Spanish villa, by Abelardo Lafuente

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Citación

“Spanish villa, by Abelardo Lafuente,” Archivo China España, 1800-1950, consulta 4 de abril de 2020, http://ace.uoc.edu/items/show/1141.

Título

Spanish villa, by Abelardo Lafuente

Fecha

1915

Descripción

The villa was located in Ward Street (today Changyang Road), in an area distant from the city center, with views over the Huangpu. It was designed for a Mr. French.

The building includes a ground floor and first floor with an accessible terrace with an overlook. It supposed the first finished project by Lafuente in the signature neo-Arabic style in Shanghai (see the engrailed horseshoe arches and decorative friezes characteristic of Arabic architecture in Spain), a style he termed as “morisco” (Moorish) and which became his signature style in Shanghai.

Fuente

LEONARDO PÉREZ, Álvaro (2019). Abelardo Lafuente García-Rojo (1871-1931), un arquitecto español en China (Madrid: Universidad Alcalá de Henares, unpublished PhD thesis), pp. 323-324.

Editor

Álvaro Leonardo Pérez

Recurso relacionado

MORTON CAMERON, W. H. Present day impressions of the Far East and prominent and progressive Chinese at home and abroad. The history, people, commerce, industries and resources of China, Hongkong, Indo-China, Malaya and Netherlands India. London: Globe encyclopedia Co., 1917, p. 360.

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