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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 […]

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 […]