Tag: Alejandro de la Sota

Elegance and efficiency | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-10-2019 No Comments

Elegance and efficiency | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have always liked the trusses. I remember when we were taught at the school the Cremona method to calculate them. It can not be said that it was the father party, but it was entertaining, and, according to one I was doing it, I could intuit (more or less) the composition and decomposition of the forces. It was as […]

Recuerdos de Alejandro de la Sota
05-09-2019 No Comments

Recuerdos de Alejandro de la Sota

Talk by Manuel Gallego and Carlos Puente “Memories of Alejandro de la Sota” held at COAG Headquarters in Santiago on December 12, 2018, moderated by Carlos Quintáns.

Unfocused Appointments | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
04-02-2019 No Comments

Unfocused Appointments | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In general, and except for honorable exceptions, the architects write regular. In fact, the fact of approaching with such passion a task for which we have not been specifically trained has merit. To support our ideas and convictions we often use a recurring tool: the appointment, a brief endorsement of our argument thanks to the timely support of an authoritative […]

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-12-2018 No Comments

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

This is a strange entrance with respect to the habitual thing and perhaps for that reason it pleases us especially. It is a text that is not specifically dedicated to architecture, nor to its authors; Nor does it talk about urban strategies, energy management or resources and many other issues that have interested us for years. This time we wanted […]

The million-dollar machine and the joy of architecture | Luis Gil Pita
05-11-2018 No Comments

The million-dollar machine and the joy of architecture | Luis Gil Pita

On the adequacy of a public space in the Tilos. Teo 2018. Eduardo Cruz Aguiar. “I always liked to talk about architecture as fun; if it is not done happily it is not Architecture. This joy is precisely the Architecture, the satisfaction that is felt. The emotion of Architecture makes us smile, it makes us laugh. Not life”. Alejandro de […]

What is architecture for Alejandro de la Sota
13-09-2018 No Comments

What is architecture for Alejandro de la Sota

“I always liked to talk about architecture as fun, if it is not done happily it is not architecture, this joy is precisely the architecture, the satisfaction that you feel, the emotion of architecture makes you smile, it makes you laugh, life is not.” Alejandro de la Sota (Pontevedra, 1913; Madrid, 1996) is one of the masters of twentieth-century Spanish architecture. […]

Five Senses. Introduction to reading the writings of Juhani Pallasmaa | Luis Gil Pita
10-09-2018 No Comments

Five Senses. Introduction to reading the writings of Juhani Pallasmaa | Luis Gil Pita

Three short months before Valentine’s Day 1996,1 during a meeting with D. Alejandro de la Sota in his studio, this one referred, in an aside of the conversation to the category of the constructed work of Manuel Gallego, in each one of the different scales that ranged from the responsible direction in the urban implantation to the final accent that […]

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto
07-09-2018 No Comments

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto

Daisuke Motori is a young Japanese architect whose work, the informal and the domestic, is often a source of inspiration and gives rise to objects that go along with an accomplice. One of his first works is Lost in sofa, a somewhat ironic version of the Kubus sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann. In 1910 the architect of the Secession submitted […]

The CLESA Dairy Center in Madrid. Alejandro de la Sota
23-08-2018 No Comments

The CLESA Dairy Center in Madrid. Alejandro de la Sota

The CLESA Dairy Center in Madrid is one of the jewels of modern Spanish architecture and its author, Alejandro de la Sota, one of the most important architects in the recent history of Spanish architecture. The complex was on the verge of being demolished for the construction of houses, but an intense campaign in favor of its protection on the part […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

Carlos Arniches and the interior exile | Alberto Ruiz
16-04-2018 No Comments

Carlos Arniches and the interior exile | Alberto Ruiz

The ICO Museum of Madrid closed a few days ago a magnificent exhibition that, for some weeks, allowed to bring over the public the figures of Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez, two architects who were defining his own work not as racionalist, but as reasonably.1 The reasonable architects did not seem to have content too much in the Spain later to the […]

Alejandro de la Sota Pontevedra 1913 – Madrid 1996. Construirse / Construir
12-04-2018 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota Pontevedra 1913 – Madrid 1996. Construirse / Construir

From April 6 to May 27 the rooms of temporary exhibitions of the Sexto one shelter the exhibition dedicated to the figure of the architect pontevedrés Alejandro de la Sota. The Museum adds with this great sample to the celebration of the year 2018 that the Royal Academy of Fine arts of Galicia dedicates Alejandro de la Sota Martínez’s figure. […]

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide
30-03-2018 No Comments

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide

Out of sight, out of mind… I do not recognize myself, am foreign to me itself. I do not recognize myself because my around it is foreign to me. People do things around me. Many people, many things, other things, duplicated things, multiplied things. The life of other one is foreign. How if not, I am not other one! The […]

Maravillas Gymnasium. The Adventure of knowing
22-02-2018 No Comments

Maravillas Gymnasium. The Adventure of knowing

Gimnasio Maravillas The Headquarter of Heritage has declared the Maravillas gymnasium You astonish, of the architect Alejandro de la Sota, Good of Cultural Interest. Though it has turned into a center of peregrination for hundreds of architects of the whole world, the gymnasium of Madrid is little known by the citizens. The protection of the building places in a project […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

Drawing of two lots with 4 copies by Recolectores Urbanos publishing house
09-01-2018 5 Comments

Drawing of two lots with 4 copies by Recolectores Urbanos publishing house

After the corresponding Christmas period and with desire of beginning the year 2018 of the best way, we bring for our readers a new drawing, in this occasion of the hand of Recolectores Urbanos. The drawing will consist of two packaging formed by the following four copies: – Paisajes con Alma. Inventario de lugares para rezar. – Yes, We Are Open! Fabricación […]

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 […]

The XIVth Architecture Week in Madrid
14-09-2017 No Comments

The XIVth Architecture Week in Madrid

Madrid will receive from September 29 to October 8 The XIVth Architecture Week in Madrid, during which exhibitions will be celebrated, acts and conferences and will be able to visit more than one treintena of buildings of recognized architectural and historical value, having this year Paris as invited city. The appointment is organized by the Architects’ Official College of Madrid […]

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 […]

From the tree to the chair
18-04-2017 No Comments

From the tree to the chair

The Center Gaiás Museum inaugurated the pasadomobili on April 7 the new exhibition of the Cidade da Cultura that will lead for title Of The tree to the chair. The wood and his arts. Comisariada for the architect Carlos Seone, the sample will direct the look of the visitors to the environmental wealth of the forests, the tradition in Galicia […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, the monuments, […]

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey
13-03-2017 No Comments

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey

Few cases there is more paradigmatic on the question of the conservation of the modern architecture that the case Bunshaft. Rough man and of few words, Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) is known internationally by the Lever House (1952) and by his work in the signature Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) where it would develop all his career until 1979. His work is […]

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970
28-02-2017 No Comments

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970

The ICO Museum inaugurates the exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970’, that will be opened until the next May 14. This project is promoted by the Department of Promotion, organized and produced with the support of the ICO Foundation and has possessed the collaboration of PHotoEspaña as well as of the project of investigation […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

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 […]

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 teachers' need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
02-05-2016 No Comments

The teachers’ need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

The teachers’ need. In the twentieth anniversary of Alejandro de la Sota’s death. In the year 1966 there comes to Alejandro de la Sota’s study the Marquess of Alta Gracia, president of the Deputation orensana and of the advice of the provincial Savings bank. The motive of the visit was the order of a great formative and residential complex for […]

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work
21-04-2016 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work

Conference declared by Alejandro de la Sota in the International University Menéndez Pelayo of A Corunna in the summer of 1986. The conference, which was forming a part of the Course “Peripheral Alternatives to the Modern Movement”, took “Alejandro de la Sota as a title. Simple Justification of his work”.