Tag: maestro

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth
14-03-2017 No Comments

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth

With this cartoon, Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth, it begins and probably it finishes a series that enough time ago I began but that did not see the light till now. There did not happen the critical, lucid, humorous and ironic rasero that characterizes me (if I do not say it to myself …) and unless some magazine, web etc, pays me […]

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

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 […]

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen's architecture
05-01-2017 No Comments

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen’s architecture

To study Arne Jacobsen’s work demands certain patience. His scanty public declarations or written texts demand to be sent to the facts in yes, be perfect these in the shape of building, daily object, architectural project, textile design, drawing, water-color or photography. A minimal distance was separating his study of architecture and his domestic garden, place where it was in […]

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 […]

Luis Peña Ganchegui: el arquitecto como lugar
06-12-2016 No Comments

Luis Peña Ganchegui: el arquitecto como lugar

In this monograph the author gathers the keys that allow to reveal Luis Peña Ganchegui‘s work from a new perspective. It does not consider to do so much a critical tour for all his professional path, but rather expose how his life comes together with his work to discover the reasons that led him to taking decisions on the projects. […]

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel
25-11-2016 1,292 Comments

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel

It falls in my hands an elaborated drawing of Juhani Pallasmaa. On the plant of the villa Mairea (1939), of Alvar Aalto, superimpose  some lines of order. Ones trace. It appears a X-ray. The one who has been described like “the most beautiful plant of the world”1 shows  undressed of his secret. The geometric score of his harmonic figure remains […]

Rafael Moneo, courage and conviction
01-11-2016 No Comments

Rafael Moneo, courage and conviction

The Museum of Roman Art of Merida, The Kursaal of San Sebastian and other important works are showed today by Rafael Moneo, the only prize Pritzker of Architecture born in Spain and teacher of several generations of national and international architects. It obtains the architect’s title in the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid, where it graduated in 1961. […]

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 […]

A dream | Sergio de Miguel
21-10-2016 32 Comments

A dream | Sergio de Miguel

In an occasion, listened fascinado the answer of Oiza when it asked him  on which was his ideal house. It opened a lot his eyes and began to move the hands, the words and the emotions. With his mastery of always. I am unable to transcribe his beautiful words. But I will try to move what remained me. Because what […]

X Latin-Americans Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in São Paulo 201
13-10-2016 No Comments

X Latin-Americans Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in São Paulo 201

“Un arquitecto es alguien que imagina lo que deseas pero con un poco más de exactitud que tú”. Con esta cita de Paul Valèry glosaba la comisaria de la Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Ángela García de Paredes, la figura de Eduardo Souto de Moura, premiado en esta bienal con el Premio Iberoamericano, y que protagonizará en breve uno […]

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti
07-10-2016 No Comments

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti

One of Peter Zumthor‘s principal motivations with regard to his own work consists of proposing the immediate understanding of the constructed object, to dive by means of a primary observation the emotional sensibility of his spectators. In search of this aim, Zumthor tries that the combinations of forms, materials, colors and textures, they amalgamate in the perceptive thought, giving place […]

Le Corbusier. Le Grand
06-10-2016 No Comments

Le Corbusier. Le Grand

A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on […]

Luis Peña Ganchegui, architecture like landscape
04-10-2016 One Comment

Luis Peña Ganchegui, architecture like landscape

Over the modes Peña Ganchegui continues constructing his buildings with a personal style, attached to the Basque Country. Intimate friend of Chillida thinks about him. “Praise of the light” is a documentary series that does a portrait of the contemporary, understood architecture not only as artistic activity, but also pragmatic and utilitarian. Luis Peña Ganchegui (1926-2009) has been the relating […]

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 […]

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey
08-08-2016 No Comments

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey

“It is a question of a house, of the stars or of the desert, which constitutes his beauty is invisible.” The little prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Last summer accompanied of my family, I could visit Can Lis, the house that Jørn Utzon constructed himself in the surrounding areas of I Carry Petro, Majorca. Khan Lis is one of four houses […]

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel
22-07-2016 43 Comments

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel

Oíza Finished the career of architecture in the year 1946 and thanks to his excellent academic file cost  of a scholarship to do a trip of intense learning by the United States between October of 1947 and November of 1948. It was a period of absolute renewal in the world. After the agotadora second world-wide war, the main teachers and […]

12 miradas Manuel Gallego Jorreto
12-07-2016 No Comments

12 miradas Manuel Gallego Jorreto

Last Wednesday, the 6th of July, 2016 Manuel Gallego Jorreto‘s exhibition was inaugurated, inside the cycle 12miradas:: Riverside stimulated by the Hijos de Rivera Corporation and Creative Laboratory Vilaseco Gallery. We will rely on the presence of the architect, that it will contribute his looks with a chat of introduction to the exhibition. “One presents Manuel Gallego normally enumerating his […]

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
11-07-2016 No Comments

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions a fragment hides the traces of the totality. The vibration of the paved one, the diversity of his scales, the sheen of the low light on the broken profile of each and every of the pieces, the soil represents somehow the territory of the whole city, the soil as set of trodden, the country as an amalgam of […]

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-07-2016 8 Comments

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is a masterpiece, and therefore it is many things. One has spoken and great writing on her, and one will continue speaking and writing much more. As all the masterpieces, it is inexhaustible; because not only it is what is, but what each of us we want that it is. I have so that to […]

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the works of […]

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-06-2016 5 Comments

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago, the inexhaustible library of Javier Echepare‘s images proposed this Nikolai Ladovsky‘s project us. Immediately he us remembered to all much more famous other one, truth?. Certainly, when Javier put this image the response was immediate. We go, that anyone sees. ( In my case, in addition, it gives the chance of which I have the latter […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

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 […]

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-04-2016 No Comments

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti

The houses represent Citrohän the first important essay of Le Corbusier about a serial housing that can be constructed from standardized components. Convinced that the advance of industrialization can be the vehicle to meet much of the needs of man tries, with a practical criterion and rational lead its architecture towards that direction. During the second decade of the twentieth […]

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work
21-04-2016 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work

Conference declared by Alejandro de la Sota in the International University Menéndez Pelayo of A Corunna in the summer of 1986. The conference, which was forming a part of the Course “Peripheral Alternatives to the Modern Movement”, took “Alejandro de la Sota as a title. Simple Justification of his work”.

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
11-04-2016 No Comments

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

After my comments of the previous weeks I clarify that I am not in any way establishing direct kinships between architects as Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) and Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), who, being contemporary, followed antagonistic courses. What yes I have said is that both, together with others, and each one with his specificity, are examples of the effort for extending […]

The modern architecture in Latin America
31-03-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture in Latin America

This book turns on the modern architecture that was constructed in Latin America between the decades of 1930 and 1970, and on the thought that sustained her. For it a tour offers for 18 indisputable figures of the architectural Latin-American panorama, which in addition share the narrow relation that they established between his work and his ideology. It is a […]

Frank Lloyd Wright. The art of constructing
29-03-2016 No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright. The art of constructing

The documentary ” The art of constructing ” approaches in two chapters the life and work of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It shows themselves some of his constructions as Taliesin (house, estate and Wright’s study) Fallingwater (House of the waterfall) and the Museum Guggenheim in New York, between others. El documental “El arte de construir” aborda en dos […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-03-2016 No Comments

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I overcome the fence that the political reality us stretches every day to all and decide to speak1 of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) whose longevity stopped in December, 2012. Already once I wrote that it had had the privilege of conversing with him in his study of the Atlantic Avenue opposite to Copacabana in 1994. We speak about his Brief of […]