Angelo Mangiarotti (born 1921) is a heavyweight in the history of Italian modernist design and architecture. This residential building on Via Quadronno in Milan he built with Bruno Morassutti.
Designed and built in 1960, the building represents typical house typology quite often found in Milan and other Italian cities. Luxury condominium with comfort apartments was a classic theme for Italian modernist architects. Each of them like studio BBPR, Ignazio Gardella, Gio Ponti, Marco Zanuso, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and many others designed several luxury condominium residences around Milan. In their significant style influnced by minimalism as well as brutalism, Mangiarotti with Morassutti built several too.
This one is one the most exceptional examples how architects could connect historical environment of the city of Milan with totally modern architecture. Brutalist bloc, today covered in greenery, creates its own intimate complex. The entrance is very interesting there. Constructivist sculpture like entrance gate leads us to slope walkway into the reception. Combination of materials creates beautiful compositions of everything from greenery to benches. At the reception you can still see the original marble table by Mangiarotti.
Luxury living by Mangiarotti we have visited last year.