Tag: arquitectura contemporánea

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga
23-11-2018 No Comments

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga

The territories are generally sculpted by water. Its absence or abundance determines the appearance of the landscape in which the architectures are inserted, which are nothing more than a small obstacle in the slow flow of water along the surface of the earth. Juan Navarro Baldeweg knows it well, and summed up this idea in the installation and in the […]

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today
20-11-2018 No Comments

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today

This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the […]

Ángel  Camacho · ArchiMaps
08-11-2018 No Comments

Ángel Camacho · ArchiMaps

In this new interview of the Baliza section we contacted Ángel Camacho (Madrid, 1983) architect and Master in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture by the E.T.S.A of Madrid to discover ArchiMaps, “an app that facilitates architects and architecture enthusiasts to locate buildings of interest in different cities or regions”. This young Madrid-born architect started his professional career in 2008 […]

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 […]

Lina Bo Bardi: tupí or not tupí. Brasil, 1946-1992
09-10-2018 No Comments

Lina Bo Bardi: tupí or not tupí. Brasil, 1946-1992

This exhibition is the first to be held in Spain on the fascinating figure of Lina Bo Bardi (Rome, 1914 – São Paulo, 1992). Trained as an architect in Italy in the 1930s, she moved to Brazil in 1946 with her husband, the critic and art collector Pietro María Bardi, as part of the massive wave of post-war emigration from […]

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga
17-09-2018 No Comments

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything. The format is understood therefore as an […]

Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe
06-09-2018 No Comments

Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe

An exhibition that will present all the works built by Spanish architecture studios and also from the rest of Europe in Spanish territory and which have been nominated for the Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union – Mies van der Rohe Prize. All these works have been highlighted by independent experts and have been analyzed and debated by […]

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
14-08-2018 No Comments

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

“For a building to maintain a dialogue with its surroundings, it is necessary that it be able to respond to the difficulties it poses.” Living on Water presents the best examples of contemporary architecture that maintains a special relationship with water. Whether incorporating water intelligently in the structure or with a meticulous design to frame the natural landscape, this beautiful […]

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-06-2018 No Comments

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

They tell that it liked to exclaim Jørn Utzon “At all up to Africa”, while it was observing the sea from the top of the cliffs where his first house places in Can Lis, Majorca. Maybe it is this expression the best way of describing the landscape in the one that places the house, since though those who have visited […]

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-06-2018 No Comments

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1957 Paulo Mendes da Rocha designs the chair “Paulistano” for the lounges of the Gymnasium of São Paulo’s Athletic Club. It suits to rescue this brief description in technical which in the design and social commitment they look like two faces of the same currency: “The chair is done by pipe of steel, which is very cheap. It is […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

Maravillas Gymnasium. The Adventure of knowing
22-02-2018 No Comments

Maravillas Gymnasium. The Adventure of knowing

Gimnasio Maravillas The Headquarter of Heritage has declared the Maravillas gymnasium You astonish, of the architect Alejandro de la Sota, Good of Cultural Interest. Though it has turned into a center of peregrination for hundreds of architects of the whole world, the gymnasium of Madrid is little known by the citizens. The protection of the building places in a project […]

Contemporary | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-12-2017 No Comments

Contemporary | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The Argentine poet was wondering on his contemporary ones, establishing conditions and manners of coexistence beyond a time and an epoch: those who are my contemporary? It was said. The awake enormous question interest, even more in the current moment, a displaced and speculative present in which the label “contemporary” appears as faithful accompanist of the most sweetened felonies: I […]

Concerning Fernando Higueras. From...
14-11-2017 No Comments

Concerning Fernando Higueras. From…

Fernando Higueras Díaz, is born in Madrid on November 26, 1930. It deals studies in the Institute School and of graduate in the College of Madrid I Study. It finishes in 1959 the career of architecture in the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid. The Foundation Fernando Higueras has cultural character and has as aims: “The study, cataloguing, conservation […]

The impact of the new thing - Problems in Utopia
10-10-2017 No Comments

The impact of the new thing – Problems in Utopia

The worry for the social problems reaches with the planes of ideal cities of Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller‘s speculations and the strange lost city of Brasilia. Offers designed to a vision only and idealized of the architects and that does not answer to the real conducts and needs of the persons who live it, rooting out a cultural inheritance of […]

The diagram as reflection tactic | Marcelo Gardinetti
09-10-2017 No Comments

The diagram as reflection tactic | Marcelo Gardinetti

I understand diagrams in architecture and graphic elements that describe some undetermined way. They do not represent an object per se, but a strategy that allows order flow relationships in the design process. Therefore, we can say that the thought diagrammatically architecture builds relationships paths abstraction of a representation which is extracted figurative. Greg Lynn said that “the architects produced drawings of buildings and […]

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica
05-06-2017 One Comment

From the paradigm of the complexity | axonometrica

If we assume easily for that the architecture always his boss, his model has looked in the nature to continuing, when not to imitating, and that historically always there has been one symbiosis between the natural thing and the architectural thing, we will agree that a substantial change in the conception of the nature, he will carry necessarily a substantial […]

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 […]

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth
14-03-2017 No Comments

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth

With this cartoon, Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth, it begins and probably it finishes a series that enough time ago I began but that did not see the light till now. There did not happen the critical, lucid, humorous and ironic rasero that characterizes me (if I do not say it to myself …) and unless some magazine, web etc, pays me […]

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti
03-02-2017 No Comments

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti

In terms of methodological investigation, the Zaha Hadid’s first works were the most fruitful. In them it explores and re-formulates searches of the forefronts of beginning of 20th century aborted by the political conditions of those years. The genetic root of these works waters in the language suprematista of Kazimir Malévich. The traffic for the work of the Russian artist […]

SW Architect’s version. Your father
29-12-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version. Your father

For if you are not sufficiently freaks as to recognize this dialog, it is based like not, in Star wars‘ mythical scene: Probably it must have finished the emblem with a NOOOOO of the scholar and be thrown to the emptiness looking for work (a suicide, nowadays), but far from it and motivated by the incessant petitions of the fans […]

SW Architect’s version: Public competitive examinations
10-11-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Public competitive examinations

Lengthways and width of the professional life, every architect who boasts and even those who are despised like to me, they have run up with civil servants or visadores that with our zeal to obtain a license, turn into supposed benefactors of the law and in malechores of the profession. But I suppose that under all that, before they were […]

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid
07-11-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the moment to project the building Florey for the Queens College (St. Clements, Oxford, 1968-71), James Stirling already had seen finished two of his better works: the School of Engineering of the University of Leicester (1959-63) and the library of the Faculty of History for the University of Cambridge (1964-67). Three projects constitute his already mythical “Red Trilogy”, name […]

The urbanism and the housewives | Alberto Ruiz
24-10-2016 4 Comments

The urbanism and the housewives | Alberto Ruiz

In 1959 the concept of political correction still was for be inventing, so still it was possible that a newspaper of national issue, in this Blanco y Negro -ABC’s cultural supplement- an article was publishing with round this one headline.1 The article was fulfilling all the premises to call the attention: polemic holder, graphical showy and, composition especially, signatory of […]

A dream | Sergio de Miguel
21-10-2016 32 Comments

A dream | Sergio de Miguel

In an occasion, listened fascinado the answer of Oiza when it asked him  on which was his ideal house. It opened a lot his eyes and began to move the hands, the words and the emotions. With his mastery of always. I am unable to transcribe his beautiful words. But I will try to move what remained me. Because what […]

Koolhaas's intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-08-2016 No Comments

Koolhaas’s intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti

The distinctive feature of the thought of Rem Koolhaas comes from his conviction to proclaim the polyfunctionality of the architectural fact, a declaration that dogmatizes by means of the distribution of the elements of the program in independent caps but that they assure between yes strategies of reciprocity. This operation is the corollary of a deep analysis of the program […]