San Maurizio, Italy
Designed and built as a Holiday home for the industrialist Romeo Longatti, Villa Elisi was the only building designed by Sant’Elia to be completed in his lifetime. Whist small in size the villa features the asymmetrical, geometric designs seen in much of Sant’Elia’s work, including the round stone features that wrap around the front of the building. It is a clear exemplification of the Austrian Succession style and its influence on the architect.
Born: 30 April 1888, Lombardy, Italy
Died: 10 October 1916, Gorizia, Italy
Sant’Elia was an architect and a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. However, as he left behind uncompleted works of architecture he is remembered for his bold sketches and influence on modern architecture.