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Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

From the Utopian failure | Pedro Hernández
17-04-2017 No Comments

From the Utopian failure | Pedro Hernández

The architecture for yes same is unable to put solution to the males of the company. For much that has existed during great part of the 20th century an effort from the theory for claiming the autonomy of the discipline, today we know that the architecture limits itself, actually, in a complex process that is affected by the economic thing, […]

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?
10-04-2017 2 Comments

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?

It does little I dedicated an entry of this blog to Curro Inza, and scarcely I mentioned his masterpiece. I did it voluntarily to be able to dedicate an entry to alone her, which deserves it. Campofrío treats itself about the Sausages Factory Postigo, El Acueducto, Campofrío… It has had many names, as they have gone selling or there being […]

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
03-04-2017 One Comment

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

The image of this post belongs to the architect and thinker Lebbeus Woods | artfinder.com One of the areas of reflection of this blog consists of looking for the origin of the paradigm of the contemporary complexity. This will hides the deep conviction of that the idea of complexity is today key for the development of tools proyectuales valid in […]

The tables and the architecture | Luis Gil
27-03-2017 No Comments

The tables and the architecture | Luis Gil

Is table an architecture? Not, but yes in others some senses. It is not an architecture, because it is not a question of any enclosure or closed domain and to cutlery, it is clear. But maybe yes it is an architecture if we think it as constructed object subject to a few laws of the statics and also of the practice […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, the monuments, […]

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey
13-03-2017 No Comments

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey

Few cases there is more paradigmatic on the question of the conservation of the modern architecture that the case Bunshaft. Rough man and of few words, Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) is known internationally by the Lever House (1952) and by his work in the signature Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) where it would develop all his career until 1979. His work is […]

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević
06-03-2017 No Comments

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević

In the 80s a group of young bulging architects of the school of architecture of Moscow (MArhkI) formed a part of the theoretical and Utopian movement called architecture of paper. More acquaintances between them were: Mikhail Belov, Alexander Brodsky, Ilya Utkin, Mikhail Flippov, Nadia Bronzova and Yuri Avvakumov. Architecture of paper, or architects of paper it was a pejorative name, an […]

The architectural appropriation of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
27-02-2017 One Comment

The architectural appropriation of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

Along the 20th century the concept of complexity has been joining practically all the areas of the knowledge. The reality is complex, the relations between different bodies of to know are complex, one speaks about the theory of complex systems, about the paradigm of the complexity and about the sciences of the complexity. Many of the previous concepts, though they […]

The trade of the structures consultant (I) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
20-02-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (I) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

Can you do the pine with the arms opened 45º? For years I formulated (for me itself) the secret of “having trade”, something that a good shopkeeper must have, a good doctor, a good taxi driver, a good engineer and a good architect. The trade consists of three ingredients, the deep knowledge of the concept, the order of magnitude and […]

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia
13-02-2017 2 Comments

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia

Years ago I listened to Sáenz de Oíza to speak against the excessively functional design, and it put a very convincing example. He spoke that the functional kitchen of the Bauhaus had all the necessary elements foreseen exhaustively, up to the last detail, and all this perfectly modulated and optimized. It was a marvel that in the twenties, while the […]

Light Boxes | Íñigo García Odiaga
06-02-2017 No Comments

Light Boxes | Íñigo García Odiaga

Louis Kahn managed to assure that a space where it should not enter the natural light, might not considered an architectural space. The affirmation though maybe slightly exagerate, it is undoubtedly suggestive. In fact the architecture in one of his multiple definitions might decide as the art of controlling the light, and control her in addition depending on the climate […]

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, " of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid
23-01-2017 No Comments

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, ” of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid

We might think, at least for a moment, that the Pavilion of Germany in Barcelona of Grain finished so well “of fluke”? Last Wednesday, the 4th of May, 2016 José Ramón Hernández Correa was throwing the following affirmation in his agitator post of Facebook: “To Mies van der Rohe the Pavilion of Barcelona went out for him well of fluke.” […]

Are we the project methodology afraid in architecture? | Michael Villegas
16-01-2017 One Comment

Are we the project methodology afraid in architecture? | Michael Villegas

In the last years the term has used very much processes to say to an architecture that it is interested fundamentally for the events understood like feno’menos in process. Nothing to object. Podri’a to say even that the architecture in that we are interested has much that to see with the time and the understood events hereby. The question comes […]

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
09-01-2017 No Comments

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The City has turned progressively and probably from the Industrial Revolution, in a luck of great predator on the way. His paper as revitalizing agent of the economic and cultural activity of the world, the progress, has formed conurbations of consumption, mega-structures disconnected of the cycles of the nature, the energy or the resources. The Generic City weighs too much […]

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević
02-01-2017 No Comments

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević

“We are happy to be able to realize your great idea of constructing New Belgrade and ready to use all our forces to expire with this great duty…”, the letter was saying that on April 11, 1948 the juvenile brigades read to the Marshall Titus in the holiday of beginning of works in New Belgrade. Near 150.000 voluntary young persons […]

To his air | Sergio de Miguel
26-12-2016 31 Comments

To his air | Sergio de Miguel

In 1962, the unforgettable Sota left us a jewel in Madrid. A gymnasium, for a school. A building transition. A section. An attitude. An exercise of architectural goodness. It was necessary to save a desnivel incorporating an extension to the school Maravillas. Resolve the stair. Giving a soil to the playground of games by up and a façade to the […]

Consumers and consumers | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-12-2016 One Comment

Consumers and consumers | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Now that us falls the politics, which us falls the ideology, which falls the culture, the faith, the structure … quite, the only certainty that we still have is that we live in a company of consumption and that the consumerism continues being the king of everything. We do not realize, but we, that already we are not (or scarcely […]

With oranges he understands himself! | Juan Carlos Arroyo
12-12-2016 No Comments

With oranges he understands himself! | Juan Carlos Arroyo

The experts say in learning that the biggest effort that the human brain does in all his life is to learn to count: to be capable of relating a number (abstract concept) to a quantity of something and specially, that this quantity costs for different things, three horses or three flowers.1 All the human beings we manage to crown this […]

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández
05-12-2016 No Comments

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández

In 2011, Vicente Serrano publishes the book Spinoza’s wound, where it approaches, from the philosophy, the topic of the happiness. In the chapter v –Biopoder without ideologies– it exposes and analyzes how, actually, any way of being able tends to control, to order and articulate any thing that falls down under his influence. It is Highland what, using Nietzche’s words, […]

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2016 One Comment

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 analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-11-2016 No Comments

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the second half of the 20th century, the architectural search of postwar period strains for reaching an alternative offer of the modernity. You appear as Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Braun, Charles Moore and Robert Stern were promoting, in tuning in with the consumer capitalism, a return to the representation and the symbolism suppressed by the modern movement, not to […]

Do we organize well the studies of architecture? | Stepienybarno
14-11-2016 No Comments

Do we organize well the studies of architecture? | Stepienybarno

Son ya muchos años los que se lleva poniendo encima de la mesa que los estudios de arquitectura funcionamos de aquella manera y nuestras bases empresariales son cuando menos dudosas. A ello, hay que añadir que muchas oficinas están acostumbradas a malas prácticas laborales o directamente a infringir la ley o estar en el límite de la misma. Sobre todo […]

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid
07-11-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the moment to project the building Florey for the Queens College (St. Clements, Oxford, 1968-71), James Stirling already had seen finished two of his better works: the School of Engineering of the University of Leicester (1959-63) and the library of the Faculty of History for the University of Cambridge (1964-67). Three projects constitute his already mythical “Red Trilogy”, name […]

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil
31-10-2016 No Comments

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil

You will excuse me and especially to whom in the bottom I dedicate these brief words, the not scientific at all approximation of these lines to the “written architecture” by Carles Martí. With complete certainty, his rigor and extreme modesty would never admit a text as the present. Nonetheless, in this occasion I am going to contradict the teacher … […]

The urbanism and the housewives | Alberto Ruiz
24-10-2016 4 Comments

The urbanism and the housewives | Alberto Ruiz

In 1959 the concept of political correction still was for be inventing, so still it was possible that a newspaper of national issue, in this Blanco y Negro -ABC’s cultural supplement- an article was publishing with round this one headline.1 The article was fulfilling all the premises to call the attention: polemic holder, graphical showy and, composition especially, signatory of […]

Interview with Cruz and Ortiz
10-10-2016 No Comments

Interview with Cruz and Ortiz

“The principal aim of the ICO Museum is to spread the best contemporary, both Spanish and international architecture. This year we have travelled from Olot to Seville to offer a more wide perspective of our architecture. This way, after RCR Arquitectes, it is an honor to be able to possess now Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. Mónica de Linos, Director of […]

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta
03-10-2016 No Comments

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta

What continues is the product of a fortuitous meeting. A meeting, which like amicable confrontation, relates two parallel attitudes enclosed in the same space. I explain … I have visited a par of times the new headquarters of the Film library of Catalonia in the Raval of Barcelona, of José Luís Mateo. The meeting with the forceful nudity of a […]

Monteagudo's country house. The ruin that it remains | Luis Gil
26-09-2016 One Comment

Monteagudo’s country house. The ruin that it remains | Luis Gil

“Vague reflections on Juan Navarro Baldeweg’s work in Monteagudo’s ruin. A Estrada. Pontevedra.” By María Moliner, Ruin: 1. Action to a construction sink. 2. Action to any thing, material be destroyed or spiritually. 5. Remains of a sunked construction. By our particular dictionary, Ruin: 1. That one that shows again his constructive original nature, that is to say turns us […]