Tag: Charles Jencks

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi
10-01-2020 No Comments

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi

Allison y Peter Smithson construyeron para el Greater London Council entre 1966 y 1972 estos dos edificios de viviendas sociales situados hoy al borde de la pujante área de negocios de Canary Wharf, sólo separada por las vías del tren (que no es poco) pero sólo conectadas con los antiguos muelles por un paso inferior bajo las vías del tren. […]

The architecture of the words | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
12-03-2018 No Comments

The architecture of the words | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

Our life passes under the sky of the words: we live in the language. Often we think stubbornly about the word as a mere utensil across which we treat of explicitar our messages and our arguments, poor fllood of words about – we put – the architecture. Nevertheless, in occasions it was looking like that these sets been ordained as […]

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 […]

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
31-10-2014 No Comments

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Exoduses the project with which Rem Koolhaas got in the international scene of the architecture in 1972 1. Rem Koolhaas was formed as architect in the Architectural Association of London, where he studied from 1968 to 1972. The Architectural Association was in this moment an anarchic environment where Peter Cook was marking the guideline,2 but where Leon Krier and Charles Jencks […]

Antiarchitecture and Deconstrucción. The victory of the Nihilism
11-07-2014 No Comments

Antiarchitecture and Deconstrucción. The victory of the Nihilism

Nikos Salíngaros is the theoretical one of the architecture; one of the poquísimos contemporary thinkers of whom it is possible to say such a thing. Salíngaros has constructed, with Christopher Alexander and other colleagues, a theory of the architecture that comes to scientific concepts to clarify how they are the buildings that the users perceive as agreeable and ‘human’ environments. […]

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2013 4 Comments

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga

Pruitt-Igoe was a great urban development project developed between 1954 and 1955 in San Luis’ American city, Missouri. In 1950, the city entrusted to the company Leinweber, Yamasaki & Hellmuth to design Pruitt-Igoe, a new urban development complex that owed his name to Wendell Or. Pruitt, an Afro-American natural pilot of San Luis who fought in the Second World war, […]

Operative strategies in architecture. Price's project technologies to Koolhaas
31-07-2013 No Comments

Operative strategies in architecture. Price’s project technologies to Koolhaas

On July 11 were delivered in Barcelona the 2013 FAD Awards, including those for the Thought and Criticism category. One of the awards went to Estrategias operativas en arquitectura, an interesting critical contribution to understanding some current architectural trends. In agreement with the record of the juror, “Operative Strategies in architecture it claims the field of action of the architecture […]

Absent manifests | bRijUNi
07-06-2013 5 Comments

Absent manifests | bRijUNi

In the year 2007 the magazine Icon, to celebrate his number 50, entrusts 50 manifests to some other artists, designers, town planners and architects between whom we can mention to Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid or Steven Holl. His publishing house, which was beginning with the judgment: “The age of the manifest has ended”, it ended up by claiming […]

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-05-2013 No Comments

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks The paradigm of the complexity applied in the architecture and his expression in the conceptual binomial geometry and complexity arises during the decade of the 60, contrary to Charles Jencks’s position that places it at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the XXIst. The tour of this binomial starts in […]