12 Via Moscova
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This was designed in 1919-1923 by the Studio Barelli-Colonnese, where the young Muzio also worked. The strange name is due to the perplexed reactions that the building aroused after completion. In fact, it is completely different from the architecture of its day, in that it adopts a quiet, abstract, geometric form of decoration, in which architectural orders and decor are treated as two-dimensional graphic elements. Despite the criticism at the time, today it is considered a masterpiece of Italian early 20th-century architecture.