Residential disctrict of Posillipo in Naples is full of modernist gems. We have captured them hidden in the foliage and patina of time through our manipulated images.
Posillipo in Naples is one of the most important places for Italian Modernism of the 1930s and 1950s. On the sloping hills above the sea, many of the modernist residences were built during the golden age of Italian architecture.
Villa Oro designed by Bernard Rudofsky and Luigi Cosenza presents fundamental work of Italian inter-war Modernism. Inspired by traditional mediterranean architecture, the house is formed by white cubic boxes wedged into the hill and present period visions of ideal Italian house.
During the 1950s, architect Davide Pacanowski built several large modernist houses such as Villa Maderna or Villa Crespi around. Together with Villa Arata by Gio Ponti or other work of Luigi Cosenza and Massimo Nunziata, Posillipo is simply the paradise for modernist lovers.
Photo: Denisa Strmisková