Palazzetto De Santis-Partini in Borgo Pio (1913-14). Reciprocità tra qualità architettonica e trasformazione urbana
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Palazzetto De Santis-Partini in Borgo Pio (1913-14). Reciprocity between architectural quality and
We are dealing with a not yet well known work, located in via Porta Angelica; it’s an expression of remarkable stylistic synthesis together with a complimentary urban transformation of the Borgo Pio district, ended up in 1941. On the basis of unpublished drawings by Engineers Giovanni Battista Iannoni and Ettore Graziosi between 1913-14, the study dwells upon and point out its typological and formal peculiarities of notable originality and stylistic refinements. Not by chance, during the demolition of all the buildings for the construction of the four new lots of the Borgo, this building was considered to be the only emergency of architectural value to be safeguarded. It’s clear in it the will of a building project which gives it the character of an all-Roman purism, where we can see a reinterpretation of the 17th-18th century Late Mannerism. We have further proof of this in its proportional subtended values, even if, at first sight it may appear, to have been formalized to a Humbertine bureaucratic.