Invenzione, composizione e tempo nell’architettura di Giuseppe Samonà; Invention, Composition and Time in the Architecture of Giuseppe Samonà

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Abstract

An analysis of some constant elements in Giuseppe Samonà’s work is preliminary to the subsequent insight on the power stations built in Sicily between 1955 and 1962. We want to highlight the reasons of some choices without claiming to be exhaustive in relation to the many issues arisen from the wide theoretical and architectural pro- duction by Samonà.If we look at Samona’s architecture, we see how, in terms of invention and composition, the so-called “miraculous revolution” is not a rupture but a kind of update of already built works, taken as reference. After this theoretical introduction, we want to reflect on the thermal power stations built in Augusta and Termini Imerese, for which Samonà explicitly speaks of new monumentality.If, as it has already been said, the Samona’s single-family homes were his favorite area of experimentation, the power stations in Augusta and Termini, differently from that of Trapani, seem to be the places where tensions melt away and modern architecture is really a modus hodiernus to keep indissolubly linked past, present, and future.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteRe-Power Station. Reuse of Augusta Power Station
Pagine233-241
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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