Tag: arquitectura venezolana

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of traditional cloister […]

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-08-2018 No Comments

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Making architecture a fundamental instrument in the construction of the city has been the most significant of the evolution of urban thought of the last two decades. But getting to that point was not easy. While it is true that in the debate on the city of the early twentieth century that notion seemed to be a priority argument of […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
22-09-2017 One Comment

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Vengo ocupándome desde hace cierto tiempo del tema del populismo. Otras veces lo he tocado, aclarando que no me refiero sólo al populismo político1 sino al populismo en general. A los arquitectos el tema nos concierne porque si hay algo que daña la visión general que se tiene de la arquitectura es el populismo. Esto no parece tan a la mano […]

The victory of the cynicism | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-08-2017 No Comments

The victory of the cynicism | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The advertising success was perfectly predictabl1, one would speak about the matter, the book would be bought, but León of Gold? Yes, in effect they received a major prize. That definitively stops very well proven get out of focus joined the superficialness of those who direct the creation of prestiges in the world of the architecture. And also in the world […]

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-06-2017 No Comments

Conrad and Venezuela | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

A few weeks ago I wrote on the Arq. Martín Vegas Pacheco, who was my teacher. I referred then to the time in which I did of his teacher assistant in the “Workshop Fertile plaines” of the Faculty (It was traversing then 1962-63) together with other colleagues that my memory makes me difficult to enumerate. The certain thing is that […]

The XXVIth Works CEMEX Award 2017
04-04-2017 No Comments

The XXVIth Works CEMEX Award 2017

From the last March 29 until the next April 21 there is opened the term of presentation of candidacies of the works that will represent to Spain in the XXVI Works CEMEX Prize 2017. The award recognizes the best constructive practices and to his creators in the world across five categories: residential housing, economic housing, building, collective space, and infrastructure. […]

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-12-2016 One Comment

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Introduction. One of the most persistent obstacles in companies like ours is the subordination to the points of view of the central countries with regard to what it must be done. It is the old history of the peripheries that so well he analyzed in his moment, giving him a draft of a lot of interest Jose Ortega y Gasset […]

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-10-2016 138 Comments

Charles Ventrillon | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Fifty years ago we had a teacher in the Faculty of Architecture that it was teaching to draw. His education nothing had to see with tricks or formulae but with foundations, with what it precedes the act itself of drawing, it might be said. He was saying to us for example that it was important to observe in general, which […]

Again the education | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-06-2016 No Comments

Again the education | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Jesús Tenreiro (1936-2007), dijo una vez en mi presencia (y si mal no recuerdo en la del colega profesor Américo Faillace) que una de las cosas que más importaba en la docencia de nuestra disciplina era crear un ambiente donde la preocupación por la arquitectura, su presencia en ejemplos concretos, el debate sobre ella y sobre muchos otros aspectos de […]

The modern architecture in Latin America
31-03-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture in Latin America

This book turns on the modern architecture that was constructed in Latin America between the decades of 1930 and 1970, and on the thought that sustained her. For it a tour offers for 18 indisputable figures of the architectural Latin-American panorama, which in addition share the narrow relation that they established between his work and his ideology. It is a […]

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-03-2016 No Comments

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I overcome the fence that the political reality us stretches every day to all and decide to speak1 of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) whose longevity stopped in December, 2012. Already once I wrote that it had had the privilege of conversing with him in his study of the Atlantic Avenue opposite to Copacabana in 1994. We speak about his Brief of […]

Architecture-Art (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
25-09-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Any work of art, it does not import his major or minor relative value, aspires to be kept intact across the time in wait to be a sight, reading, executed, represented. And precisely because of it, to preserve them and to protect them from the step of the years is for what the Museums and the Libraries exist. But with […]

The beauty of the hardness | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-09-2015 31 Comments

The beauty of the hardness | Íñigo García Odiaga

A pair of publications and four buildings finished of exquisite form have presented to the public the work and the path of the born architect in Maracaibo, Venezuela, but of Swiss training, Christian Kerez. After obtaining his degree in 1998 in the federal institute of technology of Zurich began his professional march like photographer of architecture. There are architects whose […]

Architecture-Art (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
28-08-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

He was saying last week that the architecture rides between the utilitarian thing and the poetical thing and that this condition that could call hybrid does that to qualify of artist an architect for the fact of it being turns out to be strange, in spite of that to any writer, poet, musician or painter, bad or mediocre, gives himself […]

Architecture-Art (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
31-07-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It seems to be completely unnecessary to wonder today if the Architecture is or not an Art, question that was very present in the sixties immediately after the effort of the Marxist sectors to insist on his utilitarian condition qualifying the “artistic” vision as a nineteenth-century diversion. Because already today all the big museums of contemporary art have very active […]

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 […]

Critique and ideology | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
04-05-2015 No Comments

Critique and ideology | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I do efforts for following the intention of moving away rather what happens in my country to finish a series of comments that it had come doing on the critique. And I speak about effort because the last things that have gone out to the light, which the Venezuelans already we knew and they expose in a more direct way […]

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-04-2015 No Comments

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Other times I have written on my first impression of the Gothic architecture, in Chartres, during a juvenile trip. One summer evening I entered to the cathedral his principal portal. To live through the immense space bathed by the light of the west one leaked through the vitrales of the front, at this hour shining in all his brilliance, there […]