Bottoni, La Casa Elettrica – kitchen, Monza, 1930
P. Bottoni, La Casa Elettrica, Monza (Villa Reale), 1930
About the architect :
P. Bottoni graduated in architecture in Milan in 1926.He had a full formation (Brera and Politecnico)and cultivates vast project interests – architecture, urban planning, renovation, construction, design and furniture – in an intense relationship with the other arts.
Description: “The Electric House” was exhibited in 1930 at the Fourth Triennial International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Monza. Comes from the synthesis of individual fragments and design. Today the house electricity no longer exists, was demolished a few months after his inauguration. The authorship of the project is Group 7.The Electric House is one of the most advanced explorations in the design of modern house in Italy during the fascist period. All electrical appliances and furniture small-scale ambitions embodied in “modern” ‘body building: The Electric House was to be an example, but go far beyond the possibilities of the concrete mass of users that the project addressed. In addition to the greenhouse, where a number of constructive measures gave a value of the object is difficult to reproduce, other interior details were based on the application of finishes relatively valuable and avant-garde: the cupboards, door trim slabs of asbestos glazed nitrocellulose, often angular profiles from chrome, linoleum floors, the walls lined with rubberized material, the balustrade of the staircase and internal balcony chromed metal closures mobile celluloid, gave an interpretation of the house along with exclusive and open favoring the gradual spread of modern materials.
Few words from the architect
“La riforma della casa secondo i nuovi concetti dettati dal Razionalismo si è iniziata in Italia dall’ interno della casa prima che dall’ esterno” P.Bottoni,1933
“The reform of the house according to the new concepts dictated by Rationalism has begun in Italy from the inside of the house before it from the outside” P.Bottoni,1933
References & bibliography:
- Oriana Codispoti, Archivio Piero Bottoni, scheda in “AAA Italia. Bollettino n.9/2010”, pagg. 14-15, maggio 2010