February 19, 2007

modern masters from elsewhere pt.1

Eladio Dieste, an architect from Uruguay whose distinction was earned through his design industrial buildings and informal civic buildings such as markets and churches. Dieste was an innovator even among his Modernist peers, the elegance in his architecture was achieved by utlising thin shell brick vaults with tiled finishes - a cheaper alternative to reinforced concrete not requiring ribs and beams. He stated "deep moral/practical reasons for our search which give form to our work: with the form we create."

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