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Hannia Gomez

(b Montevideo, 1922; d 2002).

Uruguayan architect. Bayardo had a keen interest in bioclimatic architecture, which made for a sharp and austere architecture, consciously freed from traditional expression and the excessive use of ornament. His search was for “a work that is only structure,” where architecture and sculpture “define the same unit of expression.” He named his architectural principles as his “Coordinates”: Man, Site, Technique, Economy, Function, and Aesthetics.

Bayardo was a master who performed as “the architecture master to a whole generation of architects beyond architecture culture,” in Uruguay and also in Venezuela, leaving many valuable texts dedicated to the teaching of architecture. Some of his most noted projects are a series of national competitions he won in Uruguay in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Municipal Consumer’s Cooperative (Montevideo, 1951), the National Association of Civil Employees (Montevideo, 1963), and the Maldonado Municipal Intendency (Maldonado, 1962). Later recognition of his oeuvre came with his inclusion in the exhibition ...

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Hannia Gomez

(b Montevideo, Jun 1, 1944).

Uruguayan architect, active also in the USA. Viñoly studied architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1968) and in 1964 he co-founded the architectural firm Estudio de Arquitectura Manteola-Petchersky-Sanchez Gomez-Santos-Solsona-Viñoly, moving in 1978 to start his own practice in the United States. His multidisciplinary architectural firm Rafael Viñoly Architects (1983), headquartered in New York, has offices all around the globe (New York City, Palo Alto, London, Manchester, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, and Buenos Aires), producing a great array of buildings of all scales and uses. His work has always been described as an ever-changing and imaginative modernity, generally with a monumental character, perennially seduced by the use of technology and always in love with the city. An architecture with its own style, but one that tries ideally to adapt to every new place and particular cultural environment.

Viñoly has always favored the creation of innovative new architectural typologies. A lover of powerful and sophisticated forms, the vast and unusually diverse work of Viñoly goes from internationally acclaimed iconic buildings, like the Tokyo International Forum (...