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Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez
09-09-2016 No Comments

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez

‘I nonetheless am deformed by the links by the things that surround me. As a mollusk that lives in his shell, this way I live in the 19th century, which is now ahead useless as an uninhabited shell. I put on it in the ear.’ Walter Benjamin Aldo Rossi was saying of his architecture that the things saw with great […]

The captivates city | Marc Chalamanch
26-08-2016 One Comment

The captivates city | Marc Chalamanch

“La arquitectura, la ciudad, característica del movimiento moderno, se ha estructurado mayoritariamente en un explícito reflejo de las jerarquías económicas (producción y consumo) de la sociedad. Lo cual ha ocasionado que en gran parte de esa ciudad, vertebrada a partir de la Revolución Industrial, no haya lugar ni señas de identificación con nada que no corresponda al proyecto colectivo para […]

The clients of the architect | Stepienybarno
19-08-2016 No Comments

The clients of the architect | Stepienybarno

When, it does little more than ten years, we go out of the school, nobody spoke to us of, ever, that there out there were clients, promoters, not at all for the style. There was never mentioned how they can be obtained or how they can get lost. Not even an alone comment, on clients, beyond some anecdote on the […]

New Centers of Urbanity for Lima | Aldo G. Facho Dede
05-08-2016 No Comments

New Centers of Urbanity for Lima | Aldo G. Facho Dede

In the year 2012 the Service of Parks of Lima (SERPAR) called for a national contest of ideas for a new zonal park that there was planning to construct him in the district of Villa Maria of the Victory, the same one that we gain together with Ana los aba and Paul Llopis of abalosllopis architects. This project was placing […]

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel
22-07-2016 43 Comments

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel

Oíza Finished the career of architecture in the year 1946 and thanks to his excellent academic file cost  of a scholarship to do a trip of intense learning by the United States between October of 1947 and November of 1948. It was a period of absolute renewal in the world. After the agotadora second world-wide war, the main teachers and […]

More architects need! | Stepienybarno
15-07-2016 2 Comments

More architects need! | Stepienybarno

Since good you know, it is not the first time, it nor will be the last one, which we speak about the schools of architecture. This way, now that the whole world speaks that architects exceed and that go out schools of architecture as fungi; from Stepienybarno, we propose that probably the topic is not so clear and, in fact, […]

Sobre el arte de hacer ciudades y Richard Sennett | Miquel Lacasta
01-07-2016 No Comments

Sobre el arte de hacer ciudades y Richard Sennett | Miquel Lacasta

“There are two ways of thinking bring over of what is the public urban space. One supports that it is a discursive space, in which the strangers speak between yes; and other one defends that it is a question of a space of the sight, where the persons interact visually, not verbally. In the history of the thought on the […]

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the works of […]

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
03-06-2016 No Comments

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

It suits to support the opened well ears. César Pelli should have thought something like that during his stay about Eero Saarinen’s study to the suburbs of Detroit, one of the more fertile offices of architecture about the architects’ training and for that there happened figures as notable as Robert Venturi or Kevin Roche. Counts Pelli that the own Eliel […]

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti
27-05-2016 No Comments

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti

A distinctive feature of the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa is the valuation extreme of the horizontal space, understanding that he consents the natural movement of the man and facilitates his field of vision of a way that allows to join the architecture with the horizon. This disposition, which takes as a reference the concept of free plant […]

Academic blindness | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-05-2016 No Comments

Academic blindness | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It does already a good number of years, attracted by some readings that were mentioning it (Lezama Lima, the Cuban, for example) I approached the work of Gianbattista Vico (1668-1744) Italian philosopher who for many was the founder of the philosophy of the History. I had opportunity to read “The New Science”, his more important work, and a bit later […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga
29-04-2016 111 Comments

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga

During the months of winter one of the activities that occupies of important way the leisure is the enjoy of the mountain. Equipments of different índole like shelters, hostels or stations of ski are surpassing little by little his simple condition of buildings of mountain to incorporate architectures that somehow improve the offer and the quality of the service offered. […]

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-04-2016 No Comments

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti

The houses represent Citrohän the first important essay of Le Corbusier about a serial housing that can be constructed from standardized components. Convinced that the advance of industrialization can be the vehicle to meet much of the needs of man tries, with a practical criterion and rational lead its architecture towards that direction. During the second decade of the twentieth […]

The peanut and the shell | Jorge Meijide
15-04-2016 No Comments

The peanut and the shell | Jorge Meijide

For the poet, in the construction of the necessary image to his occupation, the look is fundamental. The poetry, as the architecture, is a search. “The poetry goes out to the light when she is looked and not when one presents it” says to us Pavese1. Without this search of the poetical image, without this search that the attentive and […]

Subtraction | Sergio de Michael
08-04-2016 No Comments

Subtraction | Sergio de Michael

Thinking, to propose, to decide the architecture depends on many variables. And very tiny, the strategy chosen to carry out a project is in yes a project. An intention. It turns out to be so immediate as common to recognize the world of the previous information as a compendium of elements that added give like proved the terms of reference […]

Maps in white | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
25-03-2016 No Comments

Maps in white | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1876 it was publishing for the first time “The Hunting of the Snark“, Lewis Carroll‘s poem with Henry Holyday‘s illustrations. Between a series of drawings loaded with ink, there appears as a revelation the chart “Ocean Chart”, a luck of map that includes the obligatory orientations or the scale, but without visible information in his interior: without vestiges of […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Interview to RCR Arquitectes
11-03-2016 No Comments

Interview to RCR Arquitectes

On the occasion of the exhibition “RCR Arquitectes. Shared creativity”, that you can visit from the last February 24 until May 8, 2016, 2016 in Museum Ico of Madrid, we have had the opportunity to realize a small interview to Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, that they shape the RCR arquitectes study. Con motivo de la exposición , […]

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández
04-03-2016 No Comments

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández

Violence White is the name of an exhibition realized in the frame of the artistic project 1 Month / 1 Artist, a small space located in the Historical Center of city of Mexico. Realized by the Japanese artist Seiko Yamamoto this work departs from the modern architecture as leitmotiv. His it initiated it is simple, Yamamoto takes the predominantly white […]

The cloud of points | Sergio de Michael
19-02-2016 No Comments

The cloud of points | Sergio de Michael

Since it wants that we look seeing what others saw great before that we and that we travel treading on the trodden ones of others… Since we direct our interest to those places, towards those instants, which there does much that they stopped interesting to other many persons… Since we search strongly and intensity not only in the space but, […]

The Unremovable Ship | José Goñi
12-02-2016 No Comments

The Unremovable Ship | José Goñi

Comparing it what it represents, little it is necessary to say technically on “Le Vele” of Scampia. They were constructed between 1962 and 1975 by the architect Francesco Di Salvo, who died in 1977 and Le Corbusier followed in his construction some of the guidelines. Le Vele they are 4 buildings of big dimensions arranged in his front with terraces […]

Colonizing the urban space | Íñigo García Odiaga
05-02-2016 26 Comments

Colonizing the urban space | Íñigo García Odiaga

From the point of view of the architecture and the urbanism, the encamped ones of the movement 15M have returned to put of current importance different occupations of the urban space, realized from social protests. The capture of the common space on the part of the citizens has one of his first modals in the occupation of the public parks […]

Aldo Rossi's lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-01-2016 One Comment

Aldo Rossi’s lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa

At the end of the seventies until middle of the eighties of the century twenty (I joust the period in which I studied architecture in the ETSAM), the Modern Movement was already criticized without mufflers. In the school one was speaking about the modern ones and, in general, still one was admiring them, but already the reverential respect had got […]

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel
15-01-2016 47 Comments

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel

The architecture has discurrido from his origins with the paradoja of the duality between the closing and the structure portante. Of a similar way to which find in the classical physics with the light and the disquisition wave-particle. During centuries both elements have been the same thing, that is to say, together have conformed the walls of the buildings without […]

Flat and parallel | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
25-12-2015 One Comment

Flat and parallel | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions the man lives strange territories, inhospitable as a frozen desert, hostile as the chill wind of the glaciers. For some strange reason, we have belonged to these places and have adapted to his nature from the coat, the culture or the management of the ecosystems. The architecture means to understand in the first instance the environmental consequences of […]

The flag of the Japan | Sergio de Michael
18-12-2015 No Comments

The flag of the Japan | Sergio de Michael

There is a dilemma appellant who is of what doing with a point in a plane. What supposes positioning an abundance inside an emptiness. Since it is logical, this one is to question that not only belongs to the area of the architecture. Though particularly in the architecture it is given to very often. Since it is logical, this one […]

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz
11-12-2015 No Comments

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz

In the photographies that Candida Höfer carried out of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design of Norway, in Oslo, they do not appear you present. It is known that in the work of the German artist this one is not an unusual situation, his belonging to Düsseldorf’s School aligns her with the photography taxonómica of his teachers Bernd […]

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
04-12-2015 No Comments

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Yugoslavian pavilion of the Universal Exhibition of Brussels of 1958 is one of these works in which the arrow wound turns out to be instantaneous. His elegant design and his elegant interior scenery had as undisguised aim amaze, subdue the spectator. Only this way the rocambolesco understands development of the offer from his origins up to his final concretion. […]

Rock, scissors, paper | handarchitecture
20-11-2015 38 Comments

Rock, scissors, paper | handarchitecture

In an occasion accepted the invitation to give a monographic talk in the far Budapest on the “stone in the current Spanish architecture”. It was, at least for me, an odd committed, but took it like an exercise of analysis. I chose some exemplary buildings, realised all having like protagonist the use of the stone, and began to look for […]