Viganó, Vittoriano

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Viganó, Vittoriano (1919–96). Italian Brutalist architect. His Marchiondi Spagliardi Institute for Difficult Children, Milan (1953–7), with almost every surface of concrete (inside and out), demonstrated the unsuitability of this material for such a building, and the folly of stylistic intransigence (which incurred the justifiable wrath of critics such as Zevi but the predictable approval of Banham, who hailed it as an example of New Brutalism). Other works by Viganò include the Condominium, Viale Piave (1947–8), the Condominium, Via Gran Can Bernardo, Milan (1958–9), and the Calvi House, Redavalle-Broni (1964–5).


Architectural Review, cxxv/747 (Apr. 1959), 231–5;
Cruickshank (ed.) (1996);
Placzek (ed.) (1982)