Tag: arquitectura tradicional

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 […]

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

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 to the […]

Lucas Masen, Lucas Maasen, Lukas Massen, Lucas Mazen… | Elías Cueto
28-12-2018 No Comments

Lucas Masen, Lucas Maasen, Lukas Massen, Lucas Mazen… | Elías Cueto

In the work of Lucas Maassen chairs are almost everywhere and are accompanied by interesting reflections on the processes that give shape, meaning or intensity to objects. From the manufacturing process to the process of assessment or perception of a design by society, the consumer, etc. The last work of the Dutchman is Maasen & Sons, a chair design in […]

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga
23-11-2018 No Comments

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga

The territories are generally sculpted by water. Its absence or abundance determines the appearance of the landscape in which the architectures are inserted, which are nothing more than a small obstacle in the slow flow of water along the surface of the earth. Juan Navarro Baldeweg knows it well, and summed up this idea in the installation and in the […]

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto - Xosé Suárez
16-11-2018 No Comments

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto – Xosé Suárez

The aspect and the history of the chairs of “his holiness” are illustrative of the claimed dignity to which they serve as seat. Of between the used ones for the pontiffs it emphasizes “the gestatoria”. Left definitively by Juan Paul II, it is the obliged modal in what to papal chairs it refers. Curiously, some voices indicate the interest of […]

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

Dussart Pedrón Winery | Crux Arquitectos

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 pasa por […]

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

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 in the […]

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

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 and time, […]

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, […]

House MM in Leciñena | Sergio Sebastián Franco
29-08-2018 No Comments

House MM in Leciñena | Sergio Sebastián Franco

Large wooden doors closed the patios of the monegrine houses, jealously defending, together with the high plastered walls, the domestic life from the dust and aridity of the desert of Aragon. Big doors that allowed the entry of the wagons and the horses with which the cereals were cultivated, and which, once exceeded, contained all the functions, from the living, […]

House PI | Enrique Jerez
01-08-2018 No Comments

House PI | Enrique Jerez

P and I are our clients, the owners of a house with land in this neighborhood of the Obra Sindical del Hogar, inaugurated in 1946 and located southwest of the city of Burgos. The original homes are very interesting: modest, rational, constructively simple and based on what could be considered a vernacular or popular architecture. Unfortunately, at present the neighborhood […]

Slate, natural stone
17-05-2018 No Comments

Slate, natural stone

“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 area and […]

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 […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

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

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 characteristics of […]

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

Rehabilitation of traditional housing in Moscoso | Liqe arquitectura

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 and one […]

VII Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture
20-03-2018 No Comments

VII Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture

The Rafael Manzano Prize of New Traditional Architecture is mainly aimed to promote in Spain and Portugal traditional architecture as a tool for upgrading the contemporary practice, both in the restoration of architecture or urban ensembles and in new built works which, based on local traditions, are able to harmoniously draw on the context where they are built. This award […]

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

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 population of […]

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design
30-11-2017 No Comments

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design

– With a subtle intervention, Persiana Barcelona improves the traditional blind of rope. A sustainable, innovative and modern piece that gives response to diverse problematic and requirements. – The authors, Usón and Sarquella, whose work has been recognized by awards as the Arquia/Próxima prize that distinguishes the best young architects of Spain, have developed a qualitative design supporting a process of handcrafted […]

Villa Slow | Laura Álvarez Architecture
15-11-2017 No Comments

Villa Slow | Laura Álvarez Architecture

Villa Slow is a rental holiday retreat in the Natural Park of Valles Pasiegos, in the North of Spain emerging from a stone-ruin within a more than two-hectare terrain of natural landscape. The new home typology is based on a traditional construction of the area called ‘cabaña pasiega’ (peasant cabin) but with a contemporary twist. The strategic location of the […]

About the WC | Elías Cueto
03-11-2017 No Comments

About the WC | Elías Cueto

Politics about the WC. Probably the excellent seat, the most universal support and the one that of stranger and mixed up form we share throughout the day with other persons: the throne, the WC. This name comes from the acrónimo Englishman for “water close”and refers to the hydraulic closing, the mechanism of sifonamiento by means of which the pipe that connects our […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

VMS House | Marcos Miguélez
09-08-2017 No Comments

VMS House | Marcos Miguélez

Placed on a triangular plot on the outskirts of a small town, the house is surrounded by lands of mixed uses. A small orchard of fruit trees borders it on the one side, a small dirt road on another and a street in front of the main facade. The building is presented as a heavy body built in stone, adapted […]

The straw house from the north of London, by Wigglesworth+Till | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina
05-05-2017 One Comment

The straw house from the north of London, by Wigglesworth+Till | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina

A house, which was thought to be a model of sustainable architecture, has caused uncertainty between local authorities, real-estate agents and architects’ associations. The reason? For having being constructed by materials that contribute unpublished values. At the moment of thinking about the housing – study that has been constructed the pair of architects Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till, inevitably it […]

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

The right to a ceiling

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, 2015 three […]

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

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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 document […]

Unions | Elías Cueto
10-02-2017 No Comments

Unions | Elías Cueto

It has been only recently that has been possible to give form to a product of an alone time. This possibility nevertheless has not supposed the definitive disappearance of the solutions based on the assembly of pieces since this technology offers certain possibilities: it facilitates the movement by means of the disassembly, allows to adapt the material of each one […]

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 […]