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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 […]

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 […]