Tag: Carlos Raúl Villanueva

Agredir la herencia de Villanueva | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
25-09-2020 No Comments

Agredir la herencia de Villanueva | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

“No hay fotografía que pueda hacerle justicia. Uno debe estar dentro de la sala, dentro de la escultura, para sentir su ritmo y color.” Se presentó en la sede del Diario El Nacional un nuevo volumen de la serie de “Biografías” que ese diario viene publicando, dedicado a Carlos Raúl Villanueva. El texto es del arquitecto Juan José Pérez Rancel, […]

Reflexiones | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
18-05-2020 No Comments

Reflexiones | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Hace poco leía que en Nueva York-Manhattan se están empezando a ofrecer terrazas-jardín construidas en los techos planos de los edificios como una prestación novedosa que aparte de suplir las necesidades de áreas verdes comunitarias, contribuye a frenar el escurrimiento de las aguas de lluvia, mejora el comportamiento térmico de los techos y hace amable la fachada hacia el cielo, […]

Descubrir y aprender | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
13-04-2020 No Comments

Descubrir y aprender | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), junto a otros, nos ayudó a comprender que el inconsciente tutela o motiva por caminos impredecibles nuestros actos. Ese inconsciente, según el mismo Jung, tiene también una dimensión colectiva, que comparten sociedades enteras. Hay otro concepto manejado por Jung, que me impresionó mucho en lecturas tempranas y se refiere al “espíritu de los tiempos” (“zeitgeist” en […]

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-03-2020 No Comments

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

En los tiempos de la primera modernidad se dio forma a un marco ético que tuvo mucha influencia como moderador del natural deseo de construir de todo arquitecto. Hoy los principales rasgos de ese compromiso ético se ocultan tras los guiños filosóficos postmodernos y esa suerte de indiferencia a todo orden moral que los acompaña. El arquitecto estrella de hoy, […]

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-01-2020 No Comments

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Durante la visita a la casa que ocupó en Helsinki, hoy conservada con el mobiliario y objetos originales y mensajera de una juventud y frescura que asombran, la joven que hace de guía nos comenta que Alvar Aalto no había sido profeta en su tierra, que se criticaron sus edificios, que hubo quejas sobre la pertinencia urbana de algunas de […]

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-01-2020 No Comments

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Debo una lejana admiración por Finlandia en gran parte a la que me trasmitió desde hace ya muchos años Domingo Álvarez, quien la tiene a raíz de su devoción por Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) arquitecto fundamental. Por eso he querido siempre visitar ese país. Y ahora, cuando a propósito de ese posible viaje buscaba los datos del Arq. Juhani Pallasmaa (1935), […]

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-07-2019 No Comments

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

“Nothing is transmissible but Thought” is the title of the last text written by Le Corbusier before his death in 1965. A phrase that explains in a very complete way the reason why the legacy of this man has had irreplaceable character for the development of architecture. Because it was not only through the orderly dissemination of his work, carried […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]