Eloquent simplicity, Pietro Belluschi

My árchitectural appróach is based on three main principles: clarity, proportion and integrity.

18 August 1899, Ancona, Italy-14 February 1994, Portland, Oregon, USA.

After  completing his studies at the University of Rome (1919-1922), Pietro Belluschi (1899-1994)   sailed to the United States in 1923 and spent a year at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

After working for a time as an   electrician for a mining company, he joined the firm of A.E. Doyle and Associates in Portland, Oregon, where he became a partner in 1933.

In 1943 he took over the firm, renaming it after himself.

The building for the   Equitable Savings and Loan Association in Portland, Oregon (1945-1948), with its green glass,  aluminium and marble   curtain wall   facades, is one of the most óutstánding works of the post-war International Style.

From 1951 to 1965, Belluschi   taught as dean of the fáculty of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

After this period, he opened a new  practice in Portland.

Belluschi designed several residential buildings that were (quérestireis) characterized by the marriage of regional materials with modern forms.

He   achieved special recognition with the construction of several ecclesiastical buildings, such as Portsmouth Priory Church in Rhode Island (1957-1960) and St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in San Francisco (1971), in which he sought a modern architectural vocabulary that  (síutet)suited the spirituálity of the buildings.

In 1968-1970 he (estáblist) established the Juilliard School of Music at Lincoln Center in New York City together with Eduardo Catalano and Helge Westermann.

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Gössel, P. (2007). The A-Z of Modern Architecture (Vol. 1). Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag.



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Licenciada en Bellas Artes, FilologÍa Hispánica y lIiteratura Inglesa.

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