In the frame of the exhibition “L’occhio magico di Carlo Mollino. Fotografie 1934-1973” organised by CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (8 gennaio – 13 maggio 2018) Laura Milan was entrusted by the Fondazione per l’Architettura to give a lecture together with Sergio Pace  to present Carlo Mollino as an architect. Laura Milan and Sergio Pace, historians of architecture, have been the guides of a journey in space and time, almost 40 years long, between the city of Turin and the Alps, where the architecture of Mollino is a stop-over. The works, the result of small private projects or large public works, are still all existing and date back to the period between 1933 and 1973. Among these: the headquarters of the Federation of Farmers of Cuneo with Vittorio Baudi di Selve (1933-34) , the Casa del Fascio of Voghera with Eugenio Mollino (1934), the sledge to the Nero Lake, above Sauze d’Oulx (1946-47), the House for Felice Garelli in Champoluc (1963-65), the Casa in Viale Maternità ad Aosta (1951-53), the complex for the INA Casa di Torino (1957). Great attention will be given to his most important works: the Palazzo degli Affari for the Turin Chamber of Commerce, built between 1964 and 1973 together with Carlo Graffi, Alberto Galardi and Antonio Migliasso, and the new Teatro Regio, realized with Carlo Graffi , Sergio Musmeci and Marcello and Adolfo Zavelani Rossi between 1965 and 1973. The project was presented on TAO Magazine.

In the same period Laura Milan guided two tours to discover Palazzo degli Affari, one of the most interesting modern buildings in Turin, and the Teatro Regio, a work-symbol of the architectural production of Carlo Mollino.


Client: Fondazione per l’Architettura, Turin 

Year: 2018