José Ramón Hernández Correa

Plato wins | José Ramón Hernández Correa
13-05-2019 One Comment

Plato wins | José Ramón Hernández Correa

We all know a couple of things on Platón, or maybe only one: “That said that the objects that we see and feel are scarcely a vague shade, a pale reflection of the ideal objects, which us turn out to be unattainable and are beyond our perception, as archetypes.” Each and every of the hammers of the world are concrete […]

Lubetkin: Whipsnade's manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-03-2019 One Comment

Lubetkin: Whipsnade’s manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On November 7, 2003 my friend Ángel Sanguino gave me a book published by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya titled Aprendiendo de todas sus casas. It gave it to me during a food that a group of friends architects we were doing in Toledo on the first Fridays of every month, and to whose desserts we were reading an article […]

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When everything sinks | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-03-2018 No Comments

When everything sinks | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I propose not to speak of sad things in this blog. Principally because it does not serve for anything; not at least to relax. Crying is good, even hygienic, but to complain about everything is of nenazas, or of football players. In addition, what am I going to say? We all know it. Why to insist? So I will not […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
05-03-2018 No Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa I finish the trilogy (I, II) that I promised, not because there should no be many any more turpitudes, but because I believe that it costs with one of each one of the three big ones. And I finish off the series with relief, because it is not nice […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa It was supposed that this was going to be a space on theory and critique of architecture, but ultimately it has more gossips that other things. And it is that I am very a fan and very mythomaniac, and in the lives of my heroes I am interested even more […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that there is no doubt (and I write “believe”) in celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe as three more big architects of the 20th century. There are dozens of brilliant architects, and hundreds of extraordinary architects, but I believe that these three are another thing. At least in my opinion. I have mentioned […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven of two […]

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 […]

Architects and Engineers (Prometheu and Alien?) | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-11-2017 No Comments

Architects and Engineers (Prometheu and Alien?) | José Ramón Hernández Correa

And I remained amazed. The first thing that happened to me was: “Architects, architects, what ready we believe ourselves, and we sink before a faucet!” “It Takes already”. “To seeing if we learn”. And I thought about the eternal polemic strictly between ourselves and the engineers. The architects we are in the habit of leaving the problems to way resolving, […]

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa
18-09-2017 No Comments

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have just read a good phrase of Rem Koolhaas in the blog Cosas de Arquitectos. The holder says: “The architecture for definition is a chaotic adventure”. The phrase completes I do not copy it in order that this way you do a visit to these boys, who deserve it, (Frasecica). To do architecture is to coordinate aspects that at first are not […]

The city as game | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-06-2017 2 Comments

The city as game | José Ramón Hernández Correa

One of the movements of forefront? Of the half of the 20th century International Lyricist was. I had not heard speaking about them, and I am finding out now, reading the book El Puño Invisible, by Carlos Granés. The dadá and the surrealism left his seeds of unpredictability, illogical and I take things as a joke, that, joined the boredom and the […]

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?
10-04-2017 2 Comments

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?

It does little I dedicated an entry of this blog to Curro Inza, and scarcely I mentioned his masterpiece. I did it voluntarily to be able to dedicate an entry to alone her, which deserves it. Campofrío treats itself about the Sausages Factory Postigo, El Acueducto, Campofrío… It has had many names, as they have gone selling or there being […]

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia
13-02-2017 2 Comments

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia

Years ago I listened to Sáenz de Oíza to speak against the excessively functional design, and it put a very convincing example. He spoke that the functional kitchen of the Bauhaus had all the necessary elements foreseen exhaustively, up to the last detail, and all this perfectly modulated and optimized. It was a marvel that in the twenties, while the […]

Consumers and consumers | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-12-2016 One Comment

Consumers and consumers | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Now that us falls the politics, which us falls the ideology, which falls the culture, the faith, the structure … quite, the only certainty that we still have is that we live in a company of consumption and that the consumerism continues being the king of everything. We do not realize, but we, that already we are not (or scarcely […]

End of Career project : An opinion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
18-11-2016 One Comment

End of Career project : An opinion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

There are different ways of finishing a university career. Some of them finish when the last hanging subject is approved. Some? They should be all, not? So not: In some moment it owed someone to of him happening that to throw to the buchaca the last pass was sufficient. Why? I do not know it, but the only motive that […]

Otra charla de Oíza: Mies vs Aalto | arquitectamoslocos
12-09-2016 2 Comments

Otra charla de Oíza: Mies vs Aalto | arquitectamoslocos

“This text has the honor of having being qualified by a tuitera as “the worst article of architecture of the whole history”, which has an undeniable merit”. I am nostalgic with my years of school and with Oíza‘s chats. I am going to take again the machine of the time to evoke another his chat. Between November, four, 1982 and […]

Quitar para ganar: ¿Quién se atreve? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
12-08-2016 No Comments

Quitar para ganar: ¿Quién se atreve? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Billy Wilder contaba que para la escena final de la película Perdición (Double Indemnity, 1944) construyeron una réplica exacta de la cámara de gas de la prisión de San Quintín (una cámara de gas histórica: la primera de los Estados Unidos). No habían obtenido permiso para filmar en la auténtica, así que tuvieron que copiarla en el estudio chapa por […]

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-07-2016 8 Comments

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is a masterpiece, and therefore it is many things. One has spoken and great writing on her, and one will continue speaking and writing much more. As all the masterpieces, it is inexhaustible; because not only it is what is, but what each of us we want that it is. I have so that to […]

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-06-2016 5 Comments

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago, the inexhaustible library of Javier Echepare‘s images proposed this Nikolai Ladovsky‘s project us. Immediately he us remembered to all much more famous other one, truth?. Certainly, when Javier put this image the response was immediate. We go, that anyone sees. ( In my case, in addition, it gives the chance of which I have the latter […]

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-04-2016 One Comment

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In the S. The XVIIIth the neoclassic architect utopista Ledoux designed an ideal city for a new ideal company. One of the buildings of this wonderful city was the Oikema: a “house of the pleasure”. It is not exactly what you are thinking; it is worse. To the citizen (male) of the new company it was necessary to give sexual […]

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 […]

Pietilä's pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
30-11-2015 3 Comments

Pietilä’s pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Finnish architect Reima Pietilä, whose better work is maybe the Students’ Center Dipoli, of Espoo (about which we will speak another day), was announced by the Finnish pavilion of the Expo of Brussels of 1958. (Good exhibition. Remember that already we speak about the Spanish pavilion. But there are others very interesting all those, about whom maybe it is […]

The disciples | José Ramón Hernández Correa
28-09-2015 No Comments

The disciples | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On January 11 Giuseppe Verdi came to Madrid to see his opera The Forza of the Destination in the Royal Theatre. It remained enough days and the opera saw several times. It was lodging near the Royal Theatre, besides to seeing the work, it had time him to knowing the environment of the environment, the world that was formed in the […]

The best notary ... | José Ramón Hernández Correa
10-08-2015 One Comment

The best notary … | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Finland, this country that suggests us efficiency, solvency, education, high standard of living and a heap of good things, has the the highest “general level” in his population, but it does not have too many brilliant prominent figures in his history. (They are not many inhabitants either they do not even have a lot of time). This way, to prompt […]

A Finn in El Escorial (and II) | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-07-2015 No Comments

A Finn in El Escorial (and II) | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Alvar Aalto already had been in the bulls. In Barcelona they had taken the Monumental one to him, and one had spent it very well. Because of it the persons from Madrid thought that already it did not have very much felt to take him to The Sales. This aim already was covered. Actually the Finn did not seem to […]