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By Felipe Hernández

Latin the USA has been an enormous position for structure for plenty of a long time. Masters like Barragán, Dieste, Lina Bo Bardi, and Niemeyer pointed the way in which for architectural layout worldwide, and so they proceed to take action this present day. Their method of shades, fabrics, and partitions had a deep and lasting effect on architectural modernism. because then, even if and particularly within the final fifteen years structure at the continent has persisted to adapt, and a full of life and very inventive structure scene has constructed. The paintings of Latin American architects and town planners is frequently guided through social matters, for instance, the method of casual settlements at the outskirts of massive towns, the shortage of housing and public house, the provision of cheap transportation, and the real position of cultural infrastructure comparable to faculties, libraries, and activities amenities as a catalyst for neighborhoods. inside of this context, the ebook considers a variety of initiatives that experience triggered dialogue and supplied clean impetus all throughout Latin the United States. extraordinary tasks just like the Santo Domingo Library in Medellin, Colombia, via Giancarlo Mazzanti; Alberto Kalach s Liceo Franco-Mexicano in Mexico; and the works of Alejandro Aravena in Chile exhibit that fresh Latin American structure is greater than able to protecting its personal beside the works of the founders.

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The homogenous; since residents complete their houses according purpose of the project was to relocate 30 families which lived to their own possibilities (and tast es), the result is one of great in an illegal sett lement near the assigned site . Initially, the area heterogeneity. of the site appeared to be sufficient to bu ild comfortably t he In order to keep costs down , all external walls are made required number of houses. How ever, a restriction prohibited to of concrete block, while intern al and other moveable partitions are made of wood (chipboard and plywood) .

AVENIDA 24 DE MAYO . PERSPECTIVE OF PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE. The two main functional areas of the programme, realised in archway), the new pedestrian bridge is light and formally gra- 1990 , were located on opposite ends of the site. On the west, cious; it performs its function without obstructing other activi- there is an outdoor theatre whose purpose is to consolidate the ties, which may happen simultaneously underneath it. social character of this part of the site, dictated by the presence The two extremes of the site , the market square and the of a church and a monument to the heroes of independence.

It is, therefore, not accurate to suggest that these buildings are a purely architectural initiative, they result of larger political programmes. Their architectural significance lies in the fact that they focus on the micro-politics of place rather than the homogenising macro -politics of the modernist plans METRO CABLE, CARACAS, VENEZUELA, URBAN THINK TANK. VISUALISATION OF ONE OF THE STATION BUILDINGS . implemented throughout the 20 th century. The work of the Urban Think Tank (U-TT), led by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, adheres to this position.

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