Tag: Alvar Aalto

Ser intelectual | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
09-10-2020 No Comments

Ser intelectual | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

He citado en muchas ocasiones, alguna vez en este espacio, la definición del arquitecto de Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Topé con ella en clave reflexiva hace unos veinte años, a pesar de que cayó en mis manos ya en 1965, como parte de los textos de nuestro maestro publicados por la colección Espacio y Forma que Antonio Granados Valdés dirigía en […]

Sobre el refinamiento | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-10-2020 No Comments

Sobre el refinamiento | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Les decía hace dos semanas a los estudiantes que una de las virtudes que le atribuyo a la arquitectura de Carlos Raúl Villanueva es su ausencia de refinamiento, algo que es difícil de explicar sin restringir el significado de esa palabra. Excluir por ejemplo la idea de esmero, o “cuidado especial” yendo mejor a la de “hacer más fina una […]

Philatelic caprice n º 1 (august license) | arquitectamoslocos?
07-08-2020 No Comments

Philatelic caprice n º 1 (august license) | arquitectamoslocos?

In a previous post, entitled “The best scribe …“, to note how much the Finns appreciated Alvar Aalto, I put a postage stamp and a banknote. They are two elements that states routinely use, in addition to their main purpose, to advertise their countries, their culture, their history. The fact that a personage appears in a stamp or in a […]

Rafa Mateo | Diseño gráfico e industrial, Arquitectura y Pintura de precisión
09-07-2020 No Comments

Rafa Mateo | Diseño gráfico e industrial, Arquitectura y Pintura de precisión

En esta nueva entrega de la sección aprovechemos una de las virtudes que tiene la red y que gracias a la entrevista con Moisés Puente, hemos descubierto el trabajo del arquitecto y diseñador Rafa Mateo, así no hemos perdido la oportunidad de entrevista a este profesional polifacético que se mueve en el campo del diseño y de la arquitectura. Rafa […]

Las cafeteras de Aldo Rossi | Borja López Cotelo
19-06-2020 No Comments

Las cafeteras de Aldo Rossi | Borja López Cotelo

Las cosas no siempre son lo que parecen. Una cafetera, por ejemplo, puede ser la puerta de entrada a un hombre y a una época1. En los dibujos de Aldo Rossi aparecen de manera recurrente anónimas cafeteras como fantasmas de un pasado recordado entre la niebla del Po. Del mismo modo que sus bocetos de maniquíes aluden a esa Clase […]

Día Internacional del Libro 2020
23-04-2020 No Comments

Día Internacional del Libro 2020

Para celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro, tan atípico, desde veredes, arquitectura y divulgación queremos repasar  las publicaciones realizadas para que puedas recordarlas y reseñar aquellas que hayas leído o te interesaría leer. Esperamos que así este periodo que nos ha tocado vivir sea más llevadero. Sin preámbulos os dejamos las 30 publicaciones seleccionadas, como se suele decir ni son […]

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo
17-04-2020 No Comments

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo

En la Europa de los años 30 la tuberculosis era una de las principales preocupaciones sanitarias. Por todo el continente se construían sanatorios para tratar a los infectados con una rutina que incluía baños de sol y largas horas de descanso respirando aire fresco. De acuerdo con estos ideales higienistas, e inspirado por el Zonnestraal de Duiker, Alvar Aalto proyectó […]

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo
06-03-2020 No Comments

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo

La Guerra Civil abocó a la emigración a muchos españoles. Aquellos que pudieron elegir, no siempre decidieron quedarse. Antonio Bonet Castellana había nacido en la España de 1913, como Coderch y como Alejandro de la Sota. Pero a Bonet el inicio de la guerra le sorprendió en París. Antonio Bonet había comenzado a trabajar con Sert y Torres i Clavé en 1932, […]

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-01-2020 No Comments

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Durante la visita a la casa que ocupó en Helsinki, hoy conservada con el mobiliario y objetos originales y mensajera de una juventud y frescura que asombran, la joven que hace de guía nos comenta que Alvar Aalto no había sido profeta en su tierra, que se criticaron sus edificios, que hubo quejas sobre la pertinencia urbana de algunas de […]

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-01-2020 No Comments

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Debo una lejana admiración por Finlandia en gran parte a la que me trasmitió desde hace ya muchos años Domingo Álvarez, quien la tiene a raíz de su devoción por Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) arquitecto fundamental. Por eso he querido siempre visitar ese país. Y ahora, cuando a propósito de ese posible viaje buscaba los datos del Arq. Juhani Pallasmaa (1935), […]

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo
18-10-2019 No Comments

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo

The chair number 14 emerged from the factory of Michael Thonet in 1859. He did not receive a name, he simply identified with the number 14 according to practical criteria. This fact largely summarizes the revolutionary philosophy that Thonet introduced in the production of furniture. In the mid-nineteenth century the furniture was manufactured by hand. Skilled workers and patients were […]

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-09-2019 No Comments

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

A small professional assignment has led me these days to find careers with a future. It was my first time. I confess that the information found after a first search, reaches a greater relevance in terms of the trend it draws than in terms of the information itself: upward races vs. declining races, skills vs. vocations, techniques vs. thoughts, practices […]

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa
08-07-2019 One Comment

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few years ago my father was walking along his neighborhood. It had rained and the soil was wet. One slipped and fell with so bad luck that his chest found in the fall a metallic bollard that broke a rib and bruised him a lung. The rib knit soon and the pulmonary injury was not very serious, but now, […]

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect to the […]

Aalto's fragments | Jorge Meijide
26-10-2018 No Comments

Aalto’s fragments | Jorge Meijide

Both Aalto‘s ceramic pieces enter the study of my father in 1974 after his viaje1 to Finland. He had thirty eight years, I had nine, and it would be late some others in knowing of his creator, but since then the Finn occupies a place emphasized in my architectural being. The pieces are of perfect invoice, carefully proportionate, smooth and […]

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

In 1998 Peter Zumthor concluded the construction of Sogn Benedetg‘s small chapel. The Building was coming to replace the baroque church constructed in the Swiss people of Sumvitg that had been destroyed by an avalanche of snow. The original church knew of the risk to which it was exposed for what one of his buttresses had specialized himself in the […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby
19-04-2018 No Comments

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby

In this new delivery of beacon, we continue knowing the projects in which there have embarked and focused some of our companions. Because of it today we move up to Valladolid to know Cristina Aparicio, who decided to found Cleoveo, his own project inside the textile sector, and focused on the infantile mode. This arquitecta, licensed in 2004 by the High […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]

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 […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy
17-10-2017 No Comments

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy

¡¡Vuelve Gaztapiles!! Tras el éxito de su primera edición. El próximo 21 de octubre en los barrios de Gaztambide y Chamberí se celebrará Gaztapiles un festival urbano de arte, música y gastronomía donde la acción está tanto en la calle como en los locales del barrio. Exposiciones, performances, actuaciones musicales de blues, pop, world music, contemporánea, tap dance, cañas y tapas. Las actuaciones tendrán lugar en […]

The Red Thread: Nordic Design
20-07-2017 No Comments

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread is an elegant study on the beauty, the simplicity and the functionality of the northern design, so much past as present. His title inspired by the Swedish expression give röda tråden (the red thread), it is a metaphor of the essence of a history or creative work that is in use for describing the foundation of a […]

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO
30-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

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 […]

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-12-2016 One Comment

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Introduction. One of the most persistent obstacles in companies like ours is the subordination to the points of view of the central countries with regard to what it must be done. It is the old history of the peripheries that so well he analyzed in his moment, giving him a draft of a lot of interest Jose Ortega y Gasset […]

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 […]