Cano Lasso. Arquitectura telefónica, at Espacio Fundación Telefónica

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Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Street Fuencarral, 3, Madrid. Spain.
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Julio Cano Lasso

Julio Cano Lasso (Madrid, 1920 - Madrid, 1996) was a rationalist architect with recognized prestige. He is considered a Master of contemporary Spanish architecture, a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, and Gold Medal of Spanish Architecture.

He was a key actor in the current architectural renewal stream of the second half of the twentieth century in Spain. As well as the author of a realistic and functional imprint work, based on sensitivity for tradition, and deep respect for the landscape.

Cano Lasso dedicated part of his work to social housing, in this line he collaborated on projects such as the construction of the Gran San Blas plot at the end of the 50, or the construction of social housing in Badajoz.

He projected the housing block of Basilica Street, in Madrid, built between 1966 and 1974. Cano Lasso participated in the construction of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Salamanca, and labor universities of Almería, Orense, and Albacete (next to Ramón Campomanes).

His work has been highlighted by his austerity and his belonging to a rationalist current in Spanish architecture.



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