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Chile: Crypt and House

Chile: Crypt and House


Wang, Wilfried

ed. Pap. Tubingen, 2008

Book ID: 79132

Focuses on two architectural projects that, taken together, provide a telling glimpse into the Chilean culture and landscape, from its colonial legacy to its magnificent coast. Smiljan Radic's House in Punta Pite merges vernacular architecture with a crisp, Modernist sense of design to create a structure that blends intimately with the expansive coast, while Rodrigo Perez de Arce, in creating a newly designed crypt for the centuries-old cathedral of Santiago de Chile, manages to seamlessly synthesize his own contemporary language into the existing layers of the building's history.

128 pp., 82 color, 63 b&w illus.