Villino Basile a Palermo. La casa-studio come opera manifesto per una variabile latna della nuova cultura dell'abitare modernista

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[automatically translated] Remembered, even in the early eighties of the twentieth century, by Giuseppe Spatrisano as "architecture of exemplary modernity" that in the twenties is still required for its simple elegance, in an urban scene now suffering from a variegated traditionalist pathology, the house -study Palermo Ernesto Basile could not, however, assume fully the role model for the declinable Sicilian modernist architecture. Also called "villa Ida" in homage to the wife, Ernesto Basile home, in spite of volume discreet and formal calligraphic instrumentation from crisp content Astylus, stood out compared to the surrounding buildings while elegant structure, built in blocks to the sides of the avenue Freedom. Free from historicist references, the facades are plastered in white and rhythmic, the second level, by pilasters and false-started alternating with blind walls and tapered portions identified above by polychrome tiles arranged in a mo 'frieze, while circumscribed inserts phytomorphic (stucco or carved), suggestive of vitalistic metaphor of the building, only appear in the architectural framework terminals . Finally, a high base of red brick, between a range of different heights orthostats and a frame (the portion of the window sills of the openings of the first floor), with cantonal and stacks of rustic bosses clamped, was also extended to the area (today built) with encircling the garden so the whole property. It is this continuity between the fence of the 'secret garden' and the factory base, ideally extended over the rest of the lot by the annexes lower bodies, combined with the absence in the two facades of obvious compositional hierarchies to suggest the idea of a building with a majority perimeter, whose white tables are hinged from the corner balcony, Lanai, plant them and pediment wrought iron crown. The dissolution in its prospectus of each remaining obstacle of tradition did not lead to the renunciation of the much-vaunted Latin cultural identity; indeed the tools to perpetuate the aspiration to a mathematical harmony had risen to expressive means of a classical ideal timeless and signs. The dissolution in its prospectus of each remaining obstacle of tradition did not lead to the renunciation of the much-vaunted Latin cultural identity; indeed the tools to perpetuate the aspiration to a mathematical harmony had risen to expressive means of a classical ideal timeless and signs. The dissolution in its prospectus of each remaining obstacle of tradition did not lead to the renunciation of the much-vaunted Latin cultural identity; indeed the tools to perpetuate the aspiration to a mathematical harmony had risen to expressive means of a classical ideal timeless and signs.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationItalian Liberty. Il sogno europeo della grande bellezza
Pages77-92
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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