Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the works of […]

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (IV) | Antón Capitel
23-02-2015 No Comments

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (IV) | Antón Capitel

Inside the big works of new plant there are those who, probably for ambitious, have been interrupted for lack of financing because of the economic crisis. The principal one of them is so called “City of the Justice”, to constructing in a few very peripheral areas, contiguous to the last extension of the airport of Cards, the terminus “T-4”. The […]

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (III) | Antón Capitel
23-01-2015 No Comments

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (III) | Antón Capitel

Another public accomplishment, of the Town hall of Madrid, is not architectural but urban, and is the great linear park along the river Manzanares, called “Madrid río”, and projected and constructed by the architects Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido, Fernando Porras, and his equipments. It turns out impossible to forget the fact that this park is a dissimulation or alibi, a […]

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (I) | Antón Capitel
12-12-2014 No Comments

The public architecture in Madrid and in the beginning of the 21st century (I) | Antón Capitel

We can divide the public architecture of the metropolis of Madrid of last years in several evident paragraphs. Of a side, between architectures of new implantation and rehabilitations, since the above mentioned have been, logically and for fortune, so important, or more than the first ones. Of another side, between public buildings and housing, so, since it is known well, […]

MADRID RÍO: the dubious cost of an attractive park | Antón Capitel
11-08-2014 No Comments

MADRID RÍO: the dubious cost of an attractive park | Antón Capitel

1. The city of Madrid has very recently developed a big and magnificent new park that stretches for some miles along the Manzanares riverbank. Despite being an important alteration of the city center in its very essence, this change cannot be considered on its own; quite on the contrary, it is the result of a dubious engineering scheme, namely the […]

Bohigas's fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel
27-06-2014 3 Comments

Bohigas’s fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel

I believe honestly that Coderch is not the best architect of Spain in the 20th century, if any sense is that this definition made. Of looking for one, the best they would have been Alejandro de la Sota or Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza. None of the two was from Madrid, Jack of Pontevedra and Oíza of Navarre, but the […]

The disaster of the London City. Or, put his real one facing the financial business | Antón Capitel
05-05-2014 One Comment

The disaster of the London City. Or, put his real one facing the financial business | Antón Capitel

The principal characteristic of the city of London has been it of not having town planning. Or, at least, her of not having “tracing”, geometrically or compositivo. This idea turned into a real unvariant, almost an obsession, and came up to the end from that, after the frightening “Great Fire” of 1666, which destroyed the city practically completely, the Parliament […]

Spain: bad universities and good graduates? | Antón Capitel
24-03-2014 5 Comments

Spain: bad universities and good graduates? | Antón Capitel

Now, when so many university Spanish graduates they are going to work out because they do not have another remedy, abundant news comes to us from that are well, even very well, accepted, for his high formation and efficiency. These are, at least, my news, in general terms. The university Spanish licentiates are considered to be out a good prepared […]

The evaluation of the universities. Letter opened all and specially the secretary of Education | Antón Capitel
07-02-2014 One Comment

The evaluation of the universities. Letter opened all and specially the secretary of Education | Antón Capitel

Machaconamente, the Spanish and, newspapers very frequently, El País newspaper, echo a scale it brings over of the universities of the world, apparently realized in the university Sanghái’s Jiao Tong (?), and that, also machaconamente, heightens hackneyed, American and British universities, demonstrating that between the 100, or 200, first there is no Spanish woman, question that is, morbidly, what seems […]

The evaluated university | Antón Capitel
03-01-2014 One Comment

The evaluated university | Antón Capitel

With some frequency it appears in the press – that can never avoid what should ignore intelligently – a supposed “ranking” of the Universities, in relation to the investigation or to the totality, and where always there appear big holders in whom one affirms that the Spanish women are to the tail, none between the 100 first ones of the […]

You are a government employee. Or, better, university teacher | Antón Capitel
06-12-2013 3 Comments

You are a government employee. Or, better, university teacher | Antón Capitel

The government employees are envied by his stability in the work. Certainly, they cannot be envied by much any more. So, at all, for it, friend! Only you have that to overcome the corresponding examinations, in that there are few squares and many solicitors. Since is here the secret of the public workers and of his stability: they accede to […]

The functionality, the comfort, the mode and the language of the architects | Antón Capitel
04-11-2013 3 Comments

The functionality, the comfort, the mode and the language of the architects | Antón Capitel

Is functionality the same thing that comfort? Not gentleman, they can be perfectly opposite. In the stage through that we live one takes the comfort, and not so much the functionality, and this way this one sacrifices itself often to other one, with proved global villains. An expressive example is like, in many buildings, one of the doors of a […]

My memories of the School of Architecture | Antón Capitel
04-10-2013 3 Comments

My memories of the School of Architecture | Antón Capitel

1. I arrived to the School of Architecture of Madrid in October of 1964. It began the plan 1964, called plan “ye-ye”, of five years and matrícula direct, without entry neither initiation, neither selectivity, neither at all. We were 1.000 the enrolled. The asignaturas were Algebra linear and infinitesimal Calculation, Physical, Analysis of Forms and general Drawing. The chair of […]