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Lubetkin: Whipsnade's manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-03-2019 One Comment

Lubetkin: Whipsnade’s manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On November 7, 2003 my friend Ángel Sanguino gave me a book published by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya titled Aprendiendo de todas sus casas. It gave it to me during a food that a group of friends architects we were doing in Toledo on the first Fridays of every month, and to whose desserts we were reading an article […]

The Craftsman. Richard Sennett
13-01-2014 No Comments

The Craftsman. Richard Sennett

Según anuncia Richard Sennett en el prólogo, El artesano constituye el «primero de tres libros sobre cultura material, cada uno pensado como volumen independiente Éste versa sobre la artesanía, la habilidad de hacer las cosas bien; el tema del segundo es la elaboración de rituales que administran la agresión y el fervor; el tercero explora las habilidades necesarias para producir […]

From Bauhaus to Our House
17-12-2013 No Comments

From Bauhaus to Our House

Wolfe criticizes the trends of the modern architecture for avoiding any external ornamentation. It praises architects as Louis Sullivan who, from ends of the 19th century up to his death in 1924, constructed a good number of adorned buildings. He directs his critique the International Style and the Modern Movement exemplified in architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Him. Ludwig […]

Building Seagram
21-11-2013 No Comments

Building Seagram

Building Seagram s probably one of the most humane architectural monographs that have been published. Firstly, because its author, Phyllis Lambert, projects her own memories to reconstruct the process of design and construction of the building. Secondly, because the architecture is not proposed as an historical event, but as a story in itself, full of relationships, nuances and fascinating readings. […]

A Question of Qualities
01-11-2013 No Comments

A Question of Qualities

A Question of Qualities is a collection of eleven articles and short essays from American critic Jeffrey Kipnis (1951) on some of the most renowned architects today. The texts, written between 1990 and 2008, but not presented chronologically, address -and overflow- key aspects of current architecture. For many people, the name of Jeffrey Kipnis remains associated with Peter Eisenman and […]

Women and the Making of the Modern House
28-10-2013 No Comments

Women and the Making of the Modern House

In this groundbreaking book, Alice T. Friedman investigates how women patrons of architecture were essential catalysts for innovation in domestic architectural design. Friedman explores the challenges that unconventional attitudes and ways of life presented to architectural thinking—and to the architects themselves. Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History Alice T. Friedman Yale University Press, […]

Minim moralia. Reflections from the damaged life
15-10-2013 No Comments

Minim moralia. Reflections from the damaged life

Minima Moralia was mostly written in the final years of the World War II. The author divided into three parts and an appendix, a powerful and coherent corpus of aphorisms, dyed in a deep sense of tearing, which addresses some of his favorite areas of thought, such as sociology, anthropology and aesthetics. Minim moralia. Reflections from the damaged life Theodor […]

Architecture and Critique
08-10-2013 No Comments

Architecture and Critique

A couple of explanations to begin: probably the ambitious title of the book, Architecture and critique, could confuse those that wait for a brainy and voluminous compendium on critique. Not beyond at all of the reality treating itself about a perfectly accessible text of little more than 120 pages. Surely it would be more own to speak about introductory text […]

Josep M. Huertas Claveria i els barris de Barcelona. Antologia de reportatges (1964-1975)
03-10-2013 No Comments

Josep M. Huertas Claveria i els barris de Barcelona. Antologia de reportatges (1964-1975)

Like two sides of the same coin, two books that describe the Barcelona of the seventies in a so brilliantly complementary way, have arrived to the bookstores. The first is the reissue of Barcelona pam pam, the guide where Alexandre Cirici pinpoints  artistic and historical values of the central city –we already reviewed here. The second is a compilation of […]

Dreams and powder. Stories of time on art and architecture
30-09-2013 No Comments

Dreams and powder. Stories of time on art and architecture

In search of the present time. Archaeological investigations concerning the architecture. At some time confessed Borges who was writing stories because it did not know another literary so direct way to narrate histories. Perhaps for it, Ángel Martínez García -Posada- teacher and investigator in the School of Architecture of Seville – uses of the story to recall thoughts and actions […]

Housing Design. A Manual
04-09-2013 No Comments

Housing Design. A Manual

Already I know that you will think many that to write today a manual for the design of housings is a company satiate complicated. Nevertheless Housing Design.  A Manual, he proposes an approximation tipológica complete but concise that summarizes good part of the knowledge of the discipline on the part of the architectural Dutch school. Precisely his publication in English […]

The industrial design in Spain
14-08-2013 No Comments

The industrial design in Spain

The first sentence of the text says: “This book discusses the contexts, circumstances, the authors and the products that make up the history of industrial design in Spain, while reviewing the concepts without which we could not understand today this discipline.” Difficult to summarize it better. Really it is a question of a very ambitious book that, as little, it […]

Texts of architecture of the modernity
12-08-2013 No Comments

Texts of architecture of the modernity

Often it is complicated to have access to some of the most significant texts of the modern architecture. Exhausted editions, inaccessible copies, non-existent translations … they can provoke more than one quebradero of head. Welcome be books as Texts of architecture of the modernity, one of my ” greatest hits ” favorites. Texts of architecture of the modernity it was […]

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 […]

Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Architecture after Images
24-07-2013 No Comments

Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Architecture after Images

Few architects have demonstrated a worry for the image in movement so explicit as the one that demonstrates the office of New York Diller Scofidio + Renfo. Architecture after Images is an essential guide for whom it has interest to approach his singular narrative universe. Request excuses my ignorance to itself, but it was not until a few months ago […]

Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress
19-07-2013 No Comments

Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress

Few architectural monographs collect in a complete way the entire life and works of one author. Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress is certainly one of those cases. The book, originally published by RIBA in 1992 has just been reprinted and completed by Artifice Books in an essential volume. Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990) came from Russia to United Kingdom […]

The Future of Architecture Since 1889
03-07-2013 No Comments

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

In 1963 Nikolaus Pevsner wrote: “A bicycle shed is a building, Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture”. Fortunately long ago that “less poetic” constructions have been addressed by historians of architecture -maybe for the very survival of the discipline. This book is a good example. I would start with a comment on the author, Jean-Louis Cohen. The first I […]

Oblique Drawing. A History of Anti-perspective
26-06-2013 No Comments

Oblique Drawing. A History of Anti-perspective

It is easy that many of that read these lines associate the concept of perspective with the reading that of her Erwin Panofsky did in the mythical one The perspective as symbolic form. For years, the studies of visual representation have been dominated by Panofsky’s interpretations. It is not a bad sign that Massimo Scolari rescues in Oblique Drawing a […]

Scalae eBooks Collection
31-05-2013 No Comments

Scalae eBooks Collection

From the publishing presentation it makes clear that “the collection rests on the previous, publishing experiences and of relation, proposed under the common denominator of the cabecero Scalae: the publishing initiative of the sheets in paper (scalae 0.0; 2003), wireless of the podcast mp3 (scalae 1.0; 2005) and documentary rss in scalae.net (scalae 2.0; 2009), complementary and active all of […]

The Food Axis · Elizabeth Collins Cromley
14-05-2013 No Comments

The Food Axis · Elizabeth Collins Cromley

Food has become in recent years a hot topic, particularly treated from different areas: gastronomy, diet, ecology or even politics. Surprisingly there are still few studies that relate the food to the architecture, particularly to the configuration of our homes. One of the latest revisions of the issue has been done by Elizabeh C. Cromley in her book “The Food […]

Experiments with Life Itself. Radical domestic architectures between 1937 and 1959 · Francisco González de Canales
16-04-2013 No Comments

Experiments with Life Itself. Radical domestic architectures between 1937 and 1959 · Francisco González de Canales

Despite being two decades marked by war-and its consequences-between 1937 and 1959 there were produced some of the most prominent residential experiments of the 20th century. Precisely the darkness of this age can be read as a detonating of a renewing reaction by the architectural sphere. This way Francisco Gonzalez of Channels does it in Experiments with the life itself. […]

Cedric Price: Opera
12-03-2013 No Comments

Cedric Price: Opera

“Cedric Price likes the books, but he does not like to do them – is of the opinion of which they need too much time and for when they are prepared already his moment has happened.” With these words Samantha Hardingham initiates the introduction of Opera. Lucky this one is not a text of architecture as those to which we […]

Elementary. Manual of incremental housing and participative design
20-02-2013 No Comments

Elementary. Manual of incremental housing and participative design

Elemental begins in 2000, when Andrew Iacobelli (1969), Paul Allard (1969) and Alejandro Aravena (1967) are known in Harvard University and decided to do “something” to improve the standard of social housing in Chile. That “something” has been converted over the years into one of the most active and influential offices throughout Latin America. One of the great achievements of […]

De profesión, arquitectos | David Hernández Falagán
05-11-2012 No Comments

De profesión, arquitectos | David Hernández Falagán

It is a question of a documentary movie of 38 minutes realized on the occasion of the prizes AJAC the VIIth written and directed by David Hernández Falagán. In her there portray the difficulties and professional worries of the generation of architects 40-year-old minor Spanish. The material used for the accomplishment of the movie they have been the different interviews […]