Villa Elisi by Antonio Sant’Elia

Villa Elisi by Antonio Sant'Elia Villa Elisi1912ArchitectureSan 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 … Continue reading Villa Elisi by Antonio Sant’Elia

Edifici monumentali con sculture by Antonio Sant’Elia

Edifici monumentali con sculture by Antonio Sant'Elia Edifici monumentali con sculture1911-12FuturismPencil on paper Edifici monumentali con sculture reveals a vast increase in size from Sant’Elia’s earlier work. Geometric features are also more prominent and the height of the towers is accentuated by the rest of the building design. The entrance is shrunk behind two pyramidal … Continue reading Edifici monumentali con sculture by Antonio Sant’Elia

La Citta Nuova by Antonio Sant’Elia

La Citta Nuova by Antonio Sant'Elia La Citta Nuova1913-14FuturismPencil on paperVilla Olmo, Como, Italy La Citta Nuova appeared at the Nuove Tendenze exhibition in 1914. A series of forty drawings that showcased Sant’Elia’s innovative design ideas glorifying modernism and technology. As a symbol of the new age, they were bold, unadorned, and geometric designs. Sant’Elia … Continue reading La Citta Nuova by Antonio Sant’Elia