Thursday, March 31, 2011

Garbatella: Lotto XXIV

I live in the “popular” quarter of Garbatella. The oldest section of our neighborhood was built in the 1920’s and 30’s. The design was inspired by the English Garden Apartments and provided housing for workers who were active with the many municipal projects undertaken by the Italian government in Rome during that era. While close to the city center, Garbatella was given an appearance of a rural district, with small villa-like structures containing multiple apartments. This created a familiar environment for the workers who were moving into Rome from the countryside for the new job opportunities.
The original part of Garbatella was built in blocks, called “Lotti.” I recently explored Lotto XXIV that is diagonally across the public garden/park from our apartment complex.
Lotto XXIV: casa modello 13 - Plinio Marconi (1893-1974)

This Lotto was built for the 12th International Congress for Housing and Master Planning held in 1929 and consists of thirteen model “urban villas” designed by young Italian architects.
Lotto XXIV: casa modello 3 - Mario Marchi (1900-1996)

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 1 - Mario De Renzi (1897-1967)

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 5 - Mario De Renzi

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 5 - Mario De Renzi

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 2 & 3 - Mario Marchi

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 13 - Plinio Marconi

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 13 - Plinio Marconi

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 6 - Gino Cancellotti (1896-1987)

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 12 - Luigi Vietti (1903-1998)

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 12 - Luigi Vietti

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 4 - Pietro Aschieri

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 8 - Pietro Aschieri

Lotto XXIV: casa modello 4 - Pietro Aschieri

1 comment:

Shari said...

Hey Larry! It's great to have you back! And with a very interesting post. Those multi-family estates look very appealing.