Beyond Modernist Masters: Contem Porary Architecture in by Felipe Hernández (auth.)

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It was built originally in 1966 as an exhibition pavilion to celebrate the centenary of the Sociedad Rural de Argentina in Palermo (not in Buenos Aires). Although it was demolished only two months after completion, the pavilion became a representative piece of Argentine modern architecture. The reconstruction of the project, to commemorate ten years of the architect's death, was a collective endeavour carried out with the participation of family members of Alberto and Aman cio Williams, the archaeologist Marcelo Wiessel, architect Claudio Vekstein and architecture students from the nearby Torcuato di Tella University.

VIEW FROM THE SETTLEMENT. The library sits on a narrow, and very steep, residue plot near the top of the hill. The architectural heterogeneity of the surrounding context, and its convoluted urban fabric, almost precluded a standard solution. Instead, the site demanded a structure that reflected its physical and social complexity while, simultaneously, becoming a recognisable entity for local residents and the city alike. In Mazzanti's own design tradition, the building consists of three separate volumes united by a circulation platform at ground and lower-ground levels.

The south-western corner offers a more secluded space public space . PAROUE DE LOS DESEOS. LONGITUDINAL SECTION ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE PLAZA. , PAROUE DE LOS DESEOS. DETAILED SECTION OF PLAZA ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE EDIFICIO DE LA MUSICA. 52 I 3 Public Spaces as Contact Zones --n - -'"'; < ~I' I PASEO COSTA, ANFITEATRO COSTA, BUENOS AIRES , ARGENTINA, CLAUDIO VEKSTEIN. OUTDOOR THEATRE STAGE AND ACOUSTIC SHELL. Paseo Costa I BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Claudio Vekstein In slightly similar conditions, the Argentine architect Claudio Vekstein took the challenge of designing a longitudinal park along the shore of the River Plate in Buenos Aires, realised in 2000.

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