Antonio Sant’Elia. No architecture has existed since A moronic mixture of the most various stylistic elements used to mask the skeletons of modern houses . Author: Antonio Sant’Elia “We must invent and rebuild the Futurist city El problema de la arquitectura Futurista debe ser resuelto, no siguiendo a El Manifiesto Futurista se puede considerar como uno de los primeros. Antonio Sant’Elia, con sus conocidas ciudades de diferentes niveles de Fani, redactaba otro manifiesto de arquitectura futurista, en el que se abogaba por las .

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The kaleidoscopic appearance and reappearance of forms, the multiplying of machinery, the daily increasing needs imposed by the speed of communications, by the concentration of population, by hygiene, and by a hundred other phenomena of modern life, never cause these self-styled renovators of architecture a moment’s perplexity or hesitation.

That Futurist architecture is the architecture of calculation, of audacious temerity and of simplicity; the architecture of reinforced concrete, of steel, glass, cardboard, textile fiber, and of all those substitutes for wood, stone aquitectura brick that enable us to obtain maximum elasticity and lightness; That Futurist architecture is not because of this an arid combination of practicality and usefulness, but remains art, i.

The problem of Futurist architecture must be resolved, not by continuing to pilfer from Chinese, Persian or Japanese photographs or fooling around with the rules of Vitruvius, but through flashes of genius and through scientific and technical expertise.

A moronic mixture of the most various stylistic elements used to mask the skeletons of modern houses is called modern architecture. These architectonic prostitutions are welcomed in Italy, and rapacious alien ineptitude is passed off as talented invention and as extremely up-to-date architecture.

It must perforce make a fresh start. This constant renewal of the architectonic environment will contribute to the victory of Futurism which has already been affirmed by words-in-freedom, plastic dynamism, music without ka and the art of noises, and for which we fight without respite against traditionalist cowardice.

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This last manifesto is possibly the first description of a future-oriented architecture, where expiration and transience will replace stability. Twitter Facebook Google Like this: The Futurist Manifesto can be considered as one of the first models that calls into question the validity of conservative systems. We are the men of the great re, the railway stations, the immense streets, colossal ports, covered markets, luminous arcades, straight roads and beneficial demolitions.


The decorative must be abolished. Let us make an end of monumental, funereal and commemorative architecture. No architecture has existed since The new beauty of cement and iron are profaned by the superimposition of motley decorative incrustations that cannot be justified either by arqutiectura necessity or amnifiesto our modern taste, and whose origins are in Egyptian, Indian or Byzantine antiquity and in that idiotic flowering of stupidity and impotence that took the name of neoclassicism.

All the pseudo-architecture of the avant-garde, Austrian, Hungarian, German and American; All classical architecture, solemn, hieratic, scenographic, decorative, monumental, pretty and pleasing; The embalming, reconstruction and reproduction of ancient monuments and palaces; Perpendicular and horizontal lines, cubical and pyramidical forms that are static, solemn, aggressive and absolutely excluded from our utterly new sensibility; The use of massive, ftuurista, durable, antiquated and costly materials.

Architecture now makes a break with tradition.

But profound changes in the state of the environment are extremely rare, changes that unhinge and renew, such as the discovery of natural laws, the perfecting of mechanical means, the rational and scientific use of material. As if we who are accumulators and generators of movement, with all our added mechanical limbs, with all the noise and speed of our life, could live in streets built for the needs of men four, five or six centuries ago.

The fascination with cars and their acceleration meant the perfect allegory to explain a future in permanent transformation. Let us overturn monuments, pavements, arcades and flights of steps; let us sink the streets and squares; let us raise the level of the city.

Email required Address never made public. The problem posed in Futurist architecture is not one of linear rearrangement. Futurism emerged as a reaction against the academicism prevailing in Italy.

It is a question of tending the healthy growth of the Futurist house, of aarquitectura it with all the resources of technology and science, satisfying magisterially all the demands of our habits and our spirit, trampling down all that is grotesque and antithetical tradition, style, aesthetics, proportiondetermining new forms, new lines, a new harmony of profiles and volumes, an architecture whose reason for existence can be found solely in the unique conditions of modern life, and in its correspondence with the aesthetic values of our sensibilities.


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SANT’ELIA, Antonio

Let us make an end of monumental, funereal and commemorative architecture. Thus, time is introduced for the first arquitecura in architecture as a new factor that will forever transform its static and immutable conception.

Todo debe ser revolucionado. The decorative must be abolished.

SANT’ELIA, Antonio

arqiitectura It must soar up on the brink of a tumultuous abyss: We no longer feel ourselves to be the men of the cathedrals, the palaces and the podiums. This is the supreme imbecility of modern architecture, perpetuated by the venal complicity of the academies, the internment camps of the intelligentsia, where the young are forced into the onanistic recopying of classical models instead of throwing their minds open in the search for new frontiers and in the solution of the new and pressing problem: Calculations based on the resistance of materials, on the use of reinforced concrete and steel, exclude “architecture” in the classical and mqnifiesto sense.

It must soar up on the brink of a tumultuous abyss: Debe elevarse al borde de un abismo tumultuoso: We must invent and rebuild the Futurist city like an immense and tumultuous shipyard, agile, futuristx and dynamic in every detail; and the Futurist house must be like a gigantic machine.

In this way the futuristic architecture was advanced many years to the emergence of the systemic architecture, since it was conceived like a process in constant renewal and transformation. They persevere obstinately with the rules of Vitruvius, Vignola and Sansovino plus gleanings from any published scrap of information on German architecture that happens to be at hand. Using these, they continue to stamp the image of imbecility on our cities, our cities which should be the immediate and faithful projection of ourselves.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Every generation must build its own city. Everything must be revolutionized. It is not a question of finding new moldings and frames for windows and doors, of replacing columns, pilasters and corbels with caryatids, flies and frogs.

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