Thursday, October 25, 2018

As part of his ongoing research on Le Corbusier’s work in the Americas, Alejandro Lapunzina was invited to deliver a public lecture at the auditorium of the Colegio de Arquitectos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires located in La Plata, Argentina. 

His lecture provided an overview of Le Corbusier’s often frustrating, yet undoubtedly fructiferous, relationship with South America, a relationship marked by a series of remarkable projects such as the Maison Errázuriz in Zapallar (Chile, 1930), the Plan Piloto for Bogotá (Colombia, 1950s), the Ambassade de France in Brasilia (Brazil, 1963), and of course the house/physician office for Dr. Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina, 1948-1954), the only project of the famed 20th century architect that was eventually built in South America.