Sergio de Miguel

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel
30-06-2017 35 Comments

The future of the past | Sergio de Miguel

Title: Gattaca Protagonists: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman Photography: Slawomir Idziak Music: Michael Nyman Production: Danny de Vito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher Direction: Andrew Niccol The future. The Earth no this destroyed by the hecatombe nuclear, neither neither is infested of exaggerated machines, suffers the consequences of a denaturalised evolution of the genetics. The fight of classes no longer is economic, […]

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel
21-04-2017 31 Comments

The vertical man | Sergio de Miguel

“In the ballet the dancers danzan commonly on the tips of his feet. At first sight this behaviour seems so much artificial like without sense. To understand a so important appearance of the ballet one has to investigate the nature and the meaning of the vertical in the human life.” The vertical: fundamental principle of the classical dance (1926) Akim […]

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel
17-02-2017 21 Comments

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel

The dream of the “tower of glass”, whose origin finds  linked to the figure and Mies Van der Rohe´s work since in 1919 drew the visionario skyscraper of the Friedrichstrasse, went to have in his resolution a problem so prosaico like unexpected. In 1950, when Gordon Bunshaft (SOM) and the Lever House of Charles Luckman heaved  in the Park Avenue […]

To his air | Sergio de Miguel
26-12-2016 31 Comments

To his air | Sergio de Miguel

In 1962, the unforgettable Sota left us a jewel in Madrid. A gymnasium, for a school. A building transition. A section. An attitude. An exercise of architectural goodness. It was necessary to save a desnivel incorporating an extension to the school Maravillas. Resolve the stair. Giving a soil to the playground of games by up and a façade to the […]

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel
25-11-2016 1,292 Comments

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel

It falls in my hands an elaborated drawing of Juhani Pallasmaa. On the plant of the villa Mairea (1939), of Alvar Aalto, superimpose  some lines of order. Ones trace. It appears a X-ray. The one who has been described like “the most beautiful plant of the world”1 shows  undressed of his secret. The geometric score of his harmonic figure remains […]

A dream | Sergio de Miguel
21-10-2016 32 Comments

A dream | Sergio de Miguel

In an occasion, listened fascinado the answer of Oiza when it asked him  on which was his ideal house. It opened a lot his eyes and began to move the hands, the words and the emotions. With his mastery of always. I am unable to transcribe his beautiful words. But I will try to move what remained me. Because what […]

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel
22-08-2016 29 Comments

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel

In the recent architecture we find a resource appellant of figurative transgression. His aim is not other one that to put in value, to emphasize, the buildings that for his character and purpose have to stand out in his environment. It is known that the principal virtue of the architecture is to control the fragmentation. Definitively, the quantities. There exist numerous […]

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel
22-07-2016 43 Comments

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel

Oíza Finished the career of architecture in the year 1946 and thanks to his excellent academic file cost  of a scholarship to do a trip of intense learning by the United States between October of 1947 and November of 1948. It was a period of absolute renewal in the world. After the agotadora second world-wide war, the main teachers and […]

Mechanical stairs | Sergio de Miguel
30-05-2016 1,279 Comments

Mechanical stairs | Sergio de Miguel

We imagine the remote moment in which our ancestors invented the mechanism of the stairs. The physical resource to be able to go up or go down walking a slope with ease. The happy occurrence to have successive horizontal planes displaced in vertical and diagonal with which go surpassing a change of level. Almost any change of level. The stairs […]

Subtraction | Sergio de Michael
08-04-2016 No Comments

Subtraction | Sergio de Michael

Thinking, to propose, to decide the architecture depends on many variables. And very tiny, the strategy chosen to carry out a project is in yes a project. An intention. It turns out to be so immediate as common to recognize the world of the previous information as a compendium of elements that added give like proved the terms of reference […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

The cloud of points | Sergio de Michael
19-02-2016 No Comments

The cloud of points | Sergio de Michael

Since it wants that we look seeing what others saw great before that we and that we travel treading on the trodden ones of others… Since we direct our interest to those places, towards those instants, which there does much that they stopped interesting to other many persons… Since we search strongly and intensity not only in the space but, […]

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel
15-01-2016 47 Comments

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel

The architecture has discurrido from his origins with the paradoja of the duality between the closing and the structure portante. Of a similar way to which find in the classical physics with the light and the disquisition wave-particle. During centuries both elements have been the same thing, that is to say, together have conformed the walls of the buildings without […]

The flag of the Japan | Sergio de Michael
18-12-2015 No Comments

The flag of the Japan | Sergio de Michael

There is a dilemma appellant who is of what doing with a point in a plane. What supposes positioning an abundance inside an emptiness. Since it is logical, this one is to question that not only belongs to the area of the architecture. Though particularly in the architecture it is given to very often. Since it is logical, this one […]

Rock, scissors, paper | handarchitecture
20-11-2015 38 Comments

Rock, scissors, paper | handarchitecture

In an occasion accepted the invitation to give a monographic talk in the far Budapest on the “stone in the current Spanish architecture”. It was, at least for me, an odd committed, but took it like an exercise of analysis. I chose some exemplary buildings, realised all having like protagonist the use of the stone, and began to look for […]

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel
16-10-2015 41 Comments

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel

The research of the myth of the continuous movement, represented with insistence through the secular design of the machine of the “perpetual mobile”, the machine that could realise work of uninterruptible form (perpetuum mobile) without need of energetic contribution of the outside, results so happy like conmovedora. Numerous artifacts have been proposed along the history. All they really inventive. Free […]

The small gap looks far | Sergio de Miguel
11-09-2015 26 Comments

The small gap looks far | Sergio de Miguel

The attentive look requires a direction and a sense, but also a size. A cut. In the importance to look is the know concentrate the sense of the sight and the understanding. In recognising the limits of what is worth it to observe with spirit to be learnt. As if of a telescope or a microscope treated  look through a […]

The mystery of Peter Zumthor | Sergio de Miguel
21-08-2015 28 Comments

The mystery of Peter Zumthor | Sergio de Miguel

It said  that Kandinsky enjoyed of the gift of the synaesthesia. This quality by which the senses go in in communication. By which, for example, comes us  to the mind an image when we listen a determinate music, or by which remember an aroma when we are in a determinate place. He applied it to the painting. That was his […]

The shipwreck | Sergio de Miguel
20-07-2015 43 Comments

The shipwreck | Sergio de Miguel

“L´Architecttura, in quanto arte, è fenomeno felice, rarissimo e personale.” Adalberto Libera 1. As it want to that we look seeing what others saw a lot before that we and that walk stepping the stepped of others, could not by less than sobresaltarme when contemplating the surprising figure, found by chance in a recóndita Mediterranean coast, of a wonderful sailboat […]

The architect of the solitude | Sergio de Miguel
19-06-2015 One Comment

The architect of the solitude | Sergio de Miguel

I knew of him by chance. Architect of Paris, had had the opportunity to work in his years of training with Him Corbusier, there by the first fifty. In the period of the Unit of Room of Marseilles or the Chapel of Ronchamp. Now it finds him  in an island of the Mediterranean, in a house done by him does […]

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel
15-05-2015 44 Comments

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel

The path of the first years of Him Corbusier like architect, in the first decades of the 20th century, was devoted almost with exclusividad to the investigation around the subject of the house and characterised  for being plagada of researches and findings, of inventions and redesigns, that had a big importance no only in his back architecture but, besides, in […]

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel
17-04-2015 26 Comments

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel

1. The homo sapiens, the human being, carries 200.000 years on the earth, although somehow our history can that it began does so only 30.000, in this remote instant in which a first ancestor felt the need to represent, exteriorizar and reflect his thought, in that moment in that his intelligence knew traspasar the animal limit and act to satisfy, […]

In favour of the perplexity | Sergio de Michael
13-03-2015 No Comments

In favour of the perplexity | Sergio de Michael

Between the ignorance and the certainty, between the skepticism and the dogmatism, a territory, a very fertile disturbance exists. Subtle. It tightens. The luckiest mental condition of the complicated game of intentions, vaguenesses, preferences, calculations and feelings into which any creative search turns. Any vital attitude. It is a question of an internal sigh encouraged by the doubt, the surprise […]