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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 […]

Heritage. Orcasitas
03-09-2009 72 Comments

Heritage. Orcasitas

From finals of the 19th century and beginnings of the 20th century the attraction that exerted Madrid to the people of the half rural next, did that the big alluviums of immigrants finished generating a grave problem of homelessness. The precarious districts and insalubres that went appearing of spontaneous and anarchic way in the urban perimeter, of special way in […]

Sobre la villa Hutheesing-Shodhan: pormenores de un encargo | María Candela Suárez
02-09-2009 One Comment

Sobre la villa Hutheesing-Shodhan: pormenores de un encargo | María Candela Suárez

In the volumes 5 and 6 of the OEuvre Complète appear two versions for the villa Hutheesing – Shodhan. They correspond to the deliveries of October 24, 1951 and of May, 1953, respectively. Nevertheless, the drawing FLC 6463 exposes a ” Schéma comparatif des trois stades principaux of l’étude ” 2, where there is included, besides those, a third version […]

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 […]

Modernist House. Gregori Warchavchik
07-08-2009 52 Comments

Modernist House. Gregori Warchavchik

Built by Gregori Warchavchik in the Rua Itápolis in the suburb of Pacaembu, São Paulo, the Casa Modernista [Modernist House] was inaugurated on 26 March, 1930 with a major exhibition of modern art. The show, which lasted until 20 April and which attracted over 20,000 visitors, presented a coordinated complex of architecture and interior design, allowing the perception of the […]

Glass house. João Batista Vilanova Artigas
07-07-2009 1,511 Comments

Glass house. João Batista Vilanova Artigas

Constructed in the same area that the first residence of the architect (1942), the house is placed to the bottom of the lot, inside a garden. Concebida as a linear volume, presents a cover inclined to two waters inside that generates a great vertical clearance in the room of being and the second plant in the end of the building, […]

Residence Saavedra. Lucio Costa
07-07-2009 44 Comments

Residence Saavedra. Lucio Costa

“Our house appears, this way, almost always little decked and poor person, compared with the opulence of the palaces and villas Italians… Nevertheless, to affirm that it does not take any value as a work of architecture is something that does not correspond to the reality.” Lucio Costa. The Residence Saavedra is located in Correias, in Petrópolis, RJ. House of […]

Corrubedo's Secrets
26-05-2009 27 Comments

Corrubedo’s Secrets

Between the persons’ legion that his better secrets guard here, it is called specially the attention the nourished group of architects who chose this place to place in him his dreams. And as, with very different styles, they have could find the integration of his offer in this territory of sand and sea, today better protected than yesterday thanks to […]

Josef von Sternberg House. Richard Neutra
05-05-2009 40 Comments

Josef von Sternberg House. Richard Neutra

Unfortunately it´s demolished in 1971, the so particular house was designed for the famous director vienés of Hollywood, director -amongst other successes- of The Express of Shangai (1932) and The devil is a Woman (1935). A way heterodoxo that superimposes the calm of the Japanese spaces and the speed impregnated of the streamline North American of postwar period; a clear […]

Heritage. Casa de Francisco Sitjá (1886-1889) | Jenaro De La Fuente y Domínguez
30-04-2009 804 Comments

Heritage. Casa de Francisco Sitjá (1886-1889) | Jenaro De La Fuente y Domínguez

Francisco Sitjá’s house is a project of Jenaro of the Source and Domínguez fulfilled in 1886, although the application of license would not be requested until 29 of September 1889. The errand of this building is presided over by Pedro M. Sitjá in the name of its son Francisco Sitjá Coca, which resided in Barcelona. Precisely, the project of this […]