Samuel Buggeln, a New York theatre director and designer, is presently inÂ Buenos Aires, where he is researching theÂ ArgentineÂ theatre world.
This is part of a series of Samuelâ€™s special reports from Buenos Aires. See more at his blogÂ 25weeksbsas.blogspot.com.ar.Â
BUENOS AIRES | Â OK, so in the past Iâ€™ve posted two itemsÂ on the brutalist architecture thatâ€™s such a feature of this city. Â Thatâ€™s not the only architectural brutalism going on though. Â Buenos Aires is famous for its Art Deco, and itâ€™s been interesting to notice how brutal that is as well.
The Deco style is often thought of as residing to a great extent in the ornamentation, but in my mind itâ€™s also about massing, and BA is full of these extremely austere, unornamented, but extremely deco shapes.
The most famous iteration of this is the Kavanaugh building, apparently one of the earliest skyscrapers.
See more at:Â http://25weeksbsas.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/brutal-deco.html
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