In my opinion this is one of the best Art Deco buildings in Montevideo. It is Edificio El Mástil located at 3105 Avenida Brasil in Pocitos.
It was designed in the early 1930s by Gonzalo Vazquez Barriere and Rafael Ruano.
Besides being a deco building it also has a nautical theme.
The balconies at the front could be the prow of a ship.
However there is no doubting the porthole in the front door and the life preserver decoration surrounding the light in the porch. There were a pair life preservers high on the façade of the building but only one remains.
The owner saw us taking photos and invited us in prouding showing of the very well maintained foyer.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.