Tag: ciudad contemporánea

Buenas intenciones | bRijUNi
29-05-2020 No Comments

Buenas intenciones | bRijUNi

A vueltas como estamos siempre bombardeados con rankings y parametrizaciones de dónde se vive mejor y en función de qué, el debate en nuestros país vuela de Madrid a Barcelona, pasa por Zaragoza, Valencia o Bilbao, alcanza Sevilla o directamente estalla en una liga más vertical en la que juegan nuestros pueblos contra las capitales de provincias con la manida […]

Cronópolis, bajo la sombra de Detroit | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte
15-05-2020 No Comments

Cronópolis, bajo la sombra de Detroit | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte

En 1960, J. G. Ballard escribe “Cronópolis”, un relato de ciencia ficción que muestra el proceso de degradación de una gran ciudad en un inquietante futuro. Se trata de una ciudad en la que ha sido abolida (y prohibida) la medida del tiempo. No existen los relojes, no existe la dimensión temporal de cualquier acción personal. Esto viene derivado de […]

Artefacto #estaesmiplaza | Conjuntos Empáticos
13-05-2020 No Comments

Artefacto #estaesmiplaza | Conjuntos Empáticos

Para nosotras, la ciudad puede ser entendida como un tejido cosido mediante una serie de espacios articuladores que debieran funcionar como activadores sociales urbanos, estando éstos materializados a diferentes escalas. De base, los describiremos como ciertas actuaciones prototipadas permanentes o intermitentes que desencadenan o reactivan programas en entornos urbanos. Estas intervenciones son especialmente interesantes en lugares poco transitados por determinados […]

Perversas ambiciones | bRijUNi
24-04-2020 No Comments

Perversas ambiciones | bRijUNi

En “La arquitectura del poder -cómo los ricos y poderosos dan forma a nuestro mundo”, Deyan Sudjic repasa la historia de la arquitectura enlazando nombres de arquitectos y las obras que estos llevaron a cabo por encargos políticos, gobernantes, ejecutivos y presidentes de grandes corporaciones, en un ejercicio que señala una cierta connivencia -extrapolable sin ningún género de dudas hasta […]

De cómo el mundo se convirtió en ciudad | Marc Chalamanch
23-03-2020 No Comments

De cómo el mundo se convirtió en ciudad | Marc Chalamanch

“La Ciudad Ideal, fruto del pensamiento, no es otra cosa que el enunciado de un discurso que construye el enunciado de una ciudad real, proyectándola sobre la pantalla de la idealización. Esta aporía esconde una rica ambigüedad.” Italo Calvino (Delfante, 2006:11) La ciudad explica la historia y la evolución de la humanidad. Desde los primeros asentamientos urbanos hace unos 6000 […]

Coches ¡malditos coches! | Stepienybarno
07-02-2020 No Comments

Coches ¡malditos coches! | Stepienybarno

El problema de la movilidad es uno de los frentes que consideramos más importantes a la hora de aspirar a ciudades más sanas y habitables. Sin embargo, muchas veces, quizás por su aparente obviedad, se pasa por él de puntillas, sin darle la trascendencia que tiene. A su vez, es un tema que nos interesa especialmente, porque creemos que, si […]

New York bridges
26-12-2019 No Comments

New York bridges

Nueva York tiene más de 2000 puentes y túneles. Varias agencias dirigen esta red de cruces, incluyendo el Departamento de Transporte de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Autoridad de Transporte Metropolitano, Autoridad portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey, Departamento de Transporte del Estado de Nueva York y Amtrak. Muchos de los túneles y puentes importantes de la ciudad han establecido o batido récords. El Túnel Holland fue primer […]

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972
05-12-2019 No Comments

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972

El crítico de arquitectura Reyner Banham explora Los Ángeles en este documental de la BBC de 1972. Incluyendo un paseo por Tiny Naylors con Ed Ruscha y Mike Salisbury.  Es un documental encargado por la BBC en 1972 para popularizar su libro sobre la ciudad, lanzado un año antes. Reyner Banham hace una lectura de Los Angeles, en California, donde aparecen los […]

Dreams of Ascension | Miquel Lacasta
11-11-2019 No Comments

Dreams of Ascension | Miquel Lacasta

The act of ascending is part of a gesture that humanity has made day and night since the earth inhabits. Looking at the sky in search of answers and omens or simply be amazed by the overwhelming spectacle of a starry night are acts that are repeated as a constant throughout our lives. These minimal gestures are the gateway to […]

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-11-2019 No Comments

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga

Probablemente la foto más conocida de la guerra fría es la capturada por Peter Leibing el 15 de agosto de 1961. La imagen refleja el instante en el que el suboficial de la guardia de fronteras de la Alemania Oriental, Conrad Schumann, salta el muro de Berlín, aún en construcción en el sector francés de la capital Alemana. Más allá […]

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2019 No Comments

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga

Border spaces, barriers and links. The old frontiers, geopolitical barriers that operated from the territorial expression of the sovereignty of a country, are blurred at present, configuring intermediate spaces, which define areas of opportunity. They are also the regions in conflict, which show more clearly the tensions and concentrations of activity that borders introduce into the territorial continuum. While these […]

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede
13-09-2019 No Comments

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the UN, violence is a form of discrimination that inhibits the ability to enjoy equal rights and freedoms. Although gender violence, given the alarming figures, is one of the most visible issues today, there are other types of acts that affect and endanger our lives every day, and whose scale of responsibility exceeds that of a particular subject. […]

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti
22-07-2019 No Comments

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti

Far from the process of ambiguous and controversial representation promoted by the postmodern convulsion that dominated the architectural scene of the early 80s, the work of Norman Foster, aligned with the thought of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, was promulgated in favor of a technological update of the modernity. His work ponders the mechanical analogies of the modern movement and […]

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?
16-07-2019 No Comments

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?

En Brasil, en medio de la nada, se construyó uno de los proyectos arquitectónicos más audaces de la Historia. Se trata de Brasilia, la capital de un país que, a principios de los años 60, buscaba un nuevo comienzo. Brasilia iba a demostrar que la arquitectura puede transformar la sociedad. Pero cincuenta años después, el centro de Brasilia es caro […]

Building bridges between society and architects | Stepienybarno
10-05-2019 No Comments

Building bridges between society and architects | Stepienybarno

What is the distance that separates architecture from society? Or rather to the architects of the society we should serve. On this topic we have tried to get into other post and we believe that it is one of the most important keys to solve today. Architecture is something that, in principle, should matter to everyone, because there is no […]

¿Interesa la arquitectura a la sociedad? | Stepienybarno
29-03-2019 No Comments

¿Interesa la arquitectura a la sociedad? | Stepienybarno

Nos parece interesante replantear cómo es la relación entre la arquitectura, los arquitectos, la ciudad y la propia sociedad a la que servimos. Y desde Stepienybarno, cada vez nos parece más importante analizar cuál es papel que jugamos los arquitectos en este planteamiento. Así que, con vuestro permiso, vamos a intentar analizar unas cuantas claves que quizás nos den pautas para […]

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta
04-01-2019 No Comments

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta

Lately the notion of self-organization has taken a certain protagonism in the conception of the city and the architecture, probably to political / social current recomic singer of the situation. In a sense it can sound to chimera the fact that so much, objects as persons, have a trend towards an organization not programmed in advance. It is more, I […]

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas
03-12-2018 No Comments

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas

Public space was for Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975, a place for Action.1 Arendt believed that democracy needed to be exercised in the public realm, that it was useless to enact it in the private space of the household. Action has two very different resources: one peaceful, the other violent. One using Words and the other Battle; that is, Discourse and War. […]

The inhabitable cities, a drift. Tandem Madrid-Paris 2017
30-08-2018 No Comments

The inhabitable cities, a drift. Tandem Madrid-Paris 2017

This short film is the result of a project by which two designers from Madrid and two from Paris have spent a few days living in one and another city, living the day to day of its inhabitants. His look and his experience is like that of any citizen, but they can not escape that it is also the designer’s […]

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-07-2018 No Comments

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is true that the urban environment, we said last week, influences the citizen in a way that creates differences between individuals, differences that can separate, exclude, be a factor of unrest and tension. The education of the urban man, and as a consequence of it the improvement of the quality of his family life, has to have like objective […]

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas
03-07-2018 No Comments

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas

“His photographs are poetic monuments built at intermediate moments that precede or recall major social and industrial changes, which leave traces in the space we inhabit”. In time, it is a journey through the work of Carlos Cánovas from the 80s to the present through 128 photographs grouped in six successive series: Tapias (1980), Extramuros (1983-1990), Vallès Oriental (1990), Landscape […]

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede
11-06-2018 No Comments

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the census of 2007, the last one about which we know proved, near 50 % of the of Lima population marginal (BUM),1 lives in neighborhoods urban which are defined as those urban cores that present levels of monetary poverty, and they lack services of infrastructure and equipment (MVCS 2012).2 Though the great growth of this type of developments was […]

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
01-06-2018 No Comments

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

We tend not to think about the city, or in other words, not to think about the city, but in terms of gratification or conflict. The city pleases us, welcomes us, stimulates us, or the city rejects us, is negative, closes our sensibility. That is why we are able to see in it, on the one hand the bright or […]

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
23-04-2018 No Comments

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The city constitutes an inexhaustible source of information on us. His arrested observation reveals landscapes in continuous transformation, landscapes in movement: transitory landscapes. The drawing as cognitive instrument of the urban decanting, acts from one of the most former tools that are known: the perspective, the point of view from which the matter, a point is considered or analyzes anyone […]

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 […]

The future of "Las Palmas" | Aldo G. Facho Dede
09-04-2018 No Comments

The future of “Las Palmas” | Aldo G. Facho Dede

The visit of the Pope has left several topics us to think, one of them is the role that must fulfill the “Las Palmas” air base in the Lima of the 21st century. Good is known, Lima has doubled in inhabitants and surface in the last forty years, and this growth has not had like correlato a model of planning […]

The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid
13-02-2018 No Comments

The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid

Last January 16 the qualified debate took place in the Circle of Fine arts of Madrid: “The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid”. “The urban regeneration must be a set of actions that must orientate to give him solution to all the problems that cause the urban deterioration as well as the reasons and factors that […]

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta
04-12-2017 No Comments

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta

I raise of the Generic City of Rem Koolhaas it is undoubtedly, from a merely conceptual point of view, an exciting text. The general idea does not stop indifferently, though one suspects that the text is a tool for the justification of a certain return to it her tabulates levels more own of the modern movement, that of a contemporary […]

Transparent landscapes | Miquel Lacasta
25-09-2017 One Comment

Transparent landscapes | Miquel Lacasta

La percepción que tenemos del paisaje urbano es siempre múltiple, lateral y solapada. No es solamente la visión la que domina la percepción, el oído, el olfato y el tacto tienen un papel importante. La amalgama de información multisensorial que concurre al convivir con un entorno urbano determinado, construye un arquetipo que de forma instantánea confrontamos con nuestra memoria del […]

Documentary "The scale humanizes"
11-07-2017 No Comments

Documentary “The scale humanizes”

If for many years the cities have been seen only as an environment destined to favor the growth of projects and companies, and consistently they have been designed to prioritize the use of the car, in the last times new voices have come claiming what for the citizenship began to be already a need, to possess designed cities, designed and […]