Tag: Borja López Cotelo

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo
18-10-2019 No Comments

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo

The chair number 14 emerged from the factory of Michael Thonet in 1859. He did not receive a name, he simply identified with the number 14 according to practical criteria. This fact largely summarizes the revolutionary philosophy that Thonet introduced in the production of furniture. In the mid-nineteenth century the furniture was manufactured by hand. Skilled workers and patients were […]

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo
20-09-2019 No Comments

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo

In 1917 the cartography of the new Europe was drawn to the rhythm of the Allied cannons. Gerrit T. Rietveld, busy in the daily work of his furniture workshop in Utrech, remained oblivious to this reality. He preferred to draw the plans of a new chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld had worked in his father’s workshop since 1900. At twelve he […]

Leica | Borja López Cotelo
12-07-2019 No Comments

Leica | Borja López Cotelo

Por suerte, nuestra mente no está formada por compartimentos estancos. Al menos, no la de Oskar Barnack. Había trabajado desde 1911 en el desarrollo de una cámara de cine para la empresa Leitz, pero todo cambió cuando se preguntó qué pasaría si exportase ciertas ideas al diseño de una cámara fotográfica. Las incómodas planchas metálicas hacían de la fotografía una […]

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 […]

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 […]

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez
09-09-2016 No Comments

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez

‘I nonetheless am deformed by the links by the things that surround me. As a mollusk that lives in his shell, this way I live in the 19th century, which is now ahead useless as an uninhabited shell. I put on it in the ear.’ Walter Benjamin Aldo Rossi was saying of his architecture that the things saw with great […]

Juana de Vega of Architecture Award 2015 · CREUSeCARRASCO
16-11-2015 No Comments

Juana de Vega of Architecture Award 2015 · CREUSeCARRASCO

The headquarters of the Foundation Juana of Vega received last November 13 the act of reading of the failure and delivery of the Juana de Vega Architecture Award 2015. Consolidated as one of most emphasized from the sector and created by the Foundation Juana de Vega to recognize the labor of the architects who, with his projects, contribute to the […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XI) | epR
02-12-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XI) | epR

Ramón Vázquez Molezún holding the helm, the half-open eyes, while the ship dances on the waves curled of her laugh. Ramón Vázquez Molezún crossing Europe to loins of his Lambretta. Ramón Vázquez Molezún dispersing hexagons in an immense plant. Ramón Vázquez Molezún drawing impossible sections risen up a hillside. Ramón Vázquez Molezún imagining a minimal house astraddle of the land and the […]

Juana de Vega of Architecture Award 2014 · Emilio Rodríguez Blanco
10-11-2014 No Comments

Juana de Vega of Architecture Award 2014 · Emilio Rodríguez Blanco

The headquarters of the Juana de Vega Foundation received last November 7 the act of reading of the failure and delivery of the Juana de Vega of Architecture Award 2014. In him the best one-family housing is rewarded, so much rehabilitation as of new plant constructed in Galicia in the natural year previous the summons. The juror Juana de Vega of […]

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo
07-11-2014 2 Comments

A house in Finland. The fantasy and the memory | Borja Lopez Cotelo

I began to walk between the coniferous ones. His geometric trunks were leaking the beams of the pale Sun. They were last days of May and on the lake Päijänne there were floating still some chunks of ice, lazy in these last weeks of winter lethargy. It was walking slowly, being afraid to meet suddenly the housing that Alvar Aalto […]

Sverre Fehn's notebooks | Borja López Cotelo
12-09-2014 4 Comments

Sverre Fehn’s notebooks | Borja López Cotelo

These clear mornings of June they disguised the city of Oslo. Closing the eyes, allowing that the Sun should warm the skin, one could believe that he was in Palermo, in Smyrna, probably enclosedly in Cadiz or Tangier. But at the end of the street there was a green foyer that we had to cross every day: the discreet Nasjonalmuseet […]

The Club of the Lost Paradise | Borja López Cotelo
01-08-2014 No Comments

The Club of the Lost Paradise | Borja López Cotelo

Dei Greci was walking slow along the street. It was Thursday, and in the calm atmosphere of these last hours of the day, Venice was looking like another city. I crossed the bridge, got lost for the multicolored Riva degli Schiavoni and sat down in the edge of a channel to seeing to spend the life, allowing that my legs […]

Fights, criticizes, emigrates | Borja Lopez Cotelo
18-07-2014 3 Comments

Fights, criticizes, emigrates | Borja Lopez Cotelo

The crisis has ended. The politicians smile again in the newspapers and the means ensalzan a country that could support the composure for five years of impious tempest. They have turned the pats in the back. But maybe the miracle has happened before my door, once again, without stopping: the clients do not crowd in my study and nobody in […]

A Roiba | Ramón Vázquez Molezún
16-07-2014 No Comments

A Roiba | Ramón Vázquez Molezún

For some an aground sailboat1, for others a chest2, which is clear is that this architectural jewel modern architecture of the 20th century in Spain of Ramon Vázquez Molezún (1922-1993) does not stop indifferently. The refuge located in Beluso’s inlet, is the good one of sample of the good one architect does of the hetedoroxo3 native of Corunna in solitarily. […]

The architecture of the place | Íñigo García Odiaga
11-07-2014 One Comment

The architecture of the place | Íñigo García Odiaga

The explosion of the architecture of the spectacle is directly tied to the urban phenomena and maybe for problems on a large scale, budget or function has eclipsed the architectural debate of the rural thing. In these areas the most awkward contemporary architecture tries to establish new links with the context across the update of the local tradition. During possibly […]

The house that was not a ship | Borja Lopez Cotelo
07-07-2014 No Comments

The house that was not a ship | Borja Lopez Cotelo

One has spoken about this house as a ship on the verge of be doing to the sea1. Probably for his situation, in this thin thread that separates land and sea, or maybe for that Ramon Vázquez Molezún’s discolored photo grasped to the helm of a ship, protecting his cranium with a cap of wool. But we all know that […]

Reconstructs 'La Roiba'
30-06-2014 No Comments

Reconstructs ‘La Roiba’

Inside Bueu’s inlet and very near Beluso’s beach, on the south coast of her laugh at Pontevedra, the small beach of The Roiba places, where the architect native of Corunna Ramon Vázquez Molezún (1922-1993), constructed at the end of the sixties a small housing for enjoyment of his family during the summer period. This small refuge constitutes one of the […]

One day of 1958 | Borja López Cotelo
20-06-2014 No Comments

One day of 1958 | Borja López Cotelo

The Sun was shining in the sky of Brussels burning the visitors of Heysel’s esplanade. Sverre and Reima were drinking, to small sips, an African coffee. Reima breathed depth, thought a few seconds, and said: -As it is learned to imagine by major and major concentration you stop being able to work with objects or prefabricated schemes … The really […]

The parable of the Englishman | Borja López Cotelo
23-05-2014 No Comments

The parable of the Englishman | Borja López Cotelo

I remember my brief stay in the St. James College, in Maypole Green, Essex. In the evenings of rain, to chop of the drops against the sill was sounding as the second-hand of a clock that seemed to go increasingly slowly, while a green and gray landscape was filtering across the ogival window. I, often, was losing the time searching […]

City and drawing · Summer workshop 2013
20-05-2014 2 Comments

City and drawing · Summer workshop 2013

The summer workshop City and drawing proposes a reflection brings over from the possibilities of the drawing to hand lifted as instrument of urban analysis and of communication of ideas. Throughout three days (June 25, 26 and 27) the architects Antonio Amado Lorenzo, Santiago de Molina Rodríguez, Borja Lopez Cotelo and the illustrator David Pintor will offer five presentations centred […]

So they say · Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez
09-05-2014 No Comments

So they say · Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez

Next Thursday, the 15th of may a new session of the session will take place colloquium of architecture, So they say. In this occasion, the guest will be a Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez. The session will divide in the half hour of presentation of the architect and other thirty minutes of informal colloquium with the public. So they say is a […]

Influences in Aldo Rossi's drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo
04-04-2014 One Comment

Influences in Aldo Rossi’s drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo

Often the time dilutes the certainty. Aldo Rossi emerged in the second half of the 20th century as the man called to illuminate a generation in the shade of the modernity. Precocious iconoclast in his revisionist offer of the contemporary urbanism, many they were thinking about seeing in his theory the way to continuing in the definition of a new […]

So they say · ARKB - Arrokabe arquitectos
27-03-2014 No Comments

So they say · ARKB – Arrokabe arquitectos

Next Thursday, the 3th of april a new session of the session will take place colloquium of architecture, So they say. In this occasion, the guest will be a ARKB – Arrokabe arquitectos. The session will divide in the half hour of presentation of the architect and other thirty minutes of informal colloquium with the public. So they say is […]

So they say · Ameneiros Rey | HH arquitectos
14-03-2014 No Comments

So they say · Ameneiros Rey | HH arquitectos

Next Thursday, the 20th of March a new session of the session will take place colloquium of architecture, So they say. In this occasion, the guest will be a Ameneiros Rey | HH arquitectos. The session will divide in the half hour of presentation of the architect and other thirty minutes of informal colloquium with the public. So they say […]

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo
03-03-2014 One Comment

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo

The night of June 20, 1976 it was falling a thin rain on Belgrade. Antonín walked his skinny figure for forty meters that separate the midfield of the penalty spot, placed the ball and moved back to take run. It raised the head. Before him, this Sepp Maier’s bony and fierce face; maybe then he remembered Zdeněk Hruška, that companion […]

So they say · UnDo ReDo Project
27-02-2014 No Comments

So they say · UnDo ReDo Project

Next Thursday, the 6th of March a new session of the session will take place colloquium of architecture, So they say. In this occasion, the guest will be a UnDo ReDo Project. The session will divide in the half hour of presentation of the architect and other thirty minutes of informal colloquium with the public. So they say is a […]

So they say · LCG arquitectura
13-02-2014 No Comments

So they say · LCG arquitectura

Next Thursday, the 20th of February a new session of the session will take place colloquium of architecture, So they say. In this occasion, the guest will be LCG arquitectura. The session will divide in the half hour of presentation of the architect and other thirty minutes of informal colloquium with the public. So they say is a cycle of […]