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The Statue of Liberty, photographies and history of his construction
30-11-2009 174 Comments

The Statue of Liberty, photographies and history of his construction

“Liberty Enlightening the World”, known as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté in french), it is one of the most famous monuments of New York, of the United States and of the whole world. He is in the island of the Liberty to the south of the island of Manhattan, together with the river mouth of the river […]

Heritage. Building of the Faculty of Engineering and Attached Sciences | Julio Vilamajó
20-11-2009 No Comments

Heritage. Building of the Faculty of Engineering and Attached Sciences | Julio Vilamajó

 The project arises in a stage in which the national incursions in the ” modern architecture ” have given already his first fruits. If one has to find a modal this of the work they might be the headquarters of the ” modern movement “: the building of the Bauhaus in Dessau of 1926, with similar image inside the same […]

Monolithic and Stratified construction: The Pavilion of Barcelona
22-10-2009 32 Comments

Monolithic and Stratified construction: The Pavilion of Barcelona

“… There is no structure exposed in the Pavilion of Barcelona; it is a stratified and analogous system, instead of monolithic and literally. As it was said, the cruciform columns desprolijas re-dress in sheet of steel cromada. The base of concrete is re-dressed with travertino. The irregular studding of the ceiling is redressed in strips and an uninterrupted plane of […]

Patrimonio. Cheap houses, 1911. Centenary of the first law
06-10-2009 47 Comments

Patrimonio. Cheap houses, 1911. Centenary of the first law

Commemorative exhibition of the Centenary, of the Law of Cheap Houses; a norm that, for the housing in Spain, marked forever the original line of exit and it constitutes the stone fundacional of a constructive process of improvement and social well-being to which still we consider totally alive and opened. On the other hand, a heritage that till now has […]

Sobre una experiencia de John Hejduk en la casa La Roche | Carlos Barberá Pastor
25-09-2009 7 Comments

Sobre una experiencia de John Hejduk en la casa La Roche | Carlos Barberá Pastor

Hejduk visits Valencia in October, 1980, to give a workshop in the School of Architecture. On Wednesday, the 29th, initially of his second conference and clarifying “some ends of the yesterday chat”, Hejduk says: “how many of you do you know the pictures of Unsandstone? Well then, the color of this picture is that of the house The Roche-Jeanneret, and […]

The Hybrid Carpets, Infrastructure and Mobility
19-09-2009 67 Comments

The Hybrid Carpets, Infrastructure and Mobility

“The mobility is the key of the planning, so much from the social point of view, since organizationally. The mobility is not alone related to ways and roads, but with the displacement in general, that concerns a fragmented and mobile community. The ways form a part of the essential physical infrastructure of the community”. Uppercase. Peter and Alison Smithson. 1960 […]

Invisible bows | Federico Climent Guimerá
16-09-2009 6 Comments

Invisible bows | Federico Climent Guimerá

When Le Corbusier comes to Majorca he is 45 years old. Two years before it had obtained the French citizenship and had married Yvonne Gallis. His small office composed by his cousin P. Jeanneret and he itself, starts receiving professional young women and students of all the corners of the world. He constructs, between 1929 and 1932, the villa Savoye, […]

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres
07-09-2009 No Comments

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres

This writing treats of a concrete passage of the history of the architecture: that of the crisis of the Modulor because of his disability to generalize the measure of 226 cm (the man with the elevated arm) as minimal height of the housings, and of how this crisis might have excelled if Corbusier had added the series v5 in the […]

Patrimonio. “Fojo” Cinema, in Ortigueira | Antonio Tenreiro Rodriguez
07-09-2009 30 Comments

Patrimonio. “Fojo” Cinema, in Ortigueira | Antonio Tenreiro Rodriguez

This summer print belongs to an interesting building of the locality coruñesa of Ortigueira. The construction dates back of 1930. His author was Antonio Tenreiro Rodriguez. The building, simple of plant and of racionalist solutions to the vienesa, with nearby relatives in other buildings of the same kind, consists of down and two plants. It was a cinema. The cinema […]

Habitat 67
03-09-2009 1,134 Comments

Habitat 67

After forty four years of his construction, Habitat 67 it continues being an architectural Utopia. This conglomerate has the value to be one of few constructions carried out in the area of the Utopias of the 50 and 60. Much more than a simple impulse to the thought of the epoch, his materialization separated it from the innumerable offers of […]

The Articulations Ingrávidas of Rudolph Schindler
02-09-2009 60 Comments

The Articulations Ingrávidas of Rudolph Schindler

Heir of Wagner, Loos, Mackintosh, Sullivan, Wright and Gill, fellow of Neutral, Rudolph Michael Schindler contributed with his articulations of suspended and disrespectful elements of his plane of origin to the character of the North American architecture of half of century, and by historical weight to the freedom of the resolutions of the last 3 decades. […] Martín Lisnovsky The […]

Urban regeneration of Ferrol. Galicia
19-08-2009 48 Comments

Urban regeneration of Ferrol. Galicia

It is not the first time that speak in some space of the BLOG of Ferrol Vello, the first Ferrol, that undoes  in ruins interested. There by April of this year, that is to say, does scarce five months, the emplazamiento ancient of Ferrol and his constructions were declared Well of Cultural Interest (BIC) that catalogs it of historical group, […]

Anticipating the Future: The Peter&Alison Smithson House
16-08-2009 217 Comments

Anticipating the Future: The Peter&Alison Smithson House

Little more than half a century to past from the offer of the Smithson and we might say that still today it supports a futurist aspect and up to very convincing on the diverse worn out aspects: the plastic – spatial continuity, the vernacular Mediterranean reference, the design of a fixed and integral furniture, the complexity of the cover, the […]

Brazilian Architecture: Gregori Warchavchik
07-08-2009 60 Comments

Brazilian Architecture: Gregori Warchavchik

Gregori I. Warchavchik (Odessa, on April 2, 1896 – São Paulo, on July 27, 1972) was one of the principal names of the first generation of architects of the Modern Movement of Brazil. There was treating himself about one architect of Russian origin, that it came to Brazil in 1923, after happening for Italy, where it began his studies of […]

The mongrel thought and the architecture
04-08-2009 55 Comments

The mongrel thought and the architecture

1. The architect would have to form from a concept of mestizaje (1), understood like consequence of the meeting between processes and knowledges. In this concept reflects  the current thought and covers the processes of mundialización (2) and the singularities. 2. The architecture like expression of the thought and the reflection of men and women would not have to be […]

Cerro Rico. Potosí
03-08-2009 48 Comments

Cerro Rico. Potosí

This picture, “Description of the Hill Rico and Imperial Villa of Potosí”, was realised by the painter Gaspar Miguel of Berrío in the year 1758. It forms part of the exhibition “The Principle Potosí” that during the years 2010 and 2011 visits the ciuades of Madrid, Berlin and The Peace. This exhibition analyses the origenes and consequences of the globalisation […]

The Megaestructura of Neutral and Schindler in 1927 to Ginebra
16-07-2009 36 Comments

The Megaestructura of Neutral and Schindler in 1927 to Ginebra

In the decade of the 20 there was two big contests where the new ideas that floated in Europe put  to proof: the Contest of the Chicago Tribune (1922) in Chicago and the contest for the Palace of the Society of the Nations (1927) in Ginebra. In both, big resolutions of the modern teachers fell in front of the most […]

Brazil
07-07-2009 1,418 Comments

Brazil

1) Like INTRODUCTION ON THE MODERN BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE. According to Kenneth Frampton, the beginning of the modern Brazilian architecture can distinguish in the company formed by Lucio Costa y Gregori Warchavichk, Russian architect, who was employed at Italy influenced by the futurists. The appointment of Coast, after the revolution of 30 of Getulio Vargas, as the director of the art […]

Looking at the architecture in images
14-05-2009 No Comments

Looking at the architecture in images

If as Alba Rico suggests we have replaced the classic space of the ágora or the square with the contemporary space of the terminus of the airport, are before a gangplank of constant happen from images that we consume without pause. The architecture in image is today a product of the marketing and therefore of easy consumption. We eat images […]

The Truth Undresses: The Radius of the Dining room
10-05-2009 28 Comments

The Truth Undresses: The Radius of the Dining room

The Commission ” The Truth Undresses “, integrated by members distinguished from the world of the art, the sciences, the philosophy and the sport has been shaped thanks to the invitation of the persons in charge of this blog in order to uncover the secret mysteries of the history of the Architecture. A real interdisciplinary equipment of investigation, trained low […]

El arquitecto que no sabia dibujar
10-02-2009 43 Comments

El arquitecto que no sabia dibujar

The modern architecture would turn out to be inexplicable if it was not bearing in mind Walter Gropius’s principal works. His experiments to harmonize the new forms of the International style with new materials, as the concrete one, the crystal and the steel, or his luminous conception of buildings as the factory Fagus; the organization of the Bauhaus and the […]

Brazilian Architecture: João Batista Vilanova Artigas
08-01-2009 31 Comments

Brazilian Architecture: João Batista Vilanova Artigas

Since we know, the architecture of the modern Brazilian movement was coming from tropes extracted from the syntax of the purism from Him Corbusier, principally the use of pilotis and the traffic by means of ramps. Both elements would acquire one paper emphasized in the evolution of Vilanova Artigas’s architecture once drifted apart from Wright; an influence that still was […]

Vernacular architecture
02-01-2009 612 Comments

Vernacular architecture

After 1950, “… If something characterized this moment, it is the extension of the fields you will discipline traditional, including that of the architecture. These fields became less definite and began to be interrelated. It is so sciences like the psychology, the sociology and the anthropology were mixed by the architecture, allowing to effect analysis of major complexity of the […]