The pictures shown above illustrates how Dieste was able to achieve curved surfaces with very little land, making the construction a combination of space and complexity, giving it the necessary inventiveness to make it mystique and traditional but at the same time ensuring that more purpose oriented elements such as aesthetics are also imparted to it. The work of Dieste when compared to the Aztec geometrical usage could be said to be purpose oriented. The geometrical shapes in relief that were raised by the Aztecs were more in line with their religious beliefs. The question of utilitarian value could be put forward here. On the other hand the geometrical shapes that are used by Dieste do have a utilitarian value also. The works are seen to be cost effective; they use the material that is available locally.
Montevideo shopping center by Eladio dieste
The highlight of the work of Dieste was that he made commercial structures that made use of local material. In doing so the architectural artist was able to ensure that solutions had a humble creation, were sustainable and were also more aesthetic in their use. While the use of brick, sustainable and traditional forms such as the ones used for the church of Church of Cristo Obrero makes sense, as it is a traditional religious structure built with traditional elements (albeit Dieste did give it a modernistic spin also), most modernistic commercial structures such as malls or shopping centers are usually constructed in a very commercial way and hence necessitate the use of concrete, steel reinforcements and other materials which are not in the style of Dieste.