9/01/2017

Ingressi di Milano: inside the city's most stunning foyers

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Milan has always had a misplaced reputation as “the ugly city” a label bestowed upon it in 1921 by architect Giovanni Muzio. But if you look beyond the city’s closed doors you will discover the most beautiful thresholds. Until now hidden away behind façades, these mediating spaces between public and private prove dazzling examples of modernist color and form, from juxtaposed stones to minimalist murals.

TASCHEN book "Ingressi di Milano - Entryways of Milan" opens the doors to these remarkable Milanese spaces, leading us through 144 of the city’s most sumptuous entrance halls dating from 1920 to 1970. The collection showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Gio Ponti, Aldo Rossi, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest.


Via Gabriele Rossetti 19 - Gustavo Latis, Vito Latis, 1960
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Viale Severino Boezio 2
© Matthew Billings
 
Casa Melandri, Viale Lunigiana 44A - Gio Ponti, Alberto Rosselli (1954–57)
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Via Giuseppe Dezza 49 - Gio Ponti, Antonio Fornaroli, Alberto Rosselli (1952–56)
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Via Pinturicchio 11 - Pierluigi Requliani (1959-60)
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Via Antonio Canova 39
© Paola Pansini
 
Via Giovanni da Procida 6
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Via Giacomo Griziotti 1
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Viale Vittorio Veneto 20 - Achille Luigi Ferraresi (1952–57)
© Paola Pansini
 
Via Giovanni Pascoli 21
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
 
Via Domenico Scarlatti 12
© Paola Pansini