Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
29-05-2017 No Comments

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The mirrors work as the pupils of a within the walls space, a room outdoor from that they observe us. In occasions there preserve even some recollections of our lives, as the porous and dusty mirrors of the old houses, which seem to examine from the hats and suits to stripes of ours forbears1. Also the mirrors take care of […]

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 […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
09-01-2017 No Comments

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The City has turned progressively and probably from the Industrial Revolution, in a luck of great predator on the way. His paper as revitalizing agent of the economic and cultural activity of the world, the progress, has formed conurbations of consumption, mega-structures disconnected of the cycles of the nature, the energy or the resources. The Generic City weighs too much […]

The section of the World | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
09-12-2016 No Comments

The section of the World | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The idea of hoarding the universal history of the architecture, the sculpture and the painting, amazes and pulls down to equal parts. If the chamber of the exchequers forms a part besides a domestic program, we are before a seductora entelequia of to live: the life like permanent dip in the culture; the collection like the representation itself of his […]

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
28-10-2016 No Comments

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The look crosses the contemporary city a bit lost between signs, asphalt, walls and luminous labels: impermeable surfaces. The system also shows inaccessible hollows as the foreign window from which to be able to feel discreetly observed. The urban eye scarcely penetrates a couple of meters in the shop windows, the interior of a vehicle, the black after the window […]

After the threshold | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
16-09-2016 No Comments

After the threshold | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

A cemetery is a raft of time, a hollow in the world that fills and empties with us. The metaphor of our lives like rivers “that are going to give to the sea”1 would transform this emptiness into a vast figurative ocean into whose abysmal depths it rests the history of the Being: the time like one to pass progressively, […]

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
11-07-2016 No Comments

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions a fragment hides the traces of the totality. The vibration of the paved one, the diversity of his scales, the sheen of the low light on the broken profile of each and every of the pieces, the soil represents somehow the territory of the whole city, the soil as set of trodden, the country as an amalgam 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 […]

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 […]

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
01-02-2016 No Comments

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The contemporary house has turned, among other things, into a department store. The western culture has multiplied the need of cupboards and lumber rooms where to arrange of practical form the whole universe of domestic current accessories: from tool boxes and folding stairs to disguises and dresses of holiday; from bicycles and skates to curtains, towels and comforters; from boxes […]

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 third space | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
05-10-2015 No Comments

The third space | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

“Constructing a wall with dressed quarry stones, without mortar, in I dry, it is possible that it has been the first step that the men gave in search of that one to what today we call architecture” 1. The idea of the wall like the third space, as deep, solid and material border between two worlds, was progressively lightened from […]

The errant parish | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
17-08-2015 No Comments

The errant parish | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

The camp demands opened field, contingency and movement. His fragility, lightness and horizontal condition, has spread out of analogous form so much in the military campaign as the vacation accession, both in the emergency and in the fair or the circus. The camp fascinates for his capacity of nomadism and his ephemeral vocation of alteration of the landscape: it fascinates […]

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-06-2015 No Comments

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1974 Mariano Bayón interviews an Alejandro of the Jack isolated from the Academy, the margin already of the cultural paraphernalia of the architecture, an environment of the one that is separated voluntarily: “I will write something in a builders’ magazine, for builders” 1. Undoubtedly, the interest of Jack for the questions you will discipline they remove him from a […]

Projecting the window | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
25-05-2015 2 Comments

Projecting the window | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

The geometry of the hollow affects simultaneously so much in the perceptive interior variable – exterior, since in the lighting of a stay or the own constructive solution of the surrounding one. The traditional vertical hollow associated with the construction of walls ambles, defines a spatial and emotional threshold between the exterior nature and the interior space in semidarkness; the […]

The manufacturer of urns | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-04-2015 No Comments

The manufacturer of urns | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The objects claim, in occasions, the appearance of certain architectures. His antiquity, his rarety or his value is done by worthy inhabitants of exclusive spaces, it was already of our scope and our customs. The objects are liberated then of the frictions that the daily use imposes and occupy the place sensitive and protected from the gem: chattels transformed by […]

The architecture of the trip | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
30-01-2015 No Comments

The architecture of the trip | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

There does not exist for the architects a condition of major excitation that that one who promotes the anteroom of the trip: the best text to learn architecture is the own architecture. As addicts submitted to a powerful influence, we read and document carefully those places and spaces that us wait in a real exercise of (re)discovery. Nevertheless, the trip […]

Praise of the incorrectness | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-11-2014 No Comments

Praise of the incorrectness | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture lives placidly in the area of the orthodoxy, bendecida for the rules commonly accepted by the group, freely of mistakes or faults. The codes justify, the cánones legitimize. Though not always. The history has given us magnificent examples of architecture arisen from what Enrique Walker qualifies as “the ordinary thing” 1, that is to say, the daily thing, […]

The window of the desires | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
10-10-2014 No Comments

The window of the desires | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

There exists in the Fifth Avenue of New York a window on which the people crowd from the street. In the night and day, sosegadamente, we imagine almost silently. A window seductora and hypnotic as a putting of the Sun or a rain of stars. Nobody might imagine that actually, which is admired by the own emotion of the corsair […]

Modernity and do-it-yourself | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
19-09-2014 No Comments

Modernity and do-it-yourself | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

They tell that Albert Frey got fond of the construction of canoes of curled wood and canvas during his jouth1. We imagine the emotion of making the framework based on frames, strakes and parquet floor, as well as the moment to stick suitably sly the canvases top and low, of different weight, outlined by means of thin moldings of bronze […]

See the heat | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-08-2014 No Comments

See the heat | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

That the architecture is not possible without the light it turns out so evident as inaccurate. Or at least incomplete. Really, so often it has been said to us already, the light can be the raw material of the architecture, his substance. Certain. It does not do so much the cycle of the life one was organizing concerning the solar […]

Hands to the Roiba | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
06-08-2014 No Comments

Hands to the Roiba | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Some years ago we were visiting Bueu for the capture of information in the accomplishment of a contest of ideas1. Before colonizing the emplacement, before any labor, we approach The Roiba. Probably this one was our major success. The contest was raising the construction of a small nautical club between the beaches of Petis and Pescadoira, in the environment of […]

Drawing the nature | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
16-06-2014 One Comment

Drawing the nature | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Of many infamies that the architects we promote often, the fact of drawing the nature constitutes, probably, the most beautiful. In our planes there turn out to be represented somehow trees and plants, rivers and seas, oceans devoid of the sky blue one of the maps. But perhaps is it possible to condense the tides or the landscapes in a […]

After Saarinen's fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
19-05-2014 No Comments

After Saarinen’s fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Eero Saarinen dedicated a very small part of his career to the topic of the housing, in fact, only he constructed two. In words of one of the most important experts of his work, Antonio Roman Asensio: “the design of the one-family house simply was not fitting with the exercise of the profession as it Saarinen understood”1. In spite of […]

Otras puertas | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
21-04-2014 2 Comments

Otras puertas | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The door that Alicia finds in the burrow of the rabbit is, actually, a window. In spite of his appearance of door, his minuscule size turns her into only a crack practised in the wall from where being able to look at the most wonderful garden of the world1, this fascinating place that one hides after the walls and to […]

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2014 No Comments

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions we have argued on the “program” as a compromising element of the project of architecture. The architects we have presumed to know, even better than the own users, that one that they precisely need, doing of the “reintepretation” of the program one of our more valuable contributions to the order. Nevertheless, the time us is in the habit […]