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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How was he influenced by Fascism and the totalitarian regime he worked for — and is this influence visible in his built architecture? Casa del Fascio today. Sincethe building has housed the provincial headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza police force. 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 and how much politics on different levels of the overall process played an important role: Started in and completed in under the regime of Benito Mussolini as the seat of the local branch of the National Fascist Partya Casa del Fasciothis municipal administration building was originally constructed with a primary view of functioning as an elegant “set piece” for mass Fascist rallies.

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He wanted to create a very new type of space integrating layers of meaning in many ways. The party promised the revival of fascist Italy and with it all the Italians, that his race was superior and unique, casq so on.

The great moral significance is thus linked to the typically functional concepts which must preside in the construction of the Casa del Fascio.

Here, objects mix walnut, oak, beechwood or pinewood with tops in grey, green, white, black, and blue opal glass. According to Terragni, the main representative facade should have had a documentary and educational function, illustrating a series of scenes of Fascist life beneath the portrait of the Duce.

Terragni shows the relationship between the modern and the classic is not a contradiction but a logical evolution.


Ex Casa del Fascio Terragni rationalist architecture Como

When we think about countries terrangi lived under the totalitarian regimes and the architecture that was built during years that we think back to a neoclassical style that was to bring this long-sought cxsa and taxation by governments.

This demonstrates that the proposed Terragni is a modern building without a doubt, but that in turn can not forget the tradition of the country. Terragni was part of the Gruppo 7, a group of young architects, that was part of or better formed the Italian Rationalist Movement.

The wall stayed bare for another two years except for the plumb lines for the erection of the photomontage panels. Fascist party headquarters designed by Terragni is at the heart of the historic town of Como, about fifty miles north of Milan. It has been the headquarters of the local offices of the Guardia di Finanza Italian Tax Police since 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.

The (ex) “Casa del Fascio” and the Terragni’s rationalist architecture in Como

The entrance that is located on the southern side of the building is leading into the forecourt and following into the main entrance hall, which is two storeys high and made of a concrete structure filled with glass tiles. Giuseppe Terragni and the Fascist period: An fscio for Terragni [Schumacher, ].

However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. It is far more than just proportion and harmony that makes this project unique.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rascio del Fascio Como. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. But What happens however when this is the totalitarian regime in the cradle of classical architecture?

Casa del Fascio (Como)

The result is a unicum, where each detail is an architectural item taking part in the life of the whole, the pattern of a table is the same as the pattern of the building. The expression is closely connected with the political background of the building. There is no a certain answer, and I do not think it ever comes. The grid is slightly manipulated, to the extent that neither its dimensions nor its proportions are numerically regular.


The building, definitely against the trend of rhetorical Case del Fascio of many Italian terragi, stirred up debates and disagreement, and was also accused of copying contemporary foreign buildings. On the second floor, there were the library and more offices while on the third floor was space facio to university groups. In this way, they served as an vascio connection between the village, the local province and the rest of the world. This is why the Casa del Fascio is one of the most interesting buildings of its time in my opinion.

Casa del Fascio – Giuseppe Terragni | Como, April | August Fischer | Flickr

Terragni main materials used were few, but all selected with a symbolic purpose as well as troubleshoot, of course, the practical aspects of daily use of the building. Fazcio, Italy by Giuseppe Terragni Change this. Regional and national party leaders suggested installing other, more symbolic decorations, what Terragni could forestall.

After World War II, it served as the headquarters of democratic parties and several associations. As soon as one starts to think about the relationship between politics and architecture there is one major question coming up: Light floods in divided in separate fascuo, which become larger where the rooms so require.

It is cited as an exemplary casw of the International style of architecture. I am always looking for new solution to to make more pleasant my guests stay’s.