Resultados de: Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design
02-07-2015 No Comments

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the most important Finnish architect of his generation and a leading exponent of modernism viewed from a humanistic perspective. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium, the Viipuri (Viborg) Library and the Villa Mairea, all situated in Finland, embody a masterful, organic interplay of volume, materials and light. Aalto’s laminated plywood chairs made him one […]

Alvar Aalto. Of word and in writing
03-08-2012 2 Comments

Alvar Aalto. Of word and in writing

It is a question of a review on a few transcriptions of recordings effected during his Alvar Aalto’s conferences, gathered in his book “Of word and in writing”. The review will include the topic “Aalto, President dela Federaciónde Arquitectos of Finland”, inside this one it will treat itself ” Finland as model of the world development “, “Between Humanism and […]

Conversations with Alvar Aalto
18-01-2012 41 Comments

Conversations with Alvar Aalto

In spite of the fact that Alvar Aalto had reputation of being an architect to whom it liked neither to speak nor to theorize, the clarity of his exhibitions they contribute that his written testimonies are a perfect complement to be able to understand his work. This book gathers four interviews that Alvar Aalto granted between 1958 and 1972 and […]

Aalto's fragments | Jorge Meijide
26-10-2018 No Comments

Aalto’s fragments | Jorge Meijide

Both Aalto‘s ceramic pieces enter the study of my father in 1974 after his viaje1 to Finland. He had thirty eight years, I had nine, and it would be late some others in knowing of his creator, but since then the Finn occupies a place emphasized in my architectural being. The pieces are of perfect invoice, carefully proportionate, smooth and […]

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 […]

Otra charla de Oíza: Mies vs Aalto | arquitectamoslocos
12-09-2016 2 Comments

Otra charla de Oíza: Mies vs Aalto | arquitectamoslocos

“This text has the honor of having being qualified by a tuitera as “the worst article of architecture of the whole history”, which has an undeniable merit”. I am nostalgic with my years of school and with Oíza‘s chats. I am going to take again the machine of the time to evoke another his chat. Between November, four, 1982 and […]

Coda | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
23-11-2020 No Comments

Coda | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«Y diré más: mi libertad será tanto más grande y profunda cuanto más estrechamente limite mi campo de actuación y me imponga más obstáculos. Lo que me libra de una traba me quita una fuerza». Ígor Stravinski Utilizamos el calificativo de rapsódico para designar el fluir continuo de la ideación musical tomándolo de la palabra griega partein, que significa «unir […]

Sobre el refinamiento | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-10-2020 No Comments

Sobre el refinamiento | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Les decía hace dos semanas a los estudiantes que una de las virtudes que le atribuyo a la arquitectura de Carlos Raúl Villanueva es su ausencia de refinamiento, algo que es difícil de explicar sin restringir el significado de esa palabra. Excluir por ejemplo la idea de esmero, o “cuidado especial” yendo mejor a la de “hacer más fina una […]

Philatelic caprice n º 1 (august license) | arquitectamoslocos?
07-08-2020 No Comments

Philatelic caprice n º 1 (august license) | arquitectamoslocos?

In a previous post, entitled “The best scribe …“, to note how much the Finns appreciated Alvar Aalto, I put a postage stamp and a banknote. They are two elements that states routinely use, in addition to their main purpose, to advertise their countries, their culture, their history. The fact that a personage appears in a stamp or in a […]

Rafa Mateo | Diseño gráfico e industrial, Arquitectura y Pintura de precisión
09-07-2020 No Comments

Rafa Mateo | Diseño gráfico e industrial, Arquitectura y Pintura de precisión

En esta nueva entrega de la sección aprovechemos una de las virtudes que tiene la red y que gracias a la entrevista con Moisés Puente, hemos descubierto el trabajo del arquitecto y diseñador Rafa Mateo, así no hemos perdido la oportunidad de entrevista a este profesional polifacético que se mueve en el campo del diseño y de la arquitectura. Rafa […]

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo
17-04-2020 No Comments

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo

En la Europa de los años 30 la tuberculosis era una de las principales preocupaciones sanitarias. Por todo el continente se construían sanatorios para tratar a los infectados con una rutina que incluía baños de sol y largas horas de descanso respirando aire fresco. De acuerdo con estos ideales higienistas, e inspirado por el Zonnestraal de Duiker, Alvar Aalto proyectó […]

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-01-2020 No Comments

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Durante la visita a la casa que ocupó en Helsinki, hoy conservada con el mobiliario y objetos originales y mensajera de una juventud y frescura que asombran, la joven que hace de guía nos comenta que Alvar Aalto no había sido profeta en su tierra, que se criticaron sus edificios, que hubo quejas sobre la pertinencia urbana de algunas de […]

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-01-2020 No Comments

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Debo una lejana admiración por Finlandia en gran parte a la que me trasmitió desde hace ya muchos años Domingo Álvarez, quien la tiene a raíz de su devoción por Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) arquitecto fundamental. Por eso he querido siempre visitar ese país. Y ahora, cuando a propósito de ese posible viaje buscaba los datos del Arq. Juhani Pallasmaa (1935), […]

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa
08-07-2019 One Comment

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few years ago my father was walking along his neighborhood. It had rained and the soil was wet. One slipped and fell with so bad luck that his chest found in the fall a metallic bollard that broke a rib and bruised him a lung. The rib knit soon and the pulmonary injury was not very serious, but now, […]

The language of the architects (II) | Stepienybarno
25-05-2018 No Comments

The language of the architects (II) | Stepienybarno

Today, we want to stop centring this descent to land of our “celestial” architectural ideas. The simplicity in the language and the use and abuse of metaphors to explain the architecture will be the guide for of this small text. Carlos Puente remembers us, “It is known well, that turns out to be easier to use a language complicated to […]

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby
19-04-2018 No Comments

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby

In this new delivery of beacon, we continue knowing the projects in which there have embarked and focused some of our companions. Because of it today we move up to Valladolid to know Cristina Aparicio, who decided to found Cleoveo, his own project inside the textile sector, and focused on the infantile mode. This arquitecta, licensed in 2004 by the High […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy
17-10-2017 No Comments

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy

¡¡Vuelve Gaztapiles!! Tras el éxito de su primera edición. El próximo 21 de octubre en los barrios de Gaztambide y Chamberí se celebrará Gaztapiles un festival urbano de arte, música y gastronomía donde la acción está tanto en la calle como en los locales del barrio. Exposiciones, performances, actuaciones musicales de blues, pop, world music, contemporánea, tap dance, cañas y tapas. Las actuaciones tendrán lugar en […]

The Red Thread: Nordic Design
20-07-2017 No Comments

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread is an elegant study on the beauty, the simplicity and the functionality of the northern design, so much past as present. His title inspired by the Swedish expression give röda tråden (the red thread), it is a metaphor of the essence of a history or creative work that is in use for describing the foundation of a […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-12-2016 One Comment

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Introduction. One of the most persistent obstacles in companies like ours is the subordination to the points of view of the central countries with regard to what it must be done. It is the old history of the peripheries that so well he analyzed in his moment, giving him a draft of a lot of interest Jose Ortega y Gasset […]

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 […]

The clients of the architect | Stepienybarno
19-08-2016 No Comments

The clients of the architect | Stepienybarno

When, it does little more than ten years, we go out of the school, nobody spoke to us of, ever, that there out there were clients, promoters, not at all for the style. There was never mentioned how they can be obtained or how they can get lost. Not even an alone comment, on clients, beyond some anecdote on the […]

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 […]

Jacobsen, the weighting of the essential thing | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-07-2016 No Comments

Jacobsen, the weighting of the essential thing | Marcelo Gardinetti

The prelude of the second world war limited the architectural productions of the European countries involved in the contest (fundamentally Germany, France and Italy) where, in reason of the most influential impellers of the activity being seated, the modern movement was developing with major obstinacy. In a competing way, there becomes massive the diffusion of works constructed to the north […]

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 […]