Antonio S. Río

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2016 2 Comments

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

At the beginning of 1923 and for order by Walter Gropius, Edmund Lill it realized a photographic article of the factory of molds for shoes Fagus in Alfeld a. d. Leine (Germany) constructed between 1911 and 1913. As Annemarie Jaeggi explains in his book Fagus. Industriekultur zwischen Werkbund und Bauhaus (Jovis Berlin, 1998), treats itself about the second occasion in […]

The teachers' need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
02-05-2016 No Comments

The teachers’ need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

The teachers’ need. In the twentieth anniversary of Alejandro de la Sota’s death. In the year 1966 there comes to Alejandro de la Sota’s study the Marquess of Alta Gracia, president of the Deputation orensana and of the advice of the provincial Savings bank. The motive of the visit was the order of a great formative and residential complex for […]

Reviews | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2015 No Comments

Reviews | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The text claims and asks for a few scissors in order that they cut it in pieces and re-compose it in another text displacing just beyond. Later, as when it is done well revealed or a cheese, the text is placed carefully in a booth and after a time it is extracted to submit it to the attempt of seeing […]

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
10-07-2015 No Comments

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The only way that we still have to manage to be big, even inimitable if it is possible, is that of the imitation of the Former ones; what someone said of Homero, namely, that to learn to understand it well is to learn to admire it, costs equally for the works of art of the Former ones, especially those of […]

Invisible | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-05-2015 No Comments

Invisible | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«In three times the life is divided: in present, past and future. Of these, the present is brevísimo, the doubtful future, the certain past; but this one, that no empire can go back and in that his right lost already the fortune, is the one that the busy ones do not enjoy, for them time is absent to put the […]

Models | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
27-03-2015 One Comment

Models | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«El Laboratorio registra un extenso número de intentos y teorías que van desde las de Ruskin y Morris, a los racionalistas, constructivistas y productivistas rusos con su Vchutemas, y otros laboratorios, hasta las últimas experiencias de Bill, Maldonado, etc., pasando por el ejemplo más conocido en occidente del Bauhaus». Fragment of the manifest of the Laboratory of Forms Nowadays José de […]

Visions | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
27-02-2015 No Comments

Visions | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Though we withdraw added cultural or linguistic, we will never find, below, a pure place – and even less a Space or pure Time-. What we will find they are constant and changeable qualifications on the particular places: places qualified by his own contents and qualified by the different ways in which these contents are articulated (indicated, described, controversial, narrated, […]

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
16-01-2015 No Comments

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«When the students had put his ideas on the paper, Kahn was helping them with his critiques, which were direct and of the maximum value. Often there were energetic and interesting discussions between the teachers of engineering and of architecture when the concept, the solutions and applications of a project in I make concrete they were different. The students were […]

Mareira | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
22-12-2014 No Comments

Mareira | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«It does not stop being a significant fact that, in the history of the architecture and the engineering, the constructions raised to the shore of the sea have been outlined in notable occasions for his mass and for his expressive eloquence. […] it Wants to say, to my to understand, that the coastal line is a zone of maximum symbolic […]

Museums | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2014 No Comments

Museums | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«In the cathedrals already nobody prays out of the pre-established hours. No believer gives up to the concentration even an instant during his tourist walk. It is possible that we have lost up to our aptitude to get excited – of crying, says James Elkins– also opposite to the artistic fact. And we have lost it because we lack the necessary […]

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-10-2014 No Comments

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The inhabitants of Chicago, who did not like the house Robie, that they were feeling offended by the innovation of his aspect and his long and widespread horizontal lines, tried to ridicule her comparing it with a steam ship the same as the critics were going to say hereinafter of Him Corbusier on his buildings. Without knowing it, they were […]

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-07-2013 No Comments

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Scanty disciplines there be of major interest that the etymology; it owes to the unforseeable transformations of the primitive sense of the words throughout the time» Jorge Luis Borges, About classic ones (1952) Jorge Luis Borges us remembers that the words have a history and Denys Cuché adds that «uo to a point, the words do the history»[1]. The words appear in certain […]

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-06-2013 No Comments

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«If we could load on the architecture the responsibilities that weigh on the construction of ships, we would have for time buildings better than the Parthenon»[1] Horatio Greenough For the architects of the modernity, the naval construction has been a constant reference. Peter Collins, in his test Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture (1750-1950), remembers his how, already in the 19th century, the american […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local identity that […]

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
09-04-2013 No Comments

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«Rapid! Ignite the stars before the leads are founded», Aldo van Eyck wrote in the year 1959, in plenary session he debates on the ways that the modern architecture should take. A difficult, complex moment and, at the same time attraction, where the protagonists were demonstrating across his work accompanied of writings, sketches and reflections, the doubts and illusions on […]

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-04-2013 No Comments

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Any authentic construction, any human creation is an interaction of functions and not a differentiation of domains» José María de Labra The José de la Mano gallery of Madrid, in his interest to reveal the authors’ unknown work of last century, has realized the second explanatory project about José María de Labra with the suggestive title of Laboratorio de Formas[1]. As it is indicated […]

Intersection | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
08-03-2013 2 Comments

Intersection | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«With the last liras and the kilometric one I go out of the Termini of Rome and, of a pull, come to Corunna. Have seen and ear, I have done, have learned» Andrés Fernández-Albalat All way should take to us – at least except some time – to Rome. And there, possibly, the way happens for the Termini station. «An alone main […]

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
15-02-2013 No Comments

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 2008, Lego presented the Sears Towers of Chicago inside his line «Architecture», the first work of a series that would develop in the following years with the Guggenheim Museum of New York, Sídney’s opera or tthree paradigmatic modernity housings: the Fallingwater House of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House of Mies van de Rohe and the Villa Saboya of Le Corbusier. The […]

Necropolis | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
18-01-2013 No Comments

Necropolis | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Models of architecture exist, tests before the final construction where they make concrete, contributing material and time, the terms that will allow to solve in a more suitable way the project. But also there exist anatomical, cartographic, playful models … that represent or serve to the life to scale. Arthur Nersesian, in his novel Staten Island, us presents a type of […]

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-12-2012 No Comments

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 1949, Alejandro de la Sota projected a residential set in Galicia: a series of temporary housings that were separated of the traditional idea of hotel, locating the housings for different types of dispersed families on the territory, while the common services would center in another isolated building. Between the residential proposed types one appears with a very simple […]

Hemisphere | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-11-2012 No Comments

Hemisphere | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Hemisphere In one of his essays on the classical antiquity, Oddone Longo stands out the relation between space of conquest and architectural space in the Roman Empire[1], a correspondence that can observe  of a representative way in the Domus Aurea, the fastuosa residence of the emperor Nerón that elaborated on four of the seven roman hills. Between the curious realisations that […]

Ancares | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-10-2012 No Comments

Ancares | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

I have just returned from Piornedo, where we celebrate the days Memory and Matter Memory and Matter, organized by the Departamento de Composición of the Universidade it gives Corunna. Taking the traditional architecture as a topic and since I mark the landscape of the Ancares, have contributed my vision of «When the popular thing was modern», a tour for the relation between […]

Notebook of New York [y VII] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York [y VII] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Last day of the trip coincided with the visit to the Museum of the City, a building near the Guggenheim projected in 1932 by Joseph H. Freedlander with an neocolonial architecture neocolonial so different from the concebida for Wright in the first half of century. There, like a magnificent closing of the voyage, there was showing himself the sample The Greatest Grid. […]

Notebook of New York [VI] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York [VI] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

To cross the museums neoyorkinos continues the experience of crossing his avenues. […] In the book Big Street, Allan B. Jacobs dedicates the second part to compiling a series of «streets that they teach». Between them the Fifth Avenue, at a height of Central Park. Jacobs aims that «Both the park and the street seem of easy access». Concerning the Fifth Avenue they […]

Notebook of New York [V] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York [V] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Photography: Woody Campbell The fingerprint of the teachers remains indelible in the plot of New York. To the distant and passionate presence of Le Corbusier, from his provocative initiation visit of up to his retreat with the disenchantment for the building of the UN in 1947, adds those of other teachers, between them both paradigms of the architectural modernity. Frank Lloyd […]

Notebook of New York [IV] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
06-07-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York [IV] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The High Line supposes the meeting with the city of the 30s – decade in the one that constructed the air line of railroad herself to avoid the dangerousness of sharing the street with the pedestrians – and the Nueva York of the 21st century, when the routes – in disuse from 1980-were claimed by the citizens. It is the meeting […]

Notebook of New York [III] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
21-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York [III] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

For Le Corbusier, the skyscrapers of New York were too small. – they are not big enough – he said, answering to the journalists who interviewed it in the MoMA, within a few hours of his arrival to the United States in 1935. Surprised by the observation, they will attend to the explanation of the architect, developed later in his […]

Notebook of New York [II] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
17-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York [II] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Geography and geometry have been intimately joined from the origins of the urbanism. Across the geometry the planning of the cultures became simple, and also the construction of the city. The plot reticulada not only allows the control of the present – and the assumption of the past – but it shelters the future growth, theoretically immensely. The particularity of […]

Notebook of New York [I] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-06-2012 2 Comments

Notebook of New York [I] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The trip to a city known always is a fascinating experience. Even more if it is a question of a destination chased for time, which visit turns into an ansíada put and, at the same time, in the beginning of new reflections and trips in the space and the time, that they extend and recall the own experience. These days […]

Peripheral panoramas | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
23-05-2012 One Comment

Peripheral panoramas | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

When, in the year 1971, the Hogar y Arquitectura magazine dedicates a number to a peripheral territory, with the title ” Panorama of the current architecture in Galicia “, it offers the process of recovery of the Galician modernity as an already concluded fact, with a region replete with examples. Nevertheless, the analysis of the diffusion on the paper of […]