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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 […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta
29-06-2018 No Comments

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta

For the important matters, the educations come from very remote places. I think that the architecture is an important matter, and because of it it is suitable to find in places, sometimes distanced from what one thinks, small pearls that help us to give body to our reflections. One of these remote interesting educations comes from the Danish thinker, Søren […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning of the […]

Spazialismo | Miquel Lacasta
06-04-2018 No Comments

Spazialismo | Miquel Lacasta

I do not remember the year, but yes that I remember that it was a winter. I opened a suspicious book of the library of the university, very well supplied of nooks and wrong books, and thought the image that it illustrates this post, Concetto Spaziale Attese, 1968. In these times it was walking obsessed with Barragán, not specially at […]

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta
02-03-2018 No Comments

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta

The essence of the diffuse logic resides in the expression everything is a question of degree, in clear opposition to the logic probabilística pure in that everything is 0 ó 1, really or falsely. In other words the diffuse logic uses expressions that are neither totally true nor completely false, definitively it might be said that the diffuse logic is […]

Architecture and ecosystem logic | Miquel Lacasta
26-01-2018 No Comments

Architecture and ecosystem logic | Miquel Lacasta

We might think that the mimetic model of the architecture with the nature does not have today any force or that it is not pertinent to think the architecture. We might say that the scientific advances and all his formulations have scanty links with the occupation of an architect and that far from occupying a central space in the reflection […]

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta
04-12-2017 No Comments

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta

I raise of the Generic City of Rem Koolhaas it is undoubtedly, from a merely conceptual point of view, an exciting text. The general idea does not stop indifferently, though one suspects that the text is a tool for the justification of a certain return to it her tabulates levels more own of the modern movement, that of a contemporary […]

Transparent landscapes | axonometrica
25-09-2017 One Comment

Transparent landscapes | axonometrica

The perception that we have of the urban landscape is always multiple, lateral and sly. It is not only the vision the one that dominates the perception, the ear, the smell and the tact have an important paper. The amalgam of multisensory information that meets on having coexisted with an urban certain environment, constructs an archetype that of instantaneous form […]

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica
05-06-2017 One Comment

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica

If we assume easily for that the architecture always his boss, his model has looked in the nature to continuing, when not to imitating, and that historically always there has been one symbiosis between the natural thing and the architectural thing, we will agree that a substantial change in the conception of the nature, he will carry necessarily a substantial […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
03-04-2017 One Comment

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

The image of this post belongs to the architect and thinker Lebbeus Woods | artfinder.com One of the areas of reflection of this blog consists of looking for the origin of the paradigm of the contemporary complexity. This will hides the deep conviction of that the idea of complexity is today key for the development of tools proyectuales valid in […]

The architectural appropriation of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
27-02-2017 One Comment

The architectural appropriation of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

Along the 20th century the concept of complexity has been joining practically all the areas of the knowledge. The reality is complex, the relations between different bodies of to know are complex, one speaks about the theory of complex systems, about the paradigm of the complexity and about the sciences of the complexity. Many of the previous concepts, though they […]

The beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta
16-12-2016 One Comment

The beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta

In zones of comfort, that is to say, in known environments, parametrized in advance or structured before in the mind of the individuals, the opposite dualities can manage to make sense. I refer to dualities of the type full or empty, black or white, opened or enclosure, etc. These opposite or exclusive dualities, there work because the recipient of the […]

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta
03-10-2016 No Comments

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta

What continues is the product of a fortuitous meeting. A meeting, which like amicable confrontation, relates two parallel attitudes enclosed in the same space. I explain … I have visited a par of times the new headquarters of the Film library of Catalonia in the Raval of Barcelona, of José Luís Mateo. The meeting with the forceful nudity of a […]

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 […]

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta
23-05-2016 No Comments

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior. Annotatting the reflections it brings over of the complexity, they are necessary two categories that they send to the idea of the intersubjective thing. In many of the previous texts and surely in future texts, the intersubjective thing is present of underlying form. The idea of intersubjectivity divides of stating the mistake of […]

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta
21-03-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time. Speaking about the complex thing is inabarcable. It would come to be like to trace the mythical cartographic map to scale 1:1 to that Borges was referring in the story Of The Rigor of the Science.1 The task, would need such a precise description, that the described object and the description itself would […]

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta
18-01-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta

Fragile L’ordre of l’arquitectura, the fragile order of the architecture, is Joaquim Español’s delicious doctoral thesis defended in the year 1993 and directed by the philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós. In her of delicate and extraordinarily well written form, nevertheless Spanish is equally a poet, and therefore, an expert in handling the instrument of the writing, guides us across what […]

Of the Contextual thing, the Constructive thing and the Complex thing | Miquel Lacasta
28-12-2015 No Comments

Of the Contextual thing, the Constructive thing and the Complex thing | Miquel Lacasta

The architecture should be defined by his practice. A polyhedric practice understood as a rigorous attempt of contextualizar an eminently intellectual work in the area of the architectural project and his later necessary execution. The architecture has a conceptual vocation to produce a critical comprehension of a conjuncture, a specificity, an episode. And this commitment for dealing and cosificar a […]

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta
27-11-2015 One Comment

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta

Surely it cannot be said that everything should happen in the decade of the 60, but yes one can affirm that this one was a decade of big changes, of big social transformations, changes, that today we can observe how they are more alive than never. Looking backward, it is easy to recognize significant transformations that have his origin in […]

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2015 One Comment

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta

This image represents another jump to the emptiness. It is not necessary to explain the moment in which the photography was taken. The photographer of Associated Press, Richard Drew was, as different many, covering the event, according to the journalistic slang. The image is so brutal that the mere informative fact comes out. In fact the this qualified image, as […]

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta
02-10-2015 One Comment

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta

“It is wonderful, to live only in spirit, and day after day, eternally, to give faith of the spiritual thing in the persons. But sometimes I get fed up with my spiritual eternal existence. Then it wanted to stop floating eternally for the heights, wanted to notice that I have weight, which was annulling the absence of borders, and to […]

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
13-07-2015 2 Comments

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The image is well-known. Yves Kelin constructs a forceful image in which he itself throws to the emptiness from what it looks like the top part of a wall, just person from a cornice. Seemingly the jump is of approximately 3 meters, probably 3,50, of height and the first physical sensation it is that of pain. As a mechanism of […]

Intimate territories | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
15-06-2015 No Comments

Intimate territories | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The excellent cartography of the territory of the intimacy, draws it undoubtedly, the housing, that is to say, the space in which we develop our domestic life, is the only programmatical structure of the architecture, in which we go on from the public and social condition to the private and subjective, closed and intimate condition. In the housing we can […]

Of the Brilliancy and of the Time | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
01-05-2015 One Comment

Of the Brilliancy and of the Time | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

We walk in in a mess times, what doubt it fits. The confusion, as a sticky molass, wraps us and deprives us of the necessary time to observe how despliega the reality. Before so much riot, it is necessary to be able to support a profile, a way of interacting strategic, more than tactical. When he competes for an attitude […]

Space, Place and Atmosphere | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-03-2015 No Comments

Space, Place and Atmosphere | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

With this sugerente title, Juhani Pallasmaa came to the ESARQ1 to give a conference the past 10 May. What follows it is a free and incomplete translation of the conference, and completed with other readings and registers or better said, an intentional interpretation and interested of one magnifies conference of architecture. The instantaneous recognition of the inherent nature of a place, […]

Symbology of the power | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
16-02-2015 No Comments

Symbology of the power | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Daoíz and Velarde are the names of the two lions that flanquean the main façade of the congress of the deputies in Madrid. The image majestuosa of both fieras melted in bronze in the Real factory of artillery of Seville, has turned into one of the most photographed icons of the capital. The history of Benavides and Malospelos, that is […]

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-01-2015 One Comment

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Between 1963 and 1973 Eisenman there writes, his doctoral thesis The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, [1] of vital importance in his later work, in 1963, Towards an Understanding of Form in Architecture, in Architectural Design in the number 457, also in 1963, Notice on Conceptual Architecture: Towards to Definition, in Design Quaterly nº78-79 in 1970 and Cardboard Architecture; House […]

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
29-12-2014 No Comments

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

One of the possible origins of a certain revival contextualista might relapse, as affirms Eduard Bru, in the fact that the place1 has happened to be more interesting something, more active and propositivo, while city and geography, they have been mixed ineluctablemente, offering an environment much more inciting than the strictly urban one which we were having a decade behind.2 […]