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Casa moderna : Latin American living / Philip Jodidio.

By: Jodidio, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 319 pages : colour illustrations, plans ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500343296; 0500343292.Subject(s): Architecture, Domestic -- Latin AmericaGenre/Form: Photobooks.DDC classification: 728.098 Summary: Since the sensuous Modernism pioneered by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil, Latin America has become one of the most exciting locations for contemporary architecture in the world. Alejandro Aravena and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, both recent Pritzker Prize winners, are just two very different examples of the wide architectural range, set amid varied climates, social conditions and environments, that has brought international attention to a continent making a name for itself as a centre for innovation and experimentation. 0From the dramatic plateaux of the Andes to the lush tropics of the Amazon to the world's driest desert, the Atacama, the rich range of climates, terrains and cultural influences across Latin America offers significant opportunities to create new residential architecture. This overview showcases the most accomplished and rarely seen contemporary houses, by established names - Isay Weinfeld, Mathias Klotz and Marcio Kogan - as well as the rising talents now receiving recognition on the world stage, including Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Giancarlo Mazzanti. 0Following an introduction that sets out the development of Latin American architecture since Niemeyer, the book reveals how each house has gone beyond its brief in stunning and unexpected ways, resulting in buildings that transcend their time and place.
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Since the modernism pioneered by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil, Latin America has become one of the world's most exciting locations for contemporary architecture. The wide architectural range, set amid varied climates, social conditions, and environments, has brought international attention to a continent that's making a name for itself as a center for innovation and experimentation.This overview showcases the most accomplished and rarely seen contemporary houses, by established names such as Isay Weinfeld, Mathias Klotz, and Marcio Kogan, and rising talents like Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Giancarlo Mazzanti. From Chile's dramatic coastline to the Amazon rainforest, thirty-eight highly individual houses provide sources of inspiration for architects and interior designers everywhere, and also give insights into Latin America's unique landscapes and diverse lifestyles.Written for both designers and home-owners, Casa Moderna features an appendix of architectural plans for each of the featured houses. Presenting an in-depth exploration of the technique and culture behind these stunning homes, this book reveals how these remarkable buildings have come to transcend their time and place.

Includes bibliographical reference (page 11).

Since the sensuous Modernism pioneered by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil, Latin America has become one of the most exciting locations for contemporary architecture in the world. Alejandro Aravena and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, both recent Pritzker Prize winners, are just two very different examples of the wide architectural range, set amid varied climates, social conditions and environments, that has brought international attention to a continent making a name for itself as a centre for innovation and experimentation. 0From the dramatic plateaux of the Andes to the lush tropics of the Amazon to the world's driest desert, the Atacama, the rich range of climates, terrains and cultural influences across Latin America offers significant opportunities to create new residential architecture. This overview showcases the most accomplished and rarely seen contemporary houses, by established names - Isay Weinfeld, Mathias Klotz and Marcio Kogan - as well as the rising talents now receiving recognition on the world stage, including Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Giancarlo Mazzanti. 0Following an introduction that sets out the development of Latin American architecture since Niemeyer, the book reveals how each house has gone beyond its brief in stunning and unexpected ways, resulting in buildings that transcend their time and place.