Tag: historia

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga
22-05-2017 No Comments

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga

Uno de los primeros ejemplos de la resaca dejada por Mies van der Rohe en la ciudad de Nueva York es la Rockefeller Guest House, obra de Philip Johnson, construida en 1950. Diseñada para Blanchette Rockefeller Hooker, la casa fue elogiada en su momento por la crítica, dada su sencillez y sobriedad. La casa fue concebida principalmente, como un lugar […]

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević
15-05-2017 No Comments

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević

La construcción del Palacio de la Republica en Berlín oriental empezó unos 23 años antes de su construcción real. Empezó el 7 de septiembre de 1950 cuando Walter Ulbricht, el nuevo secretario general de la SED (Partido Socialista Unificado de Alemania) firmó la orden de dinamitar el Stadtschloss, el Palacio Real y símbolo de poder del imperio prusiano. La destrucción se justificó […]

Baixo Miño cross-border strengths interpretation Center | rodríguez + pintos arquitectos
10-05-2017 No Comments

Baixo Miño cross-border strengths interpretation Center | rodríguez + pintos arquitectos

The Santa Cruz castle is a defensive structure of “modest” character that, nevertheless, registers as a singular element in the extraordinary context of forts, watchtowers and “fachos” or you camphorate that were raised in the XVIIth and XVIIIth century along the márgenes of the river Miño. At present it stands out not for his constructive or military relevancy, but for […]

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

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 beginning of the order | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
28-04-2017 No Comments

The beginning of the order | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The box of crystal supposed the most evident expression of the theses of the modernity. The technology and the new materials were allowing the revelation of “a new world – suitably, transparently, crystalline, electrically-, in opposition to the condition – underground, dirty of coal-, that was characterizing to the Victorian work”.1 The architecture establishes an order. Though Mies constructs at […]

Deceitful transparencies Observations and reflections provoked by a visit to the house Farnsworth
27-04-2017 No Comments

Deceitful transparencies Observations and reflections provoked by a visit to the house Farnsworth

The work of the architects Herzog and of Meuron is for all known and it has been widely published in numerous monographs and magazines. Nevertheless, rarely the architects have shown themselves with the writing. Deceitful transparencies it is the first book of test written by the Swiss architects, who, after a visit to the house Farnsworth of Mies van der […]

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 […]

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel
21-04-2017 31 Comments

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel

“In the ballet the dancers danzan commonly on the tips of his feet. At first sight this behaviour seems so much artificial like without sense. To understand a so important appearance of the ballet one has to investigate the nature and the meaning of the vertical in the human life.” The vertical: fundamental principle of the classical dance (1926) Akim […]

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, […]

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza
14-04-2017 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza

The director Alexander Kluge has described his assistance to a conference of, according to Kluge, «anxious cultural observer and architect», Rem Koolhaas.. The event happened in the great room of the University of Munich, where they had met thousand persons heard him… Koolhaas spoke in English, slow, placed in a side and far from the microphone. The central topic of […]

Archibald Leitch, the architect of the english football
13-04-2017 No Comments

Archibald Leitch, the architect of the english football

The Scot Archibald Leitch was the first architect specialized in the design and construction of soccer stadiums. It started by raising Ibrox Park in his natal Glasgow before extending his radio of action to all the corners of the Islands. Between his more prominent works there are Highbury, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane, Goodison Park, Anfield, Craven Cottage, Fratton Park, […]

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 Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga
07-04-2017 No Comments

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga

Frank Gehry designed and remodelled in the year 1978 an old man bungaló of 2 floors and 60 years of antiquity in California, to adapt it as his familiar house. Gehry had approximately 40 years, one had got divorced from his first wife, and it has just started with his own study of architecture. It was living in a small […]

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 […]

ArchiMaps
30-03-2017 No Comments

ArchiMaps

ArchiMaps is a guides’ new application of architecture for Smartphone and Tablet. Each of his maps, centred on a certain city or region, shows more than 250 works of architecture of all the epochs, carefully selected. Simple and functional. The structure of the application is simple. It is possible to navigate upon every ArchiMap in way map and in way […]

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 […]

The Modern Movement and the Law to the City. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago
23-03-2017 One Comment

The Modern Movement and the Law to the City. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago

Last November, 2017 there was celebrated the 9Th Iberian DOCOMOMO Congress ‘Modern Movement, Cultural Heritage and Company’, Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago I intervened as one of the referees invited of the second day, dedicated to the social dimension of the problems discussed in the meeting. “As I commented in his moment in this chat explored a series of traditions of design – well-known, […]

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 […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. The document […]

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 […]

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970
28-02-2017 No Comments

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970

The ICO Museum inaugurates the exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970’, that will be opened until the next May 14. This project is promoted by the Department of Promotion, organized and produced with the support of the ICO Foundation and has possessed the collaboration of PHotoEspaña as well as of the project of investigation […]

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 […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

Hunger of architecture. Need and practice of the daily thing
23-02-2017 No Comments

Hunger of architecture. Need and practice of the daily thing

Has architecture died? After the age of the architecture of the spectacle, is it possible to begin again? Today, when the virtuality recovers innumerable victims in the shape of souls without body, the reality that offers the architecture offers to us a firm handle in this unrestrained decrease towards the immaterial thing. The architecture allows us to feel a special […]

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel
17-02-2017 21 Comments

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel

The dream of the “tower of glass”, whose origin finds  linked to the figure and Mies Van der Rohe´s work since in 1919 drew the visionario skyscraper of the Friedrichstrasse, went to have in his resolution a problem so prosaico like unexpected. In 1950, when Gordon Bunshaft (SOM) and the Lever House of Charles Luckman heaved  in the Park Avenue […]

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 […]