Edilizia Moderna

Edilizia Moderna was a system for construct buildings, using a base plate, wooden pillars and cardboard doors & walls. It was made in Italy by Cartoccino in Monza, most likely around 1929 till 1933.

Boxes & content series 1(?)

Boxes & content series 2(?)

Edilizia Moderna – Box 4 (also 5×8 base plate)

There seem to be 2 or 3 different series, each with varying box sizes. The higher the box number, the bigger the base plates. Base plates identified so far: 3×3, 3×4 or 5×8. Also panel textures differs and some are open and some closed.

Some system characteristics

Here a short list of some system characeristisc and how it’s retrofitted into the virtual LeoCAD library:

Part types:Original:Virtual:
Base plateCardboard
Thickness: 5.5 [mm]
Single color pieces
ColumnsWood 13×13Single color pieces
Thickness: 1.0 [mm]
Typical wall panel95 x 70 [mm]
Bay size~77 [mm]75 [mm]
LeoCAD settings:
Draw line every X studs3
Snap XY5 [mm] (1/4 Stud)
Snap Z1 [mm] (1/20 Stud)
Rotations90 [deg]

There seems to be a mismatch in base plate. At one side, the wooden holes fit the base side very well, while on the other side, the distance between the square holes slowly increases, up to a half column widht!


I had the opportunity to measure box No. 4.
Here an overview of the parts found & imported from box n0. 4:

The single category, consists of these unique parts:

Part types:Numer of parts:
Base plates1
Total parts:20

Building in LeoCAD

Random building

I like the floor system, it’s almost similar to Pulko. Here there are only rectangular strips with holes, holding the columns together. And placing rectangular floor plates in-between, a closed floor is created. Way more simple and needing the least amount of unique parts, while it’s still flexible for creating different floor layouts.