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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), […]

The plant and the ruin | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-12-2019 No Comments

The plant and the ruin | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

I remember the first time I had an original before my eyes. That pencil-drawn plant contained all the information necessary for the execution of the project: dimensions, levels, finishes, materials, types of walls, ceiling height, program, support, relationship with the immediate environment … More than a plant we could say that it was a map, a latent structure in a […]

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-11-2019 No Comments

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga

Probablemente la foto más conocida de la guerra fría es la capturada por Peter Leibing el 15 de agosto de 1961. La imagen refleja el instante en el que el suboficial de la guardia de fronteras de la Alemania Oriental, Conrad Schumann, salta el muro de Berlín, aún en construcción en el sector francés de la capital Alemana. Más allá […]

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2019 No Comments

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga

Border spaces, barriers and links. The old frontiers, geopolitical barriers that operated from the territorial expression of the sovereignty of a country, are blurred at present, configuring intermediate spaces, which define areas of opportunity. They are also the regions in conflict, which show more clearly the tensions and concentrations of activity that borders introduce into the territorial continuum. While these […]

Elegance and efficiency | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-10-2019 No Comments

Elegance and efficiency | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have always liked the trusses. I remember when we were taught at the school the Cremona method to calculate them. It can not be said that it was the father party, but it was entertaining, and, according to one I was doing it, I could intuit (more or less) the composition and decomposition of the forces. It was as […]

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-09-2019 No Comments

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

A small professional assignment has led me these days to find careers with a future. It was my first time. I confess that the information found after a first search, reaches a greater relevance in terms of the trend it draws than in terms of the information itself: upward races vs. declining races, skills vs. vocations, techniques vs. thoughts, practices […]

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede
13-09-2019 No Comments

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the UN, violence is a form of discrimination that inhibits the ability to enjoy equal rights and freedoms. Although gender violence, given the alarming figures, is one of the most visible issues today, there are other types of acts that affect and endanger our lives every day, and whose scale of responsibility exceeds that of a particular subject. […]

The architect hinders | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-09-2019 No Comments

The architect hinders | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have a new entry in the blog outlined, and already it was going with her when this morning Fernando Sánchez Dragó has slipped past (sigh, this man!) and it has instructed me to write urgently different this one. He has spoken in National Radio, and has annotated a book that, for what he has said, seems to be very interesting:  La Historia […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta
30-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta

“There is no architecture without confidence in the matter.” Luis Moreno Mansilla1 Introduction If we understand the idea of matter in his philosophical form, namely, everything what exists out of the spirit and independently of the thought, or in other words, the not spiritual and not ideal part of the royal thing, we will have a purely negative definition. We […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica
23-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica

Introduction Productive landscapes. The idea of landscape has opened a gap in the considerations and the traditional beginning of the body to discipline of the architecture and the urbanism. Actually the logics of the landscape, interpreted of opened form, allow to understand the relations between environments, that is to say they throw new readings between, of a side, the urban […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta
16-08-2019 One Comment

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta

The time of the laments is in the habit of opening way to a serene and sometimes bold reflection. The vision and the reading of the field after the battle, removes reflections, and of form more convulsed that programmed, it activates new hopes. The current situation, not only in local terms, but worldwide, should promote a rigorous debate on the […]

The exterminio of the goat | José Ramón Hernández Correa
09-08-2019 No Comments

The exterminio of the goat | José Ramón Hernández Correa

-Gentlemen: the economy of our country looms ruin, is already an old phenomenon in front of which only remains us look for him a solution and leave already to regret it. I go to be brief and go to say you, so quickly as it can, the measure, the only measure, for what create have to request of the public […]

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina
02-08-2019 No Comments

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina

A quick reading of the PROFESSIONAL ACTION DEONTOLOGICAL RULES OF ARCHITECTS – and I say fast because all our obligations are summarized in less than fifteen short pages – does not mention a word about whether an architect has to question the field of architecture. When, finally, we find an article, the 24th, which refers to our commitment to society, […]

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide
19-07-2019 No Comments

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide

“Sed fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus”.1 A tour of the Canal de Castilla puts background to these reflections on time. A time of slow discourse between the sound of water. The Canal de Castilla is the great effort of Spanish hydraulic engineering at the end of the 18th century. The late son of the Enlightenment and early victim of the […]

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta
05-07-2019 One Comment

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture.1  We are installed in a time disgregado, opened to multiple interpretations of the reality. We advance helter-skelter between infinite clouds of information banalizada and by excess and exuberance, are unable to detect the limits, the solapamientos, the densities and the specific weights of the real. We live in an antiarchitectural world. […]

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-05-2019 No Comments

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

Paul Virilio was born in 1932 and grew up in Nantes, where at the age of eight he witnessed the arrival of the Germans, and at eleven the destruction of the city under a shower of bombs from the allies. At the end of the war he discovered the sea at the same time as peace, since the coast due […]

Building bridges between society and architects | Stepienybarno
10-05-2019 No Comments

Building bridges between society and architects | Stepienybarno

What is the distance that separates architecture from society? Or rather to the architects of the society we should serve. On this topic we have tried to get into other post and we believe that it is one of the most important keys to solve today. Architecture is something that, in principle, should matter to everyone, because there is no […]

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect to the […]

¿Interesa la arquitectura a la sociedad? | Stepienybarno
29-03-2019 No Comments

¿Interesa la arquitectura a la sociedad? | Stepienybarno

Nos parece interesante replantear cómo es la relación entre la arquitectura, los arquitectos, la ciudad y la propia sociedad a la que servimos. Y desde Stepienybarno, cada vez nos parece más importante analizar cuál es papel que jugamos los arquitectos en este planteamiento. Así que, con vuestro permiso, vamos a intentar analizar unas cuantas claves que quizás nos den pautas para […]

Domestic Strangers (I): The Extraordinary Houses by Kiyoto Ota | Pedro Hernández
22-02-2019 No Comments

Domestic Strangers (I): The Extraordinary Houses by Kiyoto Ota | Pedro Hernández

Upon entering the Chopo University Museum appear three small houses. We say houses because we recognize them as such: wooden volumes with sloping roofs of a picturesque appearance, typical of the drawings of what for a child could be a house. Its conception, however, is completely outside the canons of architecture: its size is scarce, its interior space almost minimal […]

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta
08-02-2019 No Comments

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta

The 60s were the age of the megastructures, the age of the Utopian dreams, the age of the revolts against the established. In turn they were the epoch of the construction of the imaginary common one. The age of a politicallly active, almost arrogant optimism; At the beginning of the 70, probably for pure law of the pendulum, it came […]