Tag: Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

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, […]

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 […]

Photography and modern architecture. Contexts, protagonists and statements from Spain
17-05-2016 No Comments

Photography and modern architecture. Contexts, protagonists and statements from Spain

The texts of this publication try to establish the first critical, theoretical, documentary map and historiográfico on the protagonism of the image in the construction of the Spanish modernity. One tries to exhaust neither the topic nor his interpretations, but to present a few basic, general and particular coordinates, which are useful for any future investigation on the multiple topics […]

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 […]

Reviews | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2015 No Comments

Reviews | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The text claims and asks for a few scissors in order that they cut it in pieces and re-compose it in another text displacing just beyond. Later, as when it is done well revealed or a cheese, the text is placed carefully in a booth and after a time it is extracted to submit it to the attempt of seeing […]

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
10-07-2015 No Comments

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The only way that we still have to manage to be big, even inimitable if it is possible, is that of the imitation of the Former ones; what someone said of Homero, namely, that to learn to understand it well is to learn to admire it, costs equally for the works of art of the Former ones, especially those of […]

Invisible | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-05-2015 No Comments

Invisible | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«In three times the life is divided: in present, past and future. Of these, the present is brevísimo, the doubtful future, the certain past; but this one, that no empire can go back and in that his right lost already the fortune, is the one that the busy ones do not enjoy, for them time is absent to put the […]

Models | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
27-03-2015 One Comment

Models | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«El Laboratorio registra un extenso número de intentos y teorías que van desde las de Ruskin y Morris, a los racionalistas, constructivistas y productivistas rusos con su Vchutemas, y otros laboratorios, hasta las últimas experiencias de Bill, Maldonado, etc., pasando por el ejemplo más conocido en occidente del Bauhaus». Fragment of the manifest of the Laboratory of Forms Nowadays José de […]

Visions | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
27-02-2015 No Comments

Visions | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Though we withdraw added cultural or linguistic, we will never find, below, a pure place – and even less a Space or pure Time-. What we will find they are constant and changeable qualifications on the particular places: places qualified by his own contents and qualified by the different ways in which these contents are articulated (indicated, described, controversial, narrated, […]

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
16-01-2015 No Comments

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«When the students had put his ideas on the paper, Kahn was helping them with his critiques, which were direct and of the maximum value. Often there were energetic and interesting discussions between the teachers of engineering and of architecture when the concept, the solutions and applications of a project in I make concrete they were different. The students were […]

Mareira | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
22-12-2014 No Comments

Mareira | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«It does not stop being a significant fact that, in the history of the architecture and the engineering, the constructions raised to the shore of the sea have been outlined in notable occasions for his mass and for his expressive eloquence. […] it Wants to say, to my to understand, that the coastal line is a zone of maximum symbolic […]

Museums | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2014 No Comments

Museums | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«In the cathedrals already nobody prays out of the pre-established hours. No believer gives up to the concentration even an instant during his tourist walk. It is possible that we have lost up to our aptitude to get excited – of crying, says James Elkins– also opposite to the artistic fact. And we have lost it because we lack the necessary […]

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-10-2014 No Comments

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The inhabitants of Chicago, who did not like the house Robie, that they were feeling offended by the innovation of his aspect and his long and widespread horizontal lines, tried to ridicule her comparing it with a steam ship the same as the critics were going to say hereinafter of Him Corbusier on his buildings. Without knowing it, they were […]

Cycle of conferences: In the centenary of the teachers
26-09-2013 No Comments

Cycle of conferences: In the centenary of the teachers

In the present year 2013 there is fulfilled the centenary of the birth of significant protagonists of the Spanish architecture of the 20th century. In honoring to these teachers, the Department of Composition of the ETSAC organizes this cycle of conference in the one that proposes to do a tour for the architectural experience that begins from 1930 and finishes […]

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 […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local identity that […]

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
09-04-2013 No Comments

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«Rapid! Ignite the stars before the leads are founded», Aldo van Eyck wrote in the year 1959, in plenary session he debates on the ways that the modern architecture should take. A difficult, complex moment and, at the same time attraction, where the protagonists were demonstrating across his work accompanied of writings, sketches and reflections, the doubts and illusions on […]

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-04-2013 No Comments

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Any authentic construction, any human creation is an interaction of functions and not a differentiation of domains» José María de Labra The José de la Mano gallery of Madrid, in his interest to reveal the authors’ unknown work of last century, has realized the second explanatory project about José María de Labra with the suggestive title of Laboratorio de Formas[1]. As it is indicated […]

Intersection | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
08-03-2013 2 Comments

Intersection | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«With the last liras and the kilometric one I go out of the Termini of Rome and, of a pull, come to Corunna. Have seen and ear, I have done, have learned» Andrés Fernández-Albalat All way should take to us – at least except some time – to Rome. And there, possibly, the way happens for the Termini station. «An alone main […]

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
15-02-2013 No Comments

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 2008, Lego presented the Sears Towers of Chicago inside his line «Architecture», the first work of a series that would develop in the following years with the Guggenheim Museum of New York, Sídney’s opera or tthree paradigmatic modernity housings: the Fallingwater House of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House of Mies van de Rohe and the Villa Saboya of Le Corbusier. The […]

Necropolis | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
18-01-2013 No Comments

Necropolis | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Models of architecture exist, tests before the final construction where they make concrete, contributing material and time, the terms that will allow to solve in a more suitable way the project. But also there exist anatomical, cartographic, playful models … that represent or serve to the life to scale. Arthur Nersesian, in his novel Staten Island, us presents a type of […]

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-12-2012 No Comments

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 1949, Alejandro de la Sota projected a residential set in Galicia: a series of temporary housings that were separated of the traditional idea of hotel, locating the housings for different types of dispersed families on the territory, while the common services would center in another isolated building. Between the residential proposed types one appears with a very simple […]

Ancares | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-10-2012 No Comments

Ancares | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

I have just returned from Piornedo, where we celebrate the days Memory and Matter Memory and Matter, organized by the Departamento de Composición of the Universidade it gives Corunna. Taking the traditional architecture as a topic and since I mark the landscape of the Ancares, have contributed my vision of «When the popular thing was modern», a tour for the relation between […]

Conference Antonio S. River Vázquez [architecture week]
01-10-2012 No Comments

Conference Antonio S. River Vázquez [architecture week]

Conference “The unseen façade. Architecture of the second modernity in A Coruña”, to charge of Antonio S. Rio Vázquez, architect and professor in the ETSA of the Coruña, member of the Group of Investigation in History of the Architecture of the University of A Coruña and editor of Academic Bulletin. Magazine of investigation and contemporary architecture. “In the architecture coruñesa […]

Notebook of New York (y VII) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (y VII) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from… Last day of the trip coincided with the visit to the Museum of the City, a building near the Guggenheim projected in 1932 by Joseph H. Freedlander with an neocolonial architecture neocolonial so different from the concebida for Wright in the first half of century. There, like a magnificent closing of the voyage, there was showing himself the sample The […]

Notebook of New York (VI) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (VI) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from In the book Great Streets, Allan B. Jacobs dedicates the second part to compiling a series of «streets that they teach». Between them the Fifth Avenue, at a height of Central Park. Jacobs aims that «Both the park and the street seem of easy access». Concerning the Fifth Avenue they turn out to be different of the principal museums of New […]

Notebook of New York (V) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (V) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from The fingerprint of the teachers remains indelible in the plot of New York. To the distant and passionate presence of Le Corbusier, from his provocative initiation visit of up to his retreat with the disenchantment for the building of the UN in 1947, adds those of other teachers, between them both paradigms of the architectural modernity. Frank Lloyd Wright […]

Notebook of New York (IV) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
06-07-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (IV) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from The High Line supposes the meeting with the city of the 30s – decade in the one that constructed the air line of railroad herself to avoid the dangerousness of sharing the street with the pedestrians – and the Nueva York of the 21st century, when the routes – in disuse from 1980-were claimed by the citizens. It is […]