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Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti, Italian architect, designer. Recipient National Prize of Gold Compass. Member American International Assurance, Royal Institute british Architects.

Background

  • Ponti, Gio was born on November 18, 1891 in Milano, Italy. Son of Enrico and Giovanna (Rigone) Ponti.

  • Education

    • Designer (with others) Pirelli Skyscraper, (with Portaluppi) Ras Palace, Secretariat buildings, Islamabad, Pakistan, also villas, hotels, schools, oflc. buildings and chs., Tehran, Rome, Italy, Milan, Italy, Padua, Voghera, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Baghdad, Stockholm, Caracas, Paris, New York City. Marine decorator Andrea Doria. Created frescos at Padua, scenography for LaScala.

      Professor architecture U. Milan. Nat. academician of San Luca.

    Career

    • Designer (with others) Pirelli Skyscraper, (with Portaluppi) Ras Palace, Secretariat Bldgs. Editor of Domus.

    Works

    • Author books on architecture. Editor of Domus.

    Membership

    Member American International Assurance, Royal Institute british Architects.

    Connections

    • Married Giulia Vimercati, June 24, 1921. Children: Lisa (Mistress.
    • father: Enrico Ponti
    • mother: Giovanna (Rigone) Ponti
    • spouse: Giulia Vimercati
    • child: Lisa (Mrs Ponti
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    Born November 18, 1891
    Died September 15, 1979
    (aged 87)
    Nationality

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