Tag: Bruselas

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
04-12-2015 No Comments

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Yugoslavian pavilion of the Universal Exhibition of Brussels of 1958 is one of these works in which the arrow wound turns out to be instantaneous. His elegant design and his elegant interior scenery had as undisguised aim amaze, subdue the spectator. Only this way the rocambolesco understands development of the offer from his origins up to his final concretion. […]

Pietilä's pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
30-11-2015 3 Comments

Pietilä’s pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Finnish architect Reima Pietilä, whose better work is maybe the Students’ Center Dipoli, of Espoo (about which we will speak another day), was announced by the Finnish pavilion of the Expo of Brussels of 1958. (Good exhibition. Remember that already we speak about the Spanish pavilion. But there are others very interesting all those, about whom maybe it is […]

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
09-10-2015 No Comments

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Universal Exhibition of Brussels was marked by the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, which respective pavilions occupied the most important cabins of this political chessboard into which there turned the great Belgian park chosen for the celebration. Both plots were provocativamente conflicting, with both countries distrusting mutually and embarked in a promotional contest. In fact, […]

Brutselas #02 | eiza
21-07-2015 No Comments

Brutselas #02 | eiza

As an architect, and “adopted” Bruxellois for two years, I will try to tell you from my point of view, and through my “arquicomics” what this city is like. To this end, I propose to start this “presentation” of Brussels by its most characteristic element: the “maison bruxelloise”, a house typology apparently simple but which has consequences for the urban […]

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 […]

Brutselas #01 | eiza
19-05-2015 2 Comments

Brutselas #01 | eiza

We have all heard of Brussels and, however, we do not have a clear picture of this city: halfway between the capital of the European institutions and the base of operations for sightseeing tours (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp …) Brussels has far more to offer for those who live there and have the opportunity to get to know it every day. […]

The Cité Moderne (1922-1925)
27-11-2012 No Comments

The Cité Moderne (1922-1925)

Group of houses located in the city garden Berchem Sainte Agathe in Koekelberg’s district of Brussels, which shows the direct influence of the Dutch modernists. Constructed between 1922 and 1925 for the Cooperative Company of social housing, I Mentioned Moderne it includes 275 units, each one is orientated towards the Sun, to receive the majority of the daylight and possesses […]

Exposición y congreso sobre Joven Arquitectura Española y Crisis en Bruselas
20-04-2010 35 Comments

Exposición y congreso sobre Joven Arquitectura Española y Crisis en Bruselas

Twenty teams of young architects Spanish and Belgian will be gathered next week in Brussels in the international “congress Crisis in Architecture?”to debate on the present state of the architecture and how has been seen this affected by the crisis. The congress is framed in the Young exhibition “Architects of Spain” that organises the Ministry of Housing. The symposium, that […]