13/10/2011

Il Girasole / The Sunflower.

by architects Angelo Invernizzi and Ettore Fagiuoli. Wallpaper magazine.[Verona] Italy [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The film has won awards at festivals and you could see in the latest edition of AFFR 2011. It's one of those buildings not known to always leave surprising, ingenious, also complex. In all cases, be part of good architecture, even paranoid architecture criticism. Pointed hat!

This award-winning film by Marcel Meili and Christoph Schaub tells the story of 'Il Girasole', the rotating modernist house built into the Po Valley hillside in northern Italy. Affectionately termed 'The Sunflower', the house was built in the 1930s by architects Angelo Invernizzi and Ettore Fagiuoli, with the help of their artist, sculptor, designer and architect friends.

Powered by an electric motor, Il Girasole is able to rotate a full 360 degrees on its circular base, highly radical in the way that all the components of the house (including its courtyard) are part of the structure’s rotational sphere.

Il Girasole, A House Near Verona.
By Christoph Schaub and Marcel Meili.
DVD with booklet, hardcover, 48 pages, Italian with English, German and French subtitles.
Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, 2010.
EUR 35.00
www.scheidegger-spiess.ch

Detail.
Detail.
Il Girasole – the sunflower, built not far from Verona
Detail.
View of the revolving L-shaped structure.
The villa “Il Girasole” with a fixed circular base and a revolving L-shaped structure was built between 1930 and 1935 by Angelo Invernizzi and interior designer Ettore Fagiuoli with the help of friends.
View of the revolving L-shaped structure.
Structure
Ground floor plan and structure.
Il Girasole / The Sunflower.

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