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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 […]

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch
01-02-2019 No Comments

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch

In recent decades the omnipresence of technology has accelerated our history as never before. Technological determinism tries to explain how technology by itself is capable of influencing and transforming in a positive way the socioeconomic context in which it develops. According to its followers, technology has become the central axis of the historical changes that determine development and social progress; […]

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-01-2019 No Comments

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti

In 1928, Theo van Doesburg formulated the most transgressive and consistent review on neoplasticism. The design for the interior rooms of Café Aubette exposes the patterns of elementarism, a representation that progresses the neoplastic idea to a spirited dynamic against the orthodoxy of horizontal and vertical dualism. This decision of Van Doesburg produced a confrontation between the most prolific members […]

Diseño sin revolución | Pedro Hernández
18-01-2019 No Comments

Diseño sin revolución | Pedro Hernández

“Architecture or revolution”, wrote Le Corbusier in 1923. It is a turbulent time, just five years before the world had seen the first workers’ revolution in Russia triumph. The revolution – like its twin rebellion and revolt – is a space for chaos, reverses the established order with a social mass intermingled and turned into a multitude. Le Corbusier, a lover […]

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta
04-01-2019 No Comments

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta

Lately the notion of self-organization has taken a certain protagonism in the conception of the city and the architecture, probably to political / social current recomic singer of the situation. In a sense it can sound to chimera the fact that so much, objects as persons, have a trend towards an organization not programmed in advance. It is more, I […]

Leonidov's tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-12-2018 No Comments

Leonidov’s tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The student of architecture Ivan Ilich Leonidov did the most famous final project of career of the history. So much it is so it appears in any History of the Modern Architecture that boasts. The Institute Lenin shows how a boy who is finishing his studies is capable of solving with a blow of genius the eternal programmatical disagreements between […]

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga
23-11-2018 No Comments

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga

The territories are generally sculpted by water. Its absence or abundance determines the appearance of the landscape in which the architectures are inserted, which are nothing more than a small obstacle in the slow flow of water along the surface of the earth. Juan Navarro Baldeweg knows it well, and summed up this idea in the installation and in the […]

The hypermodernity must get the space of the people | Miguel Villegas
02-11-2018 No Comments

The hypermodernity must get the space of the people | Miguel Villegas

An article in La Ciudad Viva, entitled Transit Society of our friends StepienyBarno, triggers as always a chain of ideas. I was going to leave a comment on the web (I have proposed to stop using blog because it seems almost contemptuous …) but I prefer to develop a little more the topic and thus be a little more network. […]

Aalto's fragments | Jorge Meijide
26-10-2018 No Comments

Aalto’s fragments | Jorge Meijide

Both Aalto‘s ceramic pieces enter the study of my father in 1974 after his viaje1 to Finland. He had thirty eight years, I had nine, and it would be late some others in knowing of his creator, but since then the Finn occupies a place emphasized in my architectural being. The pieces are of perfect invoice, carefully proportionate, smooth and […]

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2018 No Comments

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

In 1997, Deborah Berke, Yale’s teacher publishes the text Thoughts on the Everyday inside the book Architecture of the Everyday,1 edited one by Steven Harris and her itself. The text is an allegation against the influence of the media in the architecture, the usurpation of the daily advertising in our lives and for extension, the emergency of architects / brands and […]

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
12-10-2018 One Comment

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Some time ago that wanted to give up some philippic against the art, against this concept of art that us has to all encorsetados and sterile. Already it is nice of art. Let’s do the things well, hagámoslas accurately, with attention, with intelligence, and dejémosnos of foolishness. The art, in general, is a concept more that debatable, but to include […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
28-09-2018 One Comment

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The artistic forefronts always have looked at the architecture of an ambiguous way. On one hand, the artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, musicians …) they have had always the label hung of chisgarabises, and have sought with zeal to put in his troupe some architect, who seemed to give him venerability to the group or movement that was. (An architect […]

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas
21-09-2018 No Comments

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas

Mies van der Rohe tenía la creencia de que el arte de la construcción debía de basarse en los materiales. En el programa docente que envió a Henry T. Heald, decano del Instituto Armour (más tarde se convertiría en el Instituto de Tecnología de Illinois), el 10 de diciembre de 1937, incluía tres categorías, Medios, Fines y Planificación-Creación. Mies van […]

You can label the emotion; and everything else... | Miguel Villegas
14-09-2018 No Comments

You can label the emotion; and everything else… | Miguel Villegas

Unintentionally wanting, our beloved Bea and Paco (political correctness by placing Beatriz in front) start their latest article for La Ciudad Viva1 with a cultured reference, from those of ETSAM castiza, to an article from the ‘50s. From that tightrope swing, in which few can maneuver, jump without quarreling to quote Argan, introducing in his investigative virtuosity a certain cross reference […]

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević
31-08-2018 No Comments

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević

The circus was the most popular and most egalitarian stage art of the USSR that unlike theater, ballet or music, did not require any previous education. Their functions were cheap, simple and fun, they did not deal with existential issues if it was not for comedy. In many cities of the USSR and the allied countries fixed equipment was built, […]