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Casa del Fascio – Como, Italy

Posted in Built by Elizabeth Washburn on November 14, 2018

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Building: Casa del Fascio
Location: Como, Italy
Architect: Giuseppe Terragni
Completion: 1936

AE Interests: local headquarters of the Fascist party in Como, early example of modernism, strong principles of void and volume, proportion, and transparency, perfect square in plan (110 ft) and half cube in shape, each of the four facades in unique, constructed of only reinforced concrete, marble and glass

“…fascism, a house of glass into which everyone can peer giving rise to this wholly faithful interpretation: no encumbrance, no barrier, no obstacle between the political hierarchies and the people” – Mussolini

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