quinta-feira, 18 de março de 2010

The Modern Architecture in Curitiba - Vilanova Artigas

Artigas was born in Curitiba on June 23rd, 1915, and early lost his father. He received a solid education due to his mother, a teacher of state schools. He joined the engineering course at UFPR University in 1932, but moved to Sao Paulo, where he attended evening classes of artistic design at the School of Fine Arts. The stage with Oswaldo Bratke consolidated his apprenticeship as an engineer-architect of the Polytechnic School of USP, where he obtained his degree in 1937. He spent the year 1947 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, with a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, maintaining contact with the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

João Bettega House, today Artigas Institute (1944).
The João Bettega house contains, in small scale, the vocabulary of the architect, including the promenade architectural and the use of vivid colors. The house was established on high ground and criticized by the population. Artigas sought to interfere as little as possible at the natural terrain. The house was resolved within a rectangular prism, with modulated distribution of pillars, on two floors, with space for by double headroom and connected by ramps so as to allow all environments facing north. Restored in 2004, it was transformed into Artigas Artigas.

Hospital São Lucas (1945)
In his project for São Lucas Hospital in Curitiba, Artigas interprets the purist ideas of Le Corbusier's, as an independent structure, tape windows and blocks connected by ramps. It is location on high ground and corner marks the urban landscape.

Edgard Niclewicz House (1978).
Twenty-five years after the João Bettega House, Artigas designed the house Edgard Niclewicz, one of his last works. In similar language, the project was developed into a rectangular prism, with a blind wall of concrete facing the street.

2 comentários:

  1. Nice looking buildings. I am a little worried the pillars in the top photo might be undersized to support this structure.

  2. Thanks Bill. Really the pillars seem to be undersized, but the building stands since 1944, so I believe he did a good job.