Tag: Antoni Gaudí

Stone
29-10-2019 No Comments

Stone

One hundred and seventy examples of the most extraordinary stone structures in the world in the last 5,000 years. “The stone is not an anachronism; it’s the future”. – William Hall The stone is an extraordinary building material with endless possibilities. It can be formal and elegant, but also fun and invigorating. Imagine the beautiful pink and white marble facade […]

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto - Xosé Suárez
16-11-2018 No Comments

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto – Xosé Suárez

The aspect and the history of the chairs of “his holiness” are illustrative of the claimed dignity to which they serve as seat. Of between the used ones for the pontiffs it emphasizes “the gestatoria”. Left definitively by Juan Paul II, it is the obliged modal in what to papal chairs it refers. Curiously, some voices indicate the interest of […]

Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016
20-09-2016 No Comments

Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016

From October 4 to October 7, 2016 the Historical Building of the Universitat of Barcelona will receive the Second World Congress on Gaudí (Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016), a biennial event organized by The Gaudí Research Institute together with the Universitat of Barcelona, where Antoni Gaudí received the Architect’s title 1878. This second edition has taken as an innovation […]

Deployé | Elías Cueto
23-11-2015 41 Comments

Deployé | Elías Cueto

The deployé is a transformed metal-worker, a product obtained from a simple flat sheet of steel to which a few longitudinal cuts are practised to stretch it later in the direction perpendicular to the above mentioned cuts. Of this form a new sheet is obtained, with form of enrrejado and up to five times more light. This technology uses for […]

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 […]

Barcelonian discords
17-02-2015 No Comments

Barcelonian discords

“Discordias Barcelonesas” presents the architecture of the streets of Barcelona in a dialog of fronts that allows to contemplate the most interesting and singular buildings of the city of Barcelona. With more than 400 different fronts and texts of the architect Oscar Tusquets, this book is the best visual tour of the present and the history and of the city. […]

About of the Integration of the Arts 2014/15
06-10-2014 No Comments

About of the Integration of the Arts 2014/15

The course of architecture About of the Integration of the Arts capture as point of reference the famous homonymous test that Luis Seoane wrote in Buenos Aires in 1962, in which, being based on his own experiences on the field of the muralismo, was exposing the narrow existing relation between the plastic arts and the architecture, putting as example the work […]

Necrotectónicas. Architects' deaths
17-06-2014 No Comments

Necrotectónicas. Architects’ deaths

The love for the architecture makes many people venerate his authors, want to know more of his lives and, sigh, of his deaths. It seems as if this way we were capable of understanding them better and of valuing more his works, which are, definitively, the only ones that matter. These deaths of the biggest architects them go down the […]

Òpera Prima. Overlapping condition. [Jujol without prompter] | Arnau Tiñena
17-05-2012 475 Comments

Òpera Prima. Overlapping condition. [Jujol without prompter] | Arnau Tiñena

A landscape to be invented, to petrify the gravity, to stretch the space of a plot, to splash with light a wall, to turn the city to enter to the theatre … everything in an instant, a slow and alive instant, an instant out of the time. A brief instant that is expanded without end, a process always unfinished … […]

An imaginary walk by Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
20-10-2010 51 Comments

An imaginary walk by Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The same ephemeris that today celebrate with the house Robie would have to share it with the following buildings: The factory of turbines of the To.And.G. Of Behrens, the house Milá of Gaudí, the terminación of the School of Art of Glasgow of Mackintosh or the house Steiner of Loos, for quoting some… is not a bad competition. However, the […]