Tag: arquitectura nórdica

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa
08-07-2019 One Comment

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few years ago my father was walking along his neighborhood. It had rained and the soil was wet. One slipped and fell with so bad luck that his chest found in the fall a metallic bollard that broke a rib and bruised him a lung. The rib knit soon and the pulmonary injury was not very serious, but now, […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

Aalto's fragments | Jorge Meijide
26-10-2018 No Comments

Aalto’s fragments | Jorge Meijide

Both Aalto‘s ceramic pieces enter the study of my father in 1974 after his viaje1 to Finland. He had thirty eight years, I had nine, and it would be late some others in knowing of his creator, but since then the Finn occupies a place emphasized in my architectural being. The pieces are of perfect invoice, carefully proportionate, smooth and […]

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid
02-07-2018 No Comments

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid

The Kokfelt house, more than a house, is a form of life, a díaita or diæta that would say the classic ones. It was designed by the Danish Arne Jacobsen between 1955 and finished of constructing in 1957 as summer housing for a small family. It is not of these memorable pieces for his character modélico in formal terms not […]

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby
19-04-2018 No Comments

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby

In this new delivery of beacon, we continue knowing the projects in which there have embarked and focused some of our companions. Because of it today we move up to Valladolid to know Cristina Aparicio, who decided to found Cleoveo, his own project inside the textile sector, and focused on the infantile mode. This arquitecta, licensed in 2004 by the High […]

The Red Thread: Nordic Design
20-07-2017 No Comments

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread is an elegant study on the beauty, the simplicity and the functionality of the northern design, so much past as present. His title inspired by the Swedish expression give röda tråden (the red thread), it is a metaphor of the essence of a history or creative work that is in use for describing the foundation of a […]

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen's architecture
05-01-2017 No Comments

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen’s architecture

To study Arne Jacobsen’s work demands certain patience. His scanty public declarations or written texts demand to be sent to the facts in yes, be perfect these in the shape of building, daily object, architectural project, textile design, drawing, water-color or photography. A minimal distance was separating his study of architecture and his domestic garden, place where it was in […]

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel
25-11-2016 1,292 Comments

A X-ray photography | Sergio de Miguel

It falls in my hands an elaborated drawing of Juhani Pallasmaa. On the plant of the villa Mairea (1939), of Alvar Aalto, superimpose  some lines of order. Ones trace. It appears a X-ray. The one who has been described like “the most beautiful plant of the world”1 shows  undressed of his secret. The geometric score of his harmonic figure remains […]

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
28-10-2016 No Comments

Peepholes and telescopes | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The look crosses the contemporary city a bit lost between signs, asphalt, walls and luminous labels: impermeable surfaces. The system also shows inaccessible hollows as the foreign window from which to be able to feel discreetly observed. The urban eye scarcely penetrates a couple of meters in the shop windows, the interior of a vehicle, the black after the window […]

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey
08-08-2016 No Comments

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey

“It is a question of a house, of the stars or of the desert, which constitutes his beauty is invisible.” The little prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Last summer accompanied of my family, I could visit Can Lis, the house that Jørn Utzon constructed himself in the surrounding areas of I Carry Petro, Majorca. Khan Lis is one of four houses […]

The manufacturer of urns | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-04-2015 No Comments

The manufacturer of urns | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The objects claim, in occasions, the appearance of certain architectures. His antiquity, his rarety or his value is done by worthy inhabitants of exclusive spaces, it was already of our scope and our customs. The objects are liberated then of the frictions that the daily use imposes and occupy the place sensitive and protected from the gem: chattels transformed by […]

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo
07-11-2014 2 Comments

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo

I began to walk between the coniferous ones. His geometric trunks were leaking the beams of the pale Sun. They were last days of May and on the lake Päijänne there were floating still some chunks of ice, lazy in these last weeks of winter lethargy. It was walking slowly, being afraid to meet suddenly the housing that Alvar Aalto […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VIII) | epR
29-08-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VIII) | epR

The dodo bird. Fehn and his drawings of line. Fragile, synthetic and cryptic. Drawings that are almost at all. Exiguous outlines in which it fits the entire world. Cosmogonophy of horizons and ships, of the Suns and lunas, always of men. Fehn and his architecture of elongated shades. The young person northern prodigy of Brussels, Venice and Hamar. Then, the […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VII) | epR
01-08-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VII) | epR

Gunnar Asplund and his nemesis. Fights of roosters Gunnar was the hinge between the chill Swedish classicism and the winds that were blowing of the south. A refined and visionary teacher. In 1915, while Europe was drained, he conceived the most beautiful contemporary cemetery. But Gunnar was not alone. To his side there was a muffled shade, it avoids even […]

One of "swindle": the Jacobsen's KUBEFLEX houses… | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-12-2013 No Comments

One of “swindle”: the Jacobsen’s KUBEFLEX houses… | Rodrigo Almonacid

To speak about modular homes has never been synonymous of quality. I refer to the architectural quality, that one that so much we admire for his spatial, aesthetic, material, representative values, etc. I do not remember any constructed that has gone on to the posterity and still it continues being a place of peregrination for the professionals and students of […]

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-09-2013 One Comment

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid

Arne Jacobsen was a great draftsman and even better watercolorist. When he was enjoying a few vacations always his pencils and paintbrushes were accompanying him. He was enjoying this interest, which it was cultivating from his infancy. Always he confessed that it was not any more than it, a mere interest, which did not have any artistic pretension with those […]

Asplund … and Göteborg's tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid
28-06-2013 No Comments

Asplund … and Göteborg’s tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid

On having finished the project for the extension of Göteborg’s Town hall (Sweden, 1935-37), E. G. Asplund signed his work. It was not alone a question of signing the planes, not. He signed literally his work. To make it today might to us look like an exercise of self-praise, but I believe that to do it as it was done […]

KOCHUU. Japanese Architecture: influences and origin
29-01-2013 No Comments

KOCHUU. Japanese Architecture: influences and origin

The Caja Architects Foundation has edited the number twenty-three of his collection arquia/documental, about that already one has spoken here in other occasions, his title is KOCHUU, Japanese architecture: influences and origin and Jesper Wachtmeister directed it in 2003. Do not be afraid, I did not know either that it was KOCHUU, which as they indicate in the web page of […]