Tag: arquitectura popular

Lapaman Apartament | Sra. Farnsworth
21-08-2019 No Comments

Lapaman Apartament | Sra. Farnsworth

5.0 02 It was about rehabilitating and updating a small apartment of 60 square meters, located in the town of Bueu and with stunning views over the estuary of Pontevedra. The idea was to transform it into a summer residence to be able to rent it during holiday periods. The pre-existing housing dates back to the 70s and was divided […]

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide
19-07-2019 No Comments

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide

5.0 05 “Sed fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus”.1 A tour of the Canal de Castilla puts background to these reflections on time. A time of slow discourse between the sound of water. The Canal de Castilla is the great effort of Spanish hydraulic engineering at the end of the 18th century. The late son of the Enlightenment and early victim […]

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

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

5.0 01 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 […]

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect […]

Dussart Pedrón Winery | Crux Arquitectos
24-10-2018 No Comments

Dussart Pedrón Winery | Crux Arquitectos

5.0 04 En la línea de tiempo de las edificaciones hay muchas vidas diferentes, y todas marcan de alguna manera a las siguientes. Las mismas construcciones, los mismos paisajes, en momentos diferentes son percibidas de manera diferente; vividas, al fin y al cabo, bajo otras circunstancias. En esas vidas, además de pasar por usos diferentes, transformaciones, abandonos y renacimientos, se […]

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 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 […]

Rehabilitación nave lateral del monasterio de San Clodio en Leiro | OLA estudio
03-10-2018 No Comments

Rehabilitación nave lateral del monasterio de San Clodio en Leiro | OLA estudio

5.0 02 Build a spa in a stone box. The current Hotel Monumento de San Clodio in Leiro is one of the most important pieces of Galician monastic architecture. Annex to the set were the ruins of the stables and cellar. A large stone caisson with remains of the vaults that covered the ground floor. This ruin, impregnated with gravity […]

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-07-2018 No Comments

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

4.0 03 It is true that the urban environment, we said last week, influences the citizen in a way that creates differences between individuals, differences that can separate, exclude, be a factor of unrest and tension. The education of the urban man, and as a consequence of it the improvement of the quality of his family life, has to have […]

Slate, natural stone
17-05-2018 No Comments

Slate, natural stone

5.0 04 “Building and thinking are always, each in their own way, inescapable for living” Heidegger said and from that premise part of popular architecture showing a faithful reflection of a way of life and traditions attached to their people and their territory. This architecture, a heritage that is preserved, in large part, thanks to the durability of the materials of the […]

Rehabilitation of one-family housing in Pontedeume's Historical Hull | Jorge Salgado Cortizas
11-04-2018 No Comments

Rehabilitation of one-family housing in Pontedeume’s Historical Hull | Jorge Salgado Cortizas

5.0 02 The importance that the sea can manage to have in a company, marking deeply the mentality of his peoples, his forms of life and his deep-rooted traditions, demonstrates in this small “oar” house, placed in Pontedeume’s Historical Hull. The economic precariousness that suffered the majority of the seaworthy Galician company had his logical repercussion and manifestation in the […]

Rehabilitation of traditional housing in Moscoso | Liqe arquitectura
21-03-2018 No Comments

Rehabilitation of traditional housing in Moscoso | Liqe arquitectura

5.0 01 Usually a project involves creating something out of nothing; but sometimes, as in this case, it is about strengthening something that was already there. A long stone building, with a powerful balcony facing the valley, to the north. An elevated shed leaning on a warped and also excessively long wood beam, with three facades made out of stone […]

Restaurant 1764 | CREUSeCARRASCO
21-02-2018 No Comments

Restaurant 1764 | CREUSeCARRASCO

4.7 04 From a few marvellous sketches and ideogramas in plant done by the owner, the major difficulty for him is to locate the stairs that, since in many cases, is the key of the projects of small dimension. 1764 is the inscription that exists in the lintel of the door, his year of construction. Cover of tile treats itself […]

Rehabilitation and extension of the Gon-Gar Garage | NUA Arquitectures
31-01-2018 No Comments

Rehabilitation and extension of the Gon-Gar Garage | NUA Arquitectures

0.0 00 The project of extension and rehabilitation of Workshops Gon-Gar reorganizes an industrial clúster of organic growth formed by two industrial ships and the housing of the property, which form this company of repair of agricultural machinery. The set is inserted des of almost 50 years ago in the center of the urban compact plot of Benissanet, a small […]

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

5.0 01 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 […]

The right to a ceiling
04-05-2017 No Comments

The right to a ceiling

0.0 00 In Guatemala more than one million and a half families do not have access to a suitable and healthy housing. Architecture Sen Fronteiras Galicia works of the hand of his counterparts ASIAPRODI and FODHAP to promote, under the philosophy of the social production of housing, the right to a worthy home for the most impoverished persons. In November, […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. […]

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

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen’s architecture

5.0 01 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 […]

Colonial villages
24-11-2016 One Comment

Colonial villages

0.0 00 During the postwar period there were created more than three hundred new peoples distributed by half A Spain. The National Institute of Settling adapted to the Regime a project of the Republic II, which was tying the birth of these localities to the development of zones without cultivating next the big rivers. Unlike what it happened in the […]

5th Rafael Manzano Award 2016. Enrique Nuere
20-10-2016 No Comments

5th Rafael Manzano Award 2016. Enrique Nuere

0.0 00 The Rafael Manzano Award is granted anually from the year 2012 to architects whose work has stood out, well in the field of the restoration or in that of the new work, for his defense of the values of the architectural Spanish traditions. It is a question of the major prize of architecture granted in Spain and owes […]

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti
07-10-2016 No Comments

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 One of Peter Zumthor‘s principal motivations with regard to his own work consists of proposing the immediate understanding of the constructed object, to dive by means of a primary observation the emotional sensibility of his spectators. In search of this aim, Zumthor tries that the combinations of forms, materials, colors and textures, they amalgamate in the perceptive thought, […]

House in the market at Feria street | sol89
05-10-2016 No Comments

House in the market at Feria street | sol89

5.0 01 “To be born in the Broad street of the Fair and one to fall sick with the humanity who boils in her scarcely has got tired of walking to cats and it has got up of hands to confront the life to disclosed chest, is a heroic company, which stamps character and has an extraordinary importance for the […]

Monteagudo's country house. The ruin that it remains | Luis Gil Pita
26-09-2016 One Comment

Monteagudo’s country house. The ruin that it remains | Luis Gil Pita

5.0 01 “Vague reflections on Juan Navarro Baldeweg’s work in Monteagudo’s ruin. A Estrada. Pontevedra.” By María Moliner, Ruin: 1. Action to a construction sink. 2. Action to any thing, material be destroyed or spiritually. 5. Remains of a sunked construction. By our particular dictionary, Ruin: 1. That one that shows again his constructive original nature, that is to say […]

After the threshold | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
16-09-2016 No Comments

After the threshold | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

0.0 00 A cemetery is a raft of time, a hollow in the world that fills and empties with us. The metaphor of our lives like rivers “that are going to give to the sea”1 would transform this emptiness into a vast figurative ocean into whose abysmal depths it rests the history of the Being: the time like one to […]

Transformation of an old store into a NUA study | NUA Arquitectures
07-09-2016 No Comments

Transformation of an old store into a NUA study | NUA Arquitectures

5.0 01 Tarragona, strategically located on a hill, has a close relationship with the Mediterranean. This geographical duality makes it possible to find such privileged places such as this studio, one of the few workplaces of the city with a sea view. The aim of the project is to bring back the space used as storage for a long time […]

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

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey

5.0 01 “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 […]

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

5.0 01 Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the […]

A'Bodega (or as living in a former warehouse of stone) | Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura
30-03-2016 No Comments

A’Bodega (or as living in a former warehouse of stone) | Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura

0.0 00 Sausages, hams, straw, cows and wine. The ancient warehouses of the Ribeira Sacra were (and they are) heterogeneous spaces linked to the housing where there develop the activities of the local economy, for what it is habitual to meet sets of several constructions of stone where all kinds of uses coexists: there remain the sausages of slaughter, the […]

Aura Project | hísCali Team
10-02-2016 No Comments

Aura Project | hísCali Team

5.0 01 The Project Aura treats itself about a project realized by students of the School of Architecture of the University of Seville (ETSAS) and the University Santiago of Cali that Decathlon Latinoamérica was born like proposed the Solar contest and Caribbean 2015 celebrated in Cali (Colombia) last December. The project is born of the reconsideration of the Latin architectural […]