- Pragmatic Geometry The Sant’Angelo Monastery in Milan
Giovanni Muzio is seen as the central figure in the Milanese Novecento movement, which focused attention on the Lombard architectural tradition on both the scale of the city of Milan and that of the buildings in it. Hans van der Heijden and Joost Hovenier illustrate how the Sant’Angelo monastery Muzio designed in 1939 reflects the evolution of his thinking about the city, architectural form and structural engineering. Muzio was an oeuvre-builder and his designs are not only derived from each other, but also defined by their location in the city. The brick grid façade and free-form concrete skeleton are developed slowly. In today’s terms, the Sant’Angelo monastery not only illustrates Muzio’s tectonic views and his interpretation of hybrid programming, but also his approach to the ‘architecture of the city’.
- van der Heijden, H., & Hovenier, J. (2014). Pragmatic Geometry . The Sant’Angelo Monastery in Milan. Codes and Continuities, OASE, (92), 70–76. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/92/PragmaticGeometry
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