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Quadrilateral of Silence

Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
Foto Quadrilateral of Silence -  Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture
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Milan - Villas und palaces  Others  Modern Architecture: Quadrilateral of SilenceMostly represented styles: Eclectic - Art - Nouveau

The area between Corso Venezia and Via Mozart, also known as the Quadrilateral of Silence for being a very quiet area, includes numerous palaces and buildings of historical and artistic interest and, in general, this is one of the most beautiful and elegant areas in Milan.
In particular, you can find palaces of the early decades of the twentieth century, in art nouveau, art deco and eclectic style.

Many of the most beautiful buildings are concentrated in the area that corresponds to what once was the garden of Villa Sola Busca (Already Villa Serbelloni), which was divided up in 1924 by architect Vito Andreani.

Without ambitions of completeness we present here some of the buildings in the area in question. The pictures will be shown from left to right and top to bottom, with numbering from 1 to 11.

  • Palazzo Fidia (photos 1 and 2): 1929-1932, at the corner of the streets Serbelloni and Mozart, perhaps the greatest creation of the architect Andreani.
    It is characterized by the rejection of any academic rules and by the mixture of styles (from which the definition of 'eclectic' style), with clear futuristic suggestions. At the time of its construction it was called 'crazy'.
    The palace is full of disparate stylistic elements (from constructivism to liberty), but merged into an original complex. The presence of bricks in the facade is a tribute to the Lombard tradition.

  • First House Berri Meregalli (photo 3): 1910, Barozzi street corner Mozart street. An other creation of Andreani, but 20 years older than Palazzo Fidia. The lines are still traditional, but the surface, irregular and pink, gives originality to the palace. It is also enriched with animal heads placed above the windows and as support to the balustrades of the balconies.

  • Second House Berri Meregalli (photo 11, large): 1910-1912, in Mozart street 21. Another creation of Vito Andreani, this time in Art Nouveau style, with as in the previous case the presence of both traditional elements (terracotta fa├žade) and innovative elements that contrast with tradition (the fact that the tiles on the facade are of different size, the balconies with curved balustrades and, of course, the two large painted figures).

  • Third House Berri Meregalli (also called Berri Meregalli Palace) (photo 7 and 8): 1910-1919, Cappuccini street 8, corner Vivaio street. Also designed by Arada, the facade is an eclectic collection of Romanesque influences (stones, bricks, arches, loggias), Gothic and Renaissance elements. The entrance recalls a cave, and on the bottom of it is placed the sculpture 'Winged Victory' by Adolfo Wildt (1919).

  • Villa Rasini (photo 4 and 5): 1924-1926, corner of Mozart street and Maffei street, built by Piero Portaluppi respecting the original design developed by Andreani. It looks antique from appearance, the effect being accentuated by the dense network of creepers that cover a portion of the outer brick surface. Noteworthy also the curved railings on the windows on the ground floor.

We must also remember Villa Necchi Campiglio and the Institute for the Blinds of Milan. The first is a single-family villa built on a design by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935. It is not shown on this page, but we hope to dedicate a page to it in the near future.
The lines of the building anticipate rationalism. Its beautiful park also includes a swimming pool.
The Institute for the Blinds of Milan is the first building built in the area described on this page, and dates from the late nineteenth century. More details in the links.

If you are interested in a guided tour of this monument send an email!

Categories: Villas und palaces Others Modern Architecture


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Further pictures of the Quadrilateral of Silence in the section Photography
Milano: Interphone with the shape of an ear in Serbelloni street 10 in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Winged Victory in the entrance hall of Berri Meregalli Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Fronton above the central window of the Second House Berri Meregalli in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Beautiful art nouveau architecture in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Liberty balcony in the First Berri Meregalli House in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Facade of Berri Meregalli Palast in the entrance hall the Berri Meregalli Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Art nouveau decorations in the entrance hall the Berri Meregalli Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Balconies of Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Art decò balcony in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Balcony of Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Balcony and bow windows of Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Art decò and modern architecture in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Spring colors in the plants on a terrasse  in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Villa Rasini e Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: The two persons painted on the facade of the Second House Berri Meregalli in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Fidia Palace from below in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Upper part of Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Example of art nouveau architecture in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Balcony on the facade of the First Berri Meregalli House in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Entrance hall of  Berri Meregalli palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Facade of Fidia Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence
Milano: Ceiling of the entrance hall the Berri Meregalli Palace in the Quadrilateral of Silence