Tag: crítica

VAD 01. Call for Papers. The begins
11-04-2019 No Comments

VAD 01. Call for Papers. The begins

LOS INICIOS. Del latín initium, inicio es un término que la propia RAE define con un sinónimo, comienzo, que a su vez se revela como “principio, origen o raíz de algo”. Por tanto, un inicio puede enfocarse desde dos puntos vista: desde lo tangible, relacionado con la existencia de un orden o de una serie de elementos estructurados según unos […]

VAD. veredes, architecture and disclosure
09-04-2019 No Comments

VAD. veredes, architecture and disclosure

VAD. veredes, architecture and disclosureis an international scientific journal of biannual periodicity and digital format that aims to be a channel for dissemination of works and reflections focused on culture, theory and architecture project. VAD. veredes, architecture and disclosureaccepts for review and possible publication scientific articles (4000-5000 words), architecture criticisms (500-800 words) and book reviews (400-500 words) specific to the […]

La grapa de ABC | Alberto Ruiz
01-04-2019 No Comments

La grapa de ABC | Alberto Ruiz

José entró a la cocina con el ejemplar de ABC debajo del brazo. Se sentó en su butaca preferida, junto a la ventana mientras Trini le ponía un café. En tazón grande, con la leche muy caliente, como lo tomaba desde que era un crío. Abrió el periódico. Le encantaba el olor de la tinta y, sobre todo, que el […]

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta
08-02-2019 No Comments

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta

The 60s were the age of the megastructures, the age of the Utopian dreams, the age of the revolts against the established. In turn they were the epoch of the construction of the imaginary common one. The age of a politicallly active, almost arrogant optimism; At the beginning of the 70, probably for pure law of the pendulum, it came […]

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil
28-01-2019 No Comments

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil

The historical horizon that we have had to inhabit makes all Western citizens of today belong without exception to the established society of consumption and excess. A syndrome that advanced and denounced from its beginnings, in the middle of the XX century, different thinkers and sociologists. Since then, capitalism has flooded our lives with superfluous behavior and unnecessary objects. From […]

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

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 […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

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 Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas
23-07-2018 No Comments

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas

In the early years of the 20th Century, Henry Ford spoke of the rationality of the production process and justified the extreme proximity of his machines in the production plant -greater than that of any other company in the world-, for an unnecessary separation of only six inches would end up passing on extra costs to the consumers. Fordism fattened […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning of the […]

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte
13-03-2018 No Comments

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte

Sometimes the architects we have believed ourselves so much the paper of unattainable and heroic genius – that someone designed for us – that we have finished for forgetting that child, that girl, who was painting houses of chalk in the soil. That was asking always why. These texts, compulsive, indignant, serious and enterteining, writings from a deep love for […]

Architecture of the mirage. Tests on the media city and the end of the public thing
06-02-2018 No Comments

Architecture of the mirage. Tests on the media city and the end of the public thing

It is this dedicated book. Dedicated in the sense. In the sense of the search of a logic. To investigate a logic to a mirage can consist of finding merely optical effects caused by unusual positions of air masses of different temperature, which combine the light that comes from the objects with that one other one that is refracted of […]

Promoción veredes20% de Recolectores Urbanos
01-02-2018 No Comments

Promoción veredes20% de Recolectores Urbanos

Desde hoy hasta el 3o de junio de 2018 podrás disfrutar de un 20% de descuento en las compras de tus libros favoritos en la tienda on line de la editorial Recolectores Urbanos. ¿Cómo? Muy sencillo, primero debes registrarte, si no lo estás ya, es un formulario muy sencillo. Una vez seleccionado el ejemplar o ejemplares y añadidos a la cesta, simplemente tendrás que introducir el […]

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 […]

Critique of Shock
26-09-2017 No Comments

Critique of Shock

Plunged and position to the service of the absolutism of the spectacle, the exercise of the critique of architecture ranges today, complaisent, between the nostalgia and the farce. Against this passiveness, it is necessary to recover the critique as tool of shock. The critique like state of alert from WHICH to promote the doubt, to question myths and to generate […]

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
22-09-2017 One Comment

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I come dealing for certain time of the topic of the populism. Other times I have touched it, clarifying that I do not refer only to the political populism but to the populism in general. The architects the topic us concerns because if there is something that damages the general vision that is had of the architecture it is the […]

Alberto Campo Baeza. Critical texts
03-08-2017 No Comments

Alberto Campo Baeza. Critical texts

This book forms a part of the collection Critical Texts, which he gathers the teachers’ fundamental writings of the Project department of the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid, where they have exercised for years a wide and generous teaching. In these texts selected by the own author as legacy of an encomiable educational path, there centers, revealed, his […]

Ediciones Asimétricas Promotion 10% veredesasimetricos
22-06-2017 No Comments

Ediciones Asimétricas Promotion 10% veredesasimetricos

From today until January 31, 2018 you will be able to enjoy 10% of discount in the purchases of your favorite books of the ediciones asimétricas publishing house on line shop. How? Very simple, the first you must register, if you it are not already, it is a very simple form. Once selected the copy or copies and added to the […]

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO
30-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES
25-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture
20-04-2017 No Comments

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture

A few weeks ago we were entering the world of the critique of architecture of Fredy Massad‘s hand, and today we advance another little thanks to Jaume Prat Ortells (Barcelona, 1975) architect for the ETSAB UPC, Technical Top School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Technical University of Catalonia from 2002. Since then he has collaborated in diverse studies of […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, the monuments, […]

Fredy Massad · critical architecture
16-03-2017 No Comments

Fredy Massad · critical architecture

In this new delivery of the section “buoy”, we approach the world of the “critical architecture”, and that better way of it doing that of Fredy Massad’s hand (Buenos Aires, 1966). Atypical architect (it has that Urbano de la Universidad of Buenos Aires obtains in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning) and who in Alicia Guerrero Yesto’s company investigates […]

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth
14-03-2017 No Comments

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth

With this cartoon, Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth, it begins and probably it finishes a series that enough time ago I began but that did not see the light till now. There did not happen the critical, lucid, humorous and ironic rasero that characterizes me (if I do not say it to myself …) and unless some magazine, web etc, pays me […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. The document […]

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970
28-02-2017 No Comments

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970

The ICO Museum inaugurates the exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970’, that will be opened until the next May 14. This project is promoted by the Department of Promotion, organized and produced with the support of the ICO Foundation and has possessed the collaboration of PHotoEspaña as well as of the project of investigation […]