Íñigo García Odiaga

The beauty of the ugly thing | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-09-2014 No Comments

The beauty of the ugly thing | Íñigo García Odiaga

Since it has happened every year from 2000, on June 1, 2012 there was opened the public the summer pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery of London. The Pavilion of 2012 has been realized by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The equipment that was responsible for the most emblematic building of the […]

Rural architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-08-2014 2 Comments

Rural architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

There exists the widespread idea of which the contemporary this architecture tied inevitably to the urban thing and therefore to the density of the great city. Nevertheless in territories or companies of life intimately tied to the field, the landscape or definitively the nature, the modern architecture has made way for itself in the rural environment. The rules are different, […]

The third space | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-08-2014 No Comments

The third space | Íñigo García Odiaga

The city is one of the paradigms of the human activity, and probably it is impossible to define it without alluding to the intensity of the relations, the exchanges and the connections between the citizens, that it is capable of generating. From a spatial point of view, all the legislation and all the regulations they allude only to two types […]

Local part | Íñigo García Odiaga
28-07-2014 No Comments

Local part | Íñigo García Odiaga

The Roiba was constructed as minimum in three times. Piling up caps, like there are constructed the beaches in which there are accumulated strata of sediments dragged by the sea. His base, those walls of masonry of granite on which one agrees, speak about a previous history, that of a factory of saltings that was occupying the place. On these […]

The architecture of the place | Íñigo García Odiaga
11-07-2014 One Comment

The architecture of the place | Íñigo García Odiaga

The explosion of the architecture of the spectacle is directly tied to the urban phenomena and maybe for problems on a large scale, budget or function has eclipsed the architectural debate of the rural thing. In these areas the most awkward contemporary architecture tries to establish new links with the context across the update of the local tradition. During possibly […]

Constructing there | Íñigo García Odiaga
13-06-2014 No Comments

Constructing there | Íñigo García Odiaga

During the years precrisis many architects filled the front pages of the success in the press. It is maybe this attitude the one that has supposed that compares the profession with one of the reasons of the crisis and that the architects do not show now a great moral authority. Evidently a part exists in these lines indeed but, if […]

Liquid mass | Íñigo García Odiaga
09-05-2014 No Comments

Liquid mass | Íñigo García Odiaga

Though it could look like a terrible contradiction, already from the 50s, architects like Michael Fisac have experimented with the liquid properties of the concrete. A like cement mass that acquires a stony condition after his plotted one, but that in origin is a fluid that allows to treat it as an effective form. The concrete therefore adopts the form […]

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-04-2014 2 Comments

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

The values of the autoconstructed cities. The economy of the globalization, with the current crisis between his modals, drags without concessions to the contemporary company towards a major imbalance between classes; maybe forgotten in west but not much less in the emergent countries. This imbalance accentuates the borders between the city of the urbanism and what we might name the […]

Architecture without | Íñigo García Odiaga
10-03-2014 One Comment

Architecture without | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architects we feel attraction for the architecture without, or what is the same thing, for the architecture that has parted with one of his parts. As in another type of products this luck of project without, there turns into a procedure light, but that supports all the flavor. Many are the texts or the exhibitions that gather for example […]

Local geometries | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-02-2014 2 Comments

Local geometries | Íñigo García Odiaga

The places, the landscapes, have a personality, a character, a stamp that at some time has been defined as a Genius Loci, a local spirit. To preserve this character and even to amplify it is the last aim of any artistic or architectural work that leaves of the urban territory and that faces the nature and the landscape. In the […]

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-01-2014 2 Comments

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga

Le Corbusier was saying that it preferred drawing to speaking. It is more rapid and leaves less space for the lie. As the architects, also the own discipline prefers expressing in the drawing, in the image, to demonstrate his raison d’être. The architecture, maybe for his need to express and make concrete a still imaginary future, his better ally has […]

Contemporary tradition | Íñigo García Odiaga
10-01-2014 3 Comments

Contemporary tradition | Íñigo García Odiaga

Two things stand out deeply when Kengo Kuma approaches the work of the Japanese arquitectos. On the one hand the great quantity of projects that he has constructed in the last 10 years, all of them of the highest level, on the other hand such a radical use of the materials, or if it is preferred of the matter, as […]

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-12-2013 No Comments

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga

The first half of the 20th century supposed the accession of the reinforced concrete as the new material of the architecture. His structural capacity opened the way for the inventiveness in the sense of the utilization of big structures of concrete for building public. Still today this generation of architects and engineers who experimented with new forms derived from the […]

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2013 4 Comments

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga

Pruitt-Igoe was a great urban development project developed between 1954 and 1955 in San Luis’ American city, Missouri. In 1950, the city entrusted to the company Leinweber, Yamasaki & Hellmuth to design Pruitt-Igoe, a new urban development complex that owed his name to Wendell Or. Pruitt, an Afro-American natural pilot of San Luis who fought in the Second World war, […]

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga
27-05-2013 No Comments

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga  This text is the second part of a writing that is the comparison between two houses the Azuma House constructed by Tadao Ando in 1975 in Osaka and the Moriyama House finished in the year 2005 according to SANAA’s project, in which one tries to think about the ambiguous thing between interior and […]

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga
24-05-2013 No Comments

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga

This text is the first part of a comparison between two houses that to the eyes of the western mentality have at the same time something of incomprehensibly and something of attractive crux. Two houses constructed with a difference of thirty years that solve a similar typology, which we might name of “one-family urban”, both in cities of Japan and […]

Vertical Desire | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-03-2013 3 Comments

Vertical Desire | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often we observe buildings that show a great desire for conquering the uprightness. It is immediate to think about the idea proportion, a concept that unties the royal height of an object or of a building of his desires of uprightness. A limited plant, opposite to one strong component in the axis Z guarantees the formalization of a tower though […]

In favour of the modernity | Íñigo García Odiaga
01-03-2013 One Comment

In favour of the modernity | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often one tends to think that the modernity, that the forefront is faced to the tradition or to vernacular. This valid reasoning for almost any discipline of the daily life meets amplified in the field of the architecture. In the rural environments of our landscape this mentality can verify with clarity, in altars of which, there have got up buildings […]

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2013 No Comments

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga

Was saying Adolf Loos, that only there is a small part of the architecture that belongs to the art: the funeral monument and the commemorative monument. Everything else, that one that serves for an end, that one that has a concrete functionality, to live, to work, leisure, had to remain excluded from the kingdom of the art. The vision funcionalista […]

Stopping the time | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-01-2013 2 Comments

Stopping the time | Íñigo García Odiaga

Many are the buildings along the history which final destination has been of using as quarry. Quarries of already carved blocks that were used in the construction of nearby works, in a luck of architectural cannibalism. If it is preferred, for smoothing the term and to turn it more contemporary, this process might be qualified of recycling, since in the […]

Educations of the past | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-12-2012 No Comments

Educations of the past | Íñigo García Odiaga

Placed in the north side of Montauk’s road, the last building of the Swiss architects Herzog and of Meuron, it is a great horizontal structure located discreetly in the landscape. For the occasional visitor both new buildings might spend for sendos granaries or agricultural stores that were taking the whole life belonging to this place. Actually these new buildings receive […]

The craftsman architect | Íñigo García Odiaga
04-11-2012 3 Comments

The craftsman architect | Íñigo García Odiaga

Studio Mumbai, Praxis is the title of an exhibition organised by the British School in Rome like part of the investigations that this develops in the context of the urban landscapes. After the big visibility that Studio Mumbai reached all over the world, when Kazuyo Sejima selected them, for which is maybe, the architectural event more important of the world, […]

Come back to the paradise | Íñigo García Odiaga
01-07-2012 2 Comments

Come back to the paradise | Íñigo García Odiaga

The origins of the architecture are tied to the natural thing, if it is wanted to the wild thing. The nature was at the same time the hostile way of which to be protected and the paradise that was supplying everything necessary of the subsistence being tried. The hollows of the rocks, the stones, the fallen trees or the branches […]

The saving like icon | Íñigo García Odiaga
22-05-2012 One Comment

The saving like icon | Íñigo García Odiaga

When the saving is an advertising slogan. London 2012. Already it has begun the countdown for the ceremony that will give beginning to the Olympic Games of London 2012 and the headquarters where the different disciplines will be disputed are ready to receive the athletes and the public. An event of these characteristics has no doubt an advertising capital effect, […]

Primary architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-02-2012 One Comment

Primary architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

The design of the buildings of service for the National Park of the country Dogon in Mali and the visitors’ center of Mopti’s Great Mosque, they are the last projects constructed by Diébédo Francis Kéré. The way crossed by Francis Kéré is really tortuous hitherto. Born in Gando, a village of Burkina Faso in 1965, was the first person of […]

Public rehabilitated space | Íñigo García Odiaga
09-10-2011 34 Comments

Public rehabilitated space | Íñigo García Odiaga

The normal growth of the cities often takes place of concentric form, from the center towards the periphery. In this slow but continuous movement of expansion the most urban activity of the center is absorbing the periphery of the city. It is transforming his typical uses, as the manufacturer or that of infrastructures of communications in more own others of […]

The art in the front | Íñigo García Odiaga
01-09-2011 2,547 Comments

The art in the front | Íñigo García Odiaga

If the company in general is a victim of a culture of the image, the architecture is not foreign to this phenomenon. Much might be spoken about the photography of the architecture as paradigm of this trend, but without leaving of the own elements of the built-up world, it is the front the one that assumes this visual paper. Inside […]

Domesticating the water | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-07-2011 55 Comments

Domesticating the water | Íñigo García Odiaga

During these months of summer, many persons will use facilities or structures created by the architecture to amplify or to improve the leisure and the enjoyment of the natural environment in the summer epoch. The contemporary architecture, more that any other one, it has exploited his relation with the leisure and the nature as a way of bringing the forefront […]

Architectures of the point of view | Íñigo García Odiaga
05-07-2011 61 Comments

Architectures of the point of view | Íñigo García Odiaga

When one speaks about the relation between the architecture and the landscape, one is in the habit of valuing the relation of the volume with the environment, the relation of his materiality with the nature of the context, bottom and form, or even the relations on a large scale that are generated. For few occasions the new points of view […]

The garden of the contemplations | Íñigo García Odiaga
05-06-2011 39 Comments

The garden of the contemplations | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture of the pavilions, of the small facilities is in the habit of producing very extreme results, or they generate projects of incalculable value on those who will be debated for years or on the contrary they present noisy failures.  The ephemeral of these constructions, his symbolic value and the lack of specific uses to sheltering, contribute to the […]