HDM 34: Architectures of Latin America


Harvard Design Magazine, 2011, number 34, Harvard Design Magazine, 2011, number 34, "Architectures of Latin America"

HDM 34: Architectures of Latin America

This issue is dedicated to presenting and analyzing the work and surrounding cultural/political issues of the architectures of Latin America judged to be of most merit and interest by a faculty committee at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Their sense was that much of this work had not yet received sufficient attention and acclaim. They were adamant that the issue in no way imply that Latin American architecture and culture were one kind of thing: in fact, a goal of the magazine is to dispel stereotypes and conventional opinion, to seek for diversity. This is the first time that Harvard Design Magazine has published projects for their own sake, outside the context of a writer’s broad argument. We hope you enjoy this more visual material taking its place among our more familiar critical essays.

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Anita Berrizbeitia and Romy Hecht Marchant
Latin American Geographies: A Glance over an Immense Landscape (pdf)

Jorge Francisco Liernur
For a Latin American Architectural Criticism

Iñaki Ábalos
Latin American Architecture Today (pdf)

Ana María Durán Calisto
From Paradigm to Paradox: On the Architecture Collectives of Latin America 

Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX)
Monte Sinai Synagogue, Mexico
Tatiana Bilbao
Casa Ajijic, Mexico

Alejandro Hernández Gálvez
Mexican Architecture Must Redeem Poor Construction 

Ciro Najle
Cummulus_1664, Colorado

Ciro Najle
The Inner Outside 

Felipe Hernández
(In)visibility, Poverty, and Cultural Change in South American Cities

Alexia León
Teatina-Quincha Shelter, Peru

Paisajes Emergentes
Aquatic Complex for the IX South American Games, Colombia

Mazzanti Arquitectos and plan:b arquitectos
Sports Coliseums for the IX South American Games, Colombia

Camilo Restrepo Arquitectos
Interfacephyta Multicapacitaceae, Colombia

Jorge Heitmann
Post-Disaster Regeneration in Chile: Urgent Responses and Gradual Developments in a Seismic Country

José Cruz Ovalle and Partners
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Graduate Center, Chile

Teresa Moller & Asociados and FG Arquitectos
Casa Cururo and its Landscape , Chile

Smiljan Radic
Copper House 2, Chile

Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects
Cien House, Chile

Fernando Pérez Oyarzún
Chile, Matter, and Landscape 

José María Saez Vaquero and David Barragán
Casa Pentimento, Ecuador

gabinete de arquitectura (Solano Benítez)
Studio, Paraguay

Francisco Cadau
Casa de los Tamices, Argentina

Tomás Saraceno
14 Billions

Miguel Rodríguez Casellas
Puertoricanism, or Living at Ease in the Surface (pdf)

Carlos M. Teixeira
Enclaves and Counter-Enclaves (in Brazilian Housing, Film, and Art)

SPBR arquitectos
House in Santa Teresa, Brazil

Ruth Verde Zein
O Avesso Do Avesso: Recent Brazilian Architecture 

Colombia 325, Brazil

Felipe Correa
A Projective Space for the South American Hinterland: Resource-Extraction Urbanism 
Maria Rubert de Ventós
Urban Transformation (in Latin America) through Mass Transit 

Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
Landscape in Everything: Lessons from the Valparaíso School 

Jorge Silvetti
Collaborations between a School and a Continent (pdf)

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What or Who Drives Architectural Design Now? with Preston Scott Cohen, Antón García-Abril, K. Michael Hays, Eelco Hooftman, Bjarke Ingels, Sanford Kwinter, George L. Legendre, Rahul Mehrotra, Toshiko Mori, Mohsen Mostafavi, and William S. Saunders

Three to now, an exhibition of art by Olafur Eliasson; photography by Iwan Baan

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Reviewed by Danielle Etzler
Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice
By Eric J. Cesal

Reviewed by Christopher Long 
Modernism after Wagner
By Juliet Koss

Reviewed by Matthew J. Kiefer
Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl
By Pamela Blais

Reviewed by Witold Rybczynski
Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History (1948)
By Sigfried Giedion

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