Architectural Assemblages

Hugo Mondragón 

Ciudadela 29 de Julio Park, 2013-2014, Santa Marta

As a new architect in the late 1980s Gianzarlo Mazzanti showed a rebellious streak. He wasn’t interested in joining the ‘regionalist’ agenda that dominated the architectural scene in Colombia at the time, or in developing a design practice aimed at gradually perfecting a solution. Born in the bustling and tropical capital of the Colombian Caribbean to a family of Italian immigrants, Mazzanti was more interested in play and experimentation than in the search for perfection. The following lines are an attempt to come closer to the nature of his work through design elements, operations, and strategies...[+]

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