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House Campanini

Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
Foto House Campanini -  Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture
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Milan - Villas und palaces  Modern Architecture: House CampaniniMostly represented styles: Art - Nouveau

The palace was built between 1904 and 1906 by the architect Alfredo Campanini, to serve as his own residence: along with the Castiglioni Palace it is one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in Milan.

Externally the building is characterized by a pale green color, taken up in the entrance hall.
Of immediate impact are the concrete caryatids at the entrance, by the sculptor Michele Vedani: although they represent a clear homage to the caryatids originally placed at the entrance of the Palazzo Castiglioni by Sommaruga, these ones are less austere and monumental. Especially the right one clearly reminds certain female figures by Alfons Mucha.
The outside decorations are concentrated and as arranged in clusters on specific points of an otherwise simple and linear façade. This makes them stand out even more.
Focal points are among others the balconies, richly decorated also at the bottom.

The entrance gate of wrought iron, designed by the same Campanini and realized by Mazzucotelli, takes up the floral patterns typical of the Art Nouveau sculpture; these plots are present also in the balustrades of the balconies, the wrought irons inside of the building and in the elevator cage. The building as a whole, compared to the most monumental Palazzo Castiglioni, takes less majestic forms, but appears more delicate and pleasant.

Unlike other palaces in Milan, House Campanini still has its original interior. It is therefore still possible to admire the richly decorated entrance hall. Although colorful, the dark and dull colors and the convoluted and repeated shapes of the stuccos contribute to create an atmosphere almost reminiscent that of a cave. The art nouveau floral theme is interpreted in form of bunches of red cherries on the ceiling. At the center of it a large wrought iron lamp, which to a modern observer may even remind a space ship of some science fiction movies.
Furthermore we must not forget the stained glass of the doors, the original furniture and the ceramics.

In stark contrast to the entrance hall, the stairs are dominated by lighter colors, with in common, however, the flower-themed decorations. Worthy of note, in particular, the left staircase, in which the surfaces, of orange and green pastel colors, are interrupted by ubiquitous floral decorations, which extend also to the inferior parts and which, together with the stuccos, contribute to confuse the eye and to disguise the real forms of the structures.

Furthermore there is the actual court, characterized by the presence of a huge wisteria climbing on an entire wing of the building and of another big tree. Unlike the facades toward the streets, the ones toward the court are almost devoid decorations, although the careful eye will notice the balustrades and the horizontal bands of seemingly uniform color. In reality the second ones contain almost monochromatic drawings whith floral theme.

Moving away from the building, you can finally admire the chimneys on the roof, similar to the pinnacles of sand.

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