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Gio Ponti

architect , designer.

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