Tag: arquitectura romana

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2019 No Comments

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga

Curiously, the most intense memory left in our memory by the Roman Pantheon is that of an absence, the point where matter disappears to lighten the concrete membrane of its dome, where it is more slender. In that zenith, the oculus with its nine meters in diameter, opens the interior space to the sky, allowing the air and also the […]

Ventura Rodríguez. Arquitecto de la Ilustración
16-01-2018 No Comments

Ventura Rodríguez. Arquitecto de la Ilustración

La exposición “Ventura Rodríguez, arquitecto de la Ilustración”, celebrada con motivo del 300 aniversario de su nacimiento, está organizada por la Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, la Secretaría de Estado de Cultura del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte y la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. En enero de 1788, apenas dos […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paüls Doctor Surger | vora
01-06-2016 No Comments

Paüls Doctor Surger | vora

The doctor surgery is a small building integrated into the fabric of the village. The project defines an access path that atorgues serenity and calm until being attended by a doctor. Rather than an object to admire from the outside has to be a place from which to look and feel, through the mountains with visual relationship with the landscape. […]

Suitability of the Domus Avinyó site | vora
04-05-2016 No Comments

Suitability of the Domus Avinyó site | vora

The discovery of a Roman site inside a municipal administrative building (the remains of a Domus located next to the ramparts), made necessary this project of suitability so that it could be visited in a compatible way with the current use of the building. The space containing the Roman site becomes an exhibition space, and the rest of the ground […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hemisphere | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
08-11-2012 No Comments

Hemisphere | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Hemisphere In one of his essays on the classical antiquity, Oddone Longo stands out the relation between space of conquest and architectural space in the Roman Empire[1], a correspondence that can observe  of a representative way in the Domus Aurea, the fastuosa residence of the emperor Nerón that elaborated on four of the seven roman hills. Between the curious realisations that […]