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Caracas: Architectural Guide

Author/EditorIván González Viso / José Rosas Vera (Author)
Rosas Vera, Jose (Author)
Publisher: DOM Publishers
ISBN: 9783869225791
Pub Date02/10/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages272
Dimensions (mm)245(h) * 135(w)
This title illustrates the complexity of a South American city founded in 1567 which forges a coherent identity with El Avila and the coastline, where different scales, geographies, architectural styles and natural and urban landscapes converge. This guide outlines the city's history with reference to its most striking architecture dating from app
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This title illustrates the complexity of a South American city founded in 1567 which forges a coherent identity with El Avila and the coastline, where different scales, geographies, architectural styles and natural and urban landscapes converge. This guide outlines the city's history with reference to its most striking architecture dating from approximately 1600 up to the present day. Architecture and urban spaces found in ten zones throughout Caracas are delineated, as well as conceptions held by urban planning experts regarding future initiatives that could transform and enhance the city.

This title illustrates the complexity of a South American city founded in 1567 which forges a coherent identity with El Avila and the coastline, where different scales, geographies, architectural styles and natural and urban landscapes converge. This guide outlines the city's history with reference to its most striking architecture dating from approximately 1600 up to the present day. Architecture and urban spaces found in ten zones throughout Caracas are delineated, as well as conceptions held by urban planning experts regarding future initiatives that could transform and enhance the city.

Ivan Gonzalez Viso Ivan Gonzalez Viso, Architect who studied at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (1989) with a Master in Architecture from Pontifi cia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1993). Has held the post of Professor at the School of Architecture Carlos Raul Villanueva since 1996. Since 1998 he has been working in the professional practice of architecture as managing director of AGV Arquitectos. Editor of many academic publications and co-author of Caracas from the valley to the sea: an architectural and landscape guide, bestowed with a prize at the 2017 Biennale of Architecture. Currently works in academic and professional settings in Chile and Venezuela Jose Rosas Vera Jose Rosas Vera, Architect with a Master in Urban Planning from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1984). PHD in architecture from Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (1986). Hexagono de Plata Award in Habitation Space, Switzerland. First prize in Urbanism at the Biennale of Architecture, Chile, for the development of new cities in Valparaiso, Chile. Has held the positions of Director of the School of Architecture within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (FADEU-PUC) between 1997 and 2000, Director of the School of Architecture Carlos Raul Villanueva and Director of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (FAU UCV) between 2000 and 2002. Between 2004 and 2005 he served as coordinator of the Master in Architectural Design at the FAU UCV and Director of Extension and External Services of the FADEU. Currently coordinates the PHD program of the FADEU-PUC.

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