Tag: maestro

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel
30-06-2017 35 Comments

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel

Title: Gattaca Protagonists: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman Photography: Slawomir Idziak Music: Michael Nyman Production: Danny de Vito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher Direction: Andrew Niccol The future. The Earth no this destroyed by the hecatombe nuclear, neither neither is infested of exaggerated machines, suffers the consequences of a denaturalised evolution of the genetics. The fight of classes no longer is economic, […]

Josep Quetglas´s conference. Jornadas de Arquitectura 2007
13-06-2017 No Comments

Josep Quetglas´s conference. Jornadas de Arquitectura 2007

Josep Quetglas’s conference, in the frame of the Days of Architecture 2007 of La Salle Campus Barcelona. Josep Quetglas, is a professor of the Technical Top School of Architecture of the Technical University of Catalonia and author of numerous publications of theory and critique of the Architecture. His they are books as La casa de Don Giovanni (1996), El horror […]

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-06-2017 No Comments

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

A few weeks ago I wrote on the Arq. Martín Vegas Pacheco, who was my teacher. I referred then to the time in which I did of his teacher assistant in the “Workshop Fertile plaines” of the Faculty (It was traversing then 1962-63) together with other colleagues that my memory makes me difficult to enumerate. The certain thing is that […]

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO
30-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
29-05-2017 No Comments

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The mirrors work as the pupils of a within the walls space, a room outdoor from that they observe us. In occasions there preserve even some recollections of our lives, as the porous and dusty mirrors of the old houses, which seem to examine from the hats and suits to stripes of ours forbears1. Also the mirrors take care of […]

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 […]

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES
25-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

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 […]

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 tree to the chair
18-04-2017 No Comments

From the tree to the chair

The Center Gaiás Museum inaugurated the pasadomobili on April 7 the new exhibition of the Cidade da Cultura that will lead for title Of The tree to the chair. The wood and his arts. Comisariada for the architect Carlos Seone, the sample will direct the look of the visitors to the environmental wealth of the forests, the tradition in Galicia […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

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 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 […]

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 […]