Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica
05-06-2017 One Comment

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica

If we assume easily for that the architecture always his boss, his model has looked in the nature to continuing, when not to imitating, and that historically always there has been one symbiosis between the natural thing and the architectural thing, we will agree that a substantial change in the conception of the nature, he will carry necessarily a substantial […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

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 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 beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta
16-12-2016 One Comment

The beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta

In zones of comfort, that is to say, in known environments, parametrized in advance or structured before in the mind of the individuals, the opposite dualities can manage to make sense. I refer to dualities of the type full or empty, black or white, opened or enclosure, etc. These opposite or exclusive dualities, there work because the recipient of the […]

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 […]

Sobre el arte de hacer ciudades y Richard Sennett | Miquel Lacasta
01-07-2016 No Comments

Sobre el arte de hacer ciudades y Richard Sennett | Miquel Lacasta

“There are two ways of thinking bring over of what is the public urban space. One supports that it is a discursive space, in which the strangers speak between yes; and other one defends that it is a question of a space of the sight, where the persons interact visually, not verbally. In the history of the thought on the […]

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta
23-05-2016 No Comments

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior. Annotatting the reflections it brings over of the complexity, they are necessary two categories that they send to the idea of the intersubjective thing. In many of the previous texts and surely in future texts, the intersubjective thing is present of underlying form. The idea of intersubjectivity divides of stating the mistake of […]

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta
21-03-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time. Speaking about the complex thing is inabarcable. It would come to be like to trace the mythical cartographic map to scale 1:1 to that Borges was referring in the story Of The Rigor of the Science.1 The task, would need such a precise description, that the described object and the description itself would […]

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta
18-01-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta

Fragile L’ordre of l’arquitectura, the fragile order of the architecture, is Joaquim Español’s delicious doctoral thesis defended in the year 1993 and directed by the philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós. In her of delicate and extraordinarily well written form, nevertheless Spanish is equally a poet, and therefore, an expert in handling the instrument of the writing, guides us across what […]

Of the Contextual thing, the Constructive thing and the Complex thing | Miquel Lacasta
28-12-2015 No Comments

Of the Contextual thing, the Constructive thing and the Complex thing | Miquel Lacasta

The architecture should be defined by his practice. A polyhedric practice understood as a rigorous attempt of contextualizar an eminently intellectual work in the area of the architectural project and his later necessary execution. The architecture has a conceptual vocation to produce a critical comprehension of a conjuncture, a specificity, an episode. And this commitment for dealing and cosificar a […]

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta
27-11-2015 One Comment

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta

Surely it cannot be said that everything should happen in the decade of the 60, but yes one can affirm that this one was a decade of big changes, of big social transformations, changes, that today we can observe how they are more alive than never. Looking backward, it is easy to recognize significant transformations that have his origin in […]

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2015 One Comment

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta

This image represents another jump to the emptiness. It is not necessary to explain the moment in which the photography was taken. The photographer of Associated Press, Richard Drew was, as different many, covering the event, according to the journalistic slang. The image is so brutal that the mere informative fact comes out. In fact the this qualified image, as […]

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 […]

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
13-07-2015 2 Comments

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The image is well-known. Yves Kelin constructs a forceful image in which he itself throws to the emptiness from what it looks like the top part of a wall, just person from a cornice. Seemingly the jump is of approximately 3 meters, probably 3,50, of height and the first physical sensation it is that of pain. As a mechanism of […]

Intimate territories | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
15-06-2015 No Comments

Intimate territories | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The excellent cartography of the territory of the intimacy, draws it undoubtedly, the housing, that is to say, the space in which we develop our domestic life, is the only programmatical structure of the architecture, in which we go on from the public and social condition to the private and subjective, closed and intimate condition. In the housing we can […]

Of the Brilliancy and of the Time | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
01-05-2015 One Comment

Of the Brilliancy and of the Time | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

We walk in in a mess times, what doubt it fits. The confusion, as a sticky molass, wraps us and deprives us of the necessary time to observe how despliega the reality. Before so much riot, it is necessary to be able to support a profile, a way of interacting strategic, more than tactical. When he competes for an attitude […]

Space, Place and Atmosphere | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-03-2015 No Comments

Space, Place and Atmosphere | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

With this sugerente title, Juhani Pallasmaa came to the ESARQ1 to give a conference the past 10 May. What follows it is a free and incomplete translation of the conference, and completed with other readings and registers or better said, an intentional interpretation and interested of one magnifies conference of architecture. The instantaneous recognition of the inherent nature of a place, […]

Symbology of the power | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
16-02-2015 No Comments

Symbology of the power | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Daoíz and Velarde are the names of the two lions that flanquean the main façade of the congress of the deputies in Madrid. The image majestuosa of both fieras melted in bronze in the Real factory of artillery of Seville, has turned into one of the most photographed icons of the capital. The history of Benavides and Malospelos, that is […]

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-01-2015 One Comment

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Between 1963 and 1973 Eisenman there writes, his doctoral thesis The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, [1] of vital importance in his later work, in 1963, Towards an Understanding of Form in Architecture, in Architectural Design in the number 457, also in 1963, Notice on Conceptual Architecture: Towards to Definition, in Design Quaterly nº78-79 in 1970 and Cardboard Architecture; House […]

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
29-12-2014 No Comments

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

One of the possible origins of a certain revival contextualista might relapse, as affirms Eduard Bru, in the fact that the place1 has happened to be more interesting something, more active and propositivo, while city and geography, they have been mixed ineluctablemente, offering an environment much more inciting than the strictly urban one which we were having a decade behind.2 […]

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
31-10-2014 No Comments

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Exoduses the project with which Rem Koolhaas got in the international scene of the architecture in 1972 1. Rem Koolhaas was formed as architect in the Architectural Association of London, where he studied from 1968 to 1972. The Architectural Association was in this moment an anarchic environment where Peter Cook was marking the guideline,2 but where Leon Krier and Charles Jencks […]

Readings in the common thing | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
22-09-2014 No Comments

Readings in the common thing | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Readings in the common thing The architecture arises from a form of shared knowledge that goes beyond the architectural object. Likewise the city, it can be understood as the area of relations between architectures, individuals and natures. The whole knowledge accumulated on these triangular relations, of the building to the individual, of the individual to the nature and of the […]

Slowness | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
05-08-2014 2 Comments

Slowness | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Slowness The architecture always has been an old man’s profession, a labor that demands the implication of an enormous quantity of time in order that an architect could be considered in condition of maturity. We all those that we recognize ourselves in the profession, agree that there are neither short-cuts nor ways of in way. The architecture is done to […]

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-06-2014 No Comments

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

From the constructive thing like theory The reality is always an organization, or complex configuration, which is constituted constant. This way raised, this affirmation stops to guess a beginning of very simple bottom: the fact that something is constructed constant it does not make it less royal, independently of which they are the pieces that integrate this construction. The fact […]

The emergency of the resistance | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
26-05-2014 No Comments

The emergency of the resistance | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The emergency of the resistance Already he was writing Ignasi of Solà-mulberry trees in 1993, which before the structural violence of the current world, which in the shape of subtle network one has installed implacably in the reality, only three types of attitudes fit: the submission, the delinquency and the resistance.1 Today more that it is never necessary to take […]

From the Emptiness of the Architecture | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
28-04-2014 No Comments

From the Emptiness of the Architecture | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

From the Emptiness of the Architecture “Die Leere ist nicht nichts. Sie ist auch kein Mangel. In der plastischen Verköperung spielt die Leere in der Weise des suchendentwerfenden Stiftens von Orten.” Martin Heidegger | Die Kunst und der Raum “The emptiness is not at all. Neither it is a lack. In the plastic materialization the emptiness plays as an act […]

Of Commotions | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
17-03-2014 No Comments

Of Commotions | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Of Commotions Today there are very few works in the contemporary art capable of provoking a commotion. It seems as if the art has derived towards a constellation of autorreferencias where the fastened artist prefers his subjectivity to any possible interpretation of the reality. It is offensive in some cases as the reflections from me, me and myself, they do […]

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-05-2013 No Comments

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks The paradigm of the complexity applied in the architecture and his expression in the conceptual binomial geometry and complexity arises during the decade of the 60, contrary to Charles Jencks’s position that places it at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the XXIst. The tour of this binomial starts in […]