Tag: August Eduard Komendant

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 […]

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 […]

Louis Kahn's words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
07-12-2015 2 Comments

Louis Kahn’s words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I remember a conversation with Louis I. Kahn (1902-1974) in his office, 45 years ago. I took notes in a notebook that I preserve and in which the teacher planned a few minuscule sketches that I hoard. Did I mention that Kahn had a way of expressing very particularly? It was doing in certain way linguistic philosophy, was exploring the […]

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
16-01-2015 No Comments

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«When the students had put his ideas on the paper, Kahn was helping them with his critiques, which were direct and of the maximum value. Often there were energetic and interesting discussions between the teachers of engineering and of architecture when the concept, the solutions and applications of a project in I make concrete they were different. The students were […]

Kahn / Komendant | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
11-02-2011 1,410 Comments

Kahn / Komendant | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the last chapter of the book “18 years with the architect Louis I. Kahn“, the engineer August Komendant remembers the years in which that both coincided like professors in the University of Pennsylvania. There, Kahn posed the projects of course of the following way: «There was not program, so only gave  some data referred to the needs and a term […]