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Metro Cable in Caracas, Venezuela by Urban-Think Tank

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Article source: Urban-Think Tank

In July of 2003, UTT organized an informal, but very public, presentation and symposium at Caracas’ central university to protest the government plan and begin the process of exploring alternatives.  Attended by architects, planners, various other experts, university activists, and barrio leaders, the meeting stunned government planners: speakers from San Agustín were not only vehement in their objections, they were eloquent and well-informed.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Urban-Think Tank
  • Project: Metro Cable
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Daniel Schwartz, Urban-Think Tank

Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building in Caracas, Venezuela by Puchetti Arquitectos

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Puchetti Arquitectos

The building is surrounded by the Headquarters buildings (built during the 80’s) and the rest of the Centre foundational buildings (built during the 60’s), all of them designed by Architect Antonio Pinzani.

A particular geometry characterizes those buildings from 60’s: thin double curved concrete surfaces (Hyperbolic Paraboloids or HYPAR) cover spaces such as restaurants, theatre, access area, etc. The use of these shells as umbrellas makes evident the architect’s intention to create spaces sensible to the weather and the surroundings. For the Headquarter building, 20 years apart from the first ones, Pinzani makes use of a similar design strategy taking it to the next level: a single roof, at a bigger scale, cover several fluid spaces of different hierarchy with its shadow.

Image Courtesy Roberto Puchetti

  • Architects: Puchetti Arquitectos
  • Project: Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela

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