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The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-01-2019 No Comments

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti

In 1928, Theo van Doesburg formulated the most transgressive and consistent review on neoplasticism. The design for the interior rooms of Café Aubette exposes the patterns of elementarism, a representation that progresses the neoplastic idea to a spirited dynamic against the orthodoxy of horizontal and vertical dualism. This decision of Van Doesburg produced a confrontation between the most prolific members […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven of two […]

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-01-2018 No Comments

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the postwar period, during the first revisionism of the modern movement, some schools of architecture coincided in approaching the abstract analysis of the architecture, affirming that the actors fundacionales assimilated in his development the pictorial operations expressed by the cubism. One of the propellents of this thought was Bernhard Hoesli who, after Corbusier left the study of Him, I […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-06-2015 No Comments

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1974 Mariano Bayón interviews an Alejandro of the Jack isolated from the Academy, the margin already of the cultural paraphernalia of the architecture, an environment of the one that is separated voluntarily: “I will write something in a builders’ magazine, for builders” 1. Undoubtedly, the interest of Jack for the questions you will discipline they remove him from a […]

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-01-2015 One Comment

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Between 1963 and 1973 Eisenman there writes, his doctoral thesis The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, [1] of vital importance in his later work, in 1963, Towards an Understanding of Form in Architecture, in Architectural Design in the number 457, also in 1963, Notice on Conceptual Architecture: Towards to Definition, in Design Quaterly nº78-79 in 1970 and Cardboard Architecture; House […]

Pointes Magazine [n07]
19-08-2014 No Comments

Pointes Magazine [n07]

The seven number of the magazine of art and architecture POINTEs, edited in Madrid. Pointes is a publication of art and architecture realized by students of different artistic branches, which tries to re-intensify the debate and to go TOWARDS A CRITICAL SPIRIT, as well as the investigation of the references mas important of the XXth century. It is as well […]

Pointes Magazine [n06]
17-01-2014 No Comments

Pointes Magazine [n06]

The six number of the magazine of art and architecture POINTEs, edited in Madrid. Pointes is a publication of art and architecture realized by students of different artistic branches, which tries to re-intensify the debate and to go TOWARDS A CRITICAL SPIRIT, as well as the investigation of the references mas important of the 20th century. It is as well […]

Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City
07-11-2013 No Comments

Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City

In the MOMA, of New York until January 5, 2014. The ethos of collage shapes every aspect of contemporary culture, from the glut of signs and images to the many layers of digital information to the art of sampling. This installation revisits early uses of collage to trace its evolution as both an aesthetic technique central to architectural representation and a […]

The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism
24-04-2012 2 Comments

The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism

This one is the title of Martin Pawley’s posthumous book, one of the British critics of the second half of the 20th century, together with Reyner Banham and J. M. Richards, and it expresses a worrying fact: the critique of architecture, so influential a few decades ago, today has an irrelevant paper. In case of the critique of architecture there […]