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Gnecchi Ruscone

Francesco Gnecchi Ruscone (Milan 1924) divided his time between design and teaching, and is noted for his strong ethical and moral code as well as for his deeply humanistic approach. Following the Second World War, in which he was a member of the Italian Resistance, he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, in 1949. During the same year he was Segretario di Commissione at the CIAM congress held in Bergamo, while between 1951 and 1954 he was head of the Centro Studi dell’UNRRA-CASAS in Rome. He has lectured in London, at Yale and at the Politecnico di Milano, where he was an assistant to Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He began his professional activity with Giovanna Pericoli, and his most significant works included the preparation for an exhibition on the principle of Proportion at the IX Triennale di Milano, Villa Tosi in Porto Santo Stefano, the Pirelli headquarters in Cagliari, the control tower of Pirelli in Vizzola Ticino, the urban house in via Pietro Mascagni in Milan. His studio formally closed in 2003.