Cristina García-Rosales

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
25-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (IV)  The Warehouse in Castile Square is an installation belonging to the Canal de Isabel II. He is placed, from 1952 at the end of the walk of the Castilian one in the municipal area of the one that was the fourth warehouse of the Plaza of Castile (constructed in the year 1939), and with a capacity […]

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (III)  In Emilio Castelar’s Summer-house we will be able to admire some notable architectures. As the building Castelar (Catalan headquarters of the Insurances of West), with his prop that supports the rest of the set. It was projected by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz Arderius in 1975. In 2010 it was reformed under the direction of […]

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (II)  The Colon Towers (previously Jerez Towers) are two twin skyscrapers with 116 meters of height and 23 plants. They were constructed by the architect of Madrid Antonio Lamela and the engineers Leonardo Fernandez Troyano, Javier Manterola and Carlos Fernandez Casado. They have a structure suspended from two big props joined in the high thing by a platform, […]

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
04-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (I)  We continue the tour for the Barceló Cinema, opposite the Barceló Market, restored lately and, therefore, much more modern. The Barceló Cinema is in the Barceló street, doing forms a corner with Larra, and it was constructed, opposite to the gardens of the Hospice of Madrid as cinema of neighborhood. The architect was Luis Gutiérrez Soto. […]

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales
28-07-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales

We are going to realize a tour for Unpublished Madrid, where we will discover buildings that correspond to the modern movement in the architecture. Beginning for some racionalist buildings of the 30s or 40s of the 20th century, and ending for four skyscrapers of the Paseo de la Castellana, near the Castilla Square. Buildings, many of them, very recognized in […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales
05-09-2014 One Comment

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales

I have tried to discover a few arquitectas and designers not known for the great public, who maybe design with another look, placing the human being in the center of his projects, that is to say, to the user. The debate is opened. And to end I mention textually to Carmen Espegel, arquitecta, whose doctoral thesis has devoted itself to […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales
29-08-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales

The second arquitecta was Rita Fernandez Queimadelos, also not known. It was employed at Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona, even it does little it was living also and was an accustomed internaut at his 92 years. María Juana Ontañón was the fourth woman in obtaining the title of architecture in Spain and probably first in exercising it in an effective way. […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales
09-06-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales

In Spain she was Matilde Ucelay our first arquitecta and since it finishes his studies in 1936, up to the current moment, 72 years have happened and several generations of women. If there is an arquitecta that should be known in Spain she is, she, Matilde Ucelay Maortúa, born in 1912 and expired in Madrid in November, 2008. And not […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 3 Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales

Now, and by means of a few slight brushstrokes, I would like to mention another great pioneering European arquitecta: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, deceased on January 23, 2000 in a hospital of Vienna, when it was on the verge of expiring 103 years. This arquitecta specialized herself in the design and construction of social housings and especially it is known for being […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales

We spend now to a slightly later stage-1924-1949-and go away to Finland, the so called country of thousand lakes. Aino Marsio Aalto, was a Finnish arquitecta classified in 1924 in Helsinki, companion of the architect Alvar Aalto. Aino and Alvar Aalto. AAA. The signature of the three aes in all his projects will remain always up to the death for […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

Let’s be going to know now another arquitecta and another type of architecture, inside the same epoch. To the “house at the edge of the sea” or “E.1027”, and to the Irish Eileen Gray who constructed it between 1926 and 1929, being his more important work. To the house they were called it her E.1027, trying to be the anagram […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

I will begin for Scotland. We all know Charles Reine Mackintosh. Well then, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, two sisters designers (still they did not have the title of arquitectas) worked together with Mackintosh and his friend Herbert MacNair at the beginning of the 20th century – from 1900 to 1928-, forming the so called group of the Four. This group […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

After this small introduction I want to offer an honoring to the pioneering woman architects, women who could live through his life with imagination and enthusiasm, which they were capable of breaking molds and customs, allowing the current arquitectas to cross our way with major facility. His history has not been written and his work has never been recognized. It […]

The ephemeral thing, in the architecture and in the life | Cristina García-Rosales
13-12-2012 One Comment

The ephemeral thing, in the architecture and in the life | Cristina García-Rosales

To speak about the ephemeral thing is to speak about our current reality. If we abide ourselves by his definition in the Dictionary of the Spanish Language, we state that ephemeral it is: 1. Passenger, of short duration. 2. That has the duration of an alone day. For what easily we deduce that the news that we follow for Internet […]

Why do we write? | Cristina García-Rosales
23-08-2012 One Comment

Why do we write? | Cristina García-Rosales

It is a question that we we all have done to ourselves, which we write more often and those who scribble a few intimate notes in a leaf of paper. The critics, the journalists, the writers, historians, blogueros, architects and philosophers. Those who are remunerated by the fact of writing and those that – almost always – we it do […]

The crisis like opportunity? Summer story | Cristina García-Rosales
28-07-2012 No Comments

The crisis like opportunity? Summer story | Cristina García-Rosales

Crisis was a girl gordezuela. It had born in the year 2008 and had many parents: the brothers Lethman, were two of them, several big banks or rather bank national and international groups – as the Stanley Morgan, the Chase Manhattan Bank or the Santander – were different, and certainly, there were the electrical, chemical, pharmaceutical or food-processing multinationals, the […]

The city of the children, Francesco Tonucci (Frato) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-07-2012 No Comments

The city of the children, Francesco Tonucci (Frato) | Cristina García-Rosales

The contemporary cities, specially the megalópolis, that is to say those who are excessively big and dispersed, have been designed traditionally for that male that we consider to be healthy, active, productive and motorized. In them the car is the one that occupies first place and in his center children do not meet. And they are not seen, because they […]

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales
29-06-2012 No Comments

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales

The architect Le Corbusier carried away of the sea, was also an enthusiast of the transatlantic ones. When it realized his first trip to New York, invited by the authorities of EUUU, it did it on board of one and remained very impressed on having experimented during the voyage, that the life of a ship was differentiating very little of […]

The beauty in the architecture | Cristina García-Rosales
15-05-2012 5 Comments

The beauty in the architecture | Cristina García-Rosales

“The beauty is not a place where the cowards are going to stop” Antonio Gamoneda In epochs of crisis and of vacuous words, the beauty is an attribute that some of they of them consider to be superfluous. Others already have separated it as a banal term, developing in the last times an aesthetics kitch, of nature Disney or her […]

Deshevelled architectures or how to do the love and the revolution in the design of the city | Cristina García-Rosales
10-05-2012 31 Comments

Deshevelled architectures or how to do the love and the revolution in the design of the city | Cristina García-Rosales

To Mara Chao It does little Elisa Valero compiled a glossary of terms related to the sustainable planning directed by the from Granada arquitecta and coordinated by the young architects of Estella (Navarre), Lorenzo Barnó y Agnieska Stepien. I took part with the term “affective sustainbility”. Now I have run up with another term, which has come towards me as […]

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales
10-04-2012 4 Comments

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales

The 20th century and the Modern Movement What did happen with the arrival of the 20th century? The need to implant a formula hygienist and humanist inside an igalitarian concept of bottom, especially, from the end of the guerras mundial, did that architects and town planners had the zeal to begin from the beginning, – among other things other things […]

Carta abierta a Arturo Pérez Reverte, autor del artículo “Urbanismo de Género y Génera” | Cristina García-Rosales
09-02-2012 One Comment

Carta abierta a Arturo Pérez Reverte, autor del artículo “Urbanismo de Género y Génera” | Cristina García-Rosales

Mr Perez Reverte: I have read yesterday in his blog – of causality – the ironic article and descalificador for that we are employed at these topics, which you title “Urbanismo de Género y Génera”. I write to him as arquitecta, as expert in kind and city and since socia founder of the Association The Woman Constructs, association in which I […]