Tag: arquitectura moderna

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

Modern Masters. Corrales and Molezún
13-12-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Corrales and Molezún

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This conference is dedicated to José Antonio Corrales (1921-2010) and Ramón Vázquez Molezún (1922-1993), which constituted one of the reference studies […]

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 […]

Modern Masters. Secundino Zuazo
06-12-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Secundino Zuazo

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This fifth conference is dedicated to Secundino Zuazo (Bilbao, 1887 – Madrid, 1970), architect and urban planner especially known works such […]

Modern Masters. Javier Carvajal Ferrer
29-11-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Javier Carvajal Ferrer

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This third conference is dedicated to Javier Carvajal Ferrer(Barcelona, 1926-Madrid, 2013), architect and key figure in Spanish construction between the 60s […]

Modern Masters. Francisco Sáenz de Oiza
22-11-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Francisco Sáenz de Oiza

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This second conference is dedicated to Francisco Sáenz de Oizaa (1918-2000), author of the Torres Blancas building, Torre-Triana in Seville and […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

Courts On a modern theory
30-10-2018 No Comments

Courts On a modern theory

During 2015 the artists and cultural managers Leslie Fernández and Óscar Concha developed the last cycle of “Mobile Showcase Project”, space that for years brought installations, works and representations of different artists and collectives from all over Chile to the streets of the city of Conception. This last cycle took the well-traveled showcase outside the building Tribunales, an iconic work […]

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-10-2018 No Comments

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti

The reconstruction of demolished architectural heritage induces, fortunately, interpretations that exceed the representation of the work itself. These definitions erect parallel or antagonistic positions that cause different controversies, which generally increase the idea of patrimonial value. The reconstruction of the houses designed by Walter Gropius for the masters of the Bauhaus affected by war actions during the second war offered […]

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 […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski
27-09-2018 No Comments

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski

TEACHERS OF THE FORM AND THE SPACE it is a series that checks biographies of big Chilean architects, who with his work influenced the daily urban one and who until today affect in the form in which the inhabitant relates to the city in which it lives. In this edition, we will revise the life of the architect Luciano Kulczewski. His […]

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto
07-09-2018 No Comments

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto

Daisuke Motori is a young Japanese architect whose work, the informal and the domestic, is often a source of inspiration and gives rise to objects that go along with an accomplice. One of his first works is Lost in sofa, a somewhat ironic version of the Kubus sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann. In 1910 the architect of the Secession submitted […]

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid
03-09-2018 No Comments

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid

The Kaufmann House (also known as the “Desert House”) is probably the most popular house of Richard Neutra. His nocturnal image is one of the icons of Modern Architecture Photography par excellence, and although it was not the most appropriate to the intentions of the architect1, the magnificent photograph of Julius Shulman (fig.3) will end up equaling in importance (if […]

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević
31-08-2018 No Comments

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević

The circus was the most popular and most egalitarian stage art of the USSR that unlike theater, ballet or music, did not require any previous education. Their functions were cheap, simple and fun, they did not deal with existential issues if it was not for comedy. In many cities of the USSR and the allied countries fixed equipment was built, […]

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-08-2018 No Comments

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Making architecture a fundamental instrument in the construction of the city has been the most significant of the evolution of urban thought of the last two decades. But getting to that point was not easy. While it is true that in the debate on the city of the early twentieth century that notion seemed to be a priority argument of […]

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 […]

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
18-06-2018 No Comments

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

In 1961, just two years after the reconstruction of the Pavilion of the Hexagons in Madrid’s Casa de Campo, there was another surprising breakthrough in the Spanish capital: the arrival of the pavilion that the Duchy of Luxembourg had built at the Brussels World Expo of 1958. “Offered in advantageous conditions”,1 they affirmed the chronicles of the time. Few now […]

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 […]

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević
14-05-2018 No Comments

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević

“Nobody till now could have spoken on both Koreas at the same time. Nobody has risked to a dangerous experiment as this one”, They have been the words of Hyungmin Pai’s gratefulness, one of the commissioners of the pavilion of Korea, at the moment of being grateful for the prize of the Biennial show. Dangerous because to expose parallel the […]

Teachers of the form and the space. Fernando Castillo Velasco
17-04-2018 No Comments

Teachers of the form and the space. Fernando Castillo Velasco

The life and work of the great Chilean architect, National Prize of Architecture, author of the Local Unit Portals, Villa The Queen and Tajamar’s Towers in Santiago. Fernando Castillo Velasco (Santiago, on August 15, 1918 – ibídem, on July 18, 2013)1 was an architect and political Chilean, that there occupied the rector’s charges of the Catholic Pontificia Universidad, intendant of the […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa It was supposed that this was going to be a space on theory and critique of architecture, but ultimately it has more gossips that other things. And it is that I am very a fan and very mythomaniac, and in the lives of my heroes I am interested even more […]

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 […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven of two […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-12-2017 No Comments

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa

There is Giulio Carlo Argan´s book hat titles The concept of architectural space from the Baroque to our days, of the sixties and today descatalogado (as so many people and so many fundamental books), that seems to me to be the most interesting. (It was of the New publishing house Vision, of Buenos Aires, and I am useful to be grateful […]

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 […]