Tag: arquitectura moderna

The vacuity of the critique | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-06-2015 No Comments

The vacuity of the critique | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

All the architects that I named last week and that it was necessary to me to name for reasons of space are children of the Modern Movement in spite of that his individual developments, his personal distances, could be included in created categories ad-hoc by some respected historian by the idea of emphasizing the specificity of his work. Categories certainly […]

Indesem 87. Aldo van Eyck
02-06-2015 No Comments

Indesem 87. Aldo van Eyck

Lecture by Aldo van Eyck. International Design Seminar (Indesem) 1987. Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. Aldo van Eyck (March 16, 1918 in Driebergen – on January 14, 1999 in Vecht’s Loenen aan) was a Dutch architect. He was a son of the poet Pieter Nicolaas van Eyck. Aldo van Eyck lived in London from 1919 until 1935, epoch in that […]

Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms
28-05-2015 No Comments

Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms

It is impossible to understand the architecture of the 20th century and of our epoch without approaching first to Le Corbusier (1887-1965). We can find his buildings in places as remote as Paris, La Plata or the Panyab and his influence it has been left to feel all over the world along several generations. Phaidon takes pleasure in presenting Le Corbusier: […]

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel
15-05-2015 44 Comments

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel

The path of the first years of Him Corbusier like architect, in the first decades of the 20th century, was devoted almost with exclusividad to the investigation around the subject of the house and characterised  for being plagada of researches and findings, of inventions and redesigns, that had a big importance no only in his back architecture but, besides, in […]

Le Corbusier - Documentary
05-05-2015 No Comments

Le Corbusier – Documentary

An excellent overview of the life and work of architect Le Corbusier including discussion of the Unite d’Habitation in Marseilles and in Part 2 his work in Chandigarh, India.

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, […]

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga
13-04-2015 217 Comments

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga

Paul Scheebart was saying in 1914 in the text Glasarchitektur that the architecture had to change and evolve adopting the glass as paradigm of the modernity and of a company more raised culturally. The constructions of walls of load with small windows had to transform in opened buildings that were introducing the light of the Sun, of the moon and […]

Design Q & A | Eames Office
07-04-2015 No Comments

Design Q & A | Eames Office

This film is an exploration of Charles and Ray’s design philosophy. In 1969, curator Madame L’Amic of the Musée Arts Decoratifs in Paris, asked five international designers participating in the exhibition Qu’est ce que le design? (What Is Design?) to answer a series of questions about their field. Three years later, the Eameses transferred slides to film to make Design Q&A, which shows images of furniture, toys, exhibitions, […]

Tras el viaje de Oriente. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – Le Corbusier
24-02-2015 No Comments

Tras el viaje de Oriente. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – Le Corbusier

After the trip of East. In this book the famous trip to East reconstructs that Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Him Corbusier) undertook between twenty-three and twenty-four years across Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Italy. The author has followed the steps of the young person Jeanneret, city for city, people for people, hamlet for hamlet, street for street, building […]

From the extrados of the photography of architecture. Exhibition ICO FAME in Valencia.
18-02-2015 No Comments

From the extrados of the photography of architecture. Exhibition ICO FAME in Valencia.

Exhibition that gathers a small representative sample of the homonymous exhibition that, organized by the Foundation ICO in collaboration with the Project of Investigation FAME, took place in the Museum ICO of Madrid inside the Festival PHotoEspaña in the summer of 2014. The exhibition tries to put in value the paper to discipline of the photography in the context of […]

Do not be what | José Ramón Hernández Correa
02-01-2015 One Comment

Do not be what | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On Saturday, the 23rd of February the magnificent program Documents, of RNE, was dedicated to Miguel Fisac: “Miguel Fisac’s architecture: Concrete of meat and bone”. The good architecture ends up by triumphing, and Fisac, which was in the comb of the wave from the beginning of his professional career until the sixties, and that in the seventies suffered an unjust […]

From giving form from the pain and the misery | Pedro Hernández
21-11-2014 No Comments

From giving form from the pain and the misery | Pedro Hernández

“Paimio is a praise of the civilization filtered through an ideal humanist; but, in spite of this characterization, it cannot conceal that the final destination of all this effort can come down to receiving and trying to encourage a disease. Formulated in other terms, it is in the same decrease from the ideal theoretical one of the first rationalism towards […]

Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio
04-11-2014 No Comments

Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio

“I am a 71-year-old young person of age. I am a visual man, a man who works with his eyes and his hands, motivated by the plastic manifestation”. The documentary shows a bit of the vision and the spirit of one of the biggest names of the modern world architecture: Le Corbusier.

The house in the modern architecture
04-11-2014 No Comments

The house in the modern architecture

This book servant treats of the places of in the modernity; it is directed for readers been interested in the architecture of the house, and in him they are going to find answers to the question of if the modern housing managed to exist or not. After a brief tour for certain nineteenth-century precedents, there are enunciated the tasks which […]

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
31-10-2014 No Comments

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Exoduses the project with which Rem Koolhaas got in the international scene of the architecture in 1972 1. Rem Koolhaas was formed as architect in the Architectural Association of London, where he studied from 1968 to 1972. The Architectural Association was in this moment an anarchic environment where Peter Cook was marking the guideline,2 but where Leon Krier and Charles Jencks […]

House on the creek. Amancio Williams in Argentina
30-10-2014 One Comment

House on the creek. Amancio Williams in Argentina

One of the Amancio Williams’s most interesting works, the house for his father in Mar del Plata, Argentina, is recognized as one of the paradigmatic housings of the modernity and of the 20th century. How to construct without doing it? How to put there a house without touching the park? “It is like a box of birds, like a sound […]

The author and the interpreter. Le Corbusier and Amancio Williams in the Curutchet House
28-10-2014 No Comments

The author and the interpreter. Le Corbusier and Amancio Williams in the Curutchet House

This book is the result of an amazing investigation, developed into Doctoral Thesis, on one of the most interesting projects that has given the modern architecture, the house Curutchet of Him Corbusier. The text here presented is the definitive statement of his conception, project and construction, as well as of the surprising relation established between Him Corbusier and Amancio Williams […]

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg's towers - landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-10-2014 No Comments

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg’s towers – landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid

In Elineberg, Jørn Utzon had occasion to open an organic architecture solved with admirable simplicity and without resorting to formulae of residential buildings in height already known. The idea of repetition, inherent in a block of multiple floors (since the case is this), is finely altered by the Danish architect to give him a fullly human sense linked with the […]

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 […]

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.
30-09-2014 No Comments

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.

Key piece and indispensable document to understand and to interpret the birth and the path fundacional of the Modern Movement. His content, which begins with the doctrines of William Morris and his followers is an exciting analysis, plenary session of anecdotes and personal references, which include all the stages of the genesis of the design of the 20th century and […]

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede
29-09-2014 No Comments

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede

Modern architecture without modern movement. The case of Peru. Talking with the architect Ricardo Cárdenas I gave form to the concept of which in Peru the Modern Architecture developed without Modern Movement. This sounds of the first reading less incoherent, how is it possible to detach the architecture of the movement that gives him sustenance?, in the lines that later […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales
05-09-2014 One Comment

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales I have tried to discover a few arquitectas and designers not known for the great public, who maybe design with another look, placing the human being in the center of his projects, that is to say, to the user. The debate is opened. And to end I […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales
29-08-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales The second arquitecta was Rita Fernandez Queimadelos, also not known. It was employed at Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona, even it does little it was living also and was an accustomed internaut at his 92 years. María Juana Ontañón was the fourth woman in obtaining the title of […]

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings
05-08-2014 No Comments

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings

“The human beings experience his environments in different degrees. If one takes an extreme sensibility as the incident of the light and of the shades, as the color and as the space that him makes a detour, then it has the innate qualities of an architect and an artist. If one not only is receptive, but also it has a […]

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe. American certainties
01-08-2014 No Comments

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe. American certainties

“When we begin a project we do not think about the form, think about the correct way of using the materials; later we accept the result. When we work we allow that the big ideas should remain in the air. We do not want that they go down. Often we are surprised with the result. I compile the facts, all […]

"Stop doing ugly buildings" | Aldo G. Facho Dede
25-07-2014 2 Comments

“Stop doing ugly buildings” | Aldo G. Facho Dede

A few days ago waiting to realize a step in the offices of Particular Works, I heard accidentally a few persons who were commenting on the condition of the local architecture. They were speaking on the reticence of the neighbors to accepting new buildings since often they are “uglier” than the traditional houses built in these lots. I caught the […]

Mies Van Der Rohe´s work
24-07-2014 No Comments

Mies Van Der Rohe´s work

Documentary video of the architect Mies Van der Rohe and his works of close conditions.

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier
23-06-2014 No Comments

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier

Documentary of Channel Art of France on the convent of the Tourette designed by Le Corbusier in Lyons. This work, together with others, marks a point of inflexion in the career of the architect towards the brutalismo, leaving behind the architecture of white and pure planes that characterized his work up to the moment. In the design it relied on […]

One day of 1958 | Borja López Cotelo
20-06-2014 No Comments

One day of 1958 | Borja López Cotelo

The Sun was shining in the sky of Brussels burning the visitors of Heysel’s esplanade. Sverre and Reima were drinking, to small sips, an African coffee. Reima breathed depth, thought a few seconds, and said: -As it is learned to imagine by major and major concentration you stop being able to work with objects or prefabricated schemes … The really […]