L'architettura dal XX al XXI secolo in Cile
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Architecture from the 20th century to the 21st century in Chile
Chilean architecture of the last century is examined in this work through seven historical periods that start from the “re-Modern” architecture of the early twentieth century and go up to contemporary architecture. This historical path was marked by foreign influence, which translates first into a historicist architecture and “revivals” of past styles, and later into an architecture that suffers the international impact of Rationalism, being recognized the work of architects Juan Martínez and Roberto Dávila, who consolidated the adequate foundations of modern architecture in the country. The decline of the latter, together with the “boom” in construction due to an improvement in the socio-economic situation, opens the doors, starting from the 1980s, to a search for Chilean identity, which can be found in different currents: continuity of modern tradition, Post-Modernity, Neocolonialism and “Neo-rationalism”.