domingo, 21 de março de 2010

The Modern Architecture of Curitiba - Jaime Wassermann

Jaime Wasserman was the most important condominiums developer in the Paraná between 1967 and 1981, and the condominiums was one of the main topics of the Modern Movement. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1924, his family emigrated to Brazil, settling in Curitiba when he was five years old. Jaime graduated in Civil Engineering in 1947. He was classmate of Rubens Meister. He studied architecture at UFPR. In 1966 and 1972 Jaime went to France as an apprentice, thanks to two grants obtained from the Alliance Française, organized by the Ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Edifício Aurora (1964).
Jaime developed this project in partnership with Edson Panek, while he was still studying architecture, the Aurora building took advantage of the geometry of the corner lot.

Independência Condominium(1968).
The Independência Condominium, with 128 apartments, contains blade buildings, with two apartments per floor, and the H shape buildings with four apartments per floor. The construction technique, using pre-cast slabs of concrete, brick order patent, cast iron, aimed at the durability and efficiency of implementation.

Cosmos Condominium (1974).
The Cosmos Condominium, with one hundred apartments divided into four towers was designed inspired by Voisin and Le Cobusier. Colored steel tiles were used as lining of the sills of the facades and these buildings introduced to the city, prefabricated fire escapes of reinforced concrete, with design in low relief.

4 comentários:

  1. I like the look of the Cosmos Condominium.

  2. Obrigado, Washington! Obrigado por suas palavras e por suas visitas. Esperamos poder continuar neste ritmo e com a mesma garra.



  3. Cool! I like those modern architecture, Can you post some picture of the condo inside? Anyway, I hope I can visit at least one of them this summer. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I´m glad to see my grandfather's projects published in your blog. I lived in Cosmos when I was a baby.