Architecture Exhibitions International

Finstral Studio Friedberg

Italomodern
Architektur in Oberitalien 1946-1976

Sep 26, 2019–Jul 15, 2020
Winterbruckenweg 64, 86316 Friedberg  »Google Maps
Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm Sat 9 am-1 pm
© Martin & Werner Feiersinger

With current photographs and newly drawn plans, architect Martin Feiersinger and sculptor Werner Feiersinger rediscover post-war architecture in Northern Italy: idiosyncratic and characteristic buildings by neorealists, rationalists, brutalists and organicists. The show, developed jointly with aut. architektur und tirol, can now be seen for the first time in Germany. From 26 September 2019 to 15 July 2020 in the Finstral Studio Friedberg directly on the A8 near Augsburg.

With the comprehensive inventory of ITALOMODERN, Martin and Werner Feiersinger draw attention to the heterogeneous architecture of the post-war period in Northern Italy. The focus of the brothers reflects their respective professional approaches, as a sculptor and as an architect. "On the one hand it is about the sculptural qualities of the buildings, their materiality and the different surfaces, on the other hand it is about space formation, functional conception and the integration into the environment.“ Martin and Werner Feiersinger

The spectrum ranges from the precursors of today's tiny houses such as Mario Cavallé "Case Zucca" in Milan, to small residential buildings such as Gino Valles "Casa Rossa" in Udine, to residential complexes in Trieste and Genoa that still seem bold today. Among the 115 photographs on display are pictures of the machine-like architecture of the Olivetti Hotel "La Serra" in Ivrea, the spectacular silhouette of BBPR's "Torre Velasca" in Milan, and courageous constructions by hardly known architects. Not timeless architecture, then, but buildings that are a clear expression of a time full of optimism and belief in the architectural design of the future.