Le architetture di Alessandro Antonelli: il progetto e la conservazione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
The architecture of Alessandro Antonelli: project and conservation
Alessandro Antonelli’s works of architecture constitute a singular presence in the history of Italian architecture of the nineteenth century, between completed constructions, interrupted constructions, projects on a building scale and on a city scale. His works are a singular and original synthesis between the typological conceptions “polytechnique” school, functionalism and Piedmontese productive reality, and between neoclassicism and romanticism. Just as today we can see the themes of the conservation of different buildings, sometimes abandoned, and their presence in urban contexts, such is the case of Antonelli’s architecture. Starting from their layout and their realization, the works themselves faced different theoretical, practical issues and problems related to being built on pre-existing buildings and the troubled events of the alleged need for consolidation interventions. These issues have been addressed thematically, in the rich bibliography on the architect, and also through example cases.