_____________ The Pirelli tower, built in 1958, helped built Ponti’s international reputation. Remember that beautiful Milanese buillding?
Milan is a great place if you like Italian modern architecture, especially Gio Ponti's. In addition to the well-known Pirelli tower, he also designed a series of Milanese churches in the late 60's. The avant garde façade of the one I'm showing you today is pierced with diamond shapes that let the sky appear. It's a futuristic rendition of these dramatic baroque façades that are in fact hiding a smaller building. In the original ones you have to stand on the side to see the trick while here the effect is much more surreal.