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Scriptorium | Elías Cueto
15-09-2017 No Comments

Scriptorium | Elías Cueto

One of the more fascinating pieces of furniture of the history is the one that Antonello da Messina paints for San Jerónimo. By means of successive operations of encapsulamiento and as if about a story of Borges it was treating itself, the Renaissance painter locates a space inside other one and this inside one more. The picture frames a wall, […]

Antonio Bustamante | Elías Cueto
01-09-2017 No Comments

Antonio Bustamante | Elías Cueto

Antonio Bustamante is an expert, consultant and teacher of ergonomics. Across his web page one can accede to some of his interesting investigations and works. This Spanish architect thinks about the way of sitting down and does it from the point of view of the health, making compatible the traditional postural approach with a social, historical and psychological vision. In […]

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto
21-07-2017 No Comments

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto

Hypochondriac, suffering from syndrome of asperger, obsessive – compulsive maniac of the work, perfectionist of the sound and of the silence … Glenn Gould‘s eccentricities helped to popularize the works for J. S. Bach’s keyboard so much as his talent and personality. Between his eccentricities, certainly, one finds his chair. The proximity with which the Canadian pianist was placing on […]

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza
14-07-2017 No Comments

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza

The cities, in spite of all his blemishes and disadvantages, are the most original, creation notable and typical of the human beings. It does not fit the minor doubt that today the life of our species on this planet might not understand without these built-up environments where we develop our lives. The populations are like the alive organisms: they are […]

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, […]

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto
09-06-2017 No Comments

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto

Gabriele Basilico (Milan 1944) is a photographer of recognized international prestige rewarded as prize Astroc, Osella d’Oro, prize INU, etc. Formed as architect, his images resort frequently to the urban landscape as source of inspiration. The observation of the relations with the constructed environment occupies a fundamental place inside his visual production. In this respect it is called a series […]

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza
19-05-2017 No Comments

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza

Hace ya varios meses publiqué en este blog un post que hizo Alexandre Kluge sobre un encuentro penoso que tuvo con Rem Koolhaas, ahora es al revés, el arquitecto Peter Zumthor es quien habla sobre el cineasta Aki Kaurismäki y además de forma elogiosa. Buscando una fotocopia de un artículo, como me suele suceder a menudo, me encontré con otras cosas interesantes, […]

“The president”. The reappropriation of the public space | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte
12-05-2017 No Comments

“The president”. The reappropriation of the public space | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte

“The president” (Wild in the Streets), directed by Barry Shear, had the premiere in the convulsed May, 68. It belongs to a group of movies that will affect in the new power of an unincluded youth: Riot on Sunset Street, Dreyfuss, 1967; Privilege, Watkins, 1967; I love you, Alice B. Toklas, Averback, 1968; Alice’s Restaurant, Penn, 1969; Performance, Cammell y […]

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 […]

Unions | Elías Cueto
10-02-2017 No Comments

Unions | Elías Cueto

It has been only recently that has been possible to give form to a product of an alone time. This possibility nevertheless has not supposed the definitive disappearance of the solutions based on the assembly of pieces since this technology offers certain possibilities: it facilitates the movement by means of the disassembly, allows to adapt the material of each one […]

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez
30-12-2016 No Comments

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez

Enzo Mari (1932, Novara, Italia), artist, theoretical of the perception and designer, has become famous for anticipating concepts that enjoy the maximum force between the young designers: sustainability, “do it yourself”, basic and economic furniture … Mari has been always more interested in the meaning of the creative language and in the study of the relation of the design with the […]

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza
02-12-2016 No Comments

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s relations with the cinema are numerous, in this blog already those of filmmakers have treated each other as Nicholas Ray and David Lynchwith the architect, in addition his buildings have been used as places to roll movies and in my doctoral thesis I wrote on the Ennis-Brown House and his numerous appearances on the screens as scene in very […]

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza
04-11-2016 No Comments

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza

Looking for a news in the press, I have found in El Sol  a chronicle written by his correspondent in Paris, Corpus Barga, in January, 1925, published in the section «Theatres» and titled «The cinematographic decoration». It was not hoping that this notable writer, today unfortunately rather forgotten, went to contribute anything new to the debates on the scenery, but […]

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-10-2016 138 Comments

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Fifty years ago we had a teacher in the Faculty of Architecture that it was teaching to draw. His education nothing had to see with tricks or formulae but with foundations, with what it precedes the act itself of drawing, it might be said. He was saying to us for example that it was important to observe in general, which […]

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez
30-09-2016 No Comments

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez

STUDIO GORM, in his series Peg (Peg + Wood Peg) gathers two of the principal characteristics of the tradition Shaker: The first one consists of the union of the pieces of wood for assembly without using accessories; that derives from the form of life of these communities, where there were in use only the materials which they were having in […]

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga
02-09-2016 22 Comments

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga

During these days the scenes of the Kursaal and of the Victoria Eugenia will receive the next edition of the international festival of cinema of San Sebastian. From another more remote point of view, it will be the own city native of San Sebastian the one that uses as scene to the own festival. The architecture and the urbanism of […]

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 […]

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto
29-07-2016 No Comments

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto

In the middle of the 18th century and Ann Lees’s slant, the Shakers are constituted by the first time as a Protestant community split of the Quákeros. The essential beginning of this group is the celibacy, the equality between sexes, the community of goods and the confession. To measured of the 19th century they are the most widespread Utopian community […]

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2016 No Comments

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the last entry of my blog, I was mentioning the MAE + CINE Arquitectura tras la pantalla, celebrated in Matimex, in which there intervened the filmmaker and architect Fernando Colomo. Looking for information about his work, to prepare this encentro, I found several interviews in which he was speaking on the relations between cinema and architecture, which can be […]

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto
24-06-2016 61 Comments

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto

Pasan ya más unos años desde que gracias a Alfonso Mato y guiados por Isaac Díaz Pardo varios amigos tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar el Instituto Gallego de Información. Hoy y después de dudar mucho, me permito compartir alguna de las imágenes tomadas en aquella visita llamando la atención sobre las sillas diseñadas y fabricadas por el creador del Laboratorio […]

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza
10-06-2016 No Comments

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza

Always there had puzzled the figure of the German architect Herbert Lippschitz – actually reality it is not even known if he was an architect-, that fleeing of the Nazi, it came to Spain before the Civil war with Max Nosseck, to work as cinematographic set designer and ended up by being a producer. Now there is many more information […]

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto
13-05-2016 195 Comments

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto

En una fugaz conversación con Magdalena surgió este tema de la originalidad de los diseños, de cómo y hasta dónde copiar, de lo significativo de un diseño por sus antecedentes y sus referencias… Un ejemplo: 1-380 de Horgenglarus. El fabricante suizo ha desarrollado una gran cantidad de sillas caracterizadas por su diseño contenido y poco provocador. El modelo Classic 1-380 […]

John Sayles.  Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-04-2016 No Comments

John Sayles. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, that I began in 2011, I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Luigi Comencini, Dziga Vertov, Jose Luis García Sanchez, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami and Raúl Ruiz; the actress Viola Dana; […]

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza
26-02-2016 No Comments

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1999 the acquaintance architect Óscar Tusquetss did the scenery of the theatrical work The Foundation written by Antonio Buero Vallejo and that was returning to mount twenty-five years after his premiere. In the Sunday one of the periodic El País newspaper a qualified article appeared «Buero Vallejo’s prison. The Foundation returns to the scenes 25 years after his premiere […]

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto
29-01-2016 2 Comments

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto

In the hedonistic and decadent context of a nineteenth-century resort stand out a series of original seats. Vacation chairs of white color from which the prominent figures, impeccably dresses, submit to the good life and are left to see proud with all his miseries and hysterias. Seemingly autobiographical, Fellini’s movie peels the problems of identity, insecurity and creative crisis across […]

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza
08-01-2016 No Comments

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I published a post on the relation between the filmmaker David Lynch and the architect Lloyd Wright, and last different year about Billy Wilder and the Eames. Now the relation is between Lynch and the above mentioned. In the interview of 1997, which it was mentioning in the post before mentioned, Kathrin Spohr was asking him […]

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza
01-01-2016 No Comments

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza

A few days ago accidentally I obtained a book that did not know, The architect written by Robert Auzelle in 1965. The truth is that I it started seeing for the end and in the note (38) reading this: «the taste of the interior decorators of cinema demonstrates, if not frankly mediocre, almost always debatably. On the other hand, often […]

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez
21-12-2015 258 Comments

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez

Is it possible to cultivate a chair instead of making it, dismantling the paradigm of the industrial production? To this question Werner Aisslinger is going to give response in the fair I design Ventura Lambratte of Milan, as part of a collective project named Instant Stories. The German designer, who already has been employed at other experimental projects as the […]