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From the crystal inhabitants | Pedro Hernández
24-11-2017 No Comments

From the crystal inhabitants | Pedro Hernández

“One night, the people of the mirror invaded the Earth. His force was big, but after bloody battles the magic arts of the Yellow Emperor prevailed. This one rejected the invaders, imprisoned them in the mirrors and they were imposed by the task of repeating, since in a species of dream, all the acts of the men. It deprived them […]

Inhabitants of the drawing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
17-11-2017 No Comments

Inhabitants of the drawing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The drawing supposes probably the most valuable tool to see, not only to look, architecture. The cinematographic record of the eye, our vision in movement, our time, conceals often essential aspects from everything what surrounds us, folds of the visible thing only evident under certain conditions of attention and belonging to the place.1 The pleasure of drawing a face, a city […]

Intimate routines | Martín Marcos
23-10-2017 No Comments

Intimate routines | Martín Marcos

The intelligent experiment carried out in the nineties by Ana of Tar and Tomás Dagnino in Gentlemen architects…1, 1, one book where they assembled our two prominent figures in a few unforgettable chats in the  La Biela La Biela de Recoleta coffee, motivated us to returning to make them talk, to recreating these disputes and learning again of his differences and similarities. His miens […]

Lima has future | Aldo G. Facho Dede
20-10-2017 No Comments

Lima has future | Aldo G. Facho Dede

On January 18 we remember one more anniversary of the Iberian foundation of our city, opportune event to do a pause and to think about his projection for the year that we begin, and towards two transcendental events, since they are the Pan-American Games and the Bicentenary of our Independence. In the last two years we have lived through the […]

Engineering of the Ingenuity | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
13-10-2017 No Comments

Engineering of the Ingenuity | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture requests a certain predisposition before the finding, something similar to a condition of expectation. The pleasure of the discovery is addictive, stimulant from the militancy of the most contumacious of the ingenuities, often intimately related to the sense of the humor and, in last instance, the intelligence. We imagine that precisely to this Alejandro de la Sota refers […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
22-09-2017 One Comment

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I come dealing for certain time of the topic of the populism. Other times I have touched it, clarifying that I do not refer only to the political populism but to the populism in general. The architects the topic us concerns because if there is something that damages the general vision that is had of the architecture it is the […]

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-09-2017 No Comments

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The space is the distance between two bodies. The dictionary always so conclusive1. Is here the exact, fenced and seemingly objective definition of the contumacious countless one, container of everything what exists: the space, distance between two bodies. The inoffensive aspect of this geometric precision on the space, actually limits the spatial condition to the constellation of relations between his marginal […]

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 liquid architect | Stepienybarno
07-07-2017 No Comments

The liquid architect | Stepienybarno

Every time it is clearer that with only the competitions of the “classic architect”, in the times that run, we cannot come very far. This way, to learn of marketing or Digital Identity turns into fundamental skills to increase our labor possibilities. To it it is necessary to add a third attitude that many are called the liquid talent. From […]

Informational architecture: 1963, Ivan E. Sutherland “Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system” | Miguel Villegas
23-06-2017 No Comments

Informational architecture: 1963, Ivan E. Sutherland “Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system” | Miguel Villegas

In 1963, Ivan E. Sutherland, presents his thesis “Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system”, directed by Claude E. Shannon, creator of the Theory of the Information. “The Sketchpad system makes it possible for a man and a computer to converse rapidly through the medium of line drawings. Heretofore, most interaction between men and computers has been slowed down by the […]

From the weariness (II) | Pedro Hernández
16-06-2017 No Comments

From the weariness (II) | Pedro Hernández

Or of the bed or of the rest does not take place for. In different publications like Advertising and privacy, The domesticity in war or Sexuality and Space,, the historian and investigator Beatriz Colomina has planned an alternative reading of the architecture and on how along the 20th century and thanks to the development and expansion of different optical and mercantile technologies […]

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-06-2017 No Comments

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

A few weeks ago I wrote on the Arq. Martín Vegas Pacheco, who was my teacher. I referred then to the time in which I did of his teacher assistant in the “Workshop Fertile plaines” of the Faculty (It was traversing then 1962-63) together with other colleagues that my memory makes me difficult to enumerate. The certain thing is that […]

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

The straw house from the north of London, by Wigglesworth+Till | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina
05-05-2017 One Comment

The straw house from the north of London, by Wigglesworth+Till | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina

A house, which was thought to be a model of sustainable architecture, has caused uncertainty between local authorities, real-estate agents and architects’ associations. The reason? For having being constructed by materials that contribute unpublished values. At the moment of thinking about the housing – study that has been constructed the pair of architects Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till, inevitably it […]

The beginning of the order | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
28-04-2017 No Comments

The beginning of the order | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The box of crystal supposed the most evident expression of the theses of the modernity. The technology and the new materials were allowing the revelation of “a new world – suitably, transparently, crystalline, electrically-, in opposition to the condition – underground, dirty of coal-, that was characterizing to the Victorian work”.1 The architecture establishes an order. Though Mies constructs at […]

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel
21-04-2017 31 Comments

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel

“In the ballet the dancers danzan commonly on the tips of his feet. At first sight this behaviour seems so much artificial like without sense. To understand a so important appearance of the ballet one has to investigate the nature and the meaning of the vertical in the human life.” The vertical: fundamental principle of the classical dance (1926) Akim […]

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga
07-04-2017 No Comments

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga

Frank Gehry designed and remodelled in the year 1978 an old man bungaló of 2 floors and 60 years of antiquity in California, to adapt it as his familiar house. Gehry had approximately 40 years, one had got divorced from his first wife, and it has just started with his own study of architecture. It was living in a small […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. The document […]

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel
17-02-2017 21 Comments

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel

The dream of the “tower of glass”, whose origin finds  linked to the figure and Mies Van der Rohe´s work since in 1919 drew the visionario skyscraper of the Friedrichstrasse, went to have in his resolution a problem so prosaico like unexpected. In 1950, when Gordon Bunshaft (SOM) and the Lever House of Charles Luckman heaved  in the Park Avenue […]

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti
03-02-2017 No Comments

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti

In terms of methodological investigation, the Zaha Hadid’s first works were the most fruitful. In them it explores and re-formulates searches of the forefronts of beginning of 20th century aborted by the political conditions of those years. The genetic root of these works waters in the language suprematista of Kazimir Malévich. The traffic for the work of the Russian artist […]