Tag: Bruno Zevi

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 […]

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 […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that there is no doubt (and I write “believe”) in celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe as three more big architects of the 20th century. There are dozens of brilliant architects, and hundreds of extraordinary architects, but I believe that these three are another thing. At least in my opinion. I have mentioned […]

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa
18-09-2017 No Comments

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have just read a good phrase of Rem Koolhaas in the blog Cosas de Arquitectos. The holder says: “The architecture for definition is a chaotic adventure”. The phrase completes I do not copy it in order that this way you do a visit to these boys, who deserve it, (Frasecica). To do architecture is to coordinate aspects that at first are not […]

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 […]

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-11-2016 No Comments

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the second half of the 20th century, the architectural search of postwar period strains for reaching an alternative offer of the modernity. You appear as Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Braun, Charles Moore and Robert Stern were promoting, in tuning in with the consumer capitalism, a return to the representation and the symbolism suppressed by the modern movement, not to […]

Fullaondo and the Nueva Forma magazine
10-09-2015 No Comments

Fullaondo and the Nueva Forma magazine

The magazine of art and New architecture Forms, edited in Madrid between 1966 and 1975, it took part decisively in the construction of an architectural and plastic culture and turned into a referential publication into the aseptic and inert cultural and publishing context of his epoch. The texts of his director, Juan Daniel Fullaondo and his multidisciplinary interest for the […]

Unfinished business | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
26-06-2015 No Comments

Unfinished business | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

In May, 1958 the architect and critical Italian Bruno Zevi threw a furious assault against the Universal Exhibition of Brussels, describing it as a fair of the pretenses, in which every building was fighting for the attention of the public1. Enclosed Michael Fisac roared against the structural ostentation, the sterile formalism and the architectural extravagancy without content present in the […]

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 […]

Historiography of Modern Architecture
30-05-2014 No Comments

Historiography of Modern Architecture

“With this book, Panayotis Tournikiotis has achieved a great feat ofarchitectural historiography.” Francoise Choay, Professor of the History of Ideas and the History of Urbanism at the French Institute for Urbanism, University of Paris Writing, according to Panayotis Tournikiotis, has always exerted a powerful influence on architecture. Indeed, the study of modern architecture cannot be separated from a fascination with […]

Walter Gropius interview by Emilio Garroni (1961)
13-11-2012 No Comments

Walter Gropius interview by Emilio Garroni (1961)

On the occasion of the exhibition “«Bauhaus», held before the national of modern art (GNAM) of Rome Gallery between November 20 and December 5, 1961, Professor.” Emilio Garroni, Professor of philosophy of aesthetics, interview Walter Gropius who was the director of the famous design school active in Weimar in the 1920s. The passage is extracted from the transmission RAI “Arts […]

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales
24-04-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [IV] | Cristina García-Rosales Crossed by some Niemeyer’s buildings. Let’s be going to do now a short tour for the most out-standing buildings, as if we were in Brasilia visiting the city and we had access to enter them. Planned buildings all for the architect Niemeyer. I think […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales
10-04-2012 4 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [II] | Cristina García-Rosales The 20th century and the Modern Movement What did happen with the arrival of the 20th century? The need to implant a formula hygienist and humanist inside an igalitarian concept of bottom, especially, from the end of the guerras mundial, did that architects and […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales
27-03-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales

” The beauty is imposed in the sensibility of the human being “ Oscar Niemeyer Introduction The desire to plan an ideal city understood as area of life has is started in different moments of the history. Thinkers and architects have developed his aptitude to imagine, to feel and, later, to construct in the space, places capable of sheltering igalitarian […]

Unfinished Spaces
12-08-2011 28 Comments

Unfinished Spaces

Tuyomasyo Art presents Unfinished Spaces (Unfinished Spaces) – trailer. A documentary of Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray. This video was realized by Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray, the directors of a documentary, ” Unfinished Spaces (Unfinished Spaces), ” on the National School of Art of Cuba. Unfinished Spaces I end in 2011. This short video with images of the movie […]