Palazzo Galmanini Portaluppi

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Palace Galmanini Portaluppi
General information
Via Beatrice d'Este
Via Anelli
Construction started1953
Technical details
Floor count9

The The Palace Galmanini Portaluppi or Palazzo d'Este is a palace in Viale Beatrice d'Este 23, Milano, Italy, designed by Gualtiero Galmanini and Piero Portaluppi[1] adjacent to and in support of an existing masterpiece Palazzo Maffezzoli of 1957, in the historic center of Milan inside the luxurious Quadronno District, which collects the open-air masterpieces of numerous archistars of the fifties.[2]

Description[change | change source]

This Milanese residential building, belonging to the rationalist movement, have historical and artistic interest and is located in Viale Beatrice d'Este, on the corner of Via Luigi Anelli, is a symbol of the Milanese design setting 1950s, from which the best known Italian design in the world was born, which saw the first architects also become designers of objects and scholars of concepts, art and sculpture.

This is the work of the Italian architect Gualtiero Galmanini and Portaluppi, who was the designers of the architectural Modern Movement is a foundational building in italian design heritage, that pays attention to architectural details, simple and sophisticated elegance.

It consists of a body with two exteriors and two interiors. The façade is characterized by a Mosaic wall covering Tessera Bisazza of checkered colored mixed glass with corrugated curves, that create plays of white and gray light. The building demonstrates extensive use of classical and other typically asymmetrical elements, including rigidity and symmetry in the arrangement of windows between via Anelli and Viale d'Este.

Style[change | change source]

The Palazzo in Viale Beatrice d'Este has a refined and original design, its stylistic code is characterized by geometric rigor and the alternation between solidity and transparency, in structures in which glass, concrete and metal combine to create spaces, volumes and games of light and shadow, and is considered one of the great masterpieces of Gualtiero Galmanini in collaboration with Portaluppi, historical partners united in research on the stars and astrolabes.[3]

History[change | change source]

• Design: 1953-1956 • Execution: 1956 • reference date: 1953 - 1956

Features[change | change source]

Palazzo Palazzo Galmanini Portaluppi has a particular architectural, artistic, historical and cultural interest.

  • structures: reinforced concrete, with bush-hammered finish
  • facade: exposed sandblasted bricks, worked concrete
  • roof: practical terrace, roof garden
  • Windows: in American larch

References[change | change source]

  1. "Enciclopedia Treccani, Gualtiero Galmanini".
  2. Casabella, Casa d'abitazione a Bergamo, Milano 1956, n. 209, pp. 18-19
  3. "Enciclopedia Treccani, Gualtiero Galmanini".

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