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The Intricate, Undulating Brickwork at Eladio Dieste's Cristo Obrero Church in Uruguay

The Intricate, Undulating Brickwork at Eladio Dieste's Cristo Obrero Church in Uruguay
The Intricate, Undulating Brickwork at Eladio Dieste's Cristo Obrero Church in Uruguay, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Gonzalo Viramonte has released a series of photographs that focus in on the use of bricks by engineer Eladio Dieste in his Atlántida Cristo Obrero church.

Viramonte shows us the essence of the project with an artful register that places the serial yet simple material element (the brick) at the forefront. This gallery also celebrates the potential and versatility of bricks by highlighting the artfully geometric interior and exterior spaces and the apertures that allow natural light to cast upon the walls, floors, and other surfaces. 

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16 Details of Impressive Brickwork

The wide range in which pieces of masonry can be arranged allows for multiple spatial configurations. Born in a furnace, the brick adorns and reinforces, protects and-to various degrees-brings natural light into spaces that need slight, natural illumination. Throughout history, traditional brick-laying consisted of predetermined arrangement of parts, and lines of rope to guide the consistency and placement of each individual brick.

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Cite: Dejtiar, Fabian. "The Intricate, Undulating Brickwork at Eladio Dieste's Cristo Obrero Church in Uruguay" 12 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintal, Becky) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/890362/the-intricate-undulating-brickwork-at-eladio-diestes-cristo-obrero-church-in-uruguay/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Gonzalo Viramonte

工程师 Eladio Dieste 设计“乌拉圭红砖教堂”,展现建筑的建构美

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