Built by architects Elio Luzi and Sergio Jaretti, this apartment house in Turin provokes by its eclectic forms and sexual sensuality.
Two architects were approached by building contractor Bartolomeo Manolino to design an apartment building called Casa dell'Obelisco in 1953. The result is the L-shaped corner building of fluid and organic shapes inspired by nature, human body and architects's extensive research of the work of Antonio Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright. This house represents the strangest from the Italian 1950s organic modern mixing old with new inspirations, flamboyant with luxury.
Baroque, formal mannerism and also influence of the period organic designs by Carlo Mollino and others is visible in an every detail of the facade as well as more decent interiors darkened in the subtle tones and rich materials. Sexual feeling adds the building another provocative feature that irritates, as all the strange forms of the house, the minds of architects and critics until today.