Islam “Mourid” gathering

The national meeting of the senegalese Islam is done in Montichiari Fiera, a few kilometers from Brescia. The Architetto Italiano president Piero Galli was there to show its last project: a Mosque destinated to Dakar. Other professional people were with him for working in Senegal, collaborating with the association.


Berliner Schloss


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What was built with stone and lime is now rising in the heart of Berlin, but with concrete structure. What was built to survives through the centuries, will be designed to last years… as all the concrete buildings. This is the thought of Architetto Italiano, an association that is expressed in favor of a return to the building techniques of the past, especially in cases like this, where philological technology would have a lasting monument, consistent with its form, style and function.

The Castle of Berlin under construction, in march 2015.

The Castle of Berlin under construction, in march 2015.

Architetto Italiano presents: the first italian skyscraper

Inside the supermarket Buonissimo, a moment of the conference.

Inside the supermarket Buonissimo, a moment of the conference. October 16, 2014.

Architetto Italiano Conference entitled “the Vittoria square skyscraper”. Piero Galli spoke about Torrione, the first high rise building in Italy, one of the first concrete skyscraper in Europe (probably the second, after Kraftwerk Klingenberg of Berlin). In fact Torrione was built in Brescia between 1928 and 1932, opened by Benito Mussolini at November 2, 1932.  The style of Torrione is predominantly decò, with influences from Chicago School (the architect Piacentini was in U.S.A. in 1915 and partecipated to the Chicago Tribune Competition in 1922) and Europe/German Espressionism/Modernism…

Meeting Brother Antonio Marchi

Incontro con fratel Antonio Marchi, missionario per 50 anni in Brasile, di cui 27 a servizio degli indigeni primitivi in Amazzonia. Il suo pensiero: farsi adottare, fare tessuto con gli indigeni e abolire la prassi dei container per mandare oggetti “occidentali”.

Meeting with Brother Antonio Marchi, a missionary for 50 years in Brazil, 27 in the service of natives in the Amazon. His thinking: getting adopt, making a net with the natives and abolishing the practice of containers to send “Western” objects.