Tag: Alvar Aalto

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 […]

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo
16-09-2013 One Comment

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo

Nobody in my neighborhood knew to Mies Van der Rohe. The children we were not dreaming of being Alvar Aalto because our altar they were occupying it Bruce Lee, Rocky Balboa, Peio Uralde or Zoran Stojadinovic. I, who was a bit rare, sometimes was changing aim and was aspiring to happen to the great Sempé. The days were passing between books […]

Court Houses | Fernando Freire Forga
22-07-2013 One Comment

Court Houses | Fernando Freire Forga

The studies related to the Modern Form in the One-family Housing have served me for the project formulation along my career. After analyzing a great number of one-family housings, for the production of this article, I have developed a test in relation to the knowledge acquired on the Court Houses , which have been put into practice in the majority […]

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-07-2013 No Comments

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Scanty disciplines there be of major interest that the etymology; it owes to the unforseeable transformations of the primitive sense of the words throughout the time» Jorge Luis Borges, About classic ones (1952) Jorge Luis Borges us remembers that the words have a history and Denys Cuché adds that «uo to a point, the words do the history»[1]. The words appear in certain […]

Stool Makes History
28-06-2013 No Comments

Stool Makes History

This year, we are celebrating 80 anniversary of Alvar Aalto’s classic design, stool 60. The culminating point of the anniversary is the exhibition “Stool Makes History” produced by the Museum Alvar Aalto. The exhibition includes a review of the history of the stools stool, with images, drawings and objects. The exhibition also will throw something of light on the complex […]

To study Architecture? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-06-2013 5 Comments

To study Architecture? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that at this point the readers of this blog already you will know that the Government of Spain prepares a law (that of Professional Services, or LSP) that, among other things, it will allow the exercise of the architecture to the engineers. ( We finish of finding out that they postpone his approval: They prolong our agony). The draft […]

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-06-2013 No Comments

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«If we could load on the architecture the responsibilities that weigh on the construction of ships, we would have for time buildings better than the Parthenon»[1] Horatio Greenough For the architects of the modernity, the naval construction has been a constant reference. Peter Collins, in his test Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture (1750-1950), remembers his how, already in the 19th century, the american […]

Barón Dandy | Sra. Farnsworth
26-04-2013 One Comment

Barón Dandy | Sra. Farnsworth

According to the dictionary, the word “detail” it serves to refer to each of those facts or events, by all appearances secondary, but that with his presence help to define and outline the multiple shades of the reality that surrounds us. I remember for example that when it was small, my grandfather Pepe had the curious habit of hours and […]

KOCHUU. Japanese Architecture: influences and origin
29-01-2013 No Comments

KOCHUU. Japanese Architecture: influences and origin

The Caja Architects Foundation has edited the number twenty-three of his collection arquia/documental, about that already one has spoken here in other occasions, his title is KOCHUU, Japanese architecture: influences and origin and Jesper Wachtmeister directed it in 2003. Do not be afraid, I did not know either that it was KOCHUU, which as they indicate in the web page of […]

Alvar Aalto. Of word and in writing
03-08-2012 2 Comments

Alvar Aalto. Of word and in writing

It is a question of a review on a few transcriptions of recordings effected during his Alvar Aalto’s conferences, gathered in his book “Of word and in writing”. The review will include the topic “Aalto, President dela Federaciónde Arquitectos of Finland”, inside this one it will treat itself ” Finland as model of the world development “, “Between Humanism and […]

The beauty in the architecture | Cristina García-Rosales
15-05-2012 5 Comments

The beauty in the architecture | Cristina García-Rosales

“The beauty is not a place where the cowards are going to stop” Antonio Gamoneda In epochs of crisis and of vacuous words, the beauty is an attribute that some of they of them consider to be superfluous. Others already have separated it as a banal term, developing in the last times an aesthetics kitch, of nature Disney or her […]

Let´s do the favor of gathering the ball of the bottom of the mesh | Luis Gil Pita - Cristina Nieto Peñamaría
03-05-2012 2 Comments

Let´s do the favor of gathering the ball of the bottom of the mesh | Luis Gil Pita – Cristina Nieto Peñamaría

1 The latter days I have remembered the court of the college where we us were squeaking the legs at the moment of the playtime when it had to sorrow approximately twelve years. In this playground, which must serve for almost all kinds of scattering, there were superposed lines that were mixing different disciplines and sports, football, handball, basketball, etc, […]

Conversations with Alvar Aalto
18-01-2012 41 Comments

Conversations with Alvar Aalto

In spite of the fact that Alvar Aalto had reputation of being an architect to whom it liked neither to speak nor to theorize, the clarity of his exhibitions they contribute that his written testimonies are a perfect complement to be able to understand his work. This book gathers four interviews that Alvar Aalto granted between 1958 and 1972 and […]

Cuatro libros de arquitectura
05-01-2012 4 Comments

Cuatro libros de arquitectura

“The made well architecture is out of discussion, but it is very difficult”. With these words Francisco Cabrero was expressing his own rigor as architect, feature that defines all his work, all one of the most significant and innovative of last 60 years in Spain. The Cantabrian architect died in Madrid on February 26 to 92 years. Born in Santander, […]

The strengths of the architect | Stepienybarno
11-09-2011 31 Comments

The strengths of the architect | Stepienybarno

Some time ago a good friend of ours was commenting to us that for him, the architects we were like ducks. These animals are of air, are of land and are of water, do everything, though they do nothing excessively well. So, this curious comparison uses us as introduction to see what is what we understand that we make or […]

The architecture of the humility
14-01-2011 1,474 Comments

The architecture of the humility

My tendency to the design and the art of the images and his sense was born of the interest for the crux of the world and of the life. Any artistic work of fret seems to have his origin in the autobiographical area of the recollections, the experiences and the personal fights. An inherent affinity exists between the world and […]

11 films and documentaries on Architecture
23-12-2010 32 Comments

11 films and documentaries on Architecture

Compiled of films and documentaries on architecture, a research by the web. Between which can find us: The Municipal Centre of Säynätsalo – Architectures (2003) The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Carry – Architectures (2001) Luis Barragán – intimate Portrait (2002) Station of Lyon-Satolas – Architectures (1998) The life is a blow (2007) Mies go der Rohe: less […]

'Twelve houses/Twelve histories'
30-11-2010 28 Comments

‘Twelve houses/Twelve histories’

The history of the house, of the home, is the history of the human beings. Of how it was the technical and cultural evolution developed by the man to the hour to inhabit the space. This shows the exhibition \’Twelve houses/Twelve histories\’, and does it through an approach to the house through his surroundings, of the people that inhabit it, […]

MAESTROS DE LA ARQUITECTURA DEL SIGLO XX
01-03-2010 30 Comments

MAESTROS DE LA ARQUITECTURA DEL SIGLO XX

Fundación Juan March. Madrid. 9, 11, 16 and 18 March 2010. Luis Fernandez-Galiano develops a series of lectures on the trajectories of the four main architects of the twentieth century. Tuesday 9 March. Frank Lloyd Wright Thursday, 11 March. Mies van der Rohe Tuesday, March 16. Le Corbusier Thursday, 18 March. Alvar Aalto La arquitectura es un arte coral, pero se trenza alrededor de trayectorias individuales. […]