Church of Santa Maria Regina Pacis

This project of the Church of Santa Maria Regina Pacis is the second one in Ostia Lido. The first one was Marcello Piacentini’s marine hospice for children. It is easily understandable the level of importance Paolo Orlando gave to the church: he demanded the realization of the project as quickly as possible so that the […]

Palazzine by Adalberto Libera at Viale della Vittoria

In 1933 the “Immobiliare Tirrena” Company assigns to Adalberto Libera the project for six twin “palazzine” (a typology for middle and upper classes, that were regulated in Rome in 1920s) in two lots, one opposite the other, along Viale dell’Ippodromo, now Viale della Vittoria. In the end the buildings built were only two. The buildings [...]

Building known as “the Parrot”

It was designed in 1929 by the architect Mario Marchi, who was also the author of another building in nearby Piazza dei Ravennati. "the parrot", a nickname given to the building, comes from the particular polycromy of the surfaces (yellow, green, red). The building belongs to the transitional phase between traditionalist and modern architecture named [...]

I.C.P house complex at Corso Duca di Genova

The complex was designed by the architect Camillo Palmerini for the Rome Public Housing Institute (I.C.P.). It was built in 1926 by the construction Company Soc. An. Fert.: the company was in the end rewarded by the applicant for the quickness in executing and completing the project. The lot has a trapezoidal shape and overlooks [...]

INCIS houses at Lungomare Duilio

It is a complex which was designed in 1932 by the architect Italo Mancini for Public Housing Istitute for State Employees. The buildings were inaugurated in 1933 by Benito Mussolini. The two ‘villini’, small 2 or 3 storeys high residential buildings, on the front line (type "B") are on two levels, so they can leave [...]

Naval College “IV Novembre”

It was designed in 1934 by Giuseppe Boni, San Luca academic and vice secretary of the National Fascist Architects Trade Union. Benito Mussolini strongly wanted this building: he was present at the first stone ceremony and at the inauguration of the building (on November 4th 1936). The Naval College was originally built to give a [...]


The O.N.B. (Opera Nazionale Balilla) was designed in 1936 by Paolo Benadusi. It has a perimeter scheme and is composed by three sectors joined together: this solution allows to leave a central area for open air activities. The complex has large dormitories able to accommodate up to 300 children. The architecture design shows a rational approach, [...]

Building of the Municipal Delegation

The building is in the Civic Center, the area that the designers of the City Plan of the 1916, wanted to look like a Roman Forum. It was built between 1924 and 1926 and is composed of three sectors organized around a quadrangular courtyard with a well. In this work the author, Vincenzo Fasolo, combines medieval [...]

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