Giò Ponti: Albergo paradiso al Cevedale
- Author Giovanni Denti Chiara Toscani
- Editor Alinea Editrice
Gio Ponti - Hotel Paradiso at the foot of Mount Cevedale Cevedale at an altitude of 2160 meters at the bottom of Val Martello, side branch of the Val Venosta in the south-west direction, is located at the Sport Hotel Paradiso del Cevedale reached by a road at the time specially built. The hotel that rises to 2100 meters between a gorgeous group of peaks, snow, glaciers, was designed between 1935 and 1936 by Gio Ponti with engineers and Eugenio Soncini Antonio Fornaroli, with the fascist party funds and the Ministry of Tourism , on order of Colonel Emilio Penatti, owner of the company in charge of construction, and performed under exceptional conditions in two years. Although very degraded the hotel today, still showing clearly his otherness with respect to the tradition of typical alpine architecture of these valleys. Bridges in fact criticized the traditional local solutions, characterized by pointed roofs gable and not expandable, proposing a new scheme, of which the hotel made Martell is an example. The interpretation of Gio Ponti's work as a result of a response to the needs of the bourgeoisie can be found in the Sport Hotel for a particular type response: as a good example of a research on the one hand as opposed to the traditional style of the South Tyrolean houses and stretched from another parallel to renew the tradition of the urban middle-class house. Although this project can not be counted among the most signi accomplishments Can't mentioned by critics in work of Gio Ponti, it was considered interesting to bring back a complete description here, not only because this edition. What is little known to the domestic its production, but above all to highlight the continuity of some aspects of composition contained therein, with the research that the same Bridges was developing in those years on the theme of modern dwelling, both theoretically the interior of the Domus articles, is virtually through some residences in Milan. John Teeth, professor of Architectural and Urban Composition in the Politecnico di Milano, has done research on the protagonists of the modern movement and the urban structure of large cities, particularly Barcelona, Vienna, Prague, Cape Town, Chicago. His publications include: Adolf Loos, Complete Works, Workshop, Rome, 1997; Milan. L ?? environment, the territory, the city, Alinea, Florence, 2000; Le Corbusier, Clup, Milano, 2002; Morphology and quality of the metropolis. The case of Chicago 1884-1910, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2005; Prague, the great voice of history, Alinea, Florence, 2006; History, geography, landscape in the birth and development of Cape Town, "Territory" n. 40, Milan, 2007; Space forms, Maggs, Milan, 2008; Esprit de Geometrie. Villa Savoye, a ?? anthology, Maggs, Milan, 2009; Adolf Loos, modernity as tradition, Maggs, Milano, 2010. Chiara Toscani, PhD in Architectural and Urban Design, is a research fellow at the DiAP ?? Politecnico di Milano ?? and professor of Analysis of Urban Morphology at the Politecnico di Milano. It conducts research on issues related to architecture and the city. His publications include: Gio Ponti: a hotel in Val Martello, "Territory", n. 50, 2009; architectural poché the invariant, "Territory", n. 47, 2008; Forms of emptiness. New urban landscapes, Alinea, Florence, 2007; type variations, Alinea, Florence, 2006; Geourbana vocation, Alinea, Florence, 2005; Mies in Chicago, Alinea, Florence, 2004; Mies van der Rohe, Clup, Milano, 2003; Le Corbusier, Clup, Milano, 2002.
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