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Unions | Elías Cueto
10-02-2017 No Comments

Unions | Elías Cueto

It has been only recently that has been possible to give form to a product of an alone time. This possibility nevertheless has not supposed the definitive disappearance of the solutions based on the assembly of pieces since this technology offers certain possibilities: it facilitates the movement by means of the disassembly, allows to adapt the material of each one […]

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez
30-12-2016 No Comments

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez

Enzo Mari (1932, Novara, Italia), artist, theoretical of the perception and designer, has become famous for anticipating concepts that enjoy the maximum force between the young designers: sustainability, “do it yourself”, basic and economic furniture … Mari has been always more interested in the meaning of the creative language and in the study of the relation of the design with the […]

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza
02-12-2016 No Comments

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s relations with the cinema are numerous, in this blog already those of filmmakers have treated each other as Nicholas Ray and David Lynchwith the architect, in addition his buildings have been used as places to roll movies and in my doctoral thesis I wrote on the Ennis-Brown House and his numerous appearances on the screens as scene in very […]

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza
04-11-2016 No Comments

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza

Looking for a news in the press, I have found in El Sol  a chronicle written by his correspondent in Paris, Corpus Barga, in January, 1925, published in the section «Theatres» and titled «The cinematographic decoration». It was not hoping that this notable writer, today unfortunately rather forgotten, went to contribute anything new to the debates on the scenery, but […]

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-10-2016 138 Comments

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Fifty years ago we had a teacher in the Faculty of Architecture that it was teaching to draw. His education nothing had to see with tricks or formulae but with foundations, with what it precedes the act itself of drawing, it might be said. He was saying to us for example that it was important to observe in general, which […]

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez
30-09-2016 No Comments

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez

STUDIO GORM, in his series Peg (Peg + Wood Peg) gathers two of the principal characteristics of the tradition Shaker: The first one consists of the union of the pieces of wood for assembly without using accessories; that derives from the form of life of these communities, where there were in use only the materials which they were having in […]

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga
02-09-2016 22 Comments

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga

During these days the scenes of the Kursaal and of the Victoria Eugenia will receive the next edition of the international festival of cinema of San Sebastian. From another more remote point of view, it will be the own city native of San Sebastian the one that uses as scene to the own festival. The architecture and the urbanism of […]

Quitar para ganar: ¿Quién se atreve? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
12-08-2016 No Comments

Quitar para ganar: ¿Quién se atreve? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Billy Wilder contaba que para la escena final de la película Perdición (Double Indemnity, 1944) construyeron una réplica exacta de la cámara de gas de la prisión de San Quintín (una cámara de gas histórica: la primera de los Estados Unidos). No habían obtenido permiso para filmar en la auténtica, así que tuvieron que copiarla en el estudio chapa por […]

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto
29-07-2016 No Comments

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto

In the middle of the 18th century and Ann Lees’s slant, the Shakers are constituted by the first time as a Protestant community split of the Quákeros. The essential beginning of this group is the celibacy, the equality between sexes, the community of goods and the confession. To measured of the 19th century they are the most widespread Utopian community […]

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2016 No Comments

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the last entry of my blog, I was mentioning the MAE + CINE Arquitectura tras la pantalla, celebrated in Matimex, in which there intervened the filmmaker and architect Fernando Colomo. Looking for information about his work, to prepare this encentro, I found several interviews in which he was speaking on the relations between cinema and architecture, which can be […]

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto
24-06-2016 61 Comments

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto

Pasan ya más unos años desde que gracias a Alfonso Mato y guiados por Isaac Díaz Pardo varios amigos tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar el Instituto Gallego de Información. Hoy y después de dudar mucho, me permito compartir alguna de las imágenes tomadas en aquella visita llamando la atención sobre las sillas diseñadas y fabricadas por el creador del Laboratorio […]

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza
10-06-2016 No Comments

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza

Always there had puzzled the figure of the German architect Herbert Lippschitz – actually reality it is not even known if he was an architect-, that fleeing of the Nazi, it came to Spain before the Civil war with Max Nosseck, to work as cinematographic set designer and ended up by being a producer. Now there is many more information […]

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto
13-05-2016 195 Comments

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto

En una fugaz conversación con Magdalena surgió este tema de la originalidad de los diseños, de cómo y hasta dónde copiar, de lo significativo de un diseño por sus antecedentes y sus referencias… Un ejemplo: 1-380 de Horgenglarus. El fabricante suizo ha desarrollado una gran cantidad de sillas caracterizadas por su diseño contenido y poco provocador. El modelo Classic 1-380 […]

John Sayles.  Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-04-2016 No Comments

John Sayles. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, that I began in 2011, I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Luigi Comencini, Dziga Vertov, Jose Luis García Sanchez, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami and Raúl Ruiz; the actress Viola Dana; […]

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza
26-02-2016 No Comments

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1999 the acquaintance architect Óscar Tusquetss did the scenery of the theatrical work The Foundation written by Antonio Buero Vallejo and that was returning to mount twenty-five years after his premiere. In the Sunday one of the periodic El País newspaper a qualified article appeared «Buero Vallejo’s prison. The Foundation returns to the scenes 25 years after his premiere […]

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto
29-01-2016 2 Comments

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto

In the hedonistic and decadent context of a nineteenth-century resort stand out a series of original seats. Vacation chairs of white color from which the prominent figures, impeccably dresses, submit to the good life and are left to see proud with all his miseries and hysterias. Seemingly autobiographical, Fellini’s movie peels the problems of identity, insecurity and creative crisis across […]

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza
08-01-2016 No Comments

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I published a post on the relation between the filmmaker David Lynch and the architect Lloyd Wright, and last different year about Billy Wilder and the Eames. Now the relation is between Lynch and the above mentioned. In the interview of 1997, which it was mentioning in the post before mentioned, Kathrin Spohr was asking him […]

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza
01-01-2016 No Comments

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza

A few days ago accidentally I obtained a book that did not know, The architect written by Robert Auzelle in 1965. The truth is that I it started seeing for the end and in the note (38) reading this: «the taste of the interior decorators of cinema demonstrates, if not frankly mediocre, almost always debatably. On the other hand, often […]

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez
21-12-2015 258 Comments

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez

Is it possible to cultivate a chair instead of making it, dismantling the paradigm of the industrial production? To this question Werner Aisslinger is going to give response in the fair I design Ventura Lambratte of Milan, as part of a collective project named Instant Stories. The German designer, who already has been employed at other experimental projects as the […]

Deployé | Elías Cueto
23-11-2015 41 Comments

Deployé | Elías Cueto

The deployé is a transformed metal-worker, a product obtained from a simple flat sheet of steel to which a few longitudinal cuts are practised to stretch it later in the direction perpendicular to the above mentioned cuts. Of this form a new sheet is obtained, with form of enrrejado and up to five times more light. This technology uses for […]

Juan Rivas´ architecture and night landscapes
09-11-2015 No Comments

Juan Rivas´ architecture and night landscapes

I write these lines with a species of feeling fault for speaking about an artist and of his work, which I knew some time ago, and the present one to which this exhibition corresponds, because it gets used to speaking of the artistic object and of his creator to explain it, something that I believe in the bottom is totally […]

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
06-11-2015 No Comments

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

I have not read the book The Architecture of David Lynch, written by Richard Martin last year, but another day I found an interview that Kathrin Spohr did to Lynch in 1997, in her he asked him on his house, one of many that there created the architect Lloyd Wright, and not his father Frank Lloyd Wright, since he has […]

In one piece | Elías Cueto
26-10-2015 20 Comments

In one piece | Elías Cueto

The sophistication in the design and construction of the chairs has had much that to see with the assembly of different materials and forms. Nevertheless the technology does possible chairs of an alone piece in those who the material, his form, or simply the technology and the process of shaped, reach a singular expressiveness. In what to the designs of […]

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-10-2015 No Comments

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti

Picasso’s Guernica represents a historical event that expresses the conclusive manifestation of the art against the violence represented by the devastating bombardment of the air German force on Basque territory during the Spanish civil war. The work makes explicit the misery of the war and the suffering of the civil inhabitants of the city of Guernika, innocent victims of the […]

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta
02-10-2015 One Comment

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta

“It is wonderful, to live only in spirit, and day after day, eternally, to give faith of the spiritual thing in the persons. But sometimes I get fed up with my spiritual eternal existence. Then it wanted to stop floating eternally for the heights, wanted to notice that I have weight, which was annulling the absence of borders, and to […]

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez
14-09-2015 26 Comments

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez

According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, a chair is a “seat with support, in general with four legs, and in that alone a person fits”. This academic definition can turn out to be very debatable from the point of view of the personal experience, and generates an interesting controversy: is it a chair the tape that wraps […]

Abstract transmutation of Gianfranco Spada | Ángel Gonzalez García
04-09-2015 No Comments

Abstract transmutation of Gianfranco Spada | Ángel Gonzalez García

Contemporary architecture has often derived inspiration from the different forms and expressions of modern art, generally from abstract art. Many of the iconic buildings of modern architecture, which every architect holds in their mind’s eye, can be directly associated with works of art or artistic movements. These architectural works, having undergone a process of purification and transposition, are like artistic […]

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
14-08-2015 No Comments

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

I am writing an article about the city in Se7en and looking for information about his designer of production, the great Arthur Max, I have found an interview entrerview that Matt Kamen did to him in WIRED.CO.UK on December 18 of last year immediately after his work in Exodus; Gods and kings. Max who began to be employed as designer […]