Item description for Latin American Houses by Mercedes Daguerre...
Since the early twentieth century, Latin America has been home to some of the most compelling archictecture - from the large-scale and otherworldly civic structures of the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer to the more intimate work of Mexico's Luis Barragn. In her new book LATIN AMERICAN HOUSES, Mercedes Daguerre shows that this tradition of architectural innovation lives on in the work of such contemporary architects as 2006 Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha (Brazil), Mathias Klotz (Chile), Angelo Bucci (Argentina), and LBC Arquitectos (Mexico), among others. Focusing on one-family houses that have been built over the past decade, this lively new title explores the elegance and innovation with which today's Latin American architects evolve their modernist heritage. In some cases, as with Chilean Smiljan Radic Clarke's Pite House - a dramatic concrete bunker that cantilevers over a rough Pacific shoreline - the lineage is clear, as are the materials and strategies used to contend with often inhospitable locations. Others, like Mexican architect Michel Rojkind's bright red "ribbon" PR 34 House, reveal forms better known in such places as Japan. Wherever their location or material, however, the nineteen houses presented in Daguerre's new book are indication that Latin American architects are not content resting on their laurels.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 12.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 3.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 22, 2007
Publisher Phaidon Press Inc.
ISBN 1904313566 ISBN13 9781904313564
Availability 0 units.
More About Mercedes Daguerre
Daguerre graduated in architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice in 1985. She has been a lecturer and researcher at several European and American universities.