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Bellevue, Arne Jacobsen´s the "summer dream" | Rodrigo Almonacid
02-10-2017 No Comments

Bellevue, Arne Jacobsen´s the “summer dream” | Rodrigo Almonacid

Since the summer already we it have above, reading darling, it wanted to share with you the statement of what was the “summer dream“ of the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) for Bellevue’s beach, in the decade of the 30s of last century. An episode of modernity scantily recognized by the historiography of the modern European architecture, but that it […]

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and "another" pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid
12-06-2017 No Comments

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and “another” pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid

Todos los arquitectos conocemos la Exposición Universal de Barcelona de 1929 casi únicamente por lo que supuso para la arquitectura moderna la construcción del mítico “Pabellón de Barcelona”, es decir, el Pabellón de Alemania de Mies van der Rohe. Aquel evento internacional surgido de la necesidad de apertura de un país aislado al sur de los Pirineos tras la Primera […]

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, " of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid
23-01-2017 No Comments

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, ” of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid

We might think, at least for a moment, that the Pavilion of Germany in Barcelona of Grain finished so well “of fluke”? Last Wednesday, the 4th of May, 2016 José Ramón Hernández Correa was throwing the following affirmation in his agitator post of Facebook: “To Mies van der Rohe the Pavilion of Barcelona went out for him well of fluke.” […]

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid
07-11-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the moment to project the building Florey for the Queens College (St. Clements, Oxford, 1968-71), James Stirling already had seen finished two of his better works: the School of Engineering of the University of Leicester (1959-63) and the library of the Faculty of History for the University of Cambridge (1964-67). Three projects constitute his already mythical “Red Trilogy”, name […]

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the 'luminous' building | Rodrigo Almonacid
29-02-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the ‘luminous’ building | Rodrigo Almonacid

The year 1970 is a point of inflexion in Alejandro de la Sota’s architectural path: on one hand, it loses the contest of Chair of Elements of Composition of the ETSAM, after going as teacher fourteen years at the time, and to have turned into doctor five years before; on the other hand, he does not turn out to be […]

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-06-2015 2 Comments

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the middle of the 50 of the 20th century, the Catalan architect Josep Maria Sostres (1915-84) leaves the environment pirenaico of his natal locality of Urgel’s Cathedral to give beginning to his more brilliant stage linked to the Mediterranean littoral. In less than one decade it is capable of projecting a series of works that reflect a great wisdom […]

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg's towers - landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-10-2014 No Comments

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg’s towers – landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid

In Elineberg, Jørn Utzon had occasion to open an organic architecture solved with admirable simplicity and without resorting to formulae of residential buildings in height already known. The idea of repetition, inherent in a block of multiple floors (since the case is this), is finely altered by the Danish architect to give him a fullly human sense linked with the […]

The Roiba, honoring to a traveler | Rodrigo Almonacid
14-07-2014 No Comments

The Roiba, honoring to a traveler | Rodrigo Almonacid

“He asks that the way is long. That many are the summer mornings in which you come – with what pleasure and happiness! – to ports never seen before.” (C. Kavafis: Ítaca) The longing for knowing the great Rome surely took the Galician Ramon Vázquez Molezún (1922-93) to the eternal city after the obtaining of a scholarship of posgrado for […]

One of "swindle": the Jacobsen's KUBEFLEX houses… | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-12-2013 No Comments

One of “swindle”: the Jacobsen’s KUBEFLEX houses… | Rodrigo Almonacid

To speak about modular homes has never been synonymous of quality. I refer to the architectural quality, that one that so much we admire for his spatial, aesthetic, material, representative values, etc. I do not remember any constructed that has gone on to the posterity and still it continues being a place of peregrination for the professionals and students of […]

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

Visiting “The César Carlos” … (Sota, 1967-70) | Rodrigo Almonacid
30-10-2013 One Comment

Visiting “The César Carlos” … (Sota, 1967-70) | Rodrigo Almonacid

“But, teacher … I do not deal why they have led us to seeing ‘the Caesar Carlos’. One might explain it?” We were returning in bus on returning to Valladolid. It was already by night, and the day had been intense. But I could not remain without this gift that the students deliver you with unpayable generosity when you are […]

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-09-2013 One Comment

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid

Arne Jacobsen was a great draftsman and even better watercolorist. When he was enjoying a few vacations always his pencils and paintbrushes were accompanying him. He was enjoying this interest, which it was cultivating from his infancy. Always he confessed that it was not any more than it, a mere interest, which did not have any artistic pretension with those […]

Asplund … and Göteborg's tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid
28-06-2013 No Comments

Asplund … and Göteborg’s tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid

On having finished the project for the extension of Göteborg’s Town hall (Sweden, 1935-37), E. G. Asplund signed his work. It was not alone a question of signing the planes, not. He signed literally his work. To make it today might to us look like an exercise of self-praise, but I believe that to do it as it was done […]

The Mies ´s unsuccessful deck chair… | Rodrigo Almonacid
17-05-2013 No Comments

The Mies ´s unsuccessful deck chair… | Rodrigo Almonacid

[…] For a nomadic individual, the war is a familiar scene since it contains many vital materials. During a war there are suspended the rules of conviviality that the civil society has given itself to yes same and there are adopted other foreign procedure that, suddenly, direct the whole frantic activity of the warlike moment. The battlefield is a definite […]

From the isothermal box to the sustainable organism… | Rodrigo Almonacid
22-04-2013 No Comments

From the isothermal box to the sustainable organism… | Rodrigo Almonacid

In 1993, the prestigious architect and critical Finn Juhani Pallasmaa, was formulating an idea of refoundation of the Architecture on the basis of a return to the origins of the discipline, appealing to the ecology as companion of trip of the future architects: “I cannot imagine another desirable perspective in the future that a form of ecological life, in which […]