialogue between architecture and technical-scientific process exposed a language recepibile also by not "initiated". Moreover, the dialectic confrontation and collaboration choirs of prominent personalities of the culture of our time as Neutra, Bakema, Moore, Arp, Mirko, and Cagli has helped to strengthen its original rationalism leading to more and more advanced abstractions until being turned into "symbol" of each of its design ideas.
So his first work, the Monument to the Fosse Ardeatine in Rome, at the same time architectural structure, symbol and memorial, appears as a "grave only." While the buildings of the City Judicial is configured as a real "citadel", inspired appearance 'urban' and itinerant justice Classical Age. At the same ideology also belong to the church-shrine Piedimonte Sari Germano, the aforementioned Messina Bridge - a tangible symbol of the connection between the two sides, the '' explosion kinetic 'design of an exhibition of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the combination of matter-music prism of Memorial Fermi in Chicago. So the recent cubic monolith dedicated to Natalino Sapegno, the "dynamism" of the project for the Turin airport, the "tree-house" in Fregene, are all works that do not follow the form's sake, to the occasional composition, and from which transpire continuity "stylistic" and a rigorous method of interpretations of space cast, under the aegis of the geometry, materials 'pure' among which prevail steel and reinforced concrete. But, this particular "method" design does not end in the production strictly architectural or monumental, so much so that in urban interventions, in motorways - just think of the "knot" of Restoration along the Palermo-Catania or even in building repairs of particular value - Palazzo Muti-Bussi or Villa Mondragone - the desire to express through the medium of an architectural meanings derived from the same matrix of the work is always easily recognized. Regarding its activities sociopubblicistica is called immediately after the war to participate in the initiatives promoted by the Ministry of Public Works for the formulation of rules designed to standardize the process of rebuilding the country. In subsequent years, the board of directors ISES, contributes to the recovery of the areas affected by the earthquake of Belice. Is therefore part of the consultation of the Ministry PI for regulations on school and, between 1962 cd 1966, as president of the Architects of Rome and Lazio, participates in the debate on the equivalence of professional qualifications within the EEC. It 'also president of the Opera Universitaria, committee member in numerous national and international competitions, a member of the building committee and the Committee for the study of new urban structure of the metropolitan area of ​​Rome and founder dell'APAO - Association for' Organic Architecture - and Club of Rome.
Among his writings are the essays and the works devoted to the analysis of contemporary architectural culture (The form in architecture, Rome 1953), the comparison between theory and constructed Architecture of Borromini in the church of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, Rome 1959 Models Borromini in S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Rome (1962), Michelangelo's intervention in the Capitol in AA.VV., The Campidoglio by Michelangelo, Accademia di San Luca, Rome (1965) and the potential applications of the electronic architecture.


120 rolls ca. graphs, RADEX, alternative solutions of works, surveys, studies and projects; 50 containers ca. attachments to projects; 1 folder of correspondence with Adalberto Libera, Marcello Piacentini and other architects, artists and writers; 8 boxes containing various documents and correspondence; 120 files ca. correspondence, personal documents and administrative base map; 2 sets of autobiographical writings and one unpublished paper on Fregene, with autograph drawings; 5 folders of different documents; drawings and paintings in different techniques not related to architectural works (not quantified); 10 containers ca. photographs and 200 slides ca .; 3 movies: 3: Fregene (Super 8) Projects of Messina Bridge and Hospital Cybernetic Pietralata (produced by RAI); audio recordings of lectures (nq); 5 plastic

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