Tag: pensamiento

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 […]

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture
20-04-2017 No Comments

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture

A few weeks ago we were entering the world of the critique of architecture of Fredy Massad‘s hand, and today we advance another little thanks to Jaume Prat Ortells (Barcelona, 1975) architect for the ETSAB UPC, Technical Top School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Technical University of Catalonia from 2002. Since then he has collaborated in diverse studies of […]

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 […]

e n g a w a # 20
06-04-2017 No Comments

e n g a w a # 20

After Antonio’s steps or as his fingerprints continue. This number of engawa 20 “After Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas’s steps” divides in two parts. The first one where we have assembled the most intimate texts that have come to us on the part of acquaintances or relatives of Antonio and one comes second where they find the most analytical texts of his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fredy Massad · critical architecture
16-03-2017 No Comments

Fredy Massad · critical architecture

In this new delivery of the section “buoy”, we approach the world of the “critical architecture”, and that better way of it doing that of Fredy Massad’s hand (Buenos Aires, 1966). Atypical architect (it has that Urbano de la Universidad of Buenos Aires obtains in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning) and who in Alicia Guerrero Yesto’s company investigates […]

Bartlebooth. The production: Four minor strategies
09-03-2017 No Comments

Bartlebooth. The production: Four minor strategies

The things cooks slow fire always work out better. Because of it, after so much reversed time it makes to us a lot of illusion present the fifth experiment of Bartlebooth, newcomer of the press. An experiment that began to be in preparation at the beginning of 2016 and that had us bottled in his production and edition almost ten […]

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 […]

Journalism and Architecture
09-02-2017 No Comments

Journalism and Architecture

Cycle of Dialogs on Literature in press: ‘COLUMN ROOM the IInd’: Journalism and Architecture. – Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Journalist and Historian specialized in architecture and design. Columnist in El País newspaper, Blog ‘Del tirador a la ciudad’. – Llàtzer Moix, Assistant director La Vanguardia. Editorial-writer, columnist and critic of architecture – Juan José López de la Cruz, Architect. Teacher Escuela of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil
31-10-2016 No Comments

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil

You will excuse me and especially to whom in the bottom I dedicate these brief words, the not scientific at all approximation of these lines to the “written architecture” by Carles Martí. With complete certainty, his rigor and extreme modesty would never admit a text as the present. Nonetheless, in this occasion I am going to contradict the teacher … […]

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
28-10-2016 No Comments

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The look crosses the contemporary city a bit lost between signs, asphalt, walls and luminous labels: impermeable surfaces. The system also shows inaccessible hollows as the foreign window from which to be able to feel discreetly observed. The urban eye scarcely penetrates a couple of meters in the shop windows, the interior of a vehicle, the black after the window […]

Conversations with Enric Miralles
25-10-2016 No Comments

Conversations with Enric Miralles

Enric Miralles (1955-2000) is considered to be one of the figures key to understand the Spanish recent architecture and many of the topics appellants who today manage in the architectural contemporary practice and the theory. This book gathers a conversation, unpublished till now, that the Barcelonian architect supported with Enrique Walker in 1999 immediately after a writing of the own […]

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 […]

Critique of architecture? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
19-09-2016 2 Comments

Critique of architecture? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

A few days ago I stopped reading the book My Life of the German critic of Polish, Jewish origin, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, a well-known man in Germany, where it lives his ninety two years. I make consist his Jewish condition because MRR suffered very much as a result of it in his adoptive country during the times in which the Nazism […]

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez
09-09-2016 No Comments

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez

‘I nonetheless am deformed by the links by the things that surround me. As a mollusk that lives in his shell, this way I live in the 19th century, which is now ahead useless as an uninhabited shell. I put on it in the ear.’ Walter Benjamin Aldo Rossi was saying of his architecture that the things saw with great […]

Koolhaas's intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-08-2016 No Comments

Koolhaas’s intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti

The distinctive feature of the thought of Rem Koolhaas comes from his conviction to proclaim the polyfunctionality of the architectural fact, a declaration that dogmatizes by means of the distribution of the elements of the program in independent caps but that they assure between yes strategies of reciprocity. This operation is the corollary of a deep analysis of the program […]

The captivates city | Marc Chalamanch
26-08-2016 One Comment

The captivates city | Marc Chalamanch

“La arquitectura, la ciudad, característica del movimiento moderno, se ha estructurado mayoritariamente en un explícito reflejo de las jerarquías económicas (producción y consumo) de la sociedad. Lo cual ha ocasionado que en gran parte de esa ciudad, vertebrada a partir de la Revolución Industrial, no haya lugar ni señas de identificación con nada que no corresponda al proyecto colectivo para […]

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)
25-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)

Retomamos la charla que comenzamos hace unos días con Klaus, esperamos que disfruten tanto como lo hemos hecho nosotros. De todos modos, al margen de lo humorístico, en muchas de ellas reflexionas sobre diferentes temas, ¿podríamos decir que realizas crítica de arquitectura? Lo malo de la polisemia es que no te deja más opción que contestar a todo que sí. […]

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)
23-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)

De acuerdo con su reseña biográfica más habitual, ‘Klaus es un caricaturista frustrado que vive en un viejo castillo y Europa.’ En realidad, tras el pseudónimo Klaus se esconde un arquitecto, urbanista y profesor de Historia de la Arquitectura particularmente interesado en las relaciones entre la arquitectura y los mass media, que lleva desde 2009 siendo el azote del ‘star […]

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 […]

Critical crossings. The architecture and other points of view
02-08-2016 No Comments

Critical crossings. The architecture and other points of view

Roca a new cycle of meetings starts in the Roca Barcelona qualified Gallery ‘Critical Crossings. The architecture and other points of view’. An activity in format of dialogs between an arquitectos and professionals of different creative disciplines, directed professionals of the sector, which possesses the comisariado of the critic and architect Fredy Massad. Every session of this cycle assembles an […]

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
03-06-2016 No Comments

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

It suits to support the opened well ears. César Pelli should have thought something like that during his stay about Eero Saarinen’s study to the suburbs of Detroit, one of the more fertile offices of architecture about the architects’ training and for that there happened figures as notable as Robert Venturi or Kevin Roche. Counts Pelli that the own Eliel […]

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti
27-05-2016 No Comments

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti

A distinctive feature of the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa is the valuation extreme of the horizontal space, understanding that he consents the natural movement of the man and facilitates his field of vision of a way that allows to join the architecture with the horizon. This disposition, which takes as a reference the concept of free plant […]

Academic blindness | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-05-2016 No Comments

Academic blindness | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It does already a good number of years, attracted by some readings that were mentioning it (Lezama Lima the Cuban, for example) I approached the work of Gianbattista Vico (1668-1744) Italian philosopher who for many was the founder of the philosophy of the History. I had opportunity to read ” The New Science “, his more important work, and a […]