"Construction features of the historical architecture in the sea port city of Valparaiso: architect E.O.F. Harrington’s brick masonry buildings"

Marcela Hurtado; Manuel Salazar Santander; Gonzalo Munoz

Abstract

"This research aims to contribute to the field of construction history in Chile, specifically in the seaport city of Valparaiso, in the period between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which was a time of great economic and urban development. The work of Esteban Orlando Harrington-a renowned Chilean engineer and architect who designed more than 20 buildings (mostly masonry structures) in the Valparaiso port- was studied. This type of construction is analyzed according to the materials, building systems, and structural criteria used. A review is carried out on historic information and documents, and an inspection of five buildings with the goal of understanding how they were constructively conceived is done. Here the most significant case is presented for its architectural, historical, and structural characteristics and values: the former Royal Hotel. The results of this research reveal aspects of Valparaiso’s construction history through the work of a professional who adapted foreign techniques to local conditions, with results that are valued for their architectural quality and good seismic behavior."

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Título según SCIELO: "Construction features of the historical architecture in the sea port city of Valparaiso: architect E.O.F. Harrington’s brick masonry buildings"
Título de la Revista: Revista de la Construcción
Volumen: 15
Número: 3
Editorial: Escuela de Construcción Civil, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Fecha de publicación: 2016
Página de inicio: 67
Página final: 76
Idioma: en
DOI:

10.4067/S0718-915X2016000300007

Notas: SCIELO