Dieste Journalis a collection of student work from the 2020 Eladio Dieste Building Shop in the Department of Architecture (DoArch) at South Dakota State University. Dieste Building Shop is a history seminar and hands-on construction technology class about the labor conditions of Dieste’s structural innovations in Cerámica Armada.
In Spring 2020, three teams of five students set out to build three, large-scale (1:20), physical models of the Encofrados (formwork) used to construct the Gaussian Vaults of three structures designed by Dieste: a Church, Silo, and Warehouse.The physical models are based on the virtual models (link) constructed by students in 2019 and images from the Dieste and Montañez Archive. In response to COVID-19 pandemic, students made their Dieste Journals the primary site of their work for the reminder of the semester.
01. Church: Iglesia del Cristo Obrero. Atlántida, Uruguay. 1958-60