Modernism In Latin America

Successful modern architectures have been survived throughout the world. Those architectures were adapted themselves to new circumstances so-called ‘region’ Since First World War, global modernism had a big impact on the Latin America. Modernism has become the dominant global movement. Not only modern architecture appears European cities and United States, but also a lot of Latin America cities have started have modern style of architectures. It was not familiar to area where they have their own culture, climate, distinct lifeway and vernacular architecture. Emergence of modernism was a contrast to idea of regional architecture which is regionalism. So, it is still big issue and make so many arguments nowadays. On the other hand, there are …show more content…
It is design by Lina Bo Bardi. She was born in Italy and move to Brazil in 1946. Her husband, Pietro Maria Bardi, invited to establish and run the Museum of Art. She was becoming a designer of the Museum of Art Sao Paulo(MASP). She began work on this project for the MASP in 1957. Because of dictatorship, it was suspended for a while, but this project was completed in 1968. The location of the architecture was historically important. The Trianon, park next to the architecture, was the place where held political activities, music, dance, festivals. The architecture is floated by two giant structures and then can get huge open public space on the street level. It isn’t just open space, but contain profound understanding of space. It is evidence of the liberal economic notion which isn’t limited or restricted by certain object. It is happened interior space which is exhibition area as well. She doesn’t seem working with Mies Van der Rohe, the architecture is consisted of the elements which can find Mies’s masterpiece. For instance, Crown Hall has similar structure system which is using giant beam. Both use giant beam system on the roof, and it support hanging roof. It gives universal space to the architectures. Also, it gives free and flexibility. The author …show more content…
The MASP can collect people to socialize each other. This is the good example of how an architecture interact with the context. Basically, it is museum, but it gives new direction of a complex of a social place beyond notion of a conventional museum. It could be one prototype which is multi-purpose not only using this as recreational, but also campaign, market, concert, and dancing etc. As gathering people to one place, it could make new activities. The bank of London and South America plays a role as an example of harmonizing with context. It isn’t just outcome of the design, but also how this interact with people during the construction. People kept pay constant attention to this building. A lot of people came to the building to attend the inauguration. It makes people’s gathering and curiosity. Both architecture is harmonized with each region in their own way. An architecture always is designed with considering so many elements such as climate, culture, lifeway, and history. If the modernist architecture ruin the context, it doesn’t mean that architecture is communicate with context. An architecture shouldn’t be duplicated and transplant to anywhere. It is not how an architecture stand on the specific region. It must be transform based on context. We had big argument which is fighting between international style and regionalism. This argument constantly will

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