Tag: Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the works of […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández
04-03-2016 No Comments

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández

Violence White is the name of an exhibition realized in the frame of the artistic project 1 Month / 1 Artist, a small space located in the Historical Center of city of Mexico. Realized by the Japanese artist Seiko Yamamoto this work departs from the modern architecture as leitmotiv. His it initiated it is simple, Yamamoto takes the predominantly white […]

Pietilä's pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
30-11-2015 3 Comments

Pietilä’s pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Finnish architect Reima Pietilä, whose better work is maybe the Students’ Center Dipoli, of Espoo (about which we will speak another day), was announced by the Finnish pavilion of the Expo of Brussels of 1958. (Good exhibition. Remember that already we speak about the Spanish pavilion. But there are others very interesting all those, about whom maybe it is […]

The best notary ... | José Ramón Hernández Correa
10-08-2015 One Comment

The best notary … | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Finland, this country that suggests us efficiency, solvency, education, high standard of living and a heap of good things, has the the highest “general level” in his population, but it does not have too many brilliant prominent figures in his history. (They are not many inhabitants either they do not even have a lot of time). This way, to prompt […]

Thermal baths in Vals, Peter Zumthor
07-07-2015 No Comments

Thermal baths in Vals, Peter Zumthor

Las Termas de Vals es un edificio construido en Suiza por el arquitecto Peter Zumthor en 1996. Se trata, como su propio nombre indica, de un complejo termal que se sitúa en la loma de una pronunciada ladera del valle, integrándose con ella y apareciendo con forma de búnker con una serie de perforaciones desde las que se puede contemplar […]

A Finn in El Escorial (and II) | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-07-2015 No Comments

A Finn in El Escorial (and II) | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Alvar Aalto already had been in the bulls. In Barcelona they had taken the Monumental one to him, and one had spent it very well. Because of it the persons from Madrid thought that already it did not have very much felt to take him to The Sales. This aim already was covered. Actually the Finn did not seem to […]

A test on Peter Zumthor | Santiago Carvajal
03-07-2015 No Comments

A test on Peter Zumthor | Santiago Carvajal

Born in 1943 in Basle (Switzerland), he was formed as cabinet-maker, designer and architect in the Kunstgewerbeschule of Basle and in the Pratt Institute of New York. From 1979 it has his own office in Haldenstein, Switzerland; and he is a teacher in the Accademia I gave Architettura de la Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio. Peter Zumthor gains the […]

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design
02-07-2015 No Comments

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the most important Finnish architect of his generation and a leading exponent of modernism viewed from a humanistic perspective. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium, the Viipuri (Viborg) Library and the Villa Mairea, all situated in Finland, embody a masterful, organic interplay of volume, materials and light. Aalto’s laminated plywood chairs made him one […]

A Finn in El Escorial (I) | José Ramón Hernández Correa
29-06-2015 2 Comments

A Finn in El Escorial (I) | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have known the ludicrous history of Alvar Aalto‘s trip to Madrid, thanks to Eduardo Delgado Orusco and (once again) to Juan Daniel Fullaondo. I will interpret it very freely, to my way. Do not wait for a great historical loyalty. Or yes. Maybe this delirious story is absolutely true. Maybe it has returned what the exquisite education of the narrators had […]

Interview to Stepienybarno | Sheila Palomares
17-03-2015 No Comments

Interview to Stepienybarno | Sheila Palomares

I knew Lorenzo and Agnieszka in a summer course in The Carolina of the University of Jaen in 2010. Since then I they have followed the track up to ending up by being his pupil in the fantastic Course Online of Digital Identity for architects. Already I said to them that, I think that the search of the excellence in […]

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-01-2015 60 Comments

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture unlike other artistic works, dragged by his own functional definition has presented  many times along the history like a sum of pieces, of stays or of parts. This system compositivo reappears in the architecture more vanguardista, that contradictoriamente does alarde to escape of the composition. That somehow the functionalism, that is to say the proyectación of architectures by […]

From giving form from the pain and the misery | Pedro Hernández
21-11-2014 No Comments

From giving form from the pain and the misery | Pedro Hernández

“Paimio is a praise of the civilization filtered through an ideal humanist; but, in spite of this characterization, it cannot conceal that the final destination of all this effort can come down to receiving and trying to encourage a disease. Formulated in other terms, it is in the same decrease from the ideal theoretical one of the first rationalism towards […]

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo
07-11-2014 2 Comments

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo

I began to walk between the coniferous ones. His geometric trunks were leaking the beams of the pale Sun. They were last days of May and on the lake Päijänne there were floating still some chunks of ice, lazy in these last weeks of winter lethargy. It was walking slowly, being afraid to meet suddenly the housing that Alvar Aalto […]

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 pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales
05-09-2014 One Comment

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales I have tried to discover a few arquitectas and designers not known for the great public, who maybe design with another look, placing the human being in the center of his projects, that is to say, to the user. The debate is opened. And to end I […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales
29-08-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales The second arquitecta was Rita Fernandez Queimadelos, also not known. It was employed at Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona, even it does little it was living also and was an accustomed internaut at his 92 years. María Juana Ontañón was the fourth woman in obtaining the title of […]

See the heat | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-08-2014 No Comments

See the heat | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

That the architecture is not possible without the light it turns out so evident as inaccurate. Or at least incomplete. Really, so often it has been said to us already, the light can be the raw material of the architecture, his substance. Certain. It does not do so much the cycle of the life one was organizing concerning the solar […]

Bohigas's fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel
27-06-2014 3 Comments

Bohigas’s fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel

I believe honestly that Coderch is not the best architect of Spain in the 20th century, if any sense is that this definition made. Of looking for one, the best they would have been Alejandro de la Sota or Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza. None of the two was from Madrid, Jack of Pontevedra and Oíza of Navarre, but the […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales
09-06-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales In Spain she was Matilde Ucelay our first arquitecta and since it finishes his studies in 1936, up to the current moment, 72 years have happened and several generations of women. If there is an arquitecta that should be known in Spain she is, she, Matilde Ucelay […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales
02-05-2014 One Comment

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales Now Lina Bo Bardi wanted to have a brief recollection for the italo-Brazilian arquitecta. Well it can be said that, together with Eileen Gray, it shaped the feminine side of the modernity. Lina was born in Rome in 1914 and died in Sao Paulo in 1992. He […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 3 Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales Now, and by means of a few slight brushstrokes, I would like to mention another great pioneering European arquitecta: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, deceased on January 23, 2000 in a hospital of Vienna, when it was on the verge of expiring 103 years. This arquitecta specialized herself in the […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales We spend now to a slightly later stage-1924-1949-and go away to Finland, the so called country of thousand lakes. Aino Marsio Aalto, was a Finnish arquitecta classified in 1924 in Helsinki, companion of the architect Alvar Aalto. Aino and Alvar Aalto. AAA. The signature of the three […]

Influences in Aldo Rossi's drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo
04-04-2014 One Comment

Influences in Aldo Rossi’s drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo

Often the time dilutes the certainty. Aldo Rossi emerged in the second half of the 20th century as the man called to illuminate a generation in the shade of the modernity. Precocious iconoclast in his revisionist offer of the contemporary urbanism, many they were thinking about seeing in his theory the way to continuing in the definition of a new […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR
28-03-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR

The night bird Many Alvar Aalto’s things have been said. That was racionalist, that was organicista, that fought for the independence of Finland in 1917. That he liked the wine, the night and the young women. Maybe they all are true. It would explain Viipuri, Paimio, the Mairea, Otaniemi, Säynätsalo, his circles and his two marriages. Always I remember that […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s be going to know now another arquitecta and another type of architecture, inside the same epoch. To the “house at the edge of the sea” or “E.1027”, and to the Irish Eileen Gray who constructed it between 1926 and 1929, being his more important work. To […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 2 Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s do a jump in the history and of 1900 let’s go to 1920-30, to the so called happy years 20. Though there am assumed that these years belonged to the woman, only they corresponded to them in certain cliches: as that of woman“garcon” smoking a cigarette, […]

Collage yand Architecture
05-03-2014 No Comments

Collage yand Architecture

It does little more than hundred years, since for accident, and thanks to Picasso, the painting stopped being a painting thanks to the incorporation of unexpected matters on a linen. Since it corresponds to the insignificance or to the modesty of an art that scarcely works with new, the above mentioned centenary has happened practically unnoticed. And nevertheless to explain […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales I will begin for Scotland. We all know Charles Reine Mackintosh. Well then, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, two sisters designers (still they did not have the title of arquitectas) worked together with Mackintosh and his friend Herbert MacNair at the beginning of the 20th century – from […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (I) | Cristina García-Rosales After this small introduction I want to offer an honoring to the pioneering woman architects, women who could live through his life with imagination and enthusiasm, which they were capable of breaking molds and customs, allowing the current arquitectas to cross our way with major facility. His […]