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Our Gallery: Dieselpunk Architecture

10 Aug

Francisco Salamone (1897-1959) was an Italian-Argentine architect who lived and worked in Argentina, built in just four years, between 1936 and 1940, more than 60 buildings in 25 municipalities of the Province of Buenos Aires.
Monumental Art Deco buildings, including cemeteries, municipalities, slaughterhouses, squares and bridges.
They were forgotten until recent years and today they are revalued. (Source)

Guaminì – Municipality building by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

It’s hard to define the style of Salamone – maybe it’s a very special kind of Art Deco, influenced by Italian Futurism, maybe “monumental modernism” label suits it better. Anyway, this architect (you can read more about him on Dieselpunks.org) built a perfect setting for a Dieselpunk story, dark or bright, Ottensian or Piecraftian.

Let’s enter this strange world of municipal edifices, slaughterhouses and cemeteries.

A fragment of a cemetery sculpture by Ignacio Fretes @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Colonel Pringles by arq.mov @ Flickr

Pavement, Laprida by Animal Plamet @ Flickr

Municipality building, Tornquist by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Cemetery, Tornquist by Animal Plamet @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Balcarce by miglesias 1964 @ Flickr

Municipality building, Rauch by arq.mov @ Flickr

Angel Exterminator, Azul cemetery, by ceci n’est pas un flickr @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Tres Lomas by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Municipality building, Vedia by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Cemetery, Laprida by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Guaminì by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Municipality building interior, Laprida by arq.mov @ Flickr

Bell, Azul cemetery by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Colonel Pringles by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Municipality building, Vedia by Animal Plamet @ Flickr

Portal Parque, Azul by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Plaza, Laprida by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

City Market, A. Gonzales Chavez by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Untitled by Ignacio Fretes @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Chillar by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Municipality building, Pellegrini by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Cemetery, Azul by suripatagonia @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Salliquelo by Pierre (ex biolucasbas) @ Flickr

Municipality building, Colonel Pringles bt Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Alberdi by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Vedia by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Slaughterhouse, Tres Lomas by Walter E. Kurtz @ Flickr

Untitled by Ignacio Fretes @ Flickr

Untitled by Ignacio Fretes @ Flickr

All images featured on Flickr Francisco Salamone Pool

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3 responses to “Our Gallery: Dieselpunk Architecture

  1. Eva Halloween

    August 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    These are lovely.

     
  2. mbmahiques

    April 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    This is a great post, curiously Salamone is barely known at the Faculty of Architecture in Buenos Aires. I´m sharing, thank you.

     

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