|Examples of rationalist architecture in Italy|
Hence, "Gruppo 7" propagated a sort of "spirito nuovo" in the architectural style, creating essentially a communication basis with the Mussolini-fascism. The rationalist style brought a revival of the classical epochs in Italy, a connection from the rubbles of the ancient Rome to modern times, represented by the Fascism. But this connection with Fascism should stop here. It's a bit awkward to consider rationalist architectural style as being only Fascist style, even though it was so at the beginning. As a matter of fact, rationalists distanced themselves and their conceptions far beyond the reactionary view of Fascism or Nazism.
|Luigi Vietti in the 80's|
Vietti survived the Second World War - at the difference of Giuseppe Terragni - dedicating himself to the realisation of prestigious villas and residences. Many buildings in Cortina d'Ampezzo and Dolomite Alps are done by Vietti searching for social representativeness and harmonious relationship with surrounding nature.
He moved to Costa Smeralda, Sardegna working for Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who commissioned him the design of many buildings. In the context of shifting from alpine settings, Vietti realised the center of the village of Porto Cervo and numerous hotels. The best examples are the Hotel Pitrizza, the Dolce Sposa complex and many prestigious villas such as the Cerbiatte, chosen by Prince Karim as his private home. Vietti died in Milan on March 28, 1998, at the age of 95.
|Palazzo Flaim, Verbania|
1. Luigi Vietti "Palazzo Flaim" matter of fact is not the only example of rationalism on the shores of Lago Maggiore. In Cannobio at the entrance of the village - in a part of the village called Punta Amore - coming from south Verbania, there is also another building designed by Vietti. The private house not accessible is called Casa "La roccia", positioned on a rock promontory right in front of Lago Maggiore.