BEHIND THE WROUGHT-IRON FENCING STANDS PROUD THE IMPOSING RATTAZZI HOUSE. ITS IMPRESSIVE FAÇADE CONCEALS THE INTIMATELY-SIZED GARDEN.
At its entrance façade, on via Boncompagni, the smooth ash is dressed with a parament giving the building a solemn aura. The ascending floors are marked out by elegant belt courses, featuring metopes and triglyphs below and palmettes above.
The shelves in the form of a human head which top the tympan of the windows on the first floor are an important feature. This detail is lost on the last floor where there is a more subdued style.
The building has two lateral wings which are slightly further back compared to the main façade and embellished with imaginative décor, while the front, towards the garden, becomes more subdued with a layout which is more similar to bow-windows and protects the court yard’s privacy.
While the exterior has maintained its original layout, the interior has changed radically. Over the past ten years, the five floors of the building have been used as high-level offices, with open spaces organised around the central court yard.
AREA – 2.623 SMQ
FLOORS – 5