Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski

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TEACHERS OF THE FORM AND THE SPACE it is a series that checks biographies of big Chilean architects, who with his work influenced the daily urban one and who until today affect in the form in which the inhabitant relates to the city in which it lives. In this edition, we will revise the life of the architect Luciano Kulczewski.

His work is characterized by an eclectic mixture of influences where one can find varied elements that go from the Neogothic to the Art Noveau, as well as certain features of the modern movement. The access to the Funicular one of the Car St Kitts in Santiago, today declared national monument, is a sample of the above mentioned style.

His works are characterized by an eclectic mixture of influences where they can find elements from the Neogothic to the Art nouveau as well as certain features of the incipient Modern Movement.

In 1938 he leads the campaign for president of Pedro Aguirre Cerda in the Popular Front. The president had been his Castilian’s teacher in the National Institute. The political activities were not foreign to Kulczewski, since being a student it was integrating the socialist movement of the Students’ Federation of the University of Chile, and it itself was considered to be one of “fourteen” founders of the Socialist party.

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