The first monograph in Italian, with over thirty projects and constructed works by Eladio Dieste. The work of one of the most revolutionary and expressive engineers of the 20th century.
Eladio Dieste (Artigas, Uruguay 1917), after taking a degree in engineering in Montevideo in 1943, was a professor there until 1973. He worked for the ministry of public works of Montevideo, then founded his own studio, in 1955, together with Eugenio R. Montañez. He died in Montevideo in July 2000.
Illustrated by drawings from the archives and original photographs by Alejandro Leveratto and Vicente del Amo, the book discusses the research of Eladio Dieste in the historical and cultural context of contemporary architecture in Latin America, paying particular attention to the original structural concepts. His research on double structural roofing obtained using simple materials like raw brick was put to concrete use in the major works illustrated in this volume: the Berlinghieri house at Punta Ballena, the churches of Atlántida, Malvin, San Pedro at Durazno, the Dieste house in Montevideo, the Herrera & Obes warehouse, and the more recent works in Spain. The monograph is completed by a complete anthology of his writings.