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2014

LO STUDIO FILO SPEZIALE E IL MODERNISMO PARTENOPEO. PALAZZO DELLA MORTE

Authors: M. Burrascano,

              M. Mondello

Published:  CLEAN, Napoli 2014

                  Series Quadri

                  ISBN 8884972558

Launched: MAXXI (Roma)

                  Al Blu di Prussia (Napoli)

Displayed: Triennale di Milano

                  "Comunità Italia"

                  28/11/2015-06/03/2015

Naples is extraordinary. The city provides several opportunities to discover unusual and bewildering examples of architecture that go beyond the function and touch the soul, as it has to be said about Palazzo Della Morte, an unknown masterpiece created by Stefania Filo Speziale’s atelier.

 

For decades, this residential building remained hidden within Corso Vittorio Emanuele’s complexity, which involves orography as well as built environment. Designing and constructing a building in such intricate site was a crucial test for the first female architect in Naples. In that period, together with the younger colleagues Carlo Chiurazzi and Giorgio Di Simone, she undertook several impressive works, reaching the top of her professional career.

 

A large amount of rediscovered documents and direct depositions allowed a deep study of the events between 1951 and 1957. On this occasion, we speak about the figure of Stefania Filo Speziale in order to consciously give her a place in the branch of Parthenopean modernism and hence to gain a deeper sight over Italian architecture’s identity and destiny.

Project Team: Marco Mondello, Marco Burrascano