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Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-08-2018 No Comments

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Making architecture a fundamental instrument in the construction of the city has been the most significant of the evolution of urban thought of the last two decades. But getting to that point was not easy. While it is true that in the debate on the city of the early twentieth century that notion seemed to be a priority argument of […]

Analogies of total art | Marcelo Gardinetti
03-08-2018 No Comments

Analogies of total art | Marcelo Gardinetti

“There is an old time consciousness, and there is a new one. The first attends to individualism. The new tends toward the universal”. Manifiesto De Stijl, 1918 The compositional similarities between the pictorial work Tableau I by Piet Mondrian in 1920 and the design of the street elevation of the De Unie café by J.J.P. Oud of 1924, respond to […]

What does architect contribute to the current company? How does he communicate with the company? | Jorge Meijide
27-07-2018 No Comments

What does architect contribute to the current company? How does he communicate with the company? | Jorge Meijide

The response is clear: we contribute the signature that supports our professional capacity. But before let’s define a couple of terms, architect and architecture. First we, architect, of the Latin architectus, that derives in turn from the Greek architekton, composed for archi, principally or chief and tekton, works. The architect is so the chief or master builder. According to the […]

Parametric architecture and informational design. Beyond mere formalism | Miguel Villegas
13-07-2018 No Comments

Parametric architecture and informational design. Beyond mere formalism | Miguel Villegas

The parametricism, or rather, the guru of parametricism, with its ill-fated manifesto has done a lot of damage to those who, like us, work with digital tools trying to stay on this side of formal banality. Parametricism may be a style. The parametric architecture does not. How to explain the differences? Well I do not know very well. Perhaps simply […]

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-07-2018 No Comments

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is true that the urban environment, we said last week, influences the citizen in a way that creates differences between individuals, differences that can separate, exclude, be a factor of unrest and tension. The education of the urban man, and as a consequence of it the improvement of the quality of his family life, has to have like objective […]

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta
29-06-2018 No Comments

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta

For the important matters, the educations come from very remote places. I think that the architecture is an important matter, and because of it it is suitable to find in places, sometimes distanced from what one thinks, small pearls that help us to give body to our reflections. One of these remote interesting educations comes from the Danish thinker, Søren […]

Interview with Marina Otero Verzier, woman architect
15-06-2018 No Comments

Interview with Marina Otero Verzier, woman architect

“A society grows and progresses when the elders plant trees knowing that they will never sit in its shade”. Freespace Manifiest On May 25, the XVI Venice Architecture Biennale was inaugurated and will remain open until November 25 with the Irish commissioners Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as the most responsible and that takes place in the venues of Giardini […]

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
01-06-2018 No Comments

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

We tend not to think about the city, or in other words, not to think about the city, but in terms of gratification or conflict. The city pleases us, welcomes us, stimulates us, or the city rejects us, is negative, closes our sensibility. That is why we are able to see in it, on the one hand the bright or […]

The language of the architects (II) | Stepienybarno
25-05-2018 No Comments

The language of the architects (II) | Stepienybarno

Today, we want to stop centring this descent to land of our “celestial” architectural ideas. The simplicity in the language and the use and abuse of metaphors to explain the architecture will be the guide for of this small text. Carlos Puente remembers us, “It is known well, that turns out to be easier to use a language complicated to […]

The language of the architects (I) | Stepienybarno
18-05-2018 No Comments

The language of the architects (I) | Stepienybarno

Why when certain architects speak they there is not understood practically anything of what they want to say and not even other architects are we capable of knowing where the shots go? And what happens when a person foreign to the architecture hears speaking to the architects “about his things”? “The architecture neither is, nor behaves as a language; it […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning of the […]

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel
27-04-2018 No Comments

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel

Since seekers of effective surprises our creative capacity can remain reduced by the existence of too many caps of information. Impeded by a dense coverage of unconscious hypotheses, inherited concepts and not expressed ideas. Only we manage to liberate ourselves in an effective way when, from the practice of a lateral thought, we are capable of preventing the preconceived valuations, […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

Spazialismo | Miquel Lacasta
06-04-2018 No Comments

Spazialismo | Miquel Lacasta

I do not remember the year, but yes that I remember that it was a winter. I opened a suspicious book of the library of the university, very well supplied of nooks and wrong books, and thought the image that it illustrates this post, Concetto Spaziale Attese, 1968. In these times it was walking obsessed with Barragán, not specially at […]

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide
30-03-2018 No Comments

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide

Out of sight, out of mind… I do not recognize myself, am foreign to me itself. I do not recognize myself because my around it is foreign to me. People do things around me. Many people, many things, other things, duplicated things, multiplied things. The life of other one is foreign. How if not, I am not other one! The […]

On-tuición | Sergio de Miguel
23-03-2018 No Comments

On-tuición | Sergio de Miguel

Our nature has provided an innate skill to us. The aptitude to use a type of deep, perceptive and inexplicable knowledge, for which we manage to understand and imagine realities without having to come to elaborated reasonings. A luck of instantaneous creativity that, showing him independently from the acquired knowledge, shows secretly sometimes as a happy hunch and always as […]

Sequential | Marcelo Gardinetti
16-03-2018 No Comments

Sequential | Marcelo Gardinetti

A condition emphasized in Il Redentore’s design is that it reaches the unit of set by means of a skilful disposition of autonomous parts. This quality that demonstrates in the tracing of the plant, in the succession amalgamated of volumes and in the composition stratified of front, answers to the exact balance that Palladio reaches in his maturity proyectual. Every […]

Radiant city. Attacked Le Corbusier | Pedro Hernández
09-03-2018 No Comments

Radiant city. Attacked Le Corbusier | Pedro Hernández

Any model is an exploration to future, a promise, a desire, the ideal image of a thought of what will have to be the architecture. Architecture before the architecture or architecture without a place or architecture in any place. Constructing a model is to anticipate this future; it is to establish in advance (and without risk of being wrong) a […]

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta
02-03-2018 No Comments

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta

The essence of the diffuse logic resides in the expression everything is a question of degree, in clear opposition to the logic probabilística pure in that everything is 0 ó 1, really or falsely. In other words the diffuse logic uses expressions that are neither totally true nor completely false, definitively it might be said that the diffuse logic is […]

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno
23-02-2018 No Comments

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno

In the previous post we were trying to give a brief revision of the most important milestones that we were finding on having thrown a look behind in the exciting world of the architecture and the education. In the above mentioned text we us were walking along almost all the 20th century up to coming an eighties and it is […]

Changing the education to change the city (I) | Stepienybarno
16-02-2018 No Comments

Changing the education to change the city (I) | Stepienybarno

With the present article we initiate one small trilogy revising that we understand, from Stepienybarno, that they are some keys inside the world of the education and the buildings educations, and that, in turn, can turn out to be determinants at the moment of having healthier and inhabitable cities. For it, we will drift apart the sufficient thing, in the time […]

Chernikhov's fantastic universe | Marcelo Gardinetti
09-02-2018 No Comments

Chernikhov’s fantastic universe | Marcelo Gardinetti

“The architectural fantasy stimulates the activity of the architect. It wakes the creative thought up, but not only for the artist. Also it educates and stimulates all those that enter in touch with him; it produces new directions, new missions, and opens new horizons.” Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov, 1927 Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov’s work Chernikhov is characterized by his permanent investigation on the architectural form. […]

Architecture and ecosystem logic | Miquel Lacasta
26-01-2018 No Comments

Architecture and ecosystem logic | Miquel Lacasta

We might think that the mimetic model of the architecture with the nature does not have today any force or that it is not pertinent to think the architecture. We might say that the scientific advances and all his formulations have scanty links with the occupation of an architect and that far from occupying a central space in the reflection […]

The red Vienna | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
19-01-2018 35 Comments

The red Vienna | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have insisted very much on this space on what it can be looked in the Power if it has come near to him after a personal process in which a vision of a more just world, a perspective that we might call humanitarian associated ideal politicians and a philosophical “figure” of the reality, has taken place. It is this […]

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-01-2018 No Comments

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the postwar period, during the first revisionism of the modern movement, some schools of architecture coincided in approaching the abstract analysis of the architecture, affirming that the actors fundacionales assimilated in his development the pictorial operations expressed by the cubism. One of the propellents of this thought was Bernhard Hoesli who, after Corbusier left the study of Him, I […]

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per - Javier Mozas
29-12-2017 No Comments

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per – Javier Mozas

The hybrid building. Our interest in this type of project is based on land consumption. The disperse city is the underlying reason for a significant part of the damage being done to the planet. Not only does it increase emissions as a result of individualized transport and consumption but it also undermines social cohesion and opportunities for social interaction, even […]

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-12-2017 No Comments

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa

There is Giulio Carlo Argan´s book hat titles The concept of architectural space from the Baroque to our days, of the sixties and today descatalogado (as so many people and so many fundamental books), that seems to me to be the most interesting. (It was of the New publishing house Vision, of Buenos Aires, and I am useful to be grateful […]

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 […]