El patrimonio arquitectónico del siglo 20 en Buenos Aires: el legado Vilar / The 20th century architectural heritage in Buenos Aires: the Vilar’s legacy

The new chapter of our research is devoted to enlighten the omnipresent contribution of Antonio and Carlos Vilar to Buenos Aires architectural heritage. Their work, individually and in partnership, is relevant though far from being recognised in its real dimension. While Antonio Vilar’s work was...

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Autores principales: Casal, Stella Maris, Couturier, Fernando, Quiroga, Carolina
Formato: Working Paper
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Universidad de Belgrano - Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2016
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Acceso en línea:http://repositorio.ub.edu.ar/handle/123456789/7837
Aporte de:Repositorio Institucional - Universidad de Belgrano (UB) de Universidad de Belgrano Ver origen
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Sumario:The new chapter of our research is devoted to enlighten the omnipresent contribution of Antonio and Carlos Vilar to Buenos Aires architectural heritage. Their work, individually and in partnership, is relevant though far from being recognised in its real dimension. While Antonio Vilar’s work was mostly -though not exclusively- devoted to public and big scale projects, Carlos Vilar, who collaborated with his brother in some of them, focused his practice on individual and middle scale buildings for housing. Both based their proposals on the international Modern Movement principles but rooted them into the local context. Antonio Vilar was a pioneer in different fields: integral design, building rationality and even cultural preservation. Carlos Vilar explored the housing programme in deep. Their aesthetics, based on the strict attachment to functionality and efficiency became a reference for the architecture of middle 20th century. Both contributions are being revisited in this preliminary report in an attempt to enhance their legacy.