Tag: arquitectura griega

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 […]

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti
10-12-2018 No Comments

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Since the mid-seventies, Stirling has shown his struggle against the boredom produced by the repetition of modern architecture, against its triviality and its inability to situate itself in historical contours. For this he tried to display a work that was narrative and figurative and, at the same time, abstract and technologically advanced”.1 The architectural work of Stirling goes through the […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

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 […]

Cesare Brandi. The classic language of the architecture
22-09-2016 No Comments

Cesare Brandi. The classic language of the architecture

The intention of this book is to re-discover the essence of the classic architecture, since he avoids the simple chronological succession of the styles and chooses like alternative certain epochs to explain his evolution. The lucid descriptions of Cesare Brandi, prestigious historian of the art, they present the evolution of the classic orders along the history across some singular buildings […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Biblos. Symbolic architecture
13-08-2015 No Comments

Biblos. Symbolic architecture

As all the doctrines and traditional philosophies teach, the Universe is a symbolic fact, says an Arabic proverb everything can be reduced to symbols, except Tufân the breath of fire. It seemed that it exists in the first reason, the most ancient source of symbols near to the fire and to the water of life, concept next the symbolism coránico […]

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel
17-04-2015 26 Comments

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel

1. The homo sapiens, the human being, carries 200.000 years on the earth, although somehow our history can that it began does so only 30.000, in this remote instant in which a first ancestor felt the need to represent, exteriorizar and reflect his thought, in that moment in that his intelligence knew traspasar the animal limit and act to satisfy, […]

New Generations 2014: Futurology
24-10-2014 No Comments

New Generations 2014: Futurology

The New GenerationsFestival 2014: Futurology, will take place in Florence (Palazzina Reale, Holy Maria Novella – Piazza Stazione forms a corner with route Valfonda) on the 28th, November 29 and 30, 2014. This time organized by ‘ Cultural New Generations Association ‘ together with the Architects’ Order of Florencia and the Architects’ Foundation of Florencia, they will contribute the results […]

100 Ideas that changed the architecture
11-02-2014 No Comments

100 Ideas that changed the architecture

A succinct, pleasant and accessible introduction of the wide range of ideas that give form to the architecture. Analysis of basic elements of the construction, as doors, windows or columns, as well as of the material innovators who have developed along the history of the architecture, as the steel. An interesting exploration of the historical and architectural movements and of […]

Essay on Decline · Luis Úrculo
04-02-2014 No Comments

Essay on Decline · Luis Úrculo

Albert Speer, the architect that Hitler placed in charge of most of the important building projects of the Third Reich, habitually made drawings of the future ruins of his own buildings. Speer claimed, with reason, that the real potential of architecture resides in the evocative force of its future ruin or destruction. And in order to justify this argument, he […]

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-01-2014 2 Comments

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga

Le Corbusier was saying that it preferred drawing to speaking. It is more rapid and leaves less space for the lie. As the architects, also the own discipline prefers expressing in the drawing, in the image, to demonstrate his raison d’être. The architecture, maybe for his need to express and make concrete a still imaginary future, his better ally has […]