The Symbiosis of the Arts in the Technological Elements of Building Façades

This contribution analyses the existing correlations between the formal aspects and the technological and structural elements by operating a “synthesis of the Arts”, herein intended as an absolute fusion following the cultural climate in the 1950s in Italy. In this context, the main references are two examples of architectural façades built in Messina in that period. These works were selected because of interpretations appropriately identified and assumed according to the specific peculiarities of the external configuration, namely for the characterisations deriving from using specific materials on the façade and the geometries underlying the definition of the shape. The survey activity allows to clarify the representativeness of the meanings inherent in the selected works, highlighting the articulation of the external configurations as “spaces” of emotional relationship between the architecture and the context.