Tag: cinema

Filmando en casa | Jorge Gorostiza
10-07-2020 No Comments

Filmando en casa | Jorge Gorostiza

El título de esta artículo no se refiere a los espectáculos domésticos que estoy estudiando en estos días, ni a documentales sobre arquitectura, sino a rodajes de largometrajes de ficción en los hogares de cineastas. Surge porque el otro día viendo El gran Buster, recordé que Keaton había sido el protagonista de Parlor, Bedroom and Bath, titulada horrorosamente en España […]

Colección completa de la revista AC. Documentos de actividad contemporánea (1931-37)
11-06-2020 No Comments

Colección completa de la revista AC. Documentos de actividad contemporánea (1931-37)

AC. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea es la revista del movimiento racionalista español GATEPAC (Grupo de Artistas y Técnicos Españoles para el Progreso de la Arquitectura Contemporánea) y cuyo acrónimo del título se corresponde a “Arquitectura Contemporánea”. Se publicaron 25 números entre 1931 y 1937. El GATEAC, fundado en Zaragoza en 1930, que sirve de medio de expresión del movimiento racionalista […]

Compre los muebles de Mi tío | Jorge Gorostiza
22-05-2020 No Comments

Compre los muebles de Mi tío | Jorge Gorostiza

El pasado diciembre de 2019 se ha publicado en Film and Furniture que, como indica su nombre, se dedica a todo lo que tenga relación con el mobiliario que aparece en las pantallas, una noticia insólita, que es un indicio más de cómo funciona nuestro mundo actual. La empresa Domeau & Péres ha puesto a la venta la copia de tres muebles que estaban en la Casa Arpel de Mon […]

Día Internacional del Libro 2020
23-04-2020 No Comments

Día Internacional del Libro 2020

Para celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro, tan atípico, desde veredes, arquitectura y divulgación queremos repasar  las publicaciones realizadas para que puedas recordarlas y reseñar aquellas que hayas leído o te interesaría leer. Esperamos que así este periodo que nos ha tocado vivir sea más llevadero. Sin preámbulos os dejamos las 30 publicaciones seleccionadas, como se suele decir ni son […]

AIWIÑ, Viewpoint Camera | Nicolás Sáez Gutiérrez
22-04-2020 No Comments

AIWIÑ, Viewpoint Camera | Nicolás Sáez Gutiérrez

Aiwin: A mirror image, The image produced by shadows Aiwiñ: To see your shadow Aiwiñ Alewn: To be reflected Aiwiñ Filtruñ: An image made of smoke Aiwiñtuwn: To see oneself in one’s own shadow.1 AIWIÑ, Viewpoint Camera is an Art and Architecture project that reflects on our virtual relation to one another and to the world. It is an inhabitable […]

La ciudad sobre resortes. Un experimento urbo-tecnológico de Anton Lavinsky, 1921 | Jelena Prokopljević
06-04-2020 No Comments

La ciudad sobre resortes. Un experimento urbo-tecnológico de Anton Lavinsky, 1921 | Jelena Prokopljević

Las agrupaciones como UNOVIS, INKhUK, Zhivskulptarj o VKhUTEMAS eran focos de actividad y de educación de los nuevos artistas soviéticos. La ciudad era un tema de experimentación constante: la propaganda en el espacio público y el mobiliario urbano como quioscos de prensa, tribunas o escenarios eran los temas más comunes de la actividad artística y artesanal. Estos proyectos de pequeña […]

Cine y arquitectura | Jorge Gorostiza
28-02-2020 No Comments

Cine y arquitectura | Jorge Gorostiza

“Únicamente el cine puede dar la visión de la realidad tal y como es: el ojo no lo consigue. Por consiguiente el cine todavía sería más objetivo que el ojo.” Eric Rohmer La relación entre el cine y la arquitectura, puede ser vista desde muchos aspectos. Desde los documentales que se han hecho sobre determinado arquitecto o edificio; hasta los […]

In a new pragmatism | Miquel Lacasta
21-02-2020 No Comments

In a new pragmatism | Miquel Lacasta

In the acquaintance I free The craftman, Richard Sennett  pleads for a return to an attitude, the craftsman’s attitude, which seeks in every moment to do the things well. This generalismo, opened and diffuse at first, remains perfectly outlined along four hundred pages of the book up to constituting an authentic allegation towards a return to the culture of the material […]

Evasión del espacio | Pedro Hernández
03-01-2020 No Comments

Evasión del espacio | Pedro Hernández

En un texto reciente, publicado en la web de Vice, Dane Scott se pregunta sobre el porqué del éxito actual de la iluminación neón. Si bien el artículo obedece más a lo divulgativo y, por tanto, sólo se centra en repasar ciertos aspectos del tema — en el texto no aparecen, por ejemplo, ni la historia del desarrollo y expansión de […]

Botas Ghirlanda → Malaparte → Godard → Cavani | Jorge Gorostiza
04-10-2019 No Comments

Botas Ghirlanda → Malaparte → Godard → Cavani | Jorge Gorostiza

Recently, surfing the net, I found the picture Gulf of Capri, which Juan Manuel Botas Ghirlanda painted in the first decade of the last century and whose reproduction attached on this text. It is curious that the pictures and almost everything, is now seen more on the screens than in reality, although the impression is not the same. When I […]

The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza
26-07-2019 No Comments

The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza

Writing about Doctor Caligari’s cabinet, I discovered The Cabinet of Caligari, an American film in CinemaScope, but in black and white, produced and directed by Roger Kay in 1962, with a script by Robert Bloch, who had written the novel in which based Psycho. His argument is conventional, a tire is punctured by the car of the protagonist who travels […]

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space
25-07-2019 No Comments

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space

Today the viewer is no longer a passive subject that supports what the channels emit, but he chooses his own programming, thanks to the fact that the television also receives what is broadcast by other devices. Despite this, the television receiver is still an artifact with which we live in all houses and in most public establishments. In this moment […]

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American film magazines […]

Esquizo. Ricardo Bofill, Paolo Portoghesi and José Luis Guarner | Jorge Gorostiza
07-06-2019 No Comments

Esquizo. Ricardo Bofill, Paolo Portoghesi and José Luis Guarner | Jorge Gorostiza

It often happens that looking for something in a newspaper or magazine, you will find something else, sometimes more interesting, than the one originally wanted. This has happened recently in the newspaper library of La Vanguardia, where I found an article that links two architects with a film and a film critic. The architects are Paolo Portoghesi and Ricardo Bofill, the film […]

Cinema and architectural heritage | Jorge Gorostiza
17-05-2019 No Comments

Cinema and architectural heritage | Jorge Gorostiza

It will be very difficult to forget the first time I saw The battleship Potemkin, the film directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein in 1925, was at the end of the seventies in a party organized by the newly legalized Communist Party of Spain, inside the Castle of La Luz, in what is now the Martín Chirino Art and Thought Foundation. […]

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza
03-05-2019 No Comments

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza

Undoubtedly, Alexandre Trauner was one of the best film set designers in history. In 1987, an exhibition with his drawings was organized at the Dau al Set Gallery in Barcelona, while the first edition of the Barcelona Film Festival was held. The La Vanguardia newspaper published an interview with the teacher, signed by Felix Flores, which reproduces some of the topics that […]

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2019 No Comments

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza

In an issue of the Glamor of Hollywood magazine of 1941, an article entitled «Girls at work for disney», was published, with the subtitle «The great cartonist opens up new careers for talented girls in his Hollywood studio».  This article begins by explaining: «Until a few months ago the work of animating characters in the Walt Disney studios was purely […]

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza
15-03-2019 No Comments

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza

Reviewing the work of the architect Casto Fernández-Shaw, I have found that many issues of his magazine Cortijos y rascacielos are digitized and can be accessed at Memoria de Madrid. In number three of that magazine, published in the winter of 1930, one of his visionary projects was published, in this case the Monumental Cinema, of which only the illustration […]

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
15-02-2019 No Comments

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

A few weeks ago at a dinner, a friend said that despite everything that interests us and likes the cinema, we should not forget that almost all dictators had also been very fond of the seventh art; She mentioned Hitler, Mussolini and Franco, I added Stalin, without remembering then the movie El círculo del poder. Directed by Andréi Mijalkov Konchalovski […]

e n g a w a # 23
15-01-2019 No Comments

e n g a w a # 23

Entropy is described by physics as a magnitude that measures the degree of disorder of a system. The image suggested by La Ampliadora for this issue of the magazine may evoke high entropy. An ordered system only supports one possible configuration, so there is more chance that a system is messy. If we make the analogy with the cover container, […]

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza
11-01-2019 No Comments

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza

Today, when racism grows, supported by groups and political parties that take advantage of hatred to gain supporters and votes, today it is fundamental to remember what happened and nobody could believe that it was happening, because it could not be conceived that educated people, belonging to a advanced country, cultured and European, nor any human being, was able to […]

XI BIAU - Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
27-12-2018 No Comments

XI BIAU – Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

The CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE XI IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING IS NOW OPENO (XI BIAU). The biennial will be held in Asunción (Paraguay) in October 2019 and will show the way of living in Latin America from everyday life. Last Monday, December 17th, Casa América was presented, coinciding with the celebration of the II Ibero-American Congress […]

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza
09-11-2018 No Comments

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza

Studying the cities and armored buildings against the aerial bombings, I remembered the design with a warhead shape made by Terence Verity,, the scenographer of the movie 1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956), for the London ministries, which George Orwell describes in his novel: “The Ministry of Truth: it was different, to an astonishing extent, from any other object that came to view.” […]

Towards a minor architecture
02-10-2018 No Comments

Towards a minor architecture

“A minor architect is a minor destructive character, handyman and hacker, journalist and editor, alter ego and subordinate. Who is skilled at fixing, can also sabotage, and knows how to dismantle as well as assemble”. Jill Stoner, Towards a minor architecture. Architecture can no longer be limited to the art of making buildings, it must also invent the policy of undoing […]

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza
17-08-2018 No Comments

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza

A spaceship of the airline Bread Am (Bread American World Airways) crosses the terrestrial orbit, transports only a passenger and is sleeping, in the support of the seat that has ahead there is a flushed screen, similar to those who have the current planes, is the Doctor Heywood Floyd and course goes to the Space Station V. What can turns […]

The Ingmar Bergman Archives
09-08-2018 No Comments

The Ingmar Bergman Archives

Since his release of The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries in 1957, Ingmar Bergman has been one of the leading figures in international cinema. In a career that spanned 60 years, he wrote, produced, and directed 50 films that defined how we see ourselves and how we interact with the people we love, through works like Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Fanny and Alexander. Before his death in 2007, Bergman […]

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-06-2018 No Comments

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza

Sometimes in the department store of provinces unsuspected findings take place. It does very little visiting increasingly limited section of videoes of one of them, I found a jewel buried between enormous boxes of popular series, the edition that they have done the Film library of Catalonia and Cameo with Jacinto Esteva‘s work. A really very elegant, exquisite edition – […]

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream
10-05-2018 No Comments

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream

Josep Lluis Sert, un sueño nómada Josep Lluís Sert was the first Spanish architect of international reputation. “Apostle of the rationalism in Spain”. Apostle of the rationalism in Spain and Dean of the Faculty of Harvard’s Architecture during almost two decades, Sert was also a man full of contradictions. A rebellious spirit. Free verse in a world dominated by the […]