Carlos Raul Villanueva
Villanueva was born in London, he grew up and was educated in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was acquainted with the contemporary artists of the Parisian Avant-garde. In 1929 he founded his own architectural office in Caracas, where he designed and realised many large buildings including the university campus in Caracas which consists of approximately 100 buildings; the lecture theatre with its curved white ceiling from which large colored tiles from Calder are suspended is particularly remarkable. In addition he designed the Olympic stadium and housing estates. Villanueva's architecture combines the radical style of Modernism with a dynamic and personal use of color and form. Concrete is much in evidence in his work and he lays great value on allowing the structural elements to become visible in expressive forms. In cooperation with Tanais Ediciones, Princeton Architectural Press and Logos Art.
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1952-53 University Campus 23 de Enero Administration Building Alejandro Otero Alexander Calder Antoine Pevsner Architecture and Town Aula Magna Hall balcony blocks built Campus of Caracas Caobos Caoma Caracas Caracas Carlos Raul Villanueva Central Area Central University Cerro Piloto Plan Ciudad Universitaria Caracas Collaborator color Corbusier courtyard Covered Plaza Covered Walkways District 1952-53 University Draft design Enero Development Engineering executed exterior façade Federal District 1952-53 Fernand Leger galleries garden grandstand Ground floor plan Henri Laurens inaugurated interior Jean Arp lnternational Luis Maracaibo Maracay Mateo Manaure Ministry of Public Montreal Expo mural Olympic Stadium Oswaldo Vigas Paris Pascual Navarro patio polychromy Rafael Urdaneta ramps Residential development roof School of Architecture sculpture second extension Sibyl Moholy-Nagy Silencio Sketch space structure superblocks Swimming Pool Complex tower Town Planning University Campus lnstitute University of Venezuela urban planning Venezuelan Pavilion Victor Vasarely Villanueva designed walls Zulia