The experiment with steel is one of the most fascinating and challenging chapters in the history of Italian architecture and construction of the last century. Starting from the debate on the modernization up to postwar period and the economic boom years, the innovative aspects related to the continuous and singular Italian tendency to steel structures, have highlighted an important fact: to the contained quantitative distribution of steel structures, compared to the traditional ones, have corresponded to constant and significant experiments in qualitative terms. In the exceptional view of Italian engineering, especially from the postwar period on, they fitted a large number of exemplary works in which the steel was used as a linguistic tool and not just in purely structural and functional terms of building purposes. The theme of the great light has become not only a pretext for the use of large metal roofing, but it so fascinated Italian designers to encourage them the search for solutions from both the experimental point of view of engineering and architecture. The memory will deepen the innovative aspects related to the testing of Italian steel architecture of the sixties of the twentieth century through the analysis of some works considered most representative for which you can highlight specific design is interesting in terms of construction and architecture.

Bari Discovering Dioguardi. Possible Strategies for Reading the Built Work of Saverio Dioguardi

v. castagnolo;a. maiorano
2021

Abstract

The experiment with steel is one of the most fascinating and challenging chapters in the history of Italian architecture and construction of the last century. Starting from the debate on the modernization up to postwar period and the economic boom years, the innovative aspects related to the continuous and singular Italian tendency to steel structures, have highlighted an important fact: to the contained quantitative distribution of steel structures, compared to the traditional ones, have corresponded to constant and significant experiments in qualitative terms. In the exceptional view of Italian engineering, especially from the postwar period on, they fitted a large number of exemplary works in which the steel was used as a linguistic tool and not just in purely structural and functional terms of building purposes. The theme of the great light has become not only a pretext for the use of large metal roofing, but it so fascinated Italian designers to encourage them the search for solutions from both the experimental point of view of engineering and architecture. The memory will deepen the innovative aspects related to the testing of Italian steel architecture of the sixties of the twentieth century through the analysis of some works considered most representative for which you can highlight specific design is interesting in terms of construction and architecture.
Digital Modernism Heritage Lexicon,
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