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Eduardo Catalano

Eduardo Fernando Catalano was an Argentine architect.

Born in Buenos Aires, Catalano came to the United States on a scholarship to the Universities of Pennsylvania and Harvard. In 1945, after earning his second Master's Degree in architecture, Catalano taught at the Architectural Association in London until 1951, when he came back to the United States as a Professor of Architecture at the School of Design in Raleigh, North Carolina State University. In 1956 he began teaching in the graduate program for MIT, until 1977, when he moved on "to discover and participate in other endeavors as rewarding as teaching"

Catalano had an "understanding of the indivisible relationship between space and structure", which earned him praise from Frank Lloyd Wright, who wrote to House and Home magazine when he saw the publishing of the "Raleigh House" AKA the Catalano House to say "It is refreshing to see that the shelter, which is the most important element in domestic architecture, has been so imaginatively and skillfully treated as in the house by Eduardo Catalano" Catalano sold the house when he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to teach at MIT. Years of neglect at the end of the 20th century culminated in the house's demolition in 2001.

Related websites

Jetset – Designs for Modern Living: Catalano House – Destroyed Forever

hyperbolic paraboloid roof.


The Flower of Buenos Aires – Eduardo Catalano

Interview on the Flower

Raleigh (Catalano) House

Volume 2 of Arquitectos Americanos Contemporaneos

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