Ernesto Nathan Rogers
Trieste 1909-Gardone Riviera 1969. Graduated as an architect from the Politecnico University of Milan, where he was a tenured professor in his old age. Founded Studio BBPR (with Barbiano di Belgioso, Peressutti and Banfi) in 1932. To Switzerland in ’39 to escape racial persecution, joined the Giustizia e Libertà Resistance movement. Banfi died at Mauthausen and Belgojoso was deported. Editor of Quadrante (’33 -’36), Domus (’46 -’47) and Casabella (’53 -’65), his editorials reflect a vision of architecture inspired by Husserl and Dewey. Raised a generation of famous architects (Rossi, Gregotti, Aulenti, Stoppino, Canella, De Carlo). Important publications (Esperienze di architettura, Editoriali di architettura) and projects such as the Torre Velasca in Milan.